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 […]

FIU launches Spanish-language hurricane warning website

As the height of the tropical storm season approaches, a new website run by Florida International University will provide hurricane warnings and advisories to Spanish-language speakers. “This website is going to help us to prepare better and to ensure that we have a much healthier and safer outcome in the event of a hurricane,” said […]

Looking to hire Hispanic STEM graduates? FIU a top producer of science and engineering talent

FIU graduates more Hispanics with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than any other university in the continental U.S., according to a report released today by Excelencia in Education. Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), identifies institutions that graduate large numbers of Hispanics with STEM […]

Generous gift from PwC to accounting and business students

For years, FIU’s College of Business has delivered high-quality employees and interns to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Now the firm is giving back with a $100,000 donation to support the School of Accounting. “We have a very strong vested interest in the success of the College of Business and the School of Accounting because we recruit many […]

New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez gives scholarships and internship stipends to 10 FIU first generation students

All three share the last name Rodriguez, though none are related. But now, thanks to a generous scholarship, New York Yankees 14-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez has the chance to forever change the lives of FIU first generation students Samantha Rodriguez, Ana Rodriguez and eight of their peers. That’s because these students and their families will […]