FIU Magazine Winter 2016-17


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Students, faculty and alumni are making a mark in the nation’s capital.

Great idea. Now what? button_play
StartUP FIU creates an innovation ecosystem to rev the engine of economic growth.

A final defense
An FIU Law clinic helps educate lawyers handling death penalty cases.


Team Predator button_play
FIU researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks.

Recognizing excellence button_play
FIU identifies standout research programs.

Focus on innovation: Origami antennas
A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has taken giant leaps toward solving problems that hamper the transmission of crucial information.

Local businesses get a boost 
Florida SBDC at FIU provides local businesses with knowledge and tools for success.

Alumnae vocalists return to campus button_play
The alumnae participated in a special concert during the 2017 Panther Alumni Week.

How a performing arts center transformed FIU button_play
Explore the rich history of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.


Bringing the Estefan story to life 
Theatre alumnus Andy Señor ’97 played a critical behind-the-scenes role in the production of “On Your Feet,” a Broadway musical that follows the story of Cuban-Americans Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

For the love of FIU button_play
Employees give back to move the university forward.

Brotherhood fosters dedication to alma mater
The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon are giving back to FIU in a big way: They plan to build an educational center on campus.

Class Gift campaign encourages new graduates to invest in future Panthers 
More than 1,000 graduates in 2016 gave back to FIU with donations of $20.16.

Political engagement makes government better
This issue’s column was written by political science professor Kevin Evans, who teaches and writes on issues related to conflict and cooperation between the branches of American government and the institutional development of the presidency.

Very Important Panther: Johanna C. Salazar MBA ’10
One alumna discusses the skills and traits necessary to excel as an entrepreneur.

Five questions for The Wolfsonian-FIU director 
Tim Rodgers directs the one-of-a-kind museum in Miami Beach, which boasts a 180,000-piece collection devoted to art and design from the 1850s to the 1950s.

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