Get Outside the Box – and Go Outside!

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 […]

  • Daughters of Civil Rights Movement to Speak at UCF

    The Global Perspectives Office and the Women’s Studies Program will host the eighth annual “Women and Leadership” forum Thursday, Sept. 18. Two daughters of the civil rights movement, Cheryl Brown Henderson and Peggy Wallace Kennedy, will discuss their perspectives on the movement as it happened and as it continues today. Henderson is the daughter of the late […]

  • Don't Label Teens Dying in Our Streets—We Mourn Them All

    Michael Brown was “no angel,” The New York Times reported, and “a handful” who later “overcame early struggles in school to graduate on time.” Trayvon Martin was a polite, shy volunteer, CNN informed us, while pointing out his 10-day drug-related suspension from school. Some media sources don’t attempt to show both “problems and promise.” Brown […]

  • Robotics Expert to Discuss Myths about 'Robot Revolution'

    James McLurkin, an expert in robotics technologies, will speak at a UCF public forum Thursday, Sept. 11. His presentation, “The End of the World and Other Misconceptions: The Truth about Robotics,” will be at 3 p.m. in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public. McLurkin […]


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  • Be the Best You Can Be – and Then Some

    The first few weeks of the school year can be overwhelming for anyone, especially at a university of nearly 60,000 students. As a graduate student, I see an uncertain, frightened look in the faces of many new students wondering what to do and how to succeed. So I want to share the advice that has […]

  • Author of 'The Fifth Beatle' to Speak About Breaking Down Ethnic Barriers

    An open forum featuring Vivek J. Tiwary, a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels, will be hosted 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the UCF Student Union. Tiwary’s presentation is titled “The Color of Dreams: Breaking Down Ethnic Barriers […]

  • Are Diversity and Inclusiveness Really Possible?

    I recently overheard one manager ask another if he knew a nurse who was looking for a job. After a moment of thinking, he remembered someone. Within a week, an offer of employment was made for a great-paying job with a wonderful schedule. It is a position that will open doors and create opportunities as […]

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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.