Alumnus gives back, starts first fellowship endowment in the Department of History

By Maria Gil Henry “Hank” Voegtle graduated with a history degree in 1974 when FIU only had five history professors. Since then, the Department of History has grown exponentially and, throughout the years, its faculty and students have earned numerous awards for their research. To give back to his alma mater and strengthen research opportunities for budding […]

Students offer solutions on Latin America, Caribbean to federal and congressional decision makers

Green School students were among a group of FIU students whose drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere was on full display during a recent Washington, D.C. fly-in.These students met with appointed and elected officials and presented solutions for the region’s needs. During the trip, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and […]

Gordon Institute hosts cybersecurity training program in Argentina

To help build a global cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the cyber world head-on, the Gordon Institute broke ground and, in partnership with the Organization of American States and the Argentine Ministry of Security, created and organized its first cybersecurity certificate training program specifically targeted for professionals outside of the U.S. and […]

Spanish language students in Qingdao score 2nd in national contest

Students from FIU’s Spanish language program at Qingdao University placed second in a prestigious national contest in Beijing – the first time any university from Qingdao has earned an award at the event. The students – who are working toward a dual degree in Spanish – competed against 38 teams, ending just six points shy […]

K-12 teachers explore memory and immigration during LACC summer institute

Written by Maria Gil Educators from Miami-Dade County gathered at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum for a workshop on Cuban exile art dedicated to inspiring teachers to implement Latin American culture in their classrooms. Each person decorated boxes with various pieces of paper, magazine cut outs and artwork to reflect their personal version of memory, […]

International relations graduate program named among the best in U.S.

Based on its faculty expertise, contributions to research and many joint degree options, FIU’s master’s in international relations has been named “Best in State for 2018.” The ranking, published by, notes that the list includes “some of the most influential IR programs in the world.” FIU is listed among top programs such as those […]

Russian opposition leader visits FIU for film screening and conversation

Despite the risk of harm – even death – pro-democracy activists in Russia continue to voice their opposition to the regime of Vladimir Putin. Opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who survived two attempts on his own life, explains it this way: “Looking at Russian history, you can see that political shifts can happen quickly and unexpectedly. […]

Public Administration, Criminal Justice departments announce new names

Two Green School departments have officially changed their names to reflect the new directions, degree offerings and numerous research topics that have expanded in recent years. The Department of Public Administration has been renamed the Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Criminal Justice is now the Department of Criminology and Criminal […]