Articles by: Gisela Valencia

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. […]

TEDxFIU: Bringing art to children

TEDxFIU: Bringing art to children

Just a few years ago, management major Jonathan Wynn-Strachan was an honors high school student and student council member. He […]

Law alumni give back through scholarship

Law alumni give back through scholarship

Nicole Fundora’s days are jam-packed, and that’s the way she likes it. She works full-time as a paralegal at Broad […]

Improving grades, graduation rates: Learning assistants help peers in the classroom

Improving grades, graduation rates: Learning assistants help peers in the classroom

Seventy students sit in small groups, each at a table with a portable computer monitor and dry-erase board at the […]

Drop-in series: Design a game, learn programming

Drop-in series: Design a game, learn programming

Inspired by Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University in which he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in college […]

New SGA leaders share their plans

New SGA leaders share their plans

In the midst of graduations and goodbyes, a new wave of student leaders is rising. The Student Government Association (SGA) […]

Shalisha and Shonda with Dr. Rishe, who heads the High Performance Database Research Center

Twin graduates pave the way for women in STEM

Information technology majors and sisters Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon knew they would stand out in their STEM classes because they […]

By Eduardo Merille

Happy Mother’s Day, Panther Moms!

By FIU News and Communications Staff Mothers bring warm hugs that make problems disappear and listening ears when everyone else […]

Don Quixote in a wheelchair: Remembering a legendary warrior for the disabled

Don Quixote in a wheelchair: Remembering a legendary warrior for the disabled

A curious, hand-drawn picture hung in professor Andrew “Drew” Batavia’s office: a Picasso-style Don Quixote de la Mancha, with spear […]