FIU Law graduates earn top Bar passage rate in the state

–By Morgan Hughes for FIU News Despite the challenges FIU Law graduates have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, FIU has once again ranked as the top-performing Florida law school. The college’s graduates earned an 89.3% passing rate on the October 2020 bar exam, the highest of any Florida law school, and 18 percentage points above the state average. […]

FIU Foundation LinkedIn Series: Making Dreams a Reality Through the First Generation Scholarship Program

Joan Casanova Gonzalez is the executive director of the Development Office for Student Success at the FIU Foundation. In her role, she oversees development for the First Generation Scholarship Program, which provides support to undergraduate students at FIU who are among the first generation in their families to earn a college degree. An alumna of […]

Distinguished postdoctoral researcher focused on fighting disease one cell at a time

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Popular Pandey envisions a world where diseases are diagnosed and treated at the cellular level. For patients being treated for cancer today, well, that’s just not the reality. Cancer treatments are so toxic people often feel very sick afterward. They are nauseous and feel dead tired because the treatment […]

FIU, first four-year research university in the State of Florida to offer Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

–By Cristina Jaramillo for FIU News The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity.    Funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, FIU’s Cyber-CAP program is aimed […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps local aesthetic and wellness business navigate the pandemic

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Nearly a decade after the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) helped her launch her own business, Rosanna Bermejo again turned to the small business development center. This time, she sought help for her business, Med Aesthetics Miami, in recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The skincare and […]

FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator awarded $2.5 million to develop entrepreneurial leaders in the creative sector

–By Millie Acebal for FIU News FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (RA+DI) has received a gift of $2.5 million from the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to develop diverse, entrepreneurial leaders in the creative sector and boost South Florida’s economy. This gift marks the third awarded to FIU’s RA+DI by the Philip E. & […]

Leaving a legacy: What endowments mean for donors and the university

–By Maria Rojas At FIU, we often say creating an endowment lets donors leave a legacy. But what does that really mean for a donor and for FIU?  An endowment is a safety net for FIU’s future, a way to ensure the impact of a contribution endures.   When donors initiate an endowment, their principal gift, a contribution of money or other financial assets, is invested. Though it may not start supporting university efforts for a few years (usually four to […]

Researchers inform decisions, promote community health during pandemic

FIU researchers from across disciplines have concerted efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. From creating programs that track the virus’s spread to examining the efficacy of emerging telemedicine technology among underserved communities, and more, their work seeks to advance understanding of the novel virus that has infected more than 52.9 million people worldwide. Their projects are […]

FIU think tank provides research, resources during pandemic

Dr. Maria Ilcheva, Assistant Director of Planning and Operations
–By Maria Rojas FIU’s Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center is leveraging its expertise as South Florida’s leading, urban think tank to help local governments and organizations understand the scope of the pandemic’s effect on at-risk communities. The center’s work is advancing the conversation about who is lacking resources, what can be done about it and […]

University and donors drive PPE initiative to assist health care workers and frontline responders

To help alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and other frontline personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida International University (FIU) has produced more than 6,000 reusable face shields on 3D printers. The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts; the College of Engineering & Computing; the College of Arts, […]