Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

At the age of 20, Paloma Tuttle-Vasseur is headed to Harvard with her FIU bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a […]

Satellite image of Hurricane Irma as it approached South Florida Sept. 8, 2017.
Photo Credit: NOAA

Researchers question effects of hurricanes on kids’ brains

FIU scientists are investigating the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters on brain development in children. Preliminary findings suggest […]

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

Three of Miami’s highest-achieving students, honored recently at the Silver Knight Awards, are joining FIU’s class of 2022. The Miami […]

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

May 10 is national children’s mental health awareness day. FIU’s Center for Children and Families joins the effort by focusing […]

Fulbright Fellows from FIU ready to tackle global challenges.

Fulbright Fellows tackle international concerns

Jennifer Gil-Acevedo and Hector Peguero are both from Puerto Rico. They both decided to pursue degrees at FIU. And they […]

Ada Monserrat signs Stephen Hawking's book of condolences on behalf of FIU.

Saying goodbye to Stephen Hawking

FIU mathematics professor Ada Monserrat frequently travels on semester breaks pursuing unique experiences. Previous trips have taken Monserrat on visits […]

Summer Treatment Program counselors help carry out the day-to-day activities.

Students from across the nation receive training in child mental health at FIU

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is looking for paraprofessional counselors for the upcoming Summer Treatment Program (STP). The […]

Teachers can help reduce mental health problems in children, study finds

Teachers can help reduce mental health problems in children, study finds

School-based mental health services delivered by teachers and staff can significantly reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children, according to […]

HR professional recognized for positive impact in the field

HR professional recognized for positive impact in the field

Have confidence that hard work will pay off. It’s a rule FIU alumnus Eyran Kraus lives by. It has served […]

Regain control of your child’s media devices

Regain control of your child’s media devices

An FIU psychologist is ready to help parents regain control of their children’s smartphones, tablets, video games and other devices. […]

Center for Children and Families offers free individual consultation sessions for Parkland families

Center for Children and Families offers free individual consultation sessions for Parkland families

The psychological effects of a tragedy the magnitude of the mass shooting in Parkland can have long-term consequences. The deaths of […]

Love for dance, passion for teaching prove to be a winning combination

Love for dance, passion for teaching prove to be a winning combination

Daniela Chavarriaga steps in time with Amanda Gottardi, a 14-year old practicing one of two solos she will perform during […]

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace:  how organizational policies can make a difference

Sexual harassment in the workplace: how organizational policies can make a difference

Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, […]

Source: National Hurricane Center
*Hurricane locations as of September 8, 2017, 2 a.m. EDT

Hurricanes and earthquakes: Can one predict the other?

When three major hurricanes and just as many powerful earthquakes happen at around the same time, as they did in […]