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 […]

Modern languages professor featured on Telemundo for her word gap app

The application “Háblame Bebé” was developed by FIU and New York University in order to assist Hispanic parents with the preservation of their children’s Spanish and add more words to their children’s vocabulary. The app instructs parents on how to teach Spanish to their children, gives them advice and promotes bilingualism. “There are studies that […]