FIU graduates overcome odds, uplift our community

Tiffany Gomez, 27, and her twin sister Eileen begin their days in the kitchen of Vito’s Bakery in Virginia Gardens, preparing pastelitos, tostadas, and empanadas. Baking is in their blood; it is how they remember their father and continue his longstanding legacy. The twins’ mother passed away when they were four years old, and they […]

FIU professor: Don’t fall for fake news! Here are some tips.

As with other things in life, Professor Fred Blevens believes it’s important to practice safe news. Blevens teaches communication in the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and has devoted the last 10 years of his career to news literacy research and education. “We are seeing a return to how political coverage was […]

County officials appoint Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

On this World AIDS day, Miami-Dade County leads the nation in new HIV infections. Only 65 percent of those infected receive regular medical care, and one HIV-positive person can potentially infect more than 1,000 people in three years if undiagnosed or untreated. To combat this alarming trend, Miami-Dade County officials created the Getting to Zero […]

DACA and undocumented students have a home at FIU

Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Vice President of Student Affairs Larry Lunsford sent the following memo to the university community on Nov. 28. Dear members of the university community: Many members of the FIU family have expressed concern about how potential federal policy changes may impact FIU students who are undocumented […]

FIU business incubator meets the community

StartUP FIU had its coming out party this week at a luncheon in Miami’s Little River neighborhood. In attendance: more than 200 movers and shakers eager to hear about the university’s new business incubator. “We are a collaborative in which we provide support for ideas, inventions, early-stage startup companies that can scale globally,” Assistant Vice […]

Love and Acceptance Reign in Miami with Miss Black Florida USA

Leyanis Diaz ’15 envisions a bright future for Miami. Currently representing our city as Miss Black Florida USA, Leyanis is using her platform to inspire young girls while promoting and advocating for health, education and entrepreneurship among minorities. She’s also shining light on Florida as a hub for diversity, creativity and opportunity. Despite facing her […]

Students take part in early voting march to the polls

Like many Americans this year, freshman marketing student Christy Rivera still wasn’t sure for whom she would be casting her vote for in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she joined approximately 50 other FIU students on Nov. 4 for a nonpartisan Election Pep Rally and a march to the West Dade Regional Library, the nearest early […]

Presidential Appointment Applications

Interested in serving as an appointee in the next Presidential Administration?  FIU has a rich history of alumni serving in presidential administrations from both sides of the aisle. Many of these individuals have been instrumental in influencing government at all levels. Now, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a joint initiative with the Latino Victory […]

President, provost announce preeminent programs

One of the goals of the FIUBeyondPossible2020 Strategic Plan is the identification and support of the university’s preeminent programs. We are excited to announce the inaugural group of FIU programs that have been designated as “preeminent” and “emerging preeminent.” A preeminent program at FIU is defined as a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in […]