FIU Expert: What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year’s hurricane season

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, meteorologist Erik Salna offers important insight about what last year’s hurricane season can teach us for this year’s. Salna is the associate director for Education and Outreach with the FIU International Hurricane Research Center […]

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. […]

Law alumnus Desmond Meade recognized among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

For College of Law alumnus Desmond Meade JD ’14, life is all about compassion, love and giving people a shot at redemption. It’s what guides him as an advocate and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). For his work, Meade has been named one of TIME magazine’s 2019 “100 Most Influential People.” He is counted among the […]

FIU Magazine VIP: Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80

–For FIU Magazine Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80 • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, 1980 • Managing broker and principal, Brown Harris Stevens • 2018 Torch Award honoree Q: You have been described as a trailblazer, an innovator and a risk taker. Who and what are your influences? A: I am flattered by that description. I […]

Coming in 2021: A new home for FIU Alumni

The FIU Alumni Association is making a big move in 2021! On March 28, 2019, the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership that will establish a combined alumni and conference center and hotel on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The facility, set to open in 2021 following an official groundbreaking in the end […]

Board of Governors approves alumni, conference center and hotel at FIU

Today the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership to establish an alumni, conference center and hotel on FIU’s main campus, right on Tamiami Trail. The $66 million project is privately funded and will include a 13,700 square-foot alumni center, approximately 33,000 square feet of meeting space and a 150-bed hotel. South Florida’s first […]

Green School alumna pens op-ed for Medium.com: ‘Tackling cancer in the classroom’

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Green School alumna Kate Yglesias Houghton ’06 discusses teaching an undergraduate course with the FIU Honors College called The Cancer Wars, a year-long class that bridges policy, politics, history and solutions along with […]

Theatre alumni take Shakespeare to South Florida high schools

–By Ivan Lopez for FIU News A group of FIU Theatre alumni wrapped up a high school touring production of AKA Hamlet, a 50-minute modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The tour visited 17 South Florida schools. The tour was produced by GableStage in association with What If Works, Inc., a local theatre company committed to championing the […]

Alumna’s work bridging art and immigration law featured in ELLE magazine

Artist and alumna Carolina Rubio-MacWright ’03 is a graduate of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts who went on to become a lawyer specializing in immigration law. Her work in Brooklyn, NY, which bridges her two passions, was featured in ELLE magazine on March 12, 2019: At a Brooklyn Pottery Class, Immigrant Women […]