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Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) removes surgeonfish from Florida waters, putting a stop to this invasive Indo-Pacific species and protecting our ecosystem.

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More than 6,000 years old, the 16-acre preserve at the MMC has never been more alive. Boasting about 10,000 visitors a year, it is home to more than 450 plant and animal species, including many that are endangered. It serves as a living laboratory for FIU courses, as well as an outdoor classroom/park for local residents.

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John Dufresne, professor at FIU's Creative Writing MFA program, is the author of five novels, two of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year, two short story collections and two books on writing and creativity. In his 2014 TEDxFIU talk, Dufresne takes you on a journey inside a writer’s mind and shows you his approach to creating a story.

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Yonanas, invented by FIU College of Arts & Sciences alumni Brian and Eileen Machovina, has been named the holiday gift for the healthy eater on everyone's shopping list by the Miami Herald.

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Students from David Lawrence K-8 Center learned about exotic invasive species and local ecosystems through SEAS' "Discover Our Backyard" Program.

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FIU graduate student Annik Adey-Babinski has been recognized with publication in Best New Poets 2014 for her poem "Wash Bucket".

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Jennifer Rehage, associate professor at SERC at FIU, announced the launch of a comprehensive, three-year study to examine in fine detail what’s going on with the Keys bonefish population, particularly in Florida Bay.

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Using two separate grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has been working to encourage the completion of degrees in the sciences.

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Critically acclaimed author and FIU alumnus Anthony Gagliano (MFA '02) was hard at work finishing The Emepror's Club when he died unexpectedly in 2011. Les Standiford, Director of the Creative Writing Program at FIU, and Dan Wakefield completed Gagliano's unfinished manuscript in his memory.

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Scientists from Florida International University’s Southeast Environmental Research Center led by assistnat professor Len Scinto conduct research on tree islands in the Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA).

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