Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

The Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway.

Peace prize offers hope for sexual violence survivors, but not peace

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Panhandle. Courtesy: NOAA

Hurricane Michael intensifies as it approaches landfall

Hurricane Michael continued to intensify as it made landfall off the coast of Panama City, Fla. FIU meteorologist Haiyan Jiang […]

Saturn’s largest moon may hold key to cleaner engines

Saturn’s largest moon may hold key to cleaner engines

A new discovery on Titan’s haze is revealing new information about burning fuels on Earth. FIU chemist Alexander Mebel and […]

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

Psychologist Asia Eaton is helping Facebook in its fight against revenge porn. Eaton, other researchers, lawyers and victim advocates from […]

Treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide

Treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide

NOAA funds veterinary care research in response to toxic algae Florida International University and Mote Marine Laboratory are developing new […]

5 tips to curb challenging classroom behavior

5 tips to curb challenging classroom behavior

Miami-Dade County Public Schools students head back to the classroom Monday, Aug. 20. As teachers put the finishing touches in […]

FIU back-to-school experts list 2018

FIU back-to-school experts list 2018

Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]

To stop mosquitoes, target their young, biologist says

To stop mosquitoes, target their young, biologist says

New study shows insecticides had little effect in Zika-struck Miami Bacterial larvicide, not standard insecticides, are the best solution for […]

It’s in their DNA: Local teens explore forensics at CSI Summer Camp

It’s in their DNA: Local teens explore forensics at CSI Summer Camp

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute redefined the summer camp experience for 20 South Florida teens with its inaugural CSI Summer […]

Media devices do not cause ADHD, researcher says

Media devices do not cause ADHD, researcher says

FIU psychologist Margaret Sibley says there is no evidence media devices cause ADHD, despite a recent study published in the Journal of […]

National landmark study to examine child anxiety treatments

National landmark study to examine child anxiety treatments

The FIU Center for Children and Families has been approved for funding of nearly $3 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes […]

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Physics savvy is a soccer player’s secret weapon

Understanding the physics of soccer may give players a competitive advantage. As the 2018 World Cup heads into the quarterfinals, […]

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

At the age of 20, Paloma Tuttle-Vasseur is headed to Harvard with her FIU bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a […]

Satellite image of Hurricane Irma as it approached South Florida Sept. 8, 2017.
Photo Credit: NOAA

Researchers question effects of hurricanes on kids’ brains

FIU scientists are investigating the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters on brain development in children. Preliminary findings suggest […]

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

Three of Miami’s highest-achieving students, honored recently at the Silver Knight Awards, are joining FIU’s class of 2022. The Miami […]