Florida International University attempts to infuse global learning across the curriculum

Florida International University may have “international” as its middle name, but only recently has it moved to make global learning a centerpiece of its undergraduate curriculum. The Miami-based university is very diverse: it is a Hispanic-serving institution, and more than 80 percent of its 40,000 undergraduates are racial minorities. But in seeking input a few […]

Chocolate-loving family cooks up a sweet international business

Chocolate has an appeal that’s simply irresistible – just like love. For one blue-and-gold family, these two ingredients are one and the same. [flv:http://business.fiu.edu/biznews/2013/02/chocolate.mp4 500 280] The Alexander brothers – FIU alumni Juan Carlos ’04, Nicholas ’07 and Andrew ’12 – are bound by the sweet stuff at home and at the office. The three […]

Transformational Leadership for Organizational Change

Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine pointed out that there is a need within the healthcare industry for transformational organizational changes to deliver safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable healthcare. Organizations’ successful adaption to their new environment requires more individuals leading the change as transformational leaders. Transformational leaders are able to successfully […]

Partnership Between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and FIU Sparks Educational Innovation and Improvement

Innovation and improvement characterize the partnership at Miami Northwestern Senior High School between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Northwestern, located in Liberty City, an economically disadvantaged section of Miami, received a school grade of “D” or “F” every year between 2000 and 2010. These grades are calculated from three criteria: the percentage […]

Save the date: FIU’s AVCC to be Dec. 11-12

Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center will host its fourth annual Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) on Dec. 11 and 12 in Miami. This year’s theme will be the hot topic of “Healthcare Innovation and Venture Capital.” The conference will spotlight new ventures and opportunities in the healthcare sector, from products and processes to […]