Posts tagged with: "English"

Dennis Lehane sits down with Les Standiford to talk about his career and time at FIU at the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction.

Talent + grit = How Dennis Lehane made it

Dennis Lehane, MFA ’01 was honored with the 2018 Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction. The crime and mystery writer […]

April 2018 in photos: Commencement, Dennis Lehane and a covert operative

April 2018 in photos: Commencement, Dennis Lehane and a covert operative

FIU didn’t slow down for the end of the Spring semester. April was packed with special events and memorable moments […]

In honor of National Poetry Month, meet some of FIU’s emerging poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, meet some of FIU’s emerging poets

FIU is no stranger to the world of poetry. Alumni of FIU’s Master of Fine Arts program have gone on […]

34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

Les Standiford has a knack for telling stories — only his stories are often about real people and actual events […]

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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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My internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory

My internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Name: Frances Zengotita Major: Chemistry and English Where did you intern? Los Alamos National Laboratory Field Office, Carlsbad, New Mexico […]

2018 salute to women in FIU history

2018 salute to women in FIU history

It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here join […]

How people speak Spanish drives judgment, new study finds

How people speak Spanish drives judgment, new study finds

People in Miami likely judge others on how they speak Spanish, according to a new FIU study. In the study, […]

Les Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is being adapted for film starring Dan Stevens, left, as a young Charles Dickens, right.

3 things you didn’t know about ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Man Who Invented Christmas opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 22. The film is based on a book by FIU Creative […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on a book by FIU Creative Writing Program Director Les Standiford.

The Man Who Invented Christmas now in theaters

Les Standiford just saw one of his most recent books come to life. The FIU Creative Writing Program director got a […]

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior […]

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Richard Blanco is returning to FIU, this time as a professor. The FIU alumnus has spent his career writing and […]

U2 performs on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage.

Hey Richard, U2 is on the line

Alumnus’ poem sets the tone for “Joshua Tree” tour Each night, as U2 prepares to take to the stage, the […]

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6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

FIU has nearly 200,000 alumni. We’re one of the 10 largest universities in America. So it might stand to reason that we’re connected […]

Researchers who participated in the Aladdin Project's Summer University recently shared their findings with United Nations leaders and former heads of state.

Alumna studies why women travel to support Islamic State

Curious about reports of Western women traveling across the globe to support the Islamic State (IS) group, an FIU linguistics […]