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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 […]

In praise of a mentor

In praise of a mentor

An assistant U.S. attorney recalls the friendship of a pivotal professor. —By Clayton Solomon ’05 Everyone warned me that Professor […]

Faculty mentor their colleagues in a newly expanded program

Faculty mentor their colleagues in a newly expanded program

Kathy Quardokus Fisher was finishing her post-doc studies at Oregon State University in readiness for a move to FIU, where she had […]

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Community members offer students unique insights into their chosen fields

Community members offer students unique insights into their chosen fields

Local professionals filling a need Having a professional architect help with your master’s project can take your work to another […]

Preparing women and minorities to lead

Preparing women and minorities to lead

The founding director of a transformational program for faculty and staff helps the underrepresented tap into their potential. Barbara Bader […]

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Diver and trainer develop a bond in and out of the pool

Diver and trainer develop a bond in and out of the pool

Coaching the whole athlete A lot can go wrong in 33 feet. FIU diver Lily Kaufmann knows that well. No […]

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