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Jack Black was standing in the dark-green, jungle-like backyard of South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard. The actor gazed at the blue-black pond with its prowling bass and sunfish, then up at the roof. Gleaming white solar panels, the slender, geeky Stoddard explained, power his whole house, including air conditioning and even an electric car. He pays Florida Power & Light less than $10 per month.
Lindsay C. Malloy is a developmental psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Children and Families at FIU. As people across the United States express outrage over the interrogation methods, Malloy reminds readers not to forget the countless numbers of children who face interrogations every day.
Lindsay C. Malloy is a psychology professor at Florida International University. In an CNN article Lindsey writes, "While pregnant with my second child, I had a false positive Zika test." My experience isn't rare, she writes, and we need more funding for better testing and support.
Congratulations to Dr. Reeb-Sutherland on receiving the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Mentorship Award!
FIU News article depicted the work of Dr. Yesim Darici, director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, professor of Physics, and winner of the In the Company of Women Science & Technology Award.
In honor of Cancer Control Month and her work, the College of Arts, Science and Education featured Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh as their #FacultyFriday.
Psychologist Bethany Reeb-Sutherland never lets anything get in the way of helping those who depend on her. Not even cancer. As she was navigating cancer treatments, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences notified her that she would receive the 2017 Early Career Impact Award for her major contributions to advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
At the 2017 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, three Emerging Young Investigators of the American Chemical Society were highlighted: Dr. Yan-Yan Hu from FSU, Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima from FIU, and Dr. Eugene DePrince from FSU. These young investigators are being recognized for their early independent work, which is quickly gaining recognition in their respective fields. Join me in congratulating Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima for this well-deserved professional achievement!
Sakhrat Khizroev, an electrical engineer, physicist and professor at the College of Engineering & Computing and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, in collaboration with other co-inventors, has developed a new physical model to describe how nanotechnology can be used to treat cancer.
Timothy F. Page, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management, and faculty mentor program member, found that despite declines in revenue few businesses changed their prices, inventories or staff levels. This was consistent with the belief that the downturn would be temporary and business would return once the outbreak was over.
In the grand scheme of Dade County, South Miami doesn't matter. The oversize village of 12,000 souls wedged between Kendall and Coral Gables is known as a quiet place to live if it's known at all. That's why Philip Stoddard's tale is all the more remarkable.
Philip Stoddard, mayor of South Miami, professor and faculty mentor program member, sees zero benefits to the president’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.
FIU’s Institute of Water and Environment was one of the summit’s supporting partners. Institute researchers gave presentations and led workshops, including marine ecologist James Fourqurean, aquatic ecologist Evelyn Gaiser, geologist Rene Price, ecologist Joel Trexler and wetland ecologist Tiffany Troxler.
When students see their science classmates as very interested in the class, they are more likely to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, according to the national study led by FIU professors Zahra Hazari and Geoff Potvin and published recently in Science Advances.
Mayor Philip Stoddard, an FIU biology professor and Faculty Mentor who was inspired by several California cities that passed similar ordinances, is pushing for new residential construction in South Miami to be equipped with solar panels.
The organic garden and shed adjacent to the preserve suffered no damage from Hurricane Irma. Agroecology Professor and Faculty Mentor Program participant, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, whose class maintains the garden, said the tarps they used to protect the garden were still in tact when he surveyed the area Thursday, Sept. 14. He’s looking forward to getting his students back outside for their regularly scheduled activities as soon as possible.
Joe Raiker's research on diagnosing ADHD was highlighted by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Properly handled, information provided by parents and teachers should help doctors determine with greater clarity whether a child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s the premise of a study published March 5 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Bethany Reeb Sutherland, Faculty Mentor Program member and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, offers her personal experience about being diagnosed with breast cancer. She recently shared her story at a Susan G. Komen event. The opinions expressed in the piece are her own.
Each year, FIU’s Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony provides the university the opportunity to recognize faculty members for their commitment to the university and their students. The ceremony honored the achievements of faculty who have excelled in the areas of teaching, research, service, engagement, librarianship, mentoring and advising.
The gender gap in STEM can start when children are just learning to speak – the words parents choose to describe their child's world could be the reason boys are outpacing girls, according to a new study.
A new study by researchers at seven universities finds that faculty mentorship is the most important factor in retaining women in geoscience disciplines. The researchers are in the fourth year of a five-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant for a program called PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education and Success). They are investigating how best to attract and retain women in traditionally male-dominated science fields, particularly earth and environmental sciences.
Parents of preschoolers usually have one primary concern when it comes to their children’s education, and that’s getting them ready for kindergarten. According to researchers at FIU, moms and dads should be looking way past elementary school and thinking of possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math.