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Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Back in 2008, the U.S. economy sunk to historic lows as Wall Street and the world’s banking system lay in […]

A culture of invention grows at FIU

A culture of invention grows at FIU

FIU is producing patents like never before Professor Stavros Georgakopoulos (pictured above) exemplifies FIU’s inventing culture. The College of Engineering […]

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USA, Florida, Silent water of lake in everglades nature landscape with reflecting palm trees

From oceans to the Everglades and in between: Institute watches over our water

By Eric Barton Todd Crowl can remember a time a few years ago when it wasn’t so easy to qualify […]

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

By virtue of their education, professional backgrounds and personal experience, FIU alumni possess expert knowledge on a wide variety of […]

Winning equation: FIU student-athletes reach new heights in the classroom

Winning equation: FIU student-athletes reach new heights in the classroom

Last football season, defensive tackle Andrew Tarver began his weekdays at 5:30 a.m. The redshirt freshman would eat breakfast, get […]

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

The Extreme Events Institute takes a broad approach to saving the world from what Mother Nature dishes out It’s a […]

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Controlling the brain. It’s a skill one of FIU’s most famous authors has yet to master. But, it’s a skill […]

Harnessing the power of an ancient practice

Harnessing the power of an ancient practice

When life stressors started getting the best of her, FIU researcher Gladys Ibañez turned to kung fu to cope. The […]

Florida brain gain: FIU is ensuring that Sunshine State employers find the talent they need in new graduates

Florida brain gain: FIU is ensuring that Sunshine State employers find the talent they need in new graduates

Brian Castillo is the kind of young professional Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to see more of. With a BS […]

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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Educating a generation of cyber warriors

Educating a generation of cyber warriors

Leaping wizards: Graduate student Rene Balbuena, left, and senior Andrew Sanzetenea are studying computer science in pursuit of jobs that will put them […]

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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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 […]