Relay for Life surpasses $1 million for American Cancer Society

More than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came together March 4 – 5 as FIU Relay for Life celebrated raising a record $116,000, the most amount raised in a single year. With this year’s efforts, the group has now contributed a collective $1 million to the American Cancer Society. The student-run event– now […]

SGA president starts FIU expansion petition on

Alexis Calatayud, Student Government Association president for Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) and a senior political science student in the Green School of International and Public Affairs, has created a petition asking Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and members of the Miami-Dade Commission to support the expansion of MMC to adjacent county lands. Calatayud says […]

FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

The U.S. State Department has recognized FIU as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016. FIU is one of 16 research universities with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program, administered through the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s competitive flagship international […]

Teaching, not testing makes better students

Teaching is more than just assembling a series of best practices that are expected to lead students to perfect standardized test scores. According to an article published by Assistant Professor James Burns, who joined FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education faculty in January, teachers should be lifelong learners who inspire their students to take […]

Einstein, gravitational waves and the rippling effects of scientific discovery

People around the world celebrated the news last week that scientists at the Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory have finally detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time whose existence was first proposed by Albert Einstein in 1916. The waves came from two black holes circling each other, inching closer until they finally collided. The discovery paves […]

Panther Alumni Week grows in size, impact

When does Miami’s classic 3:05 cafecito break become an opportunity for a student to sit down and network with an accomplished public relations specialist? During FIU’s annual Panther Alumni Week, a highlight of which was a coffee break where students gained valuable insight from advertising and marketing expert Lily Saviñon ’10, founder of the Miami-based firm […]

Eight years running: FIU ranks as most energy efficient state university

FIU is shining bright – it continues to top all Florida state universities in energy performance, thanks to a series of initiatives that save the university millions of dollars a year. FIU has been the top-performing university since the State University System (SUS) began tracking the energy data in 2007. According to the January 2016 […]

The Wertheims join The Giving Pledge

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim
Florida philanthropists Herbert and Nicole Wertheim have joined The Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. The Wertheims join Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett, among other global philanthropists, who plan to give most of their money away. “We are honored to […]

FIU president to lead national STEM expert committee

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg has been named chair of a National Academies’ committee to develop benchmark and tracking tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Recognizing the need for indicators to document the current state of undergraduate STEM education at the national level and track improvements over time, the National Academy of Sciences […]

Student-run hackathon to inspire entrepreneurship, innovation

During the first weekend in March, 250 college students will hack day and night to make a new piece of technology that can help make the world a better place, or at least more entertaining. Organizers hope the first student-run hackathon at FIU – MangoHacks – will serve as a creative outlet for students to make apps, […]