Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Reza Aslan visited FIU to discuss way to confront Islamophobia.

Religious scholar Reza Aslan: Confront Islamophobia, overcome fear

Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments are widespread. From politics to media to entertainment, misinformation about Muslims is pervasive. To share ways to confront Islamophobia […]

Two former Congressmen discuss Washington gridlock, how to end it

Two former Congressmen discuss Washington gridlock, how to end it

Politics in the U.S. has become increasingly partisan over the years – and the ensuing gridlock in Washington, D.C., too […]

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Costa Rican president leads candid conversation, receives university’s Presidential Gold Medallion

Spending time at FIU was a homecoming of sorts for Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera. A former researcher […]

Drop-in series: Virtual reality course brings Asia to students

Drop-in series: Virtual reality course brings Asia to students

Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]

Intern at The Washington Center earns professional growth award

Intern at The Washington Center earns professional growth award

During her final semester at FIU, Natalia Kolbjornsen ’17 faced her fears. Self-described as “a little shy,” Kolbjornsen was a […]

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

FIU receives largest gift from an alumnus

Chad Moss ’94 has made the largest donation from an alumnus in FIU history. His $10 million gift to the […]

A conversation with Cuban art historian Juan Martínez

A conversation with Cuban art historian Juan Martínez

Miami’s Cuban roots run deep. Art offers a rich opportunity to learn more about those roots. FIU Professor Emeritus of […]

Ph.D. student studies how political extremists create a following

Ph.D. student studies how political extremists create a following

What themes and symbols allow political extremist movements to create a brand and develop potential followers? This question sparked an […]

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Professor wins national Word Gap Challenge

Professor wins national Word Gap Challenge

After successfully completing three rounds of competition with more than 100 entries nationally, FIU Linguist Melissa Baralt won the Bridging the […]

Alumna earns prestigious Pickering Fellowship

Alumna earns prestigious Pickering Fellowship

  Alumna Kamila Manzueta ’17 has been selected as one of 30 students across the country – and one of only […]

Artist-in-residence, local students plant the seeds of sustainability

Artist-in-residence, local students plant the seeds of sustainability

On Earth Day this year, a group of third-graders at Joella C. Good Elementary School gathered on their campus with […]

2017 summer camps available at FIU

2017 summer camps available at FIU

School’s out for summer! Almost. That means kids (and their parents) are getting ready to dive into summer fun and find […]

RepFIU: Where to find the best Panther merchandise

RepFIU: Where to find the best Panther merchandise

If you’re looking for the latest FIU gear – or the perfect commencement gift, look no further. From a Pandora […]

Labor Secretary Acosta made his mark at FIU Law

Labor Secretary Acosta made his mark at FIU Law

FIU College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta, who was sworn in on March 28 as U.S. Secretary of Labor, created a […]

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Learning through leadership, experience and service

Learning through leadership, experience and service

  In the summer of 2016, Anthony Suarez organized a student trip to Managua, Nicaragua, as part of FIU’s Alternative […]