Alumni turn love of plants into budding business

–By David Drucker for FIU News Whether they are being eaten, gazed upon or used for shade, plants have long held a soft spot in the heart of mankind. Two alumni have capitalized on this fact to create a new business: Dade Plant Co., a company that delivers tropical plants to customers. During the COVID-19 […]

Alumnae create sustainable, reusable cutlery line to ease pandemic anxiety

–By Tatianna Basanta for FIU News Following months of quarantine and a citywide lockdown, alumna Margie Stein ’14 finally braved visiting restaurants this past summer, only to discover she felt admittedly uncomfortable. After taking a look at her surroundings, she realized she was not the only one. Stein noticed dozens of restaurant patrons elected to […]

Journalism, business alumna takes home 8 Emmys®

By Sarah Hernandez FIU journalism alumna Amanda Ramirez ’05, MBA ’10, WUVG 34 Univision Atlanta Executive Producer/News Anchor, recently took home 8 Emmys® in several categories, including General Assignment Report – No Time Limit; Weather – Feature, Segment, Program or Special; and Continuing Coverage for the station’s outstanding coverage of Hurricane María, throughout the storm’s passage across Puerto Rico and […]

Alumna releases album with Cash Cabin Studio

Alumna Ana Cristina Cash ’10 released her new album, “The Tough Love EP,” this month, recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio. A Miami native, Cash (née Alvarez) began her singing career at age 6 and grew up performing on Univision’s Spanish-language variety show “Sábado Gigante.” The daughter of an engineer and a stay-at-home mom […]

FIU Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

FIU Theatre kicked off its Spring 2017 season Jan. 27 with the rock-comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors, written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken. The show centers around a young florist’s assistant turned botanist who discovers a mutant plant with a taste for human blood – he names her Audrey II.  It was first […]

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 […]

Ratcliffe Foundation invests in Arts + Design Incubator at FIU

FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., to create an incubator aimed at giving FIU art and design students the tools and support needed to turn their ideas into profitable businesses. With funds from a recent $831,000 gift from the Ratcliffe […]

Students, alumni at the core of Villain Theater’s rave reviews

Hidden in a back alley in the heart of Little River – just north of Little Haiti – is an inconspicuous venue,  surrounded by abandoned buildings and easy to miss. If you do happen to walk by and notice a fire-escape staircase that leads to a crimson door, you’ll discover one of the Miami comedy scene’s […]

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; […]