Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Dec30

Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $99,994 grant funded by the Florida Department of Health through the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Researchers at any university or research institute in Florida were eligible to apply and in the end, a total of twenty-seven research grants were awarded through a...

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Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award
Dec28

Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

After considering a pool of statewide candidates, the Florida Education Fund selected, among a few others, Dr. Miriam Potocky, of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to receive the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award for 2016. Dr. Potocky, a professor in the School of Social Work, is an internationally-recognized expert on refugee resettlement. She has authored over 50 publications, including the...

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Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs
Dec13

Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs

  Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Macgowan, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Professor to the University of Edinburgh, chaired a panel discussion of FIU Fulbright Faculty and Students during FIU’s International Week. Each year, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects one university to hold their meeting and they selected FIU, in recognition of it being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of...

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Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.
Dec05

Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $130,478 grant funded by the Dan Marino Foundation, Inc. to extend a pilot study completed earlier this year focusing on the impact of a training software for individuals with disabilities preparing for job interviews. Dr. Shanna Burke The job interview is a frequent gateway to employment;...

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FIU Stempel College awarded two Emerging Preeminent Program designations
Nov10

FIU Stempel College awarded two Emerging Preeminent Program designations

The FIU 2015-2020 strategic plan, called FIUBeyondPossible2020, announced the launching of programs designated as “Preeminent” and “Emerging Preeminent.”   A Preeminent Program is defined as a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engagement while expanding FIU’s financial base. Designation as a Preeminent Program is recognition for...

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Social Work Graduate Student Daniel Alvarez fights modern slavery
Sep29

Social Work Graduate Student Daniel Alvarez fights modern slavery

School of Social Work student Daniel Alvarez was interviewed by CNN for his work on human trafficking and the importance of student involvement on the issue. Alvarez, who is pursuing is Master of Social Work, can be seen in the video below at the 2:15 minute...

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