To Theatre Graduate, Acting Can Help Change the World

To Theatre Graduate, Acting Can Help Change the World

Jarrett Poore sees the time honing his acting skills at UCF as more than just performing on stage. He sees it as a way to change the world. He loves the bright lights – such as when he portrayed the traveling peddler in Oklahoma! at the recent UCF Celebrates the Arts festival – but the […]

1st Generation Student Encourages Classmates to Give Back

Josh Goodridge, the first in his family to attend college, believes in the power of education so much that the senior already donates his time and money to UCF’s giving drive to financially help other students. During the university’s recent annual Believe campaign, Goodridge spoke at the final presentation for the program because he wanted […]

Ibsen’s drama 'Hedda Gabler' still resonates

Theatre UCF’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler – a spellbinding drama of revenge, manipulation, sexual repression, deceit and despair – will run Thursday, March 23  through Sunday, April 2. Kate Ingram, the show’s director said she along with the cast and crew are working to “take the dust covers off and look at the […]

'Hamilton' Calls UCF Alumnus for Role in National Tour

“Perform as if your last meal depended on it,” Desmond Newson said. That piece of advice from his wise brother was a driving force that landed Newson a coveted spot in the national tour of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. Newson’s introduction to theatre came early when he auditioned for his high school’s musical […]

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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.