Archive for December, 2017

2017 December 02 - FIU's Alex McGough (12). Florida International University defeated UMass, 63-45, at Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, Florida. (Photo by: Alex J. Hernandez / photobokeh.com) This image is copyright by PhotoBokeh.com and may not be reproduced or retransmitted without express written consent of PhotoBokeh.com. ©2017 PhotoBokeh.com - All Rights Reserved

Gasparilla Bowl a homecoming for several football players

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 Alex McGough was sleeping when the news came. A day after their regular season ended, […]

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Duck breast with a red endive salad, prepared by Office of Class Managment staff member Barbara Pita

FIU community cooks for a cause: United Way

Eleven FIU students, staff and alumni rolled up their sleeves, sharpened their knives and set out to cook for a […]

FIU graduation: a springboard to dream jobs

FIU graduation: a springboard to dream jobs

With an eye on their futures, more than 5,000 students will graduate this week from FIU. For many of them, […]

Memoirs of a Critical Language Scholar

Memoirs of a Critical Language Scholar

Eager to learn what the world has to offer, Margarita Rentis embarked on a global journey at FIU. Rentis, who is […]

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Students can attend FIU bowl game for as little as $20

Students can attend FIU bowl game for as little as $20

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 For just $20, students can be part of FIU football history. In partnership with Panorama […]

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Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma crawled west through the Caribbean, South Floridians scrambled to shutter their homes, braved hours-long waits for a […]

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

By Eric Barton Considering her schedule, Bridget Pelaez is surprisingly chipper for mid-morning on a Wednesday. In the days since […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17, Alexandra Pecharich and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 Disasters can bring out the best […]

Mark Macgowan, associate dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, spent weeks following Hurricane Irma caring for victims' mental well-being.

Caring for disaster victims’ mental well-being: A first responder’s story

By Mark J. Macgowan Mark J. Macgowan is the associate dean of academic affairs for the Robert Stempel College of […]

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

–Video by Carl-Frederick François FIU students had a chance to both help the extended community after Hurricane Irma as well […]

Our man in Havana: Alumnus is Cuba-based reporter

Our man in Havana: Alumnus is Cuba-based reporter

As Hurricane Irma approached Cuba, Hatzel Vela ’05 reported live from a coastal town on the island. With power out, […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

Interactive: Snapshot of the Class of 2021

Interactive: Snapshot of the Class of 2021

Reporting contributed by Alexandra Pecharich, Clara-Meretan Kiah and Karen Cochrane

In gratitude: Hats off to those who support FIU in crisis and year-round

In gratitude: Hats off to those who support FIU in crisis and year-round

By Charles Crespo MA ’13, University Advancement “Unprecedented destruction.” These two words have been spoken frequently by government officials, aide […]