January 2017 in photos: Parades, bubbles and a buzzer beater


A new year, a new semester and new beginnings! It’s been an exciting start to 2017 at FIU both in and out of the classroom. From buzzer beaters on the basketball court to crowning a new Miss and Mr. FIU, a lot has happened in January. Here are some of our favorite moments and images from the month, captured by photographers Carl-Frederick Francois, Ben Guzman, Eduardo Merille, Doug Garland, Margi Rentis, Kayla Hague and Alex J. Hernandez.

It’s always a great time to take a walk around campus. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Meet Cobra! Students from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU for their Science Day earlier this month to learn about detector dogs like Cobra and help with a demonstration. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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All hail the king! FIU Faculty & Staff Homecoming King William “Willy” Perez, a police service technician for FIU Libraries, is all smiles at the Three Kings Parade in Little Havana on Jan. 11. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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The Death Penalty Clinic is a one-semester clinical course where students like Ashley Allison (above) work on actual death-penalty cases under the direct supervision of Professor Stephen K. Harper. Photo by Doug Garland

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Do you believe in miracles?! FIU women’s basketball celebrates after sophomore point guard Kristian Hudson heaved a 30-foot buzzer beater from near half court in triple overtime, giving the Panthers a thrilling 88-87 victory over UTEP at FIU Arena. And that was just the beginning of a crazy night of basketball. Photo by Alex J. Fernandez

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The architect who designed our Frost Art Museum, Yann Weymouth, was also the chief designer of the Louvre’s glass pyramids. This image blends both architectural wonders into one. Photo by Eduardo Merille

 

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Just hanging out with the guys! Roary and members of the FIU community participated in the annual MLK Parade in Liberty City Jan. 16. “Roary Day” was also this month, and FIU News sat with our lovable mascot to learn more about him.  Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Students from G. Holmes Braddock High School took a field trip to the Wolfsonian–FIU Jan. 19 to participate in the museum’s “Zines for Progress” project, where young people from across the county create self-published, socially conscious magazines to be featured in the 2017 Miami Zine Fair. Photo by Ben Guzman

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The College of Business Healthcare MBA Ropes Course gives students the opportunity to work in teams on various activities and participate in the ropes course on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in Miami. Photo by Kayla Hague

It doesn’t look like they are too afraid of heights! Photo by Kayla Hague

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The Student Programming Council hosted its first block party – appropriately called “SPC on the Block” – Jan. 11 between the Blue and Gold garages with inflatables, giveaways, food, a screening of Space Jam and (wait for it) a mechanical bull. Photo by Margi Rentis

Plus, they had bubbles. Who doesn’t love bubbles? Photo by Margi Rentis

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Meet Kaitlin Vargas and Diego Cardenas, the new Miss and Mr. FIU! Photo by Margi Rentis

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Theatre performance major Matthew Alexander acts out a scene during FIU Theatre’s production of the rock-comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors. The Audrey II puppet on the left was made by Joey Ganguzza, a senior theatre design major. Photo by Ivan R. Lopez


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