Law alumnus Desmond Meade recognized among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

For College of Law alumnus Desmond Meade JD ’14, life is all about compassion, love and giving people a shot at redemption. It’s what guides him as an advocate and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). For his work, Meade has been named one of TIME magazine’s 2019 “100 Most Influential People.” He is counted among the […]

FIU Magazine VIP: Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80

–For FIU Magazine Vivian Zumot Dimond ’80 • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, 1980 • Managing broker and principal, Brown Harris Stevens • 2018 Torch Award honoree Q: You have been described as a trailblazer, an innovator and a risk taker. Who and what are your influences? A: I am flattered by that description. I […]

Coming in 2021: A new home for FIU Alumni

The FIU Alumni Association is making a big move in 2021! On March 28, 2019, the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership that will establish a combined alumni and conference center and hotel on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The facility, set to open in 2021 following an official groundbreaking in the end […]

Green School alumna pens op-ed for Medium.com: ‘Tackling cancer in the classroom’

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Green School alumna Kate Yglesias Houghton ’06 discusses teaching an undergraduate course with the FIU Honors College called The Cancer Wars, a year-long class that bridges policy, politics, history and solutions along with […]

Theatre alumni take Shakespeare to South Florida high schools

–By Ivan Lopez for FIU News A group of FIU Theatre alumni wrapped up a high school touring production of AKA Hamlet, a 50-minute modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The tour visited 17 South Florida schools. The tour was produced by GableStage in association with What If Works, Inc., a local theatre company committed to championing the […]

Alumna’s work bridging art and immigration law featured in ELLE magazine

Artist and alumna Carolina Rubio-MacWright ’03 is a graduate of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts who went on to become a lawyer specializing in immigration law. Her work in Brooklyn, NY, which bridges her two passions, was featured in ELLE magazine on March 12, 2019: At a Brooklyn Pottery Class, Immigrant Women […]

U.S. News & World Report just released graduate program rankings! Is yours one of them?

Graduate programs in six FIU colleges are ranked among the top 50 in public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings announced yesterday. Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, College of Business, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Steven J. Green School of International & […]

Panther Alumni Week returns for sixth year to connect students, alumni

In February, hundreds of FIU alumni flooded campus or checked in online to meet with current students and impart their knowledge on life and the world of work. The annual convocation, known as Panther Alumni Week (PAW), is a meeting-of-the-minds during which students have the chance to make meaningful connections with alumni who have gone […]

University launches Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU with community celebration

A little rain didn’t stop FIU in its pursuit of the Next Horizon! On Saturday, Jan. 26, the FIU Foundation, Inc. hosted a community-wide celebration in the Graham Center to commemorate the public launch of Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU. With a goal to raise $750 million, this landmark campaign is the university’s largest […]