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Dear CARTA Community, 
As we begin the Spring 2019 semester, we welcome back more than 4,000 returning majors, who have placed their trust in us as they pursue their goals.

If you have not done so already, please review the College’s updated homepage for a complete listing of career, cultural, and educational opportunities. There you will learn more about student internship, employment, and scholarships; Spring 2019 FIU Panther Alumni Week; Spring 2019 CARTA Career Fairs; and a listing of over 100 CARTA events offered on the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), CARTA | Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), and our two newest locations in New York City and Washington, DC. 
The homepage also has links to our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and to CARTANews-- our very own digital publication highlighting the activities and accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 
The new year and the spring semester start with promise of even greater accomplishments for CARTA, and I, like you, am excited about the opportunities ahead for us!

Go Panthers!

Brian Schriner



As we enter the spring 2019 semester, don’t forget to check out our CARTA Student Success Kit. Make sure to find out more about advising, the University Course Catalog, University Calendar, and so much more.

Access the kit here




The man, the myth, the legend… If you have not heard of him already, Robert Zuckerman is someone who inspires individuals across America and beyond. IMDB often rates Robert Zuckerman as the highest ranked photographer in the world. From Miami to Hollywood, he has impacted people from all walks of life, including at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios.

In the KINDSIGHT®️book, there are some comments that convey who he is as a person and what his work says about him. Kindsight®️ began shortly after 9/11, when Robert realized that the “antidote to terror lay in the richness of everyday life, within arm’s, heart’s and mind’s reach”.  Zuckerman states, “I wanted to show that everyday life was rich and Kindsight®️ was the vehicle to show this.” Through photography and writing, Zuckerman documents random encounters and moments. The Kindsight®️Project shows that all acts of kindness are important.

The Kindsight®️exhibition is currently on view at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios in the Lincoln Road Gallery

Read more here


The results are in: 4 BOLD members have been selected as Semi-Finalists for MAIP’s 2019 Fellowship Program!

The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) offers an intensive application process to select students of a multiracial and/or multiethnic background for an annual 22-week program. The program consists of both online training and hands-on agency internship experience. Applicants must at least have Junior-standing at an accredited university while holding a minimum GPA of 3.00.

After submitting their MAIP Fellowship applications, BOLD members Jeannie HurtadoEnrique RosellAna Silva, and Paola Venturini were selected as Semi-Finalists for MAIP.


Read more here


Dance Magazine, a national dance publication for over 90 years, has named FIU’s Pioneer Winter one of their 25 to Watch in 2019.

Their annual list features dancers, choreographers, and companies that are on the verge of skyrocketing.

Winter is an adjunct instructor in FIU’s Department of Theatre and the Honors College and is the Dance Minor Coordinator.

“With technical rigor and unflinching rapport, director Pioneer Winter and his collaborators skillfully tackle topics concerning people of varied physical ability, body type, gender identity and sexual orientation,” writes the magazine. “Every project champions the striving for personal authenticity, for in life as in art, Winter insists, ‘being truly human can be the hardest part.’”

Read more here 



Séfora Chavarria 

Born in Nicaragua and raised in Miami, FL, Séfora Chavarria’s natural surroundings throughout her life consisted of tropical jungles and lush landscapes. She knew a career in landscape architecture would allow her to work with nature and create places where people can connect with the land through design.

This was the exact path she’d take earning her master’s degree from FIU’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental + Urban Design in 2011.

During her time at FIU, she learned to master the art of visualizing complex natural systems in relation to the built environment and making the intangible understandable. The curriculum encouraged her to explore new ideas and challenge existing norms.

“FIU’s Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design program provided me with the tools I would need to succeed not just as a landscape architect, but as an individual as well,” said Séfora.

Read more here



XXII New Music Miami Festival Opening Concert: Havana & Miami

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 pm to 9 pm

Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)
420 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Welcome to the first New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) concert of the year featuring music by Cuban and Miami composers! Join us for a pre-concert discussion of works at 7:00pm with guest composer Tania Leon, to be followed by a performance at 7:30pm. Hear the celebrated ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, and members of the NODUS Ensemble perform a myriad of works from the contemporary genre. The festival discussions and concerts are free to the public, no ticket required.

Read more here


XXII New Music Miami Festival: Ensemble Dal Niente

Wednesday, January 23
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)
420 Lincoln Road
Miami, Beach FL 33139

The second New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) concert of the year featuring the cutting-edge chamber group, Ensemble Dal Niente. Join us for a pre-concert discussion of works at 7:00pm with guest conductor Michael Lewanski, followed by a performance at 7:30pm. 

Ensemble Dal Niente is a Chicago-based contemporary music collective that presents and performs new music in ways that redefine the listening experience and advance the art form. The festival discussions and concerts are free to the public, no ticket required.

Read more here



by Marc Camoletti
translated by Beverley Cross
directed by Phillip M. Church

February 22 – March 3, 2019
Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Bernard is flying high, engaged to three gorgeous flight attendants with perfectly timed layovers. Turbulence ahead! Put your tray tables in the upright and locked position as this side-splitting farce takes off.

Purchase tickets here


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