Fifth annual TEDxFIU breaks attendance record

Omar Durrani at FIU TEDx
TEDxFIU celebrated its fifth anniversary this year, christening the new Student Academic Success Center’s lecture hall as its inaugural event. The annual event—produced by the Division of External Relations and sponsored in part by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education—broke its previous attendance record, selling more than 600 tickets. And more than 1,500 people […]

President, provost meet with CIA and national health leaders

FIU President Rosenberg in DC
On Oct. 26, President Mark B. Rosenberg, Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton, and Henry Artigues of the Office of Research and Economic Development, met with Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD); the visit was arranged by FIU’s Office of Research. Earlier this year, FIU was awarded a historic […]

President, provost announce preeminent programs

President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton sent the following memo to the university community on Oct. 25. One of the goals of the FIUBeyondPossible2020 Strategic Plan is the identification and support of the university’s preeminent programs. We are excited to announce the inaugural group of FIU programs that have been […]

Cold spells chill tropical species

Mayan cichlid
Two cold spells, two years apart, and in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues as to what happens when an extreme climate event strikes. By tracking conditions before, during, and after a 2008 cold spell in China and a 2010 cold spell in Florida, FIU researchers found chilling effects on plants […]