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 […]

Polish Ambassador delivers keynote speech at FIU conference

by Maria Gil For a conference celebrating 100 years of Polish-American relations, Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek visited FIU and delivered a presentation exploring the topic. Wilczek shed light on the Polish experience during World War I and the hardships its people faced as the empires of Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary controlled Polish territory during the war and conscripted […]

Green School recognizes students at Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs celebrated its best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students from each department on April 12, 2018. Green School faculty nominated students who exemplified the highest standards of academic and service excellence. Graduate students were selected for Best Thesis and Best Dissertation. An additional award was […]

International panel discusses Balfour Declaration

A panel of experts from around the world recently came together at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU for an in-depth conversation exploring the legacy of the Balfour Declaration, a public statement issued by the British government during World War I. The declaration announced support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” […]

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 […]

FIU Model UN continues to shine in 2018

FIU’s Model UN team remains one of the top five teams in its circuit, ranked #4 in North America for the fifth year in a row by After the team tripled in size over the past year, it now competes regularly as a large delegation and took the Best Large Delegation award at the Boston Area Model UN Conference. This was the only time another […]

MacArthur Foundation awards FIU $1.7 million to study prosecutor behavior

In the criminal justice system, prosecutors wield considerable power over who is charged with a crime, what charges defendants face, and whether or not they are eligible for plea agreements. To better inform prosecutorial decision-making – and reduce the risk of racial and ethnic disparities – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded FIU’s Department […]

White House names FIU Green School board chair to key post

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Green School Advisory Board Chair Eliot Pedrosa to a key position as the United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), pending Senate confirmation. Founded in 1959, the IDB works to improve lives in Latin American and the Caribbean through financial and technical support […]