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January

Students from Mater Academy Middle School visited International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI), Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) and other biology and chemistry labs at FIU.

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Congratulations to Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima receiving a five year “CAREER: Development of gas-phase, post-ionization structural tools for the study of DNA-protein complexes” educational and research award.

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Sandy Skelaney, director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention helped as part of the Women's Rally's executive planning committee.

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Dr. Raul Gonzalez comments on marijuana and it's use in science.

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The Center for Women's and Gender Studies took part in the largest inaugural protest in US history, the Women's March, on January 21st.

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FIU psychology professor Lindsay Malloy publishes her story on CNN regarding her false positive Zika test while pregnant with her second child.

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Congratulations to Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland for receiving the 2017 International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Award!

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Dr. Matthew DeGennaro is leading the FIU research team within the newly formed Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease.

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Calling all chemistry students! Be sure to check out all the opportunities that are available for you this semester.

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Congratulations to Alexandra Rodzinski, and her mentors, BSI professors Drs. Sakhrat Khizroev, Alexander Agoulnik, and Jeremy Chambers on this milestone accomplishment!

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Legal psychologist Lindsay Malloy discusses her research in FIU News Editors' Picks for favorite stories of 2016!

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February

FIU psychologist Lisa Arango shares the best way to survive and thrive through a transition into parenthood.

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Summer camp programs are open for registration! To learn more about CCF's summer programs, click above.

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Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens Therapeutics, Immunotherapeutics, and Vaccines review panel.

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Psychology professor Jon Comer’s research group cited in the Wall Street Journal.

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The City of Miami Beach is offering yet another round of paid internships for our CASE students! They are committed to providing meaningful, impactful and excellent experiences to their interns.

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This award gives scientists from the College of Arts, Sciences & Education the ability to focus on projects that will halt or reduce the transmission and impact of Zika. The Biomolecular Sciences Institute will receive $1.4M from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health to research the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses, and will be led by Dr. Matthew DeGennaro.

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The Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) has received funding from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health to combat the Zika virus.

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Scholarship alert! It's that time of year, make sure to get your scholarship applications in by the March 1st deadline. To see if you qualify for any SISH scholarship awards, please click on the link above.

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March

Congratulations to Haixiang Yu, student in the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program, for winning the UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Manuscript in STEM.

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IFRI is pleased to announce the first call for abstracts for the 6th Annual IFRI Symposium. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Deadline to submit is April 14th.

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Congratulations to Dr. Reeb-Sutherland on receiving the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Mentorship Award!

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The most common mental disorder suffered by children is ADHD. The Center for Children and Families at FIU is committed to improving the lives of those affected by mental health problems, like ADHD.

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Congratulations to Myrna Soto and all the other FIU Panthers who made the list!

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The Center for Children and Families along with the STEM Transformation Institute were featured in the current issue of FIU Magazine as they explain what preeminent research programs are.

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SISH chemistry alumni Dr. Seth Crapp and I/O psychology alumni David Van Rooy will be honored at the 16th annual Torch Awards Gala on April 1.

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During the 2016's TEDxFIU Dr. Matthew DeGennaro spoke about his research to fight Zika. Click on the link above to watch his talk.

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Nearly 500 mental health professionals from all across the world recently convened in Miami for the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference hosted by the FIU Center for Children and Families

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Dr. William E. Pelham, Jr. has been honored with the 2017 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award!

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Not only is Yesim Darici a scientist, she is also an advocate for women in science. This week, Darici received the In the Company of Women Science & Technology Award for her instrumental role in promoting diversity and new opportunities for women in the STEM fields.

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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 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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April

CCF professor Margaret Sibley is co-author of two studies and was recently interviewed for U.S. News online regarding her research on ADHD.

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Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the Stocker AstroScience Center, including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

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Astrophysicist and director of the Stocker AstroScience Center, Dr. James Webb, recently observed (with a UF colleague) a unique Blazar with the world's largest optical telescope, via the Stocker Center's "Starship" control room.

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A recent article in "IO Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice" ranked IO psychology professor Viswesvaran 13th in the country, as one of the most influential Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, according to textbook citations out of 8,603 authors! Viswesvaran placed ahead of colleagues from several Florida state universities.

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Finance major, Natasha Blanch discovered her passion for teaching while working at a math learning center. Now, she will earn both a degree in her major and a teaching certification.

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Dr. Eaton addressed the corps’ leaders and other officers on the dangers regarding the sharing of non-consensual pornography.

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FIU mathematics faculty Ada Monserrat, recently visited the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia. Click on the link above to read about her trip!

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Congratulations to our SISH alums David Van Rooy and Seth Crapp for being honored at the 16th Annual Torch Awards!

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Congratulations to the FIU Chemistry Club for being recognized at this year's American Chemical Society's national meeting for being an outstanding student chapter!

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FIU physicists Prem Chapagain, Bernard Gerstman and recent Worlds Ahead Graduate Jeevan GC focus on the molecular biophysics of a new class of proteins known as “Transformer” proteins.

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Psychologist Bethany Reeb-Sutherland never lets anything get in the way of helping those who depend on her. Not even cancer.

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After being selected out of 240 applicants, BSI welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Jun Li. To learn more about Dr. Jun Li's research, click the link above.

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May

FIU's Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment are combining analytical techniques to develop new tools that could change how we react to oil spills and other contaminants.

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Claire Scott-Bacon, FIU double major in psychology and criminal justice, graduates with honors.

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Dr. Viswesvaran, FIU psychology professor, was ranked 13th overall for the number of times his works were cited in textbooks that are the mainstays of industrial and organizational psychology courses.

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Professors Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer will lead a nationwide STEM education initiative that will be centered around 16,000 high school teachers recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college.

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Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, FIU researchers Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer are leading a pilot program to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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Roxcy O’Neal Bolton, the founding mother of Florida’s modern feminist movement and a rambunctious, feather-ruffling presence on its civic and political landscape, died Wednesday,May 17, in the city she championed and challenged for almost five decades. She was 90.

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Worlds Ahead biochemistry Ph.D. graduate Jill Beaver has been awarded an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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At the 2017 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima was one of the three Emerging Young Investigators of the American Chemical Society that were highlighted.

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In a study, conducted by FIU post-doctoral researcher Justyna P. Zwolak and alumnus Remy Dou, suggests increasing the interactions among students in introductory science courses may hold the key to increasing the number of STEM graduates.

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Provost Kenneth Furton uses his forensic expertise in scent detection for contemporary art exhibit at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum.

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FIU physicists Prem Chapagain, Bernard Gerstman and recent Worlds Ahead Graduate Jeevan GC focus on the molecular biophysics of a new class of proteins known as “Transformer” proteins.

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This semester SISH is proud to announce our Worlds Ahead Graduates, Alexandra Mosser, Robert Wood, Jeevan GC and Joel Greenup. Congratulations, you are truly, Worlds Ahead!

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Center for Children and Families's Dr. William Pelham discusses how treatment for ADHD is more than just medication.

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June

Dr. Jonathan Comer was appointed president of Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12).

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Check out FIU's Instagram Story to see Cynthia show you all about her physics fellowship at Duke University!

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FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Abuzar Kabir of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education collaborated on research which has led to patents with the potential to revolutionize the multi-billion dollar sample preparation and analytical testing industry.

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Women are underrepresented in philosophy careers, but it has nothing to do with finding jobs at colleges or universities, according to a new study. Hiring mirrors the number of women in the field.

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Physics professor Richard Bone was elected earlier this year as Fellow of the International Carotenoids Society.

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Click the link above to learn more about the position and how to apply.

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Provost Kenneth Furton and chemistry researcher Abuzar Kabir have found a quick and reliable way to test the freshness of the fruit in your grocer’s produce section. The story is also featured on Phys.org.

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Co-inventors Kenneth Furton and Abuzar Kabir sought a way to improve the time- and labor-intensive preparation of samples such as blood, urine, milk and water.

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Ophelia Weeks, an affiliate faculty member of what became the Center for Women's and Gender Studies has been named president of the University of Liberia.

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Congratulations to FIU Center for Children and Families's Melissa Baralt for winning the Bridging the Word Gap Challenge!

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Marcela Jaramillo was awarded the GRFP fellowing and is now sharing her experience as a Hispanic woman in STEM with high school and college students.

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Undergrads from SISH departments and centers win 2017 CASE Student Awards. Click on the link above to see the winners!

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July

The adolescent brain cognitive development study— ABCD, for short — is the largest long-term evaluation of brain development and child health ever to be conducted in the United States.

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We are just weeks away from the solar eclipse. See what our experts have to say!

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SISH's summer 2017 Worlds Ahead graduates are Stephanie Padron and Oswaldo Artiles.

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Matthew Ramos-Paez lands his first job, right here at our FIU, working for the Talent Development Network (TDN) Program.

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By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer with no known cure.

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Dr. Jun Li's research aims to identify additional new proteins and targets them with multiple small molecules to stop malaria transmission.

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FIU has undergone a university-wide effort to rethink how to prepare students to succeed in the modern workforce, one way in particular, by improving how we teach gateway courses for students such as college algebra.

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According to a study from FIU I/O psychologist, Archana Manapragada and Chockalingam Viswesvaran, believe that overqualified employees feel unsatisfied with their jobs.

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Joel Greenup, recent psychology graduate wants to help others who suffer from Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. The same rare neurological disorder he has experienced since he was six.

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Yaou Ren receives a 2017 Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society Student and New Investigator Travel Award.

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FIU researchers present first report documenting Zika’s negative impact on popular Miami district, in particular its effect on local businesses.

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August

CCF's Elisa Trucco published a new study that shows lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence.

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Alejandro Hernandez participated in an intensive program focused on the fundamentals and real-world applications of nuclear science and radiochemistry.

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When students see their science classmates as very interested in the class, they are more likely to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, according to the national study led by FIU professors Zahra Hazari and Geoff Potvin and published recently in Science Advances.

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William E. Pelham, Jr. received the 2017 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award last week during the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

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Two grants totaling more than $3.1 million are helping researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute wage war against Zika and malaria.

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FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity (AWED) is now offering an internship to students enrolled in WST 4940 or WST 5946 U03 (under Gender & Women's Studies). Please click on the link above for the application.

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This summer the NSF awarded a 3-year $650,000 grant to FIU investigator Laura Serbus, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute

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