Arts & Culture

The Science Behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The Science Behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’

While Marvel fans have waited a year to see how Endgame would resolve certain “endings” in Infinity Wars, the scientific possibilities presented in the film are equally worthy of anticipation. From the real capabilities of nanotechnology to determining if quantum reality is actually a thing, we asked two researchers at UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center to provide […]

"Exodus/Pilgrimage" Performance Honors Puerto Rican Traditions for UCF Celebrates the Arts

If you attend Associate Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz’s Exodus/Pilgrimage performance Saturday during UCF Celebrates the Arts, you’re likely to be entertained and inspired by the Puerto Rican tribute – but keep in mind the artist intends for the experience ultimately to educate. Starting at 5 p.m., Raimundi-Ortiz will lead a procession through downtown Orlando streets from the […]

An Interview with Emily St. John Mandel

“There’s a part of me that feels like the life of Station Eleven was something like being struck by lightning or winning the lottery,” says author Emily St. John Mandel, reflecting on the success of the novel that served as the focus for this year’s NEA Big Read at UCF. Translated into 31 languages, a […]

Finding Her Beat

From the moment Melody Cook stepped to center stage Sunday at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, she transformed from a UCF student into a conductor of a 9-person orchestra debuting her original composition in front of an theater audience. The fact that the 41 year old decided to pursue a degree in music […]