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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 […]

Advocating for America’s parks

Advocating for America’s parks

For FIU Magazine Jacqueline Crucet MPA ’16 looks over the railing of a pontoon boat meandering past the mangrove-lined shores […]

Architecture faculty build, live in “Tin Box”

Architecture faculty build, live in “Tin Box”

  Behind impressively overgrown plumbago, lantana and firebush sits a house one with nature. On either side of the front […]

The R+J Effect: Altering tragic fates through theatre

The R+J Effect: Altering tragic fates through theatre

“Grieving parents fight gun violence.” “Gun violence takes bloody toll on inner-city kids.” “Shootings of kids on the rise.” “Shooting […]

Higher education gets a reboot

Higher education gets a reboot

Something had to be done. It was 2010 and the alarmingly high failure rate among students who were taking the […]