Dig Magazine ranks FIU Beach Volleyball fifth in the nation

Dig Magazine released its preseason rankings, naming FIU the No. 5 team in the country and the No. 1 squad in the East. Entering the fourth year in program history, this marks the highest preseason ranking the beach team has ever received. Previously, the Panthers were ranked ninth, both in 2014 and 2015. “I’m very […]

Ashoka U selects FIU for Changemaker Campus consortium

FIU students have shown time and again they are ready to make a difference at home or abroad long before they graduate. Now, Miami’s public research university is being recognized as a leader in fostering the opportunities that help its students impact the world. FIU is being asked to join the prestigious Ashoka University Changemaker […]

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt roads and the green fields of London and you realize you can see the London Bridge in the distance. A vagabond asks you for a coin, and you find the village houses and the town market bustling with customers. […]

Rosenberg family donates $1 million for scholarships

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and his wife, Rosalie, announced their $1 million donation to FIU for First Generation Scholarships at the launch of this year’s Ignite campaign, designed to encourage faculty and staff to give back to FIU. “As a first-generation college graduate myself, I understand what it means to receive financial assistance to […]

High schoolers earn FIU scholarships using Raise.me

High school students hoping to one day earn a scholarship to FIU no longer have to wait. Thanks to a relatively new startup called Raise.me, they can start earning scholarship money as early as their freshman year in high school. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML) Senior High student Christopher Perdomo discovered the program in September as he began his […]

Community health clinic opens at Miami Northwestern High

Center funded by $1.45 million federal grant to FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Just two days before the grand opening of the John H. Peavy Health Center at Miami Northwestern Senior High School (MNW), Racquel Vera was still busy unpacking supplies and equipment. Vera, a clinical assistant nursing professor at FIU […]

FIU Alumni Association now 200,000 strong

All of FIU’s 200,000+ graduates now belong to the Alumni Association. Every FIU graduate will now have access to the association’s benefits for free, including its alumni networking programs and events, career development resources, the FIU Panther Perks program, which features discounts at retail establishments nationwide, and more. The idea is to provide new ways […]

Student programmer uses coding to solve community problems

We often steer clear of tedious budgets, graphs and numbers. And many times, we’re not sure where to go to access important community information. When this data becomes inaccessible and hard to understand, it creates a problem for civic engagement. FIU student Gregory Johnson recognized this problem in Miami-Dade County and had a solution: coding. In August of […]

Arts & Sciences, Education join forces to form new college

The College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education are integrating to form the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU. The newly integrated college will be led by Dean Mike Heithaus from the College of Arts & Sciences. A yet-to-be named school will join the School of Environment, Arts and Society and […]

Health avatar could become modern version of doctor’s house call

It’s happy hour, and there’s a man, a man with a drinking problem, headed to his favorite bar. He turns into the parking lot, and his phone comes to life. It’s an image of a woman, her voice calm and reassuring. “I noticed you’re headed to the bar,” the woman says, using the GPS in […]