Archive for December, 2010

FIU in the News

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

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Health care ‘reform’ a body blow to Florida’s small businesses
Miami Today
Jerry Haar is a professor of management and international business in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University…

FIU in the News
Art Basel Breakfast in the Park at Frost Art Museum
What Miami
On Sunday, December 5th 2010, the last day of Art Basel week, the Frost Art Museum opened its doors for a free breakfast and lecture from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm …

Miami Today’s Calendar of Events
Miami Today
Ends April 24. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami…

The New York Times Student Journalism Institute Announces 2011 …
SYS-CON Media (press release)
That program is held each January, alternating between the University of Arizona in Tucson and Florida International University in Miami. …

Calendar of Events
Miami Today
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Florida International University Hope for Haiti Task Force. Times vary. Dec. 16, 17 and 19. The Roxy…

Holiday Classic
Miami Today
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Florida International University Hope for Haiti Task Force. Times vary…

Bowl experience brings FIU’s Wesley Carroll fond memories
‎ – Adam H. Beasley
Wesley Carroll scrambles during the fourth quarter of Florida International University’s game against Middle Tennessee at FIU Stadium on Saturday, Dec. …

2010 Little Caesars Bowl: Toledo Vs. Florida International Preview …
‎Bleacher Report – Justin Wheeler
Most people hear the names “Toledo and FIU” and assume this is an FCS playoff game … This allowed FIU to clinch a portion of the conference championship. …

FIU on WBBH-FTM (NBC) – Fort Myers, FL
NBC 2 News at Eleven (News)
…start. A big first half lead. FIU scored including the 3- pointer. Michelle Gonzales gets it. The eagles fly away. Kelsey Jacobsen hit six threes …

FGCU Extends Home Winning Streak With 86-71 Win Over FIU
‎FGCU Athletics
Five Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women’s basketball team drained 16 three-pointers en route to an 86-71 win over FIU at Alico Arena on …

FIU Athletics – Worlds Ahead, On and Off the Volleyball Court
Boxscore News
Now that Isadora Rangel has graduated from FIU, she’ll trade the end line for a deadline. Yarimar Rosa, who also graduated from FIU, will continue pounding …

FGCU Eagles defeat FIU 86-71
The next 6 minutes saw the Panthers cut the lead to 10 points as FIU’s defense held the Eagles to 2 points over a 3 minute stretch. …

Higher Education
UM medical school gets `A’ grade for conflict-of-interest policies – John Dorschner
The University of Miami medical school received an `A’ for disclosing its … BY JOHN DORSCHNER The University of Miami was the only medical school in the …

FAU sets $27000 tuition, fees for new medical program
‎Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Scott Travis
FAU’s price is lower than the $30000 the private University of Miami charged last year when it offered a medical school degree program on FAU’s campus. …

Donor gives every UCF medical student an iPad
Orlando Sentinel – Sarah Lundy
University of Central Florida medical students may have to order new lab coats — ones with big enough pockets to fit an iPad. On Wednesday, each student …

University of Miami center for health sector management rakes in cash
Miami Today – Zachary S. Fagenson
The University of Miami’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy is up and running, raking in hundreds of thousands of …

UF experts seek to improve data on food-borne illnesses‎University of Florida
… reports and recommend systemic changes to the country’s food safety system, according to University of Florida experts who were involved in the studies. …

UCF med school scores well on conflict-of-interest policies
Orlando Sentinel – Linda Shrieves
… while University of South Florida’s and Nova Southeastern’s medical schools earned C’s. Florida International University, which opened its medical …

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Graduate Student Funding Committee Meeting Minutes: December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus



December 13, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 12:57 pm

II. Roll Call

  1. Dillon Arango- PRESENT
  2. Alexander Barrio- PRESENT
  3. Erika Edwards- PRESENT
  4. Rachel Emas- PRESENT
  5. TJ Liguori- ABSENT (excused)
  6. Aman Muqeet- ABSENT (excused)

III. Old Business

  1. Scholarly Forum during Grad Student Appreciation Week in Spring 2011

i.      Inclusion of medical and student’s research

ii.      Banquet at Frost terrace on Thursday night

iii.      Need to change room/seating set up from banquet to conference

iv.      Contact A/V for laptops, projectors, podiums, and microphones

v.      Revise application for new panel categories

      • Send out applications by January 14
      1. Due date: January 31
    • Meet to determine application format on January 10 at 2:30 pm

IV. New Business

  1. Funding applications

i.      Approved- 8

ii.      Denied- 0

iii.      Return to student- 0

V. Announcements

VI. Adjournment at 1:26 pm


Senator Chris Cabral Final Fall 2010 Report

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

As mandated by the SGC-MMC Statutes Article IV Section 4.02 Reports, find Senator for College of Arts and Sciences Chris Cabral’s Final Fall 2010 Report.


Senator Odette Barrientos Final Fall 2010 Report

December 10, 2010 Leave a comment

As mandated by the SGC-MMC Statutes Article IV Section 4.02 Reports, find Senator for College of Architecture and The Arts Odette Barrientos’ Final 2010 Report.

FIU in the News

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FIU in the News

The Frost Art Museum To Expand Impact with New Media Thanks to …
Calendar of Events
Miami Today
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents “Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction.”
MIAMI, FL (The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (FIU) will expand and enhance the museum’s impact …

For-profit medical school proposed in Palm Beach County
Orlando Sentinel – Angel Streeter
Martini was instrumental in developing and winning approval for Florida International University’s medical school. He worked with the University of …

Thomson Reuters Complinet Debuts Practitioner’s Guide for Broker …
Trading Markets (press release)
Jerry W. Markham, Professor of Law, Florida International University at Miami, said: “Complinet’s new Practitioner’s Guide for Broker-Dealers is a …

WikiLeaks and Latin America
Institute for Public Accuracy (press release)
… the heels of revelations that the US Military Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has been engaged in an alliance with Florida International University (FIU). …

Life Cycle Assessment: Are composites “green”?
‎High Performance Composites
and conducted by Florida International University College of Engineering and Computing (Miami, Fla.) compared the environmental performance of InnoVida’s …

A Father’s Presence Goes Further
Men’s News Daily – Steven Chong
According to Professor Gordon E. Finley of Florida International University, a father’s presence in the household is key to fighting poverty …


Louisville flies by FIU in lopsided win – Adam H. Beasley
Louisville sprinted past a sloppy and inconsistent FIU for a 48-15 first-half lead and never looked back in a lopsided victory. Louisville’s Chris Smith (5) …

Anthony Gaitor’s FIU tenure: From tough times to Sun Belt champs‎
Anthony Gaitor had experienced mostly losing at FIU, but he always believed in the team and coach Mario Cristobal, and now his devotion is being rewarded. …

FIU coach Cristobal proves doubters wrong
ESPN (blog) – Andrea Adelson
FIU coach Mario Cristobal is not deaf, nor is he blind. He heard the snickers, read all the negative comments, took calls from supposed …

FIU Panthers
Miami Today
Florida International University Panthers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Time to be announced. FIU Stadium, 11200 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Details:….

Panthers Men’s Basketball Game Notes: FlU vs. Louisville Cardinals
Boxscore News
Records – FIU enters Wednesday’s contests with a 4-2 record following a 88-79 loss at … Rankings – FIU is not ranked in this week’s national polls. …

Louisville 92, FIU 55
Eric Frederick led FIU with 12 points, but the Panthers missed their first seven shots, trailed by 20 less than nine minutes in and never threatened. …

Raiders focus on FIU, not bowl
The Daily News Journal – Adam Sparks
We just have to beat FIU.” If MTSU loses at FIU, its season ends. If the Blue Raiders win, they will go to one of three bowls contracted to the Sun Belt …

College Football Betting Preview: A Look at Troy-Florida Atlantic
Maddux Sports (blog)
Though FIU would hold the tiebreaker as they beat Troy 52-35 earlier in the season. Win or lose against Florida Atlantic, Troy seems headed for the …

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic
MSU The Trail Blazer Online – Clayton Akers
On Saturday the Eagles lost to Florida International 78-65 in the opening game of the tournament. Chynna Bozeman led MSU with 23 points and Ashar Harris …

Higher Education
FAU Receives $5.9 Million Grant Renewal from Florida’s Department …
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Florida Atlantic University received a five-year grant renewal of $5975000 for a Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program from Florida’s …

UCF, NM university partner on biofuel
Orlando Business Journal
The University of Central Florida and New Mexico State University are joining forces on a $2.4 million grant project to develop an algae-based biofuel that …

UCF founding president dies
Charles N. Millican, the founding president of the University of Central Florida, died Dec. 1 at his Central Florida home. He was 94. …

USF study suggests memory-destroying tau tangles proliferate in …
It includes the University of South Florida’s colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health; as well as the schools of biomedical sciences and …

UF expert: Biodiversity loss correlates with increases in …
University of Florida
… increase in diseases that infect humans and other species, according to a paper in the journal Nature co-authored by a University of Florida ecologist. …

National Science Foundation awards UF $1.5 million for …
University of Florida
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a University of Florida chemist to create a center for investigating manufacturing …

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Event Advisory Notice: SGA and Campus Life Tabling Event

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Event Advisory Notice

Who: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University and Campus Life

What: SGA and Campus Life Tabling Event

When: 2nd of December 2010, from 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: College of Business Special Events Room CBC 232

Why: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in conjunction with Campus Life at Florida International University will hold a tabling event at the College of Business Center for over 300 at risk high school seniors, to provide these students with the resources and guidance they need to apply for college

Details: Your attendance is highly encouraged. For members of SGA Intern program, this will be your opportunity to interact and display the importance of the Internship program to High School seniors. Please kindly RSVP to We hope to see you there!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at, and You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press secretary at or by calling our office in Graham Center, Room 211, at +1.305.348.2121.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 25th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.

About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.

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FIU in the News

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

FIU in the News

Oncobiomed Recognized as Leading Innovative Enterprise in Latin …
‎PR Newswire (press release)
Joyce Elam, executive dean of the FIU College of Business, said, … The 2010 Americas Venture Capital Conference took place at FIU’s College of Business …

Four Bay area architectural firms included in Florida 100 book
‎ (blog) – Mark Holan
HOK, a global firm, for its Tampa office’s work on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, the Miami-Dade County Children’s Courthouse in Miami …

The Horatio Alger Association Announces Award Recipients for 2011
‎ (press release)
… Founding Chairman, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University “We are proud to announce the Horatio Alger Class of 2011, …

University Shoppes sells for 18% off loan
‎ – Brian Bandell
The second-highest bidder, a group managed by the Florida International University Foundation, came up $25000 short. The 109151-square-foot center is at …

Arte solidario con Haíti
El Nuevo Herald
Las carpas estarán a la vista en el EPIC Green hasta el 5 de diciembre y luego serán acogidas por la Universidad Internacional de la Florida, del 10 al 15 de enero, durante la conmemoración del aniversario…

FIU on Univision (having problems with this link)
Univision (Interview in Spanish)
Florida International University is excited because for the first time the Panthers are the Sunbelt Champions…

Second-Hand Smoke Damages Hearing
In a recent study by University of Miami and Florida International University investigators, 3307 nonsmokers (both former smokers and those who never …

Universidad Internacional de la Florida on WSCV (Telemundo) – Miami, FL
Buenos Das (Public Affair)
…beneficio del programa de maestria de arte de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida. >>> este evento que hablamos, sera hoy a las 7 de la noche …

Isabella Rossellini, Perry Farrell Brave Hordes at Art Basel Miami …
‎Bloomberg – Lindsay Pollock
Isabella Rossellini will be screening a series of witty short videos about animal sex in the lobby of the Wolfsonian design museum. …

FIU Golden Panthers expect tussle against Cardinals
‎ – Adam H. Beasley
FIU coach Isiah Thomas said his team will have its hands full against undefeated Louisville, which is coached by Rick Pitino. FIU head coach Isiah Thomas …

FIU goes from one of the worst to first
‎Sun-Sentinel – Ted Hutton
After all, FIU had never had a winning season in its eight years of existence, compiling a 24-68 record, which got worse when the NCAA took away 10 of those …

FIU Panthers Fall to Thundering Herd, 88-79
‎Boxscore News
29, 2010) – Despite shooting 53.6 percent from the floor, the FIU men’s basketball team fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd, 88-79, on Monday, Nov. …

FIU Freshman Jerica Coley Earns SBC Co-Player of the Week
‎Boxscore News
MIAMI – FIU guard Jerica Coley was named the co-Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon, becoming FIU’s first freshman to nab …

Pitino, Siva Preview Wednesday’s Contest Against FIU
‎University of Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and sophomore guard Peyton Siva met with the media Tuesday afternoon at the Yum! …

Marshall Wins Over FIU with Improved Foul Shooting
‎HNN – Chris Spencer
Huntington, WV (HNN) – Marshall won over Florida International University (FIU) 88-79 with improved foul shooting at Cam Henderson Center …

Higher Education

UCF Scientists Discover Gene That Suppresses Inflammation
‎Insciences Organisation
A protein identified in a University of Central Florida lab has the power to suppress inflammation, a discovery that could help get to the root causes of …

UF’s lung transplant program honored
‎Gainesville Sun – Diane Chun
The Florida Lung Transplant Program at Shands at the University of Florida is one of three programs nationwide to receive the HealthGrades …

FAU Christens Living Room Theater With Impressive Indie Lineup
‎Broward New Times
Florida Atlantic University opens a new movie house this week that quite simply may become South Florida’s home to independent cinema. …

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