UCF Joins New Partnership to Recruit Life Science Companies

UCF Joins New Partnership to Recruit Life Science Companies

Central Florida has long been recognized as a top destination for entertainment and hospitality, but the region offers much more. It’s also a burgeoning global center for health care and life sciences. Four pillars of the Central Florida business community are pleased to announce the launch of IQ Orlando, an innovation-focused business partnership concentrated on […]

  • Bike Week Cruises to Campus Starting Monday

    The bicycle is king next week as UCF celebrates Bike Week 2015. Bike Week will pack in a slew of bike-related activities, starting with a bicycle flash mob on Monday that organizers hope will bring together a sea of two-wheeled transportation. “I think it’s going to be a really fun week of events,” said Student […]

  • Students Go Clubbing to Learn Self-Defense

    University of Central Florida students will don their best clubwear and head to a downtown nightclub next week with the hope of being grabbed on the dance floor or pinned against a wall. They’re not gluttons for punishment. It’s part of their coursework in a semester-long self-defense class. Instructor Junius Bradley and an Orlando police […]

  • Events to Increase Students’ Love for their Bodies

    UCF will host a variety of events on February 23-27 to promote healthy eating habits and positive body image to the student community as part of the National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. Some activities will include “Love Your Body through Exercise” yoga and cardio dance classes, a panel on body image concerns and eating […]

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  • Study of Child-on-Parent Abuse Could Shape Policy – and Save Lives

    Rosemary Pate was so afraid of her teenage son that she sought a restraining order against him and installed a lock on her bedroom door to keep him out. Those measures didn’t save her. Pate died in Ocoee at the hands of her 19-year-old son in July 2013. Researchers at the University of Central Florida […]

  • Giving Back Through Service — Seven M.D. Students Match Into Military Residencies

    UCF medical student Megan Vu still remembers her grandparents’ stories of escaping South Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. The gunfire, the smoke, the panic – and the joy in having a spot on a U.S. Navy ship that would take them to freedom.  “I wouldn’t be here without the actions of those […]

  • Fraternities and Sororities Take Lead in Addressing Sexual Violence

    Sexual assault is a major concern on college campuses across the country. One in four college women report surviving rape or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime. These are anonymous reports on multi-campus surveys sampling thousands of college students nationwide (Fisher, Cullen & Turner, 2000; Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006). This rate has remained […]

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