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UCF Changes Lives for Uninsured Farmworkers with Funds from Florida Blue

UCF Changes Lives for Uninsured Farmworkers with Funds from Florida Blue

For hundreds of Apopka farmworkers living in poverty, receiving regular, quality healthcare is an endless challenge. But thanks to an interdisciplinary effort from the University of Central Florida’s Comprehensive Medical Care Outreach Team (CMOT) and a generous grant from the Florida Blue Foundation, the challenge will be a little less daunting. The $395,000 award is […]

Shaquem Griffin to Receive NCAA Inspiration Award

An amputated hand did not hinder Shaquem Griffin ’16’s potential — it strengthened it. At age 4, his left hand was removed due to extreme pain triggered by amniotic band syndrome, which he had suffered in the womb. The day after surgery, Griffin was already playing two-on-two street football. Freed of the unusable extremity, he […]

Lineup Announced for 2019 UCF Celebrates the Arts

UCF Celebrates the Arts, an annual festival showcasing the creativity, innovation and collaboration across the University of Central Florida, returns to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for its fifth year April 5-14. The festival will include more than 30 events and exhibitions spanning 10 days, opening with the Tony Award-winning musical Titanic and […]

UCF Business Incubation Program Companies Receive Record-Breaking Investments

Companies in the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator Program set records in 2018 for both investments and grants, with outside investment in 50 of the program’s participant companies totaling more than $19 million in funding, and 46 clients receiving grant awards of $4.6 million. That amounts to a 69 percent increase in investment and […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.