Science & Health

Sea Level Solutions Center launches

Sea Level Solutions Center launches

With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people […]

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Angus cattle. 

Photo by Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Public domain photo.)

Eat less meat, save the planet

To conserve the planet’s ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to […]

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Comic book uses art to promote healing

Comic book uses art to promote healing

 The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) will host Super Health Heroes, a community comic book coloring […]

Kenneth Feeley poses at a tropical Andean cloudforest at 10,000 feet of elevation.

Migrating Amazonian trees are a cause for concern

Tropical forests in the Andes Mountains are changing in the face of climate change. A new study published in PNAS […]

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FIU intern, Victoria Blanco, at Special Olympics South Florida Healthy Community with two program participants.

Students help Special Olympics Florida transform lives

Karlyn Emile, an alumna of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is currently the director of […]

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Back to school program helps middle schoolers

Back to school program helps middle schoolers

While some parents are eagerly preparing for the first day of kindergarten, others are bracing themselves for a major change […]

Free group fitness classes

Free group fitness classes

Beginning Fall 2015, all PantherFIT (PFIT) group fitness classes at the Wellness and Recreation Center ­– MMC will be offered […]

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Universities join forces to tackle urban water crises

Universities join forces to tackle urban water crises

With drought conditions putting a strain on resources throughout South Florida, FIU is investigating long-term solutions to water crises as part […]

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Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post

Criminologist identifies factors leading to criminal behavior

It has long been believed that criminal behavior is a result of poor self-control, a trait experts often blame on […]

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Conservationist cautions against greenhouse gases from conferences

Conservationist cautions against greenhouse gases from conferences

Academic conferences are resulting in significant greenhouse gas emissions and conservationists are not immune. But all hope is not lost, […]

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Researchers confront weather extremes through infrastructure resiliency

Researchers confront weather extremes through infrastructure resiliency

South Florida’s predisposition to weather extremes renders the region’s infrastructure acutely vulnerable. But weather extremes are not exclusive to South […]

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10 tips for a great start to kindergarten

10 tips for a great start to kindergarten

Kindergarten is a big leap from preschool. The expectations for a child entering kindergarten are not what you or your […]

Diana Sheehan, doctoral candidate

Latinas build research careers through CRUSADA

The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at FIU assists Latino communities throughout South Florida. This multidisciplinary […]

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Armadillos are the likely cause of an uptick in leprosy cases in Florida

5 things you should know about leprosy

Leprosy is not common, but confirmed cases have jumped this year in Florida. There are usually 0-12 new cases of […]

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Summer program turns teachers into techies

Summer program turns teachers into techies

A “summer camp” for local public school teachers had them learning new skills to enhance STEM education in their classrooms. […]