FIU News editors’ picks include SISH stories as favorites of 2015

As FIU celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, 2015 proved to be an amazing year for the university – from an immigration town hall featuring President Barack Obama to groundbreaking research initiatives to our athletic teams bringing home conference championships.

Before we look ahead to 2016, we want to take one last look back and share some of our favorite stories of the past year. We’ve compiled them below and hope you enjoy.

Happy New Year, Panthers!

Canines trained to detect disease in avocados


Biologist DeEtta Mills along with Provost — and chemist — Kenneth G. Furton are leading a unique detection program that deploys specially trained canines to detect a deadly disease in historic avocado trees. Read more >>

What makes a math person?


You’re either a math person or you’re not – at least that’s what we’ve always heard. But a National Science Foundation-funded research conducted by Professor Zahra Hazari shows that’s not really the case. Read more >>

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