Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

FIU honors 17 lost by encouraging positive actions

FIU honors 17 lost by encouraging positive actions

As South Florida – and the nation – continues to grapple with heartbreak in the aftermath of a high school […]

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

–Video by Carl-Frederick François FIU students had a chance to both help the extended community after Hurricane Irma as well […]

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, […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

Very Important Panther: Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05

Very Important Panther: Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05

Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05 Senior Director of Community Relations, Walmart Q: When FIU requested bed sheets to cover cots in a […]

5 questions with the vice president of Facilities Management

5 questions with the vice president of Facilities Management

John Cal is associate vice president for Facilities Management, so hurricane season poses special concerns for him. When storms threaten, […]

Postcard from the Keys: Stories of resilience amid heartbreak

Postcard from the Keys: Stories of resilience amid heartbreak

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

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 […]

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 […]