College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | November 29th, 2016
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On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, we would like to congratulate the Class of 2016! I know you all have worked hard, and at the end of your academic career, I would like to warmly welcome you and all our new graduates into the world-wide network of the FIU Alumni family. We look forward to supporting and learning from you as you connect and contribute as a member of the FIU Alumni AssociationAnd make sure to update your contact informationwe want to make sure the College can continue to inform you of all the news and events happening at your alma mater.

So many of you have contributed to sponsoring our great events and lectures, as well as scholarships that help our students meet their goal to pursue higher education. We were glad to see you all at our CARTA Holiday Reception on Thursday, Dec. 8. So much goes into planning for an exciting year 2017, and you can play a big part! Help us meet our goal of $10,000 to grant 10 scholarships next year. With your entry you will have a chance to win an airfare, a two-night hotel stay, a spa day and more. Click here to make your contribution by Dec. 31.
CARTA Website
Danny Pino, '96 | Theatre

From playing Star Wars as a kid with his brothers to starring in critically acclaimed TV series and films, Danny Pino was meant for stardom. Pino, who graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s in theatre in 1996, most recently starred in Robert and Michelle King’s political satire television series “BrainDead” on CBS. Previously, he played Detective Nick Amaro for NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and is best known for his seven seasons as the iconic Detective Scotty Valens on the Warner Brothers series “Cold Case. To read more, click here.
Our College is built upon generous contributors who support future generations of innovators who shape our community. Gustavo Berenblum, principal of Berenblum Busch Architecture and his wife, Claudia, are great examples of what it means to be an active member in South Florida community and FIU CARTA. Gustavo is Vice-Chair of the Dean's Leadership Board, providing internship and job opportunities to our students, sponsoring our events and supporting scholarships. To hear about his experiences with CARTA, click on the video below.  
"We believe strongly that when we are part of FIU and when we are contributing, these students are going to be the next generation that are going to put Miami at the next level." - Gustavo Berenblum, principal of Berenblum Busch Architecture
Now that you've heard Gustavo's testimony, join us by making a contribution today to help FIU CARTA students. 

If you have any questions about your contribution, please contact Maria Claverie at 305-348-1805.
$10 million gift from Moishe Mana to fund new arts home for FIU
Florida International University’s arts program will have a home in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood starting next year, funded by a donation worth $10 million from developer Moishe Mana. The program will be known as FIU CARTA (College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts) @ Mana Wynwood. To read more, click here


FIU gifted $831K to launch new incubator for art and design
FIU announced Wednesday that it will team up with a philanthropic organization to create an incubator geared toward monetizing arts- and design-driven ideas. The Ratcliffe Arts + Design Incubator, based at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, will work to provide tools and support needed to turn art and design students’ ideas into profitable businesses. To read more, click here.

SCJ professor publish new book on Miami spaces
Dr. Moses Shumow and Dr. Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. in the Department of Journalism + Media have published a new book on Miami spaces. The book also includes a Foreword by Dr. Juliet Pinto, Interim Executive Director of the School of Communication + Journalism. News, Neoliberalism, and Miami's Fragmented Urban Space uncovers and interrogates how news media - in an era of globalization and the rapid acceleration of free market ideologies... To read more, click here.
Disillusionment – The Land of The Shadows exhibition
Exhibition Dates: Dec. 1, 2016 – March 10, 2017
Location: FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios
Artist: FIU alum Alex Trimino, ‘12
Curated by: Colette Alhabahbeh-Mello
For more information, click here.
Alumna Apphia Campbell featured in American Theatre Magazine

FIU Theatre alumna Apphia Campbell (BFA, ’06) was profiled in the December 2016 issue of American Theatre Magazine in the recurring “Role Call: People to Watch” feature. Ms. Campbell has been touring Europe, Asia, and the United Kingdom with her one-woman play, Black is the Color of My Voice, inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. To read more, click here.

Communication faculty member co-authors chapter in communicating interpersonal conflict in close relationships
Lynne M. Webb, Professor in Communication, co-authored an essay entitled, “Conflicts with Heterosexual Partners about Sexual Discrepancies in Communicating Interpersonal Conflict in Close Relationships: Contexts, Challenges, and Opportunities. The research, conducted with Moon Sook Son and Patricia Amason, examines communication within heterosexual partners on sexual discrepancies from a woman’s standpoint. To read more, click here.
Public relations students partner with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation 
SCJ Instructor Hugo Ottolenghi’s Public Relations courses had the opportunity to partner with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation for a semester long project. On Thursday, December 1, both classes presented their final video productions to representatives from the organization and SCJ students. To read more,
click here.

FIU students create communication plans for NASA technologies during unique partnership
Thanks to one FIU professor and NASA’s willingness to facilitate learning experiences for universities, one class of graduate students got a first-hand look at that process and an opportunity to put what they learned in the classroom into practice.
Twenty graduate students in the Global Strategic Communications program created a strategic... To read more, click here.

Architecture alumna's Hannukkah menorah calls attention
Architecture alumna, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Katz, '12 designed a sculptural bronze menorah for Hanukkah that is available to buy in the New York Jewish Museum.
The menorah is a product of many years of prototyping and exploration into 2D to 3D digital design processes. Katz is passionate about making Jewish ritual objects that are relevant and exciting to her contemporaries. She has worked as an architectural designer, and also in museum and gallery settings in both the U.S. and in Israel. To read more about Katz, click here.
FIU Alumni Association hosts Panther Alumni Week (PAW) 2017
You're invited to the Panther Alumni Week 2017 the week of Feb. 6 - 10 at FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus and the Engineering Center. PAW is FIU's fourth annual alumni week of service during which alumni participate as guest speakers to inspire our students and share career advice. Get involved and register today!
Little Shop of Horrors
by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
directed by Phillip Church
Jan. 27 – Feb. 5

For more information, click here.
Atkins seeks three architects in Miami:
Intern Architect: Little to no experience required. Qualifications include strong organization and communication skills. Possibly part-time. To apply, send your CV and portfolio directly to Senior Architect Alejandro Echeverry at or call at 305-514-3304 or 954-701-6355.

Architectural Designer – Level I: Qualifications include 2-3 years of experience working with construction documents on a CAD platform and strong organization and communication skills. To apply, send your CV and portfolio directly to Senior Architect Alejandro Echeverry at or call at 305-514-3304 or 954-701-6355.

Architectural Designer – Level II: Qualifications include 5-6 years of experience working with construction documents on a CAD platform and managing small to medium size projects and strong organization and communication skills. To apply, send your CV and portfolio directly to Senior Architect Alejandro Echeverry at or call at 305-514-3304 or 954-701-6355. 
Zyscovich Architects seeks Intern Architect in Orlando
Responsibilities include streamlining of the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall completion of projects and participating in the review of product or shop drawing submittals during the construction phase. Qualifications include 1 or more years of experience in all phases of design, from Schematic Design through Construction Administration and proficiency in 3D modeling, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up and Adobe Creative Suites. To apply, click here
NBCUniversal Media seeks Weekend Sports Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in Miramar
Responsibilities include reporting sports, gathering information, shooting, writing and editing newsworthy events, such as breaking/sports news, general news, sports and feature stories relevant to the Miami community. Qualifications include a minimum of 2 years of experience working in top 50 market television stations as a sports reporter or MMJ. To apply, click here.
Labrat Music seeks Music Technology intern in North Miami
Responsibilities include day to day studio operations, recording sessions and live shows. Qualifications include enthusiasm about sound and eagerness to obtain first-hand experience working with artists and bands. Sound design and audio production experience preferred. To apply, click here.
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