FIU Magazine Summer 2013

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FIU Magazine Summer 2013I’m an FIU doctor
The first class of doctors graduated from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine this spring. Get to know a few of them here:
–  Trine Engebretsen: The healed becomes the healer
–  Daniel Castellanos: Father and son help build FIU medical school
–  Kaiming Wu: Part of something big at the College of Medicine
–  Kailee Imperatore: New doctor eager to investigate homicide deaths

Living without absolutes
Alumni couple Gitika and Sapan Bafna work to expand religious understanding.
An FIU student explains the Jain festival Paryushana button_play

16-year-old graduate is more than just brains button_play
Sky Choi, FIU’s youngest graduate, find focus in martial arts.

Hoops star Jerica Coley named AP All-American for a second time
NCAA scoring leader and returning senior Coley shares her secret to success.

Slideshow: Standout scholar athletes button_play
Panther athletes excel in the classroom and on the court (and field and green and in the pool).


Opportunity and necessity drive conference move
FIU steps up its game with a move to Conference USA this summer.
–  Interactive: Mapping out the Conference USA competition button_play

Radio storytelling in the digital age button_play
An FIU-WLRN partnership puts student work on the airwaves.

Going digital at The Wolfsonian-FIU button_play
A new grant propels the Wolfsonian into the digital world.

FIU library holds unexpected treasures button_play
The FIU Special Collections are a trove of documents, maps, video, music, artwork and rare books.

Juntos con Nicaragua button_play
Five student groups spread their services through Nicaragua this spring.

Worlds Ahead

Jean Hannan
The nursing instructor on piloting her own career.

Very Important Panther

Tina Vidal-Smith ’02, MIB ’04
The Honors College alumna and executive passes on her advice for young entrepreneurs.

Letter from the Editor

Closing in on the dream
A note from editor Deborah O’Neil

Class Notes

Summer 2013 Class Notes
See what your classmates have been up to. Class notes can be about promotions, changes in career, marriages, births, awards/recognitions or new publications.


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