FIU Magazine Winter 2013-14


UniversityCity: A plan for the future that starts today
An ambitious $124 million plan is expected to transform FIU and neighboring Sweetwater.
Fighting gridlock with your smartphone

FIU Nursing at 30: The vital signs are strong  button_play
The history of nursing at FIU is reflected in the success of its graduates.

Understanding genes could help save coral reefs  button_play
FIU researchers have identified genes that may hold the key to whether coral reefs survive changes in water temperature.

Equestrian Club attracts experienced competitors and new riders  button_play
The young club continues to grow and increase their presence at competitions.

Readers share: The best gift I ever received
The FIU community sounds off on gifts that left a lasting impression.

Slideshow: Worlds Ahead Tour at the Georgia Aquarium  button_play
See photos of the first stop on the Alumni Association’s Worlds Ahead Tour.



New coach looks to build on success while establishing a foundation
Men’s basketball coach Anthony Evans builds on the program’s upward trajectory with process and consistency.
– Season Preview: Men’s basketball poised to make a splash in a new era

Why I Give Back: Alumnus reflects on the personal nature of philanthropy
Tom Jelke ’90 shares his reasons for giving to his alma mater.


Very Important Panther

Success is a sweet treat for hospitality alumnus
For Don Sargent ’98, and entrepreneurial streak and a memorable high school job formed the basis for his own chain of ice cream shops.


Class Notes

Winter 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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