Ratcliffe Foundation invests in Arts + Design Incubator at FIU

FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., to create an incubator aimed at giving FIU art and design students the tools and support needed to turn their ideas into profitable businesses. With funds from a recent $831,000 gift from the Ratcliffe […]

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park and it’s in the billions. Based on a scientific cost estimate, the stored carbon is worth between $2 billion and $3.4 billion, the researchers found. It is a relatively small price when considering the […]

The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center celebrates 20 years of creative excellence

This year, the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIU recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students, faculty, alumni and community members who have made it a hub for creativity and public engagement in South Florida over the past two decades. The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center is where theatre majors […]

Mobile 3D mammogram unit, personalized care helping reduce breast cancer death rates

A new Center for Disease Control study shows what FIU has already known for some time: personalized medical treatments combined with community outreach help decrease breast cancer death rates. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center (LFMMC), the first mobile 3D mammogram unit in South Florida, has been providing both for […]

African Wardrobe Festival to Celebrate African Fashion, Arts and Culture for a 2nd Year

The #AfricanWardrobeFestival announces that it will return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a day of African fashion, food, music, workshops and panelists. Taking place at the historic Old Dillard Museum located at 1009 NW 4th Street, the festival will feature local and international speakers, the latest African fashions and art exhibits. The festival will take […]

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. […]

Get your FIU Voter Yard Sign

Elections provide citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion and uniquely influence the future of their community. During this election season it is crucial that our advocates highlight the unique ability education has to change lives, inspire innovation, and lead economic growth. We need YOUR help! This initiative will showcase the importance of higher education […]

Students, alumni at the core of Villain Theater’s rave reviews

Hidden in a back alley in the heart of Little River – just north of Little Haiti – is an inconspicuous venue,  surrounded by abandoned buildings and easy to miss. If you do happen to walk by and notice a fire-escape staircase that leads to a crimson door, you’ll discover one of the Miami comedy scene’s […]

Research milestone is just another day for FIU scientists

In an effort to understand the diets of plant-loving fish, FIU Ph.D. student Jessica Sanchez and marine sciences professor Joel Trexler delved into the world of herbivory in freshwater ecosystems. They wanted to develop a research framework for other scientists to follow in studies on the evolution of these diets. Their efforts resulted in a […]

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at the forefront. FIU is one of the 19 research sites for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) landmark study dubbed the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development, or ABCD. The study will follow the biological and behavioral development of more […]