Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is an American public research university in Greater Miami, Florida, in the United States, with its main campus in University Park in Miami-Dade County.

Florida International University is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation, and a first-tier research university by the Florida Legislature. Founded in 1965, FIU is the youngest university to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the country’s oldest academic honor society.

FIU belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida and is one of Florida’s primary graduate research universities, awarding over 3,400 graduate and professional degrees annually. The university offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 23 colleges and schools. FIU offers many graduate programs, including architecture, business administration, engineering, law, and medicine, offering 81 master’s degrees, 34 doctoral degrees, and 3 professional degrees.

FIU is the largest university in South Florida, the 2nd-largest in Florida, and the 7th-largest in the United States. Total enrolment in 2012 was 50,394 students, including 14,177 graduate students, and 2,974 full-time faculty with over 180,000 alumni around the world. In 2012, FIU’s research expenditure was $104.6 million, with an endowment of $140 million. The university has an annual budget of $1.07 billion.

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Los argumentos políticos contra la alta inmigración latina en Estados Unidos suelen jugar con los temores de que el español podría desplazar al inglés en la sociedad estadounidense. Y esto no es así. Reuters / Lucas Jackson

El uso del español en EEUU no aumenta, pese a la inmigración latina

El español no está desplazando al inglés en Estados Unidos, De hecho, el hispanohablante en las familias inmigrantes tiende a disminuir con el paso del tiempo.
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Bloody uprising in Nicaragua could trigger the next Central American refugee crisis

Nicaragua has exploded in violence since mass protests began against President Daniel Ortega in April, with hundreds dead and thousands wounded. Amid such chaos, criminal violence is likely to follow.
Political arguments against high Latino immigration into the U.S. often play on fears that Spanish is pushing out English in American society. It’s not. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Spanish use is steady or dropping in US despite high Latino immigration

Spanish is not overtaking English in the US, despite political fearmongering. In fact, due to the 'three-generation pattern,' Spanish speaking in immigrant families tends to decline over time.
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Donald Trump doesn’t understand Haiti, immigration or American history

Trump's anti-Haitian rhetoric ignores a long pattern of migration from Haiti to the U.S., often driven by American meddling in Haitian affairs. Today, the two nations are irrevocably bound by history.
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In Central America, gangs like MS-13 are bad – but corrupt politicians may be worse

Corruption, not gang warfare, is the root cause of the record violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Until public officials stop shielding criminal groups like MS-13, lawlessness will reign.
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From wine to weed: Keeping the marijuana farm small and local

An era of prohibition may soon be over for marijuana, and powerful players are watching. A legal expert explains how smaller, local producers can keep their pot in the game.
Does the rest of the world care about Australia’s election? EPA/Mast Irham

Views from abroad: how is the world seeing Australia’s election?

Experts in the UK, US, India, Indonesia and NZ explain how Australia's election is playing out abroad and what's at stake for our neighbours and allies.
Vente d’insectes cuisinés sur un marché de Bangkok en Thaïlande. J.Gallé/TheConversation

Hommage aux insectes, source d’inspiration et de nourriture (2)

Les insectes nous inspirent. Depuis peu, en Occident, on parle de les manger. Moins connus, ils sont à l’origine de grandes découvertes. Grâce à eux, le biologiste Jules Hoffmann a décroché un Nobel.
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Climate change threatens Western Australia’s iconic Shark Bay

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented heatwave — but not on land. Between December 2010 and April 2011, sea temperatures off the WA coast reached 3C above average, and…
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Using iron to clean steelmaking, a very dirty business

Iron and steel are components of an almost limitless number of infrastructure and consumer goods. From forks to tanks, syringes to satellites, cars to computers, from buildings to the power stations that…

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