Cuban Immigrant Graduate Living Her Father’s Dream

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 […]

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., […]

Strange Asteroid from Other Solar System Sparks Excitement

A cigar shaped asteroid making its way through our solar system to an unknown destination is capturing the imagination of scientists around the globe. This is this first confirmed object from another star system, which is what got University of Central Florida Associate Professor Yan Fernandez fired up and calling up friends to get telescope […]

Study Finds Variation Within Species Plays Critical Role in Health of Ecosystems

Concerns about biodiversity tend to focus on the loss of species, but a new study suggests that the loss of variation within species can also have important and unexpected consequences on the environment. Many species play important roles in nature and provide services important to people. For example, many fish species are harvested for food, […]

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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.