Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

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

    The musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan, “On Your Feet,” debuts locally on Oct. 5 at the Adrienne Arsht Center […]

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 […]

Jewish Museum-FIU premieres Holocaust-themed play

Jewish Museum-FIU premieres Holocaust-themed play

By Jose Lima The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU has commissioned a new dramatic work based on the museum’s current exhibition, […]

Venture capitalists check out StartUP FIU companies

Venture capitalists check out StartUP FIU companies

FIU’s push to ramp up new businesses in support of the South Florida economy culminated in the campus visit of […]