We Must Learn to Tell Narratives That Make Us Better – Not Divide Us

We Must Learn to Tell Narratives That Make Us Better – Not Divide Us

Every four years we turn to our TVs and online sites to cheer on competitors vying for supremacy in an arena where the rules are often unclear and scandal is rife. We hope for an uplifting narrative that shows the best of who we can be, which gives us all something to strive for, but […]

Merging is More Than a Traffic Term

On my drive to work I have to merge onto three very busy roadways. I am constantly saying to myself: “Please just let me in.” One day recently this really struck me as I was driving. Why am I always asking for someone to let me in the flow of traffic? This feeling was so […]

Building a Pathway to Engineering for Our Daughters – Brick by Brick

As a father of young elementary and middle school-aged kids, I’m also curious to know exactly how my undergrad students came to be interested in mechanical engineering. An exchange with a UCF student might go like this: “You did a great job on the exam. Congrats! By the way, how did you get interested in […]

UCF Forum's New Opinion Columnists to Begin Wednesday

The UCF Forum opinion series welcomes nine new columnists Wednesday to share their thoughts on local and world affairs, social issues, personal challenges, life lessons and other commentaries. For the next 12 months, the new columnists – faculty and staff members and one student – will take turns writing for the series each week. They […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.