"Powerful Partnership for Everglades" is an annual newsletter which highlights the partnership between Florida International University (FIU) and the Everglades Foundation. This partnership aims to encourage students to enter conservation careers and researchers to develop innovative approaches to the interpretation and public dissemination of research.
The Florida Everglades is one of the most unique natural resources in the world, with an abundance of wildlife found nowhere else. SEAS researchers and their efforts in the Everglades were featured in a short documentary on the Fusion Network.
A new book by Director of the FIU CHUE and FIU English professor Michael Patrick Gillespie explores the ways James Joyce wrote about his homeland with conflicting bitterness and affection--a common ambivalence in expatriate authors, whose time in exile tends to shape their creative approach to the world.
South Florida’s butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers. A five-year study by scientists in the FIU Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab has found that exposure to naled, permethrin and dichlorvos — insecticides sprayed loyally for mosquito control — are acutely toxic with some species being more sensitive than others.
In honor of Miami Beach’s centennial anniversary, FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada unveiled a 5’ x 3’ digital painting, “Just below the surface: 1915 (The Founding of Miami Beach),” archival ink on aluminum, at the Miami Beach City Hall late March.
FIU honored Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient (1992), at this year’s Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction. Hosted by the Creative Writing Program and Department of English, the Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by the Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal.
Mike Heithaus has been appointed the dean of FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences. Heithaus, who has served as interim dean since July 2014, replaces Kenneth G. Furton, who was named provost and executive vice president of FIU last year. As the seventh dean of Arts & Sciences, Heithaus will focus on initiatives to improve student success, engage faculty and expand research opportunities. Heithaus is the founding executive director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS).
A two-part show on the effects of sea level rise on Turkey Point nuclear generating station aired on Al Jazeera America featuring FIU’s Pete Harlem Phillip Stoddard.
In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state’s multimillion dollar avocado industry. FIU researchers believe a combination of drones and dogs could be game-changers in the fight to stop a deadly fungus spread by these invasive pests.
Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books, recently visited campus.She met with students in Rhona Trauvitch’s “Major American Authors” class to discuss her book How It Went Down (2014).