SARC Honored Nationally for Excellence as a Learning Center

SARC Honored Nationally for Excellence as a Learning Center

The Student Academic Resource Center at UCF last month earned three national awards, including a highly regarded honor for higher education learning centers. SARC was awarded the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award, the Innovative Use of Technology Award and the Website Excellence Award from the National College Learning Center Association at its annual […]

UCF Honors Luminary Leaders for Changing the World

UCF recognized 45 faculty members Wednesday during the university’s inaugural Luminary Award presentations for making an impact on the world. The event, themed like Oscar night, honored those who are academic leaders in their field and are making contributions to the world that are having a significant impact. “Merriam-Webster defines a luminary as a person […]

President Hitt: Higher Education the Key to Transforming Lives

UCF President John C. Hitt discussed how a college degree significantly boosts the chance of social and economic mobility during his State of the University address Tuesday. That philosophy has driven UCF’s growth to become one of the nation’s largest universities at more than 66,000 students and the leading producer of bachelor’s degrees in the […]

Math Discovery Makes Difference in Medical, Oil, Other Industries

Whoever said studying mathematics has no practical application, doesn’t know UCF math Professor Alexander Katsevich. Katsevich has liked math since an early age, and in 2001 he developed a breakthrough algorithm, which efficiently and accurately processes the data collected from high-speed computed tomography scanners and translates them into clear 3-D images. The “Katsevich Algorithm” is […]

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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.