April 2016 in photos

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 

We have reached the end of April, which means that the Spring 2016 semester is almost over and summer is right around the corner! Take a look back at some of our favorite images and moments captured by photographers Eduardo Merille, Ben Guzman, Vincent Rives, Doug Garland, Kristen Rubio, Carl Frederick-Francois, Chris Necuze and Alenny Orovio.

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A family enjoys the Aesthetics and Values 2016 Exhibit, which empowered 40 students from a range of disciplines to become curators as part of a year-long course that culminates in a showcase of acclaimed artists. Photo by Ben Guzman


As part of the Poems to the Sky project, a gigantic poem written in between the lines of parked cars is the latest addition to the 2016 Honors College’s Aesthetics and Values exhibit. FIU students helped professor John Bailly and master sign painter Steve Showen paint the poem’s letters, written by a fourth grader from Orchard Villa Elementary School in Liberty City, on the Blue Garage’s rooftop. Photo by Chris Necuze and Kristen Rubio

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When you look up from the courtyard inside of Academic Health Center 5, you just might catch a beautiful slice of Miami sky. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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yoga bayfest Gabriela Polanco strikes a yoga pose while enjoying the festivities of FIU Bayfest at BBC. More than 800 students and members of the community enjoyed live musical performances, kayaking on the bay and food trucks. Photo by Vincent Rives


Musical performer J-Beatz puts on a show for students gathered at FIU Bayfest. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Victoria Zych models a dress made by Jose Caba, a junior economics major, made entirely from recyclable materials, in this case newspaper and plastic bags. The Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show, now in its third year, has become one of the Department of Architecture’s signature annual events. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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STAR Center support specialist Jainette Fernandez was one of hundreds of people who explored FIU’s exhibition booth at eMerge Americas 2016, which served as the perfect showcase for promising university projects in a number of different areas. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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FIU displayed state-of-the-art teaching technology in its exhibition booth at eMerge Americas 2016, including the “learning glass” used by FIU Online to engage students around the world. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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The FIU community joined thousands of LGBT allies on South Beach April 10 to celebrate the eighth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Even Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was on hand for the Pride Parade festivities. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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We know it’s springtime at FIU when this golden trumpet tree is in full bloom. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Professional soccer returned to FIU when Miami FC played its inaugural home game at FIU Stadium, which ended in a 1-1 draw against the Tampa Bay Rowdies April 9. Forward Dario Cvitanich, who scored the team’s lone goal, waves to a raucous crowd of 10,156 fans. Photo by Alenny Orovio

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Elementary school teacher Mariela Lanz ’15 gives a high five to one of her students at Poinciana Park Elementary. Last November, she was the first student to receive and accept a job offer at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools job fair held at FIU. Photo by Ben Guzman

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SolarPanel-6815FIU photographer Ben Guzman stands in front of the new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a Florida university. Photo by Kristen Rubio

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On April 29, a training exercise was held at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, where the FIU-Florida Advanced Surgical Transport (FIU-FAST) team demonstrated its capabilities of working with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local hospitals to air transport critical care patients from a disaster scene. Photo by Chris Necuze

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This overhead shot of South Beach was taken as part of a photo shoot for our upcoming Spring 2016 issue of FIU Magazine, which will feature the university’s work in addressing the issue of sea level rise. Photo by Doug Garland

To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page.