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8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

St. Thomas University names new provost

Irma Becerra-Fernandez, who previously held a vice president position at Florida International University, will become the new provost at St. Thomas, located in Miami Gardens.

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Related Topix: Saint Thomas University, Thomas University

12 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

FIU expansion good for community

I'm writing in support of Florida International University's expansion to the land next to its Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Study: Good Handwriting Linked To Better Grades

Does your child have nice penmanship? Easy to read, neat handwriting may mean better grades in school, according to a Florida International University professor's research.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education

23 hrs ago | CBS Local

Future Of Dade Fair At Tamiami Park May Go To Voters

The future of the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition at Tamiami Park could be in for a roller coaster ride.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Miami's Community Newspapers

FIU, Ocean Bank ink agreement to name field at FIU Stadium

Florida International University's executive director of sports and entertainment, Pete Garcia, recently announced a three-year partnership with Ocean Bank, resulting in the naming of the Panther football team's home field, which will now be called "Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium."

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Forbes.com

Red Cup Nation: College Partying For A Career

A recent graduate from Harvard College with a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy, I am looking to use my knowledge of and passion for energy and sustainability to write about innovators in those fields.

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Related Topix: Florida

ImmigrationProf Blog

Immigrant of the Day: Liz Balmaseda From Cuba | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Liz Balmaseda was born in Puerto Padre in the midst of the Cuban Revolution of 1959 .

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News

Miami's Community Newspapers

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Kaylan Coke

Palmetto High School senior Kaylan Coke interned in the Florida International University Chemistry Department this summer.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade commissioners to consider FIU-expansion ballot question

Michelle Varela, left, and Jennifer Ravelo, right, ride the Blizzard at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Youth, Alternative

Miami New Times

Summertime Art Geniuses: The "Hidden Magical Worlds" of Jose Tonito

It's August and the galleries are mostly closed or operating on short hours. The big-name artists have hightailed it for cooler climes.

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Related Topix: Hialeah, FL, Symphony, Arts, Photography

How Stuff Works

Strange Spikes Over Siberia Puzzle Astronauts

Strange spiky shapes slash across the Kulundra Steppe of Siberia in an astronaut's photograph snapped from the International Space Station in June 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Iselle, Natural Disasters, Hurricane Julio, Science / Technology, NASA, Weird

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Miami's Community Newspapers

Gator Rebhan named head softball coach at FIU

Florida International University recently named the new head coach for the 2015 women's softball program, South Florida's very own Gator Rebhan.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

National Journal

House Hires Lawyer for Obama Lawsuit

House Republicans have enlisted David Rivkin to shepherd their lawsuit against President Obama for alleged executive overreach, hiring one of the originators of the legal theory underpinning their action.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

Politico

Military hardware for college cops

Florida International University campus police have military-grade rifles. Ohio State has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle .

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Central Washington University, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson

The Miami Herald

Conservative, Reform rabbis share same synagogue

It's been said that no two women can share the same kitchen in peace. I guess that saying doesn't apply to having two rabbis - one Conservative and the other Reform - sharing the same synagogue.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Palmetto Bay, FL, University, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

NBC Miami

Cost of Florida's Prepaid College Tuition Plan Going Down

The Florida Pre-Paid College Plan is getting cheaper, but it still might not be the best way to save for college.

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Related Topix: Florida

Examiner.com

Cuban American Rasta musician takes the reggae industry by storm

Originally known as Juan Carlos Guardiola grew up on the basketball courts of Miami and entered college with a basketball scholarship at Florida International University.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley

Criminal Report Daily

Sickly Coral Reefs Fail the Smell Test

Corals thrive in the marine protected area of Votua Village in Fiji, one of the three protected areas used in the study.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Iselle, Hurricane Julio, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Miami Herald

New student housing tower opens in Sweetwater, near FIU

Florida International University are moving into a new private apartment tower in Sweetwater, across the street from the main campus on Southwest Eighth Street.

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Related Topix: Milan, MI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Capital Soup

FIU College of Business Honors Alumni Achievement and Community Impact at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

The founder of a home-grown global fashion brand, a philanthropist committed to the arts and education, and the manager of a top New York asset management fund are among five who will be inducted into the 2014 FIU Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Florida

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