Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez ’02, MBA ’12 makes a difference

Donor Spotlight Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez ’02, MBA ’12 Associate Director, Research Integrity FIU Office of Research & Economic Development   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU is like a second home to me. My mother enjoyed working here at FIU for 30 years and during her employment, I grew along […]

Top 5 TEDxFIU videos of all time, tickets for 2016 now available

As we prepare to celebrate five years of TEDxFIU Nov. 16, we thought we’d share the talks and performances from the last four years that have accumulated the most views. While it is a bit unfair for those from the earlier events who have had more time to garner views, some of these counts are above and beyond the average. […]

What to Expect When You Receive a Call from FIU

Have you received a phone call from FIU recently? These are the friendly faces of our student callers this semester! They’re calling to confirm your address so you’ll keep receiving FIU Magazine; to catch you up on new and exciting campus happenings; and to tell you about a few ways you can give back to your FIU. Take a few minutes to chat […]

Alumna Makes Her Mark in Media

Are you following your heart? Are you fulfilling your purpose? If not, what is holding you back? Johanna Salazar ’10 shares her inspiring journey of self-discovery while learning to look at everything through a lens of empathy and gratitude. Born in Colombia, Johanna and her younger sister were raised by their fiercely independent grandmother, Aceneth. […]

Why Katrin Hussmann Schroll JD ’06 gives back

Donor Spotlight Katrin Hussmann Schroll, JD ’06 Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Maryland Carey School of Law   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU is truly a unique and special place. FIU gives diversity a whole new meaning. The quality and richness of the student body is truly amazing. What […]

Mario Rodriguez ’10 on the importance of giving back

Donor Spotlight Mario Rodriguez ’10 Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Center, UW Madison   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? I love the fact that FIU graduates the highest level of Latinx students undergrad, masters and doctoral level, as well as the location and the branding of the school. What advice […]

Alumnus’ journey to the North Pole unforgettable

Last year, FIU professor David Kadko led a team of 51 U.S. scientists into the Arctic on the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. Reaching the North Pole on Sept. 5, 2015, his landmark expedition aimed to map the geochemistry of the Arctic seafloor. Ten years earlier, in 2005, economics alumnus Jonathan Bilby ’11 reached the […]

Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims

In the weeks following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people, the nation has rallied to help families of the victims cope with loss and push for an end to hatred. FIU creative writing alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97, best known for delivering his poem “One Today” at President Barack […]

Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 Strive to Uplift the Latina Community

Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 are determined to live full and passionate lives. Together, these best friends are working to inspire and empower other Latinas to live their greatest lives, both personally and professionally. Through original, multi-media content packed with personality, Wendy and Valentina have created a platform for women to connect, discuss, learn and grow […]