UCF Launches National Center to Find Big-Picture Solutions to Coastal Threats

UCF Launches National Center to Find Big-Picture Solutions to Coastal Threats

UCF has launched a national research center focused on finding big-picture solutions to threats facing coastal communities. In 2017, federal and local governments in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico spent more than $284 billion to deal with the impact of hurricanes and flooding, according to NOAA. “There’s a perfect storm coming,” said Graham Worthy, UCF […]

Let’s Be Clear: UCF Launches New Title IX Campaign

As members of the UCF community return to campus for the New Year, they’ll notice a new message advertised on campus: Let’s Be Clear. Let’s Be Clear messaging will be packaged with phrases about expectations for behavior as well as the availability of support resources for all students and faculty and staff members impacted by […]

Armed Services Turn to UCF for Help with New Technology

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Office of Naval Research have turned to the University of Central Florida to help push the limits of additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3-D printing with metallic alloys. Additive manufacturing looks to use different metallic alloys to print a variety of finished components used in everything from children’s toys […]

Cuban Immigrant Graduate Living Her Father’s Dream

Jeanine Garcia was too young to remember the day her father Lazaro set sail from Cuba on a raft made of beer kegs and rope, armed with a parcel of food and a dream for a better life in America. When Garcia walks across the UCF stage Saturday to collect her Bachelor of Science degree […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.