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Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans


Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. The FIU biologist is the first scientist in the world to create a mutant mosquito — a feat he achieved in 2010 as a researcher at Rockefeller University in New York.

Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson


Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet and powerful. Perhaps that is why one of the world’s most endangered birds prefers a Dyson.

Mandela Fellows host awareness campaign at FIU


A commemorative event at FIU marking International Mandela Day was hosted by a group of visiting scholars and professionals from across Africa. The event—held in the Graham Center Pit on July 18, Mandela’s birthday—aimed to raise awareness about the former South African president’s impact on the world and about the diversity of African cultures.

Upcoming Events

Creative Journaling: Writing for deeper awareness

08/05/2016 07:00 PM

This 3 hour workshop introduces the power of journaling for emotional balance and self growth, offering techniques and tools to expand our relationship with the written word as a path to healing and discovering who we are and what we believe.

And Justice for All: Celebration of poet Donald Justice

08/20/2016 10:00 PM

Join O, Miami as we celebrate the life and work of Miami poet Donald Justice (1925-2004). The two-day celebration includes a series of fun and free events designed to re-introduce Justice to his hometown.


08/27/2016 09:00 AM

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years.


SEAS Fall 2016 Courses


Still not decided on what classes to take for the Fall 2016 semester? We compiled a list of courses offered by the SEAS departments and programs to help you choose. Check back for updates.

Flora and Fauna of the Florida Keys Course


MERC is proud to offer a continuing education course on flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. This ten-week class will provide an introduction to the unique flora and fauna of the Florida Keys and will feature guided field trips through natural communities of the area.

NSF Graduate Fellowships


The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a National Science Foundation-wide program that provides Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.