UCF’s Lapchick Joined Pope Francis at Vatican Conference on Sport, Humanity

UCF’s Lapchick Joined Pope Francis at Vatican Conference on Sport, Humanity

Richard Lapchick, a UCF eminent scholar and endowed chair known internationally as the “racial conscience of sport,” was among the 150 global delegates invited to join Pope Francis last week for the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference. According to the Vatican, “the goal of the conference is to create a place where thought […]

Nelson Mandela's Grandson to Speak at UCF

Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, will visit the University of Central Florida on Sept. 21 to discuss his outlook for Africa’s future and the impact his grandfather had on the world. His visit is sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office and will be at 10:30 a.m. in […]

Mandela: Mourners Wait Hours To Celebrate

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA — After absorbing the news of the passing of Nelson Mandela and making it to South Africa for Tuesday’s memorial services, I joined and watched as the people of South Africa continued to express their love for Nelson Mandela. I wanted to visit Mandela’s old home in Soweto at 8115 Orlando West, […]

UCF Director of Diplomacy Program Remembers Nelson Mandela

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, director of the Diplomacy Program at the University of Central Florida, remembers Nelson Mandela fondly and credits him for changing the world and for personally inspiring her to become a more effective U.S diplomat and mentor. “He clearly led the path after (Mahatma) Gandhi in teaching us the value of a human […]


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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.