Students Visit Remarkable Craniofacial Treatment Center in Brazil

Students Visit Remarkable Craniofacial Treatment Center in Brazil

After an eight-hour flight and a five-hour bus ride, five UCF communication sciences and disorders graduate students and their faculty advisor were eager to begin their 2017 spring break in Bauru, Brazil, participating in a study-abroad clinical experience of a lifetime. Their ultimate destination? The largest craniofacial treatment center in the world, Centrinho — The Hospital […]

Visiting Scholar from Brazil Comes to UCF for Nursing Research

Attilio Provedel, an associate professor from Brazil, has come to UCF’s College of Nursing as a visiting scholar in hopes of expanding his research beyond Brazil and South America to the U.S. For the next year, Provedel will study concept development of spirituality and palliative care in nursing under the direction of assistant professor Norma […]

I Wish the Sport I Love – Soccer – Could Help Eliminate Injustice Around World

Every four years soccer fans around the globe focus on the FIFA World Cup, this year being held in Brazil. The national teams of countries compete to become World Cup champions in the name of patriotism and pride. I am a fan of almost all sports, but especially soccer – so I cannot contain my […]

Global Perspectives Highlights Social, Environmental Issues

The UCF Global Perspectives Office recently hosted two speakers who addressed pressing global concerns. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams on March 21 recounted her personal development as an activist who eventually led the successful International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Williams cofounded and chairs the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which, […]


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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.