V-Day Event Will Celebrate Women, Speak Out Against Violence

V-Day Event Will Celebrate Women, Speak Out Against Violence

The University of Central Florida will join the movement to end violence against women by hosting an award-winning play about female empowerment and individuality. The Vagina Monologues, presented by UCF Victim Services, will be performed and put on by students Saturday, March 28. Doors to the Pegasus Ballroom inside the Student Union will open at […]

Daughters of Civil Rights Movement Look to Students for Change

The daughters of two historical figures from America’s civil rights movement spoke at UCF last Thursday at the 8th annual “Women and Leadership: A Global Perspective” forum. Cheryl Brown Henderson and Peggy Wallace Kennedy, both civil rights activists, shared their family stories and personal paths to becoming leaders for the same cause. Henderson, who founded […]

120 Cornerstone Students Help "Out of the Life"

Each year, UCF students in the College of Business Administration form teams of five or six to provide support to local charities, leveraging their business acumen and education. This year, an entire class section of more than 120 students took on one Central Florida charity that is helping women escape from sex trafficking and slavery. […]

Elect Her–Campus Women Win Training

“Program Aims to Increase the Number of Women Running for Office.” UCF was selected as one of the 38 campus sites across the United States and Jamaica to host Elect Her–Campus Women Win in spring 2013. This nationwide program — a partnership between *American Association of University Women and **Running Start — trains college women […]

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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.