Presidential Blog

The Sunday Briefing – Oct. 13, 2019

Dear colleagues, Universities are communities of memory and hope. The memories are built out of the moments and experiences that give college life its value—in and out of the classroom. Most of us who went to university will have intense memories about the good (and...

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The Sunday Briefing – Oct. 6, 2019

Dear colleagues, Our university has so many looks that it would be hard to generalize about the totality of the FIU experience. A common thread throughout, however, is that we thrive on goal setting and accomplishment. That is why I am confident that we will become a...

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The Sunday Briefing – Sept. 29, 2019

Dear colleagues, As we head into a major religious holiday, Rosh Hashanah, we should step back and look at religious trends that impact our community and university. Perhaps the single most important trend is that a growing share of Americans now say they are...

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The Sunday Briefing – Sept. 22, 2019

Dear colleagues, While most of us were sleeping on Friday night, software specialists from JP Morgan Chase & Co. were leading a seminar on python in the Graham Center packed by nearly 100 engineering and computer science students from FIU and throughout the...

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