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February 2017

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus. The projects seek to undermine the transmission and impact of the disease using a variety of methods. <Read>


FIU Online offers student-centered, customized classes 

Recently, FIU Online partnered with Realizeit, a company that provides adaptive learning software. Considered by many the next step of online learning, adaptive learning is a method that uses technology to create an environment where students can learn at their own pace and have course content customized for them. <Read>


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Defeating bias through education  

The Dean of Students office is encouraging students to use their differences to create a stronger FIU community with its new Bias Education and Response Team. Having an effective mechanism for addressing concerns of prejudice and creating a safe space where students can comfortably share their stories is a priority at the university. < Read>
On Your Radar
Salary Negotiation
On Friday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 23, Career Talent and Development will host a workshop to provide your student with the necessary skills to negotiate salary, research the market and position themselves in the current job market.

FIU Relay for Life 
On Friday, Feb. 24, FIU will host its unique fundraiser and overnight celebration of life. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and is open to the community. <More>

Bayview Student Living
Bayview Student Living, FIU’s newest on-campus student housing, is now leasing for Fall 2017. The luxury building boasts studio, 2 and 4-bedroom furnished apartments with modern style and sophistication. <More>

2017-2018 FAFSA Reminder 
Starting this month the incoming class will be awarded their 2017-2018 Financial Aid in the order their application is received and verified. You and your student can already complete the NEW Financial Aid application and it is required to report earlier income information. You must report 2015 income information, rather than 2016 income information. <More>

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