Articles by: Evelyn S. Gonzalez

Flooded streets in Arch Creek-North Miami. Photo by Shadaina Dessalines.

New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, […]

Photo courtesy of toddmcgrain.com

Lost birds exhibit reveals plight of Florida grasshopper sparrow

A new art exhibit is calling attention to the plight of some of the most vulnerable birds including the critically […]

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

When it comes to Christmas trees, natural ones are the way to go, according to FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes. Most artificial […]

Cody Eggenberger

Is Everglades restoration good for fish?

Florida’s economy depends on healthy fish, but little is known about how Everglades restoration efforts affect some of the state’s […]

Les Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is being adapted for film starring Dan Stevens, left, as a young Charles Dickens, right.

3 things you didn’t know about ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Man Who Invented Christmas opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 22. The film is based on a book by FIU Creative […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on a book by FIU Creative Writing Program Director Les Standiford.

The Man Who Invented Christmas now in theaters

Les Standiford just saw one of his most recent books come to life. The FIU Creative Writing Program director got a […]

Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Restoring the Florida Everglades will improve the availability of clean freshwater and the quality of habitat for wildlife while offsetting […]

FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes assists with recovery efforts at The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Recovery, research continues at botanical garden thrashed by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma showed FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes something he does not often get to see. All across The Kampong, trees […]

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior […]

Maria Pulido-Velosa

FIYou: Maria Pulido-Velosa

Name: Maria F. Pulido-Velosa Hometown: Bogota, Colombia Job Title/Department: Program Manager for the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) in the College […]

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Among the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma last week, many downed trees and uprooted plants were left in the storm’s […]

By Eduardo Merille

Eclipse chasers flock to Stocker AstroScience Center

When the Great American Eclipse descended on the United States, hundreds of FIU faculty and staff, students, members of the […]

FIU astroscientists look through a telescope at the Stocker AstroScience Center.
By Eduardo Merille

3 ways to observe the solar eclipse

For solar eclipse enthusiasts planning to take in the Great American Eclipse, FIU astrophysicist James Webb shares three ways to […]

Photo by NASA

5 things to know about the solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, America will witness an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the continental United States for 99 […]

James Fourqurean spoke about the importance of and threats to Biscayne Bay at the 2017 Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit.

Marine ecologist takes helm of national federation

FIU marine ecologist James Fourqurean has been elected president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Fourqurean will lead the […]