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  […]

U.S. News & World Report just released graduate program rankings! Is yours one of them?

Graduate programs in six FIU colleges are ranked among the top 50 in public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings announced yesterday. Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, College of Business, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Steven J. Green School of International & […]

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

By Alexandra Pecharich For FIU Magazine   By virtue of their education, professional backgrounds and personal experience, FIU alumni possess expert knowledge on a wide variety of topics. FIU Magazine asked two dozen to offer helpful suggestions (in 100 words or less) that almost anyone can use. WORK AND FINANCES Stay relevant in a fast-paced […]

Bahamian alumni celebrate FIU connection before bowl game

By David Drucker ’18 Reporting from the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl in Nassau, Bahamas When the football team found out they were going to the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, the locker room erupted with excitement. While the team’s trip to the Bahamas is certainly unique, it is not FIU’s first connection to the country, nor will […]

Engineering grad creates Internet of Things startup company

By Diana Hernandez-Alende Giovanni Giannola, an FIU alumnus, recalls how at the young age of seven, he began upgrading computers for his father’s company. His dad worked as a general contractor in their home country, Venezuela. Giannola would install Windows 95 onto the computers using what would be considered a fossil in this day and […]

Cancer Wars: Alumna and students tackle science, policy in new Honors College course

—By Lianna Farnesi ’18 This fall, 20 students from FIU’s Honors College and one influential alumna are charting a new course for education at FIU in Washington, D.C. The Cancer Wars is a year-long class — taught virtually by Kate Houghton ’06, CEO of Critical Mass, the Young Adult Cancer Alliance — which will bridge policy, politics, history and […]

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

By Evelyn S. Gonzalez For FIU Magazine Controlling the brain. It’s a skill one of FIU’s most famous authors has yet to master. But, it’s a skill he might not want to master. The stories that have made him an award-winning novelist and screenwriter are all woven from the chaos in his own mind. “I […]

Online degree propels education alumna to success against all odds

By Michael Martin In January 2011, during her first year of college at another university, Lauren Apodaca was struggling with severe anxiety when, one night, she felt a tingling sensation in her legs. As time went on, walking became increasingly difficult. One day, as she slogged her way to class, she passed out. When she […]

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Alumnus Regynald G. Washington ’74 was invited back to FIU to speak at this summer’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 29, 2018. In this interview, which originally appeared in FIU News, Washington opens up about the steps he took in life that propelled his career as a restaurateur: […]

Alumna’s life mission: to spread awareness about human trafficking

By Maria Gil When Karis Williams was only 15 years old she watched a human trafficking documentary that changed her life and gave her a purpose. She decided she would dedicate herself to rescuing lives. After serving in the military, earning her master’s in global affairs (MAGA) from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs in […]