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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alexandria Pipitone, an English/marketing double major, spent the summer interning at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.

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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.

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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.

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Two separate papers published this month in Nature analyze plant form and function on a global scale. Christopher Baraloto, director of the FIU International Center for Tropical Botany, co-authored the studies and is one of only a small group of researchers who contributed to both.

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FIU biology student Luke Linhoff is on a mission to save the endangered Wyoming toad. The toad is no longer found naturally in the wild, and only about 500 remain in captivity in Wyoming, the only state in which they are known to reside.

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