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 […]

UCF Celebrates the Arts Expands for 2nd Festival

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2016 – a free festival of music, performances and visual displays – combines an abundance of arts and talent that would weigh down an actual marquee. The festival, which is all open to the public, will reprise its second season April 8-16 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts […]

UCF Rower's Message: Never Give Up

UCF biomedical sciences major Leonie Hamel juggles being exceptional at rowing and being in agony with rowing every day. The Ireland native is a national champion in her home country. She’s a conference champion in the States. Since she was 14, Hamel has demanded 100 percent of herself every time she is in the boat. […]

Therapy Dog Brings Smiles to Sick Children, Medical Students

Ion the 2-year-old boxer lies belly up as Palmer Vorkapich gives him rubs. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the dog was smiling. “He’s so soft,” said the 6-year-old from her bed at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. “I love him.” Ion is a certified therapy dog. His owner, UCF second-year-medical student Christa […]


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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.