Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Plants and animals were harmed and the places they call home destroyed. The money brought in by fisheries and tourism was cut. A way of life was tarnished. With the highly anticipated Deepwater […]

Florida State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez named to National Assessment Governing Board

Florida state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced today. Five other Board members — four of them reappointees — were announced as well, with their terms beginning Oct. 1, 2016. Nuñez, who was elected into Florida’s House […]

Investing in your Future

With the desire for instant gratification nearly embedded into our DNA, it’s no wonder we often overlook the journey – or lose sight of it entirely. Carefully curated success stories and lush vacation photos flood our social media, filling us with unrealistic expectations. What we don’t see is the hard work involved or the less […]

Modern-Age Spirituality at the Heart of The Wolfsonian’s Fall/Winter Season

The Pursuit of Abstraction, October 7, 2016–April 16, 2017 A rare tapestry by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner anchors exhibition of fine and decorative art dating 1900–1950 This October, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University examines cultural responses to spiritual crises of the modern age in The Pursuit of Abstraction, an exhibition of works by early twentieth-century artists searching […]

Stoddard named to Politico 50

Sea level rise is as much a political issue as a scientific one. Philip Stoddard understands this well. He is both an FIU biologist and mayor of South Miami. For his work on issues related to sea level rise, he can also now add a member of Politico 50 to his list of titles. The […]

When a child stops speaking, researcher helps find their voice

Eleven-year-old Aylani Suazo has not spoken to anyone in school since age 7. Her mother, Aysel, knew there was a problem halfway through the school year when Aylani was in first grade. What seemed like just shyness was affecting her daughter’s progress in school. Aylani went completely silent. It was only about a year ago […]

Are You Ready for the DOL Overtime Changes?

The new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations will significantly increase the number of working Americans who qualify for overtime wages. The effective date for these changes to be in place is December 1, 2016. As part of the changes, the minimum weekly salary for an employee under the white collar exemption* will increase from […]

Love story comes full circle in Green Library

Most graduates get flowers or a nice dinner to mark the occasion. But Craig Del Mundo had something even more romantic in mind. Del Mundo, an FIU grad who received his bachelor’s in Information Technology in 2013, wanted to surprise his girlfriend of five years, Danahlyn Tamola – who was set to receive her master’s of […]

Welcome to Fall 2016

President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the FIU community on Aug. 22, 2016: If this is your first semester with us, welcome to the FIU family! To our returning students, faculty and staff, we’re so glad to have you back! Together, we’re beginning an exciting journey – a new academic year full […]

Design Ingenuity from the Netherlands to Grace the Wolfsonian–FIU

In Fall 2016, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will debut Modern Dutch Design, an examination of innovative design from the Netherlands between 1890 and 1940. On view November 18, 2016 through June 11, 2017, the exhibition traces how Dutch designers, architects, and artists evolved in the modern age—cementing their country’s reputation as a center for cutting-edge […]