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Keeping secrets: FIU alumnus a dark web sleuth

Keeping secrets: FIU alumnus a dark web sleuth

There’s a reason it’s called the Secret Service. Even two years after retiring from the agency, former covert operative Robert […]

Hey, FIU: Are you ready to bring back the Sunblazer?

Hey, FIU: Are you ready to bring back the Sunblazer?

By David Drucker Call it nostalgia. Call it curiosity. Call it school spirit, revved up by the recent success of […]

The power of philanthropy

The power of philanthropy

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “the power of philanthropy” in relation to student success? One of […]

Very Important Panther: Myrna Soto ’93 discusses cybersecurity, attributes of a strong leader

Very Important Panther: Myrna Soto ’93 discusses cybersecurity, attributes of a strong leader

Myrna Soto ’93 • Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Corporation • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, […]

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Pictured above: Dr. Herbert Wertheim and his wife Nicole funded the medical educations of 10 students at FIU. By his […]

The Yiddish renaissance: Professor joins forces with the owners of a Miami Beach hotel to revive an endangered ancient language

The Yiddish renaissance: Professor joins forces with the owners of a Miami Beach hotel to revive an endangered ancient language

Asher Milbauer has never been ashamed to speak aloud in Yiddish. The child of Holocaust survivors, Milbauer was born in […]

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Getting out of South Florida

Getting out of South Florida

While the majority of Panthers call South Florida home, a growing number of alumni are pursuing their dream jobs outside […]

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FIU taught me to chase my dreams wherever they lead

FIU taught me to chase my dreams wherever they lead

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 As we began our descent into Nashville International Airport, I looked out the window […]

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Bases loaded: More than a dozen baseball recruits had to choose between FIU and going pro

Bases loaded: More than a dozen baseball recruits had to choose between FIU and going pro

Pictured above: Freshmen (left to right) Logan Allen, Jose Garcia and Christian Santana were drafted by MLB teams last year […]

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A ‘secret’ resource for boosting grades

A ‘secret’ resource for boosting grades

Shedner Agenor in January made a resolution to improve his GPA. The sophomore pre-med student in past semesters had “decent” […]

Center for Leadership program prepares local public school principals for success

Center for Leadership program prepares local public school principals for success

Pictured above: Participants of the Principals Leadership Development Program’s 2017 Miami-Dade County Public Schools cohort perform a team-building exercise at […]

Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma crawled west through the Caribbean, South Floridians scrambled to shutter their homes, braved hours-long waits for a […]

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

By Eric Barton Considering her schedule, Bridget Pelaez is surprisingly chipper for mid-morning on a Wednesday. In the days since […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

From the heart: Alumni and students take action in the face of others’ despair

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17, Alexandra Pecharich and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 Disasters can bring out the best […]