Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

FIU back-to-school experts list 2016

FIU back-to-school experts list 2016

Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]

Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Contrary to the belief that marijuana is a “safe drug,” a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families has […]

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics Professor Caroline Simpson, the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award […]

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Art and science come together at FIU with the third installment of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science […]

Marine scientist advises parents to leave ‘Dory’ on the big screen

Marine scientist advises parents to leave ‘Dory’ on the big screen

The palette surgeonfish, or blue tang, is the star of Disney-Pixar’s latest film Finding Dory — the much anticipated sequel […]

Helping children survive the aftermath

Helping children survive the aftermath

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with large-scale traumatic events Katrina. Nepal. Sandy Hook. The Boston Marathon. The World […]

Legal psychology experts convene at FIU

Legal psychology experts convene at FIU

Some of the world’s top legal psychologists convened May 19 in the Kovens Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus for […]

Psychologist turns to horses as therapy for kids in foster care

Psychologist turns to horses as therapy for kids in foster care

Horses could help foster care youth overcome challenges thanks to a new FIU program. Researchers at FIU-BRIDGE and the Family […]

New initiative targets solutions for violence against women

New initiative targets solutions for violence against women

Social gender-based violence is a global pandemic. One in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual abuse in her […]

The-state-of-the-art Mastery Math Lab in the Green Library.

‘The Chronicle of Higher Education’ learns what it means to be FIU learning assistant

Randy Juste was a math Learning Assistant at FIU who earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry this spring. As a student, […]

Psychologist shares warning signs for suicide in youth

Psychologist shares warning signs for suicide in youth

According to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. suicide rates have surged to […]

From left to right: Ernie Diaz, regional president for TD Bank in Florida; William E. Pelham Jr., director of CCF, Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital; Larry K. Williams, president and CEO of the Beacon Council.

Center for Children and Families receives Beacon Council’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Award

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) was honored with the Life Sciences & Healthcare Award at the 14th Annual […]

City of Miami Police Department detective interviews a victim’s girlfriend in a homicide investigation. Photo: A&E, The First 48 Pictures, Hot Ride/Debt Collector

Ignorance is bliss when conducting witness interviews

Current investigative interviewing guidelines recommend interviewers review all available case information prior to questioning a witness. However, a recent study […]

High School Student Forensic Academy attendees participate in a K-9 training demonstration outside of the FIU Green Library.

High school students experience real-life CSI at FIU

The fifth annual Forensic Science Symposium kicked off Tuesday, March 15, by welcoming nearly 100 Miami-Dade County students as part of the first […]

Forensic experts convene at FIU, promote STEM careers

Forensic experts convene at FIU, promote STEM careers

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is hosting its annual forensic science symposium Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, in Room […]