University hosts socially distanced celebration announcing new Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences

With a flourishing College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), entrepreneurship incubator programs, and a student population predominately hailing from and intending to stay in South Florida, Florida International University has long been a major feeder for the Miami Tech movement.   Now, with a $10 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the […]

FIU awarded $1M by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help preserve oral history of local communities

Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project to collect and preserve the stories of South Floridians. The project, Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories, will leverage the WPHL’s strong community partnerships with eight South Florida archives, nonprofits, community centers, and […]

New apprenticeship program at FIU is addressing cybersecurity workforce shortages

–By Cristina Jaramillo for FIU News The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity.    Funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, FIU’s Cyber-CAP program is aimed […]

Torch Awards 2017: A masquerade and a big announcement

Duane Wiles, Chad Moss, and Mark B. Rosenberg
Alumnus Chad Moss ’94 announced a donation of $10 million to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing at the 2017 Torch Awards Gala, marking the largest donation by an alumnus in FIU’s history. Hosted by the Alumni Association on April 1, the Torch Awards honored 17 alumni and one faculty member who make a difference […]

High schoolers create ‘zines for progress’ with Wolfsonian–FIU

Miami artist Deming Harriman
  Students from eight local high schools are finding their voices on social issues and expressing their creativity through the Wolfsonian–FIU’s Zines for Progress community outreach program. Zine artists combine creative writing, journalism, photography, and art to produce small-circulation, self-published works, often dealing with controversial or niche topics that may not make it into mainstream […]