Report Finds Major League Baseball Lacks Racial, Gender Diversity

Report Finds Major League Baseball Lacks Racial, Gender Diversity

A new report shows that Major League Baseball has work to do when it comes to hiring a mix of races and genders. The 2017 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card, authored by Richard Lapchick, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, gave MLB a B […]

UCF Football Would Compete for National Title Based on Graduation Rates

If the college football national championship playoffs were based on how many student-athletes graduate, the University of Central Florida Knights would be one of the teams competing for the trophy, according to an academic success study released Monday. UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport examined NCAA records showing the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) […]

Events Aim to Help Shut Out Human Trafficking

The University of Central Florida will participate Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in an effort to help end human trafficking and forced labor, an issue that affects an estimated 21 million people globally. The National Consortium for Academics and Sports has partnered with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project to create Shut Out Trafficking, a […]

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 […]

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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.