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Renovation of Reflecting Pond Nearly Finished

Renovation of Reflecting Pond Nearly Finished

The most scenic feature on the UCF campus – the Reflecting Pond – will be back in picture-perfect shape by April 30, just in time for graduation photo shoots. The Reflecting Pond was drained in October after Spirit Splash and has been undergoing an extensive renovation ever since. Work has progressed rapidly over the past […]

Stock Named Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Assistant Professor Matt Stock of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been selected a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The prestigious recognition is bestowed to members who have an exemplary record of frequent and sustained contributions to the profession through service, research and scholarship. Just 75 of the association’s more than […]

The Cure for the Common Cut

Ask young kids what it’s like to get a shot or go to the doctor, and you’re likely to get some frowns. Two students in the interactive entertainment master’s program at UCF, Christine Wright and James Gaiser, wanted to change that. Their invention, “Boo Boo Snap” is a prototype for an app on your smartphone […]

UCF Announces May 2018 Commencement Speakers

UCF has announced its six commencement speakers for this year’s six commencement ceremonies, which run May 3 through 5 at the CFE Arena. The speakers will address roughly 8,195 UCF students who are expected to graduate this semester, and President John C. Hitt will confer 6,824 bachelor’s, 1,219 master’s and 152 doctoral degrees. UCF has awarded […]

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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.