Associate Professor Ryan Meldrum featured on The Health Channel

Ryan Meldrum, associate professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, recently appeared on The Health Channel – All Health All the Time to discuss his research on the effects lack of sleep can have on delinquent behavior among adolescents. Meldrum studies the links between sleep and outcomes ranging from self-control, substance use and […]

LACC Director speaks at WLRN/Herald Immigration Town Hall on “dark abyss” of detention facilities

While much of the debate over immigration policy has focused on the southern U.S.- Mexico border, in South Florida the detention centers hold thousands of migrant children in what is decribed as ‘prison-like’ conditions. There have also been significant changes in immigration policy regarding Cuba and potential changes to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans, […]

FIU professor Solís in Guatemala to observe general elections for OAS

President Solis in Guatemala
Former Costa Rican President and FIU professor Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera is in Guatemala this week to lead an independent team charged with observing the nation’s elections. Solís, who served as president of Costa Rica from 2014 to 2018, was chosen by the Organization of American States (OAS) to head its independent electoral mission to Guatemala, […]

Criminal justice professor interviewed for cover story in American Bar Association Journal

Because so many of their decisions are made outside of the public eye, prosecutors’ offices are often referred to as the “black boxes” of America’s criminal justice system. So when the American Bar Association’s flagship publication wanted to produce an in-depth report on the wave of reform-minded prosecutors seeking to increase transparency and fairness in […]

Former President of Costa Rica, FIU Professor receives honorary doctorate from University of La Rochelle

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, former President of Costa Rica and current FIU professor has been awarded an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from the University of La Rochelle at France in recognition of his dedication to advancing sustainability and environmental preservation. The award ceremony took place in context of an international seminar called “Smart and Sustainable […]

Gordon Institute director to testify before Congressional committee

Brian Fonseca, director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at the Green School and an expert on global security issues, will testify before a Congressional committee this week about China’s expanding influence in the Western Hemisphere. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday and will be streamed live online at the […]

Green School professor pens op-ed on the importance of bilingualism in children

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, associate professor of applied linguistics Melissa Baralt discusses the importance of bilingualism and its role in early child development and lifelong child health. Ashley Darcy Mahoney, neonatal nurse practitioner at Baptist Children’s […]

New grant helps train teachers to be culturally conscious

Associate Professor Melissa Baralt has earned a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help train Spanish-language teachers to be more culturally conscious. Part of her project involves a collaboration with the Spanish program at Florida Memorial University. The prestigious grant will fund the development of Spanish-language course content and teacher training at both […]

Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies celebrates first year at FIU

Taking on tough issues like Islamophobia and bullying; the role of the Jewish community in fighting anti-Muslim racism; and prospects for peace in the Middle East, the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at FIU has reached its one-year anniversary and several important milestones, including the expansion of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in […]