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Most Accomplished Incoming Class in UCF’s History to Start Classes on Monday

Most Accomplished Incoming Class in UCF’s History to Start Classes on Monday

UCF turns the page Monday to its second half-century with what is projected to be its most accomplished incoming class, new offices and classrooms in just-completed Trevor Colbourn Hall, several new degree programs and a new quiet-zone study area in the library. Registrations are still being taken, but as of today UCF expects to welcome […]

UCF Student Gives Scientists Tool to Track New Pathogen Killing Frogs

An undergraduate researcher has developed a method to screen frogs for an infectious disease that has been linked to mass die-offs of frogs around the world. Thanks to her method, scientists will be able to track the disease and try to figure out why it is triggering the deaths. Emily Karwacki, who recently earned her […]

Arecibo Observatory to Get $5.8 Million Upgrade to Expand View

The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of scientists $5.8 million to design and mount a supersensitive antenna at the focal point of the Arecibo Observatory’s 1,000-foot-diameter dish, which is managed by the University of Central Florida. The antenna, called a phased-array feed, will increase the telescope’s observation capabilities 500 percent. The team, led […]

A Sneak Peek at the New Trevor Colbourn Hall

Located on the central west side of campus, Trevor Colbourn Hall is the new home for 24 departments, including branches from the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Undergraduate Studies and Student Development and Enrollment Services. If the name Trevor Colbourn Hall sounds familiar, that’s because the 136,786-square foot structure is taking the place […]

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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.