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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


Florida International University is located in Miami, Florida and is a public college. Florida International University is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Florida International University is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Florida International University does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before June 1.

Florida International University is a larger college with an enrollment of 37,424 students.

Florida International University accepts about 63% of its applicants on average, and 53% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Florida International University.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Florida International University, you can may want to contact Ana Sarasti, who is the Director of Financial Aid at Florida International University. You may also qualify for free grants for college in Florida to attend Florida International University.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Florida International University:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • GRE

If you are interested in joining the Army, Florida International University does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force, Florida International University does have an ROTC Air Force program that is available for attending students.

If you have taken some advanced placement courses with an applicable test, or obtained credit from an other college, you may be eligible to transfer that credit to Florida International University.

Florida International University offers the following co-op opportunities and programs to its students:

  • Applied Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technologies

Florida International University offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Theater
  • Pep Band
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Government
  • TV Station
  • Yearbook

On a 4.0 scale, the average high school gpa for students that are entering Florida International University is 3.43.

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering Florida International University is 24.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering Florida International University is 1105.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Florida International University? Well, about 15% of the student body at Florida International University comes from outside the state of Florida.

Do a lot of the students at Florida International University live on campus? Well, about 7% live on campus, while 93% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Florida International University Address:


University Park, 11200 SW 8 Street
Miami, Florida 33199
Phone: 305-348-2000
Fax: 305-348-1908
Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu

Florida International University admission closing date:


June 1

Does Florida International University offer Associate's degrees?


No

Does Florida International University offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does Florida International University offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does Florida International University offer Doctoral degrees?


Yes

Florida International University graduation rate:


44.4%

Florida International University retention rate:


93.3%

Florida International University average high school GPA:


3.43

Florida International University average ACT score:


24

Florida International University average SAT score:


1105

Florida International University tuition cost (estimate):


$3,415



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

Florida International University room & board cost (estimate):


$8,586

Is Florida International University a private college?


No

Is Florida International University a coed college?


Yes

Florida International University school calendar:


Semester

Is Florida International University a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

Florida International University enrollment:


37,424 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to Florida International University


63%

Percentage of students at Florida International University receiving financial aid:


53%

Percentage of African American students:


13.6%

Percentage of Native American students:


.2%

Percentage of Asian students:


3.9%

Percentage of Hispanic students:


55.7%

Percentage of Caucasian students:


19.4%

Percentage of students living on campus:


7%

Percentage of students living off campus:


93%



Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in Miami


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-18.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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Ancients transformed landscape of the Amazon, researchers find
Science and Health
Ancient people likely had an architectural role in the Amazon’s plant life, a theory that contradicts the long-held belief the […]


Student team competes in regionals of $1 million Hult Prize
In the World
  An all-female team working to restore dignity to millions of women refugees around the world was in Boston March […]


Chad Moss, Marcia Del Rey among honorees at Torch Awards
Campus Life
Florida International University is honoring alumni and faculty at the 16th annual Torch Awards Gala on April 1. Among this year’s […]


TEDxFIU: Mutant mosquitoes hold key to life-saving perfume
Campus Life
Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]


FIU in DC: Students, faculty and alumni are making a mark in the nation’s capital
FIU Magazine
Jump to interactive content: Explore Panthers’ reach across D.C. Darren Martin didn’t know how cold it could get in Washington, D.C. […]


Undergraduate research 101
Campus Life
  Good GPA, campus involvement and an internship. Most students cite these among a checklist of qualities employers and graduate […]


Dean Acosta confirmation hearing scheduled for March 15
In the World
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has scheduled a hearing for the nomination of FIU Law […]


Introducing the Everglades to Sweetwater Elementary students
In the World
By Yanina Onyewenjo This winter, a group of students from the Honors College Everglades class embarked on an adventure –not […]


Baseball crushes University of Miami in Coral Gables
Sports
  It’s been nine years since FIU and the University of Miami squared off on the baseball diamond during the […]


Career physicist, unexpected advocate
Campus Life
Yesim Darici did not pursue a career in advocacy. She is a scientist – a theoretical and experimental physicist with […]


Baseball stuns Hurricanes again with walk-off win
Sports
  Bottom of the ninth. Tie game. Potential game-winning run on second base. It’s the stuff rivalries are made of, […]


Theater alumnus brings Estefan story to life on stage
Arts and Culture
When the Broadway musical “On Your Feet” opens in October in Miami, the story of Cuban-Americans Gloria and Emilio Estefan […]


Seniors headline ‘All My Sons’ production
Arts and Culture
By Ivan Lopez FIU Theatre wraps up the 2016-17 season with Arthur Miller’s classic play All My Sons. Miller wrote the play […]


College of Business leaps 9 spots on prestigious research rankings
In the World
The College of Business marked its second consecutive appearance on the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School […]


Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks
Features
Demian Chapman walked through the streets of Hong Kong overwhelmed by the smell of shark meat for sale. Shop after […]


All senior cast headlines ‘All My Sons’ production
Arts and Culture
By Ivan Lopez FIU Theatre wraps up the 2016-17 season with Arthur Miller’s classic play All My Sons. Miller wrote the play […]


For the love of FIU: Employees give back to move the university forward
Campus Life
Founding faculty member Stephen Fain believes in the power of community. When he first arrived on campus in 1971, only […]


By the numbers: FIU’s 10 most popular majors
Campus Life
This article is part of an occasional series that features statistical data about the university that is available to the […]


Medical students join prestigious honor society
Science and Health
A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students have joined a club so prestigious, members include more than […]


Student club celebrates Haitian culture with FIU community
Campus Life
  Bringing the creole flavor to campus, the Haitian Student organization (HSO) is exposing the FIU community to the food, […]


Alumnae vocalists return to campus for special Panther Alumni Week concert
Arts and Culture
Sarah Payne ’14 and Laura Martinez Leon ’15 are living a dream many young opera singers only hope to experience. […]


TEDxFIU: ‘I do not fit inside your box’
Campus Life
Isra Amin Ibrahim is a Sudanese-American diversity activist and a junior on a pre-medical track at FIU. An active participant […]


D.C. Update: FIU hosts 2017 Health Disparities Symposium
In the World
FIU and UM host a research symposium in DC; President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress highlighting University priorities; […]


Center for Leadership earns high praise for leadership development programs
In the World
When it comes to developing leaders, FIU is among the best universities in the country. In February, the Center for […]


2017 salute to women in FIU history
Campus Life
It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here—just a […]


Housing experts address Miami’s housing crunch
In the World
The struggle to find an affordable home in Miami is real. A recent Miami Herald report highlighted the city’s mid-market […]


Travel grants offer scholars chance to explore Cuban culture
Arts and Culture
For more than 10 years, FIU Libraries, the Cuban Research Institute (CRI), and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center have offered […]


February 2017 in photos: Cookies, baseball and foggy mornings
Campus Life
February is already over?! While February is the shortest month of the year, there was no shortage of amazing things […]


FIU’s promise to 2017 freshmen: As good as gold
Campus Life
FIU is making a promise to the 2017 freshman class: if your family cannot help you pay for college, FIU […]


Swimming and diving wins third straight C-USA championship  
Sports
  For the third straight year, the FIU swimming and diving team returned home from the Conference USA Championships as conference champions, finishing […]


Relay for Life raises more than $100,000 for American Cancer Society
Campus Life
FIU students, staff and members of the community celebrated raising $104,500 to support the American Cancer Society and its mission […]


Secretary DeVos meets with FIU President Rosenberg, other public university leaders
In the World
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg joined 10 other public university presidents and Peter McPherson of the Association of Public and […]


President Rosenberg meets with U.S. Secretary of Education
In the World
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and 10 public university presidents and chancellors from across the country met with U.S. Secretary […]


Google executive, Miami native offers advice for startups
In the World
Max Henderson, a Miami native and the head of growth at Google’s mobile app development platform Firebase, sat down with StartUP […]


Astronauts spacewalking at our underwater reef base
In the World
Check out this quick video by CNN of astronauts in the world’s only underwater research lab, FIU Aquarius Reef Base. […]


My Internship with Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management
In the World
Name: China Walker ’16 Major: Recent graduate of the master’s in disaster management program Where you interned: The Miami-Dade County Office […]


Class Gift campaign encourages new graduates to invest in future Panthers
FIU Magazine
A new campaign by the FIU Alumni Association encourages graduating students to give back to FIU with a donation based […]


TEDxFIU: Why short cuts lead to dead ends
Campus Life
Spoken word artist and FIU alumnus Christopher James ‘15 has been using writing as his creative outlet for years. But […]


Google executive, Miami native offers advice for growing startups
In the World
Max Henderson, a Miami native and the head of growth at Google’s mobile app development platform Firebase, sat down with StartUP […]


Future of education resides with ‘We the People’
In the World
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


Long-term research proves effective in global conservation
Science and Health
Researchers are taking a step back to answer the question whether long-term studies are helping save plants, animals and the […]


My internship at one of the world’s leading accounting firms
In the World
Name: Eric Hernandez Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Accounting and business administration in finance Where did you intern? I was an […]


FIU-FAST team back from medical mission to Guatemala
Headliner
It was first come, first serve; so the patients, about 600 a day, camped out overnight and spent up to […]


World’s largest shark survey just got bigger
In the World
Global FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation Researchers attempting the world’s largest survey of […]


Preserving mother languages, one student at a time
In the World
Ivian Destro Boruchowski and her children are among the nearly 77 percent of people in Miami who speak a language […]


9 tips for crafting an awesome resume
Campus Life
  Six seconds. That’s how long employers and recruiters spend looking at a resume on average. The question is: will your […]


Students create award-winning burger, beer
In the World
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews announced Feb. 16 The 305 Burger, submitted by FIU student Given Suman, as its Golden Robin Award-winner. Red […]


Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers
Campus Life
Opiate abuse is a significant risk factor for HIV infection, and in combination they can have a devastating effect on […]


FIU Theatre makes history with ‘La Nona’ at Kennedy Center festival
Arts and Culture
By Ivan Lopez FIU Theatre hit the road with last semester’s production of La Nona, presenting it at the Region […]


Keeping smart homes safe during disasters
Campus Life
Alarm systems and smoke detectors are some of the tools used today to keep homes safe. But as more smart […]


FIU students create award-winning burger, beer
In the World
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews announced Feb. 16 The 305 Burger, submitted by FIU student Given Suman, as its Golden Robin Award-winner. Red […]


School recess debate returns to Florida
Science and Health
State legislators are wondering if kids need more recess. FIU professors say yes. The Florida House and Senate is renewing […]


FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post
Headliner
President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. […]


Student reflects on Black History Month speaker Issa Rae
Campus Life
The Black Student Union has arranged a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. The signature Black History Month […]


The fascinating history of hiccups
Science and Health
If you’ve ever had a friend try to scare your hiccups away, you know how annoying and useless it is. […]


University initiative makes textbooks more affordable
Campus Life
Textbooks are expensive. Many cost well over $100. Four or five classes at that price puts a dent in anyone’s […]


FIU President’s Council launches campaign to raise funds for Fostering Panther Pride
Campus Life
Juan Muñoz lost his mother to cancer when he was six years old. Raised by a single father, Juan grew […]


For more tolerant adults, educate preschoolers
Science and Health
It seems that nowadays simple disagreements quickly escalate to ugly, bitter disputes in all kinds of relationships. That’s no way […]


While they were writing, two poets found love
Headliner
Where did you meet your Valentine? At a party, during class, on your way to the movies? How about while […]


TEDxFIU: Finding love in arranged marriages
In the World
With his family’s counsel, modern, business-savvy Omar Durrani ‘13, MBA ‘16 embarked on a journey to find his soulmate through […]


How to strengthen your relationship after a baby
Science and Health
On average, 11,636 babies are born every Valentine’s Day in the United States. For two-thirds of couples, this new addition […]


Oscar winning filmmaker named FIU Holocaust Studies Scholar in Residence
Campus Life
Lawrence and Suzanne Fishman donate $100K to expand Holocaust education and outreach Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Berenbaum, a writer […]


TEDxFIU: Protect the girl child
Campus Life
A former refugee of Angola, Valeriana Chikoti-Bandua MA ’14 has a passion for gender equality and socio-cultural issues that’s inspired […]


First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile
Campus Life
On his first day in medical school this past August, Alex Weppelmann got word that his research paper on dengue […]


Li appointed dean of College of Business
Campus Life
Joanne Li has been appointed dean of FIU’s College of Business. Li comes to FIU with a distinguished record in […]


Green Library installs turnstiles
Campus Life
Located in the center of Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Green Library sees about 9,000 visitors a day. Every FIU student has […]


First-year med student has paper published in prestigious journal
Campus Life
On his first day in medical school this past August, Alex Weppelmann got word that his research paper on dengue […]


A whole new world: free passports encourage student travel
Campus Life
Maybe traveling the world is on your bucket list. The first step to making that goal a reality: Getting a […]


High schoolers create ‘zines for progress’ with Wolfsonian–FIU
Arts and Culture
Students from eight local high schools are finding their voices on social issues and expressing their creativity through the Wolfsonian–FIU’s […]


Li appointed dean of FIU’s College of Business
Campus Life
Joanne Li has been appointed dean of FIU’s College of Business. Li comes to FIU with a distinguished record in […]


New Career Closet needs donations
Campus Life
Have work clothes you’ve been meaning to donate? Now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your […]


Health experts from 13 countries convene in Washington, D.C.
In the World
In advance of the upcoming 7th Annual Global Health Conference taking place at FIU this March, FIU’s Global Health Consortium brought […]


Defeating bias through education
Campus Life
The Dean of Students office is encouraging students to use their differences to create a stronger FIU community with its […]


Tips, strategies to minimize test stress
Campus Life
Testing season is upon us. But for a lot of students, that means test stress is creeping in, as well. […]


Construction begins on multipurpose recreation/practice fields
Campus Life
The following memo was sent from Celi Ervesun, construction project manager for Facilities Management, to the FIU community on Feb. […]


My internships with ‘Latin American News Digest,’ State Department
In the World
Name: Edward O. Kennedy Jr. Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Adopted hometown: Miami, Florida Major: I’m working on for my master’s in Latin American […]


FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika
Headliner
FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus. The projects seek to undermine the […]


Are Super Bowl commercials worth the cost?
In the World
Every time the Super Bowl rolls around, the asking price for the television commercials associated with this massively-watched annual event […]


Multi-Purpose Recreation/Practice Fields FAQs
Campus Life
What is being built? The university is constructing two multi-purpose recreation/practice fields to be used by FIU Wellness and Recreation […]


From drill sergeant to beloved professor
Campus Life
  Friends, family, students and colleagues gather to remember Rebecca M. “Becky” Salokar Back in 1985, Amaryllis Garcia remembers taking […]


Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark 
Science and Health
DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of […]


Multi-Purpose Recreation/Practice Fields Project in Nature Preserve
Campus Life
The following memo was sent to the FIU community on Feb. 2, 2017. TO: University Community FROM: Celi Ervesun Construction […]


Breezeway Cookies make triumphant return
Campus Life
By Joel Delgado and Clara-Meretan Kiah Breezeway Cookies are more than just cookies. Over the years, these melt-in-your-mouth delicacies sold […]


Butch Davis signs first class as FIU football head coach
Sports
  In college football, recruiting is a process. And FIU Head Coach Butch Davis is no stranger to that process. […]


Rotary Club of Miami awards record number of scholarships to FIU medical students
Campus Life
In 2009, the Rotary Club of Miami awarded its Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship to a single FIU medical student. […]


January 2017 in photos: Parades, bubbles and a buzzer beater
Campus Life
A new year, a new semester and new beginnings! It’s been an exciting start to 2017 at FIU both in and […]


Forensic scientists in the making
Science and Health
A group of sixth graders from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU in January for an interactive, hands-on science day. The […]


Tips to ease the transition for transfer students
Campus Life
From ensuring your credits transfer to adapting to a new school setting, moving to FIU from another college or university […]


HR service provider, FIU interns find success jointly
In the World
As graduation nears, College of Business (COB) student Diego Trujillo already has a job waiting, while human resources service provider AON […]


FIU Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Arts and Culture
By Ivan Lopez FIU Theatre kicked off its Spring 2017 season Jan. 27 with the rock-comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors, written […]


Provost on President Trump’s executive order on immigration
Campus Life
On Monday, Jan. 30, Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton delivered this message to the FIU community: The […]


Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act
Science and Health
A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students spent their lunchtime Monday on the phone. They were calling […]


TEDxFIU: What leads to juvenile false confessions?
Campus Life
Psychologist Lindsay C. Malloy has devoted her career to improving the treatment of children in the legal system, including the […]


Alumnae teachers honored as some of the best
In the World
Miami-Dade County Public Schools named two FIU alumnae the runners-up of its Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of […]


Model United Nations team ranked second in North America
In the World
FIU’s Model United Nations team has achieved its highest ranking ever, landing second place in North America and beating out […]


FIU Online offers student-centered, customized classes
Campus Life
What if you could complete an online class on your own time and at your own pace? What if the […]


My internship at the White House
In the World
Name: Daniela Cediel Major: Public administration Where you interned: This past summer, I was part of the Official White House Internship […]


FIU advances federal priorities while new administration arrives
In the World
  Every presidential inauguration provides the FIU community an opportunity to commemorate history and analyze the potential impact of the […]


Jewish Museum-FIU premieres Holocaust-themed play
Arts and Culture
By Jose Lima The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU has commissioned a new dramatic work based on the museum’s current exhibition, […]


App helps Flint residents find services, info on lead risk
Science and Health
A new app and website launched by an FIU alumnus is helping residents of Flint, Michigan, assess the risk of […]


Helping local small businesses prepare against cyber threats
In the World
In recent years, high profile data breaches and cyberattacks have garnered headlines worldwide. Most recently, the 2016 presidential campaign has […]


Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought
Science and Health
Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much higher than previously thought, according to a new study; the numbers are […]


Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water
Science and Health
Answers about shark populations could come from the skies, new research finds. Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU […]


Cook-off competition heats up for United Way Campaign
Campus Life
Ten contestants. Three cook-off rounds. One cause. The Taste of FIU Cook-Off Competition held Dec. 9 is fast-becoming one of […]


Students develop new strategies, designs for public art on campus
Arts and Culture
  Over the course of three days, the Frost Art Museum‘s Art MusePublic Art Advisory Task Force brought together students and […]


How should you lead during this presidential transition?
In the World
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


TEDxFIU: Defeating poverty with entrepreneurship
Campus Life
The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in […]


FIUPD aids security in D.C. at presidential inauguration
In the World
Six members of the FIU Police Department traveled to Washington, D.C., to aid the Metropolitan Police Department in providing security […]


5000 Role Models smoothed out a rocky path for me
Campus Life
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this […]


All proceeds from South Beach Wine and Food Festival go to FIU
Arts and Culture
South Beach. International chefs and wine producers. FIU students. World-class food and wine. All in five days. It’s the perfect recipe […]


FIU News sits down with Roary for an exclusive interview
Campus Life
You’re a Panther. And you love Roary. Every time you see him at football games, you cheer. When you find […]


Alumnae could win Miami-Dade’s Teacher, Rookie Teacher of the Year awards
Campus Life
Three FIU alumnae are finalists for this year’s two top teaching prizes in Miami-Dade County. The winners will be announced […]


Florida scientists take aim at Zika with launch of new center
Science and Health
Four Florida universities are joining forces in the fight to stop Zika. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has […]


What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer
Science and Health
January is cervical cancer awareness month. Every year more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer, and […]


All proceeds from food and wine festival go to FIU
Arts and Culture
South Beach. International chefs and wine producers. FIU students. World-class food and wine. All in five days. It’s the perfect recipe […]


Zika positive? My pregnancy nightmare
In the World
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


My internship at StartUp FIU
Campus Life
Name: Valeria Siegrist Major: Interdisciplinary studies (specialization: business communications and social entrepreneurship) Where you interned: StartUP FIU. Now I have a part-time job […]


WATCH: FIU-UTEP men’s, women’s basketball end with buzzer-beaters in multiple overtimes
Sports
You don’t see this everyday. On Thursday night, FIU and UTEP’s basketball programs squared off simultaneously – the men’s teams […]


International relations major wins inauguration essay contest, trip to D.C.
In the World
With preparations for the presidential inauguration in full swing in the nation’s capital, FIU hosted its first inauguration essay contest […]


2016 Cuba experts list
Campus Life
FIU, located in the heart of Miami’s Cuban-American community, has a wide array of experts on Cuba and the U.S.-Cuba […]


Students push storytelling boundaries using virtual reality
Campus Life
As news media becomes increasingly digital-first, and technology continues to evolve, journalists continue to look for new and engaging ways […]


Business online graduate programs post double-digit gains in U.S. News rankings
Campus Life
Building on its achievements as a global business leader, the FIU College of Business’ online graduate programs posted double-digit gains […]


Dean Guilarte appointed to county Opioid Addiction Task Force
Science and Health
Amid nationwide concern about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of […]


How to set a firm financial foundation after landing your first job
In the World
  Landing that first job after college is an exciting milestone and a huge step forward, and with that job […]


Invest in people this year: Become a mentor
Campus Life
Lose weight and save money are often at the top of our New Year’s resolutions. While investing in your health and budget […]


Updated app keeps you connected to FIU like never before
Campus Life
The latest version of the FIU app, now available for download, connects you faster and more conveniently to FIU than ever before. […]


Remembering FIU supporter Sanford L. Ziff
Campus Life
The university joins President Mark B. Rosenberg in remembering philanthropist, FIU supporter and Foundation Board of Directors member Sanford L. […]


Introduced: Joshua Metellus ’18
Campus Life
With more than 54,000 students at FIU, there is no shortage of cool characters with interesting stories. The problem is, who […]


Professor puts exams to the test
Campus Life
Imagine putting a test through its paces. That’s exactly what an FIU researcher and his colleagues have done to create […]


5 easy tips to get back in shape after the holidays
Campus Life
The holidays are history, but you’ll still have the wonderful memories, and oh yes, that other reminder of the good […]


My internship in public relations
Campus Life
Name: Kristine Hernandez Major: Public relations with a minor in anthropology (College of Arts, Sciences & Education and Honors College) Where […]


Student-athletes help blind children experience basketball
Sports
  From the rhythmic pounding of the basketball against a hardwood floor to the squeaking sound of sneakers pivoting against the […]


FIU to host 26th annual Martin Luther King celebration, unveil bust
Campus Life
FIU’s Department of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor Martin Luther King Jr., with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s lifelong […]


6 ways to fit career enhancement into a busy schedule
Campus Life
The start of the semester is always busy. But the weeks before exams and presentations take over present an opportunity to do […]


FIU 2017 Presidential Inauguration experts
Campus Life
Florida International University has several experts on local, state, national and international politics, as well as other fields, available to […]


New year, new you? FIU can help
Campus Life
  The start of Spring semester looms close, but don’t let a busy schedule of work and studying keep you […]


T.Y. Hilton clinches NFL receiving title
Sports
T.Y. Hilton can add another distinction to his already distinguished career in the NFL: receiving champion. The former FIU football […]


My internship at Audi
Campus Life
Name: Jose Fernando Rojas Sanchez Major: Mechanical engineering Where you interned: For six months, I interned at the Audi lightweight design center in […]


Editors’ Picks: Our favorite stories of 2016
Campus Life
As the year winds down, the FIU News team took a moment to reflect on the best stories of 2016. Here’s our […]


Green School professors release books on Castro and Cuba
Campus Life
By Melissa Burgess As the world continues to react to the passing of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, two professors from the […]


Single? Here are 6 ways to beat the holiday blues
Campus Life
If you are single this holiday season, you may not have a plus-one for that New Year’s party, but psychologist Lisa […]


December 2016 in photos: Commencement, Cooking competition and Holiday fun
Campus Life
Happy Holidays, Panthers! We hope you’re enjoying your time with family, friends and loved ones this time of the year. […]


My internship at the Women’s Fund
Campus Life
Name: Daniella Almanza Major: International relations and geography, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Where you interned: The Women’s Fund […]


Stay fit this new year with COREYAK
Science and Health
The creators of Yonanas have just released their latest invention, and it’s perfect for those wanting to get moving on […]


Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint
Campus Life
A new app for smartphones will help students find rides to school, while providing them access to premium parking on […]


Les Standiford didn’t invent Christmas, but he knows who did
Arts and Culture
Charles Dickens self-published A Christmas Carol in 1843 in a desperate attempt to save his struggling writing career. The book […]


Drop-in series: Break language barrier with 100 million people by learning Swahili
Campus Life
Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]


What to read your kids this winter break
In the World
With the holidays quickly approaching and schools ready to close for winter break, how can parents keep their young kids […]


Origins of the Christmas Star are scientific mystery
Campus Life
December is a month of celebration throughout the world and across cultures and religions. Perhaps one of the most widely observed […]


Best books to give as last-minute holiday gifts
Arts and Culture
With final exams, work and family commitments piling up this month, chances are you might have put off your holiday […]


Students create communication plans for NASA technologies
In the World
Whether it’s the tires on our cars and trucks, the fancy cordless vacuum cleaners in our homes or the cameras […]


My internship in magazine publishing
Campus Life
Name: Carina Zatarain Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: English, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, and Honors College Where did you intern? I […]


Biologist rounds up lizards on the loose
Science and Health
With millions of lizards taking up residence throughout South Florida, studying each and every one of these little critters is […]


Now what? The new grad’s post-commencement checklist
In the World
So you’ve crossed the stage, received your diploma and you’re ready to begin a new chapter of life. Many graduates will go right […]


Oil production in Cuba and a pristine ecosystem
Science and Health
Former Chevron Corporation executive Silvia Garrigo shared insights on the future of environmental sustainability, renewable energy and what the death […]


FIU helps Global Health Intelligence manage risk
In the World
When a client hired Global Health Intelligence of Coral Gables to build a database of hospitals and equipment located in […]


Kenneth G. Furton named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Campus Life
The 2016 National Academy of Inventors Fellows Selection Committee has named Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton an […]


8 FIU-themed gift ideas for less than $30
Campus Life
The holidays are just around the corner, and FIU gear makes a spirited gift for any Panther. But this year, go beyond […]


Cheap, fun ways kids can learn through play this holiday break
In the World
Children learn best through play, but expensive toys are not necessary. With winter break fast approaching, parents can make the […]


FIU graduates overcome odds, uplift our community
Campus Life
FIU to celebrate the graduation of more than 4,900 in ceremonies Dec. 11 – 14 Tiffany Gomez, 27, and her […]


FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Science and Health
FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness. Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events […]


Study of young NFL players shows brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought
Science and Health
A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in […]


Beta Beta Beta makes it their mission to give back
Campus Life
Biology is the study of living organisms. It’s all about life! That’s the point the biological honor society Beta Beta […]


Venture capitalists check out StartUP FIU companies
Headliner
FIU’s push to ramp up new businesses in support of the South Florida economy culminated in the campus visit of […]


Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season
Campus Life
Decorating for the holidays? Need a host gift for a party? Consider giving back to FIU at the same time […]


Documentary features unlikely friendship between dissidents
In the World
The island nation of Cuba may seem a world away from the Czech Republic. But the two nations share a […]


Going green with new solar tables near Graham Center
Campus Life
Walk past the Graham Center building’s entrance near Primera Casa, and you’ll see a new eco-friendly feature ready to use: […]


U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges
Science and Health
The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer. […]


Algae give freshwater clues in the face of sea level rise
Science and Health
Sea level rise is a monumental threat, but one FIU biologist is tracking levels using one of the Florida Everglades’ […]


New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight
Science and Health
People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease, anywhere, anytime, thanks to a new device developed by […]


FIYou: Donnie Hale Jr.
Campus Life
Name: Donnie Ray Hale Jr. EdD Job Title: Director, The Education Effect Campus: MMC/SASC 217 Hometown: Stockton, California What do you do in […]


FIU in D.C. debuts innovative bridge, high-rise design classes for professionals
In the World
For the first time last week, FIU in D.C. offered classes for engineering professionals and graduate students from around the country. “Design […]


U.S. Department of Transportation recognizes FIU efforts to build safer bridges with multi-million award
Science and Health
The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer. […]


From ABCs to lifelong friends
Campus Life
When Roxanna Concepción walks across the commencement stage at FIU Arena this month, she will be following in Carol Iglesias’ […]


FIU community reacts to Fidel Castro’s death
Headliner
Click on the photo to read first-person accounts by FIU students, faculty and alumni reflecting on Fidel Castro’s death. Additional […]


County officials appoint Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force
In the World
On this World AIDS Day, Miami-Dade County leads the nation in new HIV infections. Only 65 percent of those infected […]


FIU professor: Don’t fall for fake news! Here are some tips.
Campus Life
As with other things in life, Professor Fred Blevens believes it’s important to practice safe news. Blevens teaches communication in […]


Researchers learn how to take an idea from lab to market
Science and Health
Sharan Ramaswamy designed a device that mimics human circulation in which cells and tissues can be grown. The technology enables […]


Paying for college? 10 tips for finding scholarships
Campus Life
Paying for college tops any student’s list of priorities. But applying for scholarships can be a daunting and time-consuming task […]


Alligators dig change
Science and Health
Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and […]


November 2016 in photos: TEDxFIU, Walk on Water, Thanksgiving
Campus Life
The fall semester is almost over and November has been an exciting month at FIU. Between all the Thanksgiving festivities, […]


College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts partners with Mana Contemporary
Arts and Culture
FIU creative endeavors will soon have a new home on the east side of town with FIU CARTA @ Mana […]


Students hone career skills during D.C. visit
In the World
After a historic election week in Washington, D.C., 20 FIU student leaders took to the skies to attend FIU in […]


DACA and undocumented students have a home at FIU
Campus Life
Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Vice President of Student Affairs Larry Lunsford sent the following memo […]


President Rosenberg on the death of Fidel Castro
Headliner
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the FIU community today.  Dear FIU family: Tonight our thoughts are […]


Architecture students, alumni give voice to Liberty Square residents
In the World
A group of architecture students and recent graduates are working to ensure residents’ voices resonate amid countywide debate regarding the […]


My internship bringing sustainable solutions to Nicaragua
In the World
ColName: Annette Dominguez  Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Sustainability with a certificate in public policy (Global Learning) Where did you intern and what […]


Fulbright Program marks 70th anniversary with FIU visit
Campus Life
Cultural exchange. Academic challenges. Professional opportunities. These are just some of the reasons that 370,000 participants have been attracted to […]


Happy Thanksgiving from FIU
Campus Life
Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving holiday break, Panthers! If you are interested in helping students in need by stocking […]


Fifth annual TEDxFIU breaks attendance record
Campus Life
TEDxFIU celebrated its fifth anniversary this year, christening the new Student Academic Success Center’s lecture hall as its inaugural event. […]


NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU
Science and Health
FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase […]


Book drive benefits NeighborhoodHELP families
In the World
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll […]


Domestic violence prosecutor seeks to repair families, inspire students
Headliner
Inside a courtroom of the Broward County Courthouse, Sharonda Lebrun ’06, JD ’10 leans on a desk, sifts through piles […]


New initiative to train students, staff in emergency first aid
Science and Health
A new, university-wide initiative aims to arm students and staff with the knowledge and tools to potentially save lives. New […]


FIU business incubator meets the community
In the World
StartUP FIU had its coming out party this week at a luncheon in Miami’s Little River neighborhood. In attendance: more […]


Election results contribute to stress, anxiety for Arab Americans
In the World
Already feeling the strains of being an ethnic and religious minority, many Arab Americans are experiencing added anxiety after the […]


When art and engineering collide
Campus Life
    By Yanina Onyewenjo Walking through shreds of colorful paper growing on trees like fungi, you look around, and […]


Top 5 questions from college students about the health care law
In the World
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that since the Affordable Care Act passed an estimated 20 million people gained […]


My internship working on missile systems
Internships
Name: David Vallejo Major: Electrical Engineering Hometown: Miami, Florida Where you interned: Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona How did […]


FIU Truman Scholar recipient aspires to pay it forward
Campus Life
by Nykeema Radway As an eight-year-old, Wendy Ruiz began working as her mom’s assistant in Sunday school. This experience stuck […]


Butch Davis becomes new FIU football head coach
Headliner
    FIU has a new football coach, and he is no stranger to South Florida. Executive Director of Sports […]


Walk on Water now a statewide event
Campus Life
Earlier today architecture students climbed into their “shoes” and prepared to defy the limits of expectations by walking on water. Poised […]


Look up tonight, supermoon on the rise
Campus Life
As the moon reaches full phase Monday, Nov. 14, it will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. There […]


Top 10 takeaways on the 2016 election from faculty experts
In the World
  Republican Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election this week left pollsters and pundits around the globe […]


New program helps FIU veterans transition into civilian careers
Campus Life
Citi Salutes, Citigroup’s firm-wide initiative to support the veterans’ community led by Citi Community Development, joined with FIU today and […]


Collaboration helps solve global concerns
Science and Health
Researchers from around the world often struggle with similar challenges, but by coming together to share their experiences, they are […]


FIU salutes our veterans
Campus Life
Winston Churchill once said:” Never give up. Never give up! Never give up!! Never, never, never-never-never-never!'” That is the message […]


Walk on Water now a state-wide event
Campus Life
Earlier today architecture students climbed into their “shoes” and prepared to defy the limits of expectations by walking on water. Poised […]


Navy veteran makes triumphant return to civilian life
In the World
Double-alumna Roya Gordon is a former intelligence specialist for the U.S. Navy who earned a master’s in disaster management in May and […]


My internship at Apple
Campus Life
Name: Alastair Paragas Hometown: Manila, Philippines and Homestead, Florida Where did you intern? I worked at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA, as a […]


Don’t give up on teaching, union president urges
Campus Life
With high stakes testing taking over class time and a national teacher shortage that keeps growing, being a teacher today […]


Students take part in early voting march to the polls
Campus Life
Like many Americans this year, freshman marketing student Christy Rivera still wasn’t sure for whom she would be casting her vote […]


Alumni sharing life lessons
Features
Successful graduates counsel students on achieving goals and attaining dreams. WANTED: A professional with demonstrated success in his or her […]


The art of faculty mentoring: Student-professor relationships benefit both parties
Features
As an undergraduate, Shonda Witherspoon ’16 co-published an article in a scientific journal. Her identical twin Shalisha ’16 led the […]


Startup DocuVital thrives with help from Small Business Development Center at FIU
In the World
When Joel Brown’s father passed away, his grieving family went through an ordeal to find the paperwork necessary to close […]


My internship viral mapping Zika
In the World
Name: Lillie Garvin Major: Psychology/Pre-Med track Hometown: Miami, Florida Where did you intern? Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), an organization that works with communities […]


Narciso Rodriguez exhibit expands definition of art
Arts and Culture
Sleek black and white garments, sunburst orange-colored coats and bags inspired by sculptures. You’re strolling through a display of designer […]


Media bias in the 2016 election? Professors, media professionals discuss
In the World
In recent weeks, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the news media have been working against him, bringing […]


Ratcliffe Foundation invests in Arts + Design Incubator at FIU
Arts and Culture
FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation […]


5 questions for the vice provost
Campus Life
Jaffus Hardrick worked 40 hours a week while putting himself through college. The first in his family to earn a degree, […]


It’s One Health Day. What does that mean?
Science and Health
Starting this year, Nov. 3 has been designated globally as One Health Day. Three leading international groups – the One […]


5 ways to add tech skills to a resume
In the World
It’s no secret that in today’s digital age, technical professionals are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects […]


A few last-minute Halloween makeup tips from FIU Theatre
Campus Life
Happy Halloween! For those of you putting the finishing touches on your trick-or-treating costume, Anthony Galaska – the theatre department’s head of […]


October 2016 in photos: Halloween, Homecoming, Shula Bowl
Campus Life
Happy Halloween, Panthers! October has been an eventful month for the FIU community between keeping a close eye on Hurricane Matthew, […]


Get a few last-minute Halloween makeup tips from FIU Theatre
Campus Life
Happy Halloween! For those of you putting the finishing touches on your trick-or-treating costume, Anthony Galaska – the theatre department’s head of […]


Students: 5 ways to make voting easier
In the World
Voting is one of a U.S. citizen’s most important rights, but FIU students casting a ballot for the first time […]


SunTrust, FIU partnership seeks to light the path to financial literacy
Campus Life
Nearly a month away from graduation, finance major David Gomez looks back at the challenges of paying for his own […]


Jackson Health CEO says FIU empowered him to be a transformative leader
In the World
Over the course of a 40-year career, Carlos Migoya has faced numerous challenges. Many have opened new doors and opportunities. […]


My internship at Google
In the World
Name:  Maytal Maor Major: I am double majoring in human resource management and marketing, while earning three marketing certificates. I’m also an […]


FBI SWAT medics train at the College of Medicine
Campus Life
Twenty FBI agents descended on the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and surrounded what looked like a lifeless body on […]


Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias to join FIU as Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Campus Life
Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, chief of neurological surgery at Baptist Hospital and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at FIU’s Herbert […]


FIU gives outdoor artwork the love it deserves
Arts and Culture
FIU has righted a sinking ship. The outdoor sculpture “Journey’s End” first docked on campus in 1997. Sometimes referred to […]


President, provost announce preeminent programs
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton sent the following memo to the university community on […]


Helping students conquer the temptation to cheat
Campus Life
Cheating often works its way onto college campuses, and becomes a threat to the spirit and the purpose of higher […]


Cast your presidential ballot TODAY
In the World
Presidential Election Day 2016 is still two weeks away, but South Florida residents can vote in person even sooner. Starting […]


Weekend Replay: Men’s, women’s soccer pick up dramatic wins
Sports
  Junior forward Luca Giovine’s goal in the 24th minute was enough to lift the FIU men’s soccer team to […]


Celebrating 20 years of creative excellence at the Wertheim center
Arts and Culture
Use the toggle buttons on the timeline above to view highlights from the Wertheim’s history. This year, the Herbert and […]


Showing your Panther pride can earn you a parking upgrade
Campus Life
  It’s time to show Panther pride on your ride! Starting this November, Parking & Transportation will randomly select five […]


LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students
Campus Life
When Jaylon Hadley ’16 transferred to FIU, he had one goal in mind: graduate as soon as possible. Having taken […]


Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change
Science and Health
  When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades […]


Words of wisdom from Nick Swardson
Arts and Culture
The Panther Prowl Comedy Show, one of Homecoming Week’s longest-running events, has a long history of attracting great comedians to […]


Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Homecoming 2016 festivities
Campus Life
From Panthermonium to the Panther Prowl Comedy Show and everything in between, it’s been an amazing Homecoming Week so far. […]


Honors College students finish Top 10 in Johns Hopkins MedHacks 2.0
Science and Health
By: Aaron Rodriguez-Pupo Nearly 50 teams from colleges around the country converged last month on Johns Hopkins University to compete […]


6 ways to handle stress in college
Campus Life
Let’s face it: If you’re a college student, stress comes with the territory. According to the 2016 National College Health […]


It’s flu season: 5 things you need to know about the flu and flu shots
Campus Life
It creeps into Florida this time of the year, just as surely as the ghouls and goblins of Halloween, except […]


FIU Theatre produces play highlighting immigration
Arts and Culture
A love story. A Thanksgiving dinner. A 20-page midterm paper. And two undocumented immigrants. So begins “The Pot” – a play […]


Faculty excellence recognized at 2016 convocation
Campus Life
The annual Faculty Convocation marks an important recognition of our professors’ dedication to the university and its students. At the event, […]


My internship at Lockheed Martin
Science and Health
Name: Jorge Cisternas Major: Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Santiago, Chile Where you interned: Lockheed Martin Orlando. I got to […]


Weekend Replay: Football rallies late to defeat Charlotte
Sports
Trailing by 13 points with less than five minutes remaining, things were not looking good for the FIU football team […]


Cold spells chill tropical species
Science and Health
Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens […]


FIU Haiti Relief Efforts
Campus Life
In the past week we have seen the unimaginable devastation that Hurricane Matthew has caused in Haiti and other areas […]


Non-music majors make music at FIU, perform at festival
Arts and Culture
Meghan Gonzalez fell in love with the violin when she was just eight years old. Since her early childhood days […]


Fashion and art collide in Narciso Rodriguez exhibition
Arts and Culture
Opening reception for Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism is free and open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 3:00-6:00 […]


Homecoming is here! Unleash the Panther Spirit!
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following letter to the university community. Dear Panther family, Homecoming 2016 is finally here! […]


Finance student excels as young investor
Campus Life
Carlo Trabanco got his start investing at age 15, when he visited the Capital Markets Lab at FIU’s College of […]


9 reasons why you don’t want to miss Homecoming week
Campus Life
by Nykeema Radway Your group presentation is over and midterms are coming to an end just in time for Homecoming […]


Latino support for Clinton reaches historic high nationally
In the World
Support for Trump drops in days following first presidential debate Support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reached an all-time […]


Weekend Replay: Football beats UTEP, remains unbeaten in conference play
Sports
  Running backs Alex Gardner and Anthony Jones led the FIU football team to its best offensive performance of the […]


Arctic expedition will embark with 4 FIU students on board
Science and Health
  Four FIU students will have the chance to participate in a groundbreaking research and education expedition into the Arctic’s […]


Hurricane Matthew Update No. 4 – Resuming limited university operations
Headliner
Now that the threat of Hurricane Matthew has passed for our area, having had no major impact on our community, […]


FIYou: Magnolia Hernandez
Campus Life
Name: Magnolia Hernandez Hometown: Born in Miami. Raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Job Title: Starting Oct. 24, I will […]


Hurricane Matthew Update No. 3 – University closed at 5 p.m.
Headliner
Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Matthew on South Florida, FIU will be closed today, Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m., […]


Hurricane Matthew Update No. 2
Campus Life
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for Miami-Dade and parts of Monroe counties. This means that we […]


Update on Hurricane Matthew
Campus Life
As Hurricane Matthew travels north and closer to the United States, it is imperative that every member of the university […]


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles takes students for a test drive
Science and Health
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) recently visited the College of Engineering and Computing to get to know students, and host […]


Hispanic Kitchen cooks a new course as a small business
In the World
When playing the game of football, a running back has to move with agility and speed, and change direction quickly […]


Top 5 TEDxFIU videos of all time, tickets for 2016 now available
Campus Life
As we prepare to celebrate five years of TEDxFIU Nov. 16, we thought we’d share the talks and performances from the last four years […]


Weekend Replay: Football rushes to victory in Shula Bowl XV
Sports
  The Don Shula Bowl Trophy will be staying in Miami for the next year. FIU football came from behind […]


From fixing cell phones in his dorm to Capitol Hill
Science and Health
Gene Yllanes is an undergraduate student studying electrical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing. Below is his first-person […]


September 2016 in photos: Healthy living, football, theater
Campus Life
Pumpkin spice lattes, college football and cooler weather (not so much) can only mean one thing: autumn is here! With September […]


Music festival to celebrate 20th anniversary of performing arts center
Arts and Culture
Alumnus and internationally known Latin Jazz sensation Tony Succar will take the stage along with international artist Jon Secada for a night of […]


Training hospitality students to save lives
Campus Life
After graduating with her master’s degree from FIU in 2013, Analise Dlugasch applied for a position at the Office of […]


FIU Theatre produces its first Spanish language play, ‘La Nona’
Arts and Culture
By Ivan Lopez FIU Theatre kicked off its 42nd season Sept. 23 with Roberto Cossa’s dark comedy La Nona – […]


Happy National Coffee Day!
Campus Life
Today, we celebrate the stuff that keeps us going during the day and one of our favorite daily traditions: cafecito […]


Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world
Arts and Culture
When’s the last time you drew something? Aside from doodling on the sides of our notes, most of us haven’t […]


Living with hydrocephalus
Science and Health
Genesis Espaillat is a PantherLife senior. Below is her first-person account of life with hydrocephalus, which she wrote in honor […]


Research milestone is just another day for FIU scientists
Science and Health
In an effort to understand the diets of plant-loving fish, FIU Ph.D. student Jessica Sanchez and marine sciences professor Joel […]


FIYou: Alexandria Pipitone
Campus Life
Name: Alexandria Pipitone Job Title: Lead Office Assistant at the Children’s Creative Learning Center Location/Campus: The center is located at […]


Students help build Miami’s first medical technology incubator
Science and Health
  As soon as you step into the lab at Owa Ehan (OE), the enthusiasm is palpable. Members of Miami MedTech […]


Moment in the rain, Sept. 27
Campus Life



Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Science and Health
It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]


Weekend Replay: Head Coach Ron Turner relieved of duties
Sports
After a 53-14 loss to the UCF Knights at FIU Stadium on Sept. 24, FIU football relieved Head Coach Ron […]


Carnival on board with third cohort of Gold Scholars
Campus Life
This fall, five recent high school graduates from across South Florida began classes at Florida International University in the Chaplin […]


Students, alumni at the core of Villain Theater’s rave reviews
Arts and Culture
  Hidden in a back alley in the heart of Little River– just north of Little Haiti – is an […]


Andy Strycharski hates semicolons and other cautionary tales
Arts and Culture
Let’s eat grandma. Let’s eat, grandma. Punctuation. It’s a little thing that can make the difference between inviting grandma to […]


FIU honored as change agent, leader in hurricane preparedness
Science and Health
  When a hurricane is barreling down on you, it’s too late to prepare. Erik Salna has dedicated his career […]


New lab helps students slay math
Campus Life
A second Mastery Math Lab has opened its doors this fall to serve more than 2,000 students enrolled in university […]


When students become social entrepreneurs, change happens
In the World
This past week in Washington D.C., FIU convened a select coalition of Ashoka Universities to explore opportunities for impacting social […]


Message from Vice President for Student Affairs
Campus Life
Vice President for Student Affairs Larry W. Lunsford sent the following message to the FIU community: Our thoughts and prayers […]


Researchers petition Congress for support of landmark brain study
In the World
This week, researchers from universities across the country gathered at FIU in D.C. to discuss an unprecedented study on adolescent brain […]


Student lands national scholarship, job at NIH after graduation
Science and Health
An FIU student was chosen as one of 16 undergraduates across the nation to receive a scholarship from the National […]


Wanted: Entrepreneurs looking to make a difference
Campus Life
StartUP FIU recruiting the second group of ventures With the first group of entrepreneurs already working on their ventures, StartUP […]


18 alumni have earned Miami-Dade’s top teaching honor
In the World
In the first 18 years of their lives, Florida students will spend an average of 2,340 days in school. Change […]


International business program ranked Top 5 by U.S. News
Campus Life
Building on its achievements as a top international business program, the College of Business has been ranked fifth among the best […]


TEDxFIU announces speakers for fifth annual event
Campus Life
Eight speakers will introduce their unexpected discoveries this November at the biggest TEDxFIU to date. The event has moved from […]


Teacher diversity is a growing concern in education system
In the World
There’s no question about it – America is becoming increasingly diverse. The diversity of teachers, however, hasn’t quite caught up, […]


D.C. employers praise FIU students’ work ethic, leadership
In the World
Summer 2016 included not just the launch of FIU in D.C., but also several months of programming for the university’s […]


Protected areas can’t keep rising temperatures out
Science and Health
Protected areas can stop people from cutting and burning trees in the Amazon, but they can’t keep rising temperatures out. […]


5 easy ways to include healthy living in your busy schedule
Campus Life
  With 1,000 things on your to-do-list, it’s hard to find time to make healthy living choices. But what if you […]


Drop-in series: Curious about computer science? Take this course.
Science and Health
Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]


Arrrr! Pirate speak be but a myth. Ye’ve been warned.
Arts and Culture
Shiver me timbers, matey. It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Every year, people throughout the world pay homage to […]


The time for spraying is over in fight against Zika, professor says
Science and Health
Biologist Matthew DeGennaro conducts research on mosquito behavior with FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute. He hopes to uncover information that will someday lead […]


Weekend Replay: Men’s soccer defeats No. 21 Kentucky
Sports
  In a rematch of last year’s Conference USA Tournament semifinals, the FIU men’s soccer team (3-2-1, 1-0 C-USA) defeated […]


D.C. employers praise FIU students for work ethic, leadership
In the World
Summer 2016 included not just the launch of FIU in D.C., but also several months of programming for the university’s […]


FIU law graduates earn highest Florida Bar passage rate for third time in a row
Campus Life
For the third time in a row, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the top bar passage rate in […]


Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development
Science and Health
  The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at […]


Geologists get a rocky start
Campus Life
It’s National Collect Rocks Day, so FIU News reached out to faculty members in the Department of Earth and Environment […]


Rosenberg announces Garcia to stay on through July 2018
Sports
  MIAMI (Sept. 16, 2016) – President Mark B. Rosenberg announced the extension of employment of FIU Executive Director of […]


Student club to fight poverty
Campus Life
Luc Pierre-Louis has seen poverty up close – and he wants to end it. An international relations and economics major, […]


Happy National Play-Doh Day!
Headliner



Business student mentors startups in Gaza
In the World
In June of 2015, international business major Tara Demren decided on a whim to participate in StartUp Weekend Miami. She and […]


Stoddard named to Politico 50
In the World
Sea level rise is as much a political issue as a scientific one. Philip Stoddard understands this well. He is […]


Studying business in Portugal
In the World
First day of summer school, ISCTE   College of Business graduate students Isabel Rumberg and Sophie Mugomoka embarked on a […]


Weekend Replay: Women’s soccer stuns Miami
Sports
An early goal by senior midfielder Alyssa Robinson was enough to lift the FIU women’s soccer team to a 1-0 […]


Think you can cook like a pro? Sign up for Taste of FIU Cook Off
Campus Life
  Do you think you are FIU’s best chef? Sign up for the second annual Taste of FIU Cook Off Competition, […]


Trump support among Latinos reaches new national low
Campus Life
Miami-Dade support for Trump among the highest in the country  While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead among […]


Rosenberg takes over FIU Snapchat
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg took over FIU’s Snapchat account on Thursday, Sept. 8. Followers got to see what his day […]


Students alleviate anxiety, depression with online therapy
Science and Health
Vanessa G.* was on her way to pick up a family member from work when she began to feel sick. […]


When a child stops speaking, researcher helps find their voice
Science and Health
Eleven-year-old Aylani Suazo has not spoken to anyone in school since age 7. Her mother, Aysel, knew there was a […]


‘Big data’ research gets boost from National Science Foundation
Campus Life
      FIU physicist Angie Laird is leading a team of researchers embarking on a new phase of the National […]


Weekend Replay: Men’s soccer defeats Wisconsin, football falters late in home opener
Sports
  The FIU men’s soccer team played its first home matches of the season over the Labor Day weekend, defeating […]


FIU program helps children conquer fear of speaking
Science and Health
Eleven-year-old Aylani Suazo has not spoken to anyone in school since age 7. Her mother, Aysel, knew there was a […]


Grab a book, it’s Read A Book Day
In the World
It’s Sept. 6. Do you know what that means? It’s Read a Book Day, of course! In the 21st century, […]


International trip emphasizes value of compassion in medicine
In the World
Deannys Batista is a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. This summer, she spent six days in […]


Get your sleep, treat depression to guard against Alzheimer’s
Science and Health
New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even for those […]


Preference for ‘other candidate’ tops support for Trump among Latinos
In the World
Clinton maintains strong lead in U.S., Florida and Miami-Dade While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead among Hispanic […]


Marketing to a savvy digital consumer
In the World
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


Cybersecurity certificate program launches this fall
In the World
With sophisticated hackers targeting everyone from Sony and Target to the Pentagon and State Department, the demand for skilled workers […]


August 2016 in photos: Commencement, K-9, Bayview sunrise
Campus Life
We hope you’re enjoying your fall semester so far, Panthers! As we look forward to an exciting semester to come, […]


Bader steps down, Bejar named director for women, minority leadership program
Campus Life
Empowering. Affirming. Gracious. Kind. Friend. These were the most common words used to describe university doyenne Barbara Bader, who took […]


Football home schedule filled with exciting matchups, student promotions
Headliner
The question on the minds of most FIU football fans: Will this be the year? It’s been five years since […]


4 key ingredients for cultivating healthy relationships
Science and Health
From the dorm room to the workplace, relationships are a part of our daily lives. Sometimes, the relationships we have […]


Love story comes full circle in Green Library
Campus Life
Most graduates get flowers or a nice dinner to mark the occasion. But Craig Del Mundo had something even more […]


Is homework useful?
In the World
The internet, if not the world, breathed a collective sigh of relief when the story of a Texas teacher ditching […]


Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2016!
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following letter to the university community. Dear Panther family, Our FIU Homecoming is right […]


My internship at the Department of Labor
In the World
Name: Bryan Benitez Year and major: Senior, criminal justice major, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Hometown: Miami Where you […]


Tropical weather update
Campus Life
As we enter the most active part of hurricane season, FIU emergency managers are monitoring the tropics and paying attention […]


Despite setbacks, students’ satellite destined for space
Science and Health
A team of mechanical engineering students designed and created a satellite that won a NASA-sponsored competition, and as a result, […]


New campus services satisfy all your retail needs
Campus Life
Time is a rare commodity for the FIU community. Marathon study sessions, grading dozens of essays and implementing new initiatives leave […]


National Institutes of Health hosts FIU to explore employment partnerships
In the World
On Thursday, Aug. 18, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted FIU leaders for a day-long series of meetings to explore internship, employment […]


Register to vote at student government sponsored events
Campus Life
The Fall courseload demands great attention and focus. But one thing students shouldn’t neglect when juggling their academic responsibilities is their […]


My summer semester at sea
In the World
This article is part of our Summer Sojourns 2016 series highlighting the summer adventures of FIU students. Luis A. Ibarra, a […]


FIYou: Chaim Lieberperson
Campus Life
Name: Chaim Lieberperson Hometown: Spring Valley, New York Job Title: Museum Educator, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, on Miami Beach In […]


Geologist challenges age of land bridge connecting Americas
Science and Health
Despite the belief that the strip of land connecting North and South America is older than dirt, it is actually quite […]


Our trip to help clean up Curacao
Alternative Breaks
By Stephanie Martinez, junior business administration and finance major Bon bini na Korsou! Or Welcome to Curacao! This Alternative Break […]


President Rosenberg’s fall 2016 welcome back message
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the FIU community on Aug. 22, 2016: Dear FIU family, Welcome […]


Back-to-school tips for teachers
Campus Life
James Burns, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and M.O. Thirunarayanan, assistant profesor of learning technologies, share some tips for […]


My summer mission trip to New Orleans
In the World
This article is part of our Summer Sojourns 2016 series highlighting the summer adventures of FIU students. Earlier this summer, […]


Libertarian presidential candidate holds town hall on campus
Campus Life
  Kurk Anton isn’t happy with the main choices in this year’s presidential election. The senior communication arts major says […]


Program provides students with guaranteed job after graduation
In the World
Kyle Nolan was born and raised in Pennsylvania where he graduated from high school in 2010. He then went on […]


How parents and kids can have a stellar first week of school
In the World
Getting ready for the first week of school can sometimes be a bit daunting so we’ve reached out to our […]


My internship at Pricewaterhouse Coopers
In the World
Name: Alec Sanchez Year and Major: Senior, School of Accounting, College of Business Hometown: Miami Where you interned: Pricewaterhouse Coopers […]


FIU, Palm Beach State College look to expand partnership
Campus Life
According to a new report by Florida International University and the Creative Class Group, “Miami’s Great Inflection: Toward Shared Prosperity as a Creative and […]


FIU back-to-school experts list 2016
Campus Life
Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]


New student academic center now open
Campus Life
Last-minute financial aid questions. Transferring college credits. Searching for cool internship and study abroad opportunities. A few months ago, you […]


Fall sports teams kick off at home against big-name opponents
Sports
With the fall semester right around the corner, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to FIU […]


My summer internship in student affairs
In the World
This story is part of a series that looks to highlight the benefits students derive from internships. FIU students are […]


Husband, wife military medics graduate together
Campus Life
From enlisting in the service to walking down the aisle to walking across the stage at FIU’s graduation, Air Force […]


Music student in Disney’s Royal Welcome Show Aug. 11
Arts and Culture
By Michelle Vires Nadya Borno, a vocal performance student in her junior year, will be playing a principal character in […]


How to protect yourself from Zika
Campus Life
Seventeen people in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, according to health […]


FIU professors help fight Zika, inform the public
Science and Health
In July, when South Florida became the first place in the U.S. to report locally transmitted Zika cases, the eyes […]


College of Medicine welcomes largest class at White Coat Ceremony
Science and Health
How many people does it take to put on a white coat? Three. That’s how many executive associate deans are […]


Karate propels admissions officer to national stage
Sports
Two things have almost always been a part of Natalia Garcia’s life: FIU and karate. Her mother got her master’s […]


Green School grad completes online archive of Haitian history
In the World
Adam Silvia MA ’09 starts work this week at the Library of Congress in D.C. Just a day after he […]


Global First Year program helps international students adapt to American college life
Campus Life
Growing up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ky Nguyen was shy and seldom ventured outside of her social circle. […]


Frogs that can take the heat have better chance of fighting extinction
Science and Health
Amphibians that can tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better against disease, habitat loss and climate change, according to […]


FIU military graduates overcome odds, change lives
Campus Life
FIU to graduate almost 3,800 in ceremonies August 7–9 Staff Sergeants Charmaine and Jean Fortune met at the Robins Air […]


Panthers to watch at the 2016 Olympics
FIU Magazine
All of FIU will be tuning into the 2016 Olympics with an eye toward catching current students and alumni participating in the world’s largest sporting […]


Lobsters never lose fertility and 5 more facts about the coveted crustacean
Science and Health
Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these […]


My way in: Studying in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand
In the World
Last summer, Leyanis Diaz ’15 traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand as part of the Honors College’s study abroad program. Diaz […]


High school students trade classroom for engineering labs
Campus Life
This year, the Miami PREP program came with a twist when high school students participating in the five-week summer camp […]


FIU swimmer will represent Botswana in Rio
FIU Magazine
Naomi Ruele’s dream of one day competing in the Olympics can be traced back to the swimming pool of a […]


U.S. loses $2.3 trillion due to mispricing of trade goods
In the World
Trillions of dollars may be missing from U.S. government coffers due to widespread corporate tax evasion and criminal money laundering […]


Alumnae lift Puerto Rican volleyball team to Olympic heights
Features
The paths of volleyball standouts Yarimar Rosa ’10 and Natalia Valentin ’11 have been intertwined from early on. The Puerto Rican […]


FIU and Rookery Bay Reserve form research, education partnership
Arts and Culture
  Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and FIU have established a new partnership that will serve FIU students as […]


Local high schoolers intern on campus for the summer
Campus Life
Roberto Diaz helped code and design a video game based on FIU’s commencement. Janet Lofts edited a promotional video for the […]


Project to rethink Seminole Tribe high school is an XQ finalist
Campus Life
The Seminole Tribe of Florida and FIU have big plans to transform tribal education all across the United States. A […]


IMAX films hurricane-force winds at Wall of Wind
Campus Life
Wall of Wind (WOW) blasted hurricane-force winds on a scaled down model home, and the result was captured on film. The […]


Zika now in Florida: What you need to know
Science and Health
Four people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, health officials announced […]


July 2016 in photos: Pokémon, Hillary Clinton, SummerFest
Campus Life
Pokémon. Hillary Clinton. SummerFest. It’s been a very eventful July at FIU! The summer semester is winding down and fall semester […]


FIU Professor: ‘Bilingualism is the language of modern politics’
In the World
The following op-ed was written and published in MiamiHerald.com on Thurs., July 28. Phillip M. Carter is a professor of […]


Get on the dance floor for your physical, mental health
Campus Life
In celebration of National Dance Day July 30, FIU News talked to people around campus who have a passion for dancing […]


FIU catches Pokémon Go fever
Campus Life
  We’ve all seen them – dozens of people sitting or standing around the fountain across from Primera Casa staring down at […]


FIU, MDPD train staff to respond to armed assailants
Campus Life
Columbine. Sandy Hook. Florida State University. Orlando. The list of mass shootings in the United States continues to grow, forever […]


A force for the future: Communication professors train local police to connect with citizens
FIU Magazine
Police officers are trained to protect and serve the public. They are taught to evaluate a dangerous situation in a […]


Worlds Ahead grad excels in computer engineering
In the World
Jolene Fan moved across the country when she was only 16 to study computer engineering at FIU. Today she is […]


Alumnus’ journey to the North Pole unforgettable
FIU Magazine
Last year, FIU professor David Kadko led a team of 51 U.S. scientists into the Arctic on the U.S. Coast […]


Clinton makes campaign appearance at FIU
Campus Life
FIU shared the political spotlight over the weekend when Hillary Clinton stopped on campus to introduce her vice presidential running […]


FIU golfer sets sights on LPGA future
Magazine
Golf has always been a family affair for Meghan MacLaren. Her parents, David and Mary, play the game. So does […]


FIYou: Caryn Lavernia
Campus Life
Name: Caryn Lavernia Hometown:  Hialeah, FL Job Title/Department: Assistant Vice President for Engagement Location/Campus: Engagement is systemic and we can be found in […]


Mandela Fellows host awareness campaign at FIU
In the World
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela These famous words inspired […]


New presidential program offers emerging leaders executive perspective
Campus Life
  During this new academic year, 30 FIU staff and faculty members will have an unprecedented opportunity to assess the […]


Competition shines a light on finance students
In the World
At first glance, spending seven hours locked in a hotel room doesn’t seem like much of an honor. But that’s […]


Medical student returns from mission trip to Guatemala
Alternative Breaks
  Bhupaul Ramsuchit, a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, chose to spend part of his summer […]


Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans
FIU Magazine
Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]


Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitos in quest to protect humans
FIU Magazine
Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]


FIU in D.C.: Possible Pell grant increase, Rosenberg advocates for research grants
In the World
In the same week that the House Appropriations committee signaled a potential increase to Pell grant awards, President Mark B. […]


Talent Development Network hits 2-year internship goal in 8 months
Campus Life
Alma Ramirez, 25, is currently pursuing her MBA in healthcare administration at FIU, and she is already working part-time at Abeyon Healthcare. While […]


FIU among ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ according to The Chronicle of Higher Education
Campus Life
Today The Chronicle of Higher Education named FIU as a “Great Colleges to Work For” in its ninth annual report […]


What to expect at the national party conventions
Campus Life
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


FIU at I-75 keeps BA degrees in sight for transfer students
Campus Life
FIU has teamed up with Broward College to share space and open doors to ever-greater numbers of students. Working side-by-side […]


Engineering the future: Expansion provides educational opportunities, new jobs, economic impact
FIU Magazine
As FIU pushes to expand both geographically and in student enrollment, the university is working with industry leaders to grow its College […]


State Department offers students, faculty opportunities to study, research abroad
In the World
More than 300,000 American college students study abroad each year, a number that’s on the rise; and those who do […]


Former FIU First Lady Mary Ann Wolfe remembered
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the FIU community on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Dear members of the FIU […]


Student Voices: Medical student is ‘Blindsided’
Campus Life
Student Voices is an occasional series featuring first-person essays from our students. This is the first post in the series. […]


Leaders on the rise: Hospitality grads getting scooped up for top-level training
Features
Most new college grads would balk at working 11-15 hours per day as many as six days per week. Even […]


TEDxFIU: Using smart particles to cure cancer
Campus Life
Dr. Carolyn D. Runowicz, a gynecologic oncologist and researcher at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and Sakhrat Khizroev, a […]


‘Dump Trump’ likely to be unsuccessful, experts say
Headliner
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump faces a counter-offensive from Republican delegates rebelling against his candidacy. The movement threatens to […]


Individual efforts can improve ocean health, researchers say
Science and Health
By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the world’s oceans, according to researchers. Consequently, France […]


Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson
Campus Life
Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet […]


FIU experts on toxic algae
Science and Health
A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast, damaging aquatic […]


Professor receives prestigious award for ovarian cancer research
Campus Life
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance has honored Jeff Boyd, chair of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics and […]


Creative thinking makes College of Business art gift a reality
Arts and Culture
A gift of more than $800,000 of artwork has been made to the College of Business at FIU from Albert Scaglione, […]


Countdown to Homecoming 2016!
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following letter to the university community. Dear Panther family, It’s never too early to […]


Cuban entrepreneurs return to the island with ideas, connections and new possibilities
Campus Life
At the end of this week a group of Cuban entrepreneurs will be returning to the island after completing the […]


FIU community reflects on recent shootings
In the World
The deaths this week of two black men at the hands of police reignited heated debate nationwide concerning police brutality. […]


TEDxFIU: Fighting counterfeiters with data
Science and Health
Graduate student Rhett Williamson gave the TEDxFIU 2015 audience a behind-the-scenes look at forensic chemistry and his ink library database […]


5 things to know about toxic algae
Science and Health
A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, […]


Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find
Campus Life
Contrary to the belief that marijuana is a “safe drug,” a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families has […]


FIU, Deering Estate launch conservation research program
Campus Life
The Deering Estate is becoming a living research lab for FIU conservation scientists. FIU and Deering Estate have launched the […]


FIU in D.C. panel: ‘Find what makes you unique in a very sharp town’
Campus Life
On June 29, FIU students, alumni and friends gathered at FIU in D.C. to network and speak with established professionals […]


CIES moves to FIU, Landorf named executive director
Campus Life
FIU students and faculty will gain direct access to a global network of leading educational scholars and potential collaborators through […]


Labor report shows early childhood education must become crucial investment
In the World
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy
Campus Life
You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]


Architect, physicist create art from brain images
Science and Health
Art and science come together at FIU with the third installment of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science […]


June 2016 in photos
Campus Life
We hope you are enjoying your summer, Panthers! As we flip the calendar from June to July, take a look at […]


Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching
Campus Life
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics Professor Caroline Simpson, the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award […]


4 things you need to know about Brexit
In the World
In the wake of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) vote to leave the European Union (EU), numerous questions hang in the […]


Drop-in series: Bottoms up! Students learn the art of wine tasting
Arts and Culture
Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]


Marine scientists go deep in Gulf research
Science and Health
It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf […]


FIU baseball names Mervyl Melendez new head coach
Sports
From the very beginning of his journey as a baseball coach roughly 20 years ago, Mervyl Melendez has had his […]


Finding art on the floor of Primera Casa
Arts and Culture
Chances are you remember looking up into the sky and trying to find shapes in the clouds. But have you […]


FIU in D.C.: Accelerated bridge construction findings presented
Campus Life
Last week, while FIU joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Innovation: An American Imperative (#InnovationImperative) initiative to […]


Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims
In the World
In the weeks following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people, the nation has rallied to […]


Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated
Campus Life
Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature […]


6 things to know about alligators
Campus Life
Growing up to nearly 15 feet in length, the American alligator can take up residence in Florida’s canals, lakes, rivers […]


Humans are greater threat to sharks, not the other way around
Campus Life
You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]


Modern-age spirituality at the heart of Wolfsonian’s upcoming exhibit
Arts and Culture
This October, The Wolfsonian–FIU examines cultural responses to spiritual crises of the modern age in The Pursuit of Abstraction, an exhibition of […]


Doctor returns to Africa: Why the fight against Ebola is not over
In the World
Ebola has faded from the headlines. It has taken a back seat to Zika, the latest terrible disease making news […]


FIU Magazine now available for smartphones
Campus Life
FIU Magazine is now available to read on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, putting the story of FIU at […]


Spring Commencement 2016
Campus Life
FIU is proud to graduate 12,000 students annually. They join more than 200,000 alumni who live and work in South Florida. […]


FIU shark experts list
Science and Health
FIU has some of the top marine researchers in the country, including several focused on the science of sharks. They are […]


Shark census reaches first 100 reefs
In the World
Early findings of global survey show existing data may be inaccurate Researchers attempting the world’s largest-ever survey of shark populations […]


Disaster preparedness goes mobile with new app
In the World
Business owners now have a new tool to help them prepare for disasters thanks to a mobile disaster preparedness application […]


FIU receives $25 million in state funds for improving graduation rate, helping students secure jobs
Campus Life
FIU’s efforts to improve graduation rates and prepare students for high-paying 21st century careers will translate into $25 million in […]


TEDxFIU: Finding purpose and peace
In the World
Child advocate Nelson F. Hincapie ’06 has worked directly with hundreds of children in foster care and many who are aging […]


Update on the Orlando massacre
Campus Life
This email was originally sent to all students on June 21, 2016, from the Vice President for Student Affairs, Larry […]


Lake Annie finds its rhythm
Campus Life
Professor turns temperatures into musical score Evelyn Gaiser can hear music in the cold and warmth from one of Florida’s […]


Miami is a city on the rise, says new report from FIU and Creative Class Group
Headliner
Miami and Miami Beach, once a refuge for retirees and those looking for fun and sun is on the rise […]


Father and daughter architects graduate from FIU together
Campus Life
In celebration of Father’s Day, FIU News profiled a proud Panther dad and his Panther daughter, both on the road […]


Marine scientist advises parents to leave ‘Dory’ on the big screen
Science and Health
The palette surgeonfish, or blue tang, is the star of Disney-Pixar’s latest film Finding Dory — the much anticipated sequel […]


TEDxFIU: Sex, Lies and Ebola
Science and Health
Two-time TEDxFIU speaker Dr. Aileen Marty has travelled all over the world studying dangerous diseases like leprosy and the plague. […]


The future of Miami is bright – A city on the rise, says a new report by FIU and the Creative Class Group
Campus Life
Miami and Miami Beach, once a refuge for retirees and those looking for fun and sun is on the rise […]


Embrace challenges to achieve triumphs, successful women urged at FIU conference
Campus Life
The challenges women face, experiences of thriving despite many obstacles, and tips for success took center stage at FIU’s inaugural […]


Helping children survive the aftermath
Campus Life
Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with large-scale traumatic events Katrina. Nepal. Sandy Hook. The Boston Marathon. The World […]


New sea level rise resource demonstrates capabilities of Digital Scholars Lab
Campus Life
As technology advances, research methodologies in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities are also shifting. A new resource at […]


Psychological first aid: coping with a tragedy
In the World
By Kate Kominars, licensed psychologist, associate director and director of clinical operations at FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center. In the […]


Historic week in Washington: FIU in D.C. opens
Campus Life
From June 6-10, FIU inaugurated its dynamic new hub in the nation’s capital with a series of receptions with alumni, […]


Geneticist studies history of mangoes
Science and Health
Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy mango. The sweet fruit is the basis of many recipes and is found […]


FIU stands with Orlando
Campus Life
  Orlando’s heartbreak is FIU’s heartbreak. That was the message Monday afternoon as students, employees and others came together to […]


FIU experts on Orlando attack
Campus Life
The attack in Orlando early Sunday morning has become the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Florida International University has […]


IT student overcomes autism and sets sights on grad school
Campus Life
Ricardo Mizos has autism and didn’t speak until he was four years old, but with support from his parents and […]


College of Medicine earns international honor for social responsibility
Science and Health
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) has recognized the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s unique approach to […]


Watch track and field standout compete in NCAA Championships on ESPN3
Sports
Track and field senior Marcus Ghent will represent FIU at the 2016 NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships on June […]


TEDxFIU: Bringing art to children
Arts and Culture
Just a few years ago, management major Jonathan Wynn-Strachan was an honors high school student and student council member. He […]


FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine earns top international honor for socially responsible approach to medical education
Science and Health
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) has recognized the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s unique approach to […]


StartUP FIU launches with 3 incubators and entrepreneurship accelerator program
Campus Life
WANTED: Entrepreneurs looking to solve problems, generate prosperity and create jobs. StartUP FIU, an initiative aimed at supporting innovation among […]


What do you want to know about sharks?
Campus Life
Shark Week is approaching and FIU News is ready to talk predators. With some of the top marine researchers in […]


FIU in DC opens, focused on expanding research partnerships and propelling student success
Headliner
Florida International University will open the doors this week to FIU in Washington, D.C., (FIU in DC). The FIU initiative […]


Faculty leads first-of-its-kind program for Cuban entrepreneurs
Campus Life
A group of 15 small business owners from Cuba are the inaugural cohort of InCubando@FIU, FIU’s first-ever customized program designed […]


FIYou: Courtenay McClain
Campus Life
Name: Courtenay McClain Hometown: Miami Job Title/Department: Director, Golden Scholars Bridge Program, Student Access and Success Location/Campus: MMC In a […]


Marketing and technology now a digital dynamic, experts tell FIU students
Campus Life
Once operating in silos, marketing and technology now work hand-in-hand to connect directly with consumers and make products increasingly visible. […]


FIU’s cybersecurity plan aims to protect student, staff identities
Campus Life
The digital world has provided people with ever-expanding ways to express themselves online. But as we turn to social media, […]


Students take on prominent D.C. internships
In the World
Approximately 40 FIU students are now living in the nation’s capital to complete summer internships in governmental agencies, media outlets […]


Shark conservation efforts garner support from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
In the World
Jeremy Kiszka is advancing conservation efforts of sharks and rays in East Africa, an effort supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio […]


Accountability.fiu.edu: The promise of big data fulfilled
Campus Life
In an age where information is ubiquitous but not always useful, the goal of new university website accountability.fiu.edu is simple: […]


May 2016 in photos
Campus Life
May is always an exciting time at FIU, especially this year as we celebrated the graduation of nearly 5,000 students […]


Education Effect to expand into Little Haiti with $2 million donation 
In the World
  With a local philanthropist’s $2 million donation, the Education Effect, a groundbreaking partnership between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public […]


FIU receives $5 million NSF grant to launch Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment
Campus Life
When an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sent millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of […]


Honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day
Campus Life
Memorial Day in Miami is often the unofficial start of summer, marked by Urban Beach Week and backyard BBQs. At FIU, 1,800 […]


FIU’s Metropolitan Center, Miami-Dade County and Citi unveil prosperity action plan for Miami
Campus Life
Plan offers solutions to address growing “Prosperity Gap” revealed in the Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Feasibility Study In response to […]


Law alumni give back through scholarship
Campus Life
Nicole Fundora’s days are jam-packed, and that’s the way she likes it. She works full-time as a paralegal at Broad […]


Professor uses computer science to reduce patients’ exposure to radiation from CT scans
In the World
When a doctor orders a CT perfusion scan, most people don’t give it a second thought as it’s necessary to […]


Legal psychology experts convene at FIU
Campus Life
Some of the world’s top legal psychologists convened May 19 in the Kovens Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus for […]


Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine student receives VITAS Healthcare Scholarship
Science and Health
Rachel Helm, a recent graduate of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has been named the recipient of the […]


Guilarte discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease
Science and Health
Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has made a discovery that could […]


Psychologist turns to horses as therapy for kids in foster care
Campus Life
Horses could help foster care youth overcome challenges thanks to a new FIU program. Researchers at FIU-BRIDGE and the Family […]


Young scientist revitalizes Biscayne Bay
Science and Health
Rebecca Rauch-Thane, a dual enrollment student at FIU from Miami Beach Senior High School, is on a mission to improve […]


FIU Hollo School students trump ARGUS’ challenge
Campus Life
Graduate students at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate placed in the top five in the 2016 ARGUS Software University […]


New initiative targets solutions for violence against women
Campus Life
Social gender-based violence is a global pandemic. One in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual abuse in her […]


Improving grades, graduation rates: Learning assistants help peers in the classroom
Campus Life
Seventy students sit in small groups, each at a table with a portable computer monitor and dry-erase board at the […]


Scientific discovery could revolutionize one of world’s most important crops
Science and Health
Conservation geneticist wants to arm Ethiopian and Indian farmers with revolutionary new varieties of chickpea. A team of researchers, including […]


Alumni annual meeting celebrates new board of directors and $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo
Campus Life
On Wednesday, May 4, the FIU Alumni Association held its Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception, a spirited event designed to get […]


7 important questions to ask before applying to grad school
Campus Life
Whether you’re a sophomore undergraduate student, a recent college graduate or full-time professional, chances are the thought of going to […]


Do what makes you come alive
Editor's Blog
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world […]


5 questions for the vice president for Engagement
Campus Life
Vice President for University Engagement Saif Ishoof works to build public and private partnerships that capitalize upon FIU’s capacity to […]


Young plant scientists are top emerging botanists
Science and Health
Two FIU biology students were recently recognized by the Botanical Society of America as the country’s top, emerging botanists. Imeña […]


‘The Chronicle of Higher Education’ learns what it means to be FIU learning assistant
Campus Life
Randy Juste was a math Learning Assistant at FIU who earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry this spring. As a student, […]


2016 Torch Awards Gala honors dedicated alumni
FIU Magazine
The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. The […]


Conservation scientist talks carnivores
Science and Health
Climate change, urbanization and growing populations can affect the survival of bears, jaguars, hyenas, lions, tigers and other of the […]


Drop-in series: Design a game, learn programming
Campus Life
Inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University in which he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in college […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Graduation day
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s seventh annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in the […]


South Florida’s climate change solutions
FIU Magazine
By Eric Barton There’s no doubt among scientists that the climate is changing and the seas are rising, and so […]


A legacy not yet written: FIU researchers believe sea level rise is a problem that can be solved
FIU Magazine
By Eric Barton and JoAnn Adkins | Photos by Doug Garland ’10 Tiffany Troxler takes a right turn from Miami […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Radiant Shanghai!
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s seventh annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in the […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Beyond the numbers
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s seventh annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in China.  […]


Rosenberg honors FIU’s 2015 Top Scholars
Campus Life
Last month, outstanding faculty members and administrators from various disciplines whose work in 2015 demonstrated significant impact in their respective […]


Czech photographer’s images of stark ‘Cuban reality’ now on exhibit
Arts and Culture
  Hana Jakrlova never planned to go to Cuba, let alone to use her profession and passion as a photographer […]


Hatchlings give hope for endangered songbird’s survival
Science and Health
The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched this week under the care of researchers with FIU’s Tropical Conservation Institute. One […]


Listen to musical recordings of a bygone era
Arts and Culture
Photo by Doug Garland ’10 FIU’s Diaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection comprises more than 100,000 items, among […]


A life changed in Haiti: Woman is embodiment of alumna’s efforts to provide meaningful impact
Features
“When I lost my small business after the earthquake, I believed that life was over.” Jolina Auguste remembers her darkest […]


Empowering Haiti one ‘sole’ at a time
Features
The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in […]


Psychologist shares warning signs for suicide in youth
Campus Life
According to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. suicide rates have surged to […]


FIU Online and Baptist Health South Florida launch online course series
Campus Life
  Baptist Health South Florida and FIU Online have joined forces to launch a series of health massive open online […]


FIU takes an interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience research
FIU Magazine
Photo by Doug Garland ’10 The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It makes up two […]


Brain research: A collaborative effort at FIU
FIU Magazine
FIU faculty are collaborating across the disciplines on projects related to neuroscience and, specifically, the brain. In addition to the […]


New SGA leaders share their plans
Campus Life
In the midst of graduations and goodbyes, a new wave of student leaders is rising. The Student Government Association (SGA) […]


Ambassador Susan Rice tells grads, ‘Your country needs you.’
Campus Life
National Security Advisor urges students to put their “higher education to a higher purpose”   It was clear Ambassador Susan […]


Patient receives NeighborhoodHELP Community Teaching Award
Science and Health
On Saturday, May 7, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine gave out 108 medical degrees and a medal to a […]


FIU HCMBA team takes top honors in South Florida healthcare challenge
Science and Health
Winning first place in the prestigious South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum’s case challenge was a thrill for the five FIU […]


Big data, big opportunities: MBAs with the skills to identify trends help medical orgs improve patient outcomes
FIU Magazine
By Karen-Janine Cohen ’14 | Photos by Doug Garland ’10 Even before finishing FIU’s graduate program in Health Informatics and […]


FIU Online and Baptist Health South Florida launch MOOC series with diabetes course
Campus Life
  Baptist Health South Florida and FIU Online have joined forces to launch a series of health massive open online […]


Twin graduates pave the way for women in STEM
Campus Life
Information technology majors and sisters Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon knew they would stand out in their STEM classes because they […]


Happy Mother’s Day, Panther Moms!
Campus Life
By FIU News and Communications Staff Mothers bring warm hugs that make problems disappear and listening ears when everyone else […]


Family medicine: Three dynamic siblings attend the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Features
Photos by Doug Garland ’10 The three sisters who each chose FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) for their […]


Don Quixote in a wheelchair: Remembering a legendary warrior for the disabled
In the World
A curious, hand-drawn picture hung in professor Andrew “Drew” Batavia’s office: a Picasso-style Don Quixote de la Mancha, with spear […]


Driven and talented, FIU grads beat the odds
Campus Life
U.S National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as commencement speaker  FIU commencement ceremonies being held May 7- 11. Shonda and Shalisha […]


Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees
Campus Life
A rare cold spell in Miami, that saw temperatures dip as low as 35 degrees, had damaging effects on tropical […]


Center for Children and Families receives Beacon Council’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Award
Campus Life
FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) was honored with the Life Sciences & Healthcare Award at the 14th Annual […]


“Secret society” taps the influential on campus
Campus Life
FIU has no shortage of students who step up to the challenge of making the world a better place—and one […]


Graduate while going green
Campus Life
As you walk across the graduation stage this semester, think green. As in, going green. Perhaps sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint […]


The top 10 departments for global learning ranked
Campus Life
In just five years, global learning has become an integral part of FIU, helping students gain a greater understanding of global […]


Students and alumni competing in Herald’s Business Plan Challenge
Campus Life
The quest for the win is on. FIU students and alumni competing in the annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge […]


Introducing an ancient sport to new students
Campus Life
For a moment, all I was focused on was the target in front of me and the bow and arrow […]


Poetry from 40,000 feet: Look down and read between the lines
Arts and Culture
Park on Blue Garage’s rooftop, and experience poetry. A gigantic poem written in between the lines of parked cars is the latest […]


April 2016 in photos
Campus Life
We have reached the end of April, which means that the Spring 2016 semester is almost over and summer is right […]


Alumna hopes debate inspires at-risk students to go to college
In the World
– By Stephanie Villavicencio Nalisa Saati ’10, an FIU Honors College alumna, is providing at-risk students in Miami-Dade County with […]


ComPASS Update
Campus Life
  We are pleased to report that this week we held the first in a regular series of Communication Protocol […]


Tim O’Brien receives Sanders Award
Arts and Culture
The FIU Creative Writing Program and The Betsy-South Beach honored author Tim O’Brien with the 2016 Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction […]


TEDxFIU: Music, autism and quality of life
Arts and Culture
In her TEDxFIU 2015 talk and performance, Patricia Kayser shared how music allowed her to truly connect with her brother Chris, […]


A ‘pouf’ could change lives in India, with help from FIU students
In the World
It was a concept born in Venezuela and nurtured in Miami by FIU business students. Now, it’s flowering in India, […]


Alumnae poets publish new books
In the World
April is National Poetry month, and FIU News spoke to alumni who have broken into the ranks of published poets. The […]


FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility
Headliner
Solar array powers the grid while research initiatives will help further advance solar generation in Florida  FIU and Florida Power […]


FIU raises more than $100k for sick children
Campus Life
Dance Marathon 2016 proved that good things really do come in threes. First, the annual fund-raiser on behalf of ill […]


University celebrates Shakespeare and Cervantes
Arts and Culture
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare, Hamlet William Shakespeare and Miguel de […]


Engineering student lands IAEA internship in Vienna
In the World
  FIU environmental engineering student Christine Wipfli is experiencing the wonders of Austria first-hand after being selected for a prestigious, one-year […]


AMA@FIU in international top ten for over a decade
Campus Life
The winning streak continues for the American Marketing Association’s FIU collegiate chapter, AMA@FIU, with its 14th consecutive Top Ten Chapter […]


Alumni earn M-DCPS principal, assistant principal of the year honors
In the World
Two FIU alumni earned top honors from Miami-Dade County Public Schools recently. Manuel Sanchez ’94, MS ’95 of Miami Lakes […]


FIU Libraries increasing access by digitizing content
Campus Life
Whether it’s a professor posting course readings online, or searching JSTOR for the right article for your paper, more and […]


Strong partnership between students and mentors sparks cutting-edge research
Campus Life
Written by Daniela Hernandez Everyone has their own definition of mentor: a trusted counselor, a professor, a confidant. For most […]


Women in communication three times less likely to hold top management positions
In the World
FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center yesterday released the results of a study that found that women in communication professions are three times […]


3D printing brings distant artifacts to FIU
Arts and Culture
The additional 3D printers at the FIU Art + Art History Department‘s Digital Media Laboratory have been another step for FIU […]


Peer Advisors reflect on Orientation Workshop experience
In the World
Written by Eneida Bermudez, junior public relations major, and Pablo Ortiz, freshman business major, 2016 Peer Advisors There are some […]


SJMC senior wins national public relations award
In the World
FIU senior Manuela Carvajal was awarded one of the public relations industry’s highest student honors: PRWeek magazine’s 2016 Student of the […]


Hold the beef: New student club represents vegans on campus
Campus Life
by Gabriela Polanco In 2009, only 1 million people in the United States­–approximately 1 percent–reported being vegan or vegetarian. Today, […]


University improves in key Peace Corps ranking
Campus Life
FIU rose two spots to No. 6 nationally in the Peace Corps’ latest ranking of volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). With […]


SJMC, Media Hub of the Americas team up to improve communication of U.S. foreign policy
In the World
Journalism professors, diplomats and other media professionals will meet in the coming months to better media relations between the United […]


Student lands D.C. internship to help Latino families gain health access
In the World
What ultimately led Jenniffer Centeno ‘14 to pursue a master’s degree in in public health from the Robert Stempel College of […]


2016 summer camps available at FIU
Campus Life
With summertime quickly approaching, many children are searching for a summer adventure and parents are looking for the perfect combination of fun […]


FIU eMerges as a leader in innovation
In the World
A wise man recently said that F-I-U stands for the Future Is Us. Nowhere was that more evident than at […]


Bayview Student Living at FIU to debut in August
Campus Life
In August 2016, the Biscayne Bay campus will welcome Bayview Student Living at FIU, a nine-story, state-of-the-art apartment complex strategically […]


FIU Earthquake Experts
In the World
Following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador and the twin earthquakes in southern Japan, FIU researchers are available to […]


FIU names 2016 Student Employee of the Year
Campus Life
Jobs on campus are useful tools for students looking to earn money and gain real-world experience while they study without […]


Green Library extends hours for last two weeks of semester
Campus Life
What do FIU students need to succeed during finals week? Three things come to mind: a semester’s worth of good […]


Symposium showcases student research
In the World
Alejandro Hernandez is working on using sodium silicate–a colorless, odorless liquid in soaps and detergents–as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way […]


Jellyfish become unintended victims of oil spill mitigation
Science and Health
A chemical used to disperse oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been proven to severely harm and […]


Lifees Awards honor companies that help students succeed, industry grow
In the World
Life Sciences South Florida has selected the recipients of the first Lifees awards, honoring professionals and organizations that are leading […]


FIU Research at eMerge: Solving problems bedside, on construction sites and under the sea
Campus Life
At the core of a research university is the impetus to solve problems and eMerge Americas provides the perfect platform […]


BAYFEST brings BBC community together
Campus Life
More than 800 attendees swayed and bounced to the musical beats at the 2nd annual BAYFEST: The Music Festival at […]


FIU law graduates earn highest Florida Bar passage rate for second straight year
Campus Life
For the second time in a row, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the top bar passage rate in […]


Honors College students learn the art of curation
Arts and Culture
To blur the lines and bridge the gap between art and the rest of the world, that is the goal of the […]


New biodiversity designation brings Everglades to the forefront
Science and Health
The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot […]


Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill
Science and Health
Laura Timm is taking a closer look at what life is like for nine species of crustaceans six years after […]


President Rosenberg highlights university success, growth in State of the University address
Campus Life
  FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg highlighted the university’s success in meeting the needs and addressing the challenges facing students […]


For the second time in a row, FIU law graduates have highest Florida Bar passage rate
Campus Life
For the second time in a row, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the top bar passage rate in […]


Student curators redefine art
Arts and Culture
To blur the lines and bridge the gap between art and the rest of the world, that is the goal of the […]


FIU’s planned state-of-the art engineering building means more engineers and jobs for South Florida
Campus Life
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg is seeing 20/20 for the College of Engineering and Computing. In response to President Obama’s […]


President Rosenberg shares 2016 legislative report card
Campus Life
FIU secured nearly $30 million in new funding for our university form the state budget. Please take a moment to thank […]


FIU success highlighted at National Press Club
In the World
FIU bridged the gap between Miami and D.C. recently as U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) officials made their way down […]


Alumnus uses poetry to overcome friend’s suicide
Campus Life
– by Gabriela Polanco August 6, 2014 is a day that alumnus Christopher Mazzara ‘15 will never forget. While still […]


Cultural costs of building dams
Science and Health
People must be a consideration when building dams, according to FIU researchers. The world’s tropical regions are in the midst […]


Students honored at 2016 Student Life Awards
Campus Life
On Thursday, April 7, the Outstanding Student Life Awards honored 21 students and four student organizations who have demonstrated the […]


High school scientists experience living lab at Biscayne Bay
Science and Health
Once a month, students from MAST@FIU gather along the shores of northern Biscayne Bay to study its fish populations. Under […]


Students design outfits from recyclable items for fashion show
Arts and Culture
  The Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show, which has become one of the Department of Architecture’s signature annual events, celebrated its […]


FlyGirl says: ‘Acknowledge obstacles. Don’t give them power.’
Campus Life
Dressed in a combat pilot uniform and a Tuskegee Airman bomber jacket, former police officer and Marine Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, […]


Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research
Science and Health
The world’s rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to […]


FIU professor targets ‘word gap’ in Hispanic children
Science and Health
  Linguistics professor chosen as one of 10 “Word Gap Challenge” winners When Melissa Baralt started looking into the “word […]


Interning in D.C. this summer? Registration open for internship experience program
Campus Life
Want real-world work experience in our nation’s capital this summer? Locked in an internship already, or interested in doing so? […]


Former men’s soccer standout returns to FIU with Miami FC
Sports
On a warm Saturday morning last November, more than 200 soccer players – many from South Florida, but some traveling […]


NIH endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes
Science and Health
FIU has received an endowment to establish a pre-eminent program to develop strategies for preventing and treating obesity, diabetes, substance […]


Weekend Replay: Softball sweeps North Texas, beach volleyball dominates
Sports
After suffering a sweep at the hands of UTEP the previous week, the FIU softball team traveled to the Lone […]


Ignorance is bliss when conducting witness interviews
Campus Life
Current investigative interviewing guidelines recommend interviewers review all available case information prior to questioning a witness. However, a recent study […]


4 lessons young female leaders need to know to succeed
Campus Life
– by Gabriela Polanco  In 1984, 37.1 percent of computer science degrees were awarded to female students. By 1998, that […]


National security experts discuss global threats
In the World
  National security experts from FIU and throughout the Western Hemisphere shared their views on global terrorism, violent extremism and […]


Obama administration recognizes FIU for helping low-income students succeed
Campus Life
The Obama administration has recognized FIU for providing accessible, affordable education to lower-income students and supporting their success. The Department […]


FIU announces new major in Miami studies
Campus Life
Starting this summer, FIU is offering a new major that promises to be popular among local and out-of state students. […]


TEDxFIU: A performance by ToBy
Arts and Culture
Reggie Baril is an independent Haitian-American Hip Hop recording artist from Miami. A senior at FIU majoring in theatre performance, […]


Governor appoints Marc Sarnoff to the FIU Board of Trustees
Campus Life
Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of former Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff to the Florida International University Board of […]


Program connects students with thought leaders in Miami, D.C.
In the World
FIU kicked off the first year of its Capital Leadership Experience program this March with a cohort of students versed […]


A salute to women in FIU history
Campus Life
By FIU News and Communications staff As Women’s History Month comes to a close, FIU has plenty of remarkable females to […]


March 2016 in photos
Campus Life
In March, FIU was featured on national television, hosted a town hall with a presidential candidate leading up to the Florida […]


Institute of Water and Environment launches
Science and Health
Essential for life, water is the most important resource on the planet, and also one of the most imperiled. FIU […]


FIYou: James Wassenaar
Campus Life
Name: James  R. Wassenaar Hometown: Oswego, New York located on the east shore of Lake Ontario  Job Title/Department: Director of Facilities Planning […]


FIU, Sweetwater break ground for bridge to the future
Headliner
Further enhancing an already solid relationship, FIU broke ground March 29 on a bridge that will connect the Modesto A. Maidique Campus […]


Scientist ventures into the deep sea to study shrimp
Science and Health
FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom’s latest project is taking her to the depths of the ocean to further her research […]


Obama’s Cuba visit sparks intense debate at community forum
In the World
Pedro Freyre remembers well the Havana of his childhood – a time before Castro when the capital of the island […]


Match Day: 17 specialties, 26 states and a baby
Science and Health
Match Day — after four grueling years of medical school, it’s the day students dream of, and/or have nightmares about, […]


Doctoral student keeps students interested in STEM
Campus Life
When Remy Dou began teaching high school biology, he reveled in seeing his best and brightest students understand challenging concepts. […]


Student showcase offers behind-the-scenes look into STEM
Campus Life
It looked like a small construction site. A 20-foot-long bridge, welded together from steel tubes stood near the Green Library […]


Model UN brings largest high school conference ever to FIU
Campus Life
  By Nicole Montero Nearly 400 middle and high school students from more than 20 schools competed at an annual conference […]


FIYou: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura
Campus Life
Name: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Job Title/Department: Program Manager for the School of Environment, Arts, and Society (SEAS) in […]


Thermal trouble in the tropics
Science and Health
Tropical species are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to FIU researchers. Changes in temperature and weather patterns pose a […]


Forbes ranks FIU second best employer in Florida
Campus Life
  For the second year in a row, FIU has made “America’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine. FIU is […]


How can the humanities help address sea level rise?
Campus Life
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has chosen FIU’s History Department in the Steven J. Green School of International […]


5 essential career skills and how to develop them at FIU
Campus Life
  It’s a question many students are asking as they prepare to graduate or think about life right after college: […]


Experts, advocates to analyze impact of Obama’s visit to Cuba
Campus Life
Debate over President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week has been passionate and intense, both among the Cuban-American community […]


Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary
In the World
The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. […]


Drop-in series: Small metals, jewelry class inspires creativity
Arts and Culture
Inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in college inspired […]


TEDxFIU: Let’s focus on climate resolve
Science and Health
An aquatic ecologist, Todd Crowl is a co-founder of FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center. He is also the director of […]


FIU earns NEH grant to highlight the role of the humanities in addressing sea level rise
Campus Life
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has chosen FIU’s History Department in the Steven J. Green School of International […]


Poll results: Trump will need at least 30 percent of Latino vote to win
Campus Life
Watch FIU’s Latino Poll webcast discussion in its entirety here. A smartphone survey of more than 9,000 voters found most Latinos […]


Saving hotspots of environmental diversity from destruction
Science and Health
The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot […]


National leaders discuss how to appeal to Latino voters
Campus Life
Amid this month’s presidential rallies and debates in Miami, which sparked political conversation throughout South Florida, a group of Democratic […]


Alumna brings health and wellness to Special Olympics Florida
In the World
What began as volunteer experience at Special Olympics Florida Healthy Community almost a year ago, quickly turned into a part-time job […]


Poll results: Clinton needs 30 percent of Latino vote to win
Campus Life
Watch FIU’s Latino Poll webcast discussion in its entirety here. A smartphone survey of more than 9,000 voters found most Latinos […]


Real estate students raise the bar at national competition
In the World
Skilled analysis, creativity and intense work propelled students in FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate to the semi-final round of […]


Richard Blanco, Darlene M. Boytell-Perez and Frank Vilar among honorees at 15th annual FIU Torch Awards
In the World
Business and community leaders including inaugural poet Richard Blanco, philanthropist Darlene M. Boytell-Perez and OHL-Arellano President Frank Vilar will be […]


Latino Public Opinion Poll: Trump lacks Hispanic support necessary to win the White House
Campus Life
A smartphone survey of more than 9,000 voters found most Latinos in the U.S. would vote for Democratic frontrunner Hilary […]


FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative
Campus Life
Results: Trump lacks Hispanic support necessary to win the White House With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. […]


High school students experience real-life CSI at FIU
Headliner
The fifth annual Forensic Science Symposium kicked off Tuesday, March 15, by welcoming nearly 100 Miami-Dade County students as part of the first […]


Law graduate earns HYPE Award, re-writes his story
In the World
In 2011, Daniel Horton ’15 packed his bags, tied his mattress to the roof of his pick-up truck and moved […]


Relay for Life surpasses $1 million for American Cancer Society
Campus Life
More than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came together March 4 – 5 as FIU Relay for Life […]


Marketing students raise $7,000 for cystic fibrosis
Campus Life
A flash mob in the heart of FIU. Professors who were dared to show their skills in salsa and hip-hop, […]


Board of Trustees names Albert Maury chair emeritus, Jorge L. Arrizurieta vice chair
Campus Life
FIU’s Board of Trustees on Friday named former chair Albert Maury as chair emeritus and selected Jorge L. Arrizurieta as […]


Match Day ‘poster girl’ ready for her medical match
Science and Health
For the past three years, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine student Gretel Carmenate has been the faceless face of FIU’s […]


5 leadership tips from student leaders
Campus Life
At FIU, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. From social clubs to student government, there are literally hundreds […]


Governor reappoints Puig, Armas to the FIU Board of Trustees
Campus Life
Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Claudia Puig and Dr. Jose J. Armas to the Florida International University Board […]


Student to work with top medical scientists in summer internship
Science and Health
Sophomore Nicole Sevilla has high aspirations for her career: She hopes to one day be a medical doctor and an […]


Forensic experts convene at FIU, promote STEM careers
Campus Life
FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is hosting its annual forensic science symposium Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, in Room […]


What students need to know about voting
In the World
As the race for the presidential election continues to stir up controversy, hot debates and passionate supporters, one important detail […]


FIU Board of Trustees names Albert Maury chair emeritus and Jorge L. Arrizurieta vice chair
Campus Life
FIU’s Board of Trustees on Friday named former chair Albert Maury as chair emeritus and selected Jorge L. Arrizurieta as […]


Geologist unifies conversations about the planet
Science and Health
When geosciences professor Grenville Draper set out to find a way to better communicate with his colleagues in Latin America, […]


SOBEWFF: A springboard to top hospitality jobs
Arts and Culture
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE gives thousands of […]


Marco Rubio fields questions from FIU community at MSNBC town hall
Campus Life
Jose Camacho was the first audience member to ask Senator Marco Rubio a question at the town hall hosted at FIU […]


Governor Rick Scott reappoints Claudia Puig and Dr. Jose J. Armas to the FIU Board of Trustees.
Campus Life
Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Claudia Puig and Dr. Jose J. Armas to the Florida International University Board […]


Veterans’ campus org helps returnees navigate college life
Campus Life
A tour of duty in Okinawa gave then-20-something-year-old Cleanon Woods his first taste of the world outside his Midwestern hometown. The […]


A mission to save fishing’s unintended targets
In the World
Marine scientist devotes career to reversing trend of bycatch Each time a commercial fisher casts a net, they run the […]


Data Panthers win U.S. financial challenge, advance to Madrid
In the World
Although they study analytics every day, students in FIU’s Information Systems and Business Analytics Department (ISBA) rarely have the chance to […]


FIU trains professionals to manage natural resources
Science and Health
Understanding the environment is a challenge. Managing the environment to ensure its health and society’s success is even tougher. The […]


Student innovators work to solve problems at hackathon
Campus Life
Sleeping bags and pillows were strewn around classrooms in PG 6 Tech Station while a few students took a quick […]


FIYou: Alok Deoraj
Campus Life
Professor Alok Deoraj of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has been racking up the awards […]


To solve global problems, journalism can help
Campus Life
  Journalism can help solve global problems, according to New York Times Deputy Editor for Digital Damien Cave. Cave, a […]


Two alumni bring the maker movement to Wynwood
In the World
  A quest for affordable and collaborative workspaces lit the spark for what is today Moonlighter Makerspace in Wynwood. The […]


FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Campus Life
FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars The U.S. State Department has recognized FIU as a top producer of Fulbright […]


Geopolitical Summit to focus on cybersecurity threats
Campus Life
With major tech companies like Sony, T-Mobile and Microsoft – as well as the White House and other government entities […]


MasterCard executives mentor business students
In the World
MasterCard executive Jennifer Mohammed shares her experience at a mentoring event. Jennifer Mohammed MS ’08, a director of talent management […]


Experts meet to discuss challenges, solutions to global health issues
Campus Life
Experts in public health and global health issues from approximately 20 countries came together March 1-2 for the International Conference […]


President Mark B. Rosenberg: Building for the future
Campus Life
On Wednesday, March 2, President Mark B. Rosenberg sent this message to the FIU community: Dear FIU Family, Many of […]


Psychologist concentrates on learning how we learn
Science and Health
People are capable of learning so much, yet how we learn is a mystery. We recognize a dog as a […]


Meet Sacha Baron Cohen at free screening of latest film March 6
Campus Life
FIU students are invited to attend a reception and advance screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, The Brothers Grimsby, […]


RSVP for Job Flea – a nontraditional job, internship fair March 3
In the World
Students looking for the best employment opportunities in South Florida are invited to check out Job Flea, a large-scale job and […]


Weekend Replay: Swimming and diving wins second consecutive C-USA championship
Sports
The FIU swimming and diving team made history over the weekend on their way to winning a second consecutive Conference […]


Israeli ambassador, FIU alumnus discusses UN-Israeli relations
In the World
Danny Danon, permanent Israeli representative to the United Nations, looked around Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall and said it was good to […]


‘Orange is the New Black’ actress to students: ‘You are enough’
Campus Life
Amid the controversy surrounding the lack of color among 2016 Academy Award nominees, “Orange is the New Black” actress Selenis […]


Teaching, not testing makes better students
Campus Life
Teaching is more than just assembling a series of best practices that are expected to lead students to perfect standardized […]


February 2016 in photos
Campus Life
From hosting the book that gave us Shakespeare to winning a Conference USA championship, February was an action-packed month at […]


4 tips for startup success from Black Tech Week
In the World
Entrepreneurship met self-empowerment last week during Black Tech Week, a startup business conference geared toward minority businesspeople in science, technology, engineering […]


Students network with Boeing professionals
In the World
After joining the Aerospace Engineering Club, mechanical engineering major Jorge Cisternas realized he wanted a job in the aerospace industry. And recently, Cisternas, now […]


Student finds calling while interning at NBCUniversal
Campus Life
Living in Manhattan, working full-time at NBCUniversal and getting to read and watch TV show pilots before everyone else are […]


Senior point guard balances basketball, recreational therapy
Sports
Taylor Shade joined elite company last week. When she hit a three-pointer early in the first quarter at a home […]


Sweet cravings, real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph’s Cookies
In the World
Barred by diabetes from eating sweets, Joseph Semprevivo was determined to find a way to enjoy the baked goods he […]


SGA president starts FIU expansion petition on Change.org
Campus Life
Alexis Calatayud, Student Government Association president for Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) and a senior political science student in the Green […]


Miami International GuitART festival kicks off Feb. 24
Campus Life
Get ready to experience a celebration of guitar culture, jam-packed with guitar concerts, lectures and a showcase of finely crafted guitars at […]


Women’s basketball alumni return to honor former coach
Sports
When looking back at the career of FIU women’s basketball Head Coach Coach Cindy Russo, it’s easy to make the […]


A business magnate’s obsession with the book that gave us Shakespeare
Arts and Culture
Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, currently being presented at the Patricia & Phillip […]


FIYou: Ana Alicia Lemos
Campus Life
Name: Ana Alicia Lemos Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela and Miami, FL Job Title/Department: International Programs Manager for the School of Environment, Arts and […]


Cuban Allure, American Seduction exhibit to open at Wolfsonian-FIU
Arts and Culture
On the heels of renewed diplomatic relations and travel between the United States and Cuba, The Wolfsonian–FIU will explore images […]


Student-run hackathon to inspire entrepreneurship, innovation
Science and Health
  During the first weekend in March, 250 college students will hack day and night to make a new piece of technology […]


Researchers analyze costs of ADHD treatments
Campus Life
In the United States, medication is the first line of treatment for 90 percent of children with attention deficit hyperactivity […]


WWII veterans receive Legion of Honor, impact students
In the World
Journalism icon Tom Brokaw has called them the Greatest Generation that ever lived. Some were 18 or 20, others 22, at […]


Alumna puts English degree to work preserving Shakespeare’s legacy
In the World
It’s not every day that FIU graduates’ jobs bring them from Washington, D.C., back to their alma mater. But for […]


Students challenge faculty’s fitness levels to benefit Claire’s Place Foundation
Science and Health
Students in the College of Business’ Marketing Department are challenging professors to complete a physical activity or fitness skill — […]


Baseball will defend C-USA championship with rebuilt roster
Sports
The FIU baseball team that will take the field on Friday night at Ole Miss will look very different from […]


FIU volunteers join the Miami Heat to protect sea turtles
In the World
Florida’s sea turtles face an uncertain future as they confront pollution, habitat encroachment and illegal harvesting. Nearly 120 members of the […]


FIU volunteers join the Heat to protect sea turtle nesting sites
In the World
Florida’s sea turtles face an uncertain future as they confront pollution, habitat encroachment and illegal harvesting. Nearly 120 members of the […]


Rosenberg family donates $1 million for scholarships
Campus Life
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and his wife Rosalie announced their $1 million donation to FIU for first-generation scholarships at […]


Libraries awarded GRAMMY grant to preserve Latin culture
Arts and Culture
If CDs and audiotapes are practically extinct, what happens to even older forms of music storage? At FIU, they’re preserved for […]


The Center for Leadership ranked No. 1 nationally
Campus Life
For the third consecutive year, the Center for Leadership at FIU has been ranked among the top providers of executive […]


Einstein, gravitational waves and the rippling effects of scientific discovery
Headliner
People around the world celebrated the news last week that scientists at the Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory have finally detected gravitational […]


Show your Panther pride on FIU Day Feb. 17
Campus Life
For the 13th annual FIU Day Feb. 17, dozens of FIU community members – students, alumni, faculty, administrators and Board of […]


5 tips for making marriage work this Valentine’s Day
In the World
This Valentine’s Day, 6 million people expect or are planning a marriage proposal. Each year, 2.2 million marriages take place in the […]


Students study leadership at BBC summit
Campus Life
On Saturday, Feb. 6, more than 220 students attended the 13th annual Student Leadership Summit at the Biscayne Bay Campus. […]


Black Tech Week at BBC to promote diversity in technology
Campus Life
It started as a way to make Black History Month in Miami more impactful – by expanding the conversation around […]


Medical student recalls what it was like to have Zika
Science and Health
It started in the middle of a Thanksgiving Day soccer game. Christophe de Lespinasse felt a sudden splitting headache. “It […]


Researchers ‘going to the mat’ to help teens cope with stress
Science and Health
Though yoga is believed to have started more than 2,000 years ago, FIU-BRIDGE researchers and FIU students are finding that this […]


Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of wit and wisdom
Campus Life
On Feb. 2, the FIU Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum opened its doors to William Shakespeare’s First Folio! The […]


Ashoka U selects FIU for Changemaker Campus consortium
In the World
FIU students have shown time and again they are ready to make a difference at home or abroad long before […]


Softball ready for fresh start, opens season vs. FSU Feb. 12
Sports
  You wouldn’t blame senior pitcher Corrine Jenkins or junior first baseman Stephanie Texeira if they just wanted to erase […]


Panther Alumni Week grows in size, impact
Campus Life
When does Miami’s classic 3:05 cafecito break become an opportunity for a student to sit down and network with an accomplished […]


Innovation takes starring role in Herald business plan challenge
In the World
The 2016 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, designed to open doors for new business ventures and start-ups throughout South Florida, […]


Undergrad studies Arabic in Morocco on Boren Scholarship
Campus Life
This story is part of an occasional series that looks to highlight the benefits students derive from internships. FIU students […]


5 questions for the museum director
Arts and Culture
The Frost Art Museum welcomed a new director in January 2015. Jordana Pomeroy most recently served as executive director at […]


Chef competition, brew festival helps FIU United Way exceed campaign goal
Campus Life
Elias Bardawil, Director of Wellness and Recreation Center at Biscayne Bay Campus, felt ready to face the inaugural FIU Master Chef […]


Overly critical parents tied to ongoing ADHD symptoms in children
Science and Health
Though symptoms often decrease over time for children living with ADHD, those with overly critical parents don’t always experience the […]


Eight years running: FIU ranks as most energy efficient state university
In the World
FIU is shining bright – it continues to top all Florida state universities in energy performance, thanks to a series […]


MCM+FIGG selected to design, build 8th Street pedestrian bridge
Campus Life
The pedestrian bridge, sidewalks and plazas that will connect the City of Sweetwater with Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) are […]


6 tips to landing an internship
In the World
Students today are familiar with many benefits of an internship – real world experience, learning opportunities and the chance to […]


New process for federal student aid application announced
Campus Life
For current FIU students applying for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, there’s an important change. The federal […]


FIU, Deering Estate formalize partnership
In the World
Florida International University and Deering Estate are joining forces to create new research and education opportunities. FIU and Deering Estate, […]


Vice President for Engagement named Presidential Leadership Scholar
Campus Life
FIU Vice President for Engagement Saif  Y. Ishoof has been selected to be a member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars […]


FIU selects MCM+FIGG to design, build 8th St pedestrian bridge
Campus Life
The pedestrian bridge, sidewalks and plazas that will connect the City of Sweetwater with FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) […]


Student reflects on Black History Month speaker Marc Lamont Hill
Campus Life
The Black Student Union has arranged a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. The signature event, “I Am […]


Club Fair introduces diverse opportunities for students
Campus Life
With more than 200 student-run clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to figure out which clubs might […]


‘Making a Murderer’ interrogation of intellectually disabled teen not unique, says FIU expert
Science and Health
Psychologist Lindsay C. Malloy has devoted her career to improving the treatment of children in the legal system, including the development of better […]


5 things you need to know about Zika, its spread
Science and Health
On Monday, Feb. 1, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a public health issue of international concern, a […]


‘Art of Video Games’ on exhibit now at the Frost Art Museum
Arts and Culture
You’re playing one of your all-time favorite video games: Pac-Man. Red and green lights reflect off your screen. You can […]


“Interrogation of intellectually disabled teen in ‘Making a Murderer’ not unique”
Science and Health
Psychologist Lindsay C. Malloy has devoted her career to improving the treatment of children in the legal system, including the development of better […]


FIU Zika experts list
In the World
For questions or assistance in contacting any of the following experts, please call the Office of Media Relations: Maydel Santana-Bravo: […]


WordCamp brings leading WordPress experts to FIU Feb. 19-21
Campus Life
WordPress is the operating system that runs 25 percent of the web’s top million websites and more than half of websites […]


Internship with Miami Beach leads to full-time job
In the World
Doctoral candidate’s research on sea level rise helped prepare him for city engineering job When Carlos Tamayo started sitting in […]


FIU presents ‘Zika Watch: What South Florida Needs to Know’
Science and Health
FIU will present “Zika Watch: What South Florida Needs to Know” Wednesday, Feb. 3, in room 243 of the Graham […]


FIU’s a stage for Shakespeare first edition
Arts and Culture
William Shakespeare’s First Folio is on display at FIU, the only site in Florida to host a first edition of […]


Lead toxicity expert: ‘It’s not just about Flint, MI’
Headliner
Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has gained worldwide recognition over the […]


The folio that gave us Shakespeare
Campus Life
On Feb. 2, the FIU Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will open its doors to William Shakespeare’s First Folio! […]


January 2016 in photos
Campus Life
The first month of 2016 is pretty much in the books and what a busy month it’s been! Check out […]


Everything you need to know about the 2016 Iowa caucuses
Campus Life
If you feel like the presidential race has been in full swing for quite some time, you’re not alone. But […]


Georeferencing helps explore history
Science and Health
From ancient Greek mythology to the drones that fly over today’s streets, society has always been fascinated with bird’s eye […]


Test of the FIU Alert emergency notification system
Campus Life
This is a test of the FIU emergency notification system. This is only a test. Thank you for participating in […]


The Wertheims join The Giving Pledge
In the World
Florida philanthropists Herbert and Nicole Wertheim have joined The Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to […]


5 tips for success in life from Panther alumni
Campus Life
Every year, hundreds of alumni journey back to FIU in celebration of Panther Alumni Week, where they reconnect with their […]


Miami Fellows visit Chaplin School as part of workforce tour
Campus Life
The high-tech teaching laboratories of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management recently served as a backdrop for some of […]


How to prepare for success this semester
Campus Life
It’s a new year, a new semester and a new opportunity to hit the books and pass your classes with […]


‘My meeting with Hannah Goslar, Anne Frank’s best friend’
Campus Life
The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate victims of the Holocaust. Six […]


FIYou: Melissa Howard
Campus Life
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Dean Tomás Guilarte of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work announced the appointment […]


Saving endangered languages, one book at a time
In the World
Every two weeks, another language goes extinct. “It is estimated that within 100 years, the world could lose well over […]


Gerald Grant reappointed to FIU Board of Trustees
Campus Life
The Florida Board of Governors has reappointed Gerald Grant Jr. to serve on the FIU Board of Trustees. Grant, an […]


Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility
Arts and Culture
It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt […]


Weekend Replay: Men’s basketball sweeps Texas road trip
Sports
The red-hot FIU men’s basketball team returned home over the weekend with a pair of important victories against conference foes from […]


FIU recognized for innovative global learning initiatives
In the World
Florida International University is being recognized for innovation in preparing its students for living and working in an increasingly diverse […]


FIU competition shines light on middle school innovators
Science and Health
Middle school students with posters and pointers in hand smoothed their blazers and business casual clothes and faced the do-or-die […]


FIU Master Chef meets Brew Miami event to raise funds for United Way Miami
Campus Life
  On Friday, Jan. 22, a group of 20 foodies (including students, staff, faculty, and alumni) will showcase their cooking talents […]


Professors build unique partnership around Nepal earthquake research
Features
Engineers and social scientists don’t regularly collaborate, but a trio at FIU could set a new trend. N. Emel Ganapati […]


FIYou: Laura Dinehart
Campus Life
Name: Laura Dinehart Hometown: Born in São Paulo, Brazil, raised in Miami, Florida Job Title/Department: Interim Executive Director of Education Campus: Modesto A. […]


University community volunteers in honor of MLK
Campus Life
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service hosts service projects at 25 community sites As she rallied volunteers at Brownsville […]


Wellness website, new campus hub for healthy tips
Campus Life
A few months ago, FIU’s Worksite Wellness Program was in its infancy. Now, officially called P.A.W.S, short for Panthers Active Wellness Services, […]


FIU president to lead national STEM expert committee
Campus Life
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg has been named chair of a National Academies’ committee to develop benchmark and tracking tools […]


FIU presents Good Governance in Times of Crisis
Campus Life
  With a focus on building and strengthening governance throughout the world, FIU’s Center for Democracy and Good Governance will […]


Arts & Sciences, Education join forces to form new college
Campus Life
The College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education are integrating to form the College of Arts, Sciences & […]


High schoolers earn FIU scholarships using Raise.me
In the World
High school students hoping to one day earn a scholarship to FIU no longer have to wait. Thanks to a relatively […]


On the cusp of greatness: Alumna Teresita Fernandez takes New York art world by storm
Arts and Culture
By Nick Ducassi Eager tourists stand in the middle of New York City’s Madison Square Park, smartphones and cameras in […]


Unearthing data, best practices from Nepal’s earthquake rubble
Features
Professors in FIU’s OHL School of Construction mount research effort Watching live TV coverage of earthquake destruction in Nepal in […]


Community health clinic opens at Miami Northwestern High
Campus Life
Center funded by $1.45 million federal grant to FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Just two days […]


Student intern discovers passion for book publishing
Campus Life
This story is part of an occasional series that looks to highlight the benefits students derive from doing internships. FIU […]


Student discovers passion for book publishing during internship
Campus Life
This story is part of an occasional series that looks to highlight the benefits students derive from doing internships. FIU […]


TEDxFIU calling next generation of speakers
Campus Life
For four years, TEDxFIU has captivated the FIU community. From firsthand accounts of inspiring stories to conversations about cutting edge […]


Meet the 2016 Path Award winners
In the World
The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has selected the winners of the 2016 Path Awards. The annual Path […]


Students overcome homelessness, succeed with help from Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
Campus Life
In the fall of 2015, only one thing stood between Dania Myrthil and her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies: a class […]


FIYou: Juliet Pinto
Campus Life
Name: Juliet Pinto Hometown: Huntingdon, PA Job Title/Department: Associate Professor & Interim Executive Director, School of Journalism & Mass Communication […]


Student finds her career path during internship
Campus Life
This story is part of an occasional series that looks to highlight the benefits students derive from doing internships. FIU […]


FIU Alumni Association now 200,000 strong
Campus Life
All of FIU’s 200,000+ graduates now belong to the Alumni Association. Every FIU graduate will now have access to the […]


FIU commemorates Martin Luther King’s life, legacy during 25th annual celebration
Campus Life
FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration inspired by […]


Student programmer uses coding to solve community problems
Campus Life
We often steer clear of tedious budgets, graphs and numbers. And many times, we’re not sure where to go to […]


Professor receives fellowship for Liberty Square documentary
Campus Life
  In 2014, digital media professor Moses Shumow received FIU’s Excellence in Engagement Award for his work with high school […]


FIU commemorates Martin Luther King’s life and legacy during 25th annual celebration
Campus Life
Florida International University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration […]


Small Business Development Center at FIU helps international foods distributor expand
In the World
After nearly three decades in business, the owners of specialty foods distributor Ocho Rios International are no strangers to the […]


Health avatar could become modern version of doctor’s house call
FIU Magazine
By Eric Barton It’s happy hour, and there’s a man, a man with a drinking problem, headed to his favorite […]


FIU Health launches weight management, bariatric surgery program
Campus Life
Turkeys are not the only ones who get stuffed during the holidays. Between the office parties and family gatherings, ‘tis […]


Mangroves move inland as seas rise
Science and Health
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, […]


Alumna takes on Alaska’s wild side
Features
When I tell Meredith Marchioni that I’ve just learned there may be a brown bear nearby, she immediately takes off. Not […]


Global Sales Lab helps students practice business savvy
Campus Life
Business savvy and performance under pressure are key to sales success – and that’s why the College of Business’ new […]


Reading Education master’s program earns top ranking
Campus Life
  The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) ranked the Reading Education master’s program at FIU’s College of Education as the No. […]


December 2015 in photos
Campus Life
As 2015 comes to a close, check out great moments captured by FIU photographers Ben Guzman, Carl Frederick-Francois, Doug Garland and […]


Happy holidays from President Rosenberg!
Campus Life
On Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, President Mark B. Rosenberg delivered this message to the FIU community: Dear FIU family, If I […]


Understanding citizens for better Everglades restoration
Science and Health
Mustafa Kamal Sikder wants more people to engage in Everglades restoration efforts. The FIU environmental studies student is examining Floridians’ […]


Editors’ Picks: Our favorite stories of 2015
Campus Life
As FIU celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, 2015 proved to be an amazing year for the university – […]


Getting to the root of plant form and function
Science and Health
The remarkable diversity of plant shapes and sizes found around the world can explain how some of the most complex […]


Frost collaboration enhances art education in Sweetwater
Arts and Culture
Inspired by an art exhibit currently on display at the Frost Art Museum, students at Sweetwater Elementary School worked together […]


NIJ awards FIU $1.5 million for forensic science research
Campus Life
Researchers at FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to further […]


Scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds
In the World
Researchers from FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are part of an international team that has identified how arsenic builds […]


Claudia Puig elected chair of Board of Trustees
Campus Life
Univision Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager Claudia Puig has been elected chair of FIU’s Board of Trustees. Puig, […]


Claudia Puig elected chair of FIU’s Board of Trustees
Campus Life
Univision Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager Claudia Puig has been elected chair of FIU’s Board of Trustees. Puig, […]


FIU scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds
In the World
Researchers from FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are part of an international team that has identified how arsenic builds […]


FIU offers hope, help to former foster care, homeless students
Campus Life
Vanessa Morales remembers packing up hundreds of care packages with food, toiletries and clothing for students in need at FIU. […]


Commencement 2015: Sky’s the limit
Campus Life
More than 4,600 students received their degrees at FIU Arena this fall. To walk across the commencement stage, they worked harder […]


Tell us what you think: FIU News reader survey
Campus Life
The Office of News & Communications strives to bring you relevant and interesting stories about the university through our FIU […]


Alumna brings personality to news
FIU Magazine
Very Important Panther: Belkys Nerey ’89 WSVN-TV Anchor Bachelor of Science in Communication, 1989 Torch Award recipient, 2015 What ignited […]


Real estate students exchange classrooms for Miami River
In the World
Students and faculty of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate spent a beautiful fall day cruising along the Miami River […]


50@50: ‘Motor City Miracle’ helps FIU win its first bowl game
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


FIU wins Homestead support to move Fair
Campus Life
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, members of the Homestead City Council unanimously and enthusiastically passed a resolution supporting an FIU-led economic development […]


A conversation with FIU’s third president, Gregory B. Wolfe
Campus Life
Recorded on Oct.12, 2010, President Gregory B. Wolfe, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, recounts some of his favorite moments […]


‘Star Wars’ was engineered to appeal to us all
Arts and Culture
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


With only 500 remaining, biologist joins fight to save Wyoming toad
In the World
FIU biology student Luke Linhoff is on a mission to save the endangered Wyoming toad. The toad is no longer […]


Holiday wines that won’t break the bank
Arts and Culture
With the holiday season in full swing, wine makes a great affordable gift, and is a potential conversation starter at […]


Alumna wins Emmy 16 months after graduation
Arts and Culture
By Pattrik Simmons Serena Jimenez won an Emmy at the 2015 Suncoast Emmy Awards Dec. 5, only 16 months after graduating […]


Sound bite: Professor reads from late alumnus’ crime novel
FIU Magazine
In 2009, alumnus Anthony Gagliano MFA ’02 suffered a stroke and died, leaving his second crime novel unfinished and the […]


Fulbright scholars share language, culture with FIU
Campus Life
Florida International University was recently selected to host three foreign language instructors as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant […]


President Rosenberg: Gregory B. Wolfe ‘helped move the university forward’
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following letter to the university community on Monday, December 14, 2015.  Dear FIU family, […]


Legacy of late university president still felt today
Campus Life
FIU’s third president, Gregory Baker Wolfe, thoroughly embraced the university’s international nature and set the institution on a path to becoming world class. […]


Why we love ‘Star Wars’
Arts and Culture
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]


Art education students’ studies culminate with Frost exhibit
Arts and Culture
What’s the best graduation present you can ask for? Well, if you’re an artist, how about your very own show […]


FIU graduates reach higher, overcome setbacks
Campus Life
  In February 2005, Robert Bozeman, Jr., was shot in the head after going to a nightclub with friends. He was […]


A passion for agroecology: FIU alumna finds calling in environmental studies
FIU Magazine
Stephany Alvarez-Ventura MS ’11, a once-aspiring banker, now spends her days among honeybees and organic gardens. The Dominican Republic native […]


Cultivating success: FIU supports growing community of military veterans, minorities interested in farming business
FIU Magazine
By Evelyn Perez and Alexandra Pecharich For more than 10 years, Garfield Jarrett proudly wore the uniform of a U.S. […]


Portrait of the artist-turned-curator: Alumnus wears his heart on his sleeve at Art Basel Miami Beach
Arts and Culture
Omar Lopez-Chahoud ’90 takes joy in introducing up-and-coming artists to the masses The glitz and glamour that accompany one of […]


‘Remote-controlled brain’ a top story of 2015
Science and Health
An FIU professor’s research has landed on a list of Discover magazine’s top 100 science stories of 2015. A groundbreaking […]


Student speaks out on Venezuelan voting rights
Headliner
An FIU student spoke out about voting rights in Venezuela at the One Young World Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, […]


Reaching higher: FIU graduates overcome setbacks
Campus Life
In February 2005, Robert Bozeman, Jr., was shot in the head after going to a nightclub with friends. He was left […]


Alumni impact: Pierre Dwyer ’92, editor for Paramount Home Video
Arts and Culture
Pierre Dwyer ’92 is a Hospitality & Tourism Management graduate who pursued a career in film and editing in California […]


Hollo School of Real Estate ranked No. 1 nationally, No. 2 globally
In the World
FIU College of Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 globally […]


Historian explores great storm
In the World
The impacts of the environment on human affairs has remained a generally unexplored area in histroy. For FIU Ph.D. student […]


Artist-in-Residence brings climate change talks to Hialeah
Arts and Culture
  With climate change conversations under way at the COP 21 Paris Talks, the discussion on global climate change may […]


Invasive lizard takes up residence in Bermuda
Science and Health
FIU biology student James Stroud has observed a non-native species of lizard in Bermuda, a potential problem for the island’s […]


Colonial Florida art experiences a renaissance in Allapatah
Arts and Culture
  Five miles east of the Miami International Airport, Allapatah is home to Caribbean, South and Central American immigrants. Mostly […]


50@50: FIU student radio emerges as a hub for Miami’s underground music scene
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Training minority students in environmental restoration
Science and Health
Twelve FIU students have earned the opportunity to participate in hands-on research, competitive summer internships and personal mentorship that will […]


FIU’s first faculty technology consulting service helps small businesses
In the World
Data analytics, one of the defining business tools of the 21st century, isn’t just for big firms. But sometimes, small […]


In honor of MLK, FIU hosts 25 service sites Jan. 16
Campus Life
-by Amanda Graham Every year during the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day of Service, students, faculty and staff come […]


Amernet String Quartet leads inaugural year of the FIU Jewish music series
Arts and Culture
– By Michelle Vires FIU School of Music’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, is leading the inaugural year of the FIU […]


Training minority student in environmental restoration
Campus Life
Twelve FIU students have earned the opportunity to participate in hands-on research, competitive summer internships and personal mentorship that will […]


50@50: Men’s basketball stuns Michigan in front of a record crowd in 1998
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Three games to help your preschooler master math
In the World
Learning math and numerical concepts can be a challenge for young children, but one early childhood professor is pioneering a […]


InCubando@FIU: A summer program to boost independent businesses in Cuba
Arts and Culture
FIU has joined forces with StartUp Cuba to offer a summer program designed to foster and support entrepreneurship in Cuba. […]


Researchers attempt to stop the kiss of death
Science and Health
FIU researchers are on a mission to control and eliminate Chagas disease, which is spread by Rhodnius prolixus and other […]


Canary Islands telescope expands night sky for FIU astronomers
Campus Life
An agreement between the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), a consortium of 12 universities including FIU, and the Instituto de […]


Blind alumnus excels as NASA engineer
Science and Health
In anticipation of NASA’s launch of the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on Thursday, Dec. 3, we sat down with electrical […]


Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage
Campus Life
Just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) unveils the Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish […]


FIU’s climate change/sea level rise experts
Campus Life
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts sea levels in South Florida will rise from three to seven inches by […]


November 2015 in photos
Campus Life
Goodbye, November. Hello, December! But before we start counting down the days to the rest of the holidays and a […]


Why we should care about the United Nations’ COP21
In the World
From Nov. 30 — Dec. 11, delegates from 194 countries throughout the world will convene in France for the 21st […]


Best of the Month: November 2015
Campus Life
November is in the books and the fall semester’s end is almost here. Below are some of the best stories […]


Hospitality interns at Starbucks land jobs before graduation
In the World
From a warm morning coffee to an afternoon iced latte, sometimes, a cup of coffee just helps get us through […]


Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, FIU partner to enhance science education
In the World
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and FIU have created a partnership to strengthen science education through funding […]


Black Friday experts list
Arts and Culture
FIU’s College of Business has a wide array of experts on retail sales, marketing and Black Friday. Many of them […]


Portrait of first alumna elected to Congress unveiled
In the World
D.C. Weekly Update: The FIU network in D.C. celebrates the Foreign Affairs Chairman portrait unveiling of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ’75, ’86 […]


Soon-to-be graduates fill teaching vacancies at MDCPS
Campus Life
For roughly 40 seniors majoring in education, a recent job fair offered them the chance to land their dream job […]


Africa bond: Student, mentor impact each other
Campus Life
Graduate student defies geography, history and expectations to achieve dream FIU faculty and staff positively influence the lives of students […]


Bot race boosts future engineers
Science and Health
Robots did double duty on a recent afternoon at the FIU Engineering Center. Assembling and racing the shoebox-sized autonomous vehicles—bots on […]


Combining work and school creates leadership payoff
Campus Life
Twenty years ago, John Zamora, senior audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, was like many of today’s students: juggling […]


Moot Court teams argue before the Florida Supreme Court
In the World
For the first time in its 13 year history, the final round of FIU Law’s Intramural Moot Court Competition was […]


Football plays for bowl eligibility in season finale Saturday
Sports
How much is on the line for FIU Football when they take on WKU in the season finale at FIU Stadium on […]


FIU’s terrorism expert list
In the World
Florida International University has a number of professors who study ISIS, international relations, foreign policy and other issues related to […]


FIU pledges action during White House climate event
Campus Life
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and student Salome Garcia will join United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy Nov. 19 in […]


50@50: FIU honors Latin music icons
Arts and Culture
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


FIU librarian to read from her book at Miami Book Fair
Arts and Culture
FIU Reference Librarian Beatriz F. Fernandez will be among participants of the Miami Book Fair‘s final event, Poems: Reading From New […]


FIU Magazine now available for tablet devices
Campus Life
For the first time ever, FIU Magazine is available to read on iPad and Android tablets. The new, tablet-friendly magazine […]


Updates to GC Pit enhance technology features
Campus Life
If you’ve walked through Graham Center recently, you may have noticed things look a little different around the “GC Pit.” Sanyo […]


Guilarte to lead study of link between lead exposure and schizophrenia
Campus Life
Tomás R. Guilarte, FIU’s incoming dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has gained worldwide […]


Men’s soccer defeats Marshall to win first C-USA title
Headliner
FIU men’s soccer and Marshall entered the Conference USA Men’s Soccer Championship final Sunday, Nov. 15, as two unlikely underdogs […]


First generation students receive Golden Gift scholarships
Campus Life
Forty-four first generation students who live near FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) are now Golden Gift Scholars. The scholarship fund […]


Law student travels to Guantanamo Bay to observe hearings
In the World
Julia Williams knows about military service. She comes from a long line of men and women who have served this […]


Men’s soccer defeats Old Dominion, advances to semifinals
Sports
After being held scoreless in their last three regular season matches, the FIU men’s soccer team needed to rediscover their […]


Climate reality sets in
Campus Life
When 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World is Watching airs Nov. 13 and 14, FIU will be […]


2015 TEDxFIU speakers exemplify perseverance
Campus Life
– Gisela Valencia Two-time TEDxFIU speaker Dr. Aileen Marty has been to places “not on anyone’s bucket list.” Despite naysayers […]


Career Services focuses on expanding opportunities for students
Campus Life
  Nearly 18 months after joining FIU as director of Career Services, Fernando Figueredo and his team are celebrating record […]


Daniel Tabet takes first place at 2015 Walk on Water
Campus Life
In an annual rite of passage, architecture students competed in the 26th Walk on Water contest Nov. 10. As is tradition, […]


National leader to hold workshop on inclusivity, diversity on campus
Campus Life
On Friday, Nov. 13, the Student Affairs Staff Development Committee will welcome to campus Zeb Davenport, vice chancellor for Student […]


Carnival Foundation awards full scholarships to 5 students
Arts and Culture
Hospitality students receive full-tuition scholarships sponsored by Carnival Foundation Five of South Florida’s brightest and most promising hospitality students are getting […]


Men’s soccer ready for first round of conference tournament
Sports
The FIU men’s soccer team finds itself in unfamiliar territory this week – and that’s a very good thing. On Wednesday, […]


Football moves closer to bowl eligibility with win over Charlotte
Sports
FIU football moved one step closer to bowl eligibility Saturday. With a 48-31 win over the Charlotte 49ers at Ocean […]


NeighborhoodHELP team reflects on the death of a patient
Science and Health
Ms. A  joined the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP service learning program in 2010. She continued […]


Researchers to study HIV risk factors in transgender community
Science and Health
Transgender women, people born male but who identify as female, are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection […]


What will Iran really do with its sanctions relief windfall?
In the World
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


Transforming news of violence to stories of resilience
In the World
Ask the residents of Liberty Square how they would describe their community, and you’ll hear things like “resilient,” “neighborly,” and […]


Alumnus launches African Wardrobe Festival
Arts and Culture
Jaury Jean-Enard recently launched a successful African Wardrobe Festival in Fort Lauderdale. Hosted by the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, […]


NeighborhoodHELP teaches kids how to be health professionals
Science and Health
This week, 500 children of all ages will not only find out what it’s like to do some cool things that […]


FIYou: Adrienne Yuen
Campus Life
Name: Adrienne Yuen Hometown: Miami, Fl Job Title/Department: Academic Advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology Campus: MMC In […]


What Iran will really do with its sanctions relief windfall?
In the World
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


College of Medicine among 20 schools selected to transform physician training
Campus Life
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) is one of 20 medical schools selected nationwide to join the American Medical […]


50@50: More than 20 years of Walk on Water
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. Below […]


Hall of Fame inductees share limelight with College of Business
In the World
FIU Business’ Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is now official. Five outstanding alumni and business icon Manny Medina were […]


NeighborhoodHELP teaches kids in a fun way how to be health professionals
Science and Health
This week, 500 children of all ages will not only find out what it’s like to do some cool things that […]


Study to explore cocaine’s impact on liver disease progression in people with HIV
Science and Health
Given the advances of the last two decades, HIV is no longer a death sentence for most patients. However, for […]


$10,000 scholarship up for grabs in Red Robin® Golden Robin Contest
Campus Life
  It’s a culinary throwdown guaranteed to pay off big-time for one creative contestant: The folks at Red Robin Gourmet […]


Chaplin School honors world’s most beloved professor
In the World
FIU legend Rocco Angelo sure can bring down the house. The Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management recently threw […]


College of Education dean earns outstanding educator award
In the World
Delia C. Garcia, dean of the College of Education, was honored recently for her service and dedication to the field of […]


Program helps minorities pursue doctorates in STEM
Science and Health
Doctoral candidate Michelle Pierre is working to create a biosensor that can pre-diagnose diabetes, and to develop a form of […]


Best of the Month: October 2015
Campus Life
With the fall semester in full swing, October was a big month for the FIU community. Below are some of […]


Alumni, friends give back to FIU students
In the World
D.C. Weekly Update: FIU hosts a fundraising reception for first generation students and aspiring D.C. interns – and the university’s South […]


Drop-in series: Students become dolphin researchers for a day
Science and Health
Inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class while in college […]


Conference showcases local, international undergraduate research
In the World
Undergraduate students from across the university, as well as students who travelled to FIU from all over the U.S. and […]


50@50: TEDxFIU becomes one of university’s marquee events
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


New professional soccer team will play at FIU Stadium in 2016
Sports
A new partnership between Miami FC, South Florida’s newest professional soccer, and FIU will bring the world’s most popular sport […]


Conference showcases local and international undergraduate research
In the World
Undergraduate students from across the university, as well as students who travelled to FIU from all over the U.S. and […]


Cyber conference highlights criminal activity under our noses
Campus Life
In a bone-chilling demonstration, FIU alumnus and Secret Service Agent Robert Villanueva recently directed an operative to commit cybertheft from […]


Meet Business Hall of Fame inductee Jose I. Juncadella
Campus Life
Entrepreneurship and passion have been key to Jose Juncadella’s success. The founder of commercial real estate firm Fairchild Partners will […]


Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration
Science and Health
When it comes to advocating for Everglades restoration, keep it local, don’t be afraid to follow-up and be willing to […]


Mr. and Miss FIU learn leadership and confidence
Campus Life
By Amanda Graham Since the start of the Miss FIU Pageant in 2004 and the Mr. FIU pageant in 2011, […]


All species, great and small, must be preserved
Science and Health
Researchers warn all species are important, and conservation efforts should be based on the need for biological diversity and not […]


Founder of Tortuga Imports named a Top 100 influential leader
In the World
Monique Hamaty-Simmonds ’96, entrepreneur and founder of Tortuga Imports, is one of 100 Influential Leaders recognized by the Association to Advance […]


Weekend Replay: Football crushes Old Dominion in homecoming victory
Sports
  The FIU football team remained perfect at home this season with a dominating performance over Old Dominion in the […]


Mr. and Miss FIU teaches leadership and confidence to students
Campus Life
By Amanda Graham Since the start of the Miss FIU Pageant in 2004 and the Mr. FIU pageant in 2011, […]


Physician Assistant program celebrates inaugural White Coat Ceremony
Science and Health
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) officially welcomed its first class of physician assistants. The 45 students who comprise the inaugural class […]


Launch a new venture in 54 hours at Startup Weekend Miami
Campus Life
Jeff Brown hears new startup ideas all the time. He has even had would-be entrepreneurs approach him with their idea […]


Graduate student represents Russia at UN summit
In the World
by Pattrik Simmons A  School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) graduate student was one of only 193 young leaders around the world […]


Emotions are key in military intelligence gathering
Campus Life
The U.S. Army Field Manual is the law of the land for intelligence-gathering interrogations and it points to direct questioning […]


Developer shares insights into new real estate technology
Science and Health
Innovate, take risks and embrace technology, Chad Moss ’94 –executive vice president of Moss & Associates– urged FIU students at […]


New graphic design degree for a global community
Arts and Culture
The College of Architecture + The Arts received a surge in student interest after it announced its new Bachelor of […]


50@50: A flashback to FIU’s first Homecoming Week
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Get a glimpse of FIU’s largest tradition – Trail of the Torch
Campus Life
Every fall, the Student Alumni Association hosts FIU’s largest on-campus tradition – Trail of the Torch. The annual event begins at the FIU housing quad […]


Madhavan Nair to receive prestigious Hind Rattan Award
Science and Health
Distinguished Professor Madhavan Nair, associate dean for Biomedical Research and founding chair of the Department of Immunology, will be honored early […]


Hundreds turn out for White House astronomy night
Campus Life
FIU’s Stocker AstroScience Center was standing room only for the White House Astronomy Night event Oct. 19. More than 200 astronomy […]


Student organization establishes First Generation scholarship
Campus Life
Reaching back and helping others climb the same mountain makes everyone stronger. The men and women of Alpha Kappa Psi, […]


Lessons still to be learned from Shakespeare
Campus Life
FIU is shaping the way Shakespeare is taught in local schools. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the university […]


Tiny invention could revolutionize analytical chemistry
Campus Life
Just 2 centimeters long and 2 millimeters in diameter, an FIU researcher has invented a sorbent tube that could bring […]


FIU leads in offering access, promoting success
Campus Life
Minority, low-income and first-gen students find needed support At first glance, Ashley Perez might not have seemed like a prime […]


SJMC names Jeff Brown first Entrepreneur in Residence
Campus Life
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Florida International University has named Jeff Brown, an angel investor, serial […]


High schoolers are FIU law students for a day
Campus Life
High school students from William H. Turner Technical Arts (Turner Tech), Miami Central and North Miami convened Oct. 16 in […]


Miami-Dade high school students focus on STEM careers at FIU
Science and Health
FIU, in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), hosted the association’s 2015 Youth Leadership Development Forum in […]


Building bridges to the White House
In the World
D.C. Weekly Update: FIU’s Atorod Azizinamini was named a 2015 White House Transportation Champion Change on the same week that legislation […]


Zoologist appointed to advise National Ocean Council
In the World
FIU biology professor Philip Stoddard has been appointed by the White House to the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National […]


A mother’s gift helps improve students’ cardiac exam skills
Campus Life
When Maruchi Suquet Mendez met Harvey there was an immediate connection. Harvey is a sophisticated cardiopulmonary patient simulator used to […]


Weekend in Review: Swimming and diving remains undefeated
Sports
The FIU swimming and diving team, continuing to build on last season’s success, earned victories against Rice, Florida Atlantic and […]


FIU to host White House astronomy night
Campus Life
FIU joins President Obama’s efforts to expand access to STEM experiences for the next generation of scientists, engineers and inventors […]


Day of service in Homestead a walk in the park
In the World
Homestead Bayfront Park provided a stunning backdrop for eager volunteers who started FIU’s Homecoming week with community service. Nearly 90 […]


Enter to win the opportunity to experience global careers in D.C.
Campus Life
Want to learn about diplomacy and international public service in the nation’s capital? The 2015 Transformation Contest, ending Dec. 18, […]


Mastery Math recognized by White House
Campus Life
The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math model as one of its 150 Commitment to Action for increasing educational outcomes and […]


Medical students’ to hold annual art show fundraiser for underserved women
Campus Life
  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in case you are not aware, the statistics for South Florida are […]


$500 scholarship for Fishing Tournament poster contest winner
Campus Life
To help commemorate the 14th Annual FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament in Spring 2016, the FIU Alumni Association is asking student artists to […]


FIU Mastery Math recognized by White House
Campus Life
The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math model as one of its 150 Commitment to Action for increasing educational outcomes and […]


FIU, National Hurricane Center join forces to improve storm surge forecasting in Haiti and Dominican Republic
Science and Health
FIU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NOAA-NHC) will develop a storm surge database for Haiti […]


Climate summit calls on a global community for change
Science and Health
Biologist Maureen Donnelly says the climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time, but she has hope for the […]


50@50: From founding faculty member to dean
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Wertheims’ philanthropy spurs collaboration between FIU, UF
Campus Life
South Florida optometric physician and philanthropist Dr. Herbert Wertheim, a Horatio Alger Medal recipient, has become one of the most […]


Dr. Eneida Roldan named CEO of FIU Health
Campus Life
Dr. Eneida O. Roldan has been named Chief Executive Officer of the FIU HealthCare Network – which manages FIU Health, […]


Protecting the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks
Headliner
  Researchers from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company […]


Panther Camp becomes a family tradition
Campus Life
During a hot and humid summer in 2006, the first ever Panther Camp session was held, hosting 25 eager freshmen. […]


Inaugural Poet, alumnus discusses universal theme of ‘becoming’
Campus Life
By Gisela Valencia “This is a homecoming for me in many ways, in many layers… coming back to Miami and […]


FIU football sets a new program record in win over UTEP
Sports
After a disappointing loss on the road, coming home proved to be just what FIU football needed to get back […]


FIU researchers working on protecting nation’s power grid from cyber attacks
In the World
  Researchers from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company […]


Student-run communications agency provides real-world experience
Campus Life
With more than 300 student clubs and organizations on campus, choosing an extra-curricular to join at FIU can be difficult. […]


Overfishing is changing the oceans, one predator at a time
Science and Health
Humans are changing marine ecosystems in different and unprecedented ways. As humans continue to alter the number of predators living […]


Transforming stories of violence, tragedy to resilience, hope
Campus Life
FIU and Images & Voices of Hope co-host “Storytelling to Change the World” Oct. 28 Stories of violence and tragedy […]


White House honors FIU bridge expert as Champion of Change
Headliner
The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation will honor Atorod Azizinamini, chair of the Department of Civil and […]


Disabilities advocates honor alumnus, program director
In the World
A Miami-Dade-based resource center is set to honor a College of Education alumnus as well as the director of the college’s […]


At GIS Center, maps are great ways to explore the world
Campus Life
When most people think of maps, they imagine dusty rolls of papers used only by geographers and explorers. It is […]


50@50: The history of FIU’s student newspapers
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Research to expand knowledge of fish populations in a post-oil spill gulf
Science and Health
Kevin Boswell is on a mission to restore the health of the Gulf of Mexico as it continues to recover […]


Dr. Heithaus goes to Washington
Campus Life
D.C. Weekly Update: As Congress passed a continuing resolution funding the government until Dec. 11, FIU’s research was center stage at […]


Communication Arts student’s research leads to dream job
In the World
Communication Arts senior Christina Barahona has always known that she wanted to work in sports, but it took a Communication […]


TEDxFIU 2015 Tickets on sale now
Campus Life
For the last three years, faculty, alumni and students at FIU have taken to the TEDx world stage to share […]


Weekend In Review: Volleyball defeats Marshall, UTEP
Sports
The FIU indoor volleyball team snapped out of a recent funk with a pair of home victories over Conference USA […]


Canines detect deadly disease in historic avocado trees
Campus Life
Nestled within the lush tropical foliage of The Kampong resides 20 avocado trees. They were planted nearly 100 years ago […]


Faculty convocation recognizes outstanding professors at FIU
Campus Life
For the first time ever, two faculty members were awarded the top prize at FIU’s Faculty Convocation, a yearly award […]


Whether in a reconnaissance plane or FIU classroom, alumnus brings his “A” game
Campus Life
Like many fellow students working toward a master’s degree in finance at FIU, Ty Taylor began the program already running […]


50@50: Creating the First Year Experience course
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Asian Studies to host National Endowment for the Humanities summit
In the World
FIU will host a summer institute exploring the literary, religious and philosophical movements that have contributed to the construction of […]


SBDC at FIU: Thinking globally to help local companies
Campus Life
By Nancy Dahlberg ndahlberg@miamiherald.com Since early 2014, the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida International University has helped more […]


FIU’s CLAVE program recognized for increasing Latino student success
In the World
For the third consecutive year, the College of Education’s Creating Latino Access to a Valuable Education (CLAVE) initiative was recognized […]


Teen engineering wiz heading to international competition
In the World
A YouTube sensation at 16 and successful entrepreneur at 17, FIU student Adrian Mederos could have decided to take a […]


Faculty convocation recognizes outstanding teaching at FIU
Campus Life
For the first time ever, two faculty members were awarded the top prize at FIU’s Faculty Convocation, a yearly award […]


50@50: World’s only undersea lab featured on ‘Today’ show
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Meet my skateboard
Campus Life
Each year, more and more students seem to be riding skateboards on campus. The boards are as diverse as the […]


FIU transforms collegiate math experience
Science and Health
FIU has implemented new teaching methods resulting in double-digit pass rate increases across introductory math courses. Throughout higher education, math courses […]


Billionaire benefactor shares secrets of success at OHL School of Construction gathering
In the World
One of the world’s richest men – the CEO of the global firm after which FIU’s school of construction is […]


National event invites students to Know Tomorrow
Campus Life
FIU students will add their voices to KNOW TOMORROW, a nationwide effort of more than 50 university campuses that unites […]


New tech to authenticate citizen journalists’ cellphone footage
Headliner
Cellphone video increasingly plays a role in reporting the news. From encounters with police in the United States to the […]


Banned Books Week kicks off with an inaugural event
Campus Life
The First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech is one of this country’s most cherished rights. To celebrate that right, one […]


Does beach erosion affect oceanfront property prices?
Campus Life
Do people tend to ignore looming problems until the wolf – or in this case, the ocean – is just […]


Responsible forest management key to storing carbon
Science and Health
The logging of tropical forests is widespread, but it is not necessarily environmentally catastrophic, according to a team of international […]


Recent graduate named outstanding emerging writer
Arts and Culture
FIU Master of Fine Arts alumna Ashley Jones MFA ‘15 has been recognized as one of the country’s outstanding, emerging […]


FIU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C.
In the World
D.C. weekly update: As Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off in Washington, D.C., FIU’s strengths in STEM education and educating minorities […]


Soledad O’Brien selects FIU to kick off Latino in America tour
Campus Life
As the No. 1 university in the nation for awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students, it’s fitting that award-winning journalist […]


Tiny songbirds given second chance with Tropical Conservation Institute
Campus Life
Seven Florida grasshopper sparrows, among the world’s most endangered birds, have been given a second chance at survival in the […]


Ultimate Software, FIU prepare students for job market
Campus Life
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, and FIU have announced […]


College of Architecture + The Arts presents annual Festival of the Trees exhibit, auction
Arts and Culture
The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) is hosting the 29th annual Festival of the Trees. This year’s theme is Design […]


HR initiative aims to create a healthier campus
Campus Life
Salad or pizza? Stairs or elevator? Movie night on the couch or Zumba at the gym? Sometimes, it’s tough to make […]


Ultimate Software, FIU Expand Partnership to Prepare Students for Job Market
Campus Life
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, and FIU have announced […]


Community initiative brings Wi-Fi to Liberty Square residents
In the World
Lack of reliable Internet and computer access in low-income communities, known as the digital divide, has major implications, especially in […]


Football home opener Sept. 19: Tickets, tailgating and more
Headliner
Fire up the charcoal grill, dust off your jersey and bust out the blue and gold body paint. FIU football is […]


FIU doctor named to Presidential Advisory Council
Campus Life
FIU’s Dr. Aileen Marty is one of 15 nationally recognized experts appointed to the newly created Presidential Advisory Council on Combating […]


50@50: Lighting the Torch of Knowledge through the years
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Cultural, educational series at BBC offers something for everyone
Arts and Culture
Are you interested in regional and craft beers? Would you like to experience some of Belize’s signature dishes and musical […]


FIU joins Healthy Campus Initiative, events with celebrity trainer to mark kick-off
Campus Life
College is often the first time young adults get to decide what to eat, how often to exercise and learn […]


FIU honored by White House for Bright Spots in Hispanic Education
Campus Life
The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math Lab and the STEM Transformation Institute as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, […]


FIU and UM join forces to tackle affordable housing
Campus Life
Affordable housing is a growing concern in South Florida, and FIU’s Metropolitan Center and the University of Miami’s Office of Civic […]


FIU Athletics offers free football tickets to South Florida youth organizations
Campus Life
Florida International University is inviting hundreds of children to its football games through its Community Partners Kids Club program, which gives […]


Spanish painter celebrates historical journeys through art
Arts and Culture
Rufina Santana is accustomed to painting on canvases the size of living room walls. She is not accustomed to teaching […]


Weekend In Review: Men’s soccer wins fourth straight; football falls to Indiana
Sports
With a pair of home victories over visiting Ivy League opponents over the weekend, the FIU men’s soccer team (4-2-0) […]


Art education students’ paintings go on display in GC Gallery
Arts and Culture
Students in the Art Education program at the College of Education will headline an art exhibition in the Graham Center […]


Students honor 9/11 victims with event and donations at BBC
Campus Life
On September 11, 2015, Roslyn Espiritu — a senior psychology major — stood among peers at the Wolfe University Center […]


Weekend in Review: Soccer and volleyball pick up wins
Sports
As the FIU football team completed a 15-14 upset in Orlando over rival UCF on Sept. 3 to kick off […]


Unionized construction firms see fewer serious injuries
In the World
A new study shows construction firms that hire union workers have fewer work injuries requiring workers’ compensation payments for time […]


Student ecology club named chapter of the year
Campus Life
When Christine Pardo ’14 set out to create a club for students interested in ecological sciences in 2013, she never […]


50@50: Medical school approved in 2006
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


14th Annual Torch Awards: Breaking records by the numbers
Campus Life
The 14th Annual Torch Awards already broke one university record: The gala in March boasted the highest attendance in its […]


FIU football stuns UCF with 15-14 win in season opener
Headliner
Almost exactly a year ago, a botched field goal attempt in the waning moments of FIU football’s season opener denied them […]


Law students spend summer interning in the nation’s capital
In the World
For many FIU Law students summer provided the perfect opportunity to experience real-life, on-the-job situations; they interned at the Miami offices of […]


FIU football aims to fight for bowl game eligibility in 2015
Sports
It hasn’t been an easy road for Head Coach Ron Turner since taking over FIU football in 2013. But now entering […]


50@50: FIU football wins inaugural game in 2002
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


5 things you need to know about West Nile virus
In the World
A Clearwater man is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Florida. The news comes just days […]


U.S. congresswomen speak to FIU leadership program
Campus Life
Two United States congresswomen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), faced a room full of university leaders, poised […]


Men’s soccer hoping early tests lead to later success
Sports
For Head Coach Scott Calabrese and the men’s soccer team, the 2014 season – Calabrese’s first at the helm of […]


Arctic expedition led by FIU professor provides daily updates from sea
Headliner
FIU professor and associate director of the Applied Research Center David Kadko and a team of 50 other scientists departed […]


FIU ranked 17th in Washington Monthly for engagement, contributions to community
Campus Life
FIU was recently named among the top universities in the country in terms of engagement and contributions to its community. According […]


Alumna optimizes HR strategies at the Miami Heat
Campus Life
The College of Business’ Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program was in its early stages when Christine […]


Green Library exhibition features local talent
Arts and Culture
The Green Library isn’t just a place where books and journals are kept – it also serves as a gallery […]


Watching Tropical Storm Erika: Final Update
Campus Life
The following communication was sent out to the university community Aug. 29 from Ruben D. Almaguer, assistant vice president of Emergency […]


Guilarte appointed dean of Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Campus Life
Tomás R. Guilarte has been appointed dean of FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Guilarte comes […]


Tech Group trains students for competitive job market
Campus Life
Tech Group will be presenting a powerhouse of technical training programs for the upcoming academic year at FIU, according to […]


Weekend in Review: Volleyball starts season strong
Headliner
FIU indoor volleyball opened up the 2015 season at home, the first time the program had done so in more […]


Watching Tropical Storm Erika
Campus Life
The following communication was sent out to the university community Aug. 27 from Ruben D. Almaguer, assistant vice president of Emergency Operations. […]


The future of tech education
Campus Life
  By Gisela Valencia The modern workspace has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. Tech companies in […]


Gov. Rick Scott appoints Leonard Boord and Michael Joseph to FIU Board of Trustees
Campus Life
Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Leonard Boord and Michael G. Joseph, to the Florida International University Board of Trustees. […]


Volleyball working toward a turnaround season in 2015
Sports
Could FIU indoor volleyball be poised for a big turnaround in 2015? With the team retaining most of its starters from […]


Watching Tropical Storm Erika: Update #2
Campus Life
The following communication was sent out to the university community Aug. 28 from Ruben D. Almaguer, assistant vice president of Emergency […]


College of Medicine professor named one of ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’
In the World
In its September issue, Insight into Diversity magazine – the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education – “recognizes the […]


You know you’re an FIU Panther when…
Campus Life
Welcome to Fall 2015, Panthers! Whether you’re returning to campus for another semester or just starting your journey at FIU, […]


College of Medicine doctor diverts plane in medical emergency
In the World
The American Airlines 767 en route from Paris to Miami was flying at about 35,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, […]


TEDxFIU announces speakers for 2015
Campus Life
This year at TEDxFIU, eight talks will inspire the audience to always move forward – innovating and giving. The annual event now […]


An icy treat makes the move to Miami, guided by SBDC at FIU
In the World
Ice cream has long been one of Luisa Santos’ favorite things. As the nitrogen-frozen ice cream trend intensified, she made […]


Tax-free textbooks, dining plans for students
Campus Life
FIU students will have some extra cash in their wallets after they purchase textbooks and meal plans this semester. This fall, for […]


Sea Level Solutions Center launches
Campus Life
With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people […]


President Rosenberg: Welcome to fall 2015!
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following memo to the university community on Monday, August 24, 2015.       Dear […]


50@50: Hurricane Andrew’s impact on FIU, South Florida
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Free online course helps community prepare for an emergency
Campus Life
While South Florida has been fortunate to have quiet hurricane seasons in recent years, it only takes a single storm to […]


Youth, optimism abound for women’s soccer heading into season opener
Sports
  The big question surrounding FIU women’s soccer as they gear up for the 2015 season is how they will […]


For two FIU alumni, love began in the stacks
Campus Life
When most people think of their university’s library, they remember desperate study sessions and all night exam prep. But for […]


Changes ease parking struggle
Campus Life
Parking at FIU is often considered a fate worse than death, but fear not, because help is on the way […]


A medical student’s working adventure in Bolivia
In the World
Rebecca Le, 24, just started her second year as a medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Le, […]


FIU Beta Alpha Psi named a top 12 chapter in the world
Campus Life
For the second straight year, FIU’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter, an honors organization at the College of Business, received Gold chapter […]


New experts in mitigation, appellate law to assist in death penalty cases
In the World
Following a $620,000 grant that created FIU Law’s Death Penalty Clinic’s Florida Center for Capital Representation (FCCR), two new staff members […]


Assistant dean elected to national group on diversity, inclusion
Campus Life
Cheryl Brewster, assistant dean for diversity at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has been elected as the Southern region representative […]


50@50: The legacy of Gracie’s Grill
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


2015 Cuba experts list
Campus Life
FIU, located in the heart of Miami’s Cuban-American community, has a wide array of experts on Cuba and the U.S.-Cuba […]


New license plate strengthens Panther pride
Campus Life
After more than 10 years, a new FIU license plate is now available through the Florida Department of Highway Safety […]


Eat less meat, save the planet
Science and Health
To conserve the planet’s ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to […]


College of Medicine welcomes its newest and largest class
Campus Life
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine officially welcomed its newest class this past week. At the annual White Coat Ceremony […]


Inaugural poet to join U.S. Embassy ceremony in Cuba
Arts and Culture
Alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97 will take to the steps of the United States embassy in Havana Aug. 14 […]


Alumna named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for law and policy
In the World
– By Amanda Graham During the summer of 2007, Helena Ramirez ’11 attended Panther Camp and was excited to begin her […]


As poverty-fighting fellows, students learn to deliver results
In the World
Meeting Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of FL-27th District was a wonderful experience #FIU #MAKECHANGE @fiuinstagram #Voices4RESULTS #RESULTS A photo posted by […]


Comic book uses art to promote healing
Arts and Culture
 The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) will host Super Health Heroes, a community comic book coloring […]


Migrating Amazonian trees are a cause for concern
Science and Health
Tropical forests in the Andes Mountains are changing in the face of climate change. A new study published in PNAS […]


Internship abroad opens student’s eyes to new career
In the World
For FIU student Ana Correa, this was the summer of exploration. After taking a few classes in international relations, Correa […]


FIU professor leading historic Arctic research expedition
Campus Life
  Oceanographer David Kadko has been to the Arctic Ocean several times over the course of his career, but on Aug. 9 he […]


Before starting careers, Panther LIFE alumni master school, independent living
Campus Life
When William Perry saw his older sister move away to Michigan for college, it was something he knew would also […]


Alumnus to intern with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
In the World
By Gisela Valencia At 22, FIU alumnus Nick Aquart’s list of accomplishments includes earning a bachelor’s finance; receiving numerous recognitions for his participation in […]


FIU Back-to-School Experts List 2015
Campus Life
Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]


Journalism students document history, voices of Liberty City
Campus Life
Yuliana Valdez admits she was a little nervous about spending her summer in Liberty City working on a documentary film […]


Musée du Louvre features alumna’s work on abuse
Arts and Culture
In July, the Musée du Louvre in Paris featured photographic work by College of Architecture + The Arts alumna Paola Katherine Rodriguez […]


50@50: Getting to know campus on skates
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


FIU 2015 Political Experts
Campus Life
Florida International University has several experts on local, state, national and international politics, as well as other fields, available to […]


Women underrepresented in media industry, analysis finds
In the World
A group of investigators from FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication found that the […]


Graduates earn first online education master’s degrees from FIU
Campus Life
  When Naomi Samole-Prager learned of the fully online master’s degree programs offered by the College of Education, she knew […]


Visionary leaders named to 2015 Business Hall of Fame
Campus Life
A banking executive, an accounting authority, a prominent Spanish-language television journalist, the marketing chief at a national restaurant company, and […]


College reaffirms commitment to diversity in engineering on White House Demo Day
Campus Life
  College of Engineering & Computing Interim Dean Ranu Jung joined more than 100 of her colleagues across the country and […]


Students help Special Olympics Florida transform lives
Science and Health
Karlyn Emile, a proud alumna of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is currently the Director […]


FIU students help Special Olympics Florida transform lives
Science and Health
Karlyn Emile, a proud alumna of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is currently the Director […]


FIU granted Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence by the European Commission
Campus Life
FIU has received a grant from the European Commission to establish a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Supported by a […]


7 things you should know about Lyme disease
In the World
What do singer Avril Lavigne, actor/comedian Ben Stiller, author Alice Walker and former President George W. Bush have in common? […]


In FIU speech, Clinton calls for end to Cuba embargo
Campus Life
By Clara-Meretan Kiah In a visit to FIU that gained the university national attention July 31, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham […]


Universities join forces to tackle urban water crises
Campus Life
With drought conditions putting a strain on resources throughout South Florida, FIU is investigating long-term solutions to water crises as part […]


Free group fitness classes
Campus Life
Beginning Fall 2015, all PantherFIT (PFIT) group fitness classes at the Wellness and Recreation Center ­– MMC will be offered […]


Back to school program helps middle schoolers
Campus Life
While some parents are eagerly preparing for the first day of kindergarten, others are bracing themselves for a major change […]


4 professors win 2015 Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism Award
Campus Life
Four FIU faculty members have been named the 2015 winners of the Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism, an annual competition sponsored by the […]


New physician assistant program kicks off today
Campus Life
  The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine launches today its Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). There are 45 students […]


Conservationist cautions against greenhouse gasses from conferences
Science and Health
Academic conferences are resulting in significant greenhouse gas emissions and conservationists are not immune. But all hope is not lost, […]


Criminologist identifies factors leading to criminal behavior
In the World
It has long been believed that criminal behavior is a result of poor self-control, a trait experts often blame on […]


Researchers confront weather extremes through infrastructure resiliency
Campus Life
South Florida’s predisposition to weather extremes renders the region’s infrastructure acutely vulnerable. But weather extremes are not exclusive to South […]


Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings new class of fellows to FIU
Campus Life
In KwaZulu Natal, one of the smallest provinces in South Africa, children are often left to fend for themselves after […]


Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brought a new class of fellows to FIU
Campus Life
In KwaZulu Natal, one of the smallest provinces in South Africa, children are often left to fend for themselves after […]


50@50: FIU in ’72
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


FIYou Profile: Steven James
Campus Life
Name: Steven James        Hometown: Mandeville, Jamaica Job Title/Department: Guest Relations & Reservations Location/Campus: Wolfe University Center / Biscayne Bay Campus […]


Cultural identity through the eyes of inaugural poet, alumnus
Campus Life
By Gisela Valencia “Abuela and the entire family ate breakfast dunking Pop-Tarts into their café con leche.” –Richard Blanco, The […]


Annual census documents shrinking newsroom
Campus Life
For the first time, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) has joined forces with American Society of News Editors […]


FIU receives federal grant to launch school-based clinic at Miami Northwestern
Campus Life
FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences (NWCNHS) has received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department […]


McNair Conference highlights undergraduate research
Campus Life
University faculty and advisors agree: One of the most important ways for a student boost an application to graduate school for […]


Transportation camp spurs aspiring civil engineers
In the World
A California bridge that earned an “A” rating just last year from the Federal Highway Administration collapsed last week after heavy […]


FIU students persevere, graduate
Campus Life
Oliver Stensby, 28, should have walked across the commencement stage two and a half years ago, but the hospitality major […]


10 tips for a great start to kindergarten
Science and Health
Kindergarten is a big leap from preschool. The expectations for a child entering kindergarten are not what you or your […]


Undergraduate research to be highlighted at McNair Conference
Campus Life
University faculty and advisors agree: One of the most important ways for a student boost an application to graduate school for […]


Future educators receive hands-on experience teaching diverse students
In the World
When it comes to preparing tomorrow’s teachers, there’s nothing like getting hands-on practice in Miami’s local schools. But one College […]


5 things you should know about leprosy
Science and Health
Leprosy is not common, but confirmed cases have jumped this year in Florida. There are usually 0-12 new cases of […]


FIU undertakes comprehensive aging study
Campus Life
Frailty commonly comes hand-in-hand with older age. It often leads to weakness and falls that can cause severe injuries like […]


National first-place finishes for FIU’s future business leaders
In the World
Members of the FIU’s Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) chapter made an impressive showing, including two national first-place […]


Latinas build research careers through CRUSADA
Science and Health
The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at FIU assists Latino communities throughout South Florida. This multidisciplinary […]


Summer program turns teachers into techies
Science and Health
A “summer camp” for local public school teachers had them learning new skills to enhance STEM education in their classrooms. […]


Alumnus helps business grads with student loan debt
Campus Life
For many graduates, debt from student loans looms large. But thanks to the generosity of FIU alumnus Malcolm Butters MS ’83, […]


50@50: Pope John Paul II comes to FIU in 1987
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Trotting the globe for education
In the World
Medjy Pierre-Louis’ parents didn’t receive the best education in Haiti, she says, but it provided enough opportunity for them to […]


White House selects FIU to host climate resilience seminar
In the World
D.C. weekly update in a nutshell: FIU is chosen by the White House to work with FEMA to help better […]


Small Business Development Center at FIU jumps in with Sky Zone
In the World
Sky Zone wants to keep its South Florida fans jumping, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FIU is […]


Alumnus adapts Gloria Estefan’s songs for Broadway musical
Arts and Culture
Manny Schvartzman ’09, an FIU School of Music graduate, knows what it means to feel the rhythm of the music […]


Training program inspires local STEM teachers through active learning
Science and Health
As part of FIU’s commitment to improving STEM education, the Department of Physics is training South Florida teachers to implement […]


Architecture professor named president of national association
Arts and Culture
Professor of Architecture Marilys Nepomechie has been elected president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). She is taking […]


Student creates foundation to help those with paralysis
In the World
At the beginning of 2011, Woody Beckham was your typical college student. He was an engineering major at Florida Atlantic, had […]


Coral reefs become training ground for NASA
Campus Life
As a team of international astronauts splashes down for a 14-day training mission in FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base, they will […]


50@50: The story behind FIU island (aka Henington Island)
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Students learn how India approaches health care management
In the World
With more than 1.2 billion people, India faces an intensified version of the problems faced by all nations: how to […]


Tropical forests just got a little more diverse
Science and Health
After decades of relying on scientific opinion, an international team of researchers has come close to determining the number of […]


University air conditioning update
Campus Life
External Relations sent the following memo to the university community on Friday, July 17, 2015:   Dear university community: A chilled […]


Kathryn A. DePalo: Florida’s term limits just aren’t working
In the World
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


College of Medicine makes the nation’s ‘Dean’s List’
Campus Life
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has been ranked 20th nationwide among the Top Medical Schools for Education Quality, and […]


President Rosenberg visits D.C.
In the World
On July 8, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg met with several members of Congress and governmental agencies in Washington D.C. Rosenberg’s visits included […]


Top 10 reasons why you should be at SummerFest
Campus Life
On Thursday, July 16, the space between Modesto A. Maidique Campus’ blue and gold garages will be transformed into a […]


Victim Empowerment Program educates students on sexual assault
Campus Life
-By Amanda Graham Students look confused as Justin Santoli walks to the front of their First Year Experience class. They […]


New program honors student’s memory with legal help for domestic violence victims
Campus Life
On the morning of April 1, 2011, FIU Law student Dannette Willory was shot and killed by her longtime boyfriend. […]


Countdown to Pluto
Campus Life
  All eyes will be on Pluto Tuesday at FIU’s Stocker AstroScience Center. Researchers will open the doors to the […]


Police misconduct tied to larger departments
In the World
The size of a community’s police force is a greater predictor for police misconduct than its ethnic diversity, according to […]


Peer tutoring helps local young writers
In the World
By Gisela Valencia It was their voices. Brandi Spires recognized it immediately when they spoke with unmatched enthusiasm. The Miami Northwestern […]


New program honors slain law student’s memory with legal help for domestic violence victims
Campus Life
On the morning of April 1, 2011, FIU Law student Dannette Willory was shot and killed by her longtime boyfriend. […]


Medical marijuana laws increase use among juveniles
Science and Health
Juvenile use of marijuana is increasing substantially as more medical marijuana laws pass nationwide. In a recent study published in […]


50@50: The evolution of FIU’s logo
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Class gifts a new way of giving for business alumni
Campus Life
At FIU’s 2015 commencement ceremonies, for the first time, many College of Business students are wearing a special cord or […]


At student-led workshops, children learn about Haitian roots
Arts and Culture
Onè. Réspè. Honor. Respect. It’s a traditional Haitian greeting and for about 40 middle school students who are Haitian, of […]


Freshmen take top prize for virus research
Campus Life
FIU freshmen Odaimy Ayala and Bryant Estadella noticed subtle splashes of color on posters on display at a recent Howard […]


Historic shark census catches predators on camera
Campus Life
Researchers are embarking on the largest-ever attempt to survey the world’s shark populations. Predators are disappearing from the oceans in alarming […]


FIU College of Business to award tech pioneer and entrepreneur Manuel D. Medina the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award
Campus Life
Business icon Manuel D. Medina will be recognized for his groundbreaking work in technology and entrepreneurship, as well as his […]


Urban education master’s prepared teachers, administrators to help students succeed
Campus Life
What drove some 60 teachers, administrators and principals to brave brutal rush-hour traffic heading toward the Modesto A. Maidique Campus […]


Lady Liberty unveiled at FIU naturalization ceremony
In the World
Following Independence Day celebrations over the weekend, 10 people, including two FIU students, became citizens at FIU’s first naturalization ceremony […]


FIU attorney earns recognition from national association
In the World
Isis Carbajal de Garcia arrived in Miami from Cuba as a high school graduate who knew not a word of […]


Protecting yourself from rare flesh-eating bacteria found on Florida’s beaches
Science and Health
The Florida Health Department has warned residents and tourists of a rare form of flesh-eating, potentially deadly bacteria that has made […]


Wind instrument group wins gold medal
Arts and Culture
FIU’s Indoor Winds group took home the gold medal in the Independent Wind Category at the Winter Guard International 2015 World Championships in […]


Promoting democratic, local governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
In the World
The city of Miami recently welcomed more then 550 authorities and public servants from Latin America and the Caribbean for […]


How to ‘master’ one of the 10 most promising jobs of 2015
Campus Life
Makeba Burke has what Forbes has listed as No. 1 among “The Ten Most Promising Jobs of 2015.” Burke is […]


50@50: Dalai Lama visits FIU for the first time in 1999
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Florida pet owners warned about deadly giant toads
Science and Health
Florida’s rainy season is in full force and pet owners are being cautioned to keep an eye out for toxic […]


New Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation
In the World
Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC)  in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center […]


Peer-mentoring program revolutionizes the classroom
Campus Life
Growing up in Jamaica, Garfield Jugar was never a “math person.” Actually, he hated math. Tired of his mother always […]


Judicial review, gay marriage and God
In the World
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


SCIS partners with Girls Who Code for summer program
Science and Health
FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) announced a new partnership with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization […]


Better hurricane observation techniques make big storms less deadly
Science and Health
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


D.C. Update: Pell Grants receive boost; congrats for 50 years
In the World
With the final appropriations bill markups nearing a close, FIU works with officials, agencies and organizations to advance the South […]


‘Inside Out’ provides roadmap for navigating emotions
Campus Life
Pixar’s new film Inside Out is putting the spotlight on children’s emotions. But navigating those emotions and helping children understand them is […]


D.C. Update: Pell Grants receive boost; congrats for 50 yrs
FIU: 50@50
With the final appropriations bill markups nearing a close, FIU works with officials, agencies and organizations to advance the South […]


Should I stay or should I go: Timing affects hurricane evacuation decisions
Campus Life
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]


50@50: The crown jewel of the Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Arts and Culture
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


College of Business dives into fast-changing luxury retail market
In the World
What is luxury retail? It’s not so clear anymore. “In the past, we used to know because it was defined […]


Alumna turns passion into veterinary business
In the World
Entrepreneur and 2012 grad Tina Zambrana used her FIU marketing degree to pursue her dream of bringing affordable veterinary care […]


The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal
Campus Life
The forensic research of an FIU team headed by Provost and Executive Vice President, Kenneth G. Furton, has been published in the journal Philosophical […]


President Rosenberg: Historic day for FIU!
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following letter to the university community on Monday, June 22, 2015. Dear FIU family, […]


The mystery of Owa Ehan building solved
Campus Life
“It means fifth house in Swahili.” “No, it means third house in Swahili.” “They’re both wrong – it’s the name of […]


We turned 50 yesterday and we have the social media to prove it
Campus Life
The day started like any other except for one small fact. On this day, June 22, exactly 50 years ago, your […]


Back in the day: FIU’s first employees
FIU Magazine
    With the PC building under construction behind them, FIU’s founding employees—to whom we all owe a debt of […]


The Education Effect marks 4 years at Miami Northwestern
In the World
When Taylor Williams first set foot on the campus of Florida International University, she found it more than a little […]


FIU Then and Now
Features
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the university’s founding, FIU Magazine takes a journey back in time. Through archival photos, each one paired […]


Wolfsonian–FIU partners with The Bookstore in the Grove
In the World
The Wolfsonian–FIU and The Bookstore in the Grove have partnered to create “The Wolfsonian in the Grove,” a monthly public […]


Student-produced documentary on sea level rise to premiere on WPBT2
Campus Life
South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact, a documentary filmed and produced by FIU students, will premiere on June 24, 2015 at […]


FIU in the Next Gen: Research
Features
How will the discoveries and inventions of FIU faculty impact the world of the future? In the 50 years since […]


FIU in the Next Gen: Education
Features
What will FIU’s student body look like in 50 years, and how and what will students learn? In the 50 years since […]


Postpartum depression screenings critical for minority mothers
Campus Life
Minority mothers and their newborns are at increased risk for problems caused by postpartum depression according to FIU researchers. A […]


Inspired by the wilderness: Students’ Everglades journey in poems, essays and stories
Arts and Culture
Six FIU students, all aspiring writers, were selected last fall to take part in a six-week Everglades wilderness expedition in […]


New strategic plan sets ambitious goals for next five years
FIU Magazine
When university leaders began thinking about FIU’s next strategic plan two years ago, they knew it had to be different. […]


More than 70 students compete in FIU 2575 Triathlon
Sports
-By Amanda Graham It was another successful year for the FIU 2575 Triathlon, which took place on Sunday, May 17, […]


Edwin Rios drafted by Dodgers, five Panthers selected in 2015 MLB Draft
Sports
Edwin Rios was hoping that a Major League ball club would draft him straight out of high school. But the […]


FIU leads the way at NASPA-FL
In the World
One year after taking on the role as director of the Florida chapter of the National Association of Student Personnel […]


50@50: Paul Gallagher visits abandoned airport that would become FIU
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


History students digitize photos, memorabilia from Miami Beach
In the World
In one black and white photo, Lincoln Road is depicted as a tangled mass of trees and swamp. No sign […]


New online tools make enrolling, paying for courses easier
Campus Life
More options. More flexibility. More control. This is what the creators of OneStop Enrollment Service’s new MyCourseScheduler promise to give students […]


New Florida Consortium Hires Executive Director for 3 Universities’ Partnership
In the World
Florida’s three largest urban research universities, serving more than 60 percent of the state’s population, are working in partnership to […]


Dr. Chad Perlyn to head plastic surgeons society
Science and Health
Dr. Chad Perlyn, chief of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery, has been elected president of […]


Generous gift from PwC to accounting and business students
Campus Life
For years, FIU’s College of Business has delivered high-quality employees and interns to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Now the firm is giving […]


Student work featured at South Florida Education Research Conference
Campus Life
Students and scholars shared the stage recently at the 14th Annual South Florida Educational Research Conference (SFERC) exchanging ideas and […]


Introduced: Stacey Rubio ’15
Campus Life
With more than 54,000 students at FIU, there is no shortage of cool characters with interesting stories. The problem is, who […]


FIU Magazine Editor stepping down after more than a decade
Features
By Dan Grech MFA ’12 Deborah O’Neil’s first cover as editor of FIU Magazine featured His Holiness The Dalai Lama. […]


Editor’s Picks for Best Work
Editor's Blog
By Deborah O’Neil For more than a decade I’ve been having a lot of fun at FIU Magazine. We’ve done some […]


An aspiring physician’s pilgrimage to his hometown hospital
Science and Health
Geoffrey Collett is a third year medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Last summer he did […]


50@50: ‘Star Trek’ inspires Stocker AstroScience Center
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


FIU Model UN team ranks 4th in North America
Campus Life
The FIU Model United Nations (UN) team has taken the fourth spot in BestDelegate.com‘s annual rankings. The team moved up […]


FPL, FIU partner to build innovative solar research facility
Campus Life
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) today announced a new partnership to build a commercial-scale […]


FIU keeps top 10 Peace Corps ranking
Campus Life
FIU preserved its top 10 national ranking among Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) who contribute volunteers to the Peace Corps, the agency […]


1-day sale turns 10-year-old book into ‘New York Times’ best seller
Arts and Culture
Les Standiford‘s 2005 Meet You In Hell has just met the New York Times Best Sellers list. Wanting to tell the story of […]


FIU baseball season comes to a close after loss to Columbia in Coral Gables Regional
Sports
FIU baseball was hoping to play two games on Sunday at Alex Rodriguez Park in the Coral Gables Regional. Unfortunately, a late […]


Business supply chain students tour PortMiami, gain perspective on global trade
In the World
Classroom lessons about global trade and international logistics can come to life in an active port, through the stories of […]


“Cuban equivalent” of ancestry.com a boon to family historians
Arts and Culture
Florida International University Libraries has unveiled an online resource to help families of the Cuban diaspora research their roots—and already […]


High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind challenge
Science and Health
Aspiring engineers from nine Miami-Dade high schools put their design and problem-solving skills to the test last week at FIU’s […]


50@50: FIU baseball upsets Notre Dame to win South Bend Regional in 2001
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Preschoolers go to college
Campus Life
Students from Key Point Academy in Brickell visited FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus May 27 to experience art and science like never […]


FIU baseball falls to Hurricanes in Coral Gables Regional opener, will face ECU Saturday
Sports
A rocky start was too much for FIU baseball to overcome in a 6-2 loss to the University of Miami […]


Strong pitching helps FIU baseball eliminate ECU, advance in Coral Gables Regional
Sports
For most of the afternoon, the elimination game between the FIU baseball and the East Carolina Pirates in the Coral […]


Transformation contest winners travel to D.C.
In the World
Consider it mission accomplished – a contest that was intended to show students how diplomacy, foreign service and international development […]


Researchers uncover Shark River mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Science and Health
FIU researchers have teamed up with conservationist and TV personality Jeff Corwin to share their mission of protecting the Florida […]


50@50: The Frost Art Museum opens new state-of-the-art facility in 2008
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


5th International Conference on Global Health kicks off at FIU
Science and Health
The continuing health challenges posed by Ebola kicked off the 5th International Conference on Global Health (formerly known as the […]


FIU Law graduates its 11th class and its first group of LL.M. candidates
Campus Life
U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen delivers keynote speech For most of the 147 juris doctorate candidates, today’s commencement ceremony from the FIU […]


Students build portable hybrid power system to help in natural disasters
Science and Health
When natural disasters like the earthquakes in Nepal or the volcano eruption in Chile occur, one of the most pressing […]


Through the Eyes of the Diaspora
In the World
When Jean Muteba Rahier teaches his African Civilizations course, he already knows the common stereotypes he will have to break […]


New program hopes to minimize obesity risks among elementary school students
Science and Health
Teachers are the secret weapon in a new program designed to fight childhood obesity. The program – developed by FIU’s […]


Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders
Science and Health
A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Buenos dias, Qingdao
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s sixth annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in the China […]


50@50: Men’s soccer team wins first national championship in 1982
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


FIU showcases tech innovations at eMerge Americas 2015
Campus Life
Dozens of FIU researchers were on hand at eMerge Americas May 1-5, 2015 to showcase the latest technology developed at the university, including […]


FIYou: Steven Fernandez
Campus Life
Name: Steven J. Fernandez Hometown: Huntly, Virginia Job Title/Department: Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Campus: MMC In a nutshell: I […]


Timothy Rodgers appointed as new director of The Wolfsonian-FIU
Arts and Culture
Timothy Rodgers has been named director of The Wolfsonian-FIU. Rodgers comes to FIU from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). […]


Phillip M. Carter: It’s time for Miami to embrace bilingualism
In the World
The following op-ed was written in Spanish and published in the print edition of Diario las Americas on Wed., April […]


Gaiser appointed executive director of School of Environment, Arts and Society
Campus Life
Evelyn Gaiser has been appointed executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and associate dean in […]


Commencement 2015: Come alive
Campus Life
Come Alive. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Hainan diary
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s sixth annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in the China […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Graduation Day Tianjin 2015
In the World
This is President Rosenberg’s sixth annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in China. […]


President Rosenberg blogs from China: Road map for 2015
Headliner
This is President Rosenberg’s sixth annual blog chronicling the TUC-FIU partnership, the annual China Commencement and our students in the China […]


Medical school and motherhood
Campus Life
The late comedian Milton Berle once joked that “if evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Motherhood […]


Mother and daughter excel at Children’s Creative Learning Center
Campus Life
-by Amanda Graham Tiffani Tallon always knew she wanted to earn a college degree, but her struggle was harder than […]


Sand volleyball coach named National Coach of the Year
Sports
  Another historic moment was made at the AVCA National Championships as FIU sand volleyball head coach Rita Buck-Crockett was the 2015 […]


50@50: FIU holds first graduation ceremony in 1973
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Burial rites, religious rights and contagious diseases
Science and Health
Ebola is stronger than death. Even after killing its victim, the virus is alive and dangerous. People who die of […]


U.S. Coast Guard partners with FIU on recruitment and research
Campus Life
Max Sherno describes the U.S. Coast Guard scholarship program – known as CSPI – as the best kept secret in […]


FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication receives reaccreditation
Arts and Culture
Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) announced today that it has been reaccredited by the Accrediting […]


Students’ start-up named an innovative emerging company at eMerge Americas
In the World
  Start-up Pat Miner, consisting  of FIU Ph.D. students Arturo Castellanos and Longhui Zhang, was one of only five innovative […]


Four College of Education faculty members call it a career
Campus Life
The thousands of graduates who walked across the stage at FIU Arena this week won’t be the only ones leaving […]


Engineering design days showcase innovation
Science and Health
by Joel Delgado and Alexandra Pecharich Creativity reigned last week when three departments in the College of Engineering & Computing […]


Energy forum teaches kids importance of sustainability
Science and Health
Forty first graders from Redondo Elementary stand in the Kovens Conference Center, turning from side to side with their arms […]


At eMerge, FIU researchers showcase technology aimed at improving health
Campus Life
Dozens of FIU researchers will be on hand at eMerge Americas to showcase the latest technology developed at the university, […]


Programming team earns third place at regional competition
Campus Life
Six members of the FIU-SCIS Programming Team drove up to Fort Lauderdale in early April to represent FIU in the […]


50@50: FIU football alumni begin pro journey at the NFL Draft
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Nepal was ripe for disaster, FIU experts say
Headliner
As the people of Nepal struggle with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has devastated much of the country, […]


Elder care solution takes a top prize in Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge
In the World
Presenting an affordable solution to the growing elder care crisis, Room2Care emerged a winner in this year’s Miami Herald Business […]


Triumph after tragedy: FIU graduates overcome adversity
Campus Life
As an infant, LeAnn Shannon, 32, suffered a spinal cord injury that robbed her of the ability to walk. But […]


Mobile app links families with shelter animals
In the World
An app designed by four FIU students aims to connect would-be pet owners with the perfect furry friend. Pttr is a […]


Center for Children and Families to host on-campus information sessions for ADHD program
Campus Life
FIU’s Center for Children and Families is hosting two on-campus information sessions next week for people interested in enrolling a […]


BBC cleanup brings out the volunteers
Campus Life
FIU students, faculty and staff got help from Mast@FIU students, a local Girl Scout troop and others over the weekend […]


When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami visualize the future
Campus Life
Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a […]


FIU selected again as Florida site for Obama’s fellowship for young African leaders
Campus Life
For the second year in a row, FIU will be the only university in Florida to host a select group […]


FIU stands with Nepal
Headliner
Dear FIU family,  As we turn to final exam week, we are humbled by the devastation in Nepal as a […]


Biomedical engineering student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Science and Health
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation named FIU biomedical engineering major Elizabeth Gallardo a Goldwater Scholar for […]


Business students help tourist town compete with big resorts in Costa Rica
In the World
In an unorthodox, but rewarding, Alternative Breaks trip, 11 members of the International Business Honors Society travelled to Costa Rica during […]


50@50: Roary makes his first appearance
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Dates announced for Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit
Arts and Culture
William Shakespeare’s First Folio is slated to arrive at FIU’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in February 2016. As part of […]


POTUS, Bill Nye and 5 Panthers in the Everglades
Headliner
President Obama decided to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, right in FIU’s backyard. With Florida’s Everglades National Park as a back […]


Biomedical engineering student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Science and Health
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation named FIU biomedical engineering major Elizabeth Gallardo a Goldwater Scholar for […]


Assistant professor wins Innovation in Academia Award for Science and Technology
Science and Health
Helen Tempest, assistant professor in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, is about to receive an award that honors […]


University College, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching create certificate program
Campus Life
FIU in collaboration with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) will offer a life coach training program beginning […]


Spring game gives fans a preview for upcoming football season
Sports
Under the lights of FIU Stadium on April 17, fans got their first look at the Panthers football team that will […]


Choosing a ‘wild’ life: A journey of self-discovery, environmental writing in the Everglades
In the World
Last fall, six FIU students — all aspiring writers — were selected to join the Everglades Wilderness Writing Program. The […]


FIYou: Daniela Ottati Reperger
Campus Life
Name: Daniela Ottati Reperger Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay Job Title/Department: Professor, Communication Arts Campus: MMC In a nutshell: I teach Intercultural Communication, Advanced Business Communication, Business and […]


University College joins forces with The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching for certificate program
Campus Life
FIU in collaboration with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) will offer a life coach training program beginning […]


Serving others also a great career builder
Campus Life
Hoots, cheers and an occasional chant peppered the recent Center for Leadership & Service annual banquet. The celebration recognized students […]


Engineering students build a racecar from scratch for international competition
Campus Life
Mechanical engineering major Jean-Pierre Sorondo was sitting in a computer lab at the Engineering Center when a computer caught his […]


And the 2015 Student Employee of the Year is…
Campus Life
Student-employees comprise about one-third of the university’s workforce, and more than 160 of them were nominated for the 2015 Student […]


Education and industry leaders unite to launch Talent Development Network
In the World
Hoping to stop the “brain drain” that leads talented young people to leave South Florida, academic and business leaders have […]


FIU sea level rise experts visit White House
In the World
The Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom this week in Washington, D.C. as FIU’s researchers briefed the White House and […]


Introduced: Carl-Frederick Francois ’16
Campus Life
With more than 54,000 students at FIU, there is no shortage of cool characters with interesting stories. The problem is, who […]


50@50: Walk on Water founder shares his experience as a young professor at a young university
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Summer camps offer youth a university experience
In the World
Looking for an engaging and educational way for your child to spend the summer? Look no further. FIU will host a […]


FIU to launch graduate physician assistant program
Campus Life
FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine will launch a 27-month physician assistant (PA) master’s program this fall to help meet […]


FIU recovers 635,575 pounds of recyclable materials
Campus Life
During the past two months, FIU competed with more than 390 colleges and universities in a tournament measured not in three pointers […]


Provost Awards honors Worlds Ahead graduate students, faculty
Campus Life
By Daniel Pimentel Every year the University Graduate School celebrates FIU’s outstanding graduate students and faculty with the Provost Awards. Held […]


Friday Night Lights: Everything you need to know about this year’s Spring Game
Sports
Missing football yet? Sadly, we’re still a few long months away from football season. But fret not, football fans – […]


Mission Accomplished: Medical students return from mission to Haiti
Science and Health
They’re back and already planning their return. Students from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), who spent their spring […]


4 critical lessons for women in leadership
In the World
The year is 2015. We have wireless headphones, self driving cars and jetpacks. But women are still scarce at the top […]


50@50: Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver reunites with former student
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Women’s golf, softball ready to host FIU’s first Conference USA tournaments
Sports
For the first time since joining Conference USA in 2013, FIU will serve as the host institution for not one, […]


Student marketing agency and AMA chapter score high-profile clients, national awards
In the World
Research. Strategize. Create. Execute… and learn from errors made along the way. Rolling up your sleeves to put marketing ideas […]


Faculty authors recognized for newly published books at annual reception
Campus Life
From revolutions in Cuba and money laundering to the biology of reefs and philosophizing about sex, FIU faculty members have […]


FIU helps build Miami
In the World
Five FIU alumni – Oscar Morejon, Armando Diaz, Leonardo Rubio, David Gonzalez and Jorge Palancar – are part of one […]


Physics and engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards for STEM research
Science and Health
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized physicist Jin He and environmental engineer Omar Abdul-Aziz as recipients of the Faculty Early […]


Child and maternal health topic of global health forum at FIU
Campus Life
Leading government officials, medical professionals, researchers and health experts will come together for a global health forum on maternal, newborn […]


FIU ranked 64th on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers
Campus Life
FIU has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes. FIU is ranked third among the 19 Florida-based employers […]


Surveys show increase in stress among college students
Campus Life
by Amanda Graham Monica Fesser, 21, is a marketing major with a minor in communication arts, works 35 hours a […]


New mentor program aims to help Hispanic women obtain leadership roles
In the World
The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at FIU has launched a new Leadership Fellows […]


At last: The right to marry
In the World
Cathy Pareto ’95, MBA ’06 and Karla Arguello ’03, MBA ’07 made headlines in January when they became the first […]


Mini-symposium highlights light-based technologies
Science and Health
Using lasers to heal scars caused by third-degree burns or past surgeries. Redesigning microscopes in order to place them inside […]


College of Medicine to graduate youngest student to date
Science and Health
She never finished high school. She doesn’t have a GED. Yet, next month, Jennifer Chen will be graduating from FIU […]


Outstanding Student Life Award winners announced
Campus Life
On Thursday, Apr. 2, the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards recognized three student organizations and 21 student leaders who serve […]


Why foreign correspondents risk it all
Campus Life
Being a foreign correspondent can be fraught with danger, but sometimes the opportunity to shed light on government wrongs or […]


Partnership between students, professors produces inspiring research
Science and Health
  Undergraduate Joseph Hernandez researched and produced a new test tube design he hopes will soon ease chemistry demonstrations in […]


Top 10 ways to get fit on campus
Campus Life
by  Amanda Graham Summer is fast approaching and students are turning their attention from papers and final exams to sunshine […]


Little blue crab and 3 siblings give voice to Miami’s Haitian children
In the World
When linguistics professor Melissa Baralt is not teaching in the classroom or conducting research in the community, she volunteers at […]


aB Selma, Alabama: Footsteps of history
Alternative Breaks
During spring break, Alternative Breaks (aB) sent students on 21 trips to varying locations from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, to […]


50@50: Professor receives surprise award from student
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News is sharing 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Community members to share their immigration stories
In the World
As a historian, Professor Rebecca Friedman teaches courses on the wars and revolutions of Europe in 20th century. As the […]


Wolfsonian–FIU invites you to participate in #GreatWarStories
Arts and Culture
  Inspired by the current exhibition Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture, The Wolfsonian–FIU has created the #GreatWarStories […]


Law student wins writing competition, takes home $3,000 prize
In the World
  Second-year law student Deedee Goldstein won first place in the Pacific Legal Foundation’s (PLF) Law Student Writing Competition for […]


NYT’s Michael Slackman bears witness
Campus Life
Some foreign correspondents seek assignments covering the news from glamorous cities such as Paris or Rome. Others seek to tell […]


Krystin Montersil and Stephanie D’Angelo win 2015 Moot Court Competition
Campus Life
Attorneys are known for their gift of gab. But for Krystin Montersil and Stephanie D’Angelo – both second-year law students […]


Jose M. Aldrich named acting dean of College of Business
Campus Life
Jose M. Aldrich has been named acting dean of the College of Business, starting May 6. He takes over the position now […]


Dogs, drones battle deadly avocado fungus
Campus Life
In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the […]


FIU to host immigration reform discussion March 18
Campus Life
With more than 50 percent of its population having been born outside the United States, Miami-Dade is a county of […]


Alumna is Disney’s first Latina princess
Arts and Culture
Disney will introduce its first ever Latina princess in 2016 and the woman behind the voice is FIU alumna Aimee […]


Blood donations give back in more than one way
Campus Life
In 1818, James Blundell performed the first successful blood transfusion of human blood to a patient who had given birth. […]


Top 10 internship providers for students
Campus Life
In today’s increasingly competitive job market, college graduates who have experience in their fields are far more likely to receive […]


Teachers learn new lessons to develop high-performing students
Campus Life
At least one goal will be top of mind for the more than 400 educators, administrators and scholars descending on […]


Locker treasures found
Campus Life
Cab Calloway, Nina Simone and Tony Martin are no longer the household names they used to be. Perhaps the only […]


Buzzer beater helps men’s basketball upset UTSA in conference tournament opener
Sports
It did not take long for March Madness to live up to its moniker. In the first round of the […]


FIU jumps to No. 54 in U.S. News & World Report’s best graduate nursing programs
In the World
The Graduate Nursing program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been ranked No. 54 by the U.S. News […]


Defining FIU’s federal priorities
In the World
Several snowfalls didn’t stop FIU Panthers this week in the capital city as President Mark B. Rosenberg and advocates presented the university’s priorities to […]


Scientists unlock tangled mysteries of DNA
Campus Life
Chromosomal proteins hold the key to our DNA and they are changing, according to Jose Eirin-Lopez, marine sciences professor in […]


Nutrients could reduce streams’ ability to support aquatic life, researchers find
Science and Health
America’s fresh waters are being challenged as increases in nutrient pollution are causing a significant loss of terrestrial-derived carbon from […]


Student success at center of performance funding investments at FIU
Campus Life
FIU student Christian Otero hopes to be a surgeon one day, but he had to dissect college algebra first. Otero […]


Black at FIU: Discussing the state of policing in the United States
Campus Life
Two recent panel discussions on campus addressed the use of police force against men of color. Journalist Soledad O’Brien brought […]


Center for Leadership growing in prestige with “Know Thyself” approach
Features
Let’s dispel a few myths surrounding leadership. First, what makes a leader great is not merely natural-born charisma and intellect. […]


Universities partner with local industry for student internships, economic development
Features
In an unprecedented collaboration, South Florida’s colleges and universities have united with industry leaders to strengthen the region’s economy and […]


Landscape architect a master of urban “placemaking”
Magazine
By JoAnn Greco Last summer, some 35,000 visitors each week streamed to a previously forlorn patch of Philadelphia waterfront rejuvenated […]


Business alum thrives on building authentic connections
Magazine
Very Important Panther: Hiram Hernandez ’03 Financial Adviser, Eagle Strategies LLC Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance, 2003 Founding Member, […]


What makes a good leader?
Magazine
The Center for Leadership has graduated more than 600 individuals through its leadership training programs. FIU Magazine caught up with […]


Engineering alum connects classroom learning to solid careers
Magazine
FIU’s annual Panther Alumni Week in February reinforced for students that their years of attending classes can have a wonderful […]


Honors College makes wishes come true
Features
The summer before her senior year of high school, a crippling medical condition changed Jazzmin Peluchette’s life. She was driving […]


Students rock and race TEDxFIU
Campus Life
Student TEDxFIU talks are capturing thousands of views as applications open for TEDxFIU 2015 Thousands of people around the world […]


What do you want to #AskRosenberg?
Campus Life
                            This Wednesday, March 4, from 3 […]


Peace Corps participation jumps by 45 percent
In the World
The Peace Corps recently recognized FIU for having the biggest increase in Peace Corps volunteers among Florida’s large universities. The […]


Shakespeare first edition coming to Miami
Arts and Culture
FIU has been selected as the only site in Florida to host a first complete edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. […]


50@50: Relay For Life becomes a university philanthropic tradition
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Two College of Medicine grads are finalists for HYPE Miami Awards
Science and Health
The HYPE Miami Awards presented annually by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recognize up-and-coming young professionals who have demonstrated […]


2015 employee Ignite campaign kicks off with BBC and MMC events
Campus Life
Three years ago, FIU launched its first-ever annual faculty and staff fundraising effort, Ignite, to help spark creativity, discovery and innovation […]


Black Student Union juggles the needs of those it serves
Campus Life
In a society where young people of color face challenges that their counterparts of other backgrounds often cannot fathom, FIU’s […]


CCF spring break program boosts organization skills in adolescents
Campus Life
FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is offering a unique program to help middle school students who struggle with organization, […]


Legalizing marijuana fails to solve problems in Uruguay
Arts and Culture
One year after the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay, a study has found that 70 percent of Uruguayans feel that […]


Hungry to help: FIU works to feed the needy
Give 50
On the same weekend that 1,300 FIU students worked diligently to prepare fine fare for a glamorous crowd on South […]


President Obama addresses FIU community during nationally televised town hall on immigration
Campus Life
Eric Narvaez, an Army veteran and wounded warrior, said he fought for his country – only to come home to […]


Ebola fighting doc named one of 10 outstanding women leaders
In the World
March is Women’s History Month and it kicks off with an event honoring some of the most influential women in […]


Public speaking students award $25,000 to environmental group
Campus Life
Students in an advanced public speaking course at FIU recently had the opportunity to award $25,000 to a non-profit of their […]


Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs
Science and Health
Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine […]


President Obama to speak in town hall at MMC
Campus Life
President Barack Obama will participate in an immigration town hall meeting on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus on Wednesday, Feb. […]


Swimming and Diving wins Conference USA championship with historic performance
Headliner
The FIU swimming and diving team made history over the weekend, becoming the first Athletics program to win a Conference […]


Holocaust survivor, author to talk patronage, exile at FIU tonight
Arts and Culture
Jewish-Romanian author and Holocaust survivor Norman Manea will give a talk at FIU titled “Patronage and the Exile Writer.” The […]


5 reasons to Relay
Campus Life
FIU Relay For Life will once again team up with students, faculty and staff to raise money for the American […]


50@50: When BBC was as cool as South Beach
FIU: 50@50
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


Business students and mentors share a lesson in business etiquette
Campus Life
You’re at a networking cocktail party. You’ve got a wine glass in one hand, a plate in the other, and […]


‘Hialeah Hammer’ Adrian Diaz blocking shots at a record pace for men’s basketball
Sports
Adrian Diaz didn’t know how close he was to becoming the FIU men’s basketball program’s record holder for blocks in […]


Has free speech changed since the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack?
Campus Life
“Charlie Hebdo,” a French satirical newspaper, was used to making headlines for its provocative cartoons – especially those featuring the […]


Proficient bilinguals see higher earnings, research shows
Campus Life
In a globalized, digitized world, new research shows the key to employability and higher earnings hinges on something South Florida […]


FIU partners with U.S. Hispanic Chamber to promote research, economic development and advocacy
Campus Life
In a move that could bolster internships, jobs and scholarships for students – and promote FIU’s research and legislative priorities […]


How to get a date for Valentine’s Day
Campus Life
Roary searches for his perfect match in this cute video produced by the Division of External Relations.


NFL drafts FIU Athletic Training students for elite internships
Campus Life
Five students from the Athletic Training Program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences have been awarded […]


Love Bugs: A kiss is NOT just a kiss
Science and Health
You must remember this; a kiss is NOT just a kiss, because the fundamentals of microbiology apply. “The human mouth […]


Test of the FIU Emergency Notification System
Campus Life
Dear members of the university community: FIU is conducting a test of its Emergency Notification System. Please take a moment to […]


College of Medicine associate professor’s 25-year love affair with a parasite
Science and Health
It’s not your ordinary Valentine’s Day story. The words passion and parasites don’t usually go together, but Rita Mukhopadhyay, associate professor […]


Students gain invaluable career advice during Panther Alumni Week
Campus Life
Follow your passion and you will find your way to a successful career. This was the top advice given to […]


50@50: Love sparks in the halls of PC
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


FIU Law’s Board of Advocates Negotiation Team takes second place at ABA National Finals
In the World
Teams from more than 110 U.S. and Canadian law schools competed at the 2015 American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Negotiation Finals […]


International bioethics think tank appoints associate professor to board of directors
Science and Health
Go ahead, ask any little girl you know what she wants to do when she grows up. Bet you anything, […]


Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp
Science and Health
FIU researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps. The study, led by marine scientists Juliet Wong, Jorge […]


FIU Law receives grant to educate defense lawyers handling capital cases
Campus Life
Sentenced to death. No matter a person’s moral, ethical or religious beliefs when it comes to the death penalty, a […]


Winter 2014-15 Class Notes
Class Notes
Gold denotes Alumni Association lifetime members. Submit your own class notes for the next issue of  FIU Magazine here.  Skip […]


Alumni visit College of Education for Panther Alumni Week
Campus Life
Teaching isn’t always easy, but ask the alumni who visited the College of Education during Panther Alumni Week and they […]


New football signing class bolstered by strong local talent
Sports
When FIU Football Head Coach Ron Turner first arrived at FIU two years ago, he had just weeks to scramble […]


FIU to host 135 employers at Career Fair Feb. 9
Campus Life
On Feb. 9, FIU will host 135 employers at the Spring 2015 Career Fair at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, […]


FIU’s Education Effect joins Chase to bridge skills gap in Liberty City
In the World
Shondrea Tarpley was not at all sure about the welding course she signed up for at Miami Northwestern Senior High […]


Sea level rise in our backyard: How do we adapt?
In the World
Curious to know if flooding will destroy your house by the end of the century? Take a trip over to […]


50@50: UN Secretary General attends FIU’s official groundbreaking
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? series. […]


D.C. Dispatch: Sea level rise, Caribbean energy security and Presidential budget
In the World
As President Obama prepared to release his FY16 Presidential budget request to Congress, FIU researchers were on global and environmental […]


Spectacular art donation enhances FIU Downtown on Brickell
Arts and Culture
By Jane Schreier Jones “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our soul,” Pablo Picasso […]


Music education students help teach third-grade music class at Carlos J. Finlay Elementary
Arts and Culture
Since taking her first music class in elementary school, Natalie Lopez knew she wanted to teach music. Now a junior […]


Measles: 7 common symptoms, and 1 pretty sure way to avoid it
Science and Health
Measles is nothing to “sneeze at”—it can be deadly. The measles virus is spread through the air by breathing, coughing […]


Sushi Maki CEO’s five tips for growing your business
In the World
The success of South Florida’s popular local restaurant chain Sushi Maki didn’t come overnight. Its founder and CEO, Abe Ng, […]


Google RISE award aims to boost pass rates on AP computer science exam
Science and Health
Fewer than half of all high school students in Florida who take the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam pass the […]


FIYou: Tonette S. Rocco
Campus Life
Name: Tonette S. Rocco Hometown: Columbus, OH Job Title/Department: Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development, College of Education Campus: MMC In […]


Leaders pitch state Senate for continued transition program support
Campus Life
Florida should continue its support of transition programs that help students with intellectual disabilities attend college and become more independent, […]


FIU joins Booker T. Washington High in reopening of 25-year-old planetarium
In the World
Visitors to Booker T. Washington Senior High School probably did not realize they would be going on a journey 250 […]


MAST@FIU recognized as one of top high schools for STEM education in the U.S.
Campus Life
Less than two years after its grand opening, MAST@FIU, the only four-year high school on a university campus in Miami-Dade […]


5 things you need to know about the Chikungunya virus
Science and Health
It’s no secret that mosquitos are a huge headache for residents in South Florida. But what appears to be a […]


50@50: FIU Arena’s grand opening and Miami Vice cameo
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


The Wolfsonian–FIU debuts photographer’s new work documenting World War I legacy
Campus Life
This spring, The Wolfsonian– FIU unveils an installation of new photographs by contemporary artist Luca Artioli that document the enduring legacy […]


FIYou: Travis Stokes
Campus Life
Name: Travis L. Stokes ’09, MPA ’12 Hometown: Easley, South Carolina Job Title/Department: Event coordinator, Parking and Transportation Location/Campus: PG5 Market […]


T.Y. Hilton catches a touchdown in first Pro Bowl appearance
Sports
Former FIU football star T.Y. Hilton continues to make Panther history long after leaving campus. The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver […]


Creativity and optimism reign as local entrepreneurs go before Shark Tank
In the World
Hundreds of South Floridians came out to showcase their products and ideas before a crew of casting agents for ABC’s […]


Linguist explores neurodevelopment in bilingual preterm infants
Science and Health
Researchers are teaming up to examine bilingualism as a potential strategy to improve memory, reasoning, problem-solving and other executive functions […]


50@50: Orange Bowl stunt an early “win” for FIU football
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50? […]


Origami research continues to unfold
Campus Life
  In January 2014, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing announced that a National Science Foundation […]


Cuban-American Ebola fighter goes where others fear to tread
Features
Fighting Ebola is all in a day’s work for Dr. Aileen Marty. The 25-year Navy veteran, now with the Herbert […]


Cindy Russo retires after 36 years as women’s basketball head coach
Sports
FIU women’s basketball coach Cindy Russo has called it a career. After 36 years on the sidelines, Russo stepped down […]


University’s next strategic plan to align closely with BOG performance funding model
Campus Life
Saying that the next five years are likely to be the “most disruptive in the history of higher education,” Provost […]


50@50: Charles “Chuck” Perry on opening day of FIU
Campus Life
To celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, FIU News will share 50 moments in FIU’s history as part of our “50@50″ […]


International soccer returns to FIU Stadium on Jan. 17
Sports
World-class soccer is coming to campus. Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium will be the site of the first annual […]


With Africa Cup of Nations due to start, Marty travels to Equatorial Guinea to help prevent Ebola spread
Campus Life
A famous footballer once called soccer a matter of life and death, only more important. He was joking, of course, […]


4 things to know about Thursday’s basketball game vs. Marshall
Sports
It’s been a while, but the men’s basketball team is finally coming home – and there’s plenty to be excited […]


FIYou: Raul Ruiz
Campus Life
Name:   Raul Ruiz Hometown:  Miami, Florida Job Title/Department:  Director of Bar Preparation Campus:  Modesto A. Maidique Campus In a nutshell […]


Martin Luther King’s legacy to be honored in month-long celebration
Campus Life
FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration […]


Former FIU star T.Y. Hilton one win away from the Super Bowl
Sports
Former FIU football wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, now a member of the Indianapolis Colts, is one win away from playing […]


Call for nominations for Outstanding Student Life Awards
Campus Life
On Monday, Jan. 12, nominations opened for the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards – a unique opportunity for faculty, staff and students […]


FIU Spring 2015 Survival Guide
Campus Life
Welcome back, Panthers! Looking for tips on where to park, Panther Mover routes and on-campus food hours for the first week […]


The revival of FIU’s Nature Preserve
Features
Campuswide effort transforms MMC’s 16-acre habitat into a green oasis Take a look at an aerial image from South Beach […]


Women’s basketball hosts UAB on Jan. 11 in nationally-televised contest
Sports
FIU women’s basketball will host UAB at Lime Court at FIU Arena on Sunday, Jan. 11, in a nationally televised conference […]


FIU offers first international criminal justice Ph.D. in the country
Campus Life
When New Jersey-native Harry Rhea wanted to dedicate his career to international justice, he traveled more than 3,000 miles to […]


Top 10 ways FIU supports LGBTQA students
Campus Life
Monday, Jan. 5, marked a historic day for lesbian and gay couples in South Florida. Miami-Dade County became the first place in […]


Shaun Derik to headline MLK Youth Forum & Peace Walk
Campus Life
Each January, hundreds of middle and high school students walk along Biscayne Bay with FIU students at the Biscayne Bay […]


The revivial of FIU’s Nature Preserve
Features
Campuswide effort transforms MMC’s 16-acre habit into a green oasis Take a look at an aerial image from South Beach […]


Madrid internship offers a world view of construction industry
In the World
Global citizens make the best construction managers. Just ask Julio Cuenca, a December 2014 graduate of FIU’s OHL School of […]


Two FIU medical students, one joint New Year’s resolution that could save millions of lives
Campus Life
Losing weight. Quitting smoking. Saving money. These are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But Elise Gershman and Michael […]


Trading laptops for shovels: a new kind of office retreat
Give 50
This article is part of an occasional series that focuses on FIU students, employees and alumni who contribute to either […]


Student’s service, passion shape career path
Give 50
This article is part of an occasional series that focuses on FIU students, employees and alumni who contribute to either […]


Campbell McGrath reads his poem ‘Shopping for Pomegranates at Wal-Mart on New Year’s Day’
Arts and Culture



Editors’ Picks: Our 14 favorite stories of 2014
Campus Life
Fighting Ebola. A historic mission 63 feet beneath the sea with Fabien Cousteau. A resounding ‘yes’ from the community. FIU and its […]


FIU’s list of same-sex marriage and civil rights experts
Campus Life
Florida International University has a number of professors who study constitutional law, same-sex issues, and judicial and LGBT politics. This […]


Happy holidays 2014
Campus Life
The following message was sent by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg to the FIU community on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014: […]


Life takes a new track after prison, law school
Features
Alumnus rises from the depths of drug abuse and incarceration to advocate for others’ rights as a College of Law […]


Global citizens in action: FIU turns out Peace Corps volunteers ready to save the world
Features
From Morocco to Tobago, FIU graduates have served the Peace Corps in more than 60 countries around the world, earning […]


FIU builds cooperative ties to the East
Features
FIU’s relationship with the world’s largest continent continues to grow. As the center of global economic power shifts and as […]


Happy holidays from FIU News!
Campus Life



TEDxFIU: Eat healthier and save the environment
Campus Life
FIU alumni Brian Machovina ’91, MS ’94, and Eileen McHale ’93 are the inventors of Yonanas, a kitchen appliance that turns frozen fruits into […]


TEDxFIU: How to write a story
Campus Life
John Dufresne is the author of five novels, two of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year, two short story collections […]


FIU experts ready to discuss U.S.-Cuba relations
Campus Life
FIU has leading experts on Cuba who are available to provide analysis and insight on President Barack Obama’s announcement today […]


4 tips for your child this winter break
Science and Health
Winter break is fast approaching, and while it’s a wonderful time for families, it can also be a source of […]


What changes with new U.S.-Cuba foreign policy?
Headliner
President Obama announced today the reestablishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba, which had been severed since 1961. The United States […]


Campus tour sparks English-learning students’ dreams of higher ed
Campus Life
On a cool South Florida winter morning almost 30 Miami-Dade high school students wandered through FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus […]


TEDxFIU: Why we need to save Haiti
Campus Life
Global philanthropist and entrepreneur Doug Jefferies ’89  has devoted his time to helping the people of Haiti. His nonprofit organization, Mission Results, allows […]


MLK Commemorative breakfast speaker discusses Ferguson, Dr. King’s legacy
Campus Life
Multicultural Programs and Services announced this week the keynote speaker for its annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration […]


TEDxFIU: Finding my inner song
Campus Life
Karla Gutierrez is a senior in music technology and voice at FIU. Originally from Cartago, Costa Rica, she has a master’s […]


Alumna joins fire team at Everglades National Park
Campus Life
Everglades wild land firefighters are in the unique position to do something that would make urban firefighters shudder: They actually set […]


FIU students overcome homelessness, poverty, violence to earn degrees
Campus Life
  U.S. Army veteran Rodney Demerritte, math teacher Esther Fineus Joseph and communications student Sally Sarmiento have overcome challenges such […]


FIU to recognize leaders in public health, social work and dietetics
Campus Life
The Path Awards recognizes individuals in public health, social work and dietetics for their contributions and commitment to promoting and protecting the health of the South Florida community.  The awards also serve to raise the community’s awareness and understanding of the contributions made by public health, social work and dietetics [...]


Faculty Profile: Tawia Ansah
Campus Life
This is the first article in a series highlighting some of the 124 faculty members who were hired during the 2011-2012 academic year Born in Ghana, raised in the United Kingdom, and educated in the United States and Canada, Tawia Ansah fits right into a College of Law whose faculty [...]


President Rosenberg’s budget message March 30
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg sat down this week to share some thoughts about the recently-concluded legislative session and his outlook on funding for the 2012-13 fiscal year. A Budget Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the MARC Pavilion at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. [...]


‘NYT’ national editor admits Twitter addiction, remains confident in newspapers’ role, future
Campus Life
Sam Sifton, the former restaurant critic-turned-New York Times national editor, was at Biscayne Bay Campus March 22 to deliver the final lecture in the Student Government Association-BBC Lecture Series for Spring 2012. The writer discussed “Election 2012: How The New York Times Covers the Run for the Presidency” with a [...]


Law professor discusses Supreme Court’s healthcare hearings
Campus Life
President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law was up for debate March 26-28. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. On Tuesday, the high court focused on the individual mandate – the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. College of Law Professor Elizabeth [...]


SJMC alumnus returns to FIU for Communications Week
Campus Life
This week marks the 21st year of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Communications Week. This year, under the leadership of new dean Raul Reis, the theme is global communications and international issues, with all activities centering on the global impact and trends affecting the fields of advertising, public [...]


The future of Venezuela’s political landscape
Campus Life
An academic discussion about the opposition primaries and the president’s health Two events have reignited the discussion on Venezuelan politics in recent weeks: the opposition primaries propelled Gov. Henrique Capriles into the Venezuelan presidential race and President Hugo Chavez continues to experience health issues. FIU’s School of International and Public [...]


Mastering illicit markets, transnational crime and globalization
Campus Life
We recently caught up with Liana Reyes, a current student completing her Master’s in Global Governance at our Downton Brickell location.  We asked her about the new program, what drives her and how she felt about the facilities in Downtown Miami. Here is what she had to say:


National study looks for insights: Why do minorities drop out of doctoral programs?
Campus Life
FIU graduates more minorities with Bachelor’s degrees than any other institution in the country. FIU also graduates more Hispanics with Master’s degrees than any other university. But when it comes to doctoral degrees—especially in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM)—many minorities drop out. And no one knows why. [...]


Entrepreneur-in-residence hosts coffee break
Campus Life
Got an idea for a business? Wondering what’s next for your career? Bring your ideas to Coffee Break Miami, a new opportunity to brainstorm with a successful entrepreneur right here at FIU! The monthly gatherings, hosted by FIU’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center and the International Business Honors [...]


Budget Town Hall postponed
Campus Life
The Budget Town Hall meeting to discuss the 2012-13 fiscal year, originally scheduled for March 29, has been postponed. FIU is awaiting additional information from the governor’s office that will allow President Mark B. Rosenberg and the executive leadership to provide the university community with the most complete information about [...]


The choice is yours: Vote for April’s Movie on the Lawn
Arts and Culture
The next screening in the Frost Art Museum series is scheduled for April 12 The Frost Art Museum will host another outdoor movie screening this spring, on Thursday, April 12, and the powers that be are once again letting you choose what we’re watching. Earlier in March, the museum showed [...]


BBC Market in full effect this spring semester
Freeze Frame
  Rita M. Cauce, librarian at the FIU Green Library, browses through shirts from a local vendor at the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) Market. “More students need to get out here. The vendors have beautiful things that are really unique and different,” Cauce said. A number of local vendors offer [...]


Top costume design award goes to FIU Theatre
Arts and Culture
She is a senior in the BFA program in FIU Theatre; she is an Honors College student; and she’s also one of the top costume designers in the college theatre scene. Meet Caroline Spitzer, the recipient of the highest accolade for costume design at this year’s Kennedy Center American College [...]


FIU breaks ground on Phase III: Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium
Campus Life
FIU Executive Director for Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced today the start of construction on the third phase of Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium. The third phase will close in the north side of the stadium and is expected to be completed by Sept. 1, 2012. “The next phase [...]


Alligator researcher wins science policy experience in Washington D.C.
Science and Health
Adam Rosenblatt, a Ph.D. candidate in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the 2012 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). He is headed to Washington D.C. for the Congressional Visits Day March 28-29. Rosenblatt is one of three national finalists invited to the annual science policy experience. The [...]


Florida Board of Governors appoints new member to FIU Board of Trustees
Campus Life
The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Robert T. Barlick, Jr. to serve on Florida International University’s Board of Trustees. The appointment fills a vacancy left when Joseph L. Caruncho was tapped to serve on the Florida Board of Governors. “The FIU Board of Trustees will benefit from Mr. Barlick’s [...]


From FIU basketball to NFL
Campus Life
Former FIU basketball point guard Nick Taylor was recruited by the Minnesota Vikings at FIU Pro Day. Taylor never played college football. At first glance March 9 at FIU Pro Day, the defensive back working out for scouts from all 32 NFL teams appeared to be former FIU basketball point [...]


Annual Blue & Gold Game March 30
Sports
FIU football will host the annual Blue & Gold Spring Game Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium. Admission to the game is free. The 2012 schedule promises another exciting and challenging season for the Panthers. Highlighted by two nationally-televised games, FIU will look to [...]


FIU primatologist to talk monkey business, chasing dreams
Campus Life
Sian Evans, FIU professor and managing director of the DuMond Conservancy, will present “Anthropoid Adventures” Tuesday, March 27 at the Luna Star Café in North Miami. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Evans teaches primate biology in the Department of Biological Sciences, an [...]


FIU dedicates OHL School of Construction
Campus Life
Representatives of global construction multinational Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) and Arellano Construction, part of the OHL Group, joined FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, FIU College of Computing and Engineering Dean Amir Mirmiran and other FIU administrators, faculty and students to celebrate the naming of the OHL School of Construction, the [...]


Budget forum to be held March 29
Campus Life
FIU is having this year’s first budget town hall meeting to discuss the 2012-13 fiscal year on Thursday, March 29. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Marc Pavilion at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, will address the latest budget dynamics and options for the next two academic years. [...]


Endangered butterfly takes up residence on BBC
Campus Life
The Atala butterfly, once thought extinct in Florida, has found a new home in the gardens of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. In recent months, students have noticed an increasing number of the butterflies with dark wings and distinct coloration — male Atala have metallic green markings while the females have [...]


Jamaican dance group coming to BBC March 22
Arts and Culture
An exciting cross-cultural exchange will take place under the spotlight Thursday, March 22, when The Company Dance Theatre from Kingston, Jamaica, comes to the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC). Now in its 23rd season, the company will perform a variety of pieces from its repertoire, including traditional Afro-Caribbean movements and classical [...]


Write the lyrics to FIU’s ‘Alma Mater’ and win $1,000
Arts and Culture
You have the opportunity to be part of Panther history. FIU is getting a new “Alma Mater” and you can be its lyricist. The “Alma Mater” Committee is looking for a song that conveys FIU’s energy, optimism and diversity. Students, faculty, staff, retirees and alumni are invited to submit entries; group entries [...]


Register for both Summer and Fall 2012 starting April 2
Campus Life
FIU has re-designed its registration appointment process for summer and fall semesters for all continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Beginning April 2, currently enrolled degree-seeking students will have the opportunity to register by appointment for both the Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters, during the same registration appointment time. This process is [...]


The panther element
Freeze Frame
Biology major Ivette Alfonso studies for chemistry class in the Chemistry & Physics building at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Good luck, Ivette; the panther element is in you. Through the windows behind her you can see the construction on the new Science Classroom Complex.  


FIU alumnus earns Capitol Hill internship experience
In the World
Abdel Perera, ‘11, is headed to Capitol Hill in May. The School of International and Public Affairs alumnus has been awarded a 2012 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Perera was among 20 national finalists competing for the prestigious award. “I was very excited to represent FIU in the finals,” Perera said. “I did [...]


SIPA to host academic discussion about Venezuela’s political future
Campus Life
Recent events that have ignited global interest in the future of Venezuela’s political landscape will be the topic of discussion during a March 27 event hosted by FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs. The issue of current President Hugo Chavez’s recurring health problems coupled with the recent primaries that [...]


Panthers advance to second round of Women’s National Invitation Tournament
Headliner
The FIU women’s basketball team dominated Stetson, 75-47, in Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) first-round action March 15 at the U.S. Century Bank Arena at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. With the win, the Panthers advance to the second round of WNIT play and will face off against USF March 17 [...]


To succeed in business, outthink the competition
Campus Life
How do today’s most successful companies stay on top? Chances are, they out-think the competition, coming up with strategies that leave business rivals in the dust, said Kaihan Krippendorff, a FastCompany.com blogger, founding fellow of FIU’s Center for Leadership and an adjunct professor at the College of Business Administration. On [...]


NFL cheerleader turned scientist to give lecture at FIU
Campus Life
Mireya Mayor, anthropologist, primatologist, wildlife correspondent and motivational speaker, will present “My Wild Life” Friday, March 23 at Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall 1100 (RDB 1100) in the FIU College of Law. The seminar is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Mayor is the daughter of [...]


‘Entourage’ star tells students he has a responsibility to be a ‘worthwhile schmuck’
Campus Life
Adrian Grenier, the 35-year-old actor who played the fictional Hollywood It Boy Vincent Chase on HBO’s Entourage, was at Biscayne Bay Campus last week, discussing his experiences and thoughts on fame as part of the second lecture in the Student Government Association-BBC Lecture Series of the semester. For eight seasons, [...]


FIU grad brings healthy fast food to South Florida
Campus Life
At a time when some businesses are cutting back, FIU alumnus Anthony Leone, founder and president of healthy fast food restaurant Energy Kitchen, is banking on the fact that people want to eat well. Leone opened the first Energy Kitchen in New York City in 2003. Today there are 15 [...]


FIU alumni are Rangel finalists
In the World
FIU School of International and Public Affairs alumni, Ernesto Alfonso and Abdel Perrera, are finalists for the 2012 Rangel Program: International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program. The Rangel Program, formally named the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, will award 20 graduate fellowships valued at more than $90,000 each. The funds [...]


FIU Biker
Freeze Frame
Gonzalo Nunez packs his bike in the trunk of his car every morning for his commute from Coral Gables. He simply enjoys biking around the beautiful Modesto Maidique Campus between classes. He is studying music education at FIU.


Building giant OHL names FIU School of Construction
Campus Life
Global construction multinational Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) has partnered with FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing to create the OHL School of Construction, the first named school in the history of the college. The OHL School of Construction’s dedication will take place at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in [...]


‘U.S.News and World Report’: FIU College of Law jumps 19 spots
Campus Life
FIU’s College of Law jumped 19 spots in U.S.News and World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools, from 132 to 113. “These rankings recognize what we already know, that the FIU College of Law is on the right track,” said College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta. “As we [...]


FIU alum brings healthy fast food to South Florida
Campus Life
At a time when some businesses are cutting back, FIU alumnus Anthony Leone, founder and president of healthy fast food restaurant Energy Kitchen, is banking on the fact that people want to eat well. Leone opened the first Energy Kitchen in New York City in 2003. Today there are 15 [...]


FIU alums are Rangel finalists
In the World
FIU School of International and Public Affairs alumni, Ernesto Alfonso and Abdel Perrera, are finalists for the 2012 Rangel Program: International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program. The Rangel Program, formally named the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, will award 20 graduate fellowships valued at more than $90,000 each. The funds [...]


Women’s basketball begins post-season play March 15
Campus Life
Women’s hoops is set for post-season play. FIU will host Stetson in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Thursday, March 15, at U.S. Century Bank Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. WNIT is an annual tournament involving 64 of the nation’s top women’s Division I [...]


FIU students to volunteer around the world during Alternative Spring Break
Campus Life
While many students are looking forward to some rest and relaxation this spring break, close to 160 FIU students will spend their time helping others through their participation in FIU’s Alternative Spring Break program. This year, a group of students will be going to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in [...]


Construction of new dorms, parking garage begins; make note of road closure
Campus Life
Beginning 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, the road known as University Way will be closed for the next 18 months so that work can begin on the construction of new residence halls and a new parking garage on the west side of Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Faculty, staff and students [...]


Discounted tickets for The Fair™ available to FIU community
Campus Life
FIU is partnering with Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition to offer discounted rates for the university community. Ranked the largest fair in Florida, The Fair™ will be in town from March 15 to April 1. FIU students, faculty, staff and alumni can purchase discounted tickets from The Fair™ website until [...]


FIU Libraries announces acquisition of important Cuban genealogy collection
Campus Life
Soon, anyone tracing his or her Cuban or Spanish roots will have access to unique research materials, many available for the first time ever and only at Florida International University.  FIU Libraries has acquired a collection of thousands of books, handwritten and typed letters, photos and other primary documents relating [...]


Panthers enjoy Major League experience against Marlins
Sports
The FIU baseball team played sound defense, turning five double plays, against the Miami Marlins and went toe-to-toe with the Major League Club until the end, ultimately falling, 5-1, in an exhibition game at the new Marlins Ballpark. It was the first baseball game in FIU history against a Major [...]


Betsy reads your comments March 9
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. She features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!  


Want more customers to hit the ‘like’ button? Experts at Marketing Roundtable share how
Campus Life
“We are building a web where the default is social,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced at a 2011 conference. More than ever, companies are scrambling to incorporate social media into their marketing plans, using an array of web-based and mobile technologies. In response to the growing trend, FIU’s College of [...]


Join Team FIU at Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run
Campus Life
Ready, set, run! Faculty, staff, alumni and students are invited to join Team FIU Thursday, April 26, in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. The 5K (3.1 mile) race is one of Miami’s biggest downtown social events of the year. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. The race, sponsored by [...]


FIU celebrates alumni, remembers fallen hero at Torch Awards
Campus Life
Anyone who knows Rocco Angelo knows it’s not often the professor and dean goes speechless. On March 3, however, he could only describe the 11th Annual Torch Awards Gala with one word: “beautiful.” “It was a beautiful evening,” the tuxedo-clad Angelo said as he led freshman hospitality student Herline Emmanuel [...]


Isabel Allende charms FIU crowd with honesty, humor, wit
Campus Life
As word spread that beloved Latin American author Isabel Allende would be speaking at FIU, the phones lit up in the English Department. Emails streamed in to Marta Lee, who was taking RSVPS for the Creative Writing Program. Person after person said the same thing: I am Isabel Allende’s most [...]


A star among Panthers
Freeze Frame
Entourage star Adrian Grenier mingled with FIU students after discussing the cult of celebrity, images and media at the Mary Ann Wolfe Theater at Biscayne Bay Campus March 7. Grenier’s lecture, which was presented by BBC’s Student Government Association, followed the presentation of his 2010 documentary Teenage Paparazzo.


FIU symposium commemorates 50th anniversary of the end of the Algerian War
Campus Life
The FIU Department of Modern Languages will host an international symposium, The Legacy of the Algerian War: Between History, Memory and Representations, March 22 and 23 in the MARC Pavillion at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The two-day event is free and open to the public. A reception and introduction [...]


FIU avoids deepest budget cuts
Campus Life
In a message to the university community March 6, President Mark B. Rosenberg addresses possible cuts to the 2012-13 budget. Dear FIU community: The legislative conference process has taken place in Tallahassee and we now have a better idea of what cuts we will be subject to in the 2012-13 [...]


FIU Americas Venture Capital Conference 2012 to bring innovative ventures, capital to Miami
Campus Life
FIU’s College of Business Administration will host the 2012 Americas Venture Capital Conference: An International Summit of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship on Nov. 14-15. This third annual conference, presented by FIU’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, will take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., in [...]


FIU in D.C.: Legislative update
In the World
As the second session of the 112th Congress moves forth, FIU advocates have been busy protecting critical financial aid resources, advocating for our critical health and environmental priorities, and celebrating our global reach in the nation’s capital. Last month’s release of the president’s FY13 Budget also set in motion the [...]


FIYou: Jöerg Reinhold
Campus Life
Name: Jöerg Reinhold Hometown: Well, it depends on what you mean by that, but my home now is in Coral Gables, Fla. Job Title/Department: Associate Professor, Department of Physics Campus: Modesto A. Maidique Campus In a nutshell: I teach physics and conduct research in experimental nuclear physics. Number of years [...]


FIU senior wins cultural immersion experience in Germany
In the World
Timur Kuzibaev, a senior majoring in political science, has received a 2012-2013 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program fellowship and will leave for Germany in July. Kuzibaev was one of three FIU students invited to the final round of interviews for the program which was hosted at the Modesto A. Maidique [...]


Judaic lecture series features ‘Dolphin Boy’ documentary
Arts and Culture
The FIU Judaic Studies Program will host a screening of “Dolphin Boy” at noon Friday, March 9 at Academic Health Center 3 (AHC-3), room 205. An interactive discussion with the film co-producer Judith Manassen-Ramon and Maria Pienkowski-Gunia, a senior research support specialist with the FIU Center for Children and Families, will [...]


Big dog on campus
Freeze Frame
Business freshman Melissa Perdomo and her friend, psychology freshman Natalie Abrahante (left), walked Perdomo’s sister’s adorable Mi-Ki, Hope, on campus last week. Hope caught our eye because for a small dog – she’s part Maltese, part Papillon and part Japanese chin – she has a lot of personality.


FIU family members become cancer-fighting superheroes at Relay for Life
Campus Life
Hundreds of students, faculty/staff, alumni, friends and family channeled the heroes within to show they’re “ordinary people by day, cancer fighters by night,” at the March 2-3 “Superheroes”-themed 8th annual FIU Relay for Life, one of the largest philanthropies on campus. An estimated 80 teams participated in this year’s event, [...]


Cinema à la FIU
Freeze Frame
It was a beautiful night for a Movie on the Lawn as the Frost Art Museum kicked off its series of outdoor screenings for 2012 with Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey March 1. Here, Juan Barquin (front, left) describes a scene of the film for a friend. Barquin [...]


Seth Gadinsky appointed founding chair of the Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council
Arts and Culture
Seth Gadinsky has been elected as founding chair for the Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council. Gadinsky is owner of Gadinsky Real Estate, LLC, a full service retail real estate company located on Miami Beach. In his new role, Gadinsky will be responsible for building awareness of FIU and developing [...]


Panthers head to the SBC basketball championships
In the World
The men’s basketball team will face WKU to kick off the 2012 SBC Tournament. The women’s team, No. 3 seed in the east Division, will face Louisiana, No. 6 seed in the West Division. FIU basketball is heading to Hot Springs, Ark., this weekend for the 2012 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) [...]


FIU Opera Theater’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ opens March 2
Arts and Culture
The stage is set and FIU Opera Theater students have been busy rehearsing for this weekend’s two-day presentation of Benjamin Britten’s ghost opera, The Turn of the Screw. The show opens on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, with an additional showing [...]


Seth Gadinsky appointed as founding chair of the Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council
Arts and Culture
Seth Gadinsky has been elected as founding chair for the Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council. Gadinsky is owner of Gadinsky Real Estate, LLC, a full service retail real estate company located on Miami Beach. In his new role, Gadinsky will be responsible for building awareness of FIU and developing [...]


School of Music students receive high praise from Latin Recording Academy
Arts and Culture
School of Music students Lina Borda and Jorge Canovas recently visited the Miami office of the Latin Recording Academy to meet with Luis Dousdebes, the academy’s CFO. Dousdebes had invited the Panthers to present them with certificates of appreciation for their  contribution and dedication during their FIU Internship Program. Borda, a [...]


Campus Voices: Nervous but excited at SoBe
Arts and Culture
Nicole Garcia, a public relations senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), was among the 30 recruits from the school who volunteered at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Feb. 23-26. Last week, FIU News asked Garcia to write a first-person piece about this [...]


FIU honors distinguished alumni at 11th Annual Torch Awards Gala
Campus Life
FIU will pay tribute to distinguished alumni and members of the university community at its 11th annual Torch Awards Gala on Sat., March 3.  The event recognizes the university’s most outstanding alumni and members of the FIU faculty for contributions to their fields, the community and their alma mater. “This [...]


Legendary hip-hop mogul enlightens students on good practices for life
Campus Life
Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons kicked off the SGA-BBC Lecture Series Feb. 22 at Biscayne Bay Campus as he discussed “The Evolution of Hip-Hop and the Effects It Has on Society,” as well as he latest books and his oh-so-Zen approach to life. In the process, he enlightened the more than [...]


FIU to honor Isabel Allende at BBC special event
Arts and Culture
Acclaimed Latin American author Isabel Allende will visit FIU Monday, March 5, to receive a literary award from the Creative Writing Program and participate in a public talk. The event is open to the public and begins at 8 p.m. in the Wolfe University Center at the Biscayne Bay Campus. [...]


Panthers ready to Relay for Life March 2-3
Campus Life
Spring is a particularly busy time around FIU – there are events pulling everyone’s attention in a number of directions, from class to the beach – but philanthropy remains dear to everyone’s heart. Students already had success raising more than $61,000 for the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Children’s [...]


Swimming & Diving make a big splash
Campus Life
The 2011-12 swimming season turned out to be a record-breaking year for the FIU swimming and diving team. The Panthers broke 10 program records, four Sun Belt Conference records, claimed five Sun Belt championships and swept the conference swimmer, diver and coaches of the year awards. In addition, FIU had [...]


Take a Kubrickian journey under the stars March 1
Arts and Culture
Get ready to venture into space Thursday, March 1, as the Frost Art Museum hosts another Movie on the Lawn. We helped the Frost get the good word out by letting y’all vote on which film you wanted to see next and, with 26 percent of the vote, you chose [...]


Researcher to discuss Cuban turtles, marine biodiversity at Luna Star Cafe
Campus Life
Fernando Bretos, a research associate at The Ocean Foundation (TOF), will present “Cuba: The Accidental Eden” Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Luna Star Café in North Miami. The event is part of the “Eat, Think, and Be Merry Science Café” series sponsored by the School of Environment, Arts and Society. Its title originates from an [...]


Betsy reads your comments Feb. 24
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each week, she features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!


FIU Panthers take South Beach
Headliner
FIU students brought their A game to Moët Hennessy’s The Q and The Q After Dark as the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off Feb. 23 against a backdrop of clear skies, swaying palm trees and the ocean. FIU News will be following the action [...]


On tonight’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival menu: Best of the Best, Burger Bash
Arts and Culture
From The Q to the ‘Bleau: After hosting thousands oceanside at Moët Hennessy’s The Q and The Q After Dark, FIU student volunteers spent all day Friday, Feb. 24, prepping for two special events: Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best, sponsored by Bank America, and Amstel Light’s Burger Bash, presented [...]


Test of the university’s emergency notification system
Campus Life
A test of FIU’s Emergency Notification System will take place Friday, Feb. 24, at approximately 10 a.m. This test is designed to help ensure efficient communication in the event of a real emergency. The systems that will be tested include text messages, phones, speakers, email, social media channels and the [...]


2012 Path Awards: promoting and protecting health in the South Florida community
Campus Life
For the last five years the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has honored the contributions and commitments of professionals in public health, social work and dietetics. The 2012 Path Awards will take place Wednesday, April 18, in the Graham Center Ballrooms at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Wednesday April 18, 2012 11:30 a.m. [...]


FIU Theatre’s ‘The Arabian Nights’ opens March 2
Arts and Culture
FIU Theatre’s fourth and final production of the season brings The Arabian Nights, by Mary Zimmerman, to the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre at Modesto A. Maidique Campus beginning Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. The show will run through Sunday, March 11. Directed by Phillip M. Church, [...]


T-minus 1 hour ’til SoBe 2012 kicks off with The Q
Arts and Culture
It’s t-minus 1 hour until the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off with the Moët Hennessy’s The Q and Moët Hennessy’s The Q After Dark. More than 300 FIU student volunteers (of which approximately 140 are culinary assistants) are setting up 34 stations for the [...]


Emergency Notification System survey
Campus Life
FIU is conducting a test of its Emergency Notification System. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey that will provide emergency managers important feedback regarding the success of this test.  


Students prepping for 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Arts and Culture
Eighty students from FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (CSHTM) were at the Miami Beach Convention Center Feb. 22, prepping for tomorrow night’s Moet Hennessy’s The Q and Moet Hennessy’s The Q After Dark. These students are just a few of the small army (nearly 1,000) who volunteer [...]


Andy Warhol: Has it been 25 years?
Arts and Culture
In this edition of Campus Voices, FIU News asked Carol Damian, director and chief curator of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, to reflect on Andy Warhol’s legacy on the 25th anniversary of his death. Andy Warhol died 25 years ago today, Feb. 22., at the age of 58 [...]


Campus Voices: I’m on the SoBe list
In the World
Public relations junior Nicole Garcia is among the 30 recruits from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) who will volunteer at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Feb. 23-26. As usual, the event will serve as a learning ground for approximately 1,000 FIU Panthers. This [...]


FIU hosting energy industry leaders at two conferences
Campus Life
As oil drilling begins off the coast of Cuba, prices at the pump threaten to reach record levels and the debate over the Keystone Pipeline expansion continues, some of the world’s foremost experts on energy are set to convene at Florida International University for two industry conferences. The Global Energy [...]


Campus Voices: 50 years after John Glenn and Friendship 7
Headliner
Most Panthers know alumnus Paul McCall as #12, the quarterback who led FIU football from 2005-09. A double graduate of FIU with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, McCall is currently working on his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He is an aspiring astronaut. FIU News asked McCall to write a first-person piece [...]


New report points to failures in international response to Haiti earthquake
Campus Life
FIU public health researcher co-authors new study for World Health Organization A new World Health Organization report on the public health response to the Haiti earthquake says the international community repeated and amplified mistakes of past disasters and those failures cost lives during a critical lifesaving period. The study, co-authored [...]


FIU joins STEM education national dialogue at 100Kin10 Partner Summit
Science and Health
As a partner in the 100Kin10 movement, FIU is participating in today’s 100Kin10 Partner Summit in Washington, D.C. The initiative is a multi-sector effort to train or retrain 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over the next 10 years. It was established in January 2011 by the Carnegie [...]


Chinese scholars pursue Healthcare MBA at FIU
Campus Life
Many firsts are happening for a group of Chinese health management students studying at FIU’s College of Business Administration. The thirteen students from Southern Medical University (SMU), one of the top medical universities in China, arrived in the fall of 2011 as the first SMU class to pursue their Healthcare [...]


CNN meteorologist to discuss extreme weather events
Campus Life
Extreme weather is in the forecast with the impending visit of Bonnie Schneider, who’s coming to FIU Friday, Feb. 24. The CNN and HLN meteorologist will discuss the weather anomalies of 2011 at her free lecture, which is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Wertheim Conservatory at Modesto [...]


Get your tickets: FIU Panthers vs. Miami Marlins March 7
Campus Life
Get a sneak peek of the new Marlins Park and support FIU baseball. The Panthers will face off against the Miami Marlins in an exhibition game Wednesday, March 7. The game will be held at the new ballpark (1390 NW 7th Street) at 7:10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and get [...]


Move over recycling bin, here comes the Dream Machine
Campus Life
This week, the Office of University Sustainability introduced the FIU community to the Dream Machine, a computerized recycling kiosk. Folks can recycle their cans and bottles and earn reward points redeemable for local discounts. For every plastic bottle and aluminum can recycled in the reverse vending machine, PepsiCo will make [...]


A rock-in’ good time
Freeze Frame
Approximately 300 FIU Greeks participated in the 21st annual Rock-a-Thon hosted by Phi Sigma Sigma Feb. 17 in the GC Pit at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The event was a philanthropic effort to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation and the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation while having fun. Each [...]


English professor strikes gold at book awards
Arts and Culture
Congratulations go out to Lynne Barrett on winning the Gold for General Fiction at the Florida Book Awards, which every year honors the best work produced by Sunshine State writers. The English professor will collect her award – which celebrates Magpies, her latest collection of short stories – at the Florida [...]


EU ambassador to discuss world economic crisis at FIU
Campus Life
Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of delegation for the European Union (EU) to the United States, will present “Transatlantic Relations in Turbulent Times” Wed., Feb. 22, in the SIPA Auditorium. The lecture is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The highest ranking diplomatic officer [...]


Betsy reads your comments Feb. 10
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each week, she features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!  


Panther Voices: Sentiment toward Cuba embargo changing as community changes
Campus Life
This week marks 50 years of the United States embargo on all trade with Cuba. Since 1991, FIU has polled South Florida Cuban-Americans to gauge sentiment toward the embargo. The poll shows support for the policy eroding. As part of FIU News’ Panther Voices series, lead investigator and sociology professor [...]


FIU to host College Goal Sunday
Campus Life
WHAT:  Florida International University will host “College Goal Sunday.”  The one-day event aims to help college-bound students fill out their financial aid forms to ensure access to higher education.  Similar workshops are being held throughout South Florida and the state. WHO: High school seniors and their families are invited to [...]


Leadership lecture series kicks off Feb.8
Campus Life
The Center for Leadership will launch its Leadership lecture series Feb. 8 with a presentation by Mary C. Gentile, a pioneer in business ethics. Gentile’s lecture, “The ‘How’ of Business Ethics” will address the questions: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and [...]


Feb. 10 lecture to explore life of a citizen scientist
Campus Life
Harvard researcher Mathew William Lensch will speak about “Nature and Nurture: The Life of a Citizen Scientist” Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the QBIC Confluence seminar series. The event is free and will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Law, RDB 1100, at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. [...]


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange final interviews coming to FIU
Campus Life
Three Panthers in the running for the 2012-2013 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program won’t have to travel far for the next round of interviews: For the first time, FIU’s Undergraduate Education will host the final interviews for the southeast U.S. at Modesto A. Maidique Campus Feb. 9-10. CBYX is an [...]


New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to headline FIU Geopolitical Summit
Campus Life
WHAT:  Thomas Friedman, one of the nation’s most influential columnists and thinkers, will discuss the social and political challenges of the United States’ economic crisis at FIU’s third Geopolitical Summit. The Geopolitical Summit brings to South Florida some of the leading thinkers in the U.S. and beyond to discuss the [...]


Dance Marathon a ‘personal’ event for student
Campus Life
Alfredo Brown is 21 years old. He’s a sports management senior at FIU, and the president of Pi Kappa Phi. Today, he is a healthy young man, but he once was known as a Miracle Child. He was born three months premature, and among the problems he faced were a [...]


Geopolitical Summit to host Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman
Campus Life
One of the country’s leading thinkers, New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman, headlines this year’s Geopolitical Summit, “Rediscovering America?” The summit begins at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Graham Center Ballrooms. The 2012 summit will focus on the crisis posed by the global economic recession. Friedman’s [...]


Working through red tape: How FIU Law students will help small business
Campus Life
County Commission Chairman Joe A. Martinez is on a mission to clean up the entire code of ordinances – and he’s recruited students from the College of Law to help get the job done. Together with FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and R. Alexander Acosta, the college’s dean, Martinez announced [...]


Holy Coley! Point guard among elite scorers in nation
Sports
As recently as last week, Panthers point guard Jerica Coley listed her two state high school championship tennis titles as her biggest sports accomplishment to date. By season’s end, the sophomore may be forced to reassess her biggest athletic feat. With only seven games left in the regular season, the [...]


University Health Services issues chickenpox information
Campus Life
University Health Services (UHS) advised the FIU community Feb. 2 that there has been a case of chickenpox, also known as varicella disease, diagnosed at the university. Varicella is a virus that can be spread through respiratory droplets and skin-to-skin contact. Since most people were exposed to the disease as [...]


Research with monkeys may yield solutions to conservation issues
Science and Health
She’s still an undergraduate, but Elizabeth Tapanes, a biological sciences major in the School of Environment, Arts and Society, already has five years of research experience under her belt with the DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forests. Her research with owl monkeys, a species common in Central and South [...]


Why the whistleblower-journalist relationship matters
Campus Life
As part of its 2012 Hearst Distinguished Lectures Series, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will present a two-day program exploring “What If Nobody Listened? How Whistleblowers and Journalists Expose Corruption, Skullduggery and Injustices” Feb. 8-9 at MMC and BBC  In 1984, Meryl Streep received her fifth Academy Award nomination [...]


Justice Alito presides over FIU moot court finals
Campus Life
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sat as chief justice for FIU’s 9th annual Moot Court Competition Even seasoned trial lawyers might find themselves intimidated arguing in front of a Supreme Court justice. At FIU’s 9th annual Moot Court Competition, four College of Law students rose to the challenge. U.S. [...]


FIU hosts Haiti-CEO retreat
In the World
As Haiti marks the second anniversary of its devastating earthquake, one of the most significant signs of economic recovery is a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The “2011 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year” from telecommunications operator Digicel fostered that success. Twenty-four finalists for the award took part in an intensive executive education [...]


FIU Theatre to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Arts and Culture
WHAT:  Florida International University’s fall 2011 theater production “The House of the Spirits,” written by Caridad Svich and based on Isabel Allende’s novel, has been invited to participate in the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.  A group of 24 students and five faculty members have been nominated in [...]


FIYou: Martha M. Barantovich ’91, MS ’94, Ed.D. ’06
Campus Life
Name: Martha M. Barantovich ’91, MS ’94, Ed.D. ’06 Hometown: Miami, Fla. Job Title/Department: Instructor, Department Leadership and Professional Studies in the College of Education Campus: Modesto A. Maidique Campus In a nutshell: I teach undergraduates about the foundations of education and get them to ask questions. Number of years [...]


Panthers sweep Sun Belt swimming, diving awards
Campus Life
The awards keep pouring in for the FIU swimming and diving team. Sophomores Sonia Perez Arau and Sabrina Beaupre were the Sun Belt Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week for the week ending Jan. 29. This marks Perez Arau’s second award of the season. Beaupre has now won diver [...]


Cristobal signs highest-rated recruiting class yet
Sports
FIU football signed its largest, highest-rated and best academic recruiting class on National Signing Day, Feb. 1. Head coach Mario Cristobal said this class is a sign of things to come. “We spent our first years trying to build a competitive football team. Now our focus is building a great [...]


Vote for the next Movie on the Lawn
Arts and Culture
The next screening in the Frost Art Museum series is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 The Frost Art Museum wants to you to help pick the next movie we’re watching. Yup, after successful outdoor screenings of the documentary I Am and the Halloween classic Beetlejuice, the powers that be [...]


Election 2012
Campus Life
“Election 2012” is FIU’s election headquarters. Here FIU experts will provide their analysis of the candidates and key issues of the campaign, as well as stories about the election. The series will run through voting day, Nov. 6. Florida Primary A few days before Florida’s Jan. 31 primary, political science professors [...]


FIU professors debrief foreign journalists on presidential primaries
Campus Life
FIU professors from the Department of Politics and International Relations sat down with journalists from across the country on Monday, January 30 to discuss the Florida Primary and its importance to the presidential campaign.   Professors Nicol Rae, Kathryn DePalo, Adrian Ang, and Kevin Evans briefed the journalists on issues [...]


What can FIU learn from the Penn State sex abuse case?
Campus Life
President Emeritus Modesto A. Maidique led the university community in a discussion about leadership, values and ethical issues raised by the Penn State scandal “This is a case of a distorted culture that has wrapped itself around a football team,” said President Emeritus Modesto A. Maidique at an FIU teach-in [...]


Betsy reads your comments Jan. 27
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each week, she features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!  


Lou Piniella to headline Diamond Dinner
Campus Life
New season kicks off with legendary major leaguer at Feb. 11 fundraiser Coming off a 2010 Sun Belt championship and back-to-back NCAA regional appearances, the FIU baseball team will chase the next step in the program’s growth in 2012. It all starts with the annual Diamond Dinner Saturday, Feb. 11, [...]


Campaign 2012
Campus Life
“Campaign 2012” is FIU’s election headquarters. Here FIU experts will provide their analysis of the candidates and key issues of the campaign, as well as stories about the election. The series will run through voting day, Nov. 6. Florida Primary A few days before Florida’s Jan. 31 primary, political science professors [...]


FIU researchers visit D.C. to advance defense research priorities
In the World
As Congress reconvened from its holiday recess, FIU faculty members visited to educate and advocate policy makers on how FIU research is providing national defense solutions, helping our veterans and working on transportation solutions for South Florida. Kenneth Furton, dean of the College Arts & Sciences; Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D., [...]


President Rosenberg meets with Occupy FIU
Campus Life
After meeting with members of Occupy FIU Jan. 27, President Mark B. Rosenberg sent this letter to the FIU community. Dear students, faculty and staff: Today, I met with members of Occupy FIU, at their request, to discuss the January 12 arrests. I was joined by key members of FIU’s [...]


Students lead community arts projects
Arts and Culture
In the last year FIU demonstrated its commitment to community engagement through the arts, encouraging students and friends to participate in several creative initiatives. Last summer, FIU worked with hundreds of people of all ages on its Worlds Ahead Mural and Ship of Tolerance projects, as well as The Art [...]


Gingrich delivers foreign policy speech at FIU
Campus Life
A week before the Florida primary, FIU students had the opportunity to sit in on a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. While on the campaign trail, the former speaker of the House made a stop at FIU’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center Jan. 25 to talk Latin [...]


Traffic Alert
Campus Life
On the morning of Jan. 24, the Wertheim Performing Arts Center will be the site of an event sponsored by the FIU College Republicans. Please be aware that there will be increased traffic in the southeast corner of the Modesto Maidique Campus starting before 9 a.m. through around Noon. Parking [...]


FIYou: Eric Brewe
Campus Life
Name: Eric Brewe Hometown: Long Beach, Ind. Job Title/Department: Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learning Campus: Modesto A. Maidique Campus In a nutshell: My job is to promote learning science by teaching courses for high school teachers on teaching science, by teaching physics courses that promote [...]


Study in paradise
Freeze Frame
Evan Burr, a business management major, and Stephanie de la Rocha, an English major, enjoy a tranquil morning in front of Primera Casa near the GC Fountain.


FIU announces the naming of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Campus Life
Florida International University is pleased to announce that its top-rated hospitality school has been named the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Designated in honor of the Chaplin family, the School will continue to provide cutting-edge management education for students who intend to pursue careers in the hospitality and [...]


FIU Center for Leadership hosts Miami Leadership Summit
In the World
The FIU Center for Leadership hosted nearly 100 of Greater Miami’s top business, community and civic leaders at the Miami Leadership Summit Jan. 17. The summit was the brainchild of President Emeritus Modesto A. Maidique. The group developed specific ideas to position the region as a global competitor economically, culturally [...]


FIU Political Experts
Campus Life
MIAMI – Florida International University has several experts on local, state, national and international politics, as well as other fields, available to comment on the upcoming Florida primary. Our experts can discuss a wide range of subjects, including politics in Florida, taxes, foreign relations and the environment. For questions or assistance [...]


President Rosenberg’s comments on tuition increase
Campus Life
Dear students, faculty and staff: Last week, I visited Tallahassee to make a presentation to the House Education Committee on a variety of issues, including diversity, STEM degrees, and the future needs of our institution. When asked a question by House Committee Chairman Rep. William L. Proctor regarding the issue [...]


Get ready for a (Game) Jam Jan. 27-29
Campus Life
A gamers dream event will be held at the Engineering Center Jan. 27-29: the Global Game Jam, hosted by FIU’s Collaborative Open Innovation Lab (COIL ), an educational program that assists students and pros in envisioning and realizing technology ideas. Some 10,000 game enthusiasts, developers, designers and artists are expected [...]


Dance your worries away at the 2012 Dance Marathon Jan. 28-29
Campus Life
Everyone’s invited to enjoy a ‘Lion King’ theme at one of the biggest parties thrown on campus and raise funds for the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation “It Means No Worries” – that’s the Lion King-inspired theme of this year’s FIU 15th annual Dance Marathon, the largest student philanthropy at the [...]


FIU joins the community to honor Martin Luther King’s legacy
In the World
FIU took part in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Parade on Monday, Jan. 17, in Liberty City. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Vice President of Student Affairs Rosa Jones led the university’s contingent. The FIU Marching Band, ROTC Color Guard, cheerleaders, Dazzlers, Roary and students joined in on the [...]


U.S. Department of Transportation funds FIU transportation research
Campus Life
Florida International University’s efforts to find traffic solutions got a boost this week. Earlier this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $77 million in grants to 22 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the nation. The UTCs, which are [...]


Star Party Jan. 27
Campus Life
Join physics professor James Webb for a star party Jan. 27! Every semester, Webb hosts a series of parties, sharing his passion for astronomy with the general public. These nighttime events feature a brief lecture and refreshments, capped off by a chance at some stargazing, weather permitting This event will feature [...]


Law professor explores life and death in new book
Campus Life
Are you alive? What makes you so sure? These strange questions are the opening lines of a new book by College of Law professor Elizabeth Price Foley. The Law of Life and Death uses stories of real people – some of whom, like Terri Schiavo, readers are sure to recognize [...]


Enjoy a round of celebrity golf, support FIU’s First Gen Scholarship Fund
In the World
FIU and the PGA World Golf Championship have partnered to offer golf fans the opportunity to attend the Cadillac Championship in Doral March 7-11 and support the FIU First Generation Fund If you enjoy golf and like giving back, FIU and the PGA World Golf Championship have just the ticket [...]


2012 Peer Advisors announced
Campus Life
The FIU Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Services welcomed new members to the Peer Advising family on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Thirty-four students were selected to become 2012 Peer Advisors. Two 2011 Peer Advisors will be staying with the group, serving as Peer Advisor Coordinators. The selected students began a [...]


Eminent engagement expert to visit FIU
Campus Life
WHAT: A national authority on university-community engagement, Ira Harkavy, founding director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will be visiting Florida International University to discuss FIU’s engagement efforts and help create strategies and avenues for faculty, students and partners to work together to tackle [...]


President Rosenberg’s message about on-campus demonstrations
Campus Life
The following message was sent from President Mark B. Rosenberg to the university community on January 18, 2012. Dear students, faculty and staff: I know that many of you have heard that two students and five individuals who are not students were arrested on Thursday, January 12 for disrupting school [...]


Good handwriting and good grades: FIU researcher finds new link
Campus Life
Who cares about handwriting, anyway? It’s the 21st century, after all. We have iPads and iPhones, computers that spell check and fonts that go from French script to Freestyle and back to Times New Roman. But to Laura Dinehart, an assistant professor at Florida International University’s College of Education, handwriting [...]


Tips to get your child to practice their handwriting
Campus Life
A study by FIU College of Education Professor Laura Dinehart concludes that a 4-year-old who practices his or her handwriting can do better in elementary school–both in reading and math–than someone who never focused on penmanship. Below are some of Dinehart’s tips to get a child interested in handwriting: 1-      Have writing material [...]


Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint delivers keynote address at MLK breakfast
Campus Life
MLK Breakfast at FIU – Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint by fiunews Introduction by Dr. Ora Strickland, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences One of the highlights of FIU’s Martin Luther King commemorative breakfast this year was keynote speaker Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, professor of clinical psychiatry at [...]


Betsy reads your comments Jan. 13
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each week, she features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!  


And then brunch was served…
Freeze Frame
The Office of Campus Life at Biscayne Bay Campus officially welcomed students taking classes this spring to FIU’s north campus with a brunch the morning of Jan. 12. Among the students who enjoyed the delicious spread – there was coffee, juice, eggs, all kinds of bagels…the works – was Richard [...]


SEAS launching Envrionmental Film Series for spring semester
Campus Life
The School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) in the College of Arts & Sciences is inaugurating its first Environmental Film Series from January to April during the spring 2012 semester. “As the first film series for the school, we consciously tried to connect each film with each discipline in [...]


Going bananas for Yonanas
Campus Life
FIU alums invented a kitchen appliance that provides a healthy alternative to ice cream. Now their cool invention is hotter than a South Florida summer day.  “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill Eileen McHale ‘93 loves ice [...]


The musical engineer
Freeze Frame
Alex Delascasas studies electrical engineering at FIU but loves to enjoy Modesto A. Maidique Campus and play his guitar outside the library. Wonder if he has seen this video?


FIU Foundation Board of Directors members announced
Campus Life
FIU has appointed four community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board. “The FIU Foundation is honored to welcome these established professionals whose record of service to South Florida aligns with the mission of FIU,” said Howard Lipman, senior vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the [...]


FIYou: Chaundra L. Whitehead MS ’10
Campus Life
Name: Chaundra L. Whitehead MS ’10. I’m currently pursuing a Ph.D. in adult education and human resource development. Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla. Job Title/Department: I’m the managing editor of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, a quarterly publication produced by the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies in [...]


Alumna pioneers water treatment business
Campus Life
Lin Li (MIB ’11) had already been accepted for graduate work at Monash University in Australia when she heard about a partnership between FIU and Qingdao University, where she had earned two bachelor’s degrees. “The United States is one of the world’s most important economic centers and Miami is a [...]


Coley earns Sun Belt Player of the Week honors
Sports
Sophomore Jerica Coley has been named Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as voted on by the league’s head coaches on Jan.. The honor marks the second of the campaign for Coley and the third of her career. A Preseason First Team All-SBC pick, Coley led FIU [...]


‘FIU Magazine,’ Jan. 2012: A Beautiful Mess
Campus Life
Miami-Dade County’s Teacher of the Year Agustin Grana ’00 is a voice and advocate for special needs students By Sissi Aguila ’99, MA ’08 After three years of teaching intellectually disabled children, Agustin Grana ’00 quit. His students – 14 to 22 years old – showed little academic progress. He was [...]


FIU joins First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to help take care of veterans and families
Campus Life
As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, announced this week, FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has joined medical schools around the nation in pledging commitment to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities that will make sure America’s heroes receive medical care worthy [...]


Important eligibility and funding changes to Pell Grants
Campus Life
Although Congress and the president have now enacted a federal budget that maintains the Pell Grant maximum at $5,550 for the 2012-2013 academic year, a set of changes to Pell eligibility were enacted that will affect students currently receiving grants. These amendments include limiting Pell grants to a total of [...]


FIU hosts 21st Annual Breakfast to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arts and Culture
     Florida International University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a two-week long celebration inspired by King’s life and work.      The MLK Commemorative Celebration between Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 is one of the most anticipated annual FIU events [...]


Future Florida senator
Freeze Frame
Polical science major Nathaly Pena transcribes her notes at the FIU Bookstore.”I’d love to be a senator for the State of Florida and move on to be an ambassador,” she says.


Down to business
Freeze Frame
Johanna Raffo, a Colombian exchange student studying business law, makes her way across Modesto A. Maidique Campus Friday, Jan. 6. The Spring 2012 semester begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.


FIU’s Spring 2012 starts here
Campus Life
Find out everything you need to know to navigate the new semester. FIU is resuming the academic year with the first day of Spring 2012 classes on Monday, Jan. 9. Here are some important dates to keep in mind: Sun., Jan. 8: Last day to add courses without incurring a [...]


‘FIU Magazine,’ Jan. 2012: The Education Effect
Campus Life
FIU, JPMorgan Chase and Miami-Dade County Public schools come together to transform lives at Miami Northwestern Senior High By Deborah O’Neil, MA ’09 Every morning, a chorus of cheers and applause greets the students of Miami Northwestern as they start the day at Liberty City’s landmark high school. “It’s you! [...]


FIYou: Ivy Siegel MS ’06
Campus Life
Name: Ivy Siegel MS ’06 Hometown: I was born in New York but have lived in Hollywood, Fla., my whole life. Job Title/Department: Assistant Director, Campus Life Campus: Biscayne Bay Campus In a nutshell: I advise SOC and Panther Power and oversee Week of Welcome, Release Week and our Midnight [...]


FIU to commemorate second anniversary of Haiti earthquake Jan. 12
Campus Life
Two years after the earthquake in Haiti, there are signs of progress in the reconstruction of the nation’s capital; however, there remains great need. FIU will commemorate the tragedy that killed a quarter million people and reflect on the road ahead during special events planned for the two-year anniversary on [...]


FIU swimming goes the distance at Orange Bowl Swimming Classic
Sports
The FIU swimming team kicked off 2012 with a win at the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic at the Jacob’s Aquatic Center in Key Largo Jan. 3. The Panthers won top honors in the women’s division, besting George Mason, which took second place, and the University of Vermont, which finished third. [...]


Of life and limb
Science and Health
When someone loses a limb to war, accident, or disease, she can get an artificial limb that restores some of her lost movement. But even the best prosthesis doesn’t restore the sense of touch. And touch is what lets you grip an egg tightly enough that it doesn’t fall but [...]


American Association of Museums bestows accreditation upon Frost Art Museum at FIU
Arts and Culture
Congratulations are in order for The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU: After a rigorous process that examined all aspects of its operations, the museum has achieved accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM) once again. This is the highest national recognition for which a museum can [...]


FIU alumna volunteers a year in Nigeria
In the World
Christine M. Adolf ’07 is spending a year in Kaduna, Nigeria as a volunteer, exploring how she can use her background in business to empower people living in poverty around the world. Read her blog on BizNews, the College of Business Administration’s news site.


Star fan
Freeze Frame
FIU alumnus and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Danny Pino ’96 hit St. Petersburg to support the Panthers at the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. Pino tweeted this photo after the game and said, “Proud of FIU Panther Fball. Long way in short time. Congrats to Marshall. #sportsmanship.”


Coach Tomic to leave FIU, Athletics seeking replacement
Sports
Danijela Tomic, who has led FIU’s volleyball team to numerous records and history-making wins as head coach for seven years, will leave the university to serve as head coach at Bowling Green State University. During her time at FIU, the three-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year developed the [...]


Panthers fall to Marshall at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
Campus Life
A blocked punt by Marshall in the fourth quarter set up what proved to be the game-winning field goal as the FIU Panthers fell, 20-10, Tuesday night in the 2011 Beef  ’O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg. “We won eight games this year. [FIU head] coach [Mario] Cristobal has done [...]


President Rosenberg: Game Day! Dec. 20, 2011
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg is in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The president is sharing commentary and photos from his trip, so be sure to check out his blog on this whirlwind trip. Yesterday FIU News published his first and second entries.  Below [...]


Researchers break world record for data transfer
In the World
Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. During last month’s SuperComputing 2011 conference in Seattle, the international team, which included researchers from FIU, transferred data in opposite directions at a combined rate of 186 gigabits per [...]


International relations student finishes Congressional internship, gains on-Hill experience
In the World
Like many FIU students who return from Washington D.C. after completing federal internships, Luis Enrique Pantigoso recently came back from D.C., pumped about his future. The Peruvian-born 28-year-old international relations junior was among 16 students from universities across the United States who spent 12 weeks this fall completing the competitive [...]


Pres. Rosenberg: Beachside! Dec. 19, 2011
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg is in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The president is sharing commentary and photos from his trip, so be sure to check out his blog on this whirlwind trip. Yesterday FIU News published his first entry. Below is [...]


Pres. Rosenberg: The 12th Panther is in the House! Dec. 18, 2011
Campus Life
President Mark B. Rosenberg is in St. Petersburg, FL, for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The president is sharing commentary and photos from his trip, so be sure to check out his blog on this whirlwind trip. Below is the president’s first entry: St. Pete—the 12th Panther [...]


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Central
Campus Life
When our FIU Panthers left Saturday, Dec. 17, for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Pete, FL, FIU News was there. Check out the video below. Check back for new videos daily in the days leading up to Tuesday’s game (Dec. 20). President Rosenberg is also blogging from St. [...]


Early spatial thinking skills predictor of STEM achievement
Science and Health
Recent graduates may be surprised to learn that the vocabulary their parents used with them as children may have had a hand in their chosen field of study. Those graduating with a STEM-related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) can look forward to the more than 8 million jobs that [...]


Office of Global Learning Initiatives featured in AAC & U publication
Campus Life
The university’s quality enhancement plan (QEP) and Office of Global Learning Initiatives received some high-profile exposure recently with a fabulous write-up in the December 2011 newsletter of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The article quotes OGL Director Hilary Landorf and Associate Director Stephanie Doscher, who are leading the [...]


A snapshot of commencement
Campus Life
More than 3,700 FIU students received their degrees during Fall Commencement ceremonies at FIU. To commemorate this landmark occasion in these Panthers’ lives, we decided to encourage graduating students, as well as their friends and family, to capture these veritable Kodak moments. We strategically placed disposable cameras (remember those?) around [...]


Break time
Freeze Frame
And then, it was time to rest. After a long fall semester, liberal studies freshman Ronald Washington was able to kick back on campus, browse the Web and enjoy the nice outdoors.


Betsy reads your comments Dec. 16
Campus Life
Betsy Soler ’10, FIU’s social media community manager, reads all your comments on FIU News, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Each week, she features a range of comments from the quirkiest to the most passionate and insightful in a video blog. Watch to see if your comment is highlighted!


FIU Model UN named Outstanding Small Delegation
Campus Life
FIU Model UN was named Outstanding Small Delegation (2nd place) at the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) Dec. 4. The conference is considered the fall championship of collegiate Model United Nations. Yale took first place with Best Small Delegation. “Our goal was to win a delegation award [...]


Good dispositions make better teachers
Campus Life
If you were to ask Erskine Dottin, a professor in the College of Education, what it takes a university to produce a quality teacher he probably would say the task requires collaboration. This fall, Dottin embarked on a partnership with Charles Wyche Elementary to match FIU students from his Introduction [...]


Former FIU Board of Trustee Leader named Chairman Emeritus
Campus Life
The Florida International University Board of Trustees (BOT) named Albert E. Dotson, Sr. chairman emeritus in honor of his years of leadership and service to the university. Dotson’s service to FIU spans three decades, most recently as chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2011. In approving Dotson’s [...]


FIU adds sand volleyball, hires coach
Sports
Kick off ’em sneakers, Panthers: FIU Athletics is adding women’s sand volleyball to its programs and has hired Olympic silver medalist Rita Buck-Crockett to coach the new team, which will begin competing at the NCAA Division I level in 2013. With the addition, FIU increases its intercollegiate-sport count to 18. [...]


Burger King CEO shares leadership philosophy
Campus Life
A crowd of more than 145 students, faculty, alumni and representatives of the business community convened at FIU to hear Bernardo Hees, chief executive officer, Burger King Corporation, talk about leadership. Hees’ appearance at the College of Business Administration was part of the Herbert A. Wertheim Lecture Series. This program [...]


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