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"As an integral economic engine of South Florida, FIU remains a solution center for our community. The university is committed to our students, to our alumni who are facing uncertain times, to our local business owners through our work with the Small Business Development Center, and to our support for our frontline healthcare workers through supplies and critical research needs." –Elizabeth Bejar, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Infectious Disease Expert Weighs in on COVID-19

Dr. Aileen Marty, FIU professor of infectious disease, discusses recently approved COVID-19 testing, how to reduce risks during re-openings, and the upcoming hurricane season.

Panthers Making a Difference

Panthers are making a difference for the community on the front lines of the pandemic and at home.


President Rosenberg shares latest update on fall semester (July 17)

Based on input from our FIU healthcare experts, the informed science surrounding COVID-19 and the current circumstances in our South Florida community, we will continue to operate our FIU largely remote until further notice. Your well-being and that of our students continue to be our top priority. 


Researchers investigate if antibodies from other viral infections help fight COVID-19

This research could explain why some countries, such as New Zealand, may have beaten the coronavirus and why other countries have been more impacted with cases still rising at drastic rates.

Josue and Amelia Raudales

Alumnus, FIU parent discusses decision to donate to student emergency relief through FIUstrong

Knowing that many of his daughter’s peers at FIU are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and having been a beneficiary of financial support himself during his studies at FIU, two-time alumnus Josue Raudales recently made a gift to FIUstrong in support of student emergency relief.


Interior architecture student creates hyrbid COVID-19 treatment model to aid overcrowded hospitals

Under the guidance of Newton D’Souza, chair for the Department of Interior Architecture and Arthur Brito, director of health and principal of HKS Architects, Njood Bokhari came up with a design proposal called CONT + AID to help provide quick relief to overwhelmed hospitals. Take a virtual tour of the design.

FIU helps

FIUstrong: Providing emergency relief for students during the pandemic

Thousands of FIU students have personal situations that have grown increasingly dire as the pandemic persists. While young people struggle to meet basic needs, financial difficulties threaten their dreams of attaining a degree. The FIU community is stepping up to support them.


FIU researchers inform Miami-Dade policymakers with COVID-19 tracker

Researchers from FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have launched the Miami-Dade COVID-19 Trend Tracker, a website dedicated to monitoring the long and short term trends of COVID-19 and its impact on local hospitals. Learn more about about the tracker.

Connect with Panthers Virtually

In response to nationwide social distancing efforts, the FIU Alumni Association has shifted focus to provide more online-based content for alumni and the community. Visit the Panthers Connect page to explore webinars, an online book club, virtual networking receptions, and more.