July 2018 in photos: Summer Commencement, Arctic research and Roary in a hammock


Summers are for making memories. At FIU, we’ve had no shortage of memorable moments that Panthers will cherish forever – graduating, field research and fun in the sun. Here are just a few of our favorite moments from July, as captured by FIU photographers Doug Garland, Carl Frederick-Francois, Tim Long and Eduardo Merille.

Tre King was recognized by Present Mark. B. Rosenberg as a Worlds Ahead graduate Sunday. King received his master’s in social work – overcoming the challenges of growing up in a violent North Miami neighborhood, never knowing his father and never knowing his mother sober. Read more about his story and more Worlds Ahead grads. By Carl Frederick-Francois.

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FIU photographer Carl Frederick-Francois snaps an iPhone picture of graphic design major Vivian Rivera Siles. Siles will be featured in FIU’s new admissions viewbook out this fall. Photo by Doug Garland.

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Professor Steve Oberbauer and Arctic Observatory Network team member Matthew Simon ’17 walk along a narrow boardwalk that helps protect the FIU plant ecology research plot at Toolik Field Station on the north slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Photo by Tim Long.

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FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute redefined the summer camp experience for 20 South Florida teens with its inaugural CSI Summer Camp. The one-week camp provided an immersive introduction to real-world forensics from experts in the field. Read more about the institute and what the group learned this summer. Photo by Carl Frederick-Francois.

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Beautiful white sand. Perfect weather. A fun game of volleyball with friends. Yep, you’re at Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC). If you haven’t already, check out the new sand volleyball court outside of the Wellness & Recreation Center. Photo by Carl Frederick-Francois.

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Our photographers love to capture campus life from one of the most beautiful spots on campus: the tree canopy near the MMC bridge. Photo by Doug Garland.

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A ray of sun shines down on the newest artwork on campus. The sculptures by Jorge Jiménez Deredia offer a beautiful stroll from the Student Academic Success Center to the Graham Center at MMC. Photo by Eduardo Merille.

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Doctoral graduate Ben Wilson and doctoral candidate Shelby Servais have been selected as Science Policy Fellows. Funded by the Deepwater Horizon settlement, the fellowship places scientists with offices in Gulf Coast communities so that they can experience the intersection of science and policy firsthand. Read more about their research next month on FIU News. Photo by Doug Garland.

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Now that Summer B and C are over, Roary is taking a break to enjoy our lush campus from a hammock near Deuxieme Maison (DM) at MMC. Photo by Carl Frederick-Francois.

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A proud and talented group of photographers (many featured in this post) and videographers tells the story of FIU every day. With decades of combined experience, the team puts their hearts and souls into shining a light on the best of FIU. For FIU Magazine‘s summer online issue, each has chosen his or her favorite piece and explains why it made the cut. Check out their blockbusters in the latest issue of the magazine. Group Selfie 🙂.