February 2017 in photos: Cookies, baseball and foggy mornings


February is already over?! While February is the shortest month of the year, there was no shortage of amazing things happening around FIU.

We celebrated the return of our beloved Breezeway Cookies, congratulated FIU Law Dean Alexander Acosta for being nominated for the U.S. Labor Secretary post and crowned the FIU swimming and diving team as conference champions (again!).

Before we march into March, here are some of our favorite images of the month captured by FIU photographers.


They’re back! After a recipe change and an angry response from the FIU community, Breezeway Cookies – affectionately known as “crack cookies” by generations of students – made a triumphant return Feb. 1 at midnight. Dozens of students lined up at the POD@Breezeway Cafe to get their hands on the melt-in-your-mouth delicacies. Never leave us again, Breezeway Cookies. Photo by Ben Guzman

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As part of Engineering Expo, the College of Engineering and Computing’s premier annual community outreach event, local K-12 students watched as FIU’s chapter of Society of Women Engineers combined dish soap, food coloring and hydrogen peroxide to create this oozing foam known as elephant toothpaste at the Engineering Center. Photo by Ben Guzman

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For FIU baseball, the 2017 season started with a bang as the Panthers defeated visiting Jacksonville State at FIU Baseball Stadium in the season opener Feb. 17 to give Head Coach Mervyl Melendez a win in his FIU debut. Photo by Maria Roman

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Business undergraduate Andrea Saladrigas recently completed a program through StartUP FIU to help her launch a social enterprise around urban beekeeping. This photo was taken as part of a photo shoot for FIU Magazine. Photo by Doug Garland

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You can buy a lot of cool and unique items at the Barnes & Noble at FIU in the Graham Center – including this FIU birdhouse! Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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A group of young students get a behind-the-scenes tour of FIU’s Simulation Teaching And Research Center (STAR Center) during “Take Your Child To Work Day.” Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Can you guess where this cobblestone path is on campus? Photo by Eduardo Merille

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That one morning this month when it was so foggy you couldn’t even see the Green Library. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Frost Art Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy (left) and artist Carol Brown Goldberg (right) along with a first grader from Sweetwater Elementary drew on the community mural at the Frost Art Museum. The mural, which is inspired by Goldberg’s vision, invited everyone to come try their hand at drawing. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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President Mark B. Rosenberg took this photo from a plane flying right over our beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus. Photo by Mark B. Rosenberg

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Try not to move! A child goes into FIU’s 13-ton MRI machine, the first magnet of its kind in Florida. The machine is being used in the largest study ever of child brain development in the United States, dubbed the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development, or ABCD. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Just another February day at FIU. Photo by Eduardo Merille


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