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FIU responds to Gulf oil crisis
FIU scientists, environmentalists and scholars are mobilizing to help officials face major challenges and minimize the spill’s impact on rich, diverse habitats where many imperiled birds and animals live.The university is planning a multi-pronged response to the oil spill, including a public education initiative. [...]

Veterans achieve success at FIU
It wasn’t easy for Corey Robinson to make the transition from combat to the classroom. The 25-year old senior served in Iraq and Afghanistan and completed his service in the Army in 2006. When he returned to school at FIU, the challenges he faced were daunting [...]

FIU continues its commitments to help with Haiti's reconstruction
The Haiti Relief Task Force has spearheaded efforts that have included several teach-ins by university experts on natural disasters and Haiti; a day of memorial events organized by our students; special counseling and advising support for students experiencing direct impact; and training sessions for volunteers who want to assist Haitians applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The university also mobilized more than 200 Creole speaking interpreters 

FIU physics student earns Jefferson Lab research fellowship

FIU physics doctoral student Carlos Granados has received a Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Student Fellowship. This prestigious award recognizes graduate physics students who have a record of accomplishment in physics and whose research will have a high impact in the physics program at Jefferson [...]

Innovative GIS technology transforms instruction and research 
Academic disciplines across FIU are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies to better manage, develop, and explore information and make it more accessible and visually appealing. These innovative technologies are transforming instruction and research at the university and increasing community engagement [...]

FIU history professor honored with Rachel Carson Fellowship
Sherry Johnson, associate professor in the Department of History, was recently honored with a fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Studies in Munich Germany. Professor Johnson is researching historical climate change in the 18th century, examining how weather events caused a shift in political and economic patterns in the Hispanic Caribbean region between 1750 and 1804 [...]

May 2010

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