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College of Medicine Professor Conducts Groundbreaking Neuro-AIDS Research
Madhavan Nair, chair and associate dean of the Department of Immunology at FIU College of Medicine, and his research  group are conducting groundbreaking research that may lead to more effective treatment and new hope in the battle against Neuro-AIDS  [...]

Taskforce on the Recruitment of Students of African Descent appointed
Provost Wartzok has established a taskforce on the recruitment of students of African descent. As stated in the 2010 University Work Plan, the University has set a goal to increase the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to black students. Vice President Rosa Jones will chair the task force. A list of all members appointed to serve on this task force is posted here

Athletic Training Students Land Summer Internships with Professional Sports Teams
Chris Olson, a master’s student in FIU’s Athletic Training Education Program at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, just completed a one-month summer internship with the Texas Rangers Major League baseball team in the Dominican Republic. “It was an amazing experience,” he said. “I can’t put into words how awesome it was.” [

College of Law helps improve diversity in legal profession

 At a time when minority law student numbers are declining, FIU College of Law has launched an innovative pipeline program that aims to provide further access and opportunity to minority and other traditionally underrepresented students in the field of law. Partnering with the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, the College of Law launched Project Access, a unique mentorship program [...]

FIU selected to nominate Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships
Florida International University has been selected to join an elite group of only 47 U.S. universities to act as nominating institutions for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Other nominating institutions of higher education include Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Duke, and the University of Michigan. FIU was chosen from a pool of 159 applicants [

Faculty Convocation events 2010 - save the date!
The annual Faculty Convocation events are scheduled for the week of October 4th. The campus community is invited to join any of the events to celebrate faculty achievements. Please save the date:

Wed., October 6th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Faculty Concert and Reception (WPAC and Frost Art Museum)

Thur., October 7th, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Convocation Awards Ceremony (WPAC)

Fri., October 8th, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Convocation Luncheon and Panel Discussion (GC Ballrooms)

June 2010

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