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UCF Invests Record $40 Million in Student Success

UCF Invests Record $40 Million in Student Success

The University of Central Florida today dedicated an additional $40 million to scholarships and other institutional aid that supports student success, a strategic move that will help students graduate faster and with less debt. “Our commitment to excellence means investing in all of our students’ success, because we know this investment will impact thousands of […]

UCF Announces Fall 2018 Commencement Speakers

UCF has announced its speakers for the Fall 2018 commencement ceremonies. U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy will join UCF Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Michael J. Grindstaff and President Dale Whittaker in addressing graduates during four separate ceremonies Dec. 14-15 at the CFE Arena. More than 5,700 degrees will be conferred during UCF’s annual fall commencement ceremonies. […]

Bolivian Mud Could Unlock Ancient Agriculture Secrets

A group of anthropology researchers are counting on some dirty work to unlock the secrets of past civilizations. More specifically, they’re studying Amazonian mud, carefully extracted from a Bolivian swamp and transported back to a laboratory on UCF’s campus. Their goal is to date the pollen and other biological sediments layered in close to five […]

WUCF, Producer Win Emmy for Mister Rogers Program

TV producer Kyle Fuchs and WUCF won a regional Emmy on Saturday for the program Mister Rogers in Our Neighborhood, a broadcast about Fred Rogers’ Winter Park roots and his legacy in Central Florida. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the Suncoast Regional Emmy Award in the nostalgia program category during an […]

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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.