Brand USA President, China Tourism Leader Honored During Summit at Rosen College

Brand USA President, China Tourism Leader Honored During Summit at Rosen College

Christopher L. Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA, and Dr. Zhongguang Li, vice president of the China Tourism Academy, were recently honored at the 2nd USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue for their contributions in developing and promoting tourism growth and exchanges between the United States and China. Both tourism and hospitality leaders […]

Cuban Immigrant Graduate Living Her Father’s Dream

Jeanine Garcia was too young to remember the day her father Lazaro set sail from Cuba on a raft made of beer kegs and rope, armed with a parcel of food and a dream for a better life in America. When Garcia walks across the UCF stage Saturday to collect her Bachelor of Science degree […]

UCF Ready to Propel Smart Prosthetic Implants Innovation

UCF research may lead towards an exciting future where the blind see again, neurostimulator implants help relieve chronic pain and war veterans feel the sensation of touch in their prosthetic limb. Dr. Melanie Coathup, an internationally recognized specialist in bone regeneration and implant design, has been hired to lead the university’s new Prosthetic Interfaces faculty […]

Nearly 4,000 UCF Students to Graduate

About 3,980 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate in three ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the CFE Arena. The commencement ceremonies for the different colleges are: 9 a.m., Friday – College of Education & Human Performance, College of Health & Public Affairs, and Rosen College of Hospitality Management 2:30 p.m., […]

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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.