Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

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 […]

Buenos dias, Qingdao: FIU helps bring Spanish language to China

Buenos dias, Qingdao: FIU helps bring Spanish language to China

!Exito! Success! FIU’s Spanish-language program in Qingdao, China, has helped turn students there into standouts. FIU several years ago worked […]

Dreams morph into reality for former foster/homeless students

Dreams morph into reality for former foster/homeless students

Little wishes came true the other day—the kind that lead to bigger things down the road. Twenty-seven young women who either […]

StartUP FIU creates innovation ecosystem to rev the engine of economic growth

StartUP FIU creates innovation ecosystem to rev the engine of economic growth

Jump to: Have a big idea? StartUP FIU may be right for you. Jason Dettbarn, 39, stands in front of […]

By the numbers: FIU’s 10 most popular majors

By the numbers: FIU’s 10 most popular majors

This article is part of an occasional series that features statistical data about the university that is available to the […]

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2017 salute to women in FIU history

It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here—just a […]

Theater alumnus a voice for Hispanic-American culture

Theater alumnus a voice for Hispanic-American culture

When the Broadway musical “On Your Feet” opens in October in Miami, the story of Cuban-Americans Gloria and Emilio Estefan […]

Focus on innovation: Origami antennas

Focus on innovation: Origami antennas

When critical data matters, finding better ways to transmit it can save time, money and even lives. A professor in […]

VIP: Johanna C. Salazar MBA ’10

VIP: Johanna C. Salazar MBA ’10

Very Important Panther Johanna C. Salazar MBA ’10 Vice President, Production Planning & Operations, Viacom Global Entertainment Group Founder, Media […]

5 questions for The Wolfsonian-FIU director

5 questions for The Wolfsonian-FIU director

Tim Rodgers has had a special place in his heart for The Wolfsonian-FIU ever since its Journal of Decorative and […]