UCF Engineering Professor Takes Top Invention Honors

UCF Engineering Professor Takes Top Invention Honors

Marwan Simaan’s engineering career has made a difference in the world, from devices that give potential heart transplant patients more time to wait for a donor heart, to sharper images of the earth and all its curves, to games that are smart enough to help teach leadership skills. That’s why the University of Central Florida […]

  • Bright Holiday Season Just the Start for Florida's Recovering Economy

    A healthy holiday season is just the beginning of a great year for Florida, according to a University of Central Florida’s latest state economic forecast released today. “Kris Kringle has nothing on the Sunshine State,” said Sean Snaith, a UCF economist and director of the UCF Center for Economic Competitiveness. “The 34th Street Miracle pales […]

  • A Little Holiday Bling Before the Economy Goes Back to Ho Ho Hum

    Lower gasoline prices and holiday employment opportunities may translate into some economic bling this season, but then its back to the ho hum pace of the recovery in the new year. “The 2014 holiday shopping season should be an improvement over last year’s disappointing season,” said Sean Snaith, a University of Central Florida economist and […]

  • UCF Students Break Holiday Record in 48 Hours

    In between slurping coffee to stay awake, meeting with study groups and pulling all nighters to get ready for final exams, University of Central Florida students took time out to help one another and break a food-drive record. In less than 48 hours students dropped off 1,050 pounds of food at the Student Union to […]


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  • Students Learn How Orlando's Premier Venue Prepares for the Unexpected

    What does it take to run Central Florida’s premier sports and live entertainment venue? Lecturer Brian Avery’s Hospitality/Event Risk Management class found out during an exclusive tour of the Amway Center on Nov. 19. Phil Hastings, director of arena operations for the Orlando Magic, served as their guide, providing a front of house and back […]

  • Making Strides

    Dr. Gideon Lewis, ’00, stood before an audience of thousands of UCF graduates and their families, as the keynote speaker at UCF’s spring 2014 commencement, where he shared his accomplishments since he donned his own cap and gown, and divulged the philosophy that helped him reach them. “I still stand by my words that the […]

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    Michelle Knight, ’02, stars as Snow White in the Off-Broadway production of “DISENCHANTED!” — a not-for-the-kiddies musical comedy that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. Fairy tales will never be the same! The show runs for a limited engagement Nov. 26 through Jan. 25 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s in […]

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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.