FIU Magazine Winter 2014-15


Cuban-American Ebola fighter goes where others fear to tread
Dr. Aileen Marty takes on World Health Organization assignments in West Africa to lead efforts to stem spread of the deadly virus.

Looking to the East
FIU builds cooperative ties to the East
From China to Miami: a cultural roller coaster
In China, the past and the present meet
Interest in Asian Studies at FIU explodes

The revival of FIU’s Nature Preserve button_play
MMC’s newly revived nature preserve is an educational and recreational outlet.

Global citizens in action button_play
FIU turns out Peace Corps volunteers ready to save the world

How to write a story button_play
Creative Writing professor and best-selling novelist John Dufresne’s quick guide to writing

The future is now: the Young Alumni Council
A new group has been established to get recent graduates actively involved.


The Radical Scientist button_play
FIU’s Marcus Cooke uses novel approaches to search for medical cures

FIU alumni among Washington, D.C., rising stars
– The politics are personal for Kate Yglesias Houghton ’06
– D.C. alumnus works to build stronger cities, better government

Life takes a new track after prison, law school
Desmond Meade JD ’14 overcame homelessness, drug addiction and incarceration before taking on his current battle.

Back Story

A touch of character
Primera Casa gets an artistic addition as the university opens to students.

Very Important Panther

Alumna demonstrates the potential of a nursing career
Diane Faulconer ’74, MS ’74, reflects on her 40-year journey.

Editor’s Letter

TEDxFIU: an idea takes shape button_play

Class Notes

Winter 2014-15 Class Notes
See what your classmates have been up to. Find out who got a promotion, changed jobs, married, had a baby, earned an award or published a book.

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