January 2017

  • UCF, Osceola Regional Medical Center Residents Staff Presidential Inauguration

    2017-01-19 14:31:29

    Emergency physicians in training from UCF’s College of Medicine will use their skills on a national stage this week as they staff the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. The doctors are completing their residencies in Emergency Medicine at Osceola Regional Medical Center. During the inauguration, three ER residents and two attending physicians from Osceola Regional will […]

  • UCF Expert To Discuss What Terrorists and Freedom Fighters Have in Common

    2017-01-19 09:14:46

    Güneş Murat Tezcür, Ph.D., the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at UCF, will speak at the Tuscawilla Country Club Wednesday, Jan. 25  at 6 p.m. The title of his talk is ‘What do Terrorists and Freedom Fighters Have in Common?’ Tezcür will explain the reasoning behind individuals’ decisions to join an armed organization […]

  • New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

    2017-01-19 09:00:44

    A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions. “I see no reason why a variation of this technique […]

  • Study Explores How Race Impacts Police Use of Force and Suspect Resistance

    2017-01-19 08:00:12

    University researchers have found that hiring more black police officers alone will not improve the relationship between police and black communities. This finding comes from a study that aimed to provide scientific data regarding a public belief that more black police officers would result in better treatment to, and garner positive reactions from, black citizens. […]

  • What's in a Name? Osceola's Advanced Manufacturing Consortium Now Called BRIDG

    2017-01-19 05:00:24

    The International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research, known as ICAMR, announced Tuesday that it will officially do business as BRIDG, an acronym that captures the central mission of the innovative technology collective – “Bridging the Innovation Development Gap.” Leaders say the new name better stands for what they do – connecting researchers and industry to […]

  • My TV Wish List for Future: Latin-Culture Network but with English Dialogue

    2017-01-18 09:02:35

    I am watching beautiful, empowering African American women being celebrated on a BET show called Black Girls Rock! The audience is full of African Americans celebrating their accomplishments, and network CEO Debra Lee and first lady Michelle Obama come out onstage to address these successful women. I am watching with the feeling of awe and […]

  • UCF Undergraduate Is First to Enter Law School through New Accelerated Program

    2017-01-17 16:32:41

    Rafael Casallas is on a fast track to a career in law and today marks a big step along the track. It’s the first day of law school for the 19-year-old legal studies senior, who is attending Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law through a 3+3 Accelerated Law Program established by UCF and Barry Law. […]

  • Adrienne Frame UCF's New Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

    2017-01-17 11:03:47

    Adrienne Frame has been selected as the University of Central Florida’s new associate vice president and dean of students in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Frame previously served as interim director of residence life and housing and special assistant to the dean of students at Suffolk University in Boston, MA before joining […]

  • Nursing Students Launch Give a Bear Campaign to Warm Hearts of Sick Children

    2017-01-16 08:54:02

    This Valentine’s Day, students from the UCF College of Nursing will bring love in the form of a cuddly teddy bear to local hospitalized children with the help of alumni, friends and the community. The “Give a Bear, Warm a Heart” fundraiser enables the public to sponsor one – or an entire unit – of […]

  • UCF Global Hosts Japan Summit Wednesday

    2017-01-16 06:00:01

    UCF Global will host the Southeast U.S./Japan Association’s annual summit Wednesday, Jan. 18, for an afternoon of networking and panel discussions on business, tourism, trade, education and cultural ties to Japan. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner will offer the opening remarks of the summit, which runs from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the UCF […]

  • UCF Cheerleaders Finish Fourth at National Competition

    2017-01-16 01:26:14

    Excited about competing in front of a standing-room only crowd for the finals of the UCA College Cheerleading National Championships, UCF executed a challenging routine and energized the crowd Sunday inside hp Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Knights finished fourth, earning their 12th-consecutive top-four accolade at the event. “I […]

  • Two Events to Celebrate the Legacy of MLK Jr.

    2017-01-12 15:02:37

    The LEAD Scholars Academy and Multicultural Student Center are teaming up for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Orlando on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Remember, Celebrate, Act! ‘King’s Legacy of Peace with Justice for Our World.'” The time commitment for the event is from […]

  • Opportunities Blossom at Florida's New Center for Students with Unique Abilities

    2017-01-12 09:37:37

    One year ago the Florida Legislature established a ground-breaking opportunity for higher-education institutions in the state to transform the lives of students with intellectual disabilities through innovative programs and services focused on education and career paths. Today, those students are learning about careers in nursing, greenhouse propagation, welding and other occupational fields. “It’s the only […]

  • UCF Alumnus Named National Academies Fellow

    2017-01-11 21:53:45

    University of Central Florida graduate Albert Manero has been awarded the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship, which operates under the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies of Science, is in its 19th year. It provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the program […]

  • Funeral Services to be Held This Week for Alums Killed in Line of Duty

    2017-01-11 10:15:28

    Jan. 9 was tragic day for UCF, Orlando and the law enforcement community. Orlando Police Department Master Sergeant Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Norman Lewis were killed in the line of duty during the attempted apprehension of a wanted homicide suspect. Both were graduates of UCF’s College of Health and Public Affairs […]

  • Relationships That Have Roots Are the Anchors in Our Lives

    2017-01-11 09:24:53

    The view in my backyard is a conservation area full of various types of trees. As the seasons pass, the trees lose their leaves and even some of their branches, but the trees remain in large part due to their sturdy roots. To the side of my house is a concrete light pole. It doesn’t […]

  • Grant to UCF to Accelerate Biofuel Research, Mainstream Adoption

    2017-01-09 10:00:38

    The adoption of highly efficient, low-emission alternative biofuels just got a boost thanks to $7 million worth of Department of Energy grants announced earlier this month. The University of Central Florida landed two grants worth more than $1.25 million, which will help the Department of Energy accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable and sustainable high-performance […]

  • Professor’s Research Part of First Mission to Trojan Asteroids

    2017-01-09 09:00:12

    University of Central Florida Physics Professor Dan Britt will help explore some of the oldest asteroids in the solar system thanks to a new NASA mission. NASA, this month selected the Lucy mission, which will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids for the first-time. The robotic spacecraft will also explore a larger asteroid within the asteroid belt. […]

  • An Idea to Spark More Ideas: Marchioli's 'Collective Impact'

    2017-01-09 06:02:23

    In 1972, Nelson Marchioli received his diploma from UCF, never anticipating he’d return to the university. In fact, he didn’t set foot on campus for another 41 years, when he was invited back to discover what his alma mater had become. The people and what he saw here inspired him. So much so, that he […]

  • Knights to Begin Tailgating for Weekend Basketball Games

    2017-01-06 15:43:36

    Tailgating isn’t just for football anymore. UCF fans will now have the opportunity to tailgate prior to weekend basketball games in January and February, vice president and Director of Athletics Danny White announced Friday. “Not many campuses across the country have the kind of weather to make tailgating a possibility during basketball season,” White said. […]

  • Students, Alumni Can Jump-start Job Search at Career Expo

    2017-01-05 07:44:49

    Jump-start your job search at the 2017 Spring Career Expo on January 31, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional opportunities. The Career Expo will held on Tuesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CFE Arena. The event is open to […]

  • 2016 Was a Transformative Year for UCF

    2017-01-04 16:53:30

    Since everyone likes to come up with “top stories of the year” lists, I thought I would do one with a little UCF twist. Even though lists like these are always subject to debate and discussion, 2016 was certainly a transformative year for the university. Here is one person’s opinion on what the top stories […]

  • High School Dropout to Medical Resident - Military Officer Ready To Give Back

    2017-01-04 13:28:24

    A medical career was the furthest thing from Anthony Hawkins’ mind when he dropped out of high school at 16. But in May, Lieutenant Anthony Hawkins will graduate with his M.D. from the UCF College of Medicine and join Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA to complete his residency in emergency medicine, where he […]

  • Artists Confront Topic of Climate Change

    2017-01-04 10:39:00

    Science and art often overlap – as in an upcoming climate-change exhibit presented by UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design and the CREATE Program. The exhibit, “Today for Tomorrow: A Visual Response to Climate Change,” will feature emotionally driven artwork created by students from UCF and local elementary schools beginning Jan. 13 at the […]

  • UCF Business Alumni, Partners to be Honored at 2017 Hall of Fame Ceremony

    2017-01-04 10:04:57

    The University of Central Florida College of Business will host its 18th annual Business Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rosen Shingle Creek. More than 600 College of Business alumni, faculty, students, corporate partners and friends of UCF are expected to attend this signature annual event. ”A Knight […]