The Humanities Edge awards first research grants to Green School projects

-By Maria Gil for FIU News Sociology professor Matthew Marr knows just how critical proximity to social and public health services can be in a neighborhood where homelessness is an ongoing concern. During his research, he learned of a homeless man in Overtown who happened to bump into a former caseworker at a convenience store. The homeless […]

Demand for home ownership is falling in major markets, index produced jointly by FIU and FAU experts shows

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News If you’re looking to build wealth, renting a home may be wiser than buying, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the first quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the […]

Today is #FIUDay 2019 in Tallahassee!

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the university community: Today is FIU Day in Tallahassee! Watch President Mark B. Rosenberg’s FIU Day message! Members of the FIU community – including students, faculty, alumni, and members of the FIU Board of Trustees – will be in the capital, […]

11 FIU graduate programs among the top 100 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings

Graduate programs in six FIU colleges are ranked among the top 50 in public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings announced yesterday. Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, College of Business, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Steven J. Green School of International & […]

Auschwitz survivor donates to Holocaust studies program

–By Nicole Montero for FIU News Auschwitz survivor and renowned Miami developer Tibor Hollo believes the Holocaust is being forgotten. It all started with a conversation with a teen. “A supplier of mine came into my office with his son,” said Hollo, chairman and president of Florida East Coast Realty. “Somehow, the conversation turned to […]

FIU celebrates its role as a solutions center with members of the 116th Congress

–By FIU Federal Relations for FIU News On March 5, FIU held a reception welcoming the 116th Congress. Members of the Florida Congressional delegation joined more than 150 guests to celebrate FIU’s success as a solutions center. “FIU is the people’s university of South Florida. The Florida delegation, Republicans and Democrats are united when it comes […]

Everglades scholar brings together stakeholders for common-sense restoration

–By Evelyn S. Gonzalez for FIU News Chloe Vorseth wants to make Everglades restoration practical. The FIU environmental studies master’s student is working to identify the most economically, environmentally and socially viable restoration plan, relying on input from a variety of experts and stakeholders. Everglades restoration efforts have been stagnant, Vorseth said, due to lack of cooperation […]

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked among top schools in the world

By Lazaro Gonzalez for FIU News The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been ranked as one of the top 50 hospitality management schools in the world by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The report places the Chaplin School among the top 12 programs in public universities in the U.S. and number […]

FIU now offers more than 100 degrees fully online

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News FIU has grown its online learning offerings to more than 100 fully online degrees, adding more than 15 degrees in the past year. With more than 20 STEM programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, FIU Online offers new bachelors’ degrees in economics, writing and rhetoric, as well as a  […]

Med student studies why some HIV patients don’t stick to medication plan

–By Ileana Varela for FIU News The World Health Organization’s latest data estimates that worldwide more than 36 million people, including more than one million Americans, are living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, ART, fewer people are progressing to AIDS. Antiretroviral drugs do not kill or cure the virus, but help […]