Student Jazmyne Burroughs on Student Involvement and the Black Identity

Student Jazmyne Burroughs on Student Involvement and the Black Identity

Jazmyne Burroughs can often be found in the Multicultural Student Center’s office helping to plan and promote cultural events for UCF students. Her position as marketing co-director keeps her busy and allows her to interact with students from many different backgrounds. As a black student leader at UCF, she is making a difference by spreading […]

UCF to Mark Valentine’s Day With Events Focused on Safe, Healthy Love

  Valentine’s Day is an annual recognition of love, and this Feb. 14, UCF will mark the day with events that celebrate safe love and healthy relationships. One Billion Rising, the global event where female survivors of violence and their supporters stand up and speak out, will start at noon Wednesday in the Student Union […]

UCF Hydrogen Fuel Expert Selected for International Award

A UCF Florida Solar Energy Center scientist with 40 years of experience in research and innovation in the field of hydrogen energy has been selected to receive an international award named after the visionary futuristic writer Jules Verne. Nazim Muradov has spent his entire career promoting and popularizing the ideas of the global hydrogen economy, […]

The #LateKnightHype Podcast Is Helping Minority Students Find Their Voices

“The black audience here at UCF was missing a voice,” says Patricia Hartley, on why she started the #LateKnightHype podcast. The show, which is recorded at Black & Gold Studios on campus, acts as a platform to recognize minority organizations making a difference at UCF. “[The podcast] has provided a voice for minority student organizations […]

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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.