FIU ranks first among Florida public universities

FIU has earned the highest score in the State University System according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding (PBF) metrics. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four–year graduation rate, retention rate, cost of attendance to students and employment of recent graduates. This year, FIU earned 95 points – a four-point improvement over […]

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 […]

Wall of Wind challenge is launching pad for high school students, hub for alumni

Originally published June 8, 2023 on Written by Eric Salna A fear of many during a hurricane: Wind damaging your home’s roof. Thanks to an FIU program, local high school students got a taste of the work engineers do to ensure safety and create rooftops that will resist hurricane-force winds. Recently, the university hosted its Wall […]

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.  […]