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PhotoVoice as Community Engagement – New Course Offering Fall 2018

Two Semesters:

Fall 2018 (IDH 3034 – 3 credits)

Spring 2019 (IDH 3035 – 3 credits)

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 5:40 pm

·       Artistic approach to social activism and community transformation

·       Collaborative, community-based techniques

·       Hands-on experience

·       Photography and social analysis

·       Latino population in Miami

·       Course taught in both English and Spanish; Conversational Spanish language desirable

·       GL-Course that counts toward students’ GL graduation requirement!


PhotoVoice as Community Engagement is a unique interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the use of PhotoVoice Methodology to contribute to community-engaged research and policy, and involve students directly in community actions to address social problems affecting Latino populations in Miami.


If you have questions or want to join this Honors College course, please contact Logan Saucer at (305) 348-4100 or lsaucer@fiu.edu


An Honors College course in collaboration with LACC


Unlocking Colombia’s Potential


Fourth Annual Colombian Student & Professional Conference

Why Attend?

  • We are Colombia! It is important for all attendees to immerse themselves in all areas of Colombian culture, beyond what is commonly portrayed by the media. We intend to provide this experience during the conference by bringing speakers who can discuss Colombia’s cultural diversity, importance, influence in its society, and how it has changed its image worldwide. In addition, various performances will be taking place during lunch break; including traditional dances by UF Sabor Latino dance team. 
  • We are professional development! Students and different entities interested in Colombian industry, will have the opportunity of having different speakers that will explain how culture and different factors are hand in hand with the industrial and economic development of a country like Colombia. 
  • We are Philanthropy! The idea of this conference is through different panels showcase the different ideals about how Colombia is paving its way to progress. Attendees to the conference, especially non Colombian attendees, will be able to understand more about the Colombian culture, how the industrial development has progressed over time and how its economy is growing.

2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

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Participate in The 2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for a chance to get your business / business idea covered in Miami Herald and exposed to potential investors.

Interested FIU Students / Alumni are eligible to under the FIU Track.

To be considered eligible:

  • Must be current FIU Student or Alumnus from any FIU College or School
  • Currently living in South Florida
  • For-profit business / ideas only
  • Business must be in operation for 2 years or less (Jan 1, 2016)
  • If competing as a team, at least one member must be a current FIU Student or Alumnus

Why Enter?

  • Networking and introductions
  • Learn about the startup industry
  • Professional reviews of your idea / plan
  • Publicity and recognition
  • Exposure that may lead to partnerships and financing

You only need to submit an Executive Summary that is a maximum 3 pages long.

Entries should be submitted to fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com

Deadline to apply is March 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

More information contact: Jesus Padilla / jpadilla@fiu.edu / 305-779-9232

Frost Family Day featuring Zotz Artz

Join us for a day of creative art marking using specially designed tools that make art accessible for children with and without disabilities. The Zot Artz approach to making art offers individuals of all abilities an opportunity for creative expression through arts and mobility.

Location: Blue Garage


Feminist Zine Workshop




In celebration of Women’s History Month, this event is intended to raise awareness of women’s issues. FIU students are invited to create their own feminist zines. Zines are self-made and independent, as are women.

Zines are a personal form of expression that defies mass-media expectations and constructs. This event seeks to encourage conversation on women’s rights and representation in art and society. 

Graduate Student Visitation Day and Open House – Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Annual Chemistry and Biochemistry Visitation Day 2018

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting its annual Visitation Day on March 2, 2018

Reservations are required.  Please reserve your spot by registering before the deadline of February 15, 2018. 


Please join us for our annual Visitation Day to learn more about our Graduate Programs in traditional areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as specializations in Environmental, Forensic and Radiochemistry. For more information visit our website and apply for our programs at: https://chemistry.fiu.edu/apply-now/ 

To reserve your seat please email mautie@fiu.edu.

International Study Opportunities Fair – Spring 2018


Pass by our fair to learn about how you can study abroad! Join us on February 27th in the College of Business Complex Lobby to hear about all the international study opportunities you have available to you.

You can live, learn and study in another country for a semester, academic year, or short-term (2-6 weeks) program. 

RSVP by going to: 


Join us for a Fireside Chat with Rodney Bullard

Join us for a very noteworthy fireside chat with Rodney D. Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, on Thursday, February 22nd 7:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M. at Venture Café inside CIC Miami. This event is presented by FIU Business & FIU Office of Engagement. Seize this opportunity to amplify your professional network and Find Out Why the World Needs You to Live Out Your Heart


Click here to register for the Fireside Chat with Rodney Bullard .


Click here to learn more about Venture Cafe .



Dangerous Women

Join us for the opening reception for Dangerous Women. The exhibition explores women of the Bible as portrayed by 16th and 17th-century artists, including Pietro da Cortona and Jan Saenredam. The exhibition will conclude with a modern and contemporary coda: Robert Henri’s sensuousSalome from 1901 and Michalene Thomas’ Portrait of Mamma Bush, 2010, a reminder of the tenacious appeal of the subject.    

Panel Discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion on the opening day of the newest exhibition Dangerous Women. Our panelists will discuss feminism in art history and the lives of women in Renaissance society. Panelists include: Kimberly Dennis, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History and Program in Sexuality, Women’s & Gender Studies, Rollins College; Mary D. Garrard, PhD, Professor Emerita of Art History, American University; and Guido Ruggiero, PhD, Professor of history and College of Arts and Sciences Cooper Fellow, University of Miami. Jordana Pomeroy, PhD, Director of the Frost Art Museum, will serve as moderator.    

BBC Team Building Day

 The Office of Global Initiatives hosts a team building event for the College of Business International Dual Degree Business students and Exchange Business students. 

Please note the event is closed to international dual degree business students and exchange business students.

FIU Business MBA and MSIRE Industry Night


MBA & MSIRE Industry Night

MBA & MSIRE Industry Night
The Present and Future of Real Estate Development

Featured Speaker:
Ben Branch
Senior Project Manager, Liberty Property Trust



Ben Branch is a construction and real estate development enthusiast with over 25 years of experience ranging from hands-on labor to senior executive responsibility. His market sector involvement includes commercial office buildings (low, mid & high rise), industrial warehouse, manufacturing facilities, single and multifamily residential, military officers retirement village and various public sector ventures with combined project values exceeding half a billion dollars.

Mr. Branch completed his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering – Construction Management from Penn State University in 1997. In 2014, he earned an MBA from Florida International University. During his MBA program, he received recognition from both the faculty and students for his exceptional leadership skills. He is also chairman of the FIU MBA Advisory Board.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
FIU @ I-75
1930 SW 145th Ave, Miramar, FL
6:00 – 8:00 PM


*Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served



business.fiu.edu | 305.779.7957

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Drawing Salon

Our Drawing Salons offer an opportunity to develop artistic skills while sitting in a relaxing gallery environment. Each two-hour session is led by practicing artists, museum educators or university faculty. Drawing materials and stools are provided. All ranges of drawing experience are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.