Music student in Disney’s Royal Welcome Show Aug. 11

Nadya Borno, a vocal performance student in her junior year, will be playing a principal character in Elena’s Royal Welcome Show to debut on August 11 at Walt Disney World on the Magic Kingdom Stage. The show is based on Disney Junior’s newest star Elena, the first princess to come from Mexican and Hispanic heritage; […]

Zika now in Florida: What you need to know

Fourteen people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, health officials announced. Although 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the United States, this is the first time patients are not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says officials believe the infections […]

Creating a World of Change with Karlyn Emile ’05, ’11

In a country as richly diverse as ours, you may be surprised to learn that a large segment of our population is virtually overlooked in medical classrooms. Without training, graduates are left ill-equipped to provide proper care for these unique and often misunderstood individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Enter Karlyn Emile, DHSc, MPH, CHES […]

FIU Took Center Stage at Villain Theater’s Alumni Night

The live comedy scene in Miami has undergone a major transformation with the recent addition of Villain Theater – a new Chicago-style improv theater in the blossoming arts district of Little Haiti. An enthusiastic audience of FIU alumni, students and staff had an opportunity to witness this first hand at a special FIU Alumni Night […]

Wolfsonian graphic remix project celebrates “Freedom to Vote”

Leading up to Election Day (November 8), The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is presenting three months of election-themed programming centered around Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016, a collaboration with contemporary designers Mirko Ilić, Oliver Munday, Paul Sahre, and Bonnie Siegler to create a graphic response to the 2016 presidential race. Using “Freedom to Vote” […]

CIES moves to FIU, Landorf named executive director

FIU students and faculty will gain direct access to a global network of leading educational scholars and potential collaborators through a new partnership with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The main administrative office for CIES is moving to FIU as part of the university’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives, headed by Hilary Landorf. […]

5 things to know about toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck. Discharge from Lake Okeechobee is to blame for the toxic blooms that are ruining aquatic environments, devastating businesses and potentially causing health problems for the people and animals who come in contact with […]

FIU Celebrates 50 Years with Collage by Erika King

Donning her signature hat, Erika King walks me through the creation of her latest collage – a large, commemorative piece commissioned for FIU’s 50th anniversary. FIU’s colors, blue and gold, weave between each image while celebratory splashes of red suggest fireworks, evoking energy and movement. The piece encompasses the history of FIU, guiding the viewer […]

Finding Financial Freedom with Tonya Rapley ’07

Debt is one word with which most of us are a little too familiar. Straddled with student loans, soaring rent and lower incomes, sometimes it feels like there’s no end in sight. Tonya Rapley ’07, CEO of My Fab Finance & The Not Just For Profit struggled with similar obstacles – then she decided to […]