FIU mourns the loss of Jeffrey I. Knapp

In honor of Jeffrey Knapp's unique spirit and his many contributions to FIU, the university community will hold a celebration of his life on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the GC ballrooms at 2:00pm.

Meet FIU's Fulbright Scholars
Three Florida International University professors have received Fulbright Scholar grants to teach and conduct research overseas this year, and a professor from Maharan Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology in India served as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at the university ...

College of Nursing & Health Sciences addresses nursing faculty shortage 
The shortage of nursing faculty in the United States is a critical problem that directly affects the nation’s shortage of professional nurses. According to the Florida Center for Nursing, 44 percent of qualified applicants to Florida nursing schools were unable to enroll in the 2007-08 academic year ...

Social Work student honored for foster youth leadership
In December 2009, Julia Villamizar, an undergraduate student at FIU’s School of Social Work, was honored for her pioneering work on behalf of foster children with the Youth Advocate Award at the Florida Children’s First  2009 Miami-Dade Children’s Advocacy Reception. Villamizar told us her inspiring story ...


Save the date: The Life of the Mind explored by Kwame Appiah
The Office of the Provost is pleased to invite the university community to continue to explore the topic: The Life of the Mind. World renowned scholar Kwame A. Appiah, Ph.D., the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 intellectuals, will join us for a lecture and panel discussion on Monday, April 12, 2010, 3:30-5:30pm, RDB 1100. Background information on our keynote speaker is online at  http://www.appiah.net/More information concerning the event will be announced soon. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost at x2151. 

February/March 2010

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