Law alumna vaults to senior counsel position at world’s leading pharmaceutical company

Published May 11,2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Alexandra Pecharich On the same day that FIU Law earned a Top 60 ranking among the nation’s law schools from U.S. New & World Report, the university is pleased to recognize the elevation of law alumna and university trustee Chanel T. Rowe. The 2014 graduate has been named senior […]

Aspiring medical correspondent is among the first FIU students inducted into prestigious Bouchet Society

Originally published May 9, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Stephanie Rendon Deidre Okeke MPH ’17 remembers the day her little brother almost lost his life due to an asthma attack. She also remembers how her father, an emergency medicine physician at the time, saved his life. It’s this memory that has driven Okeke to pursue a […]

From wanderlust to reality for hospitality students on study abroad trip

Originally published April 28, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Ivonne Yee-Amor Almost 50 students are currently taking classes in the Atlantic Ocean aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Odyssey of the Seas. The two-week Hospitality at Sea study abroad program is the largest and most popular at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and is now in its […]

Engineering management program takes alumna to the next level

Originally published April 18, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Monica Smith Engineers keep cities grounded, running and thriving. But, being a top-level engineer isn’t only about the nuts and bolts of engineering — it’s also about leadership. Alumna Irene Varela says FIU’s Master of Science in Engineering Management degree is the key to combining excellent engineering know-how with […]

Alumna appointed to serve as USDA Director for the Office of the Chief Scientist

Originally published on April 11, 2023 at news.fiu.edu. Written by Stephanie Rendon After a nearly two-decade career in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), FIU alumna Deirdra Chester Ph.D. ’03 has taken on a new role as the department’s director for the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The OCS provides strategic coordination of science […]

Is your body telling you it needs a break from your workout routine? Here’s how to do it intentionally.

Originally published on March 29, 2023 at news.fiu.edu. Having a structured and consistent workout routine makes all the difference in your results. But even when you are seeing results, it is important to listen to your body—and your body may be telling you it’s time for a break from your routine. Here’s how to identify if […]

Students, staff, community join forces to raise more than $100,000 for prevention and awareness of cancer, suicide

Originally published March 27, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Clara-Meretan Kiah In back-to-back events in March, Panthers came together to raise more than $100,000 to support awareness, research, education and prevention efforts for two of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer and suicide.   Relay for Life The weekend kicked off with […]

Engineering Undergrads Conduct Research in Japan

Originally published March 10, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. Written by Adrienne Sayer   As a biomedical engineering major at Florida International University, Rebekah Arias understands the value of working in multicultural groups. And after spending six weeks last summer at Kochi University of Technology in Japan, she returned with a sense of excitement about the advantages of […]

2023 Salute to Women in FIU History

Written by Alexandra Pecharich Originally Published on March 1, 2023 on news.fiu.edu. It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable women to credit for its success. The individuals featured here join an impressive list of trailblazers who embraced great challenges, led by example and established legacies that still impact us today. Longtime mathematics professor Domitila “Tillie” Fox as […]

Alumnus’ Organization Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Written by Alexandra Pecharich Originally published on February 22, 2023 at news.fiu.edu. An FIU alumnus-led organization that successfully worked to restore voting rights to ex-felons in Florida has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  “The Nobel Peace Prize is the highest recognition that any individual organization could receive in the world,” said Desmond Meade […]