Cancer Wars: Alumna and students tackle science, policy in new Honors College course

—By Lianna Farnesi ’18 This fall, 20 students from FIU’s Honors College and one influential alumna are charting a new course for education at FIU in Washington, D.C. The Cancer Wars is a year-long class — taught virtually by Kate Houghton ’06, CEO of Critical Mass, the Young Adult Cancer Alliance — which will bridge policy, politics, history and […]

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 […]

Join FIU in Washington, DC for the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Every Presidential Inauguration provides the FIU community an opportunity to commemorate history and analyze the potential impact of the new presidency on our country. While planning is still underway, we wanted to take this opportunity to share a preliminary schedule of events being planned with our alumni around the country. Feel free to share with […]

Florida State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez named to National Assessment Governing Board

Florida state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced today. Five other Board members — four of them reappointees — were announced as well, with their terms beginning Oct. 1, 2016. Nuñez, who was elected into Florida’s House […]

Green School grad completes online archive of Haitian history

Adam Silvia MA ’09 starts work this week at the Library of Congress in D.C. Five years spent archiving centuries of Haitian history may have helped with his application.Just a day after he graduated from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs with a Ph.D. in history, Adam Silvia MA ‘09 started a […]

Historic week in Washington: FIU in DC Opens, Critical funds raised for Student Internship

From June 6-10, FIU inaugurated its dynamic new hub in the nation’s capital with a series of thematic panels and receptions with alumni, friends and federal partners. Thanks to two very special donors, over $65,000 were committed for student internship stipends while University leadership visited the White House and signed an employment agreement with the […]

FIU to launch D.C. hub and Make A Difference for students, alumni, partners

FIU has announced the opening of a dynamic new hub for alumni, faculty and students in our nation’s capital, and a reinvigorated approach to the university’s initiatives in Washington, D.C. On the week of June 6-10, FIU will open the doors to its new hub just a few short blocks from Union Station and Capitol […]

Program connects students with thought leaders in Miami, D.C.

FIU kicked off the first year of the Capital Leadership Experience program this March with a cohort of students versed in a range of fields — from STEM education to global communications to policy-making. The program offers participants hands-on leadership, research and professional development experience in both Miami and Washington, D.C. The inaugural group includes both undergraduate […]

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute honors FIU on its 50th Anniversary

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will honor Florida International University on May 13th at its Annual Gala & Leadership Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year, CHLI is celebrating its commitment to Latino youth and honoring exceptional leaders and institutions that have been involved with CHLI in the past and have […]

Defining FIU’s federal priorities

Several snowfalls didn’t stop FIU Panthers this week in the capital city as President Mark B. Rosenberg and advocates presented the university’s priorities to Congress and celebrated 50 years of federal partnerships this week. President Rosenberg meets with Florida delegation Graduate Medical Education (GME) This past Tuesday, March 3, President Mark B. Rosenberg traveled to Capitol Hill to present FIU’s federal priorities to the Florida […]