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Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Someone with a keen eye, an exhaustive knowledge of world history and the means to purchase pretty much whatever he […]

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

Chad Moss ’94 has made the largest donation from an alumnus in FIU history. His $10 million gift to the […]

When a boy and the Dalai Lama met

When a boy and the Dalai Lama met

In 1999, FIU welcomed the Dalai Lama as all of South Florida buzzed with excitement over the spiritual leader’s first-ever […]

Alumnus ignites social entrepreneurism

Alumnus ignites social entrepreneurism

Startup fever is in the air and growing in Miami. The 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity named it the […]

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5 questions for the dean of students

5 questions for the dean of students

As dean of students, Cathy Akens sees it all: from students looking to change the world and lead the march […]

Theater alumnus a voice for Hispanic-American culture

Theater alumnus a voice for Hispanic-American culture

When the Broadway musical “On Your Feet” opens in October in Miami, the story of Cuban-Americans Gloria and Emilio Estefan […]

Political engagement 
makes government better

Political engagement 
makes government better

By Kevin Evans Kevin Evans is a professor of political science in the Steven J. Green School of International and […]

A brotherhood that fosters pride, dedication to FIU

A brotherhood that fosters pride, dedication to FIU

FIU brought them together, and Greek life made them brothers. And because they attribute their success to FIU, they all […]

5 questions for The Wolfsonian-FIU director

5 questions for The Wolfsonian-FIU director

Tim Rodgers has had a special place in his heart for The Wolfsonian-FIU ever since its Journal of Decorative and […]

The art of faculty mentoring: Student-professor relationships benefit both parties

The art of faculty mentoring: Student-professor relationships benefit both parties

As an undergraduate, Shonda Witherspoon ’16 co-published an article in a scientific journal. Her identical twin Shalisha ’16 led the […]

Alumni sharing life lessons

Alumni sharing life lessons

Successful graduates counsel students on achieving goals and attaining dreams. WANTED: A professional with demonstrated success in his or her […]

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Once on the receiving end, students now make a difference for local youngsters

Once on the receiving end, students now make a difference for local youngsters

Coming full circle Aaron Armbrister knows the challenges that children in underserved communities face. For many years, he was one […]

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5 questions for the vice provost

5 questions for the vice provost

Jaffus Hardrick worked 40 hours a week while putting himself through college. The first in his family to earn a degree, […]

LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students

LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students

When Jaylon Hadley ’16 transferred to FIU, he had one goal in mind: graduate as soon as possible. Having taken […]

One special mentorship the foundation of education

One special mentorship the foundation of education

Yolanda Suarez’s hands shook as she neared the stage. She was determined to become a leader for a national student-run […]