Record number of students landed D.C. summer internships

As summer came to a close, FIU in D.C. bid farewell to a record-breaking number of interns. Sixty-three students from across the university spent their summer living and working in Washington, D.C. They worked in various organizations and federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “It’s awesome to […]

CasaCuba: a home for all things Cuban at FIU

The Knight Foundation provides seed funding A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support “CasaCuba,” an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at FIU. The initiative will harness FIU’s prestigious scholarly and cultural resources to activate its extensive Cuban collections for scholars and the public, with the eventual goal of constructing […]

Buenos dias, Qingdao: FIU helps bring Spanish language to China

FIU Spanish for business class
!Exito! Success! FIU’s Spanish-language program in Qingdao, China, has helped turn students there into standouts. Several years ago, FIU worked out a one-of-a-kind partnership with Qingdao University to offer a dual degree in Spanish. Students take lower-division courses with that university’s teachers and then can apply to take upper-division classes with FIU faculty. Upon graduation, […]

Remembering FIU supporter Sanford L. Ziff

Sanford L. Ziff
The university joins President Mark B. Rosenberg in remembering philanthropist, FIU supporter, and Foundation Board of Directors member Sanford L. Ziff, who passed away at 91 on Friday. President Rosenberg sent the following email to the university community on Jan. 9. Dear members of the university community, It is with a heavy heart and deep appreciation […]

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 […]