FIU jumps 9 slots into top 50 in Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Rankings

–By Lourdes Perez for FIU News FIU is among the top universities that give back to their communities and country by promoting social mobility, research and public service, according to Washington Monthly Magazine. In the magazine’s 2019 College Rankings, FIU ranked No. 43 in the Public National Universities category (number 72 overall) out of 395 universities – up […]

Miami Marlins Foundation surprises student with first-generation scholarship

As the Graham Center pit filled with Miami Marlins staff, local media, FIU baseball players, FIU cheerleaders and photographers ready to surprise Ana Ribeiro with a first-generation scholarship, the junior unknowingly walked right past it all. After a quick meeting at the scholarship office, Ribeiro learned she needed to head back to the Graham Center […]

FIU Law surpasses 95 percent bar passage milestone, leads Florida on July 2019 exam

–By Greg Miller for FIU News FIU Law graduates earned a 95.7 percent first-time bar passage rate on the July 2019 Florida Bar Exam, the highest of any of Florida’s 11 law schools, and 21.8 percentage points higher than the state average. Since 2009 – the earliest year for which the Florida Supreme Court maintains online […]

#FIUstrong activated: Here's how you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

The following message regarding relief and recovery efforts post-Hurricane Dorian was sent from the Division of External Relations, Strategic Communications & Marketing to the university community on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 6 p.m.      September 3, 2019  Dear FIU family, Many members of the university community are looking for ways to help our […]

New FIU Foundation board members announced

Florida International University has appointed five prominent South Florida leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board of Directors: Carmel J. Barrau, M.D., Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99, Chad Moss ’94, Thomas “Gene” Prescott and Carlos Alberto Sabater ’81. “We are privileged and honored to have these exceptional individuals join our Foundation Board of Directors,” said […]

New automated device could assess DNA damage, repair

–By Jessica Drouet for FIU News DNA damage—caused by environmental agents or the body’s normal processes—plays a critical role in the development of many major human diseases, with profound public health implications. Marcus S. Cooke, professor at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded $149,846 from […]

Fulbright scholar takes public health lessons home to Burkina Faso

–By Jessica Drouet for FIU News Donald Yanogo chose to attend FIU to effect change in his home country of Burkina Faso. A medical doctor, Yanogo applied for a Fulbright scholarship and to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for him to tackle health issues on […]

Recent grad creates Global Learning scholarship in memory of her brother

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News For Danielle Lyn, Global Learning was the most meaningful experience at FIU. It gave her a space to talk to others; a passion in life; and a community of like-minded individuals who were committed to making the world a better place. “Global Learning pushed me to try an array […]

Alumnus David Burke ’78 posthumously awarded FIU Medallion

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah. Alexandra Pecharich contributed to this article. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –­Maya Angelou These words guided alumnus David Burke ’78 through life. Many remember the late hospitality executive, who passed in August […]

Poet, alumnus and professor Richard Blanco receives Carnegie Great Immigrant honor

–By Angela Nicoletti for FIU News Inaugural poet and FIU alumnus Richard Blanco has spent decades wrestling with the question of what it means to be American – from the experience of being an immigrant and the child of immigrants to the search for a sense of cultural identity, community and belonging. On the Fourth […]