Be Part of a Historic Day: FIU’s Next Horizon Kickoff Celebration, Jan. 26

FIU is ready to take flight to reach its Next Horizon. And the entire University community, both past and present, as well as its friends and supporters are invited to celebrate this pivotal moment in its history. On Saturday, January 26, from 12 to 5 p.m., the Kickoff Celebration for Next Horizon: The Campaign for […]

Celebrating a lifetime of giving: Jorge and Darlene Perez

In recognition of their support, Jorge and Darlene Pérez’s last name graces a beautiful art museum in downtown Miami. But did you know that their largesse extends, in a big way, to FIU? Recently, the couple donated $1 million 
to FIU’s Honors College. The largest gift in the college’s history, it created the Jorge and Darlene […]

Top FIU benefactor inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame

Decades ago, Dr. Herbert Wertheim turned his early ideas for inventions into prototypes using Maxwell House coffee cans as chemistry beakers. An optometrist and the founder and CEO of Brain Power Inc., he was the first
 to discover and produce ultraviolet light dye absorbers for eyeglass lenses, an innovation that has helped millions avoid cataracts […]

My Internship at the FIU Foundation

Born in Hyderabad, India, Syed Zain Ashraf graduated high school in 2013, attended Broward College for a year, and decided to enlist in the Army Reserves. In 2016, he was deployed to Central America, where he worked for a year for the United States Southern Command. He is now an FIU student pursuing a degree […]

Mellon Foundation awards $675,000 to FIU to support education in the humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded FIU a $675,000 grant to enhance humanities education and optimize student learning. The grant will establish Project THINC: Teaching Humanities in the New Context to promote active learning-centered, culturally responsive teaching in humanities classrooms at the university. “Project THINC will catalyze a critical mass of faculty to lead pedagogical change […]

FIU Law grads earn highest Florida Bar passage rate, 88.1 percent

FIU College of Law graduates have, once again, earned the highest bar passage rate of any of Florida’s 11 law schools on the July 2018 Florida Bar Exam. This accomplishment follows first place finishes on the February 2018, July 2017, July 2016, February 2016, and July 2015 bar exams. With a passage rate of 88.1 […]

Latin American and Caribbean Center earns national designation — again

The U.S. Department of Education award includes a grant of more than $2 million The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) has reaffirmed its place as one of the leading centers of its kind in the nation, once again earning a designation from the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin […]

Record number of students landed D.C. summer internships

As summer came to a close, FIU in D.C. bid farewell to a record-breaking number of interns. Sixty-three students from across the university spent their summer living and working in Washington, D.C. They worked in various organizations and federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “It’s awesome to […]

Welcome to Fall 2018!

On Sunday, Aug. 19, President Mark B. Rosenberg shared the following message with the FIU community.  Dear FIU family, Welcome to fall! Here we are again at one of the most exciting times of year – the new semester lays before us full of hope and possibility! Because of our FIU family, this university is the shape of […]

Jorge And Darlene Pérez Donate One Million Dollars To FIU Honors College

Local philanthropists and civic leaders Jorge and Darlene Pérez have donated $1 million to the Honors College at Florida International University. The gift—the largest in Honors College history—creates the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Scholars Endowment, which will support scholarships for high-achieving students in the FIU Honors College, particularly those intending to live and work in […]