FIU http://wlrn.org en How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-colleges-are-prepping-their-students-stem-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To keep up with the demand for STEM-related jobs, South Florida's universities are coming up with programs to help prepare their future graduates.</span></p><p>One of them is Discovery Though Distinction, a new effort at Florida Atlantic University to incorporate research in undergraduate programs.</p><p>The school is also planning to offer an accelerated master's degree that would take just five years.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:19 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34958 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-professors-win-grant-sea-level-rise-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University is one of twelve colleges in the country to win a grant from the </span><a href="http://journalists.org/next-gen/challenge-fund/winner-florida-international-university/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year. Four </span>FIU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> journalism professors proposed a project on sea-level rise in South Florida.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:32 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 30731 at http://wlrn.org FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project Tech Group 'Chicas Poderosas' Comes To FIU's Journalism School http://wlrn.org/post/tech-group-chicas-poderosas-comes-fius-journalism-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Portuguese woman is set on the mission to educate women journalists on technology and leadership.</span></p><p>Fittingly, Mariana Santos spoke at FIU's&nbsp;Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver&nbsp;Center for the Advancement of Women in Communications this Tuesday, telling students and staff about her experiences working at the Guardian, in Latin America and in the current state of journalism.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:33:43 +0000 Diego SaldaƱa-Rojas 28740 at http://wlrn.org Tech Group 'Chicas Poderosas' Comes To FIU's Journalism School FIU On The Forefront Of Hospitality Training http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-forefront-hospitality-training <div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">02/20/14 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</span>Mike Hampton Dean of the Chaplin <strong><a href="https://htmnet.fiu.edu/">School of Hospitality at FIU</a></strong>. &nbsp; Hospitality is an important part of our economy and&nbsp;FIU is on the forefront of new ideas and training for the industry.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 28134 at http://wlrn.org FIU On The Forefront Of Hospitality Training Real-Life RoboCop Makes Debut At FIU http://wlrn.org/post/real-life-robocop-makes-debut-fiu <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Discovery Lab at Florida International University in Miami demonstrated a prototype for its own version of </span>RoboCop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Wednesday morning. The robot is designed to allow disabled police and military personnel to serve as patrol officers.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:42:53 +0000 Lisann Ramos 27824 at http://wlrn.org Real-Life RoboCop Makes Debut At FIU Foreign Buys Drive Hopeful Homeowners To Spend More On Rent http://wlrn.org/post/foreign-buys-drive-hopeful-homeowners-spend-more-rent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign investors have been gobbling up properties all over South Florida, often paying with cash. And banks are less willing to take a risk with families who need financing in lieu of cash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This affects the percentage of income South Floridians spend on housing, because when it's harder to purchase a house, more people rent. And when more people are renting, rent prices go up.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:44:12 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26520 at http://wlrn.org Foreign Buys Drive Hopeful Homeowners To Spend More On Rent Tony Succar Mixes Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson http://wlrn.org/post/tony-succar-mixes-latin-tribute-michael-jackson <p>http://youtu.be/_3j9u9uyf8E</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:57:22 +0000 Marianela de Armas 8280 at http://wlrn.org Miami Poet Richard Blanco Puts FIU In The Creative Writing Spotlight http://wlrn.org/post/miami-poet-richard-blanco-puts-fiu-creative-writing-spotlight <p>Richard Blanco will likely be Florida International University's most talked-about graduate today.</p><p>The 44-year-old is the youngest, first openly gay and first Hispanic inaugural poet.</p><p>Blanco has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from FIU as well as a Masters of Fine Arts from FIU's creative writing program.</p><p>If it seems like Blanco came out of nowhere, author and Virginia Tech professor Ed Falco begs to differ.</p><p>"Well FIU, first of all," he said, "has one of the best poetry programs in the country."</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:32:06 +0000 Kenny Malone 8069 at http://wlrn.org Miami Poet Richard Blanco Puts FIU In The Creative Writing Spotlight