A Knight of Honor

A Knight of Honor

For the past 34 years, the UCF Alumni Association has been honoring Knights who “Reach for the Stars.” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of this year’s recipients, who will be presented with their Knighty statues (as seen above) at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, Oct. 23. The […]

  • New UCF Center to Educate Future Intelligence Workforce

    The University of Central Florida has been awarded a $1.85 million grant to establish a center focused on intelligence and national security within the department of political science. The center will help prepare the workforce for the intelligence community of the future. UCF will become one of only a handful of universities nationwide to house […]

  • Help UCF's Indiana Jones Team Beat Other Researchers in Contest

    Did you know that Caracol, a Maya archaeological site being excavated by a University of Central Florida husband and wife team, beat the dig at Pompeii in a popularity contest last month? Today, you can help UCF anthropologists Arlen and Diane Chase, UCF’s very own Indiana Jones team, beat researchers who have excavated the South […]

  • UCF Biology Professor to Handle Electric Eels on National TV

    University of Central Florida zoologist William Crampton loves electric fish and that’s made him one of the world’s experts when it comes to these creatures. At 8 p.m. Friday the world will get to know Crampton as he guides National Geographic Channel’s “Monster Fish” show host Zeb Hogan on a trip to the Amazon River […]


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  • Scene of the Crime

    Shows like “CSI,” “Bones” and “NCIS” make the field of forensic science look exciting, and full of drama and intrigue. However, to the disappointment of crime show lovers everywhere, things don’t quite happen like they do on the small screen. Just ask Cory Winar, ’97, forensic lab manager for the Oregon State Police. “We wear […]

  • Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass ... Yet

    Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded — but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic incident. “Texting with either a smartphone or Glass will cause distraction and […]

  • Student Discovers New Organism During New York Internship

    While many students spent their summer break enjoying the beach, University of Central Florida junior Grace Avecilla helped discover a new organism while interning at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Getting a chance to culture single-celled protists, a diverse set of microorganism, was the highlight of the internship, made possible through […]

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