FIU Expert: What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year’s hurricane season

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, meteorologist Erik Salna offers important insight about what last year’s hurricane season can teach us for this year’s. Salna is the associate director for Education and Outreach with the FIU International Hurricane Research Center […]

FIU celebrates Preeminent Programs

It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to keep FIU a top-tier research institution. On a recent Thursday night, FIU leaders took time to acknowledge how important the faculty’s role is in that process. “Faculty are the heart and soul of a university,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton to a crowd  of 150, who had gathered at the […]

FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU's Wall of Wind
FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness. Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events Institute Erik Salna’s work and FIU’s role in the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) program were honored during September — National Preparedness Month — by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and IMAX chose FIU’s Wall […]