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 […]

FIU Law grads earn highest bar passage rate again

For the fourth consecutive time, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the highest first-time bar passage rate among Florida’s 11 law schools. With an 80 percent passage rate on the February 2019 Florida Bar exam, FIU graduates surpassed the state’s average score by 22.7 percent. It is the seventh time in the last eight examinations […]

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 […]

Today is #FIUDay 2019 in Tallahassee!

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the university community: Today is FIU Day in Tallahassee! Watch President Mark B. Rosenberg’s FIU Day message! Members of the FIU community – including students, faculty, alumni, and members of the FIU Board of Trustees – will be in the capital, […]

Considering heading back to school? FIU now offers more than 100 degrees fully online

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News FIU has grown its online learning offerings to more than 100 fully online degrees, adding more than 15 degrees in the past year. With more than 20 STEM programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, FIU Online offers new bachelors’ degrees in economics, writing and rhetoric, as well as a  […]