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January

Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU recently completed a survey of sharks and rays in a shallow coral lagoon along the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. The project could be a game-changer for scientists and conservation agencies that often rely on fisheries, diver surveys or baited cameras deployed in the water for population estimates.

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FIU psychology professor Lindsay Malloy publishes her story on CNN regarding her false positive Zika test while pregnant with her second child.

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Congratulations to Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland for receiving the 2017 International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Award!

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Dr. Matthew DeGennaro is leading the FIU research team within the newly formed Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease.

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The 26th annual lecture series Delicate Balance of Nature returns to Key Largo Wednesday. Sponsored by the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, the session is “Nonnative Reptile Identification and Reporting” presented by Jenny Novak, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s nonnative species outreach and education coordinator.

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Calling all chemistry students! Be sure to check out all the opportunities that are available for you this semester.

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Dr. Matthew DeGennaro talks about how the $10M funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Zika will make an impact.

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February

SEAS Director and FCE LTER Lead Principal Investigator Evelyn Gaiser is featured in the Miami Herald on Everglades research. For the last 16 years, nearly 80 scientists and their students from 29 organizations have embarked on one of the longest and largest studies ever conducted on South Florida’s coastal Everglades. They now fear the system may be at what lead investigator Evelyn Gaiser calls a “tipping point,” where change is happening faster than scientists expected.

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Landscape architecture deals with the planning of public spaces, urban and suburban projects, the management of the green areas in cities, the design of parks and gardens, post-industrial landscaping, as well as the integration of agricultural areas in the territory.“The traveling exhibition wishes to summarize a retrospective of the Swiss landscape “touch” through art and architecture”, explain Maura Bianchi and Ugo Spiazzi, the architects who coordinated the exhibition.

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Scholarship alert! It's that time of year, make sure to get your scholarship applications in by the March 1st deadline. To see if you qualify for any SISH scholarship awards, please click on the link above.

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Summer camp programs are open for registration! To learn more about CCF's summer programs, click above.

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President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for secretary of labor during a news conference on Thursday at the White House.

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Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research collaborator and anthropologist Dr. Jessica Cattelino teamed up with photographer Adam Nadel for this exhibit to visually and textually explores the interplay of ecological, social, and cultural processes in one of the world’s most iconic and imperiled wetlands ecosystems.

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Students from Mater Academy Middle School visited International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI), Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) and other biology and chemistry labs at FIU.

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Congratulations to Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima receiving a five year “CAREER: Development of gas-phase, post-ionization structural tools for the study of DNA-protein complexes” educational and research award.

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March

Nearly 500 mental health professionals from all across the world recently convened in Miami for the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference hosted by the FIU Center for Children and Families

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During the 2016's TEDxFIU Dr. Matthew DeGennaro spoke about his research to fight Zika. Click on the link above to watch his talk.

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SISH chemistry alumni Dr. Seth Crapp and I/O psychology alumni David Van Rooy will be honored at the 16th annual Torch Awards Gala on April 1.

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FIU and UM host a research symposium in DC; President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress highlighting University priorities; FIU launches cybersecurity course in D.C. Rita Teutonico, associate director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society, met with staff from Senators Bill Nelson and John Thune’s office to discuss legislation on weather research and forecasting.

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Chapman was on his way to Bangkok but stopped in Hong Kong to help establish a monitoring program to determine how many shark species were in the local fin trade. He then set his sights on CITES and was part of a team that successfully pushed for all five species on the agenda to be listed for regulation. This means exporters are now required to have permits to trade them. The monitoring program Chapman developed with local officials in Hong Kong has been key to enforcing these directives.

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Ivian Destro Boruchowski and her children are among the nearly 77 percent of people in Miami who speak a language besides English at home. A Ph.D. student in the School of Education and Human Development, she has dedicated her career to helping students improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills in their heritage language — the language learned at home as a child.

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