February 2016 in photos


From hosting the book that gave us Shakespeare to winning a Conference USA championship, February was an action-packed month at FIU. Check out some of our favorite moments and images of the month, captured by FIU photographers Ben Guzman, Carl Frederick-Francois, Doug Garland, Linda Flores, Tim Long, Eduardo Merille and Gabriel Casanova.

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At a special tribute ceremony Feb. 12 at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, French Consulate Philippe Létrilliart (left) presented six World War II veterans, including Julian Wohlfeld (right), with the Legion of Honor medal – the highest distinction a French or foreign citizen can receive from France.

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Down for maintenance, lamp posts near Primera Casa resemble a modern art exhibition.

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OHL School of Construction Assistant Professor Nipesh Pradhananga tours the Moss & Associates Built Environment Informatics Lab (BEIL), which houses a state-of-the-art virtual reality system. Pradhananga uses the lab for research and teaching purposes.

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For an afternoon nap between classes, students set up a makeshift hammock near the lake in front of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs building.

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MAST@FIU students collect data on juvenile fish assemblages caught using a seine net in north Biscayne Bay. The monthly experiential-learning activity is part of a long-term monitoring project of local marine ecosystems and species developed by FIU marine sciences alumna and MAST@FIU teacher Bridgette Gunn ’12 with support by FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society.

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A new cohort of 15 FIU police officers are sworn in during a ceremony at the FIU Stadium Club Feb. 26.

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Their newest K-9 was also sworn in!

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Biology major Nakita Nicholls (center) reacts in disgust at what she caught in her net during an ecology lab sampling class at Hennington Island at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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FIU swimming and diving team members Kyna Pereira, Skye Carey, Becky Wilde and Jessica Piper (left to right) celebrate after the team won its second consecutive Conference USA title Feb. 27 after scoring the second-most points in C-USA Championship history.

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Students Cynthia Piorno and Felipe Moreno fly their drone on a sunny day near the FIU Nature Preserve.

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Students in biology instructor Courtney Eleazer’s forensic osteology course engage in a mock crime scene activity on the GC lawns. Students documented the scene, collected relevant evidence and mapped and photographed human skeletal remains. The course offers a detailed examination of the human skeleton, revealing such individual traits as sex, age, height and race in order to assist law enforcement in forensic identifications.

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Two local high school students capture Shakespeare’s First Folio on their smartphones while visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The rare book arrived Feb. 2 and was on display through Feb. 28 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

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Genevieve Diamond, head of FIU Libraries’ Access Services Department, participates in Hot Pepper Shakespeare – a quirky event at the Green Library celebrating the First Folio’s appearance. Volunteers ate a hot pepper and then attempted to read a monologue, soliloquy, sonnet or other short Shakespeare passage in its entirety.

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A rare bird’s-eye view of MMC’s symmetrical 8th Street entrance.

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Oh, hello there! One of the turtles that lives at the lake in front of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs building pokes its head out from the water during a swim.


To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page.