FIU Magazine Fall 2014


A vision of the future
Get the facts about FIU’s expansion plans in a shareable infographic.

Training to win: Athletic trainers play a critical role in the health and well-being of student-athletes button_play
From bruises to rehab, see how athletics trainers help student-athletes on and off the field.
Training the trainers: FIU program a cut above
Top surgeon has been caring for FIU student-athletes for two decades

Lessons in LIFE: The first Panther LIFE Residential Program in images button_play
Follow the journey of the young adults with intellectual disabilities who made up the first Panther LIFE Residential Program class.

A master class in the messy art of modern architecture button_play
Eric Goldemberg’s graduate architecture class took on the challenge to create a “sonic environment.”

Wall of Wind testing could help make homes, buildings safer in storms
Researchers are on a mission to make building codes more effective against South Florida’s hurricanes.

Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation button_play
An exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights FIU’s one-of-a-kind capability.

Unlocking the keys to a lifetime of career success
Alumnus David Van Rooy touts the value of thinking ahead in an excerpt from his new book.

The ‘Vanity Fair’ insipired photoshoot with our Torch winners


Anthony Atwood MA ’03, Ph.D. ’12, leads effort to open the South Florida Military Museum button_play
The historian and Navy veteran revives a part of South Florida’s military past.

Meet the new provost: A Q&A with Ken Furton
A research scientist and father of two FIU students, Furton aims to enhance the value of an FIU degree.

Scott Calabrese talks soccer in the U.S., starting over at FIU
Calabrese became the six head coach in FIU men’s soccer history this January.

A master of form and function: Marlene Liriano ’89
Alumna Marlene Liriano’s work at FIU showcases contemporary trends in commercial interior design.

From dishwasher to million-dollar donor: Gerald Grant Jr. ’78, MBA ’89
Grant washed dishes, spun records and worked on a loading dock to get through school. He now sits on the Board of Trustees and is FIU’s first African-American graduate to donate $1 million to his alma mater.

New Alumni Association president sets sights high
Frank Peña ’99 shares his big ideas and bold plans for the future.

Back Story

Card catalog 1972
A look back at the library of the past.

Very Important Panther

Georgia Aquarium’s Gregory Bossart Ph.D. ’95 on the importance of dolphins
The 2014 Torch Award winner shares what dolphins can tell us about ocean health and human health.

Editor’s Letter

Water is life: 10 years of global water research and aid button_play

Class Notes

Fall 2014 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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