FIU Magazine Spring 2013

Florida International University magazine Spring 2013 coverBrowse a PDF of the print issue on Issuu.


Meet the homeless children next door and learn what one alumna is doing to help them button_play 
Beth Davalos MS ’94 leads a support network that brings hope to homeless children in central Florida.

Richard Pitino’s one-day plan
New basketball coach Richard Pitino is rebuilding the program with hard work, one day at a time.

The rise of Zumba nation button_play 
A look behind the worldwide sensation and the FIU alumnus behind the scenes.

Chocolate-loving family cooks up a sweet international business button_play 
Chocolate has an appeal that’s simply irresistible – just like love. For one blue-and-gold family, these two ingredients are one and the same.

A cancer patient’s quest for purpose and the Pacific Ocean
His career stolen by cancer, David Menasche ‘97 sets off on an unconventional journey.



Getting a Job: What FIU is doing now to help graduates find jobs later
In a lean economy, FIU focuses on creating opportunities that lead to employment when students graduate.

Nuestra Tierra Florida: 500 years after Ponce de León button_play 
Florida and FIU commemorate the landmark occasion with cultural and artistic events all year long.

Museum shares the fascinating stories, contributions of Jews in Florida button_play
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is filled with artifacts tracing back to the 1800s.

FIU’s newest student-athletes hit the sand
Led by a two-time Olympian coach, the first-ever Panther sand volleyball team gets set to launch their season in March.

Students study – and serve – in Southeast Asia button_play
A new Honors College study abroad program brings history to life.

Employees build the FIU community through giving back
The Faculty & Staff Campaign encourages university employees to support the projects and programs at FIU that mean the most to them. To date, over $2 million has been raised.

5 questions for the wind engineer
Arindam Chowdhury on common hurricane misconceptions and his first encounter with the natural event.


Worlds Ahead

Antoinette Smith
The College of Business associate professor on going for the goal.


Very Important Panther

Donovan Campbell ’00
The WSVN sports reporter channels his love for sports into a career.


Class Notes

Spring 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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