FIU Foundation LinkedIn Series: Making Dreams a Reality Through the First Generation Scholarship Program

Joan Casanova Gonzalez is the executive director of the Development Office for Student Success at the FIU Foundation. In her role, she oversees development for the First Generation Scholarship Program, which provides support to undergraduate students at FIU who are among the first generation in their families to earn a college degree. An alumna of […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps local aesthetic and wellness business navigate the pandemic

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Nearly a decade after the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) helped her launch her own business, Rosanna Bermejo again turned to the small business development center. This time, she sought help for her business, Med Aesthetics Miami, in recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The skincare and […]

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 Foundation announces new board leadership and member

Florida International University has appointed four prominent South Florida leaders and FIU alumni to serve as officers on the FIU Foundation Board of Directors: Humberto “Burt” Cabañas, Adalio T. Sanchez, Andre L. Teixeira and Jill M. Granat. “We are grateful and excited to have these exceptional individuals lead our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Howard R. Lipman, CEO of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cancer does not take a break

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Dr. Julia Bisschops urges women to not put breast cancer screening on hold because of the pandemic. Bisschops is an assistant professor at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the lead physician for […]

UP Labs: Connecting the community with careers

JPMorgan Chase has funded a program that trains the unemployed and underemployed to take skilled jobs in the health care field. –By Gisela Valencia for FIU News Yessica Orellana was searching for a second chance at a fulfilling career. She’d left college in 2013 without earning an associate’s degree and was starting to worry she […]

FIU Business receives initial gift to establish Butters Endowed Professorship at Hollo School of Real Estate

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU BizNews FIU Business has received a $250,000 gift from noted developer Malcolm Butters and his wife Catherine Butters to support high-level teaching and research at the Hollo School of Real Estate. This initial gift, plus an additional $250,000 in matching funds, will establish the Butters Endowed Professorship, a $500,000 endowment to […]