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Speaking truth to power: Please don’t call them natural disasters

Speaking truth to power: Please don’t call them natural disasters

The following article by Richard Olson appeared on the web site of the Natural Hazards Center as part of its Research […]

Mango Hacks Co-Director Angelo Saraceno (in red) and team sweat the details for the 36-hour event.

MangoHacks: Building code for fun can lead to students landing jobs

From improving your rehab to rehabbing your nightlife – these are just some of the problems that about 550 students […]

Researchers take fight against cervical cancer abroad

Researchers take fight against cervical cancer abroad

An engineer in the College of Engineering & Computing has pioneered an easy-to-use imaging system for the diagnosis of cervical cancer, […]

Got my first job! Working as a reporter in Mississippi

Got my first job! Working as a reporter in Mississippi

In this series, recent grads share their journey to landing that first job out of college. After years of studying […]

Photo courtesy of: Carlos Alvare, Vossen Wheels

Theatre major honored with Arts Advocacy Award

Performance theatre major Matthew Alexander ’18 was selected to receive this year’s Arts Advocacy Award by Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Communication, […]

FIU becomes Knight of the Rural Development Merit Order of Burkina Faso

FIU becomes Knight of the Rural Development Merit Order of Burkina Faso

The Grand Chancery Order of the Office of the President of Burkina Faso has recognized FIU as a Knight of […]

My internship at BBC Worldwide

My internship at BBC Worldwide

Name: Vanessa Michelle Sanchez Major: Public relations Where did you intern? BBC Worldwide What did you do there? Trade marketing How did you […]

Got my first job! Working for Univision

Got my first job! Working for Univision

Name: Luis Rodriguez Degree Earned: Broadcast Journalism Hometown: Madrid, Spain What is your job title, and where are you working? I’m a network producer at Univision. How […]

Rosenberg uses MLK celebration to address prejudice

Rosenberg uses MLK celebration to address prejudice

President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the university community on Friday, Jan. 12. Watch his full remarks at the […]

CEO of Gates Foundation says FIU health grads inspire her

CEO of Gates Foundation says FIU health grads inspire her

During the recent winter commencement ceremonies, graduates of the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Public Health […]

Celebrating first-generation students

Celebrating first-generation students

If you meet a student from FIU, there’s a good chance that he or she is a first-generation student. Panthers come […]

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

By Eric Barton Considering her schedule, Bridget Pelaez is surprisingly chipper for mid-morning on a Wednesday. In the days since […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17, Alexandra Pecharich and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 Disasters can bring out the best […]

Mark Macgowan, associate dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, spent weeks following Hurricane Irma caring for victims' mental well-being.

Caring for disaster victims’ mental well-being: A first responder’s story

By Mark J. Macgowan Mark J. Macgowan is the associate dean of academic affairs for the Robert Stempel College of […]