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What’s in a Name: Family Treasures

What’s in a Name: Family Treasures

My mother’s cousin Virginia and her husband, Pat, visited us from time to time when I was a kid. Virginia was my grandmother’s oldest sister’s daughter, so—as we southerners were trained early to calculate—my first cousin once removed. My grandparents had taken Virginia in after her mother died in the flu epidemic of 1918, a […]

Award to Help Professor Research Prevention of Online Exploitation of Children

Technology has advanced the way we interact, learn and even socialize. But it has also increased unintended dangers, especially for teens and children. More than half of children 10 to 17 years old have received at least one online sexual solicitation in the past year, according to researchers. Pamela Wisniewski is hoping to change that. […]

Family Guy

Sunday won’t be the first Father’s Day Marlon Gutierrez ’11 celebrates, but this one will hold its own special milestone. This Father’s Day will be the first for his all-inclusive fatherhood community, Orlando Dads Group. “I wanted to be there just as much as my wife was there for our daughter.” The UCF College of […]

Hail to the Chief

On his most rewarding days at UCF, Police Chief Richard Beary ’04MS was protecting football fans at Spectrum Stadium, interacting with K-9s or swearing in UCF’s newest police officers. On his worst, he was evacuating threatened students from Tower 1 residence hall. But through his 41 years in law enforcement, there’s been one constant for […]