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 […]

UCF Presents an Evening with Bree Newsome

The Multicultural Student Center, the Office of Social Justice and Advocacy and UCF CARES welcome activist, filmmaker, singer and songwriter Bree Newsome on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom. Newsome will share her perspective on the demonstrations and debates around #blacklivesmatter. Driven by an unwavering belief in […]

Living in Color

UCF will observe Black History Month by hosting a variety of cultural and educational events throughout February. The Multicultural Student Center will partner with various university offices, departments and student organizations to offer a variety of programs and events. This year’s Black History Month theme is Living in Color. The celebration will kick off with an […]

I'm Hopeful the Power of Sport Will Expand to Spur Social Change

I teach a class in the DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program at the University of Central Florida on ethical and moral principles in sport. Last week we welcomed a distinguished panel to our class, which included: Charlie Freeman, executive vice president of the Orlando Magic; Linda Landman-Gonzalez, vice president for government affairs and community […]


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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.