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 […]

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 […]