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  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando. Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
  • Gameday tailgating at UCF celebrates football, fans

    Gameday tailgating at UCF celebrates football, fans
    Gameday at the University of Central Florida begins early - sometimes more than five hours before kickoff. Students, fans and graduates arrive on campus by the carloads to find that perfect spot for tailgating.  This week, No. 23 UCF (5-1) continues...
  • Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin

     Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Martin's death, and George Zimmerman's delayed arrest last year, were the catalysts that brought the Dream Defenders together at Florida A&M University in April 2012. But as the group of young demonstrators becomes a statewide civil-rights...
  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • UCF receives $1.8 million for new program to encourage students to study math, science

     
    The University of Central Florida has received a $1.8 million federal grant to fund a new program the university hopes will dramatically increase the number of students entering the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. State...
  • State extends deadline for applying for trustee positions at UCF, 3 other universities

     
    If you've ever wanted to serve on the board of trustees at the University of Central Florida, you still have time to apply. The Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System, has extended the deadline for sending in applications to...
  • Paved with new money, lawmakers warping through budget work

     
    TALLAHASSEE – In warp-speed fashion, the Florida Senate’s budget committee unanimously passed a $74.3 billion spending plan Wednesday that gives teachers pay-raises, pumps millions of dollars into university construction, and is loaded down...
  • UCF’s campus hero doesn’t have time for speculation

     
    University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary holds a crime-scene photo of a weapon owned by a former student who committed suicide Monday. Photo credit: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The foiled school shooting at the...
  • Obama arrives in Orlando, drops by local OFA office with pizzas, works the phones

     
    President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando Sunday evening in preparation for his rally with former president Bill Clinton at the University of Central Florida, and on the way to the hotel swung by the main Orlando office of the Obama For America / Organize...
  • Republican Marco Pena has new TV spot touting UCF, Bright Futures

     
    Republican Marco Pena, the former University of Central Florida student president who is in a neck-and-neck race in Democratic-leaning House District 49 in Orange County, has a new television ad touting his time at UCF and his commitment to the state's...
  • UCF to offer free online classes

     
    The University of Central Florida has joined the growing ranks of universities nationwide that are offering free online courses to the masses. Starting next year, UCF will offer two free courses through a new online learning platform called Canvas...
  • Obama campaign appealing to Florida on innovation initiatives

     
    Perhaps seeing an opportunity in Florida's research and high-tech industries, and those voters who love them, the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama released a report this morning touting the president's record on supporting research in...