• 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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  • 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 […]

  • Annual Literacy Symposium Packing the Podium with Education Experts

    The 17th Annual Literacy Symposium, coming up April 3rd on the UCF campus, has an expanded and impressive lineup of speakers this year, covering topics from curriculum to digital writing to student engagement and more. Four keynote presentations are among the many highlights planned for the symposium, covering a range of subjects relevant to teachers […]

  • Summit at UCF Addressed Pressing Global Issues

    Students, faculty, practitioners and community members learned about “Opportunities and Challenges for Human Society and Development” at the 2015 Florida International Summit recently at UCF. Sponsored by the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS), which was established in 2003, the summit was co-hosted by UCF and FSU. The Feb. 26 event included two addresses and […]

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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.