UCF Remembers Gary Whitehouse, Former Provost Key in University’s Growth

UCF Remembers Gary Whitehouse, Former Provost Key in University’s Growth

Former Provost Gary Whitehouse, who helped lead UCF during a key growth period, died March 31. He was 78. Whitehouse came to the university in 1978, when it was known as Florida Technological University, as a professor and chair of the industrial engineering department. At the time, the school’s enrollment was about 11,000 students. Ten […]

Giving a ‘Voice’ to Innovation

Working as an intern at a speech-language clinic in rural Nova Scotia, Jennifer Kent-Walsh met a family who would forever change what she wanted to do with her life. The patient was a young woman with a small child, engaged to be married. Before her wedding she went in for a routine surgery, but came […]

New Provost Forums Explore UCF’s Future

Beginning this semester, a new series of forums hosted by Provost Dale Whittaker will explore the new Collective Impact Strategic Plan and key issues in higher education as they relate to UCF’s future. While geared toward faculty and staff, the forums are open to the campus community. In addition to hosting featured speakers from across […]

UCF Names Dean for New College and Division

Elizabeth A. Dooley, an associate provost at West Virginia University, has been named vice provost for Teaching and Learning at UCF and dean of the newly formed College of Undergraduate Studies, formerly the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Dooley, who served as an associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University since 2009, starts […]

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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.