Mellon Foundation awards FIU $4.63M to help vulnerable communities prepare for, recover from disasters

Vulnerable communities, which include Black and Hispanic South Florida residents, are often disproportionately impacted by disasters such as hurricanes, floods and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.   FIU researchers plan to study and address these racial and ethnic disparities over the next three years with a $4.63 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The […]

Memorial scholarship endowment will honor life of Public Policy and Administration faculty member Dr. Donna Comrie

Dr. Agatha Caraballo ’02, Ph.D. ’12, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, recently made a planned gift to FIU to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of her late friend, Dr. Donna Comrie Ph.D. ’13, a fellow FIU alumna and popular adjunct faculty member. Dr. Comrie was an educator, […]

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 Cuba Poll: Most Cuban Americans support President Trump and his policies, will vote to re-elect him

–By Madeline Baro for FIU News A majority of Cuban Americans support President Donald Trump and plan to vote for him in November, according to the latest FIU Cuba Poll. They gave Trump high marks on his handling of key national issues such as the COVID-19 crisis, immigration, health care, Cuba policy, China policy and the […]

Transformational Gift Helps Renowned School Grow

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building –By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest […]

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building

–By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest of honor that day and he spoke about the important […]

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, […]

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 […]

Alumnus creates first fellowship endowment in history

-By Amy Ellis for FIU News Henry “Hank” Voegtle graduated with a history degree in 1974, when FIU only had five history professors. Since then, the Department of History has grown exponentially and, throughout the years, its faculty and students have earned numerous awards for their research. To give back to his alma mater and strengthen research […]

Pediatricians should encourage parents to use their home language with their children, says researcher

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, associate professor of applied linguistics Melissa Baralt discusses the importance of bilingualism and its role in early child development and lifelong child health. Her colleagues, Ashley Darcy Mahoney, a neonatal nurse practitioner at Baptist Children’s […]