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Oct 22, 2020, 11:49 ET DIY contact tracing interview tool could disrupt spread of COVID-19

Psychologists have developed a do-it-yourself tool that uses "the science of memory" to improve the ability to remember more contacts during the...


Oct 02, 2020, 13:32 ET FIU Cuba Poll: Most Cuban Americans support President Trump and his policies, will vote to re-elect him

A majority of Cuban Americans support President Donald Trump and plan to vote for him in November, according to the latest FIU Cuba Poll. They gave...


Jun 15, 2020, 08:15 ET FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. launch new Spirits Education Program

FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management through its new Bacardi Center of Excellence, a unique educational program tailored for...


Mar 30, 2020, 14:21 ET FIU 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers

In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida...


Mar 11, 2020, 12:37 ET FIU scientists discover deep-sea shrimp are covered in organs capable of seeing light

Many deep-sea creatures have organs all over their bodies that emit light. Now scientists believe these same organs can actually see. The organs,...


Mar 03, 2020, 14:02 ET Bacardi USA Donates $5 Million to Florida International University

Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has announced a $5 million gift from Bacardi USA dedicated to a ...


Jan 29, 2020, 14:25 ET Florida International University: Not getting enough sleep linked to handgun carrying among teens

Getting less than five hours of sleep a night leads to an increased likelihood of teens carrying a handgun – and even taking a gun to school,...


Dec 16, 2019, 12:40 ET Scientists bait mosquitoes with one of Earth's most common scents

Scientists have developed a new method for baiting mosquitoes to targeted sources of water for an innovative attract-and-kill approach to mosquito...


Dec 09, 2019, 17:19 ET FIU researcher named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Florida International University Distinguished Professor Madhavan Nair has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Nair, an...


Nov 14, 2019, 14:33 ET Florida International University and MITRE Establish Strategic Partnership

Florida International University and MITRE, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and development in the public interest, have entered...


Nov 04, 2019, 15:34 ET Florida International University: Researchers show adverse childhood events contribute to lower self-control among teens

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are known to lead to a number of negative health and behavior outcomes, including delinquent and criminal...


Oct 29, 2019, 15:27 ET FIU leads three universities in launching program for more diverse doctoral students in special education

Florida International University is leading a trio of universities in a $7.5 million program to support diverse students pursuing doctoral degrees in ...


Oct 10, 2019, 14:57 ET Medicines to help smokers quit only fight half the battle

More than 90 percent of smokers who try to quit fail. The reason may be hiding in their brains. Many people who try to quit often turn to smoking...


Oct 03, 2019, 15:52 ET National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor joins FIU

Mireya Mayor has joined Florida International University as director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, ...


Oct 02, 2019, 09:33 ET FIU studying how corals fight climate change at molecular level

Florida International University was awarded a $3 million grant to investigate how corals are responding to climate change at the molecular level...


Sep 10, 2019, 15:37 ET Air Force awards FIU $4.82 million to propel research on origami antennas

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has awarded Florida International University (FIU) an additional $4.82 million to expand its...


Sep 09, 2019, 11:56 ET Several FIU programs among the best in the nation

Florida International University programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. The new...


Jun 24, 2019, 09:33 ET The Related Group foundation makes $1 million naming gift to FIU's Metropolitan Center

Florida International University's (FIU) Metropolitan Center announced a $1 million endowment gift from the Related Philanthropic Foundation. The...


Jun 13, 2019, 13:53 ET FIU First South Florida University To Be Designated "Emerging Preeminent Research University"

FIU is one step closer to becoming Florida's next preeminent research university. On Thursday, the Board of Governors designated FIU as an "emerging...


Jun 11, 2019, 09:12 ET FIU among top 15 universities granted U.S. patents in 2018

Florida International University is among the top universities in the world leading the way in innovation, according to rankings released last week...


Jun 10, 2019, 11:56 ET FIU Model UN named #1 in North America for the first time in program history

For the first time in program history, FIU's Model UN team has been named the top team in North America by Best Delegate, the organization that ranks ...


Apr 30, 2019, 09:00 ET New DNA test stops illegal shipment of endangered eels

Researchers have developed a new method to identify illegally trafficked European eels, and it has already led to the arrest and prosecution of...


Apr 16, 2019, 13:04 ET FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to ...


Mar 29, 2019, 16:28 ET World's frogs under assault by lone pathogenic killer, FIU scientist says

A single fungal disease has wiped out at least 90 species of amphibians and had devastating effects on hundreds more, making it the most costly...


Mar 28, 2019, 12:06 ET Scientists at FIU discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent of your sweat is a mouthwatering aroma to mosquitoes. Now, scientists have...