UCF Honors Luminary Leaders for Changing the World

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 […]

UCF Med Students Host Free Asthma Screening Saturday

Asthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. And asthma cases in Central Florida exceed the national average, with rates among the Hispanic population particularly prevalent due to lack of adequate access to care. That’s why a group of UCF medical students are conducting a free […]