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A classically trained musician,Evelyn Gaiser recently translated high-frequency lake data to musical compositions in order to better understand and describe environmental changes.

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Rodriguez’s passion for gardening led her to the FIU Garden Club, which is dedicated to teaching students and others about the different methods of growing plants and the basics of gardening. She currently serves as the club’s president.

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Butterflies are nature’s little helpers. They pollinate flowers and keep pests in check. But chemicals, climate change, habitat loss and predators threaten their existence. Throughout the year, FIU experts conduct research on butterflies and engage the community on how to play an active role in their conservation. In honor of National Learn About Butterflies Day, they offer FIU News their insight on butterflies and how to build a butterfly garden.

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Chapman was on his way to Bangkok but stopped in Hong Kong to help establish a monitoring program to determine how many shark species were in the local fin trade. He then set his sights on CITES and was part of a team that successfully pushed for all five species on the agenda to be listed for regulation. This means exporters are now required to have permits to trade them. The monitoring program Chapman developed with local officials in Hong Kong has been key to enforcing these directives.

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FIU and UM host a research symposium in DC; President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress highlighting University priorities; FIU launches cybersecurity course in D.C. Rita Teutonico, associate director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society, met with staff from Senators Bill Nelson and John Thune’s office to discuss legislation on weather research and forecasting.

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It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here—just a handful of the many outstanding faculty and administrators who have passed our way—each contributed her best to the university. They join an impressive list of trailblazers who embraced great challenges, led by example and set the standards that still impact us today.

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Check out this quick video by CNN of astronauts in the world’s only underwater research lab, FIU Aquarius Reef Base. Astronauts live and work underwater to prepare for long-term space missions.

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Ivian Destro Boruchowski and her children are among the nearly 77 percent of people in Miami who speak a language besides English at home. A Ph.D. student in the School of Education and Human Development, she has dedicated her career to helping students improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills in their heritage language — the language learned at home as a child.

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Landscape architecture deals with the planning of public spaces, urban and suburban projects, the management of the green areas in cities, the design of parks and gardens, post-industrial landscaping, as well as the integration of agricultural areas in the territory.“The traveling exhibition wishes to summarize a retrospective of the Swiss landscape “touch” through art and architecture”, explain Maura Bianchi and Ugo Spiazzi, the architects who coordinated the exhibition. -BMIAA

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