Barnes & Noble at FIU Now Accepting Donations for #FIUstrong

If you’re on campus, there’s now an easy way to donate to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. For two weeks, Barnes & Noble at FIU will be accepting donations for the fund at the registers during checkout. Established by the FIU Foundation, the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund supports FIU students, faculty, and staff […]

Spotify mixes music and careers with FIU College of Business students

On a quest for dynamic college students as interns and student ambassadors, Spotify executives arrived at FIU’s College of Business with a DJ mixing the latest hits and lighting effects headlining its #jointheband event. A partnership with COB’s Career Management Services, it was Spotify’s first event at FIU. “We want to invest in student talent from FIU,” said […]

FIU welcomes students displaced by hurricanes Irma and Maria

The following message was sent to the university community regarding disaster response and recovery following hurricanes Irma and Maria on Sept. 29, 2017: Dear members of the FIU community, The unfolding post-hurricane tragedy in the Caribbean is now coming clearly into view. Members of the FIU family with ties to the region are going through […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had an unexpected chance to flex their skills in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Five of them interacted with Monroe County residents who evacuated to a special needs shelter at MMC. “This is a wonderful opportunity to […]

Internship program introduces high school students to different career fields

High school senior Sebastian Sanchez spent his five-week  internship scouring FIU websites to ensure they were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. He made whatever programming changes might be needed so that those who suffer vision impairment, for example, can use a screen reader to access digital information. Along the way, Sanchez learned a lot […]

Braman Family Foundation to announce significant gift to Miami Dade College and Florida International University

Braman Family Completion Scholarship Fund will support college completion for neediest students in our community The Braman Family Foundation is making a $1 million gift to Miami Dade College (MDC) and Florida International University (FIU) as an incentive for students to enroll full-time during their last year of studies at the institutions to facilitate and […]

FIU Summer Program Featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

By Ashley Viera Earlier this year, FIU was selected to join the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative, a program that encourages students to pursue an education in STEM fields. At FIU, 150 minority middle school male students participated in an intensive three-week summer camp where they learned skills like coding and robotics. In addition to FIU, […]

President’s Council raises more than $230,000 for Fostering Panther Pride

Last summer, President Mark B. Rosenberg and the President’s Council — FIU’s premier community relations board — set an ambitious goal of raising $200,000 for the Fostering Panther Pride program over the next year. The program was launched in 2013 and is designed to meet the unique needs of former foster care and homeless students, […]

Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers

A group of 11 students huddled in the Hardware Lab at Modesto A. Maidique Campus’ (MMC) Tech Station recently. They took computers apart, learned to code and worked on websites. But these aren’t ordinary students — they’re exceptional. The students are part of the Marino Campus, a 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism […]

Alumnus ignites social entrepreneurism

Startup fever is in the air and growing in Miami. The 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity named it the top city in the country for new companies, outpacing hotbeds such as Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. And FIU, for years, has contributed to preparing South Florida entrepreneurs for success, even formally […]