Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Former congressman speaks with students, shares advice

Former congressman speaks with students, shares advice

Chatting with a former congressman during class is a bucket list item for many students studying politics and policy. A […]

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Gordon Institute Director Brian Fonseca was one of the featured speakers during the program.

Gordon Institute hosts cybersecurity training program in Argentina

Cyber threats have no borders. One hacker in one place can damage an entire company – along with its employees […]

Executive director of U.S. Department of Education initiative visits campus, learns about LEAP program

Executive director of U.S. Department of Education initiative visits campus, learns about LEAP program

This semester two-time alumna Aimee Viana, who is now the executive director for the U.S. Department of Education’s White House […]

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Nicaraguan student opposition leader discusses political crisis with faculty experts, calls for freedom for his homeland

Nicaraguan student opposition leader discusses political crisis with faculty experts, calls for freedom for his homeland

Lesther Alemán, a 20-year-old student opposition leader in Nicaragua, recently visited FIU and joined a panel of faculty experts for […]

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Interfaith conversation sheds light on how to foster friendships across religious groups

Interfaith conversation sheds light on how to foster friendships across religious groups

From the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue to verbal acts of hatred and discrimination, it’s clear that […]

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Future transfer students explore the humanities while learning about campus

Future transfer students explore the humanities while learning about campus

Students gazed at hand-made, turquoise-colored bowls. They stared at a necklace set with Afghan lapiz lazuli stone. And they watched […]

Former president of Costa Rica becomes visiting scholar, discusses future of the Americas

Former president of Costa Rica becomes visiting scholar, discusses future of the Americas

Getting to learn from a professor who is also the former president of a country can sound like a far-fetched […]

Marcus Frias at the Russel Senate Office Building

My internship with Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Name: Marcus A. Frias Hometown: I was born in the Bronx, New York, but have lived in seven different states. […]

From Tango to politics: My summer exploring Argentina

From Tango to politics: My summer exploring Argentina

This article is part of our Summer Sojourns 2018 series highlighting the summer adventures of FIU students. Earlier this summer, […]

Grad student researches role of women in guerilla groups

Grad student researches role of women in guerilla groups

Doctoral student earns NSF Fellowship for her research project Battles, revolts and guerillas are often associated with men. Men fighting, […]

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Global indigenous student group hosts event to honor killer whales

Global indigenous student group hosts event to honor killer whales

Students and passersby stopped en route to the Graham Center ballrooms when they saw a 16-foot totem pole of a […]

Key West residents battled Hurricane Geroges' 90 mph winds along Houseboat Row in Key West, Fla., during Hurricane Geroges' landing on Friday, Sept. 25, 1998. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin

What you need to know about protecting your home in the age of disasters

With recent hurricanes destroying towns, earthquakes tearing cities apart and rising sea levels threatening to inundate regions, people around the […]

Frank Mora, LACC director and deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs under President Barack Obama, and Juan Cruz, special assistant to President Donald J. Trump and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs.

Historic gathering of security officials sheds light on hemispheric issues

The crisis in Venezuela. Oppression in Cuba. Russia’s and China’s influence on Latin America. There’s a lot going on in […]

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Years ago, art educator Rebecca Hinson realized there was a problem with the way she was teaching. The textbooks she […]

What you need to know about social media, privacy and democracy

What you need to know about social media, privacy and democracy

Social media has revolutionized communication. But, it has the potential to affect much more. Do these platforms help increase democracy? […]