February 2010, Volume 14, Number 1


Soledad Villamil and Ricardo Darín

Stars of international cinema glitter at 27th Film Festival

Miami Dade College will once again produce and present the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), one of the U.S.'s premier cinematic events. The 2010 Festival will run March 5 -14.


  • Dr. Penny Shaffer and Louis Wolfson, III Dr. Penny Shaffer, market president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and chair of the MDC Foundation Board of Directors, and Louis Wolfson, III, member of the MDC Foundation Board of Directors.
  • President Padron and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke President Padrón and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve Bank regional board of directors' meeting.
  • President Padron and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the White House President Padrón and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the White House.
  • Lijun Liu, China's director general for the Department of Training and Supervision of the State Administration of Civil Service; Dr. Pamela Menke, MDC's associate provost; Mr. Yunhua Wu, China's deputy administrator of the State Administration of Civil Service, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; and Iliana Castillo-Frick, MDC vice provost for human resources A delegation of senior Chinese officials met with MDC officials to discuss U.S. social security, human resource principles, policy-making and ethics reform, among other topics.


Dr. Eduardo Padrón; Helen Aguirre Ferré, MDC Board of Trustees chair; and Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

TIME names MDC president one of top 10

Time magazine named Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón as one of the top 10 presidents in higher education, placing him in the company of the presidents of Tulane, NYU and Ohio State University.

MDC's Freedom Tower and Hialeah Campus

Federal funds key to innovation

Important designations for the College in appropriations bills were signed by President Obama.

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Growing STEMs - $3 million grant supports students in sciences

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are some of the fastest-growing fields right now, and MDC is making sure that students keep up the pace with Project V-Coach.

Detail of graph comparing endowment values

Mission-Driven Philanthropy

The mission of Miami Dade College is simple, yet powerful: to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality education.

BHC President Johnny González

Ecuadorean students can now transfer to MDC

Miami Dade College continues to expand its global reach.

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New Institute for Health Informatics will help students enter growing field

Health care informatics, the intersection of information science, computer science and health care, is a burgeoning field.

Chenjerai Hove

FCLA offers refuge to persecuted writer

The right to free expression is one our country’s most important and well-guarded civil liberties.


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