FIU Magazine http://blog.wlrn.org en Alternative Theater Festival Includes 'Glengarry' Revival, Thanks To Facebook http://blog.wlrn.org/post/alternative-theater-festival-includes-glengarry-revival-thanks-facebook <p>It all started with a Facebook post.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:49:34 +0000 Silvia Rodriguez 17839 at http://blog.wlrn.org Alternative Theater Festival Includes 'Glengarry' Revival, Thanks To Facebook Wolfsonian Museum To Use Largest-Ever Donation To Go Digital http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wolfsonian-museum-use-largest-ever-donation-go-digital <p>Five million dollars will go a long way toward helping&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wolfsonian.org/" target="_blank">The Wolfsonian-FIU</a>&nbsp;museum share its collection with the world.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Alexandra Pecharich 15605 at http://blog.wlrn.org Wolfsonian Museum To Use Largest-Ever Donation To Go Digital Florida’s First Liver Transplant Recipient Among FIU Med School's First Graduates http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-s-first-liver-transplant-recipient-among-fiu-med-schools-first-graduates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Trine </span>Engebretsen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bristles at the mere hint of anyone expressing sympathy for her – something she makes clear when strangers ask about her story.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After all, Engebretsen’s entire life has been one display after another of fortitude.</p><p>“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue,” she states, calling upon a quote. “Realize the strength, move on.”</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Hanly 15207 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida’s First Liver Transplant Recipient Among FIU Med School's First Graduates WLRN Teams Up With FIU To Tell Radio Stories In A Digital Age http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-teams-fiu-tell-radio-stories-digital-age <p>The class is gathered around a conference table in the newsroom shared by the <em>Miami Herald</em> and WLRN public radio. On the screen in front of them is a reporter, John O’Connor, connected via Skype. This class often covers how multimedia platforms are taking over newsrooms, so it makes sense that today’s speaker is streaming live from the Internet.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Eric Barton 15284 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Teams Up With FIU To Tell Radio Stories In A Digital Age Defense Department Funds Miami Project To Thwart Cyberattacks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/defense-department-funds-miami-project-thwart-cyberattacks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the next few months, </span>Florida International University<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;researchers will be doing their part to prevent the kind of high-tech </span>cyberattacks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that could cripple financial institutions, disable major infrastructure or threaten national security.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Amy Ellis 14119 at http://blog.wlrn.org Defense Department Funds Miami Project To Thwart Cyberattacks A Cancer Patient’s Quest For Purpose And The Pacific Ocean http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cancer-patient-s-quest-purpose-and-pacific-ocean <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David </span>Menasche<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a light packer. Four days of clothes, basic toiletries, a voice recorder, a laptop and a cell phone are all he needs. Oh, and his red-tipped cane, to help him navigate now that he is almost completely blind.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His quest is heavy on purpose and light on itinerary. His goal: to see the Pacific Ocean before his vision is completely lost, and to visit as many of his former students as possible along the way.</span></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Angeline Evans 13087 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Cancer Patient’s Quest For Purpose And The Pacific Ocean Five Centuries Later, Florida Remembers Ponce de León's Tumultuous Arrival http://blog.wlrn.org/post/five-centuries-later-florida-remembers-ponce-de-le-ns-tumultuous-arrival <p></p><p>Juan Ponce de León served as governor of Puerto Rico for a tumultuous five years. During that time, the native Taínos tried unsuccessfully to overpower him, but, in the end, it was the son of Christopher Columbus who unseated him during a political struggle for power in the New World. Ponce de León’s new “asiento,” or assignment, from Spain’s King Ferdinand II was to set sail and find – not the fountain of youth, as is widely thought – but the island of “Benimy.” After being at sea for nearly a month, he finally sighted land, but it wasn’t Bimini.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Mari de Armas 12158 at http://blog.wlrn.org Five Centuries Later, Florida Remembers Ponce de León's Tumultuous Arrival