UCF Art Professor, Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit

A University of Central Florida artist will perform her powerful and poignant portrayal of the fear of losing a child to violence and intolerance at the Smithsonian IDENTIFY: Performance Art as Portraiture series May 6 in Washington, D.C. The IDENTIFY series focuses attention on activism, visibility and experimentation through portrayal.     Pieta is the newest installment […]

UCF Art Professor and Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz feels she represents more than just herself in her art. When she is creating, she feels the characters bursting forth to tell their stories – and all the while she struggles with all they represent. “I keep them [characters] locked up, you know, because if I let them out I can’t function,” said […]

Art in Odd Places to Feature Pop-Up Exhibits on Campus

Keep your eyes and ears open Wednesday and Thursday around UCF’s main campus – you just may stumble across some pop-up displays that are part of the national Art in Odd Places event. Mixed-media sculptures, photography, plein air paintings, musical compositions and other interactive works of art will be scattered around campus. (Hint: places such […]

UCF Professor Creates Latina Personality to Explain Art World

During Hispanic Heritage Month, UCF Today will share some of our students’ and faculty members’ stories and how being Latino has shaped their lives. Before she became a professor, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz had her work exhibited in galleries around the world. Now, this assistant professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design serves as a […]


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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.