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Zumba classes at the FIU Wellness and Recreation Center.

How to stay body positive in the age of ‘fitstagram’

  Brittany Baldwin is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor who currently works as the assistant director of […]

Researchers seek how to best treat kids with ADHD in schools

Researchers seek how to best treat kids with ADHD in schools

Story by Rosanna Castro Researchers at FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) are evaluating the most effective classroom interventions […]

Evelyn Gaiser is a wetland ecologist examining long-term changes in lakes and wetlands, including the Everglades.

Ecologist joins state algae task force

Evelyn Gaiser has been named to Florida’s new blue-green algae task force by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The ecologist is among […]

Female engineering graduates break barriers, change lives

Female engineering graduates break barriers, change lives

FIU will hold 10 commencement ceremonies from April 28, 2019 – May 1, 2019 to celebrate the achievements of more […]

Richard Blanco on his FIU journey

Richard Blanco on his FIU journey

Richard Blanco wears his heart on his sleeve. He has to—he’s a poet. But he’s a poet who started his […]

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg welcomes the Colombian community and other attendees to “PorColference 2019”.

Colombian leaders urge unity, action at PorColference

By Maria Pinero Every year, PorColombia – the largest organization of Colombian students and professionals in the United States – […]

Panelists (left to right: Cheryl Little, Juan Carlos Gómez, Martha Vallejo and Michelle Marie Ortiz) discuss the effects of immigration policies on family separation.

Assessing the impact of the family separation crisis

By Maria Pinero For more than two decades, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) has fought for the rights of […]

Five questions  for the head of fundraising

Five questions for the head of fundraising

Howard Lipman understands the value of philanthropy. For the CEO of the FIU Foundation, it’s more than just a sum […]

Next Horizon: A poem by Richard Blanco

Next Horizon: A poem by Richard Blanco

Yo vengo de todas partes, I come from everywhere Y hacia todas partes voy… And toward everywhere I go… —José […]

In the first study to calculate children’s social, behavioral and academic difficulties into a family’s cost of raising a child with ADHD, researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families discovered raising a child with ADHD costs five times more than raising a child without ADHD.

Raising a child with ADHD costs five times more than raising a child without ADHD, study finds

Story by Rosanna Castro Raising a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) costs American families an estimated $5.8 billion […]

Board of Governors approves alumni, conference center and hotel at FIU

Board of Governors approves alumni, conference center and hotel at FIU

Today the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership to establish an alumni, conference center and hotel on FIU’s […]

Researchers investigate sleep’s role in emotional experiences for teens

Researchers investigate sleep’s role in emotional experiences for teens

Story by Rosanna Castro Researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families are trying to uncover the role that […]

The Emily Project: poems by middle schoolers

Youngsters at Miami-Dade County public schools got a taste of poetry writing as part of The Emily Project, a program directed […]

11 FIU graduate programs among the top 100 public universities

11 FIU graduate programs among the top 100 public universities

Graduate programs in six FIU colleges are ranked among the top 50 in public universities, according to U.S. News & […]

Joseph Badia, CEO of Badia Spices, Inc., and Jenifer Bound, who created Holy Smokes Pork & Meat Rub.

Badia Spices, Inc. donates $1 million to FIU for scholarships

Badia Spices, Inc. has announced a $1 million gift to the Next Horizon campaign at Florida International University to create […]