Newest UCF Research Building Coming Online

Newest UCF Research Building Coming Online

The long-awaited Research I building located in between Engineering and CREOL is just about ready for business. Faculty members from various colleges and centers began moving into the 105,775 square-foot facility this month. They will share three floors of wet labs, conference rooms, lecture halls and offices. The building was built to provide the infrastructure, […]

UCF Extends In-State Tuition Rate for Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Hurricane Maria

The UCF Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to continue to allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to qualify for in-state tuition. The board extended the tuition reduction, which started this spring, through the spring 2019 semester for students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The reduction applies to students who fled Puerto […]

UCF Launches National Center to Find Big-Picture Solutions to Coastal Threats

UCF has launched a national research center focused on finding big-picture solutions to threats facing coastal communities. In 2017, federal and local governments in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico spent more than $284 billion to deal with the impact of hurricanes and flooding, according to NOAA. “There’s a perfect storm coming,” said Graham Worthy, UCF […]

UCF Study Shows Benefits, Challenges of Lunch Programs for Elderly

Eating lunch with others benefits the health of elderly Orange County residents, according to a study conducted by public affairs’ researchers at UCF. The nonprofit Seniors First, which offers the Neighborhood Lunch program in Orange County, partnered with UCF to review its program and impact on participants. Doctoral students Faisal Mohamidi and Safiya Prysmakova and […]

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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.