Music and the Brain, A Love Story of Two UCF Professors

Music and the Brain, A Love Story of Two UCF Professors

When violinist Ayako Yonetani played the final movement from the Violin Partita in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, a man who had spent more than three decades studying the brain knew he had just surrendered his heart. “I had never heard something so beautiful,” said UCF neuroscience professor Kiminobu Sugaya. “I didn’t know then […]

Love Letters to Strangers: Students Aim to Make Campus Feel Small

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, UCF students are taking it upon themselves to make sure no one on campus feels alone. UCF Wellness & Health Promotion Services (UCF WHPS) is working with a new student group, “To Knights, With Love,” encouraging students and faculty to put colored pen to paper writing uplifting messages […]

UCF Unveils New Smart Power Grid Lab

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando of 12,000 grid engineers and energy leaders. The 660-square-foot Smart Grid lab, located in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main […]

UCF's Pendulum Swings Again, Thanks to Alumna

For the first time in more than 20 years, the pendulum in the atrium of the Mathematical Sciences building is swinging back and forth again. The Foucault pendulum, named after  French physicist Léon Foucault, was part of the original building and has been on campus since October 1970. Back then the pendulum hung unobstructed until […]


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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.