FIU student-athletes set new GPA high: 3.29

–By FIU Athletics FIU Athletics continues to raise the bar in the classroom, as student-athletes posted the highest term grade point average in the department’s history after earning a 3.29 GPA for the spring. The three highest GPAs on record for the athletic department have all come in the last three semesters, with a 3.28 last […]

At annual breakfast, FIU scholars meet the donors making their dreams attainable

Mechanical engineering sophomore Patricia Garcia is on the fast-track to success. By the time she entered FIU as a freshman, she had already completed a full-time, summer research internship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She then spent last summer in Massachusetts Institute of Technology research labs working on engineering 3D skeletal muscle for applications in the […]

Alumnus creates first fellowship endowment in history

-By Amy Ellis for FIU News Henry “Hank” Voegtle graduated with a history degree in 1974, when FIU only had five history professors. Since then, the Department of History has grown exponentially and, throughout the years, its faculty and students have earned numerous awards for their research. To give back to his alma mater and strengthen research […]

From poverty to Panther basketball, Ghanaian student has come a long way

–By David Drucker for FIU News Six years ago, freshman James Ametepe thought he would never go to college. So even though he has to bike from his home in Kendall to Modesto A. Maidique Campus every day—a 40-minute commute under the scorching Miami sun—he is always smiling. Ametepe is a biomedical engineering major and […]

Everglades scholar brings together stakeholders for common-sense restoration

–By Evelyn S. Gonzalez for FIU News Chloe Vorseth wants to make Everglades restoration practical. The FIU environmental studies master’s student is working to identify the most economically, environmentally and socially viable restoration plan, relying on input from a variety of experts and stakeholders. Everglades restoration efforts have been stagnant, Vorseth said, due to lack of cooperation […]

FIU now offers more than 100 degrees fully online

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News FIU has grown its online learning offerings to more than 100 fully online degrees, adding more than 15 degrees in the past year. With more than 20 STEM programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, FIU Online offers new bachelors’ degrees in economics, writing and rhetoric, as well as a  […]

Med student studies why some HIV patients don’t stick to medication plan

–By Ileana Varela for FIU News The World Health Organization’s latest data estimates that worldwide more than 36 million people, including more than one million Americans, are living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, ART, fewer people are progressing to AIDS. Antiretroviral drugs do not kill or cure the virus, but help […]

FIU’s Next Horizon initiative will raise funds to ensure students can succeed

President Mark B. Rosenberg wrote the following op-ed in the Miami Herald on Feb. 2, 2019.  The French writer Guy de Maupassant said: “It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.” There is perhaps no better way to describe the meaningful work of higher education. While questions continue to swirl about the relevance and value […]

Alley CEO Jason Saltzman Named to FIU Foundation Board of Directors

Jason Saltzman, CEO and founder of Alley, a membership community for entrepreneurs that offers workspace, business services, curated content and corporate innovation, has been appointed to the FIU Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. Alley, which has locations across the nation, including New York City, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Boston, has partnered with […]

University launches Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU with community celebration

A little rain didn’t stop FIU in its pursuit of the Next Horizon! On Saturday, Jan. 26, the FIU Foundation, Inc. hosted a community-wide celebration in the Graham Center to commemorate the public launch of Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU. With a goal to raise $750 million, this landmark campaign is the university’s largest […]