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 […]

Green School students explore bold ideas in D.C.

Students from the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy were among 100 FIU students who visited Talent Lab at FIU in Washington, D.C., exploring career opportunities and the biggest ideas in government, industry and technology. They toured federal agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the CIA, think tanks such as New America, […]

Gender wage gap persists in Miami-Dade County, report finds

Green School researcher Maria Ilcheva, the assistant director of the Metropolitan Center, wrote an op-ed reflecting on Women’s History Month and the state of gender equality in Miami-Dade County. In this piece, she shares findings from the Metropolitan Center’s 2019 annual report tracking the status of women and the gender wage gap. Read more at […]

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 […]

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 […]

FIU Model UN team wins Best Large Delegation at Harvard Competition

FIU’s Model UN team has won Best Large Delegation at Harvard University’s Model United Nations competition. This is the most competitive Model UN simulation in the world! Congratulations to our incredible students and our talented program director, Michelle Rosario. FIU MUN is ranked #2 in North America by BestDelegate.com for the Fall 2018 semester. The […]

FIU students win first-ever OAS cyber policy competition in D.C.

A team of FIU students took first place recently in #OASDiploHack 2019, the first-ever cyber policy competition hosted by the Organization of American States and the U.S. State Department. FIU was one of only six teams selected from across the Western Hemisphere to participate in the two-day event in Washington, D.C. They competed against teams from […]

Green School alumnus named to top Trump administration post

As the top U.S. representative to the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., FIU alumnus Eliot Pedrosa has a hand in deciding which projects the organization will fund to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. President Donald Trump nominated Pedrosa to his post as alternate executive director of the IADB last year. He […]

Green School faculty publish op-ed on CNN about Venezuela

In this piece, Brian Fonseca, director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy; David J. Kramer, senior fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy; and Frank O. Mora, director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center explore Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reaction to Venezuelan National Assembly speaker […]