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Scientists Gather to Discuss Future Objectives of Arecibo Observatory

Scientists Gather to Discuss Future Objectives of Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory and its researchers hosted scientists from around the world this week to discuss the future of research at the Puerto Rican facility under UCF management. Planetary scientists, radio astronomers and atmospheric scientists discussed the status of the facility, what potential upgrades could mean for the future of the site and began mapping […]

UCF Board of Trustees Accepts President Whittaker’s Resignation

UCF’s Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of President Dale Whittaker at an emergency meeting Thursday morning. The Board also appointed Vice President Thad Seymour, Jr. as interim president effective immediately, and voted to engage the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges to assist with a search for an interim president until a […]

UCF Doctor Explains Five Things You Need to Know About Vaccines

Whether you’re watching television, reading news articles or scrolling through your social media feed, it seems a new story about vaccines pops up daily. Earlier this month, Newsweek shared a 2018 report by the American Public Health Association that showed social media bots and Russian trolls spread misinformation and propaganda against vaccinations. Individual cases of […]

You May Think You Know Where Life is Headed—Just be Ready to Adjust

No matter how much you plan your life out, things are not always going to go as you planned. You may think you know what you want to do in your life, but dreams and passions change and it is important to know that is okay. At the beginning of my senior year at the […]

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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.