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Juan Pedro Moreno and model and entrepreneur Valeria Mazza (Photo by: Isabell Vasquez)

Miami Fashion Week talk addresses importance of embracing digital revolution

At the Miami Fashion Week Summit this past weekend at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, one of the talks focused on how the digital landscape is changing the fashion industry. At the “The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Fashion Business Sustainability” talk, Juan Pedro Moreno, president of the marketing agency Accenture for Spain, Portugal and Israel, explained how ...

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(Left to Right) Carmela Osorio and Valeria Mazza (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Young fashion designer promotes consumer responsibility at Miami Fashion Week

A Venezuelan fashion designer and activist took the stage at Miami Fashion Week to dig into the dark side of fast fashion and marginalized women, and gave tips for creating more socially conscious fashion. “I came here to follow that American Dream,” said Carmela Osorio Lugo. She studied fashion at Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and won Council ...

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Students and faculty gathered at the The Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (Photo by: Alondra Bodden)

Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator opens at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Florida International University’s newest facility at Biscayne Bay Campus held its grand opening Wednesday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., and FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA)  partnered up for  The Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, a facility offering FIU art and design students the resources and space needed ...

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Left to Right: Rosa Flores and Mike Jachles (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Governor’s Hurricane Conference features workshop on the importance of social media in reporting

The 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference was held May 13 through the 18 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, offering various workshops and training sessions for disaster recovery tactics. Among the workshops was a session focusing on social media’s vital role in Network TV’s coverage of last year’s major hurricanes. By Victoria Salas South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Mike Jachles, ...

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Left to right: Principal Michael Castellano Michael Castellano, student attendee, Commissioner Iris A. Siple (Photo by Maria Fernanda Zarate)

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students about the dangers of growing up in a world filled with technology. The second in a series of presentations, the city held “Raising Positive Children: Growing Up In A Digital Age” May 17 at the Charles F. ...

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“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram The two-story cement ...

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Join SFNS! Open House April 24

Current FIU students are invited to come by the South Florida News Service newsroom at noon on April 24 to visit the facility, meet current staff members and find out how they can be involved. SFNS is open to all majors, not just journalism students, and will be publishing articles, videos, photo galleries and interactive features through the summer and ...

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Participants of the Magical History Tour boarding a bus to begin the tour. (Photo credit: Nicholas Rodriguez)

North Miami Beach Magical History Tour engages residents

Citizens of North Miami Beach had the opportunity to learn about historic places and artifacts in their city on the Magical History Tour, a free bus outing on Sunday, April 8.    By Nicholas Rodriguez South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The tour, which ran from 1 to 4:30 p.m., used a school bus and two of North Miami Beach’s Parks and Recreational vans to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach Public Library at 1601 NE ...

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FOX News Vice President and COO Sharri Berg sharing the 10 qualities every leader should have regardless of experience in the field. (Photo credit: Jessica Barrios)

Third annual “Women in Communication” FIU conference features leadership and career advice

For the third consecutive year, women seeking careers in communication at Florida International University learned from industry leaders across a variety of fields, including journalism, advertising and public relations during a daylong event at the school’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The third annual “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead” conference, hosted by FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, began at 9:30 a.m. with a speech from its namesake and director, former FIU dean ...

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Third annual “Women in Communication” conference at BBC set for April 5

Florida International University’s Lilian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication is holding its third annual national conference, “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead,” this Thursday, April 5, at the Bicayne Bay Campus’ Wolfe University Center.  The conference was planned in accordance with FIU’s Diversity Week, which more than 20- events between Friday, March 30, to Sunday, April 8.   “We look at women who ...

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