Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

A voice for the world’s refugees

A voice for the world’s refugees

Mitra Naseh traffics in hope. The native of Iran earned an undergraduate degree in computer science engineering, but early exposure […]

VIP: Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80

VIP: Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80

Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80 • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, 1980 • Managing broker and principal, Brown Harris Stevens • […]

Answering Venezuela’s SOS: Students and faculty reach out

Answering Venezuela’s SOS: Students and faculty reach out

The FIU community helps to meet the most basic needs of the country’s suffering masses President Donald Trump visited FIU […]

2019 salute to women in FIU history

2019 salute to women in FIU history

It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here, some […]

Blast from the past: 1970s bookstore employee returns to campus

Blast from the past: 1970s bookstore employee returns to campus

A recently unearthed vintage photo from the FIU archives has turned a nonagenarian into a bit of a celebrity. FIU […]

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Back in 2008, the U.S. economy sunk to historic lows as Wall Street and the world’s banking system lay in […]

Women in FIU history: a compendium

Women in FIU history: a compendium

FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here are among an impressive group of […]

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

By virtue of their education, professional backgrounds and personal experience, FIU alumni possess expert knowledge on a wide variety of […]

5 questions with the Jewish Museum director

5 questions with the Jewish Museum director

Susan Gladstone can do it all. The alumna earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1976 (which she followed […]

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Starting a compost pile helps save the planet Ugo Angeletti likes to get his hands on the grimy stuff. The […]

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Very Important Panther: Michael E. Mendez ’03 reimagines the gas station

Michael R. Mendez ’03, MBA ’10 Owner, Mendez Fuel Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Law (2009-present) Member, Dean’s Advisory […]

Winter 2018-2019 Class Notes

Winter 2018-2019 Class Notes

1990s Juan Fernandez ’91 was recently honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with an Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award. […]

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

The Extreme Events Institute takes a broad approach to saving the world from what Mother Nature dishes out It’s a […]

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

FIU football starts with a home opener against Big Ten team Indiana at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Riccardo […]

5 questions with the dean of engineering

5 questions with the dean of engineering

Born and raised in Greece, John L. Volakis arrived in the United States as a teenager knowing only a few […]