Baptist Health and FIU join forces to elevate care, address doctor shortage and boost medical research in South Florida

Originally published on November 28, 2023, on Written by Dianne Fernandez Baptist Health, South Florida’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system, and Florida International University, South Florida’s public research university, today announced a collaboration that will expand physician training, research, and patient care for the benefit of the South Florida community. Under the new enhanced affiliation […]

Thanksgiving: What does it mean to be grateful?

Originally published on November 17, 2023 on Written by Gisela Valencia   Thanksgiving Day usually brings with it an atmosphere of exuberance, sumptuous food and great company. But it’s also a time of quiet reflection — a time to celebrate by opening our eyes to the blessings we sometimes take for granted. There’s no […]

First-generation college grads give their families a sneak peek at their caps and gowns

Originally published on November 8, 2023 on Written by Clara-Meretan Kiah   A truly special moment in the journey of a first-generation college student is when their family sees them dressed in graduation regalia for the first time. It signifies the culmination of both a student’s hard work as well as the sacrifice and […]

A living legend returns: Famed composer, school of music founder, 87, to debut new work on campus

Frederick Kaufman has circled the globe during a storied six-decade-plus career as a composer, educator and musician. But this week, the former director of the FIU school of music has come “home,” back to a university that loves him as much for his engaging character and passionate, inspired leadership as the timeless, beautiful music he […]

Alumna Middle East expert authors book on Turkish president

Originally published on October 23, 2023 on Written by Patricia Cárdenas   Two-time alumna Gönül Tol has grown a reputation as an expert on Turkish and Middle East politics. A native of Turkey, she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs in […]

Welcome Back: FIU’s first medical school graduates celebrate their 10-year reunion

Originally published October 10, 2023 on Written by Ileana Varela   In 2013, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine graduated its first class. Ten years later, many of the inaugural grads returned to FIU to reminisce about their collective leap of faith. Beginning in 2009, they entrusted their education to a new medical school […]

Student wins $10K to develop wearable tech

Health and fitness buff Lara Garcia was left frustrated as she trained for her first half-marathon in Yosemite. “On top of spending months working on my physical endurance, I had to ensure my form was correct and my technique was on point to avoid any injuries,” says the computer engineering student, who is also a […]

Student serves as humanitarian aid volunteer in Ukraine while taking online classes

Originally published on September 22, 2023 on Written by Patricia Cárdenas   Last spring, Tudor Parfitt, professor of Religious Studies at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, met Nicholas Dore, an International Relations student in his senior year. Dore could not get to his first class on religion and society in the […]

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 […]