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Happy, healthy options for Valentine’s Day
‎The South Florida Times – Marcia Magnus
Dr. Marcia Magnus is associate professor of Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University. She may be reached at This e-mail address is being …

FIU in the News
Miami-Dade restaurant workers complain about poor working conditions
‎MiamiHerald.com – Elaine Walker
The report is based on surveys of 580 Miami-Dade restaurant employees, which were done with the help of Florida International University. …

People on the move
‎Sun-Sentinel – Cindy Kent
Dr. Sharon Pontious, interim dean of Florida International University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was appointed to the board of directors for …

Walesa en Miami
Diario Las Americas
El ex presidente de Polonia Lech Walesa, Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1983, vino a la Universidad Internacional de Florida a dictar una conferencia sobre la Transición de la Dictadura a la Democracia, tema sobre…

Star gazer for February 13
‎MiamiHerald.com
A Southern Cross public program begins at 8 pm at the Florida International University Physics Building, CP-145, Maidique campus. …

Miami Symphony Orchestra melds music, art
The Miami Herald
The world premiere of In Memoriam Earle Brown by Orlando Garcia, dean of FIU’s School of Music, opened the program with a kaleidoscopic array of luminous orchestral colors, applied with the softest of brushstrokes…

Experts share helpful tips Experts share tips on creating the most …
‎MiamiHerald.com – Nancy Dahlberg
This year there are three contests — a community track, an FIU track and a high school … For the FIU Track, entries go to FIUChallenge@MiamiHerald.com. …


Universidad Internacional de la Florida on CNN en Español – U.S. Cable

Agenda Ejecutiva (Poltica, Public Affairs – interview in Spanish)
…profesor Daniel Alvarez y en nuestros estudios…de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida…

Common’s Lecture on The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society at FIU
‎Miami New Times (blog) – Liana Lozada
11 2011 @ 5:00PM Common opened up his lecture with an FIU/Miami-inspired freestyle that set the at-capacity ballroom into a frenzy. …

Miami Herald to hold Small Business Forum
‎MiamiHerald.com
The half-day seminar, co-sponsored by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and the South Florida chapter of NFTE, the Network for Teaching …

Past winners ride out recession, grow businesses
‎MiamiHerald.com – Nancy Dahlberg
Baby Abuelita was a presenting company at Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference last fall, and won its FedEx Access to …

Education is the key to success
‎Merced Sun-Star – Marifeli Perez-Stable
… non-resident fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, a professor at Florida International University and a columnist for the Miami Herald.

Bike-trails advocate takes on new transport
‎Daytona Beach News-Journal – Mark Lane
… as executive director of the Caribbean Travel Association, and he taught tourism marketing at Florida International University. …

Miami Symphony program artfully blends music with images
‎South Florida Classical Review – Lawrence Budmen
… music was explored in an ambitious program by the Miami Symphony Orchestra Saturday night at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall. …

Community briefs
‎Trading Markets (press release)
Delpit is the executive director of and an eminent scholar for the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University in Miami. …

Assault on humanities weakens us as a people
‎Tbo.com – Silvio Gaggi
… at the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University, …

US-based Nigerians welcome appointment to new varsities
‎Nigerian Compass (blog) – Peter Imade-Babs
Farouk, an associate professor of education at FIU, pledged to “apply knowledge, skills, expertise, and experiences toward achieving” the goals set for the …

Athletics
Middle Tennessee 80, FIU 68
‎ESPN
After trailing by 17, FIU (9-16, 4-9) cut the deficit to 64-58 with 2:51 to go, but could get no closer. Both teams shot well, although the Blue Raiders …

Phil Taylor has been a useful addition for FIU
‎MiamiHerald.com
In his short time contributing to FIU, point guard Phil Taylor has made his presence known. FIU’s Phil Taylor (left) loses the ball while being defended by …

National spotlight likely on Golden Panthers baseball player …
‎MiamiHerald.com – Adam Beasley – Clark Spencer
The national spotlight likely will be on Florida International University baseball player Garrett Wittels, who is accused of rape, as he chases a hitting …

FIU’s Jabari Henry is back, bigger after high-ankle sprain
‎MiamiHerald.com – Adam H. Beasley
“He’s going to hit in a pretty valuable spot in the lineup,” said FIU coach Turtle Thomas, above, about Jabari Henry. By Adam H. Beasley Most college …

What makes some sports stories front page news
‎MiamiHerald.com – Aminda Marques Gonzalez … the Marlins and the Florida Panthers – and we have a large fan base for the University of Miami, Florida International University, University of Florida …

FIU’s Wittels trying to keep focus on baseball
‎MiamiHerald.com – AP Tim Reynolds
It was not an easy offseason for the shortstop who got a hit in each of FIU’s 56 games last season, putting him within two of matching Robin Ventura’s …

FIU Softball: Torina Picks Up 100th Career Win
‎Boxscore News
12, 2011) – The Panther softball team closed out opening weekend with a 3-0 victory over North Florida on Sunday afternoon at the FIU Softball Complex as …

FIU Rallies Past Memphis 7-6
‎Memphis Official Athletic Site
A four-run sixth inning was not enough as FIU topped the University of Memphis softball team 7-6 on Saturday at the FIU Combat Classic. …

Garrett Wittels will speak to media, but not address rape charges
‎MiamiHerald.com – Clark Spencer
The Florida International University hitting sensation will answer questions … FIU opens its season Feb. 18 at Southwestern Louisiana. …

Updated Softball Schedule at the FIU Combat Classic
‎UKAthletics
However, FIU officials have determined to update the schedule. Kentucky will still play DePaul this evening with an approximate start time of around 9 pm ET …

Breaches in Krop saga put focus on sidelines
‎MiamiHerald.com
Wright was Rodriguez’s assistant coach at Miami High and Florida International University. • Recent public records show that Wright , the guardian, …

García y Omaña ganan los premios Copa Dorada
El Nuevo Herald
También fueron homenajeados Garrett Wittles, jugador de la FIU; Wilfredo Vázquez Jr., campeón peso gallo de boxeo; Luis Franco, boxeador invicto; y Mario Cristóbal, coach de football de la FIU…

Shakey Situation: Krop High Shouldn’t Have Escaped Disqualification
‎Miami New Times (blog) – Gus Garcia-Roberts
In 1995, Rodriguez took over FIU’s basketball team. … In 2000, another New Times investigation revealed chaos on that FIU squad. Future NBA baller Carlos …

Higher Education

UCF med school kicks off partnership with Jones High School

‎Orlando Sentinel – Linda Shrieves
When Sharise Richardson, a first-year medical student at University of Central Florida, reached down and pulled a human brain out of a bucket of …

UM Study Says Energy Drinks Pose Serious Risk to Kids
‎NBC Miami – Brian Hamacher
A study issued Monday from the University of Miami School of Medicine says energy drinks could pose a risk for serious adverse health effects in some …


FAU’s new medical school just what doctors ordered

‎Sun-Sentinel – Mary Jane Saunders
As Florida Atlantic University begins its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, it is launching a new program that promises to …

USF Polytechnic now accepting gifted aps
‎News Chief
LAKELAND — The University of South Florida Polytechnic is accepting applications for the summer 2011 Central Florida Gifted and Talented Institute. …


UF Housing First to Receive Green Shield Certification

‎PCT Magazine
The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education is the first university program in the US or world to receive the Integrated Pest …

2 University of Florida students die in Georgia cave
‎Palm Beach Post – Susan Jacobson
Two University of Florida students — both from Central Florida — died over the weekend while exploring a cave in northwest Georgia. …

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