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Research to expand knowledge of fish populations in a post-oil spill gulf


The marine scientist Kevin Boswell was recently awarded a grant by the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program to study deep reef fish communities impacted by the oil spill. He was one of 10 researchers from across the state selected to help improve the health of the Gulf of Mexico and fortify its ecosystems through his research.

Arts & Sciences Dean Testifies Before House Subcommittee


Mike Heithaus, dean of FIU's College of Arts & Sciences, testified before the House Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research. The hearing, titled "Research Innovations from Our Nation's Agricultural Colleges and Universities", was held on Tuesday, September 29 in Washington, D.C.

Recent graduate Ashley Jones named outstanding emerging writer


FIU Master of Fine Arts alumna Ashley Jones MFA ‘15 has been recognized as one of the country’s outstanding, emerging women writers. She is among six writers selected to receive a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

Upcoming Events

Writers on the Bay Reading Series: Karen Salyer McElmurray

10/08/2015 08:00 PM

Join the FIU Creative Writing Program, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, and The Betsy Hotel for the next Writers on the Bay Reading featuring Karen Salyer McElmurray, author of Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey.

The FIU Department of Earth and Environment Seminar “Diamonds, Plants, Agro-Mining & Remediation”

10/09/2015 03:00 PM

Speaker Dr Stephen Haggerty, Distinguished Research Professor, Earth and Environment, Florida International University will talk about his rare discovery by that could radically change diamond prospecting worldwide.

Ocean Life Series Lecture “The Trouble with Exotic Mangroves”

10/09/2015 06:00 PM

Join Dennis J. Gairdina as he discusses the ongoing efforts of ECISMA, Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area to eradicate two exotic mangroves in Miami-Dade County and why partners of ECISMA feel that many if not most of the mangrove species from the Eastern Hemisphere, including Australia and Oceania should be presumed guilty until proven innocent.


Fullbright English Teaching Assistantship


The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.

Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards


If you write short stories, don’t miss your chance to compete in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. There’s sure to be a category created just for you, Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Science-Fiction, and Young Adult. Choose your favorite genre(s) and enter your best in 4,000 words or less. Education Scholarship


The use of digital textbooks is on the rise. Many universities or colleges are offering them or students are choosing e-books as an alternative on their own. Although some people prefer the romance of hardcopy textbooks, it is questionable whether digital or hardcopy textbooks are more eco-friendly. Write a 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience answering: Which is more environmentally responsible, digital or print textbooks?