March 2017 in photos: Match Day, prosthetics and beating Miami


The madness of March has come to a close and we are one step closer to the end of the Spring 2017 semester at FIU.

But before we gear up for the final stretch lined with final papers and exams, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments and images from the month, captured by FIU photographers.

During a photo shoot promoting new FIU gear available at two additional Target stores, Adeline — the daughter of FIU alumni Doug and Sissi Garland — took her first steps. Photo by Doug Garland

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He’s safe! FIU and the University of Miami renewed their cross-town rivalry on the baseball diamond earlier this month and Panthers outfielder Kolby Follis (right, #14) scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give FIU a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes at FIU Baseball Stadium. Photo by Jose Rovira

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Under the night sky and awash in fluorescent lights, students, faculty and staff came together to break a sweat at a “Cycling Under The Stars” event in front of FIU Arena on March 9. Photo by Ben Guzman

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Earlier this month, the FIU-Florida Advanced Surgical Transport Team participated in a training mission at MacDill Air Force Base located just miles away from downtown Tampa, FL, with the USAF 305th Airborne Evacuation Squadron. Photo by Ileana Varela

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When you go into the Frost Art Museum, don’t forget to look up. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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All smiles! For Match Day, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s 2017 graduating class gathered together to celebrate the culmination of years of studies and a lifetime of dreams as they were matched into residency programs at teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Photo by Chris Carter (ra-haus fotografie)

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FIU Football Head Coach Butch Davis and his team are in the midst of spring practices in preparation for the upcoming football season. The spring slate culminates April 7 with the annual Spring Game at FIU Stadium. Photos by Doug Garland

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In his office at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum on Miami Beach, founder Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson Jr. shows off a photo of Mackenzie Castle. He once owned the historic estate in Genoa, Italy, in hopes of housing a sister museum there, known as the Wolfsoniana. While that collection now resides elsewhere in the city, Wolfson maintains a small apartment in the 112-year-old villa. His main home is in Paris. Photo by Doug Garland

While taking aerial photos for an upcoming FIU Magazine story on the Wolfsonian Museum, FIU photographer Doug Garland captured this panoramic image of Fisher Island, Government Cut and South Beach. The Wolfsonian-FIU is in there somewhere… Photo by Doug Garland

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What happens when you superimpose the Panther statue onto a tree in the Nature Preserve? You get this intimidating image. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Upper extremity amputees are one step closer to successfully picking up a cookie or an egg, thanks to a new advanced prosthetic system (on the left) that is designed to restore sensation. The system was developed at FIU by Ranu Jung, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team. Photo by Ben Guzman

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Choir students from FIU’s School of Music performed with Argentine composer Martín Palmer in Havana, Cuba. It marked the first time the FIU choir has ever performed in Cuba.


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