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UCF Researcher’s AI Tutoring Tool Targets Improving Student Studying Skills

UCF Researcher’s AI Tutoring Tool Targets Improving Student Studying Skills

The tutoring tool developed by a UCF researcher uses artificial intelligence to help students learn more effectively by monitoring their learning activities, facial expressions, eye movements and interactions with avatars. ...

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

Counselor education doctoral student Amber Norman ’14MA and master’s students Stephanie Richard and Ismar Alburquerque ’16 (left to right) were chosen for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program. July is National ...

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

Born and raised in Pine Hills, one of Orlando’s most historically underserved communities, Timothy Only believes his life would have taken a very different turn had he not gone to ...

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

Study finds African-American mothers live in fear that their sons will be stopped by people in authority and could potentially be killed, which impacts the way these women parent their ...

Reach for the Stars Award Recipients Use Technology to Change Lives

Reach for the Stars Award Recipients Use Technology to Change Lives

Three faculty members who use the power of technology to make the human experience better were recognized today with Reach for the Stars awards during this year’s UCF Founders’ Day ...

WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

Four percent of inmates in U.S. state and federal prisons live in solitary confinement, “physically and socially isolated for 23 hours a day in a cell smaller than a parking ...

UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

A recently published study demonstrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to help determine if resources are getting to the areas of most need. The study, published in Journal of ...

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Most college athletes have access to highly-skilled doctors, physical therapists and trainers. They are offered academic support through tutoring and a dedicated space for study. Some of these college athletes ...

UCF Receives $8 million in Grants to Enhance Special-needs Training for Education Majors

UCF Receives $8 million in Grants to Enhance Special-needs Training for Education Majors

Central Florida schoolchildren with special needs — including those with autism or need extra help with math — will get some additional help thanks to more than $8 million in ...