Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) Director, Todd Crowl, is a co-founder of FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center as well as founder and inaugural director of the Institute of Water & Environment. He was part of the annual TEDxFIU where he spoke about sea level rise and climate change.
FIU presented “Zika Watch: What South Florida Needs to Know” The teach-in features several FIU experts across the sciences, medicine, public health and hospitality.The panelists discuss the biology of mosquitoes, transmission of Zika, trends in mosquito-borne illness, medical implications, travel concerns and more.
The I-CAVE, short for Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment, is a new facility composed of five 9-by-5 foot, high-resolution screens arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Visitors are given goggles and a remote control to navigate a virtual world. The first project to be featured is Shakespeare’s London circa 1598, which will kickoff a series of campus events celebrating the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare presented
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg has been named chair of a National Academies’ committee to develop benchmark and tracking tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Every two weeks, another language goes extinct. “It is estimated that within 100 years, the world could lose well over half of its current 6,000 languages,” said Phillip M. Carter, a linguistics professor in FIU’s Department of English. Carter is the author of Languages in the World: How History, Culture and Politics Shape Language, a newly published book that examines the world’s shrinking pool of languages.
On Feb. 2, the FIU Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will open its doors to William Shakespeare’s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit featuring a first edition of Shakespeare’s works. The rare book is considered to be one of the most significant in the English language.
Join us for the 2016 Glaser Distinuguished Smeinar Speaker Series featuring Dr. James Elser from Arizona State University. Dr. Elser tests the theory of biological stoichiometry (the balance of elements in nature), spanning scales from organisms to ecosystems.
Alexandria Pipitone, an English/marketing double major, spent the summer interning at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
FIU biology student Sean Charles is examining how mangroves in the Florida Everglades are impacting the ecosystem around them as they gradually move inland from saltwater to freshwater communities.
Mustafa Kamal Sikder wants more people to engage in Everglades restoration efforts. The FIU environmental studies student is examining Floridians’ opinions on the various benefits they currently enjoy from the River of Grass.