UCF Celebrates Black History Month

UCF Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made in their struggles for freedom and equality in American history. On February 1, the Opening Ceremony Power: Getting Plugged into Black History Month featured guest speaker, Anthony Major, director for Aficana Studies at UCF. In addition, he is program director […]

History Curriculum Needs More Coverage of Black Inventors

There is a reason we study Russian and European history as an integral part of our history curriculum. History is required from pre-K to college because it is a vital part of knowing how you and your country came to be.   History also helps shape perceptions about the people being studied. However, no matter […]

Black History Month Events Run Through February 28

Black History Month is well underway to bring cultural awareness, as well as educate and entertain the UCF community about the history of African Americans. The BHM 2015 Opening Ceremony attracted over 100 members of the UCF community to experience and to explore African American history through dance, film, and speech. The show depicted important […]

Much of Society's Unrest Caused by Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

Everybody has a perception about what the image of art should say – or not say – but few have an informed opinion. The power of the communicative arts transcends the mere power to inform. That power is used in film, television, newspapers, radio, art, magazines, music, theatre and the new social media network as […]

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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.