2020 NSU Fact Book

10 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY THE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE CAMPUS The Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus consists of 314 acres with general-purpose athletic fields and NCAA Division II-qualifying soccer and baseball fields. Facili- ties house the central administration offices; the Health Professions Division; the Farquhar Honors College; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Computing and Engineering; the Shepard Broad College of Law; the College of Psychology; the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entre- preneurship; the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development; the NSU University School (grades JK–12); the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center; the Miami Dolphins Training Facility; the Don Taft University Center; the Rolling Hills Office Center; and University Park Plaza. Fiscal year 2016 saw the completion of new facilities: the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) and the Noël P. Brown Sports Center. The CCR consists of 215,000 square feet of research and collaborative spaces. This project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the first NSU facility to achieve a LEED certification level of Gold. NSU funded the construction by using a combination of its own reserves and tax-exempt financing. The facility was occupied in September 2016 and is now home to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and NSU research, including: NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine; NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care; NSU Cell Therapy Institute; NSU Institute for Natural and Ocean Sciences Research; NSU Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research; and the Emil Buehler Research Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. NSU is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. More than 200 research projects are underway at the university, including studies on cardiovascular disease, anticancer thera- pies, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, coral reef restoration, stem cells, and wildlife DNA forensics, among other subjects. The Noël P. Brown Sports Center is a 75,000-square- foot gymnasium facility located next to NSU’s Aquatics Complex. The building contains state-of-the-art train- ing and fitness rooms for student-athletes participating in 15 different sports; a gymnasium for basketball, vol- leyball, and other activities; a general-purpose activity room for use by students as young as junior kindergar- ten; offices for athletic department staff; locker room facilities for aquatics and visiting athletes; and an office suite for Special Olympics Broward County. To comple- ment the project, the original Sports Center facility received refurbishments to enhance classroom and programming areas. The Don Taft University Center is a 366,000-square- foot facility featuring three NCAA competition courts in the main arena, as well as two intramural courts, group fitness and instruction rooms, cardio and weight training areas, squash courts, a rock climbing wall, and the Flight Deck Pub. The Performing and Visual Arts Wing of the Don Taft University Center includes state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities that support the art, dance, music, and theatre majors of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). The Performing and Visual Arts Wing features • a 230-seat performance theater with full staging capacity for recitals, concerts, plays, films, and lectures • a 100-seat black box theater with flexible seating arrangements for multiple staging • academic support facilities for the performing arts, including professional-caliber scene and costume shops; a scenic design lab; dance studios; choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms; music practice studios; and acoustic, percussion, and keyboard technology • visual arts classrooms that support painting, drawing, ceramics, and graphic design University Facilities LOCATIONS—GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CAMPUSES u