FIU Board of Trustees elects alumni as chair and vice-chair

In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the FIU Board of Trustees elected Rogelio Tovar as the new chair and Carlos A. Duart as the new vice-chair. Both will serve two-year terms effective July 1. Tovar, who has served as vice-chair for the last three years, will succeed Dean C. Colson, a former chair of the […]

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Lee Caplin makes $10 million naming gift to Journalism & Media at FIU

– By Heather Radi-Bermudez Florida International University and its Department of Journalism + Media, within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), today announced a $10 million naming gift from philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Lee Caplin establishing the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media. The gift, one of the largest donations to a […]

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FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy launches Women in Philanthropy Council

Destiny Washington believes that FIU’s newly formed Women in Philanthropy Council (WIP), a component of the FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy (FOIP), has the chance to create positive, profound change. “I think that this initiative gives a great opportunity and great hope for societal shift in philanthropy, something we typically think of as a […]

FIU achieves its highest ranking ever in U.S. News

Originally published on September 18, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alfonso FIU continues climbing in the U.S. News and World Report rankings released on Monday, coming in at No. 64 in the nation among public universities. FIU has jumped 64 spots among public universities and 91 spots overall in the past decade. In addition, the university […]

FIU No. 4 best public university, according to Wall Street Journal

Originally published on September 6, 2023 on Written by Madeline Baro FIU is the No. 29 university in the nation and the fourth-ranked public university, according to the America’s Best Colleges 2024 rankings published today on The Wall Street Journal also ranks FIU in the top 10 overall, both for social mobility and student experience. The rankings were […]

FIU a top 20 national university in Washington Monthly rankings

Originally published on August 28, 2023 on FIU is among the top 20 universities in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide and Rankings, which recognize universities for both research excellence and their efforts to ensure the success of students of all backgrounds. The rankings rate four-year institutions on their commitment to three goals: social mobility, […]

Scientists reveal how color-changing fish know when they are the perfect shade

Originally published on August 23, 2023 on Written by JoAnn Adkins When fish suddenly change color, little photoreceptors embedded deep within their skin keep watch to ensure the color is just right, according to new research. For the first time, scientists have examined the structure of the system that not only allows animals to […]

Green School faculty member and alumni serve on UN task force to strengthen public administration education

Originally published on August 14, 2023 on Written by Todd Ellenberg Most people equate the United Nations with its mission to preserve international peace and human rights, but most don’t know about another role it plays: strengthening public administration education, which is integral to helping ensure effective government. A longtime FIU professor and two […]

Robot helps researcher study effects of smoking on people with HIV

There is a place on FIU’s smoke-free campus where cigarette smoking is allowed. But not just any cigarette. And only if you’re a robot. Professor Hoshang Unwalla, a researcher at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, uses research cigarettes specially made for laboratory tobacco research and a cigarette smoking robot to study the effects […]

FIU and tech futurist Cathy Hackl announce the launch of Virtual Fashion Design Endowed Scholarship

Originally published on July 27, 2023 on Written by Zion Sealy Tech futurist Cathy Hackl, an FIU alumna, has partnered with FIU to create a scholarship fund to support students interested in incorporating emerging technologies such as AI and extended reality (XR) in fashion design. The Cathy Hackl Virtual Fashion Design Endowment will help College of Communication, […]

FIU faculty take on the world as 2023-2024 Fulbright Scholar awardees

Originally published on July 18, 2023 on Written by Birgitta Rausch-Montoto Which faculty member doesn’t dream of spending time abroad working with colleagues on a joint project, advancing their own scholarship and immersing themselves in a country and culture different from their own? Seven FIU faculty successfully competed for a Fulbright “Scholar Award” and […]

Going Global: FIU Hosts Top-Tier Conference for International Admissions Counselors

Originally published July 14, 2023 on Written by Gisela Valencia To build on its foundational commitment to international education and exchange, FIU welcomed hundreds of admissions counselors from across the globe to campus this week during a three-day conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC). The association is the world’s premier […]

Promoting FIU with creativity and sincerity leads to national awards

Originally published June 23, 2023 on FIU Researchers Guide Everglades Restoration Science from Florida International University on Vimeo. A breathtaking video that describes FIU’s Everglades restoration activities. An engaging, heart-thumping commercial that captures high school seniors’ excitement upon receiving acceptance to FIU. A colorful, eye-catching brochure that boldly and succinctly describes the university’s cutting-edge […]