• UCF Hosts Full-Scale Regional Emergency Exercise March 12

    First responders from across Central Florida will be at UCF Thursday, March 12, to practice communication coordination and critical response during simulated emergencies inside UCF classroom buildings. In addition to federal and state agencies, participants will include local cities and counties, state universities and colleges, community partners, regional aid agencies, 15 area hospitals and more. […]

  • UCF Police: Have a Safe Spring Break

    Before Spring Break, the UCF Police Department reminds you of simple ways to secure your home and have a safe and enjoyable vacation. If you’ll be traveling, double check that all the doors and windows of your home are locked before you leave. Be sure to take expensive items such as jewelry, laptops and electronics […]

  • With NASA’s Help, High-Tech UCF Sensor Payload Headed for Stratosphere

    NASA and a UCF physics professor plan to launch a high-altitude balloon on Sunday to test a high-tech payload that may one day be used to detect life on other planets. A team led by Robert Peale of the University of Central Florida’s Department of Physics is sending an experimental sensor the size of a […]

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  • Invention Solves the Shame of Bad Beards

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. In Mike Brunett’s case, necessity came in the form of shaggy facial hair. Here’s how it started: One of Brunett’s coworkers in the UCF Office of Instructional Resources had repeatedly been forced to shave off his beard because of trimming mishaps that left it embarrassingly lopsided. Brunett […]

  • Color Changes Everything: UCF Helps Develop Tool to Aid Doctors Looking for Cancer Clues

    Like real estate, gene expression is all about location, location, location – and a team of University of Central Florida researchers has just helped create a colored genetic map that doctors studying cancer can use to figure out how the disease works. Engineering associate professor Shaojie Zhang and graduate student Ardalan Naseri created a software […]

  • 31 UCF Women Recognized During National Women’s History Month

    Thirty-one remarkable women are being honored this month by UCF’s Center for Success of Women Faculty as part of National Women’s History Month. The 2015 honorees include faculty and staff members; administrators; members of the UCF Board of Trustees; and Judy Thames, president of LIFE at UCF. This is the third year the center has […]

  • UCF Downtown Open Forums: March 18, March 24

    Learn more about UCF’s plans to build a campus in downtown Orlando and ask questions about the project during two open forums the week after Spring Break. Students are invited to an open forum from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Student Union’s Cape Florida Ballroom (Rm 316D). Faculty and staff are invited […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.