‘Florida Trend’ Highlights UCF Transformation Under President Hitt

'Florida Trend' Highlights UCF Transformation Under President Hitt

UCF’s rise to national prominence under the direction of President John C. Hitt is featured in the latest edition of Florida Trend magazine. “Strength in Numbers,” the cover story in the June edition that focuses on higher education in the state, chronicles the past 25 years of the university as it tripled in enrollment to […]

UCF Research Could Bring ‘Drastically’ Higher Resolution To Your Phone and TV

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new color changing surface tunable through electrical voltage – a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colors to form the images. With […]

UCF Captures National Computer Programming Title, Places 13th in World

A team of three University of Central Florida students earned the title of national champions Wednesday and finished 13th in the world in an elite computer programming contest known as the “Battle of the Brains.” In the competition at the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Rapid City, SD, the UCF trio […]

TeachLivE Lab’s Success to be Showcased at Teachers Conference

Everyone agrees that making mistakes teaches lessons. But if you’re a teacher, counselor or police officer, making mistakes can have traumatic, if unintentional consequences. Long a leader in training professionals using virtual reality and digital simulations through the TeachLivE Lab, the University of Central Florida will host a conference June 7-9 for those using the […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.