Miss Carnaval Miami 2016: Apply Today!

Over the last 35 years, CARNAVAL MIAMI has made it possible for the members of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana (KCLH) to accomplish service programs in the community, in addition to educational and health projects, and community goodwill programs. 14 of the 35 pageant winners are amazing alumnae of FIU! Thanks to a very proud KLCH member, FIU […]

Student programmer uses coding to solve community problems

We often steer clear of tedious budgets, graphs and numbers. And many times, we’re not sure where to go to access important community information. When this data becomes inaccessible and hard to understand, it creates a problem for civic engagement. FIU student Gregory Johnson recognized this problem in Miami-Dade County and had a solution: coding. In August of […]

Scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds

Researchers from FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are part of an international team that has identified how arsenic builds up in the seeds of plants similar to rice. The discovery holds the promise of the future development of healthier rice grains. “While the process of how arsenic is taken into roots and shoots of […]

Student Loans: How to Tackle an Elephant

According to CNBC, there is more than “$1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.” * Are you stressed out yet? Large student loan balances can be a significant cause of stress. Stress over loans can lead to resignation. “I’ll have student debt forever” is a refrain I […]

Portrait of the artist-turned-curator: Alumnus wears his heart on his sleeve at Art Basel Miami Beach

Omar Lopez-Chahoud ’90 takes joy in introducing up-and-coming artists to the masses The glitz and glamour that accompany one of the world’s largest gatherings of art—think celebrities and late-night after parties—resonate little with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Despite his intensive involvement with the scene that surrounds Art Basel Miami Beach, held earlier this month, he does what […]

Researchers attempt to stop the kiss of death

FIU researchers are on a mission to control and eliminate Chagas disease, which is spread by Rhodnius prolixus and other kissing bug species. Chagas disease affects about 7 million people worldwide and can cause premature heart failure or gastrointestinal issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported infections in Arkansas, Arizona, Tennessee […]

Winner of Startup Weekend@FIU moves on to global challenge

A team of FIU students that wants to change the way fans, musicians and venues connect has launched its idea on the world scene, competing for a chance to win recognition – and support – from top leaders in the tech world like Google, YouTube and Hootsuite. Headliner – an online platform designed to enable […]

Artist-in-Residence brings climate change talks to Hialeah

With climate change conversations under way at the COP 21 Paris Talks, the discussion on global climate change may seem distant to the Hialeah community. But, Xavier Cortada – artist-in-residence for FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Society and the Arts (SEAS) and College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) – has brought […]

Dining with 12 Panthers: Jason Auricchio ’07 & Roy Perez

By Ashley Blake, Junior | Edited by Natalie Montaner On November 10, the FIU Alumni Association hosted a Dining with 12 Panthers (D12) with alumnus Jason Auricchio ’07 & his colleague Roy Perez. Besides the amazing food, the event was phenomenal. As students, we know it’s important to use the information learned in class, but […]