Nursing Simulation Expert Receives International Award for Excellence

Nursing Simulation Expert Receives International Award for Excellence

Simulation expert and assistant professor at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing Desiree Díaz has been honored with the Excellence in Academia Award from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). The annual award is given to an educator who demonstrates excellence in simulation teaching and learning through flexibility, creativity […]

3 UCF Teams Honored for Saving Taxpayers’ Money

Three University of Central Florida employee teams were honored recently for their creativity and ability to save taxpayers’ money. The employees received the Prudential Productivity Awards at a luncheon Thursday organized by Florida TaxWatch, a nonpartisan and nonprofit government watchdog. The teams were the creators of the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool, a program that […]

RWC Users More Likely to Have Higher GPAs, Stay in School

Students who use college recreational facilities and programs are likely to see benefits beyond just physical fitness. At the University of Central Florida, Recreation and Wellness Center users are likely to have higher grade-point averages compared to non-users, and are more likely to stay in school, according to university data. Those who used the RWC […]

Rosen College of Hospitality Management Receives $1.5 Million

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has made a generous commitment of $1.5 million to help fund construction of a new foodservice lab at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The facility will be named the Marriott Foodservice Lab. The new 3,500-square-foot lab is needed to accommodate rapid growth […]

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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.