Experiences with IPAL, Exceeding Expectations, and an MBUS LEADS Scholar- Van Le has got it covered!

Written By: Melissa Cancio Van Le, a MBUS Leads Scholar and architecture student, was offered an internship with CallisonRTKL, an international architecture and design firm focusing on envisioning original spaces for their clients. Van was selected to be part of the Integrated Path to Architecture Licensure (IPAL) program. IPAL is an optional path [...]


National First Gen Day Features SCJ Alumni and Actress Arlene Tur

Nearly 50% of the FIU student population are first-generation college students. As the first in their families to attend a university, these students face an exclusive set of challenges that can range from economic difficulties to feelings of being overwhelmed with the college experience to even continued family responsibilities. These unique challenges can [...]


Journalism Day 2018 Yields Nearly 600 Student Participants

Nearly 600 middle and high school students attended the 46th annual South Florida Journalism Day, co-sponsored by the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA), the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at FIU and the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) on Oct. 27 at MMC. [...]


FIU Landscape Attends ASLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia

Florida International University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental + Urban Design attended the annual American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Expo and Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 19th through the 22nd. Professor TJ Marston and students from the FIU ASLA Chapter represented [...]


Communication of Conservation Course Offered Through National Geographic Society Grant

In collaboration with the Tropical Conservation Institute at FIU, the Department of Communication has designed a course for students interested in species conservation and communication As part of an education grant through the National Geographic Society, four FIU faculty members will work with students in developing strategic conservation communication campaigns to help conserve [...]


11 CARTA Faculty and Alumni Awarded at The ArtCenter/South Florida’s Ellies

The ArtCenter/South Florida recently announced its 2018 recipients of the inaugural Ellies Visual Arts Awards. Over 500 local artists and art educators submitted applications to these competitive art awards and forty-four winners were selected. Eleven of the forty-four recipients were faculty and alumni from Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The [...]


Citizen Scientists measure urban flooding during 2018 Sea Level Solutions Day

More than 100 FIU students and faculty, government officials and concerned citizens gathered on October 27 for FIU’s 3rd annual Sea Level Solutions Day to document climate change impacts in South Florida. Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Director of Science for the Sea Level Solutions Center within the Institute of Water and Environment, has led [...]


FIU Theatre Hosts Miami-Dade Public Schools Theatre and Dance Teachers for “Arts Day at FIU”

This past Friday, FIU Theatre hosted high school theatre teachers from Miami-Dade Public Schools for a day of professional development. Arts Day at FIU is an annual event that provides teachers in all areas of the arts with exciting sessions and collaborative activities led by university faculty, special guests, and outstanding area leaders. [...]


Performance To Honor Victims in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

On November 1, the Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Artist-in-Residence Ensemble, will hold a moment of silence and dedicate their “FIU Meets Juilliard: Amernet & Kalichstein” concert to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The Amernet will open with a special performance of Dem Rebens Nigun (“The Rabbi’s Melody”) by Jewish composer, Aleksandr Zhitomorskii. [...]


CARTA in DC Communication Interns Tour the Capitol as Guests of Congressman Curbelo

Fall Semester’s CARTA in Washington, D.C., Communication Interns were guests of Congressman Carlos Curbelo’s office for an informative chat with Press Assistant Mason Di Palma, who outlined the challenges of modern communications in the fast-paced legislative world. Communication interns Mauro di Pietro, Safiyah Baxter, Tamara Kacy-Cornwall, and Nareemah Griffith, as well as Washington [...]