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Miami, Oct. 3, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will receive the Glenn Curtiss Award from the Great Miami Association Aviation Association (GMAA), during the 2017 Wright Brothers Memorial Gala, Saturday, Oct. 21. 
The unfolding post-hurricane tragedy in the Caribbean is now coming clearly into view. Members of the FIU family with ties to the region are going through a difficult time as they try to connect with and assist family and friends in the islands hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The challenges there on the ground are monumental. Our Interdisciplinary Disaster Task Force is coordinating university efforts to assist with the recovery. Our engagement can make a difference for so many there whose homes and lives have been changed, perhaps forever. 
MIAMI (Sept. 26, 2017) – St. Thomas University will offer free room and board through the Spring of 2018 for up to 100 college students in Puerto Rico and affected islands in the Caribbean who wish to continue their studies at STU following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
As proposed by District 2 Board Member, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the School Board honored Papa Keith of the FM radio station 103.5 The Beat.
MIAMI (September 19, 2017) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability and FIU is part of two of the pioneering centers.
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