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Phillip M. Carter wrote an op-ed was for the Miami Herald Thurs., July 28. Phillip M. Carter is a professor of linguistics in the FIU Department of English. Carter has conducted research on bilingualism and Hispanic-English dialects in the United States, particularly in Texas, North Carolina and Florida.

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and FIU have established a new partnership that will serve FIU students as well as citizens of Collier County and surrounding areas.

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Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these savory critters. FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom offers insight on one of the state’s most iconic and economically lucrative marine animals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FIU has teamed up with Broward College to share space and open doors to ever-greater numbers of students. Working side-by-side in a shiny office building, the college and university are serving young people at an outpost located off Interstate 75 in Broward County, about 30 miles north of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the world’s oceans, according to researchers.This insight on ocean health and more was shared at the “Coral Reefs, Ocean Biodiversity and Climate Change” conference earlier this month featuring FIU marine scientists Jeremy Kiszka and Mike Heithaus.

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As part of the DEEPEND Consortium, FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom and Kevin Boswell are working alongside more than 60 researchers from 16 institutions to understand the Gulf of Mexico and the impacts of the oil spill on the Gulf.

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A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast, damaging aquatic environments, impacting businesses and potentially causing health problems for the people and animals that come into contact with it. Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.

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