Arts & Culture

StartUP FIU’s The Rumcake Factory lands Whole Foods gig

StartUP FIU’s The Rumcake Factory lands Whole Foods gig

Cayenne pepper, garlic, thyme and lots of lemon. These are the signature flavors of Creole Louisiana cuisine. Elena and Larry […]

Alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera scores Netflix series ‘Godless’

Alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera scores Netflix series ‘Godless’

Composition alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera ’96 is a commissioned and award-winning composer whose career has spanned several genres in the music […]

Actors sit around the table reading Andie Arthur’s play “Rev. Nathaniel’s Daughter”

FIU Theatre launches new play development initiative

This summer, FIU Theatre is launching The Greenhouse, an initiative to support professional South Florida playwrights with the development of […]

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Annabert van Wettum and Marianne Citroen in the Yoors’ first creative studio in New York. Photo courtesy of Yoors Family Archive.

Hidden Tapestry: A writer’s obsession with an artist, his 2 wives

Debra Dean went on a pseudo blind date, hoping to unravel a bizarre tale of love, lust, creativity and lifelong […]

My first job! Working as an architectural designer

My first job! Working as an architectural designer

Name: Marina Miers Hometown: Miami Degree/Major: Architecture Where are you working? At AECOM as an architectural designer How did you get your job? My […]

The rewarding life of a professional artist

The rewarding life of a professional artist

If you asked alumna and FIU employee Peggy Nolan whether or not she had any doubts about deciding to study […]

Faculty’s newest works perfect for summer

Faculty’s newest works perfect for summer

South Florida summers are made for reading. With the scorching heat and humidity outside, it’s the perfect time to find […]

Acclaimed author and FIU alumnus Dennis Lehane MFA '01 was honored with the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction during a ceremony at BBC April 12. Lehane is best known for his mystery novels adapted as films for the silver screen. "Mystic River" was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Sean Penn in 2003. "Gone, Baby, Gone" was directed by Ben Affleck and starred Casey Affleck in 2007. Photo by Tim Long.

Talent + grit = How Dennis Lehane made it

Dennis Lehane, MFA ’01 was honored with the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction. The crime and mystery writer […]

Panthers of praise: FIUnity brings gospel music to campus

Panthers of praise: FIUnity brings gospel music to campus

FIUnity reviving gospel music in the community Smiling men and women of diverse races, ages and sizes fill the stage […]

FIU volunteers join Comcast to beautify Sweetwater Elementary

FIU volunteers join Comcast to beautify Sweetwater Elementary

In partnership with Comcast for the nation-wide volunteer event—Comcast Cares Day— FIU’s Frost Art Museum, the Office of Engagement and […]

Black wooden paintbrush on hand in the act of painting natural image

Creating common future through art

Art can be a powerful tool to inspire environmental and social change. The Our Common Future Art Contest challenged FIU […]

FIU Libraries partners with the community to share local history

FIU Libraries partners with the community to share local history

Most people recognize that libraries, with their books, computers, and databases, are repositories of knowledge. But libraries also play an […]

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Workshop helps K-12 teachers celebrate student diversity through art

Years ago, art educator Rebecca Hinson realized there was a problem with the way she was teaching. The textbooks she […]

Student painter Lucia Morales studies every detail of a live model's face at FIU's Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art.

Learning from the masters of figurative art

Video by Katherine De Jesus With each brush stroke, the model’s earnest expression is revealed. Student painter Lucia Morales studies every […]

In honor of National Poetry Month, meet some of FIU’s emerging poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, meet some of FIU’s emerging poets

FIU is no stranger to the world of poetry. Alumni of FIU’s Master of Fine Arts program have gone on […]