Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

FIU-FAST team answers the call for help

FIU-FAST team answers the call for help

The only civilian crew of its kind in the nation, the Florida Advanced Surgical Transport team joined the FIU family […]

Our man in Havana: Alumnus is Cuba-based reporter

Our man in Havana: Alumnus is Cuba-based reporter

As Hurricane Irma approached Cuba, Hatzel Vela ’05 reported live from a coastal town on the island. With power out, […]

Postcard from the Keys: Stories of resilience amidst heartbreak

Postcard from the Keys: Stories of resilience amidst heartbreak

The landscape starts to change around mile marker 94. Traveling down to the Florida Keys from Miami in October, a […]

My internship with the State Department

My internship with the State Department

Name: Isaiah Barrett Major: Communications Where did you intern? I interned for the Department of State, International Information Programs (IIP) Office of Design. […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had […]

Disaster expert rates Irma planning and response

Disaster expert rates Irma planning and response

Richard Olson researches the political fallout from natural disasters and has been involved in more than 20 field responses and […]

Call center answers questions, offers words of support after Irma

Call center answers questions, offers words of support after Irma

In a time of need, FIU has been the voice on the other end of the line. In the aftermath […]

Serving up success: Food and beverage entrepreneurs get help from FIU

Serving up success: Food and beverage entrepreneurs get help from FIU

By Jane Schreiber Jones and Alexandra Pecharich FIU earlier this year launched an incubator to help new food and beverage […]

Architecture faculty build, live in “Tin Box”

Architecture faculty build, live in “Tin Box”

  Behind impressively overgrown plumbago, lantana and firebush sits a house one with nature. On either side of the front […]

Building better bridges: An FIU professor is leading the nation’s efforts to make infrastructure safer

Building better bridges: An FIU professor is leading the nation’s efforts to make infrastructure safer

FIU has designated five university programs as “preeminent,” a recognition of high-caliber, collaborative work that generates unique learning opportunities, pioneering […]

Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Someone with a keen eye, an exhaustive knowledge of world history and the means to purchase pretty much whatever he […]

Focus on innovation: Better chemical testing

Focus on innovation: Better chemical testing

Research coming out of FIU combines advanced chemical coatings created in a campus lab with one of the most commonly […]

When a boy and the Dalai Lama met

When a boy and the Dalai Lama met

In 1999, FIU welcomed the Dalai Lama as all of South Florida buzzed with excitement over the spiritual leader’s first-ever […]

5 questions for the dean of students

5 questions for the dean of students

As dean of students, Cathy Akens sees it all: from students looking to change the world and lead the march […]

Very Important Panther: Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76

Very Important Panther: Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76

Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76 Founder and Chairman, Benchmark Hospitality International Bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management Director, FIU Foundation […]