A look back at 2013

FIU and its Panthers had an amazing year in 2013. Looking back at some posts of the last 12 months reminds us of just how much fun we had together and what we can achieve when we aim high and work hard. Before we begin another year, we thought we’d take one last look at a few of the stories that captured our imagination and reminded us that we have much to learn from each other:

You taught us to never stop dreaming.

Medical school graduates make history

Celebrating 200,000 graduates

From Panther to Jaguar

Sky Lounge revamps DM courtyard

New restaurant management lab opens its doors

Panther statue unveiled

You reminded us that exploration is very much alive in our hearts and minds.

Searching for identity in Papua New Guinea and the past

Stocker AstroScience Center

The world’s only undersea research lab

FIU scientists help find ‘God Particle’

TEDxFIU 2013

You gave us hope.

Ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab

Delivering life-saving drugs to the brain

Retinal implant could restore sight for the blind

Taking multivitamins helps delay HIV symptoms

Eyeglasses read to the blind

FIU engineers monitor Miami’s first smart bridge

You showed us that working with and for others offers the greatest rewards.

The Education Effect pays off big for students


FIU family, Liberty City residents create mural

The homeless children next door

You offered your time and treasure in ways that humbled us and made us proud.

A gift of love: His and her health colleges

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Gerald Grant creates $1 million endowment for FIU Business

Student-created NGO delivers clean water to Haiti

College of Law received $1.2M gift from Spak family

Greeks elevate community and campus

Paying it forward

And you reminded us that, sometimes, one voice is enough.

FIU alumnus Richard Blanco named presidential inaugural poet