Alumnus David Burke ’78 posthumously awarded FIU Medallion

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah. Alexandra Pecharich contributed to this article. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –­Maya Angelou These words guided alumnus David Burke ’78 through life. Many remember the late hospitality executive, who passed in August […]

Workforce development program prepares lifelong learners for new career path

–By Ashley Mielke for FIU News Josue Carisma dedicated more than half of his life to the sales industry, leveraging a high school diploma to support his family. After more than 20 years in the industry, he realized there was nothing left for him to achieve and no room for growth. “After a while, I […]

Related Group Foundation makes $1M naming gift to Metropolitan Center

FIU’s Metropolitan Center announced today a $1 million endowment gift from the Related Philanthropic Foundation. The gift will help bolster the center’s world-renowned applied research and job-training initiatives, as well as its ongoing efforts to provide policy solutions to organizations throughout South Florida. In recognition of this generous donation, which will support FIU’s Next Horizon campaign, […]

Scientists developing new method to combat prostate cancer

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Scientists are advancing on the battle against prostate cancer. A team of researchers from FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute will soon expand tests of their novel approach to killing castration-resistant prostate cancer by cutting off its ability to repair damage to its own DNA. To date, there is no known cure […]

‘I’ve raised more than $100,000 for my fellow students’

–By Steven Marin Jr. for FIU Magazine. Marin is a junior majoring in business management and a student in the Honors College. I experienced a moment in eighth grade that will forever impact my life. I played on a traveling basketball team, and many of my teammates and I came from backgrounds of privilege. We were used […]

FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News For Frank Gonzalez and Barbara Pestana Cartaya, investing in FIU College of Business students is an important way to give back. Thanks to their education and years of hard work, these FIU Business alumni rose from humble beginnings to great achievement. Along with their families, they believe that supporting […]

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 […]

Annual alumni reception breaks attendance record, raises awareness for Next Horizon campaign

A record number of alumni and friends of FIU came out to the Alumni Association Annual Cocktail Reception this year to celebrate their alma mater, learn about the university’s future and explore its innovative research programs. Six-hundred guests flocked to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, a new site for the event, on May 16. […]

Looking to the Next Horizon: Landmark campaign to "change the face of this institution"

–For FIU Magazine FIU is pushing boundaries. University researchers are saving species on the verge of extinction. They are helping families with children who have ADHD. In the face of sea level rise and devastating natural disasters, they are working to create sustainable infrastructure for Miami and other coastal areas. And in a firmly digital […]

The Patron: Kimberly Green on her work in Haiti and the center that bears her name

–By Amy Ellis for FIU Magazine When Kimberly Green was in first grade, her teacher asked a simple question: What would you do if you were president? For Green, who grew up watching the evening news with her father, a business executive who would later serve as ambassador to Singapore, the answer was easy. She […]