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Month: July 2016

  • posted July 28, 2016

    Alumna donates scholarship for First Generation Student

    Alumna Marcia del Rey ’05, a graduate of the College of Law’s inaugural class, has recently committed to funding a $25,000 scholarship in support of the Marcia del Rey ’05 First Generation Scholarship. The gift is aimed to support a student who is the first in their family to attend professional school. The scholarship, when […]

  • posted July 27, 2016

    Creating a World of Change with Karlyn Emile ’05, ’11

    In a country as richly diverse as ours, you may be surprised to learn that a large segment of our population is virtually overlooked in medical classrooms. Without training, graduates are left ill-equipped to provide proper care for these unique and often misunderstood individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Enter Karlyn Emile, DHSc, MPH, CHES […]

  • posted July 26, 2016

    Alumnus’ journey to the North Pole unforgettable

    Last year, FIU professor David Kadko led a team of 51 U.S. scientists into the Arctic on the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. Reaching the North Pole on Sept. 5, 2015, his landmark expedition aimed to map the geochemistry of the Arctic seafloor. Ten years earlier, in 2005, economics alumnus Jonathan Bilby ’11 reached the […]

  • posted July 22, 2016

    FIU Took Center Stage at Villain Theater’s Alumni Night

    The live comedy scene in Miami has undergone a major transformation with the recent addition of Villain Theater – a new Chicago-style improv theater in the blossoming arts district of Little Haiti. An enthusiastic audience of FIU alumni, students and staff had an opportunity to witness this first hand at a special FIU Alumni Night […]

  • posted July 21, 2016

    Tell us why you give to FIU

    Through the generous support of individuals like you, we’re able to make a difference in the lives of our students and keep FIU WorldsAhead. Please take the brief survey below and help us better serve our alumni and students. Every gift makes a difference. To learn more or support an area you’re passionate about, visit give.fiu.edu. […]

  • posted July 20, 2016

    Wolfsonian graphic remix project celebrates “Freedom to Vote”

    Leading up to Election Day (November 8), The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is presenting three months of election-themed programming centered around Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016, a collaboration with contemporary designers Mirko Ilić, Oliver Munday, Paul Sahre, and Bonnie Siegler to create a graphic response to the 2016 presidential race. Using “Freedom to Vote” […]

  • posted July 18, 2016

    CIES moves to FIU, Landorf named executive director

    FIU students and faculty will gain direct access to a global network of leading educational scholars and potential collaborators through a new partnership with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The main administrative office for CIES is moving to FIU as part of the university’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives, headed by Hilary Landorf. […]

  • posted July 16, 2016

    Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims

    In the weeks following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people, the nation has rallied to help families of the victims cope with loss and push for an end to hatred. FIU creative writing alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97, best known for delivering his poem “One Today” at President Barack […]

  • posted July 15, 2016

    5 things to know about toxic algae

    A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck. Discharge from Lake Okeechobee is to blame for the toxic blooms that are ruining aquatic environments, devastating businesses and potentially causing health problems for the people and animals who come in contact with […]

  • posted July 14, 2016

    Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 Strive to Uplift the Latina Community

    Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 are determined to live full and passionate lives. Together, these best friends are working to inspire and empower other Latinas to live their greatest lives, both personally and professionally. Through original, multi-media content packed with personality, Wendy and Valentina have created a platform for women to connect, discuss, learn and grow […]