Redefining America’s Ethnicity, Gender and Race

Redefining America's Ethnicity, Gender and Race

When redefining the ethnicity, gender and race of American society, I find it is interrelated with the cultural dialogue. The African-American experience has always been tied to those topics. In America, the concept of the “one-drop rule” – that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person a black – was founded on sub-Saharan […]

  • What is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

    My friends in the Human Resources world are noticing an alarming trend. Colleges and universities are pumping out thousands of highly qualified students eagerly awaiting their first paycheck in the workforce. Unfortunately, simply completing the necessary coursework and earning a high grade point average isn’t enough to make them a productive member of today’s fast-paced […]

  • Interfaith Forum to Feature Cultural, Religious Speakers

    Representatives of cultural and religious institutions will speak at UCF on Thursday, Oct. 16, at a forum to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. The registration-only event, which includes a light breakfast and lunch, will be 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The program will feature representatives of different […]

  • White House Celebrates Education Alum as 'Champion of Change'

    College of Education and Human Performance alum Gonzalo La Cava was honored by the White House Monday as a “Champion of Change.” Champions of Change are educators who are doing extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans. Champions have distinguished themselves by devoting their time and energy to creating opportunities for young people […]


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  • 'One Small Candle of Truth…Dispels a Lot of Darkness'

    America the Beautiful. The words punch the elevator button in our memory, and trolley up freighted meanings and classroom images from our innocent years in fourth grade. For the spacious skies of Montana. Amber waves of grain, swirling and roiling across an ocean of Kansas wheat fields. Purple mountain majesties reigning over Colorado. The fruited […]

  • Weathering the Storm Surge of Social Media

    I’ve lived in Central Florida for more than 15 years, and in that time I’ve seen quite a few serious weather events affect our community. Though the hurricane season starts in the summer, around here we tend to become especially aware of the storm possibilities in the early fall, when more tropical activity spins up […]

  • Get Outside the Box – and Go Outside!

    We live in a fast-paced society, driven by technology and air conditioners. What would be the motivation for someone to get outside their box and go outside? I have spent most of my life outdoors. I identify with nature; it is my home. But too many miss the opportunity to understand the value and relationship […]

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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.