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January

FIU mathematics professor Ada Monserrat frequently travels on semester breaks pursuing unique experiences. Below is her story about a meeting earlier this month with Anne Frank’s childhood friend.

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The top school on the list is Florida International University in Florida where of the 672 first major engineering degrees issued, 375 were issued to Hispanics in 2014.

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FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg has been named chair of a National Academies’ committee to develop benchmark and tracking tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

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The College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education are integrating to form the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU.

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Nuclear Research Fellowships and Scholarships for Undergraduate students (National Research Scholarships) and Graduate Students (National Research Fellowships) are now available.

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The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is looking for Undergraduate STEM students in either their Junior or Senior year who plan to pursue a PhD upon graduation.

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This is the third call for the submission of titles for talks at "Fishschrift — Applied Cognition and the Cognitive Interview: A conference in honor of Dr. Ron Fisher” to be held at the Kovens Conference Center on the BBC campus of Florida International University on May 19 - May 20, 2016.

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Dr. Jon Comer spoke about the effects of news exposure to children and the Boston Marathon bombing.

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A study which found that some kids with ADHD benefit by listening to music while doing their homework was recently cited in Psychology Today.

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Geoff Potvin, a researcher at Florida International University, measured the effect of a handful of common interventions on students' interest in physics.

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Dr. Soto received the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. He was also selected as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.

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February

Walter Van Hamme, FIU astrophysicist and interim executive director of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity, offers insight into the elusive gravitational waves.

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Dr. William E. Pelham helped lead a new study about treatment options for children with attention-deficit problems, which was featured in the New York Times.

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According to some schools of thought, the solutions to these and other concerns may be a question of mind over matter. With the support of The Ware Foundation, researchers at FIU-BRIDGE are pursuing this question in regard to yoga.

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FIU psychologist Lisa Arango believes a way to beat the odds is to build a strong, satisfying and meaningful relationship with your partner. She provides some tips on how to prevent relationship disasters.

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To view STEMposium 2016 photos click on the headline above.

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Dr. Erica Musser's research on ADHD was featured in The Washington Post.

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There's no need to panic about the Zika virus experts told concerned South Florida residents at a panel discussion last Wednesday at FIU.

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Dr. Bernard S. Gerstman, Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics and Physics Department Chair at Florida International University has just published a book entitled "Research on the Physics of Cancer: A Global Perspective."

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As people across the United States express outrage over the interrogation methods used to question Steven Avery’s intellectually disabled nephew Brendan Dassey in the the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” Malloy reminds readers not to forget the countless numbers of children who face interrogations every day.

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Interested faculty members teaching physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics courses can apply. February 15th is the target date to submit your application. Click above to read more.

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March

Remy Dou teaches in the FIUTeach program, a secondary STEM teacher preparation initiative under the STEM Transformation Institute which has reshaped the way science courses are taught throughout the university.

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March is Women's History Month and this year, Gayle Bainbridge, a donor and longtime supporter of FIU's women's studies program, has been honored by the Women's History Coalition with a Women of Impact award. A story will run on Easter Sunday in the Miami Herald's Tropical section.

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Dr. Lindsay Malloy was nominated by her students and has won the 2016 UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Mentorship.

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Dr. Maria Jose Miguez's research on HIV and smokers was featured in a First World Pharma article.

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The fifth annual Forensic Science Symposium kicked off Tuesday, March 15, by welcoming nearly 100 Miami-Dade County students as part of the first High School Student Forensic Academy at FIU.

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FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is hosting its annual forensic science symposium Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, in Room 100 of the Green Library at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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Congratulations to Shayna Sandhaus and Pamela Garcia both doctoral students in Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh's research lab for landing this award.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration regional laboratory, Miami-Dade Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and IFRI faculty will be speaking to high school students from Miami-Dade Public Schools.

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Yesim Darici, director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies was presented with this prestigious award at the 2016 Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony.

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People are capable of learning so much, yet how we learn is a mystery.

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Amid the controversy surrounding the lack of color among 2016 Academy Award nominees, “Orange is the New Black” actress Selenis Leyva delivered an empowering speech to FIU students about her struggle to become a successful Afro-Latina actress in the United States.

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April

Individual faculty members from across the university who have earned certain positions or accolades for their research and creative activities over the course of the past year, are honored and invited for a cocktail and a chat with the President and Provost and each of their respective Deans.

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Beginning June 20, the Center for Children and Families will host its nationally acclaimed Summer Treatment Program (STP), open to children ages 4-12 who have been diagnosed with ADHD or who have emotional, behavioral or learning challenges.

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Congratulations to this year's School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) undergraduate student scholarship awardees from Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, and Women's and Gender Studies.

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A team of researchers, including FIU legal psychologist Nadja Schreiber Compo, are the first to study blind interviewing through observation, a technique contrary to what is recommended by the National Institute of Justice.

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May

Considering the reality, the FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies has launched an initiative to advance solutions to prevent violence against women. The International Women, Gender and Violence Initiative is focused on prevention and education of the issues related to violence locally, nationally and globally.

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Psychology professor Erica Musser's research story was featured on the cover of CHADD's Attention magazine for April 2016.

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Led by FIU psychologist Michelle Hospital and supported by funding from the Ware Foundation, the project is developing effective Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy interventions to increase self-confidence, improve interpersonal relations and reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms among foster youth ages 10 to 17.

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Seventy students sit in small groups, each at a table with a portable computer monitor and dry-erase board at the ready. After listening to their professor explain how to use conditional statements in computer programming, a number of students scurry to the dry-erase boards and take a stab at writing their own, others huddle together to produce examples in a team, while still others confer with a peer learning assistant who reviews their work and offers advice.

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The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary this year with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community, including our own SISH alumni, Stacey J. Oddman, M.D. ’94, Former Chief of Family Medicine, Holy Cross Hospital.

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FIU faculty are collaborating across the disciplines on projects related to neuroscience and, specifically, the brain. In addition to the projects featured here, the following hold great promise, and most have attracted funding from national science foundations and public agencies.

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Jeremy Pettit, professor of psychology and psychiatry at FIU, shares some warning signs parents should look out for if they believe their child or adolescent may be at risk for suicide.

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Worlds Ahead means going beyond what is expected, taking the opportunity you are given and doing something great with it. Read more about our SISH graduates!

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FIU scientists from across the disciplines have dedicated their careers to studying mental processes in the healthy and the diseased human brain. They study brain activity, including language, cognition, emotion, action, sensory perception and mental health, while working to develop new technologies in cognitive neuroimaging.

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FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) was honored with the Life Sciences & Healthcare Award at the 14th Annual Beacon Council Awards May 4, at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

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Kendra J. Adams competes and wins second place at the 2016 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium.

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Dr. Pelham and his team at CCF studied children with ADHD who were treated first with medication then with behavioral therapy. He compared them with children with ADHD who started first with behavioral therapy, then were treated with ADHD drugs, if needed.

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BSI members research paper was recently accepted by the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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Angelo E. Andres wins first place poster presentation at the 11th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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June

Art and science come together at FIU in "Neural Networks," the third installment of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science Curious Vault Collaboration series.

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Erica Musser, looked at why some children tend to lose a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in their teenage years while it persists in others and were surprised to find that high levels of harsh, negative statements during interviews with researchers appeared to be associated with the continuance of ADHD symptoms.

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The amount is FIU’s latest award for excellence or improvement on the metrics put forward in 2014 by the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida. The Governor and Legislature codified the Board’s metrics into law in 2016 and directed $500 million toward the model, including a $225 million state investment that universities matched with $275 million.

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Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with large-scale traumatic events. All, large-scale traumatic events — some man-made, others the result of Mother Nature’s wrath, the rest orchestrated by terror or hate. All, unforgettable.

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The von Wettberg Conservation Genetics Lab studies the genetic diversity in wild varieties of mango and how the crop has evolved over time through domestication.

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Dr. Comer spoke to CBS about the Orlando shooting and acts of terrorism.

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Women’s Studies alumnus, Julio Capo, wrote in the Washington Post about the Orlando massacre.

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Dr. Regina Shearn works with FIU student interns in the Corrections Transition Program for the Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami.

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Dr. Sakhrat Khizroev, BSI member, has created a new drug delivery technology using so called smart particles to attack cancer cells inside malignant tumors.

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July

CBS National Network interviewed Dr. DeGennaro regarding Zika. He was featured on the CBS Evening News and on CBS Morning News.

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Worlds Ahead means going beyond what is expected, taking the opportunity you are given and doing something great with it. Biomolecular Sciences and Psychology graduates were recognized for their achievements at the SISH Summer Commencement on August 8, 2016. Congratulations!

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Contrary to the belief that marijuana is a “safe drug,” a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families has found that the use of this drug actually has long-term effects on the brain.

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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics professor Caroline Simpson the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world with members from over 70 nations.

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August

Chemistry professor Christopher Dares' research showcased in recent journal of Science. Opportunities available: see post for info on Post Doc Openings in FIU's radiochemistry program.

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Dr. Yong Cai was elected to serve as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, beginning in the fall term 2016. Dr. David Chatfield served as chair from 2008-2016 and is eager to return to the lab. Thank you for a job well done Professor Chatfield!

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FIU experts comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, vaccinations, childhood obesity and other relevant topics.

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Interdisciplinary nuclear program and Ph.D. Radiochemistry Track received five major US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) awards led by Chemistry & Biochemistry Department faculty teams!

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In July, when South Florida became the first place in the U.S. to report locally transmitted Zika cases, the eyes of the nation turned to our area and found several FIU experts with deep knowledge and a willingness to help the community navigate the Zika outbreak.

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September

SISH faculty Lindsay Malloy, Department of Psychology and Matthew DeGennaro, Biomolecular Sciences Institute, will be two of eight speakers at the next TEDxFIU in November.

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A second Mastery Math Lab (GL 266) has opened its doors this fall to serve more than 2,000 students enrolled in university core curriculum math courses outside of the calculus track.

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Raul Gonzalez of the Psychology Department and Angie Laird, director of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging Center, were in the nation’s capital to represent FIU’s role in the large scale longitudinal study.

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Biologist Matthew DeGennaro conducts research on mosquito behavior with FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute. He hopes to uncover information that will someday lead to better repellants.

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The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at the forefront.

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Chemistry professor Sonia Underwood published two research papers which focus on how to design assessment protocols and questions that are aligned with three-dimensional learning.

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DeGennaro and his team are laying the groundwork to make the next generation of mosquito repellants. But while they work on developing new tools, Zika's arrival is a call for action. DeGennaro will also speak at Deering Estate, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 7pm. More info coming.

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FIU physicist Angie Laird is leading a team of researchers embarking on a new phase of the National Science Foundation’s BRAIN Initiative.

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CCF's Brave Bunch program is a week-long program designed with a camp format for children ages 4 through 10. It teaches coping skills and incorporates activities to help children who have selective mutism to find their voice.

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Biomolecular Sciences professor Yuan Liu and her team conducted research on DNA base excision repair that relates to the cause of more than 40 neurodegenerative diseases.

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Professor Joe Raiker and recent Ph.D. graduate Mike Meinzer each received the 2016 CHADD Young Scientist Research Award. The award recognizes researchers new to the ADHD field who are making significant contributions.

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October

President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton sent a memo to the university community highlighting new preeminent and emerging preeminent programs.

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A research team led by Prof. Fenfei Leng in the Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has recently synthesized a type of novel, fluorescently labeled circular DNA molecules to study DNA topology and topoisomerases by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).

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FIU faculty were honored at the CASE Awards Faculty ceremony for excellence in teaching, research, service, and engagement.

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Jeremy W. Chambers, Ph.D., received a Target Optimization Award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to investigate the connections between aging and Parkinson’s disease.

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SISH faculty Jose Almirall (IFRI & CHM), Asia Eaton (CWGS & PSY), Raul Gonzalez (CCF & PSY) and Rudolph Jaffe (CHM) were among those honored at the 2016 FIU Faculty Convocation.

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Legal psychology professor Nadja Schreiber Compo recently presented on "Cognitive Bias in Investigations."

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The Women in STEM Initiative will provide education on the issues faced by women in STEM fields, resources for enhancing their involvement, and will propel the University to succeed in recruitment efforts and applications for available grants that will strengthen both our faculty and our students.

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The Applied Research Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series on September 28th featured Mansie Iyer, Principal Scientist at Noblis. Her lecture discussed research opportunities within nuclear forensics for graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.

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November

Psychology professor Asia Eaton is the recipient of the 2016 Michele Alexander Early Career Award. Congratulations!

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Physics professor and CWGS director Yesim Darici will receive the Science & Technology Award at the 29th Annual In the Company of Women Awards ceremony and reception on March 8, 2017, at the Coral Gables Country Club. Congratulations!

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FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences at the university.

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As the moon reaches full phase Monday, Nov. 14, it will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. There will not be another supermoon like this until 2034.

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Receive course credit and research experience at the Infant Development Lab.

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FIU’s Center for Children and Families revolutionizes treatments for childhood mental health and behavior disorders.

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Lillie Garvin has explored her interest in health and psychology and published her Zika research thanks to her recent internship with the Alliance for Global Justice.

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This is the “Classic Model” of the neurological basis of language function – a revolution in our understanding at the time, and hugely influential to this day. But according to a compelling new paper in Brain and Language by one of our faculty, Dr. Anthony Steven Dick and Dr. Pascale Tremblay, the Classic Model is obsolete and no longer fits the purpose.

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December

SISH faculty, Top Scholars, Psychology Worlds Ahead students and brain initiatives mentioned in President Rosenberg's holiday address.

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The deadline to apply is January 25, 2017. Don't miss out! The FIU Nuclear Energy University Scholarships Program is funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy and supports excellent undergraduate students seeking employment in the field.

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Dr. Matthew DeGennaro talks about how the $10M funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Zika will make an impact.

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FIU psychology professor, Lisa Arango speaks about how to beat the holidays blues.

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Astronomy Professor Caroline Simpson provides scientific insight into what may explain the Christmas Star phenomenon.

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Who the shooter is matters less than who the victims are and where they died, says Jonathan S. Comer, professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program. Comer studied the psychological impact of the 9/11 attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing.

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The 2016 National Academy of Inventors Fellows Selection Committee has named Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton an NAI Fellow, a high professional distinction.

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Balancing school and her father's business was a challenge, but Tiffany was determined to never give up her dream, or her promise to her father, to finish her degree.

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Children learn best through play, but expensive toys are not necessary. Parents can make the most out of the time home with their kids using a few household items and some creativity.

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FIU psychology professor, Jeremy Pettit, gives advice on how to help parents with special needs chil

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Researchers have discovered that neuroinflammation is present at a much younger age in athletes who experience repetitive head injury...

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