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The Green School’s Metropolitan Center has received a $160,000 grant for a multiyear study focused on improving fiscal sustainability in all 50 states. The grant was awarded by the Volcker Alliance, a non-profit organization launched in 2013 by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker, to help rebuild public trust in government.

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Through the help of Catherine Rodriguez, then-diplomat in residence for South Florida, international business student Luis Miguel Calvo’s dreams came true. Calvo got to intern at the Bureau of Consular Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, where he blogged for the bureau’s website and attended a town hall meeting with the deputy secretary of state.

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The Green School officially welcomed the new Master of Arts in Global Affairs (MAGA) class of 2019 this past week. MAGA hosted an orientation and dinner reception for the new cohort of students beginning the program this fall.

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FIU Public Administration Professor Allan Rosenbaum has been awarded the Enrique Rodriguez Municipal Merit Award by the Ibero-American Union of Municipalities (UIM.) Rosenbaum will receive his award at the UIM’s annual conference in Manizales, Colombia this September. This recognition highlights Rosenbaum’s dedication to his career in public administration.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lucas Cabral, an international relations and political science major, is a policy intern at the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators in Washington, D.C. As an intern, he learned to create briefings, work better with his colleagues and expand his professional network. He even experienced a late night protest with his friends and took a picture with Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 3 a.m.

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This summer, international relations major Carolina Ramos interned as a research assistant at the General Services Administration’s Emerging Citizen Technology Program in Washington D.C. During her internship, Ramos participated at a variety of events hosted by major technology companies such as Google and IBM and attended a dinner reception at a Swedish Ambassador’s residence.

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Offered through the Asian Studies Program, this course is the first of its kind at FIU. Using materials like VR glasses, smartphones and Youtube videos, students get to experience East Asia like never before. And they can explore the region without breaking the bank.

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