Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

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Researchers investigate effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent brains

Use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, leaving scientists wondering what effects they could have on the developing brains of […]

Conversation on sexual assault heads to the classroom

Conversation on sexual assault heads to the classroom

FIU is joining an elite few universities to offer an academic course on understanding and preventing campus sexual assault. The […]

Professor, student lobby to end child marriage in Florida

Professor, student lobby to end child marriage in Florida

FIU professor Sandy Skelaney and graduate student Allison Sardinas have been making the rounds in Tallahassee on a mission to […]

Young women: Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are

Young women: Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are

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

Girls in STEM: How words can change it all

Girls in STEM: How words can change it all

The gender gap in STEM can start when children are just learning to speak – the words parents choose to […]

Can adults develop ADHD? Research says probably not

Can adults develop ADHD? Research says probably not

Adults likely do not develop ADHD, according to new research by FIU clinical psychologist Margaret Sibley. More than 80 percent […]

One disaster after another, could fatigue set in?

One disaster after another, could fatigue set in?

The largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has rocked Las Vegas, pushing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria to inside pages […]

Alumnae deliver local, international aid for Irma victims

Alumnae deliver local, international aid for Irma victims

Education alumnae Maria Arbiol and Jennifer Canals-Diaz are leading donation drives to help victims of Hurricane Irma in South Florida […]

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with aftermath of Hurricane Irma Families are slowly trying to return to normalcy […]

Garfield Jugar is one of 168 Learning Assistants at FIU helping other students in peer mentoring. Jugar works in FIU’s Mastery Math Lab.

FIU transforms collegiate math experience

This story was originally published Sept. 24, 2015, on FIU News. FIU has implemented new teaching methods resulting in double-digit pass […]

Math major to become first FIUteach graduate

Math major to become first FIUteach graduate

Natasha Blanch began her first year at FIU as a finance major, but quickly realized she did not love crunching […]

1 year, 1 newborn, 2 awards, 1 cancer diagnosis

1 year, 1 newborn, 2 awards, 1 cancer diagnosis

Psychologist receives devastating news amidst a year of personal, professional highlights Psychologist Bethany Reeb-Sutherland never lets anything get in the […]

Career physicist, unexpected advocate

Career physicist, unexpected advocate

Yesim Darici did not pursue a career in advocacy. She is a scientist – a theoretical and experimental physicist with […]

How to strengthen your relationship for baby

How to strengthen your relationship for baby

On average, 11,636 babies are born every Valentine’s Day in the United States. For two-thirds of couples, this new addition […]

Forensic scientists in the making

Forensic scientists in the making

A group of sixth graders from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU in January for an interactive, hands-on science day. The […]