Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance awards FIU Professor Arvind Agarwal with 2023 World Class Faculty Award

College of Engineering and Computing Professor Arvind Agarwal is the winner of the World Class Faculty Award, a prestigious accolade given annually by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. The honor serves as a recognition of Agarwal’s innovative research and impactful contributions to Broward County’s educational and economic landscapes.  “Congratulations to Dr. Agarwal on being named the […]

Tradition, ritual and joy: FIU’s sixth president sworn in

Published May 18, 2023 on Written by Alexandra Pecharich Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in the Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Thursday to witness history: the investiture of FIU’s sixth president. Dr. Kenneth A. Jessell formally took the reins in a show of pomp and splendor attended by dignitaries, students, faculty, staff and alumni. “Fanfare […]

FIU Law leaps in U.S. News rankings

Published May 11, 2023 on Written by Madeline Baro FIU Law climbed 38 spots to rank No. 60 among the nation’s law schools (No. 32 among public schools), according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. This puts FIU among the top three law schools in the state alongside the University of Florida […]

Wertheim School of Music and Playing For Change Foundation announce partnership, create pipeline to higher education

Originally published on May 5, 2023 on Written by Michelle Vires FlU’s Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts entered into a partnership with Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), forming a coalition with Colombian Superstar Maluma’s El Arte de los Sueños foundation and Young Musicians Unite to create a pipeline to higher education for […]

Environmental forum brings together diverse viewpoints, experts on environmental policy

Originally published on May 2, 2023 at Written by Lisa Kleinman “If you’re serious about climate but you’re also serious about democracy, you’re going to have to figure out how to make them work together.” New York Times columnist Bret Stephens made that remark during a conversation following his lecture at the annual FIU […]

FIU breaks ground for the Trish and Dan Bell Chapel

Originally published on April 19, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alonso Construction has begun for the Trish and Dan Bell Chapel, a nondenominational gathering place for worship, contemplation, spiritual strengthening, and mutual understanding on FIU’s main campus. The Bell Chapel will be located on the lake adjacent to the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House.  […]

FIU Law graduates earn highest passage rate on Florida bar exam

Originally published April 11, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alfonso FIU College of Law graduates strike again – earning the highest passage rate among all Florida law schools on the Florida bar exam administered in February. FIU Law surpassed the statewide average passage rate for accredited schools in Florida by 24 percentage points with a first-time passage […]

FIU Board of Trustees welcomes newest members: Alan Gonzalez and Francis Hondal

Originally published April 4, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alfonso The FIU Board of Trustees has two new members subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate: Alan Gonzalez, appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis, and Francis Hondal, appointed by the Florida Board of Governors. “We are thrilled to welcome proud Panthers Alan and Francis to […]

FIU Cares: Earthquake Relief Concert

Originally published March 27, 2023 on Written by Birgitta Rausch-Montoto The FIU and South Florida communities are invited to the Earthquake Relief Concert: FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra and Special Guests at 7:30 p.m. on April 10 in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. The world watched in disbelief when two earthquakes of magnitude […]

Students, staff, community join forces to raise more than $100,000 for prevention and awareness of cancer, suicide

Originally published March 27, 2023 on Written by Clara-Meretan Kiah In back-to-back events in March, Panthers came together to raise more than $100,000 to support awareness, research, education and prevention efforts for two of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer and suicide. Relay for Life The weekend kicked off with the […]