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UCF Cyberdefense Team Takes Second Place in National Competition

UCF Cyberdefense Team Takes Second Place in National Competition

UCF’s Cyberdefense Competition Team placed second in the country today at the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by Raytheon, the world’s largest competition of its kind. “Our team worked extremely well together,” says Tom Nedorost, the team’s coach and an associate instructor of computer science. “They were all very communicative, remained calm and […]

Announcing Our New Interim CFO

I am pleased to share that we have hired Dennis Crudele as the university’s long-term interim Chief Financial Officer. Dennis will begin on May 6. Dennis brings to UCF more than 30 years of higher education experience, including 28 years at Florida Atlantic University. He held a number of administrative posts at FAU, including senior […]

Millican Legacy Society Donors Honored for Commitment

Donors who have included UCF and future Knights in their estate plans were honored at the recent annual Charles Millican Legacy Society reception during UCF Celebrates the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Named for UCF’s founding President Charles N. Millican, the society has more than 200 members. At the event, Lyman […]

How A UCF Student Started Beyoncé’s Before I Let Go Challenge

When Netflix dropped Beyoncé’s Homecoming at 3 a.m. April 17, Fabron Alexis immediately pulled up the documentary and stayed awake until 5:30 a.m. to watch his favorite artist’s latest project. Like so many others around the world, the UCF entertainment management student was in awe of the music, the concept and the behind-the-scenes footage 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.