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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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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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Christa Remington, who graduated with a doctorate in public affairs on Tuesday, was featured in a segment on CBS4 News. Christa, who founded the non-profit organization THE Mission Haiti, Inc., has helped hundreds of children obtain an education by providing them with needed tuition, books and supplies. Christa is one of our Summer 2017 Worlds Ahead Graduates! Congratulations, Christa!

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Paola Santiago, an interdisciplinary studies major, landed an internship with the State Department as an intern at the Office of Policy and Coordination and Public Affairs through the help of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. As an intern, she has been introduced to foreign dignitaries and ambassadors at events, learned to be flexible with tasks and has improved her professional networking skills.

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International relations major Rachael Schroeder shares her experience working as an intern at the Passport Services Office of Integrity and Internal Controls at the State Department in Washington, D.C. As an intern, she has hands-on practice with sending professional emails, attending meetings and volunteering at conferences.

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Alum Harry Gould found a mentor in international relations icon and professor emeritus in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Nicholas Onuf. Recently Gould, now an associate professor for PIR, published and edited the book “The Art of World-Making,” to honor Onuf’s career and his contributions to the study of international relations.

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Michelle Rosario, a political science and philosophy major, is interning at Washington Premier Consulting in Washington, D.C. In her role, she has organized events with various organizations, including Mid-Tier Advocacy. She is currently assisting her firm establish its partnership with the General Services Administration to change the way procurement agencies draft and evaluate federal contracts.

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