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MFA Student to Screen ‘Waking Up White’ TV Pilot at ZORA! Fest

MFA Student to Screen ‘Waking Up White’ TV Pilot at ZORA! Fest

Imagine waking up a different race in an entirely different body. Would you welcome your new life or find a way to get back to your former self? That’s the premise of graduate student Jason Gregory’s TV pilot Waking Up White. Gregory’s story follows a black family that wakes up one day to find they […]

UCF to Host Telescope Night for 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019

Pack a blanket, bring some snacks and head to UCF’s Memory Mall on Sunday, Jan. 20, for a front-row seat of 2019’s first total lunar eclipse. “That’s something that won’t happen again here until May 2022,” says Yan Fernandez, a physics professor and director of UCF’s Robinson Observatory. “It’s a pretty cool event regardless. This […]

UCF Researchers Investigate New Lead in Mysterious Sea Turtle Disease

Scientists at the UCF are zeroing in on a new clue to understand a mysterious disease that affects about half the sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon. The infectious disease, known as fibropapillomatosis, causes tumors to grow inside and outside of sea turtles’ bodies. While the tumors may be benign, they can become debilitating […]

Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed through UCF Collaboration

Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida. UCF planetary research scientist Phil Metzger worked with Honeybee Robotics of Pasadena, California, which developed the World Is Not Enough spacecraft prototype that extracts water from asteroids […]

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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.