Partnership Horse-Therapy Center Receives International Stamp of Excellence

Partnership Horse-Therapy Center Receives International Stamp of Excellence

The Osceola Equestrian Therapy Center, a partnership with the UCF College of Medicine, Osceola County and the McCormick Research Institute, was recently named a premier accredited center by the leading credentialing organization for equine-therapy facilities. The recognition by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International, means the center demonstrates the highest industry standards and makes […]

UCF to Test Emergency Communication Tools Thursday

UCF’s preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of the communication tools that provide critical information to students, staff and faculty members, and the public. Several of those UCF Alert communication tools will be tested Thursday, July 20. In preparation for Thursday’s Alert testing, students and faculty and staff members are encouraged to log […]

Citizen Science GIS Honored with International Recognition

Esri,  a leader in spatial analytics, recognized a team from the University of Central Florida with its Special Achievement in GIS Award during the annual Esri User Conference last week. Citizen Science GIS, a collaborative effort led by UCF geographic information system Assistant Professor Tim Hawthorne, was among the 180 selected from more than 300,000 nominees around the world. They were selected for their innovative use of GIS to capture, store, […]

UCF to Celebrate Success of 30-Year-Old NSF Funded Program

The University of Central Florida will celebrate the 30-year success story of the nation’s longest-running Research Experience for Undergraduates on Monday, July 17, with an all-day program focused on how research can help undergraduate students succeed. REU is a National Science Foundation-funded program. It offers grants to universities to establish research experiences that enrich undergraduate […]

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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.