March 2015

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

    2015-03-06 10:34:56

    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 […]

  • UCF Police: Have a Safe Spring Break

    2015-03-05 17:09:38

    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 […]

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

    2015-03-05 16:22:33

    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 […]

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

    2015-03-05 12:15:16

    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 […]

  • UCF Downtown Open Forums: March 17-18

    2015-03-05 10:05:11

    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. Faculty and staff are invited to an open forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, in the Student Union’s Garden Key Meeting Room (Rm 221). Students are […]

  • Annual Literacy Symposium Packing the Podium with Education Experts

    2015-03-04 16:53:38

    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

    2015-03-04 09:51:04

    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 […]

  • Sagging Pants Does Not Equate to Sagging Values

    2015-03-04 09:31:32

    For years I’ve debated the issue of people wearing sagging pants with anyone who cared to listen. I’ve hesitated to speak publicly for fear people would think I was condoning the style of dress. For the record, I believe style is a matter of personal expression.  Consider it this way: Some Americans grow up in […]

  • Living and Breathing Science Pays Off

    2015-03-04 08:24:44

    Living and breathing science seems to pay off, according to research published in the Journal of College Science Teaching. Kimberly Schneider, the director of undergraduate research at University of Central Florida, and her team recently published a study that looked at the university’s unique Learning Environment and Academic Research Network (LEARN) and found the focused […]

  • Bill Steiger Highlights Professional Selling Program at Dean’s Luncheon

    2015-03-03 17:18:27

    To promote thought leadership in the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness), Dean Paul Jarley hosts a monthly luncheon, gathering faculty from various departments to discuss events in the college. February’s guest speaker was Bill Steiger, coordinator of the Professional Selling Program. The Professional Selling Program is a selective degree track within the Department of […]

  • #UCFBusiness Dean Hosts Failure Competition for All UCF Students

    2015-03-03 16:32:02

    As part of the UCF College of Business Administration’s (#UCFBusiness’) unique college culture, students are taught to not only celebrate successes, but to embrace and learn from their failures. The sixth installment of Dean Paul Jarley’s Failure Competition began on Monday, February 23rd, 2015. This semester, the dean has invited every enrolled UCF student to […]

  • #UCFBusiness Dean’s Excellence Awards Deadline Extended to March 16th

    2015-03-03 16:02:51

    The UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) Dean’s Excellence Awards will highlight faculty, staff and students who have taken the tenets of the college’s culture to heart – getting out of their comfort zones, collaborating across disciplines and making effective decisions using real-time data. Only current faculty, students and full-time administrative and professional (A&P) staff […]

  • Believe 2015: Deadline Extended

    2015-03-03 14:36:26

    Believe 2015, the annual UCF Faculty & Staff Campaign, ended last Friday just short of its 1,500-donor goal. The new deadline for donations is Tuesday, March 3, at midnight. “Giving to the Faculty and Staff Campaign is a simple way to express my gratitude for what UCF has meant to my family (four degrees and […]

  • International Conference Draws Global Social Studies Practitioners

    2015-03-03 12:01:00

    The International Society for the Social Studies annual conference, held at the Fairwinds Alumni Center on the UCF campus February 26-27, offered a unique opportunity for scholars involved in any and every field in social studies to communicate, collaborate, and advance the field as a whole. With an emphasis on research advancement and continued professional development for all practitioners, the […]

  • Talon Simulations Takes Top Prize at Business Model Competition

    2015-03-03 09:46:40

    A UCF student’s affordable alternative to flight schools and expensive flight simulators received top honors at the annual Business Model Competition. The BMC gives students the opportunity to network with entrepreneurial leaders, have their hard work recognized, win cash prizes, and a chance to compete at the international level. The UCF Blackstone LaunchPad, an initiative […]

  • UCF Professor Recognized, Books on Top 10 must Reads about Cuba

    2015-03-02 12:13:42

    The Guardian newspaper has named two short story collections written by one of UCF’s English professors to the Top 10 must Reads about Cuba, just as relations between Cuba and the United States begin to thaw. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was recognized in the Guardian’s list of ten books to best help understand Cuba.  Milanés, an […]

  • Experience the Rosen College Career Fair in Less Than 30 Seconds

    2015-03-02 10:58:52

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, 610 students had the opportunity to meet 72 different employers at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management Spring 2015 Career & Experiential Learning Fair. Leading organizations from the hospitality and tourism industry visited the campus to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with students majoring in hospitality management, restaurant management and […]