Arts & Culture

Academy of Portrait and Figurative Art celebrates new studio, student success

Academy of Portrait and Figurative Art celebrates new studio, student success

The Department of Art + Art History has many recent successes to celebrate. Alumna Mirena Suarez and graduate student Julie […]

Featuring 8 alumni, AMPARO immerses audiences in 1957 Cuba

Featuring 8 alumni, AMPARO immerses audiences in 1957 Cuba

It’s New Year’s Eve 1957, and you walk into a rocking Club Náutico in Varadero, Cuba. A server hands you […]

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Donated artwork encourages social justice, inspires Stempel researchers

Donated artwork encourages social justice, inspires Stempel researchers

When the idea of Miami pops up around the world, the images that come to mind are spectacular beaches, a […]

Awakening the inner poets of today’s youth

Awakening the inner poets of today’s youth

In the tumultuous age of adolescence, every waking minute can feel like a catastrophe. For middle schoolers, growing out of […]

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 […]

Young alumnus’ gift lays foundation for media, technology institute

Young alumnus’ gift lays foundation for media, technology institute

The average age of philanthropists is 65, but Steven Cruz, 28, is bucking the trend. In support of the FIU […]

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 […]

School of Music to host Seraphic Fire residency

School of Music to host Seraphic Fire residency

The School of Music is hosting a residency with GRAMMY®-nominated vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire, April 10 – 11; the residency will […]

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An intimate look into the lives of trans elders

An intimate look into the lives of trans elders

Meet Duchess Milan, a trans woman of color in her 70s living in Los Angeles. Milan is one of several […]

Theatre alumni take Shakespeare to South Florida high schools

Theatre alumni take Shakespeare to South Florida high schools

A group of FIU Theatre alumni wrapped up a high school touring production of AKA Hamlet, a 50-minute modern adaptation […]

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UNICEF @ FIU photo contest combines art and advocacy to put children first

UNICEF @ FIU photo contest combines art and advocacy to put children first

Do you want to make a difference with your art? UNICEF @ FIU—the official student-run chapter of the United Nations […]

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 […]

Drop-in series: Take a fab musical journey with The Beatles

Drop-in series: Take a fab musical journey with The Beatles

Inspired by the late Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University where he shared how auditing a calligraphy class in […]

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked among top schools in the world

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked among top schools in the world

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been ranked as one of the top 50 hospitality management schools […]

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Julia Alvarez receives Sanders Award

The FIU Creative Writing Program honored author Julia Alvarez with the 2019 Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction. Alvarez is a poet, […]