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FIU launches CasaCuba - a home for all things Cuban


A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support “CasaCuba,” an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at FIU. The initiative will harness FIU’s prestigious scholarly and cultural resources to activate its extensive Cuban collections for scholars and the public, with the eventual goal of constructing a 50,000-square-foot facility on FIU’s campus.

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens


Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to a new study published by a team of researchers from FIU and the University of Michigan.

Salokar scholarship helps first generation student pursue law school dream


First generation college student Constance Lee never imagined her dream of attending law school would ever come true. She always felt her financial struggles would get in the way. Now, the political science graduate can pursue her dream thanks to the Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship Endowment. She is the first recipient of the scholarship.

Upcoming Events

Asian Studies Fall 2017 Reception

08/20/2017 02:00 PM

Join Asian Studies for its Fall 2017 Reception! All faculty and students are welcome. At 2:30 p.m., Dr. Steven Heine will be announcing the new recipient of the Omar K. Carrion Scholarship. Food and Refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Asian Studies at 305-348-1914 or

Un Tipo Típico: The Popular Humor of Guillermo Alvarez Guedes

09/06/2017 02:00 PM

Dr. Albert Sergio Laguna analyzes the significance of the famous comedian Guillermo Alvarez Guedes's jokes in order to understand Cuban-American culture in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s.

Book Presentation | Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

09/08/2017 08:00 PM

Dr. Albert Sergio Laguna's book examines the aesthetic and social logics of a wide range of popular culture forms originating in Miami and Cuba from the 1970s through the 2010s.

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