At the center of every great university is its library—a place where ideas, opinions, and, well, books, can be exchanged freely. NSU is home to the largest library building in the state of Florida. Stunningly modern and towering a full five stories, the 325,000-square-foot Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center offers full collections of research materials, specialized databases, popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and journals, CDs, and DVDs. You’ll also find comfortable reading areas, 27 private study rooms, an exhibition gallery, a one-of-a-kind creation by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, a friendly cafe, and the 500-seat Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. And if you are an NSU student and employee, you will have the benefit of total wireless access throughout the building.
The Office of Research and Technology Transfer at NSU has opened a Grant Writing Laboratory in the Alvin Sherman Library in Room 2048. The Grant Writing Lab is open to NSU faculty and staff to work with the Grant Writing Manager, on grant proposals and grant projects. All aspects of proposal development are addressed in the Grant Writing Laboratory, from brainstorming, grant/project planning, and funding research, to proposal writing. The services offered in the Lab are closely coordinated with existing services offered by the Office of Grants & Contracts, and intended to provide faculty with additional support in their grant seeking efforts.
All NSU faculty are welcome to attend the Center for Teaching and Learning's faculty development and research seminars held in the Chancellor's Dining Room on the 5th floor of the Terry Building.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz as an innovative surgeon, author and playwright began his affiliation with NSU in the 1970s. His family philanthropy helped create NSU’s Maxwell Maltz Building where SHSS and CPS are housed. There are classrooms, computer and statistical lab, dissertation rooms, clinics, and faculty and staff offices. The Qualitative Report has been published since 1990.
The Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale (http://moaflnsu.org/) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008, and was poised on a new institutional threshold. A newly forged association with NSU once again brings the Museum and NSU together for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
NSU will take a giant leap forward with the future development of the 208,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research (CCR). This state-of-the-art cooperative interdisciplinary center will be located right on campus. It will also house one of the largest wet lab research facilities in Florida. The wet lab will be a home-base for applied healthcare research and medical informatics. It will be home to the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer research, Florida LambdaRail, information and technology services, investigators from NSU’s Health Professions Division and Oceanographic Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS is partnering with NSU, FAU, and UF to promote scientific cooperation for the Greater Everglades Restoration Project, the largest public works program in U.S. history. The CCR will be an integral part of NSU’s new Academical Village, a 26-acre, mixed-use, high-tech research office park that will bring together the best minds in science from academia, government, and industry.