Future educators receive hands-on experience teaching diverse students

When it comes to preparing tomorrow’s teachers, there’s nothing like getting hands-on practice in Miami’s local schools. But one College of Education professor took that practice a step further this summer when she moved her course on Teaching Diverse Populations into Miami Northwestern Senior High School. “After having an experience like this, my students truly […]

Alumnus helps business grads with student loan debt

For many graduates, debt from student loans looms large. But thanks to the generosity of FIU alumnus Malcolm Butters MS ’83, president and co-founder of Butters Construction & Development, Inc., the debt burden for two students who received their Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) at FIU has been eased. Hugo R. Barragan MS ’15 […]

Class gifts a new way of giving for business alumni

At FIU’s 2015 commencement ceremonies, for the first time, many College of Business students are wearing a special cord or stole with their graduation gown to show their support of a new way of giving back: the class gift. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the university and the College of Business has initiated […]

College of Medicine makes the nation’s ‘Dean’s List’

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has been ranked 20th nationwide among the Top Medical Schools for Education Quality, and number 4 for Top Medical Schools for Career Support in a survey of more than 100 medical schools nationwide. GraduatePrograms.com, the popular online resource for prospective graduate students that bills itself as “The Graduate School Guide […]

Peer-mentoring program revolutionizes the classroom

Growing up in Jamaica, Garfield Jugar was never a “math person.” Actually, he hated math. Tired of his mother always taking his radio away as punishment for his bad math grades, Jugar buckled down and tried to teach himself. An auditory learner, Jugar would wait for his family to go to sleep late at night […]

FIU, Royal Caribbean launch partnership and production studio

FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) will unveil a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art rehearsal and production studio on Friday and announce details of a new partnership that will include collaborative research, talent development and real-world experience for FIU students. The Royal@FIU World Stage Collaborative will create new opportunities for students in FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality […]

FIU introducing virtual dissection technology

Nursing students at Florida International University are using technology to learn about anatomy without cutting into real bodies. FIU students will use Anatomage Virtual Dissection tables, which is like a six-foot iPad. It will allow students to view the human body, layer by layer without any physical dissections. The FIU staff presented the new virtual […]

The revival of FIU’s Nature Preserve

Campuswide effort transforms MMC’s 16-acre habitat into a green oasis Take a look at an aerial image from South Beach to the Everglades and consider the terrain. Notice the shades of gray, orange and blue of the roads, roofs and lakes. Attempting to find patches of undeveloped land in this city can be a daunting […]