Donors inspired by a campus experience that continues to enrich their lives: Meet Herb Gruber and Donna Steffens ’06

The BBC Student Food Pantry upgraded to a new space this year, and a group of highly motivated students in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education are getting a well-earned boost toward graduation, thanks to the support of a lifelong learning student named Herb Gruber and his partner, FIU alumna Donna Lee Steffens ’06. […]

FIU ranks among top in the world for impact on water

–By JoAnn Adkins for CASE News FIU has been ranked No. 9 in the world for positive impact on life below water by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The university ranked third in the United States and is the only institution in the state of Florida to make the list. Faculty, students, and staff in […]

Distinguished postdoctoral researcher focused on fighting disease one cell at a time

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Popular Pandey envisions a world where diseases are diagnosed and treated at the cellular level. For patients being treated for cancer today, well, that’s just not the reality. Cancer treatments are so toxic people often feel very sick afterward. They are nauseous and feel dead tired because the treatment […]

University and donors drive PPE initiative to assist health care workers and frontline responders

To help alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and other frontline personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida International University (FIU) has produced more than 6,000 reusable face shields on 3D printers. The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts; the College of Engineering & Computing; the College of Arts, […]

7th annual FIU Geopolitical Summit: Time to act is ‘now’ on Earth’s climate crisis

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Earth is facing an unprecedented climate crisis. At FIU’s 7th Geopolitical Summit, hosted by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, keynote speaker David Wallace-Wells noted how conversations about climate change shifted significantly in just 30 years. No longer is climate change talked […]

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 […]

Doctoral student is Miami-Dade’s new Principal of the Year

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Rafael Villalobos was determined to make a difference. He thought he could do that by pursuing a career in law enforcement, so he earned a degree in criminal justice. Then Villalobos noticed how warm and kind teachers and staff were to his younger brother, who was blind and on […]

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 […]

FIU, Miami-Dade County Public Schools tailor educational leadership degree to district’s challenges

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News FIU has launched a customized doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies to respond to urgent issues facing Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), America’s fourth-largest school district. Faculty in FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education worked closely with M-DCPS to redesign the doctoral degree to focus on specific challenges […]

Scientists make waves in D.C. at Capitol Hill Oceans Week

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News Marine scientists Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean hope to turn scientific solutions into policy for the world’s oceans. The marine predator expert and seagrass expert joined Capitol Hill Oceans Week, an annual event hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation where marine scientists, conservationists, wildlife experts, climate scientists, fishing […]