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March

Acting and academics don't usually go hand in hand...

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Dr. Jose Almirall receives the UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Students.

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A host of students recently had a chance to explore pursuing careers...

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Bruce R. McCord, a professor of analytic and forensic chemistry at FIU, is working on research to develop a new way to analyze DNA evidence.

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April

SISH faculty were honored among the FIU Top Scholars recently selected for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.

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FIU physics Ph.D student Idaykis Rodriguez '08 is packing her bags and heading to Lindau, Germany...

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May

Daniel Waschbusch believes no child is a lost cause. The FIU psychologist...

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The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) has awarded William E. Pelham, professor of psychology and director of FIU’s Center for Children and Families, the Distinguished Scientist Award for 2012.

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This week, FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) kicks off its Forensic Science Training Development and Delivery Program, bringing groundbreaking forensic science research to working professionals.

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Autism awareness month has come and gone for 2012, but the need for awareness has not. The struggles for families affected by the disorder remain, and the number of those affected continues to rise.

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June

FIU has been named one of the world’s best new universities, according to Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. One of only nine U.S. universities to make the list, FIU came in at No. 84.

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Forensic researchers at FIU have developed a groundbreaking method...

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Approximately 100 people from FIU and neighboring communities showed up to view Venus crossing the sun...

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July

According to Anthony DeCaprio, director of the Forensic and Analytical Toxicology Facility at FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute...

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Three of FIU’s physics professors – Jorge L. Rodriguez, Pete E.C. Markowitz and Stephan Linn – and their students helped design, build and operate the LHC accelerator...

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August

The new FIU Mastery Math Lab is a high-tech, high-touch approach to improving student performance in Algebra...

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Pamela Pimentel, a graduate student in legal psychology, is one of two FIU students who were awarded a prestigious NSF graduate fellowship.

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In July, the sun emitted its strongest solar flare of the summer...

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September

Drs. Kavallieratos and Miksovska were awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the establishment of a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site on "Sensing, Monitoring and Detection: From Molecules to Applications".

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Drs. Kavallieratos and Miksovska were awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the establishment of a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site on “Sensing, Monitoring and Detection: From Molecules to Applications”.

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FIU launched the STEM Transformation Institute today, a multidisciplinary partnership that will pave the way for student success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Located in room 263 of the Green Library, FIU’s new state-of-the-art Mastery Math Lab opened earlier this month.

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October

Dr. Alex Alonso, an alumnus of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology PhD program from 2003, has received…

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FIU psychology professor Robert Lickliter does research in preterm infant development. It’s important work. Lickliter’s findings have helped hospital neonatal intensive care units introduce modifications, such as chairs for mothers to hold the babies in the unit and tents to minimize direct light exposure.

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Drs. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Angela Laird, Raul Gonzalez and Francisco Fernandez-Lima have joined SISH in the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics and Psychology. Read more...

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FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg was on Capitol Hill this week to detail how the university is changing the game with innovative approaches to STEM education at all levels.

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Aneysis Gonzalez was one of only two Florida students selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Programs (EXROP).

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At the recent FIU Faculty Convocation, faculty from the School of Integrated Science and Humanity were honored during the Awards Ceremony.

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November

FIU’s Project Gateways is already making an impact when it comes to student retention and passing rates. The collaborative project, Opening the Gateway: The High Tech High Touch Initiative, is designed to help students, especially Hispanics, by focusing on issues specific to them.

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The end-of-semester Star Party is here!

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Behavior analyst and former FIU professor Susan M. Schneider launched her new book at the Miami Book Fair International...

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FIU is home to the Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility. Through its nanotechnology research, FIU has established itself as a leader in the detection of cortisol, an important hormone secreted by the adrenal glands.

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December

Physics professor and Women’s Studies Center Director Yesim Darici visited Yale University to evaluate the diversity initiatives of its physics department.

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FIU's Psychology professors and others are available to discuss the Newtown school shooting, for anyone who would like to talk with them.

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Astronomy professor James Webb explained in his TEDxFIU talk that mankind is at a crossroads in space exploration and education, and what happens next may have dire consequences for life on Earth.

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By now, every Mayanist scholar in the world has tried to clarify how the doomsday soothsayers have misunderstood the Maya calendar. At best, the date Dec. 21, 2012, signifies the end of a cycle of 394 years, known as a bak’tun, in Maya culture.

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Three FIU undergraduate students received awards for their research presented at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students....

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In mathematics, it is called a sublime number. In religion, some would argue it is nearly holy. Western music is built around it and architecture pays homage to it. Even nature has an obsession with it.

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Rosenberg’s presentation will feature two STEM initiatives that have had strong SISH involvement: the STEM Transformation Institute and the Mastery Math Lab.

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