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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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  • People on the Move: Carnival appoints Julia Brown to chief procurement officer

    People on the Move: Carnival appoints Julia Brown to chief procurement officer
    Cruise lines Julia M. Brown was appointed to the new position of chief procurement officer for Carnival Corp. She was most recently chief procurement officer on the global management team at Mondelez International, which split from Kraft Foods in 2012....
  • Royal Caribbean, FIU unveil production studio for shipboard entertainers

    Royal Caribbean, FIU unveil production studio for shipboard entertainers
    The dancers, aerialists, singers and actors who entertain guests on some Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships now have a new venue to hone their skills. On Friday, officials of the Miami-based cruise company and Florida International University unveiled a...
  • Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research

    Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research
    Author Bryant H. McGill asserts that: “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” But increasingly one can have both, courtesy of scientific advancement. Extending life and its quality are...
  • Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour

    Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour
    When the idea for the "Israeli Soldiers Tour" was first put to StandWithUs executive director Roz Rothstein — who founded the international nonprofit pro-Israel education organization in 2001 — she didn't think it was a very good idea. "I...
  • Ben Preston

    Ben Preston
    Age: 63 Family: Married to Debbie Preston, four children Education: Bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, Florida International University, 2003; master's degree in exercise physiology, Florida International University, 2004 Occupation: Exercise...
  • Anti-abortion group uses graphic imagery to make point

    Anti-abortion group uses graphic imagery to make point
    Students who pass UCF's reflection pond en route to class may encounter graphic photos of aborted fetuses this week, as the Genocide Awareness Project makes its seventh stop to the campus. "You see arms pulled off, decapitation, dismemberment, that's...
  • Florida necesita 7,000 médicos especialistas para 2025

    Florida necesita 7,000 médicos especialistas para 2025
    Es posible que en el transcurso de los próximos 10 años los floridanos tengan más dificultades para encontrar un médico especialista, según sugiere un nuevo estudio. El estado enfrenta una carencia de médicos especializados — desde psiquiatras...
  • Local Israeli-American students participate in conference

    Local Israeli-American students participate in conference
    Israeli-American college students from 33 campuses across North America recently gathered in Los Angeles for the inaugural Israeli American Council Mishelanu National Conference. IAC Mishelanu is a national campus-based program intended to strengthen...
  • Thursday's local interest men's college basketball: VCU staves off Fordham, will get third try vs. Richmond

    Thursday's local interest men's college basketball: VCU staves off Fordham, will get third try vs. Richmond
    Treveon Graham scored 22 points and Melvin Johnson added 16 as VCU held off Fordham 63-57 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fifth-seeded VCU (23-9) advanced to the quarterfinals to play Richmond at 2:30 p.m....
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Norfolk State climbs from 15-point hole to reach MEAC semis; ODU women advance

    MEN: Norfolk State started poorly Wednesday night but finished the evening looking like a contender. Jeffrey Short scored 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting to lead No. 2 seed NSU to a 68-54 win over seventh-seeded South Carolina State in the Mid-...
  • NSU hosts Give Kids a Smile Day

    NSU hosts Give Kids a Smile Day
    It's not every day children get a dental exam with a Transformer or Elsa and Anna from "Frozen" cheering them on. However, that was the scene as more than 500 children were given free oral care services as part of Nova Southeastern University's Give...