Historic Day for FIU

On a summer day exactly 50 years ago, FIU history was made. On June 22, 1965, Florida Governor W. Haydon Burns signed Senate Bill 711, introduced by Senator Robert M. Haverfield, paving the way for the creation of our FIU. We’ve come a long way! From our opening day enrollment of less than 6,000 students to our current Panther […]

The Wolfsonian–FIU Announces Partnership with The Bookstore in the Grove

Bringing Miami culture and history to a community hub in Coconut Grove The Wolfsonian–Florida International University and The Bookstore in the Grove have partnered to create “The Wolfsonian in the Grove,” a monthly public gathering at The Bookstore in the Grove to celebrate history and art with the Coconut Grove community. The monthly series will […]

Announcing the winners of the 13th Annual FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament!

This year, 25 teams embarked on FIU’s offshore, open water fishing tournament, which directly benefited the Student Alumni Association’s Panther Pride and Legacy scholarships. Anglers set out at the crack of dawn in hopes of reeling in the winning fish and ended their day at the CocoPlum Yacht Club for the official weigh and Dock Party. Catch the tournament […]

May 2015 Legislative Update

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This year’s regularly scheduled legislative session came to an end on May 1. As you may have read, the Legislature adjourned without passing a state budget due to the House and Senate’s difference of opinion about Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act. The Florida Constitution requires the Legislature to pass a budget by […]

Presenting the 2015 Fishing Tournament Paw Wall Sponsors & Prizes

The members of the FIU Student Alumni Association are excited to announce the 2015 Fishing Tournament Paw Wall Sponsors and Prizes.  The wall will feature numbered Paws, which correspond to different prizes. Guests can contribute a donation to select a Paw, which will win them a mystery prize guaranteed to be valued higher than the […]

Prism Music Group revolutionizes Miami’s entertainment scene

In comparison to other U.S. cities, Miami’s budding arts and entertainment scene was missing the avenues to grow and showcase itself. There was never really a lack of musical and artistic talent in South Florida, however there was a shortage in the marketing and promotion of these talents. That’s what Isabella Acker and The Prism […]

Timothy Rodgers Appointed as New Director of The Wolfsonian–FIU

Timothy Rodgers has been named director of The Wolfsonian–FIU. Rodgers comes to FIU from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). “We are looking forward to having Dr. Rodgers lead The Wolfsonian–FIU into the next phase of its development. The museum is an incredible resource to our community and the art world,” said FIU Provost and […]

The Wolfsonian Highlights Southern Artistry in Major Survey of Newcomb Pottery

Pictured: Bowl, c. 1925–26.  Low relief, stylized cotyledon design. Corinne M. Chalaron, decorator; Joseph Meyer, potter. Newcomb Art Collection; gift of Anne Milling in memory of Marie Delery Wasserman and Hilda Wasserman McDonald, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Most comprehensive Newcomb Pottery presentation in nearly three decades comes to Miami Beach in June 2015 This summer, […]

Triumph after tragedy: FIU graduates overcome adversity

As an infant, LeAnn Shannon, 32, suffered a spinal cord injury that robbed her of the ability to walk. But like other fellow FIU graduates, she put adversity aside and set out to make her dreams come true. At age 11, Shannon became the youngest professional wheelchair racer, and two years later, competed in the […]

Singularity University Opens Global Impact Competition in Miami Seeking Innovative Ideas to Address Sea Level Rise

Knight Foundation invests $70,000 to help entrepreneurs engage in local problem-solving and build global connections Singularity University today launched its Global Impact Competition (GIC) in Miami calling on innovators to answer the question: How would you solve South Florida’s sea level rise challenge and improve the lives of a million people in three to five […]