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Alumnae could win Miami-Dade’s Teacher, Rookie Teacher of the Year awards


Three FIU alumnae are finalists for this year’s two top teaching prizes in Miami-Dade County. The winners will be announced Thursday, Jan. 26. Laura Ortiz, a social studies teacher at Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College, is one of four finalists vying for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year Award.

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change


When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park and it’s in the billions. Based on a scientific cost estimate, the stored carbon is worth between $2 billion and $3.4 billion, the researchers found.

Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season


Decorating for the holidays? Need a host gift for a party? Consider giving back to FIU at the same time by purchasing a poinsettia grown by agroecology students!

Upcoming Events

Ocean Life Series: Progress in Revealing the Tree of Life

01/20/2017 06:00 PM

The last 20-30 years have seen unprecedented progress in our understanding of the diversity and relationships of life on Earth. In particular, the flood of DNA sequence data and whole genome data have provided remarkable insights and revealed many unsuspected relationships. In this presentation, Dr. Collins will explore the current state of knowledge concerning the tree of life.

Ashley M. Jones Author Event - Magic City Gospel

01/20/2017 08:00 PM

Magic City Gospel is a love song to Birmingham, the Magic City of the South. In traditional forms and free verse poems, 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award-winner Ashley M. Jones takes readers on a historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through her life and the life of her home state.

Batchelor Environmental Center Restoration Workday At FIU BBC

01/21/2017 10:00 AM

Join MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) as we remove invasive vegetation from our new Batchelor Environmental Center restoration site, on the banks of the Oleta River in North Miami, to begin restoring the land to a native mangrove forest. The invasive vegetation consists primarily of Burma reed, Australian pine, and Brazilian pepper. All tools and gloves will be provided.


Latino Heritage Internship Program The National Park Service


The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is now accepting applications for its 2017 projects. Join this unique program and work at some of the country’s most spectacular parks, side-by-side with historians, interpreters, biologists, and other staff.

NIGM RISE Program at FIU


The FIU NIGMS RISE Program provides graduate and undergraduate students compensation for a yearlong work obligation in a laboratory conducting biomedical research.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan


The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment is to diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented groups.