Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture, + The Arts is proud to announce FIU CARTA Alumnus Anthony Faiola as its Knight Innovator-in-residence.
A graduate of the Class of 1990, Faiola began his professional career at the Miami Herald before moving to the Washington Post, where he has worked for the past 25 years. During his distinguished career with the Post, Faiola has served as the paper’s bureau chief in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New York, London, Berlin and now Miami, where he is currently in charge of South America and the Caribbean.
Faiola has covered major global events from more than 50 countries, reporting and writing on historic migrant waves, financial crises, genocides and terror attacks while interviewing international figures including Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Alberto Fujimori, Ban Ki Moon and more.
Michael Yawney, FIU Theatre Associate Professor, has been elected President of the South Florida Theatre League.
The South Florida Theatre League is an alliance of theatrical organizations and professionals dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and advocating for the growth and prestige of the South Florida theatre industry.
Leigh Steinberg may best be known to the public as the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire, but the newly appointed Board Member of FIU iSTAR also has a remarkable history of influencing the lives of more than just athletes.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Steinberg has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times as well as 62 total first-round picks. He has represented notable athletes such as Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, and multiple Olympians and professional teams. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Steinberg has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities around the world.
Associate Professor and Digital Design Coordinator for FIU Department of Architecture and co-founder of MONAD Studio Eric Goldemberg, absolutely shined at the 17th installment of the international architecture event, the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The event brings together a variety of internationally renowned architects and gives them the opportunity to showcase their creative exhibitions, give lectures, and connect with one another, while at the famous, La Usina del Arte. Goldemberg’s exhibition, FEEDback, “crystallizes the notion of trans-disciplinary project in architecture, generated by experimental strategies of direct application to the scale of the human body and its mediated environment.”
Linda Chamorro, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer & Marcelo Ertorteguy
This past month Oolite Arts announced its 2019 recipients of the Ellies Visual Arts Awards. Over 500 artists and educators submitted proposals to these competitive awards and forty-four winners were selected. Three of the forty-four recipients were faculty from Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts.
Amongst the winners, adjunct faculty Linda Chamorro and Coralina Rodriguez Meyer from the Department of Landscape Architecuture & Environmental and Urban Design were selected, and Marcelo Ertorteguy from the Department of Architecture. The three faculty winners were awarded the Creator Award, which supports working artists with grants of $2,500 to $25,000 to realize a significant visual arts project that will advance their careers.