Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Understanding the financial and insurance impact of the destructive power of hurricane on buildings and their insurers is the rare specialty of Professor Shahid S. Hamid. He not only chairs the Department of Finance in FIU’s College of Business, but is also director of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research, located in the […]

Professor’s research: Latin America views of career women key indicator.

  While attitudes toward women leaders are changing swiftly, worldwide traditional gender relationships remain pervasive and still hamper women’s advancement. This holds true in a number of regions, including Latin America. William Newburry, chair of the Department of Management & International Business at Florida International University’s College of Business, wanted to see how and why […]

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

Florida International University students are used to having accomplished international professors in their classrooms. But in the case of Stanislav Jansta, clinical instructor in the College of Business’s School of Accounting, they have something more: an honorary consul. In April 2017, Jansta was notified that the Czech Republic had officially approved his appointment. And on […]

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

It all began with a pouf, a fabric-covered hassock created last year by a group of village women of Bandhwari, India, in collaboration with nine Florida International University College of Business students as part of their annual social entrepreneurship project. When the 2016 trip was over, the students, all members of the International Business Honors […]

Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

With end-of-term demands looming and cherished non-classroom hours for research and writing beckoning them, 60 Florida International University College of Business faculty members made time to gather for an event that promised to bring new insights and inspiration to the profession of university teaching. And that is exactly what the Second Annual South Florida Teaching […]

Zumba co-founder Beto Perez stages a dance-out for College of Business charity.

Zumba co-founder Beto Perez stages a dance-out for College of Business charity.

You almost couldn’t stand still, even if you wanted to. Because Zumba creator himself, Beto Perez, was on the FIU campus, leading a class in an epic workout. The club version of Donna Summer disco hit “Hot Stuff” flowed through the speakers at Florida International University’s Wellness and Recreation Center on the Modesto A. Maidique […]