FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator awarded $2.5 million to develop entrepreneurial leaders in the creative sector

–By Millie Acebal for FIU News FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (RA+DI) has received a gift of $2.5 million from the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to develop diverse, entrepreneurial leaders in the creative sector and boost South Florida’s economy. This gift marks the third awarded to FIU’s RA+DI by the Philip E. & […]

FIU Business ranked No. 1 in the world for real estate research

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News FIU Business has been ranked No. 1 globally for real estate research productivity by the Journal of Real Estate Literature. It is the first time that FIU Business has been ranked first in the world, tying with the well-known National University of Singapore, and the fifth consecutive year it has […]

Miami-Dade County’s hospitality industry recovering but facing more than $3 billion in losses this year

FIU/GMCVB study says consumer confidence and government policy and support are critical to the industry’s future –By Ivonne Amor for FIU News Miami-Dade County hotel and restaurants – the two largest hospitality industries in South Florida – have taken a $3.36 billion dollar hit from COVID-19, according to a new study. The study released today […]

FIU Cuba Poll: Most Cuban Americans support President Trump and his policies, will vote to re-elect him

–By Madeline Baro for FIU News A majority of Cuban Americans support President Donald Trump and plan to vote for him in November, according to the latest FIU Cuba Poll. They gave Trump high marks on his handling of key national issues such as the COVID-19 crisis, immigration, health care, Cuba policy, China policy and the […]

Landmark study of adolescent brain development renewed for 7 years

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News The National Institutes of Health awarded a seven-year continuation of  the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, providing FIU and 20 other study sites the funding to continue the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever conducted in the United States. The renewal provides $290 million for an additional […]

Global FinPrint, first-of-its-kind global survey led by FIU researchers, reveals sharks are functionally extinct from many reefs

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News A landmark study by Global FinPrint reveals sharks are absent on many of the world’s coral reefs, indicating they are functionally extinct — too rare to fulfill their normal role in the ecosystem.  Of the 371 reefs surveyed in 58 countries, sharks were not observed on nearly 20 percent, indicating a […]

Professors receive NSF grant to develop app to mitigate impact of COVID-19

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News The health care system has been impacted significantly due to the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases. A shortage of basic medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical technology has been a major challenge for health care professionals around the world.  Researchers from the College of Engineering & Computing […]

Science of memory could improve COVID-19 contact tracing

–By Ayleen Barbel Fattal for FIU News FIU researchers are studying how to improve contact tracing by tapping into people’s memory. Psychologists Deborah Goldfarb, Jacqueline Evans and Ronald Fisher are leading a new study funded by an NSF Rapid Response grant to identify a more effective way to conduct contact tracing. The FIU team will test whether memory for contacts can be […]

Computing professor creates dashboard for COVID-19 prediction, visualization

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News Organizations around the world have created coronavirus-tracking tools to monitor COVID-19 cases through real-time analytics. An FIU professor, who specializes in theoretical optimization and learning algorithms, and his research team at FIU, have created a dashboard that can predict the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 using data analytics. The tool, created […]

CCF on Front Line Addressing Child Mental Health Issues

It’s a staggering statistic: An estimated 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental health disorder, and half of all adult mental health disorders begin in childhood. But through early intervention and effective strategies employed by families, professionals and educators, children can be helped, and most mental health issues in adulthood […]