QPR a thon: Suicide Prevention Training

QPR a thon: Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide can be prevented. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. It is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans and the second leading cause in the college-age population. However, people rarely communicate openly about suicide, which hinders effective prevention. On March 27, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainers […]

Finals Week Resources: You Got This, Knights!

This week marks the end of classes for the fall 2016 semester, and with final exams around the corner, UCF reminds students of resources to help reduce stress and be academically successful. Monday, Dec. 5, will be a study day, and exams will run from Tuesday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 12. Commencement ceremonies will […]

UCF to Host Suicide-Prevention Activities

UCF will observe National Suicide Prevention Week by hosting Counseling and Psychological Services’ annual flag display and training to help prevent suicides. Memory Mall will be dotted with 1,100 yellow flags Sept. 13 to represent the number of suicides that occur on U.S. college campuses each year. The display, “Field of Memories: Be Aware, Show […]

UCF Offers Stress Relieving Events

April is Stress Awareness Month. UCF Wellness and Health Promotion Services and Counseling and Psychological Services has join the national effort to educate and help students learn about effective coping skills and work on ways to reduce the stress you experience on a daily basis. Stress is a normal emotional response to the demands of […]

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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.