2022 NSU Fact Book

48 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Historical Highlights students ever, with 2,001 new Sharks starting classes in fall 2020. • Partnering with Broward County, NSU announced the creation of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation, to open in 2021. Occupying 54,000 square feet of space on the fifth floor of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, the center will bring together NSU students and faculty members, entrepreneurs, and investors and will serve as an economic development engine for South Florida. • NSU was awarded a $4-million federal contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study long-term health issues caused by COVID-19. The research will build on the expertise of NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, which has been studying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for several years. 2021 • T he Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center celebrated its 20th anniversary. Throughout its entire existence, the library has operated as a private-public partnership between NSU and Broward County. • In fall 2021, NSU’s incoming undergraduate class included 2,000 students, nearly matching the university’s largest-ever undergraduate class in 2020. • The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation opened on the fifth floor of the Alvin Sherman Library. It immediately began incubating innovative start-up businesses. Soon after its opening, the Levan Center was awarded a $742,000-grant as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s “Build to Scale” program. • The state-of-the-art HCA University Hospital opened at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. As part of NSU’s partnership with HCA, the hospital will offer additional learning experiences for students. Several NSU clinics will relocate to the hospital’s Medical Office Building in 2022. • The graduate counseling program in the College of Psychology received its first-ever eight-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body for graduate counseling programs in the United States.