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Drones & Dogs Deployed To Save Florida’s Avocado Supply

It’s Cinco de Mayo, South Florida, meaning many take pleasure in eating some guacamole. But here in Florida there is a disease that is threatening the state’s $64 million avocado industry–and researchers are using heat-sensing drones and dogs to try to save the crop.

05/05/2015

Eyes on the Rise web app (Source: http://eyesontherise.org/app/)

FIU’s Web App Helps Residents Visualize Possible Impact Of Rising Sea Levels

Ever wondered whether your dwelling will be affected by rising sea levels? Florida International University developed a web app to help residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas on South Florida neighborhoods.

04/27/2015

On Friday, Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center showcased upgrades to its Wall of Wind, which can simulate a category five hurricane with wind-driven rain. (Source: FIU)

FIU Students Receive Notification Of Sexual Assault

Students returning a holiday weekend to the main campus of Florida International University were anxious to learn Monday what prompted an incident notification.

04/06/2015

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

FIU Grant Will Train Lawyers Handling Capital Cases

Florida International University’s College of Law has received a $620,000 grant to help defense lawyers handling capital cases.

04/06/2015

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High Caliber Proposal For Colleges Shooting Through Legislature

When you think of university campuses, lofty ideals and deep thoughts come to mind. You don’t think of a shooting gallery. But that’s what some fear Florida campuses might become if a bill in the legislature hits the mark.

04/02/2015

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FIU Offers 14-Year-Old Florida Girl Full Scholarship

A 14-year old is getting a full scholarship to go to Florida International University.

03/28/2015

Coconut Grove Playhouse (Source: CBS4)

Commissioners Face Tough Debate On How To Save Coconut Grove Playhouse

Miami-Dade County Commissioners are facing a tough debate on how to save the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

03/12/2015

Miami-Dade Fair & Exposition  (Source: CBS4)

The Fair Is Back Amid Fairgrounds Battle

Ferris wheels are popping up in the South Florida skyline, a clear sign that the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition is back.

03/11/2015

FlU (Source: CBS4)

FIU Grant Will Fund Robots Used To Teach Middle School Students

Florida International University has received a $2 million grant to use robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math to middle school students.

03/01/2015

President Obama lands at MIA 2/25/15 (Source: CBS4)

President Obama Talks Immigration While In South Florida

President Barack Obama was in South Florida Wednesday for a town hall style meeting on immigration reform.

02/25/2015

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