Tag: FIU in DC

Lecture by Maria Elena Toraño – “Lessons in Leadership: What Washington Taught Me.”

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As a trailblazer in corporate America, federal government service, and the small business sector, Maria Elena Toraño has helped propel Latina leadership worldwide for decades. This tireless advocate and business leader is now poised to make history by helping propel the FIU mission in our nation’s capital. Learn more about Maria Elena’s legacy and our exciting partnership at a dialogue with FIU President, Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg.

Presented by: FIU Office of the President and Office of Governmental Relations

Event Registration: opens at 1:30 PM

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Celebrating Those Who “Turned The Impossible Into The Inevitable”

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FIU presence in the last two decades has reached this Next Horizon thanks to the tenacity and support of our alumni chapter founders and critical partners. Tonight we salute those partners and alumni donors that laid the groundwork and those who are critical to ensuring that our future generations have opportunities in Washington.

By invitation only for alumni donors. 

Donate today! Give.fiu.edu/dc

Event Registration: opens at 6:00 PM

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

The Dark Side of The Web: Cyber Threats in The 21st Century

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From critical infrastructure to individual liberties, security and prosperity in the 21stcentury will depend on our ability to mitigate cyber threats and maintain an open and secure Internet. Global demands of the business and civic sectors require transformational thinking. To that end, FIU is driving policy innovation through its international cyber security forum. Join the Green School as we discuss the policies and strategies needed to mitigate cyber threats and defend national security and financial interests.

Presented by: FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Event Registration: opens at 2:45 PM, with Cafecito Break at 3:05 PM prior to lecture

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

Equity and Equality of The Sexes in Communication: Are Women Getting There?

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Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners and the first woman editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine; Dianne Lynch, president of Stephens College, the second oldest women’s college in the U.S.; Judy VanSlyke Turk, research fellow, Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, FIU, and professor emerita, VCU; and Cheryl Carpenter, Washington Bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.  Panelists will analyze the status and role of women in communication, emphasizing their role in leadership positions in the fields of advertising, broadcasting, digital media, magazines, journalism and public relations, and discuss the results of the 2016 national research study on the topic conducted by the Kopenhaver Center.

Presented by: FIU College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts, and the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication

Event Registration: opens at 10:00 AM

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

Connecting The Dots – A Multifaceted Approach to Enhancing Resilience in Coastal Ecosystems and Communities

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From the freshwater aquifer of the Everglades to the deep ocean reefs, FIU scientists are researching ways to enhance the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities. Interdisciplinary teams of scientists are conducting solutions-oriented research to enable stakeholders and policymakers to make informed decisions for their communities to adapt to projected future environmental changes including sea level rise, access and quality of water, and species extinctions.

Presented by: FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education

Event Registration: opens at 2:45 PM, with Cafecito Break at 3:05 PM prior to lecture

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

Report Launch and Public Briefing by National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

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Official report launch for the report on Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students’ Diverse Pathways. This briefing will include discussions about the report from the committee chair, Shirley Malcom (AAAS) and other panelists. FIU President, Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, also served as a member of this study.

Presented by: Board on Science Education (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

CHLI Future Leaders Conference

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This event brings together congressional speakers and distinguished corporate executives to inspire and promote public service, leadership and entrepreneurship. The conference centers on career paths and the richness of one’s diversity to the workplace.  

Global Learning’s Transformation Contest: Student Presentations

Every person experiences moments of transformation that forever change the way we see ourselves, our community, our world. Some of the most powerful transformations involve international or intercultural experiences, experiences that cause us to discover new things that unite, divide, confuse, or clarify.

This contest asks you to think deeply about your own international or intercultural transformational experiences. What’s more, it challenges you to inspire others by sharing your experience via artistic or informational media. These media include:


Two students will receive a two day/one night trip to visit various federal government agencies and nongovernmental organizations during the week of May 11-15, 2016!

The trip will include informational meetings at Peace Corps headquarters, United States Department of State, and more! (Details will be added as confirmed; trip agenda subject to change).


Collaborating for Change: Analyzing New Approaches for Student Success

MBRFIU President Mark Rosenberg will be in Washington, DC for the official launch of Collaborating for Change: Analyzing New Approaches for Student Success on Thursday, March 31 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the National Press Club. 
Hosted by the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), this initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes and assists public urban research universities as they implement transformational approaches to advance student success. These efforts are particularly focused on helping high-need and traditionally at-risk students while keeping costs down, re-examining business models, and reaching deeper into local communities.


President Rosenberg, along with an FIU student and faculty member, will discuss far-reaching efforts that include a focus on gateway courses and deep roots into the Miami-Dade public schools that works to improve college readiness and student progression into and through the university.
Click this link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborating-for-change-analyzing-new-approaches-for-student-success-tickets-22500208730