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Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes

Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes

Oct. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the first day of classes, and Linda (Singer) Black ’71 was one of 1,948 students there to experience it. ...

Many People Who Are Stalked Never Tell Anyone

Many People Who Are Stalked Never Tell Anyone

According to survey data from more than 2,100 adults, one-quarter of Americans who have been stalked never told anyone about it.  The finding comes from a study about stalking published in Social ...

Stand Alone ERs Popping Up in Your Neighborhood

Stand Alone ERs Popping Up in Your Neighborhood

Stand Alone ER\'s are popping up everywhere and they\'re equipped to do everything a hospital ER can do. Think of it as the new healthcare on demand! \"We want our healthcare and we want it now,\" ...

I Am Not a “Fundraiser” — I Build Bridges

I Am Not a “Fundraiser” — I Build Bridges

As a three-time Knight graduate, I am proud to work for UCF. Coming back to my alma mater as a professional is not only a dream come true, it’s being able to give back to the institution that gave ...

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

Forty horses. Sixteen cars. One commercial airplane. What do these things all have in common? They each weigh roughly 80,000 pounds, the amount of relief supplies Lockheed Martin’s crisis-management ...

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

It’s no secret that Orlando is growing exponentially. Recently, the metro area’s population surpassed 2.5 million for the first time ever. With the seemingly endless addition of buildings and the 56 ...

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

The number of people privately dealing with mental health issues will stun you. It’s why alumni Brandon and Michi Marshall launched Project 375 — to make mental health the most important topic of ...

New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

Carl Metzger, who received his master’s degree in criminal justice at UCF, was recently named UCF’s police chief. We spoke to him about his experience in the criminal justice program at UCF and how ...

There’s An Illegal Market For An Opioid Addiction Medication. Is That Such A Bad Thing?

There’s An Illegal Market For An Opioid Addiction Medication. Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Months in prison didn’t rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. “Before I left the parking lot of the prison, I was shooting up getting high,” he says. Daryl has used opioids such as heroin and ...

Meet Our New Faculty

Meet Our New Faculty

We kick off this academic year with 18 new faculty members who join the College of Community Innovation and Education and bring with them an array of research interests and achievements. ...

Aspiring Child Engineers Test Creative Problem-Solving Skills at UCF Summer Camp

Aspiring Child Engineers Test Creative Problem-Solving Skills at UCF Summer Camp

This summer, aspiring engineers in grades 3-8 tested their creative problem-solving skills at the EEK! Engineering Education for Kids summer camp, a week-long immersive workshop with hands-on team ...

Action for Literacy Through Teacher Preparation, Professional Partnerships

Action for Literacy Through Teacher Preparation, Professional Partnerships

In the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF), we view partnerships as one of our core values. The UCF Literacy Symposium, an annual conference with ...

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