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Florida International University

Florida International University is Miami-Dade County's first public, four-year university. FIU was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in 1972 with 5,667 students - the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history.

In 2009, the FIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mark B. Rosenberg as FIU's fifth president. Today it has more than 40,00 students, almost 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 150,000 alumni. FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. The University offers more than 200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools. Ninety-five percent of FIU's full-time, tenure, and tenure earning faculty ho...
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Florida International University is Miami-Dade County's first public, four-year university. FIU was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in 1972 with 5,667 students - the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history.

In 2009, the FIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mark B. Rosenberg as FIU's fifth president. Today it has more than 40,00 students, almost 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 150,000 alumni. FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. The University offers more than 200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools. Ninety-five percent of FIU's full-time, tenure, and tenure earning faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree attainable in their field. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. Sponsored research funding (grants and contracts) from external sources now exceed $100 million. The University is ranked as a Research University in the High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious classification system. The school's mascot is the Golden Panther, and its alumni constitute the fastest growing university alumni group in Miami-Dade County. FIU confers approximately half of all degrees now awarded by universities in Miami-Dade County. FIU's College of Medicine was approved in 2006 by the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature. In 2008, it received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the AAMC and admitted its first class in August 2009.

FIU is the youngest university to have been awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. FIU recently ranked among the best values in public higher education in the country, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2006 survey, "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." FIU ranked among the top 50 nationally for in-state students and among the top 100 nationally for out-of-state and international students. FIU recently ranked third in granting bachelors degrees to minorities and ninth in granting masters degrees to minorities, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 1, 2006. FIU's College of Law led all universities in the state with the highest pass rate of 94.4% on the 2007 Statewide Florida Bar Examination. The second highest pass rate belonged to Florida State University with 88.2%.

U.S.News & World Report ranks FIU's undergraduate international business programs among the top 15 in the nation and their graduate programs among the top 25. The university has also been named one of the "10 Cool Colleges for Entrepreneurs" by Fortune Small Business magazine. The Executive MBA program was recently ranked #1 in Florida by the Financial Times. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of the nation's top programs. Other acclaimed programs include Creative Writing and Marine Biology. The University's 2010-2011 operating budget is $942 million. FIU has more than 4,800 employees. The University has an economic impact of more than $1.7 billion on the South Florida economy.

In recent years, FIU has emerged as one of South Florida's major cultural assets, offering programs to both students and the local community. Several of its programs are nationally renowned for their excellence.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum celebrated the grand opening of its new facility on the Modesto A. Maidique campus in 2008. The Wolfsonian-FIU museum, located in Miami Beach, promotes the collection, preservation and understanding of decorative art and design from the period 1885-1945. The School of Theatre and Dance produces a wide variety of live student performances, and The School of Music presents an annual fall series of concerts that showcase talent in a variety of genres. The festival features FIU musicians as well as distinguished visiting performers.

Under the direction of the Creative Writing Program, the Writers on the Bay lecture series presents noted authors and poets.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management helps present the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, one of the major culinary events in the nation.

FIU has two campuses, the 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique campus in western Miami-Dade County, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast Miami-Dade County. The University also has an academic site in Broward County, FIU Broward-Pines Center in Pembroke Pines.

A major research facility, the 40-acre Engineering Center is located near the Maidique campus. The Downtown Center, located in downtown Miami, offers graduate level business courses for busy professionals. For more information go to www.fiu.edu.
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  • FIU Prez gets toned down after losing touch with reality

     
    Ok, someone at FIU has some sense, and it is not Prez Mark Rosenberg. When the Kitties wet their panties after being invited to the Little Caeser???s Pizza Bowl in Detroit, Rosenberg got so caught up in the moment,......
  • While others are bowling, FAU is recruiting

     
    Caught up with FAU recruiting coordinator Kurt Van Valkenburgh yesterday. While everyone else in the state is preparing for a bowl game -- FIU, USF, UCF, UF, FSU, The U -- FAU is trying to find recruits who will......
  • We rank ‘em: Every bowl game from 1-35

     
    Nearly a month of bowl games begins on Saturday and with 35 games being played between December 18 and January 10, I figured I'd help you navigate the bowl season so you know which games to make sure you catch – and which ones to maybe avoid. We'...
  • Bowl schedule/scores

     
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  • FIU can't win even when they do win...

     
    Good for FIU. They get their first bowl win and first winning season (7-6). Then, just when Panther nation was rejoicing, comes this news: FIU baseball player Garrett Wittels, who is primed to break the NCAA consecutive games hitting......
  • Mario Cristobal is very excited about Florida International’s first bowl win

     
    Mario Cristobal is very excited about Florida International first bowl win Florida International defeated Toledo 34-32 Sunday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl....
  • Rubio builds his senate team

     
    WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...
  • Florida International’s Mario Cristobal could be on Pitt’s coaching radar

     
    Florida International's Mario Cristobal could be on Pitt's coaching radar Florida International coach Mario Cristobal could be on Pitt's list of candidates to fill its head coaching spot....
  • Van Camp in Cal getting ready; and Around the Belt

     
    Talked with former Owl QB Jeff Van Camp this week. JVC graduated in December and is now out in Irving, Cal., working out in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine that begins in late Feb in Indy. Van Camp......
  • Florida Arizona-style immigration law lacks legislative support

     
    BY MARC CAPUTO, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Gov. Rick Scott's campaign pledge to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Florida faces an uncertain future in the Legislature, with the bill's chief Senate sponsor expressing doubts about the...
  • Montverde basketball players commit to colleges

     
    Montverde Academy continues to show a knack for getting its players placed with college basketball programs. The Eagles have had 35 players commit to college programs since 2004. The most recent of which are DeForest Carter, a 6-foot-1 guard, has orally...