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Poetry as News: Course with Richard Blanco

05/19/2017

This Fall, students will have the opportunity to enroll in the course, Poetry as News, with Richard Blanco '97, FIU Creative Writing MFA alumnus. Blanco is best known for serving as the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet. In this course, students will survey a range of contemporary poets concerned with socio-political matters and will discuss how their poems serve as real "news". Poems will be created to in order to make poetry out of news and news out of poetry...

Your summer reading list, as written by FIU faculty

05/17/2017

Looking for a bit of light reading this summer? Need some advice on homeschooling your child? Or maybe you’re ready to delve into the intricacies of extragalactic astrophysics? Whatever your fancy, Barnes & Noble @ FIU has the perfect book – written by a member of the university’s diverse faculty – for you.

Why frogs need saving

04/28/2017

On April 29, the world’s frogs are celebrated on Save The Frogs Day. But throughout the year, FIU researchers go into the far corners of the planet to study and protect frogs in their natural environments and commercially managed areas. With more than 30 percent of species at risk of extinction, they are trying to predict how frogs will respond to disturbances and find new ways to help them survive.

Upcoming Events

The science behind Everglades Restoration & sea level rise

05/30/2017 04:00 PM

To build a resilient South Florida, Everglades restoration efforts must address the challenges of sea level rise. Scientists from the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program (FCE LTER) have spent decades understanding some of the most critical elements of this valuable ecosystem. Join us for a general discussion where panelists will cover the science behind Everglades restoration and sea level rise.

Opportunities

Science Communications Workshops

05/23/2017

COMPASS is holding 90-minute virtual message box workshops at three separate times in the next month. This is a way to get a quick introduction to some message refinement and science communication tools and to connect with other scientists interested in effective communication and engagement. Space is limited.

Educational Consultant Needed, Sustainable Grenadines

05/23/2017

Sustainable Grenadines Inc (SusGren) is a bi-national NGO that is empowering the people of the Grenadines to develop a prosperous and sustainable blue economy. Toward this goal, the SusGren Junior Ranger Program aims to train and inspire the next generation of environmental professionals in the Grenadines. SusGren is currently seeking a consultant to develop a curriculum for the Sustainable Grenadines Inc. Junior Ranger Program. Please review the attached terms of reference for more details.

Internship Opportunity-University of West Indies

05/23/2017

The Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML) is a facility of the University of the West Indies (under the direction of the Centre for Marine Sciences) dedicated to supporting research and the teaching of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, hydrology and geography.