Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

The Extreme Events Institute takes a broad approach to saving the world from what Mother Nature dishes out It’s a […]

My hospitality internship at a country club

My hospitality internship at a country club

Name: Aruzhan Toleubay Hometown: Almaty City, Kazakhstan Major: Hospitality management with an emphasis in event management Where did you intern? What did you […]

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

FIU football starts with a home opener against Big Ten team Indiana at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Riccardo […]

5 questions with the dean of engineering

5 questions with the dean of engineering

Born and raised in Greece, John L. Volakis arrived in the United States as a teenager knowing only a few […]

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Very Important Panther: Regynald G. Washington ’74 Chief Executive Officer, Hojeij Branded Foods Bachelor of Science in international hotel and restaurant […]

The essence of Pantherness

The essence of Pantherness

This collaborative piece brought together the talents of several members of the videography team—and it shows! Registering high on the […]

South Beach soirée

South Beach soirée

“Every year, FIU plays a huge role in the production of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and every […]

A novelist shares his secrets

A novelist shares his secrets

“For all the videos I’ve made for FIU, which include pieces about research expeditions to Papua New Guinea and Alaska, […]

A spotlight on the deserving

A spotlight on the deserving

“Joseph Sanchez was recognized at one of the Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies as a Worlds Ahead graduate, someone who during his […]

A riff on ‘Friends’

A riff on ‘Friends’

“Most video projects involve shooting many hours of video in hopes of capturing a story somewhere in there. Then comes […]

Most viewed ever: An April Fool’s joke goes viral

Most viewed ever: An April Fool’s joke goes viral

What started as a tongue-in-cheek play on all things 305 turned into the most watched FIU video in history. Only […]

From homelessness to hope

From homelessness to hope

“I wanted the video to tell an impactful story, so I went in well-prepared. I asked Ana Ramos, who directs […]

Editor’s picks: Must-see videos

Editor’s picks: Must-see videos

In the six years since FIU Magazine first posted an issue online, it has showcased many excellent videos. Among the greats […]

Worth another look: Videos from the vault

Worth another look: Videos from the vault

A proud and talented group of videographers tells the story of FIU every day. With decades of combined experience, the […]

Capturing cancer research on campus

Capturing cancer research on campus

“Either you start with a great story, find inspiration in the words or, in my case, find a song that moves […]