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Doctoral student Gracia Solis receives the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Students Scholarship


Congratulations to Doctoral student Gracia Solis, who received the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Students Scholarship given by the Executive Committee of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, SECOLAS. For her paper on "Sabios, Docentes y los 'Literatos de Cajetilla de Cigarros': Lima’s Public Library and its Readers, 1821-1912".

Ph.D Candidate Leo Falcon obtains First Prize at the Tri-University Conference 2017


Congratulations to Ph.D candidate Leo Falcon for obtaining the First Prize at the Tri-University Conference 2017. This prize is awarded annually to the best student paper presented at the annual conference jointly held by the Latin American Centers of FIU, FAU and the University of Miami.

Dr. Tovah Bender to receive a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching


Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Tovah Bender, who will receive a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching during the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony and Dinner. This event will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Ernest R. Graham Center Ballrooms. All FIU faculty will be invited to attend.

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History Happenings

An exciting opportunity

FIU is partnering with the Historic Hampton House on a two year project which offers graduate students and undergraduates a chance to gain real world skills, serve the community, earn internship credit, and produce a historical exhibit.

During the segregation era, the Hampton House was the premier hotel for African Americans visiting Miami. Unable to stay at the fancy hotels on Miami Beach, where they often performed, great American musicians stayed at the Hampton House during their time in Miami: Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, and other jazz, blues and soul performers.

We are looking for two to three undergraduates and graduate students for internships and class credit, starting this summer and continuing through next year.

For undergraduates and graduate students not on funding, there are also stipends available.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ken Lipartito at

Other news

Volume 1, Issue 1 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

Famous History Majors
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Read some of our graduate placement successes stories: Graduate Placement

Read stories about the successes of some of our terrific recent MAs and PhDs: Graduate Student Successes