‘Most Powerful’ List Features Many With UCF Ties

'Most Powerful' List Features Many With UCF Ties

Orlando magazine’s 2016 list of the region’s 50 most powerful people recognized several University of Central Florida leaders and alumni this week. The July edition of the magazine for the first time divides the 13th-annual list into categories, ranging from government and politics to philanthropy and community voices. In the EDUCATION category, the top spot […]

UCF Student Addresses Role of Women in Bringing About Societal Change

For Casey Margarite Field, leading the charge for female empowerment is one of her life’s passions. And it has taken her to far-flung places. The UCF student, seeking majors in both finance and economics, was invited to Xinzheng, China, in May to speak about her organization, the SCARF Society, a globally focused women’s mentorship network. […]

An Updated Variation on Consumer Shopping – And I Like it

As a young boy, one of my most enduring memories of the Christmas season was a train trip to downtown Chicago and Marshall Field’s department store. We were not regular shoppers at Field’s. They were the upscale department store in town and our household was definitely blue collar and middle class. We did most of […]

UCF to Advance Nation's Power Grid with $1 Million Federal Award

A national effort joined by the University of Central Florida to modernize and sustain the nation’s power grid will expand thanks to a new $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. Zhihua Qu, chair of UCF’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the award as part of the DOE’s […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.