NASA Selects UCF Project as Finalist for Explorer Mission

NASA Selects UCF Project as Finalist for Explorer Mission

NASA has just selected a University of Central Florida space project as a finalist for its Explorer Mission of Opportunity program. The selection fulfills the dream of two UCF scientists who have been researching solar weather – and its affects on our terrestrial technology – for more than five years. If chosen, this project would […]

  • Service to UCF 2014

    Melanie Fernandez flourished from an average UCF student simply trying to find her way, to a major force in the Central Florida business community and a huge part of UCF’s success. Her current consulting firm grew too, resulting from an opportunity to purchase the firm where she had been previously working as partner, a position […]

  • UCF Professor to Lead Expansion of Suicide-Prevention Programs

    UCF assistant professor of social work Kim Gryglewicz is the program director for a $3.68 million expansion of suicide-prevention services for children, teenagers and young adults in Florida. The new Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care project is made possible by a five-year grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Gryglewicz is […]

  • Know When to Hold 'em...

    UCF alumni and friends from the Central Florida legal community mingled at Ember in downtown Orlando for a fun night of blackjack, craps, roulette and poker at the Legal Knights & Friends Alumni Chapter‘s annual Casino Knight on Oct. 29. Beginners and high rollers alike enjoyed fine wines, craft beers and hors d’oeuvres, while pressing […]


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  • UCF Moon Observation Night to Interest Children in Astronomy

    UCF will host a free Moon Observation Night for children and their families on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the main campus. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., observers will have an opportunity to view the moon through several telescopes set up at Knights Plaza near the CFE Arena. Students and professors associated with UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group […]

  • Leading Wine Educator Talks Italian Wine, Culture, Cuisine at Rosen College

    Bill Whiting, wine education director for Banfi Vintners of Old Brookville, NY, the United States’ leading wine importer and a major producer of premium offerings in Italy, spoke to three classes at Rosen College this week. Students taking Exploring Wines and the History and Culture of Wine heard an expert’s take on the wine, cuisine […]

  • President's Award for Andersen Foundation

    In late October, donors who had made gifts or completed pledges of more than $25,000 in the past year were welcomed by President Hitt and his wife, Martha, to the couple’s residence for the annual President’s Appreciation Reception. “Tonight, we are here to thank you, our most loyal and generous friends, for all you have […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.