National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

UCF is joining universities across the nation and recognizing National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week [NCAAW] by sponsoring programs and educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness of alcohol issues on campus. Scheduled events focus on encouraging alcohol safety and personal. NCAAW is held during the 3rd week of October each year, decisively a time when the […]

The Failure of College Sport as an Equal Opportunity Employer

As someone who has worked for institutions of higher education for more than four decades, it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color. UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released the 2013 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card this […]

Skirts Won't Make Women's Boxing Any More 'Womanly'

Women’s boxing is now an Olympic sport, ready to debut next summer at the London Games. As a sign of the times, there’s nothing that screams out “equality” quite like pummeling each other in the ring, just like the guys. But the men who run boxing’s international federation have revealed themselves to be a collection […]


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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.