Chad Moss ’94 to be recognized as Alumnus of the Year at sixteenth annual Torch Awards Gala

Each spring, the Alumni Association recognizes an outstanding graduate as Alumnus of the Year. This prestigious award is presented to a previous Torch Award winner who has made meaningful contributions to their profession and the community while showing a long-term commitment of time, talent and treasure to FIU. This year, we are thrilled to celebrate […]

Save 20% on SOBEWFF while supporting FIU

FIU is proud to announce an exclusive offer for FIU alumni! Save 20% on each ticket for: Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village […]

TEDxFIU: Defeating poverty with entrepreneurship

The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in January of 2010, American volunteer Julie Colombino ’03 initially heard an unexpected refrain, mostly from local women: “Need a job.” The FIU alumna is the founder and CEO of REBUILD globally, a nonprofit organization that fights […]

Student Ambassador Spotlight: Brandon Aquino

Student Ambassador Spotlight     Brandon Aquino Expected Graduation Year: 2019 Major: Biological Science   How would you describe your years as an FIU student? I’d like to describe it as an out of this world experience. I’ve never seen an institution with such dedicated and passionate professionals who are willing to share their wealth of […]

Alumnae could win Miami-Dade’s Teacher, Rookie Teacher of the Year awards

Three FIU alumnae are finalists for this year’s two top teaching prizes in Miami-Dade County. The winners will be announced Thursday, Jan. 26. Laura Ortiz, a social studies teacher at Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College, is one of four finalists vying for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the […]

International relations major wins inauguration essay contest, trip to D.C.

With preparations for the presidential inauguration in full swing in the nation’s capital, FIU hosted its first inauguration essay contest for students to win a fully-funded trip to Washington, D.C. The winner of the contest, Honors College student and international relations major Darlyn De La Rosa, will travel to D.C. for the 58th Presidential Inauguration to experience […]

Students push storytelling boundaries using virtual reality

As news media becomes increasingly digital-first, and technology continues to evolve, journalists continue to look for new and engaging ways to push the boundaries of storytelling. Among the latest emerging trends: Placing users directly into the story using virtual reality. Investment in augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) reached $1.1 billion in 2016, according to […]

FIU to host 26th annual Martin Luther King celebration

FIU’s Department of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor Martin Luther King Jr., with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s lifelong dedication to equality and peace. One of the highlights will be the annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast, which will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the Graham Center Ballrooms at FIU’s MMC, located […]

Win a Fully Funded Trip to FIU at DC during Inauguration Week- Essay Information

Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Continuity or Change? Analyzing Public Policy during the Trump Administration Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00PM In what was the most historical election in our nation’s history, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. While traditionally, the transition from a democratic to republican president brings more […]

Students create communication plans for NASA technologies

Whether it’s the tires on our cars and trucks, the fancy cordless vacuum cleaners in our homes or the cameras on our smartphones, technology developed by NASA is part of our everyday lives. Taking the technologies created by the agency from their mission environments down to Earth is a complex endeavor. Thanks to one FIU professor […]