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This November, FIU scientists will board Aquarius to conduct the first experiment to date to quantify how sharks affect the behavior of coral reef fishes. In conjunction with the mission, FIU is launching the Teacher Under the Sea Initiative. We are soliciting applications from K-12 teachers around the world to become mission outreach specialists for the November mission.

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The annual Alumni Reading honors recent graduates of the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts program at Florida International University as well as alumnae from the program who have recently published books. Books & Books is proud of the program's quarter-century of excellence in publishing by students, graduates, and faculty members alike.

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This year at TEDxFIU, eight talks will inspire the audience to always move forward – innovating and giving. Southeast Environmental Research Center Director Todd Crowl has been selected as one of the speakers on November 5.

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With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere.

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Ten projects to improve the health of the Gulf and fortify its ecosystems has been funded by the U.S. Treasury Department from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties. FIU's Dr. Kevin Boswell will be carrying out a study on informing fishery-independent reef fish surveys through advanced survey techniques.

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Micheal Heithaus, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Brian Schriner, Dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts were part of an academic panel on WLRN's radio show Topical Currents. The panel discussed higher education and the acronym of “STEM”: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Educators want to broaden not only the STEM acronym, but the performance of students and researchers to include the Arts, particularly writing.

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Tropical forests in the Andes Mountains are changing in the face of climate change. A new study published in PNAS reveals the number of highland tree species is decreasing as a result of lowland tree species moving upslope along South America’s longest mountain chain in response to rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

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To conserve the planet’s ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to FIU researchers, Brian Machovina and Kenneth J. Feeley.

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Alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97 will take to the steps of the United States embassy in Havana Aug. 14 as the American flag is raised in Cuba for the first time in more than 54 years.

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In The Prince of Los Cocuyos, presidential inaugural poet and two-time FIU alumnus Richard Blanco poignantly shares his story as a kid born in Spain to a family of Cuban exiles who then immigrated to New York and ended up in Miami

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