Presidential Blog

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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The Sunday Briefing – Sept. 15, 2019

Dear colleagues, The last time our Biscayne Bay received significant global attention was in 1983, when Christo and Jeanne-Claude took 6.5 million-square-feet of radiant pink woven polypropylene fabric and surrounded 11 islands in Biscayne Bay.  Known as...

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