Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Helping students conquer the temptation to cheat

Helping students conquer the temptation to cheat

Cheating often works its way onto college campuses, and becomes a threat to the spirit and the purpose of higher […]

FIU Theatre produces play highlighting immigration

FIU Theatre produces play highlighting immigration

A love story. A Thanksgiving dinner. A 20-page midterm paper. And two undocumented immigrants. So begins “The Pot” – a play […]

Non-music majors make music at FIU, perform at festival

Non-music majors make music at FIU, perform at festival

Meghan Gonzalez fell in love with the violin when she was just eight years old. Since her early childhood days […]

Music festival to celebrate 20th anniversary of performing arts center

Music festival to celebrate 20th anniversary of performing arts center

Alumnus and internationally known Latin jazz sensation Tony Succar will take the stage along with international artist Jon Secada for a night of […]

Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world

Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world

When’s the last time you drew something? Aside from doodling on the sides of our notes, most of us haven’t […]

FIU honored as change agent, leader in hurricane preparedness

FIU honored as change agent, leader in hurricane preparedness

  When a hurricane is barreling down on you, it’s too late to prepare. Erik Salna has dedicated his career […]

FIU RESULTS fellows in Washington D.C. during the RESULTS International Conference. The day the photo was taken, the students were meeting with various South Florida representatives and their legislative aides. From left to right: Stephanie Martinez, Jose Sirven, Luc Pierre-Louis, Andrea Toledano, Ameer Cuffe.

Student club to fight poverty

Luc Pierre-Louis has seen poverty up close – and he wants to end it. An international relations and economics major, […]

My summer mission trip to New Orleans

My summer mission trip to New Orleans

This article is part of our Summer Sojourns 2016 series highlighting the summer adventures of FIU students. Earlier this summer, […]

New student academic center now open

New student academic center now open

Last-minute financial aid questions. Transferring college credits. Searching for cool internship and study abroad opportunities. A few months ago, you […]

Zumba classes at the FIU Wellness and Recreation Center.

Get on the dance floor for your physical, mental health

In celebration of National Dance Day July 30, FIU News talked to people around campus who have a passion for dancing […]

What to expect at the national party conventions

What to expect at the national party conventions

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. […]

4 things you need to know about Brexit

4 things you need to know about Brexit

In the wake of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) vote to leave the European Union (EU), numerous questions hang in the […]

Finding art on the floor of Primera Casa

Finding art on the floor of Primera Casa

Chances are you remember looking up into the sky and trying to find shapes in the clouds. But have you […]

TEDxFIU: Finding purpose and peace

TEDxFIU: Finding purpose and peace

Child advocate Nelson F. Hincapie ’06 has worked directly with hundreds of children in foster care and many who are aging […]

TEDxFIU: Sex, Lies and Ebola

TEDxFIU: Sex, Lies and Ebola

Two-time TEDxFIU speaker Dr. Aileen Marty has travelled all over the world studying dangerous diseases like leprosy and the plague. […]