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 […]

Graduates Discover Family Ties from Class Project, Will Introduce Relatives

What began as an ordinary hangout between two University of Central Florida students and friends will end as a reunion of long-lost families. Isabel Morejon and Monica Lopez, both communication sciences and disorders majors who will graduate Dec. 16, were on the couch unwinding from a family heritage class project at Lopez’s apartment when she […]

100% of Med School’s First Residents Match Into Fellowships

The first graduates of the College of Medicine’s young internal medicine residency program matched into fellowships December 7 – with a 100 percent match rate for three third-year residents and two chief residents who joined highly competitive programs across the country. After completing medical school, physicians must enter a graduate medical education program of between […]

UCF to Award 300,000th Degree at Commencement

Nearly 5,400 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate Dec. 16-17, including a student who will receive the university’s 300,000th degree since classes began in 1968. The three ceremonies at the CFE Arena will be: 9 a.m. Dec. 16 – College of Education & Human Performance, College of Health & Public Affairs and […]


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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.