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 […]

College of Medicine appoints interim dean of diversity

–By Ileana Varela for FIU News Dr. Cheryl Holder has been named interim associate dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Holder is a highly respected clinician, educator and community leader who has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved and vulnerable populations. “I am truly […]

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 […]

Seeking grant applicants: Inspire K-12 students to pursue careers in English, history and art

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Humanities Edge at FIU is sponsoring three $5,000 awards to develop and deliver innovative outreach projects that promote the humanities in public schools (K-12). Faculty and staff are encouraged to apply now. The Humanities Edge is an academic and career development program for […]

Unleashing the “Aha!” moment: STEM education transformed

The STEM Transformation Institute has redesigned the education experience, creating a model for the rest of the nation –By Ayleen Barbel Fattal for FIU Magazine At 19, Laird Kramer saw himself as an accountant. One of his college professors saw a physicist. Kramer was good with numbers so he enrolled as an accounting major at […]

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  […]