Meet a new crop of superstars: young alumni who are crushing it

Originally published on September 15, 2023 on   After months of anticipation, the FIU Alumni 5 Under 35 recipients have been announced. The 5 Under 35 recipients exemplify FIU’s core values. “FIU is committed to engaging Panthers with their alma mater and recognizing them for their achievements and contributions in their professions and communities,” […]

FIU achieves its highest ranking ever in U.S. News

Originally published on September 18, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alfonso   FIU continues climbing in the U.S. News and World Report rankings released on Monday, coming in at No. 64 in the nation among public universities. FIU has jumped 64 spots among public universities and 91 spots overall in the past decade. In addition, the […]

FIU No. 4 best public university, according to Wall Street Journal

Originally published on September 6, 2023 on Written by Madeline Baro   FIU is the No. 29 university in the nation and the fourth-ranked public university, according to the America’s Best Colleges 2024 rankings published today on The Wall Street Journal also ranks FIU in the top 10 overall, both for social mobility and student experience. The […]

FIU a top 20 national university in Washington Monthly rankings

Originally published on August 28, 2023 on FIU is among the top 20 universities in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide and Rankings, which recognize universities for both research excellence and their efforts to ensure the success of students of all backgrounds. The rankings rate four-year institutions on their commitment to three goals: social mobility, public […]

Next Level: Class of 2027 is the largest in FIU History and boasts top talent

Originally published on August 21, 2023 on Written by Gisela Valencia   The Class of 2027 is raising the bar on success. These students spent almost their entire high school careers dealing with the effects of COVID-19, remote learning and lockdown. Yet, this class soared above it all. These gutsy students transformed the challenges […]

Green School faculty member and alumni serve on UN task force to strengthen public administration education

Originally published on August 14, 2023 on Written by Todd Ellenberg   Most people equate the United Nations with its mission to preserve international peace and human rights, but most don’t know about another role it plays: strengthening public administration education, which is integral to helping ensure effective government. A longtime FIU professor and […]

Trash into treasure: South Florida artist inspires students and an entire community

Originally published on August 4, 2023 on Written by Zion Sealy To inspire the next generation, the FIU Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator in 2021 welcomed renowned South Florida visual artist David Anasagasti to serve in the role of “entrepreneurial artist-in-residence.” Aimed to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship and creative innovation, the incubator became the meeting […]

Student helps establish mobile diaper bank

Originally published on July 19, 2023 on Written by Emmanuelle Cabrera Muñoz   Nearly half of U.S. families with young children struggle to afford diapers, according to a recent study conducted by The National Diaper Bank Network. Babies who do not have access to clean, dry diapers are at increased risk for developing rashes and […]

Alumnae make it big with firm they started as students

Originally published on July 24, 2023 on  Written by Zion Sealy   A trio of then-students turned the uncertain, stay-at-home days of the pandemic into a productive incubation period for a now-successful business. In their third year of the combined undergraduate-master’s program in interior architecture, Yaileen Obregon, Jennifer Perez, and Daniela Purrinos – all […]

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to FIU Engineering Doctoral Student

Originally published June 19, 2023 on Written by Adrienne Sylver   Melissa Venedicto ’22 has her grandmother’s bad knees to partially thank for one of her most recent accomplishments. The first-year Ph.D. student in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship […]