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 […]

College of Medicine celebrates success on Match Day

Originally published March 20, 2023 on Written by Ileana Varela Match Day, a rite of passage for medical students about to graduate, is like a huge surprise party celebrated simultaneously by medical schools nationwide.  Here at FIU, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students and staff gathered on March 17th at the Graham Center for the momentous […]

FIU achieves prestigious First Scholars designation for its commitment to first-generation student success

Originally published March 16, 2023 on Written by Clara-Meretan Kiah Florida International University has once again been recognized for its commitment to the success of first-generation college students. FIU is one of 22 U.S. colleges and universities to be designated a First Scholars institution in 2023 by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, a national initiative […]

Endowment Establishes the Stephen M. Fain Medal

Originally published February 27, 2023 on Peter Fain remembers it well. Growing up in Kendall, he and his sister were on campus often with their father, Stephen Fain, an original member of the university’s faculty, hired before FIU even opened its doors to students. Over the years, they attended scores of events, walked the […]

Philanthropy Lifts the Disability Resource Center and Students it Serves

Many students face daunting challenges when they enter college: academic difficulties, financial problems, and major and career choices, just to name a few. Some students face additional challenges that require customized learning services and individualized attention. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at FIU helps ensure that students with special needs have access to needed guidance […]

U.S. News & World Report ranks FIU’s online programs among the Top 50

Originally published January 24, 2023, on FIU landed at No. 49 for best overall online bachelor’s program among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings released today. Eight bachelor’s and master’s programs were in the Top 50. In the category of Best Online Program for Veterans, FIU ranked No. 31 among all public […]

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

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– 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 […]