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January

Instructor Position – Agroecology

The Agroecology Program of Earth & Environment Department invites applications for an instructor in the areas of production Agriculture/ Horticulture, to begin in Fall 2014.

The project, formally titled “Growing Community Roots for the Geoscienes in Miami, Florida".

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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico Mon., Jan. 13. It caused some power outages and cracked floors, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

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We have six Research Assistantships at Masters Level funded by USDA-National Needs Fellows Program and Hispanic Serving Institutions Program for two years.

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Effective in May 2014, the Department of Earth and Environment is changing the name of its doctoral degree program from Geosciences to the PhD in Earth Systems Science.

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February

The Agroecology Program of Department of Earth & Environment invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Scientist/Scholar in the areas of sustainable agriculture, plant pathology, soil microbiology, or related field to begin in Fall 2014.

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March

The winners for the 2014 Graduate Symposium awards were:

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April

The Search and Screen Committee of the open position, Scientist Sustainable Agriculture (Job ID# 507239), will be held on May 7th, 2014 between 11:00 am and 11:30 pm in Room ECS 157, Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Earth and Environment new graduate program is launching and accepting applications.

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For 2014 at a reception held on March 28, 2014.

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Click to see link to NFS’s press release and link to the paper

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The E & E Graduate Committee voted Julie Johnson Ph.D dissertation as the Best Dissertation

Congratulations to Julie Johnson and her Advisor Rosemary Hickey-Vargas. The Graduate Committee voted Julie Johnson's dissertation as the best of 6 Geosciences dissertations submitted from Summer 2013 through Spring 2014.

Congratulations to: Juliana Corrales, Jim Harper, Mehrnoosh Mahmoudi and Yosmel Sanchez for their award-winning presentations and poster awarded by the Graduate and Professional Student Committee.

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The Graduate Committee voted recent graduate Sade Garcia M.S. Thesis as Best Geosciences Thesis

Congratulations to Sade Garcia and her Advisor Mike Sukop. The Graduate Committee voted Sade's MS thesis as Best Geosciences Thesis, competing with 4 others from the Summer 2013 through Spring 2014 term.

Dr. Assefa Melesse of Earth and Environment was one of the faculties recognized for his book.

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Congratulations to Dr. Liu, Dr. Heinen, Dr. Bhat, and respective students for an excellent example of a departmental research collaboration, 10th paper in Biodiversity and Conservation.

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May

The conservation ecologist and professor in the Department of Earth and Environment is part of a national restoration team working to resupply genetic diversity to the cigar orchid population in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, a forested swamp spanning 20 miles along Florida’s west coast.

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FIU researchers examined the severity of two climate extremes to determine its effects on coastal fish communities in the Everglades.

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September

Recent atmospheric science graduate, Vanessa Vinent, has found a position at WPBF 25.

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Dr. Bhat and Dr. Bray winners of 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence

Please mark your calendar to attend to the Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 2nd at 3:00PM in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center. Dr. Mahadev Bhat is one of the winners of the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Dr. David Bray is one of the winners of the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities.

The Search and Screen Committee of the open position, Agroecology Instructor Position , will be held on Sep 18th, 2014 between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm in room AHC-5 300, Modesto Maidique Campus.

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The Search and Screen Committee of the open position, Agroecology Instructor Position , will be held on Sep 4th, 2014 between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm in room AHC-5 300, Modesto Maidique Campus.

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October

Earth and Environment Alum Miles Medina, who graduated last May, was awarded 1st Place in the Outstanding Thesis in Food and Agricultural Sciences Competition by the USDA-American Association of Hispanics for Higher Education-Texas A&M University.

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E&E graduate students, postdocs and faculty presented research on volcanoes of the Andes, coastal changes in Caribbean Panama, and organic-carbon-rich rocks of Spain at the GSA annual meeting last week.

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Earth and Environment Dr. Rene Price discusses researchers' predictions for tidal flooding in Miami and Key West over the next fifteen years.

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November

The Agroecology Program of the Department Earth & Environment invites applications for an Instructor in the areas of production Agriculture/Horticulture, to begin in Fall 2015.

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A new study in the Nov.-Dec. 2014 issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal now offers new support for one leading hypothesis: Tree islands are built and maintained by the trees themselves.

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The Department of Earth and Environment is looking for a Digital Instructor. This is a non-tenure track position scheduled to start for Fall 2015. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 508756 at facultycareers.fiu.edu.

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Dr. Liu graduate and undergraduate students conducted field-based research in China in summer 2014.

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