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 […]

Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez ’02, MBA ’12 makes a difference

Donor Spotlight Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez ’02, MBA ’12 Associate Director, Research Integrity FIU Office of Research & Economic Development   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU is like a second home to me. My mother enjoyed working here at FIU for 30 years and during her employment, I grew along […]

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 […]

Why Katrin Hussmann Schroll JD ’06 gives back

Donor Spotlight Katrin Hussmann Schroll, JD ’06 Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Maryland Carey School of Law   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU is truly a unique and special place. FIU gives diversity a whole new meaning. The quality and richness of the student body is truly amazing. What […]

When a child stops speaking, researcher helps find their voice

Eleven-year-old Aylani Suazo has not spoken to anyone in school since age 7. Her mother, Aysel, knew there was a problem halfway through the school year when Aylani was in first grade. What seemed like just shyness was affecting her daughter’s progress in school. Aylani went completely silent. It was only about a year ago […]

Men’s soccer defeats Wisconsin, football falters late in home opener

The FIU men’s soccer team played its first home matches of the season over the Labor Day weekend, defeating Wisconsin in their home opener on Sept. 2 and settling for a scoreless draw against Niagara on Sept. 4. Sophomore forward Santiago Patino scored the lone goal for the Panthers in Friday’s win over the Badgers, taking […]

Love story comes full circle in Green Library

Most graduates get flowers or a nice dinner to mark the occasion. But Craig Del Mundo had something even more romantic in mind. Del Mundo, an FIU grad who received his bachelor’s in Information Technology in 2013, wanted to surprise his girlfriend of five years, Danahlyn Tamola – who was set to receive her master’s of […]

CIES moves to FIU, Landorf named executive director

FIU students and faculty will gain direct access to a global network of leading educational scholars and potential collaborators through a new partnership with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The main administrative office for CIES is moving to FIU as part of the university’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives, headed by Hilary Landorf. […]

Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims

In the weeks following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people, the nation has rallied to help families of the victims cope with loss and push for an end to hatred. FIU creative writing alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97, best known for delivering his poem “One Today” at President Barack […]

5 things to know about toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck. Discharge from Lake Okeechobee is to blame for the toxic blooms that are ruining aquatic environments, devastating businesses and potentially causing health problems for the people and animals who come in contact with […]