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Physicist recognized as one of the world’s most influential scientists

Physicist recognized as one of the world’s most influential scientists

FIU associate professor of physics Angela Laird has been named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters […]

Marine sciences researcher Jordan Thomson poses with a sea turtle donning a Go-Pro cam in Shark Bay, Australia.

Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into […]

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Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy

Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy

The greatest concentration of biodiversity occurs in the tropics, especially in rainforests and coral reefs. Biodiversity is the diversity of […]

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Physicist ignites big bang in fashion industry

Physicist ignites big bang in fashion industry

When Fiorella Terenzi transformed a Milan fashion show into an astronomical marvel, she did not anticipate the impact it would […]

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Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage […]

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5 facts you didn’t know about sharks

5 facts you didn’t know about sharks

Mike Heithaus, newly named interim dean of the FIU College of Arts & Sciences, has devoted his career to studying […]

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. According to […]

D.C. update: Rosenberg, students attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

D.C. update: Rosenberg, students attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

As Congress raced toward the finish line before summer recess, FIU was advocating for important financial aid measures, and President Mark […]

FIU's infectious disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty

FIU doctor tapped to combat Ebola outbreak

Like a firefighter ready to rush into a burning building at a moment’s call, Dr. Aileen Marty waits, ready to […]

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Researchers use computer-based treatment for children with anxiety

When traditional methods of treatment do not work for children suffering from anxiety disorders, researchers at FIU believe they have […]

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Minor tweak to job applications could reduce crime, researchers find

Minor tweak to job applications could reduce crime, researchers find

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? It’s a simple question often asked on job applications and one that […]

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Tanzanian deputy minister hopes to improve transparency, empower youth in Tanzania

Tanzanian deputy minister hopes to improve transparency, empower youth in Tanzania

This story is part of an on-going series spotlighting 2014 Washington Fellows at FIU. Stephen Julius Masele may only be 34-years-old, but he […]

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Researchers developing a test for real-time stress detection

Researchers developing a test for real-time stress detection

FIU researchers are developing a test to detect in real-time a person’s level of cortisol – widely known as the […]

Environmental activist serves as community leader, mentor to girls

Environmental activist serves as community leader, mentor to girls

This story is part of an on-going series spotlighting 2014 Washington Fellows at FIU. Afua Prempeh, 28, is one of […]

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Marine sciences  graduate students pose aboard the R/V Bellows before embarking on their four-day research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Photo by Diana Churchill.

Grad students embark on research cruise in Gulf of Mexico

Most students spend their summers working odd jobs or catching up on much-needed rest, but a group of doctoral students […]

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