An interview with FIU’s Equity Action Initiative committee

Equity Action Initiative Proposal
With the movement arising throughout the nation calling for an end to racial injustice and inequality, in June FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg announced the creation of a new university advisory group, the Equity Action Initiative, to review and recommend initiatives to address issue of inclusion and equity, particularly as they concern FIU. He named […]

Expanding research capability: University merges with Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

In 2007, a cross-country move occurred that would eventually impact Florida International University. At the time, however, neither the university nor the institute that expanded from California to Florida knew that their biomedical research endeavors would lead to a merger. Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, located approximately 125 miles north of the MMC campus, originally was attracted to […]

Training the next generation of physicians: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU is empowering those who have heard the call of duty to become the next generation of community-minded doctors through state-of-the-art training and an education that emphasizes diversity and compassion. 

Medical enterprise responds to help community during pandemic

Florida International University’s academic medical enterprise, with its many health care disciplines and strong community orientation, swiftly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, furnishing a variety of frontline medical services. Through a partnership with Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, FIU has staffed and operated a COVID-19 test […]

Portrait of a Dreamer: Cesia Bulnes ’19

In 2019, Cesia Bulnes graduated from FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing and Honors College as a Worlds Ahead Graduate. During her studies, she received a full-tuition scholarship from TheDream.US, a partner of FIU that is dedicated to supporting students who are Dreamers. She now works for Microsoft.

Rebuilding the engine: Philanthropy for the next generation

–By Nina Rose  Alberto García Marrero was out of gas.   It was spring 2019, his second-to-last semester at FIU, just a handful of credits away from earning his bachelor’s in international business. Marrero’s FIU tuition was paid for by scholarships, but he helped his parents out financially and could barely cover his living expenses.   Marrero was running out of money, and student loans might be his only solution. He was at the gas […]

A community of supporters bolsters South Florida hospitality industry

This story was originally published on FIU News. For alumna Heather De La Torre and her husband Jesus, owners of Jr’s Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs, business is a family affair. The “mom-and-pop” restaurant celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year, and the couple thinks of their small, close-knit staff as kin. But, like many restaurants […]

Wertheims Make $10 Million Gift to Enhance Performing Arts at FIU

–By Sissy Garland for FIU News Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim have announced a $10 million naming gift to the FIU School of Music, part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). The gift, which will establish several new programs that will elevate the school’s global distinction and identity, is the largest […]

Transformational Gift Helps Renowned School Grow

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building –By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest […]

Bells' $5 Million Gift to Build Interfaith Chapel

FIU’s rich diversity and global mix of students is reflected in a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions practiced throughout its community. Now, thanks to an extraordinary gift to the Next Horizon campaign, the university will have a dedicated place for spiritual exploration among people of all faiths. A $5 million gift from philanthropists Trish and […]