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 […]

Successful UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017 Already Looking Ahead to 2018

Just a few days after the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts concluded its eight-day run of concerts, presentations, lectures and workshops, planners have already started working on next year’s festival. “If you liked UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017, just wait until you see 2018,” said Steven Chicurel-Stein, interim director of the School of Performing […]

Celebrating Philanthropy with President's Circle Members

Tommy Heller, a junior in the theatre studies program at UCF, juggled a hectic schedule for weeks as the assistant stage manager for “Oklahoma!” in preparation for Friday’s opening night at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.  In addition to his major responsibilities for the production that kicked off UCF Celebrates the Arts, he […]

UCF Celebrates the Arts Begins 8-Day Run Friday

From the wind-swept plains of Oklahoma!, to the “KAPOW!” of Batman, to some classic paintings recreated in 3-D, the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts festival April 7-14 will present a collage of the many talents of the university’s students and faculty. The free eight-day event based at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts […]

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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.