FIU Magazine Fall 2013

FIU Magazine Fall 2013People

Ready, set, hike: Football Head Coach Ron Turner is primed to handle anything
The new head coach is ready to face critics and rebuild a program.

From Pentagon to academia
International defense expert Frank Mora takes the helm at FIU’s Latin American and Caribbean Center.

6 questions for the school principal: Sharon Lopez ’06
The Coconut Grove Elementary School principal shares her professional take on today’s trending K-12 education topics.

Filmmaker Rochelle Oliver ’07 challenges racial stereotypes with a creative campaign button_play
The producer and filmmaker challenges racial stereotypes post-Trayvon Martin with the Halloween Hoodie Campaign.

The unbreakable will of the human spirit
In a excerpt from her book, Darah Zeladon MA ’00 shares her intense journey and newfound insight.



The lost tribe: Journey to Papua New Guinea
Searching for identity in Papua New Guinea and the past
Documentary: The lost tribe button_play
A life changing journey: Student perspectives of Papua New Guinea button_play
Interactive: The Lost Tribes of Israel around the world button_play
Slideshow: Gogodala life button_play
Blog: Documenting the expedition

Brewing beer the South Florida way button_play
Students and faculty from the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are leading the way in Miami’s growing craft beer scene.

Miami’s smart bridge button_play
FIU engineers monitor the inner workings of one of the most traveled stretches of South Florida freeway.

Interactive: Scientists target deadly viruses with a revolutionary new technique button_play
A new technique for deliverying medication to the brain could hold the key to treating HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s and more.

Fall football preview 2013
With a new head coach, a new conference and a roster teeming with new faces, FIU looks to rebuild its identity on the field.

Making strides: The Education Effect pays off big for students
In its third year, the community partnership has made a profound impact on a formerly low performing school.

Campus chic: Parkview Residence Hall button_play
Forget what you know about campus housing. The new Parkview Residence Hall feels more like a home.

Homecoming through the years button_play
Get in the homecoming spirit with a gallery of homecoming kings and queens past.

Alumni pay it forward by helping students with scholarship dollars
Current students get a boost from past Panthers through Alumni Association scholarships

Global learning expands undergraduates’ worldviews with experiences in and out of the classroom
FIU’s Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative is a model program for undergraduate education

Sneak Peek: Alumni Center
Get a glimpse of the plans for the first alumni center at FIU.

Charles Perry McDowell


Back Story

President Perry’s problem
Get the story behind this 1969 photo of FIU’s founding president.



Very Important Panther

Cedric Bess ’99 on the importance of listening
The public relations professional blends his love of people and baseball as guest relations supervisor for the New York Yankees.


Editor’s Letter

Looking toward the next horizon
As FIU prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015, university leaders take a look at its future.


Class Notes

Fall 2013 Class Notes
See what your classmates have been up to. Class notes can be about promotions, changes in career, marriages, births, awards/recognitions or new publications.


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