Articles by: Gisela Valencia

French Consulate Philippe Létrilliart (left) present World War II Veteran Julian Wohlfeld with the Legion of Honor medal

WWII veterans receive Legion of Honor, impact students

  Journalism icon Tom Brokaw has called them the Greatest Generation that ever lived. Some were 18 or 20, others 22, […]

Show your Panther pride on FIU Day Feb. 17

Show your Panther pride on FIU Day Feb. 17

For the 13th annual FIU Day Feb. 17, dozens of FIU community members – students, alumni, faculty, administrators and Board of […]

Remembering the generosity, commitment of Ted Spak

Remembering the generosity, commitment of Ted Spak

For Theodore “Ted” Spak, director emeritus of FIU Foundation Board, what began as being one of the first donors in […]

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Chef competition, brew festival helps FIU United Way exceed campaign goal

Chef competition, brew festival helps FIU United Way exceed campaign goal

Elias Bardawil, Director of Wellness and Recreation Center at Biscayne Bay Campus, felt ready to face the inaugural FIU Master Chef […]

A highlight of the exhibit: five playable kiosks

‘Art of Video Games’ on exhibit now at the Frost Art Museum

You’re playing one of your all-time favorite video games: Pac-Man. Red and green lights reflect off your screen. You can […]

Luis Avila (left) works with Math Department tutor David Lardizabal (right) at the CfAS.

How to prepare for success this semester

It’s a new year, a new semester and a new opportunity to hit the books and pass your classes with […]

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt […]

FIU competition shines light on middle school innovators

FIU competition shines light on middle school innovators

Middle school students with posters and pointers in hand smoothed their blazers and business casual clothes and faced the do-or-die […]

Wellness website, new campus hub for healthy tips

Wellness website, new campus hub for healthy tips

A few months ago, FIU’s Worksite Wellness Program was in its infancy. Now, officially called P.A.W.S, short for Panthers Active Wellness Services, […]

Myrthil's graduation cap

Students overcome homelessness, succeed with help from Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

In the fall of 2015, only one thing stood between Dania Myrthil and her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies: a class […]

Dr. Carolyn D. Runowicz, and Sakhrat Khizroev, explained how nanotechnology could cure ovarian cancer at the TEDxFIU 2015 event

TEDxFIU calling next generation of speakers

For four years, TEDxFIU has captivated the FIU community. From firsthand accounts of inspiring stories to conversations about cutting edge […]

Panther pride and bonding are perks of alumni travel

Panther pride and bonding are perks of alumni travel

What can be better than travelling across the world to gorgeous locations at discounted group rates? Travelling with an amazing […]

Student programmer uses coding to solve community problems

Student programmer uses coding to solve community problems

We often steer clear of tedious budgets, graphs and numbers. And many times, we’re not sure where to go to […]

FIU Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History Juan A. Martinez tours the chapel with Zamora and Damian.

Colonial Florida art experiences a renaissance in Allapatah

  Five miles east of the Miami International Airport, Allapatah is home to Caribbean, South and Central American immigrants. Mostly […]

FIU student and City of Hialeah Emlpoyee Yordano Nicle observes Cortrada's Littorial Creatures Paintings

Artist-in-Residence brings climate change talks to Hialeah

  With climate change conversations under way at the COP 21 Paris Talks, the discussion on global climate change may […]