• Ron Dowdy & Maria Triscari to be Inducted into Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame®

    The Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida will honor Ron Dowdy and Maria Triscari at The Pineapple Ball™ on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The event will be produced by Rosen College faculty, staff and students. Proceeds will benefit academic initiatives and scholarships. “Ron and […]

  • Application Deadline Extended for Intellectual Disabilities Program

    The application deadline for UCF’s new program for students with intellectual disabilities has been extended to May 13. “Students and families have been asking great questions, which we are using to help us develop the country’s premier program. We wanted to minimize any unnecessary hurdles for students so added extra time to complete the applications,” […]

  • UCFPD’s Zambri Graduates From FBI National Academy

    UCF Police Maj. David Zambri this spring traded in sunshine, the comforts of home, and his job overseeing the department’s administrative services in exchange for cold weather, a dorm room and intensive professional development. The tradeoff was worth it. After 10 weeks in Quantico, Va., Zambri left the FBI National Academy with invaluable training and […]

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  • GRAMMY-nominated Artist Ed Sheeran Visits UCF for Exclusive Behind-the-Mic Music Session

    Hundreds of students lined up outside the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on Monday, May 4, for an intimate performance by GRAMMY-nominated artist Ed Sheeran. This special event was made possible thanks to Chegg’s #EdOnCampus social media contest, which UCF won in March, giving 300 lucky students an exclusive music class with the superstar, as well as […]

  • Helping Student-Athlete Engineers

    “I know what it takes to be a student-athlete and an engineer,” said Brian Crutcher, ’95, speaking last week with a group of UCF student-athletes majoring in engineering. “I know athletes are competitive. Really competitive. You don’t go out there to be second, third or fourth. You want to win. And we need that exact […]

  • UCF Music Student Starts National Tour After Graduation

    When Greg Zabel auditioned to enter the UCF music program, the song he played on his upright bass was the 1940s standard “In the Mood” made famous by bandleader Glenn Miller. After Zabel walks across the stage Thursday at one of UCF’s six commencement ceremonies, he’ll have a week to pack his suitcase and fly […]

  • “Charge” of Inspiration Leads to International Attention for UCF Professor

    UCF faculty member Jayan Thomas, Ph.D. spied some stray cables lying about when he went for a walk one evening to ponder the subject of energy storage.  With a “charge” of inspiration, a novel thought occurred to him: Cables transmit energy, so why couldn’t they also store it? That insight has led to research that […]

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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.