On Saturday September 8th, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosted a reception for graduate students from Florida International University and University of Miami who are performing their research in close association with Fairchild. These students have office and lab facilities at Fairchild and access to all of the resources of the Garden. Prof. Suzanna Rose (Founding Director and Current Director of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity of FIU) delivered the keynote address entitled "Creative Risk-Taking in Graduate School and Life". Currently the Garden hosts 15 graduate students from FIU or UM. Images below: Top (Prof. Suzanna Rose delivering her lecture), bottom (graduate students with FIU-Fairchild Faculty, FIU Faculty, UM Faculty, and Fairchild Scientists).