UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. “This is, of course, the trajectory […]

  • President Hitt: 'A Very Special Year is Ahead of Us'

    UCF President John C. Hitt delivered his State of the University address Tuesday at the Student Union. Faculty Senate Chair Ida Cook and Student Government Association President Cortez Whatley also spoke to students and staff and faculty members who packed the Pegasus Ballroom. The prepared remarks for all three speeches are below. To watch a video of […]

  • Why Appeal Football Postseason Ban? It's the Right Thing to Do

    In July, the NCAA penalized UCF for violations that occurred in our football and men’s basketball programs. We accepted all of the NCAA’s penalties except for one: we disagree that a one-year postseason football ban is warranted. Therefore, after consulting with our university’s academic and athletics leadership, I decided to appeal the one-year postseason ban for football.

  • It's Official! UCF Joins BIG EAST Conference

    A new day has dawned for the Knights, as the University of Central Florida has accepted a much-anticipated all-sports invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference.

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  • UCF Responds to NCAA Allegations by Strengthening 'Commitment to Compliance'

    University of Central Florida Director of Athletics Keith Tribble resigned today following the receipt of an NCAA report about violations in the football and men’s basketball programs. Additionally, assistant football coach David Kelly also resigned, and UCF suspended men’s basketball coach Donnie Jones for three conference games without pay and will issue him an official […]

  • President Hitt to Give State of the University Address Thursday

    The UCF community is invited to join President John C. Hitt on Thursday, Oct. 27, as he gives his State of the University address in the Student Union. President Hitt’s speech will begin at 4 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom. Faculty Senate Chair Ida Cook and Student Government Association President Matthew McCann will speak after President […]

  • Conference Expansion a Mystery

    UCF Athletics Director Keith Tribble has a message for Knights fans worried about the program’s push to land in an automatic-qualifier conference: Just because UCF isn’t publicly pushing for such a move, there are still plenty of negotiations going on behind the scenes. Tribble and UCF President John Hitt have been in discussions with key […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.