The book that gave us Shakespeare

On Feb. 2, the FIU Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will open its doors to William Shakespeare’s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit featuring a first edition of Shakespeare’s works. The rare book is considered to be one of the most significant in the English language. Only 750 were […]

FIU offers hope, help to former foster care, homeless students

Vanessa Morales remembers packing up hundreds of care packages with food, toiletries and clothing for students in need at FIU. What her fellow volunteers at Baptist Collegiate Ministries did not know was that Vanessa desperately needed a care package herself. For two months, Morales, a junior at FIU studying elementary education, had been living in […]

Frost collaboration enhances art education in Sweetwater

Inspired by an art exhibit currently on display at the Frost Art Museum, students at Sweetwater Elementary School worked together to create a mosaic tile mural in the style of artist Hans Hofmann. The mural, which was created as part of a school-wide project funded by the Frost Art Museum, is now a permanent fixture […]

Forensic institute leads nation in NIJ awards for 2015

Researchers at FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to further research in drug exposure detection, forensic chemistry, synthetic cannabinoids and DNA analysis. The combination of five grants and two fellowships totals the most NIJ awards given to a single institution in 2015. “The […]

Alumna wins Emmy 16 months after graduation

Serena Jimenez won an Emmy at the 2015 Suncoast Emmy Awards Dec. 5, only 16 months after graduating from FIU. Jimenez, an alumna of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, took home the prestigious statuette for her work as a series producer in an “Art Loft” segment aired on WPBT-TV (Ch. 2), featuring glass […]

Winner of Startup Weekend@FIU moves on to global challenge

A team of FIU students that wants to change the way fans, musicians and venues connect has launched its idea on the world scene, competing for a chance to win recognition – and support – from top leaders in the tech world like Google, YouTube and Hootsuite. Headliner – an online platform designed to enable […]

FIU supports military veterans, minorities interested in farming business

For more than 10 years, Garfield Jarrett proudly wore the uniform of a U.S. Marine. Military service was both his passion and his career. But injuries sustained during a 2008 roadside attack in Iraq ended it all. Granted a medical discharge, Jarrett returned home to South Florida and enrolled at FIU to pursue a bachelor’s […]

Training minority students in environmental restoration

Twelve FIU students have earned the opportunity to participate in hands-on research, competitive summer internships and personal mentorship that will train them to be the next generation of scientists and engineers in charge of environmental restoration in the United States. These students are the newest cohort in FIU’s Department of Energy Fellowship, a workforce development […]

InCubando@FIU: A summer program to boost independent businesses in Cuba

FIU has joined forces with StartUp Cuba to offer a summer program designed to foster and support entrepreneurship in Cuba. The program, called InCubando@FIU, will kick off in Miami on May 2016 and run for six weeks. The curriculum will consist of business classes, taught in Spanish, by instructors affiliated with FIU’s College of Business, […]

GeekiWood showcases non-traditional STEM careers at FIU

FIU and Geeki Girls Gatherings collaborated for a second year to present the GeekiWood conference Dec. 5. The conference is a unique event where producers, educators, technicians and scientists come together to blend the magic of film and television with real science to empower middle school girls, giving them a greater appreciation for science, technology, engineering, arts […]