How to Resume Life After Months of Social Distancing
As Florida and rest of the country start to reopen for business, UCF experts offer tips for reintroducing yourself to society.
UCF Experts Weigh in as Coronavirus Captures Headlines
UCF faculty and staff in various fields share their expertise with local and national media.
UCF Receives Helios-Florida Consortium COVID-19 Summer Completion Grant to Help Students in Need
The $650,000 award intends to provide aid for hundreds of students at UCF, USF and FIU who have not qualified for CARES Act funds.
What is Antibody Testing?
Jane Gibson, an expert in molecular diagnostics at the UCF College of Medicine provides some insight on COVID-19 antibody testing, which is now available on UCF’s…
A Laugh a Day Keeps the COVID Away
It seems like there’s nothing to laugh about anymore. But maybe we should start.
Aventus Biolabs’ Antibody Testing Coming to UCF’s Garage A
Antibody tests will tell people whether they have been exposed to COVID-19, and results can be expected within the same day.
UCF Develops Course to Enhance the Care of Patients Recovering From COVID-19
The fully online course is available through the graduate clinical speech pathology program and intends to prepare professionals to meet the complex needs of patients.
UCF Students Form Organization to Work Together Against COVID-19
When the coronavirus hit Central Florida, Daniela Vulpe and Victoria Orindas saw that many charitable organizations had to slow down or stop due to health…
UCF Plans for Return to Campus
Details on UCF’s phased approach for reopening campus and a message from Interim Provost Michael D. Johnson on returning to work and fall instruction.
Focusing On Our Mission
UCF’s president shares a leadership update and emphasizes the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Why Your Back Hurts During Quarantine
Practical tips for managing pain likely caused by your work-from-home environment.
Reopening Our Research Enterprise
Elizabeth Klonoff, vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies, outlines plan for safely resuming lab-based research activity at UCF.
UCF-Led Study Will Examine COVID-19 Communication’s Impact on STEM Education
STEM disciplines often need hands-on, in-person training and education that may be difficult to do remotely.
UCF Scientists Seek Novel Material to Kill COVID-19
Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill virus to better protect healthcare providers.
UCF Continuing Education Offers Professional Development Courses for Free
Courses are self-paced, and the deadline to enroll for free is June 30.
Fighting an Invisible Enemy on the Frontlines
Jason Duprat ’09BSN has always pushed himself out of his comfort zone, and his current deployment with the U.S. Navy Reserves to the COVID-19 hot…
How to Prepare for Hurricane Season
UCF is deemed as a StormReady University by the National Weather Service.
117 UCF Physicians Graduate Friday in Virtual Ceremony
The ceremony will stream on YouTube at 10 a.m. and include personal videos from each graduate.
Our Return to Campus and Leadership Update
UCF’s president provides details about the phased-in approach for faculty and staff returning to campus, noting some individuals may continue to work from home.
Building Better Masks
A UCF nursing doctoral student is using her experience with research to develop hundreds of masks for local nurses and fellow Knights.
UCF Receives NSF RAPID Award to Develop Cough Drops to Help Control COVID-19
The approach could lead to creating something as simple as a cough drop or lozenge that people would pop in their mouths before going into…
A Guide to Virtual Services at UCF During COVID-19
Although campus is essentially closed at this time, there are still many services and resources available online to support your success at UCF.
UCF Grad and Chef Bakes up Initiative to Support Medical Workers
With a passion for nonprofit work and helping others, a political science grad-turned-chef is baking the ultimate comfort food for hardworking hospital employees.
A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Professor
Nathan Holic ’02 ’07MFA, an associate lecturer in writing and rhetoric, on what it’s like to teach and work from home with three young kids.
UCF Online Doctoral Student Dedicates Career to Educating ER Nurses
Kellie Chapman uses her experience as a nurse to train others in Brevard County hospital emergency rooms.
Preparing the Frontline
Frank Guido-Sanz balances roles as assistant professor, ICU nurse and National Disaster Medical System team member during the coronavirus pandemic.
UCF-HCA Residents Grapple With COVID-19
Emergency medicine residents share stories from the front lines of the pandemic.
UCF to Offer NIH Workshop May 5 to Help Florida Researchers Land Funding
The Office of Research quickly adjusted its workshops to go virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UCF-Trained Engineers, Oregon Medical Team Design 3D-Printed Ventilator that Requires no Electricity
New product awaiting FDA approval for emergency use could save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, thanks to a compact, mobile and inexpensive design.
What it’s Like Being Essential Personnel at UCF During COVID-19
Meet some of the people at UCF who hold everything together — even in the worst of times.
Planning for What’s Possible
UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright details when a decision about Fall 2020 classes will be reached and how the federal CARES Act will be allocated…
Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Opens In Lake Nona
The site, which is located behind the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, can fulfill 250 appointments daily, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UCF Launches Searchable Database for COVID-19-Related Research Opportunities
The Office of Research has launched a searchable database for UCF faculty and scientists. Agencies have put out calls for proposals, but with hundreds of…
UCF Faculty, Students Get Creative to Finish Unprecedented Semester
As the spring semester nears its end, here’s a look at some of the resourceful ways students and faculty have adapted to online learning.
600 Face Shields and New Earsavers Headed to Orlando Health
Limbitless Solutions continues to support healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic.
UCF Offers Digital ‘Care Package’ of Teaching Resources for Public Schools
The Center for Distributed Learning shares links to videos, podcasts and online teaching tools to help schools adjust to online curriculum.
‘Old’ in the Age of Coronavirus
The way we redefine what old means is not to run away from it, but to live our lives in rebuttal of the old stereotypes.
UCF Employees Support One Another In Times of Need
Faculty and staff can help fellow Knights by donating sick and annual leave to the Knights Care Leave Share program.
UCF Grad Works at Johns Hopkins Hospital to Prevent and Control COVID-19 Spread
After studying health sciences at UCF, Frankie Catalfumo ’13 is using his expertise as an infection control epidemiologist to keep patients and hospital staff safe…
Share a Star, Thank a COVID-19 First Responder
UCF College of Medicine joins social media campaign with national therapeutic art program to honor healthcare providers and other first responders.
UCF Students Complete PhDs over Zoom
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, UCF students had to alter plans to defend their thesis — when they present and answer questions about their…
Life Lessons While on the Road During Coronavirus
UCF alum Megan Fish ’15 and former UCF soccer coach Amanda Cromwell are camping in a van as they cautiously drive from Florida back home to Los Angeles.
How to Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic
These tips will help you navigate the process during the pandemic and the associated economic slowdown.
UCF Nursing Grad: Unity Will Help Defeat Coronavirus
“Every day I wake up wondering, ‘Is today the day I am going to have to care for someone infected with the virus that has the…
Theatre Professor Uses Sewing Skills to Help UCF Police
UCF’s resident costume designer and her family are making masks for officers stationed at the COVID-19 testing site on campus.
UCF, Orlando Health, and Stratasys Partner to Provide 3D-Printed Medical Shields, Masks for Healthcare Providers
The team is using high capacity 3D printers to produce face shields and is developing respirator masks in multiple sizes.
18 Video Games to Play During Coronavirus
UCF grads in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy worked on the following video games, which can help provide an outlet for safely socializing and improving…
UCF Professor Called to Fight COVID-19 in NYC
“Times like these are a vibrant reminder of what the heart of a physician requires — to run towards the crisis when the rest of…
2 COVID-19 Testing Site Open at UCF in Partnership with Aventus Biolabs
Community members can make an appointment to get tested on UCF’s main campus or near the medical campus in Lake Nona.
Surviving the Ravages of COVID-19
Every small action we take today to combat the coronavirus will be multiplied if others take similar steps in the same direction.
Limbitless Solutions Supports Face Shield Production Amid COVID-19
Limbitless is 3D printing visors, a component of the disposable face shield used by many medical workers. Each piece has one of four messages: Hope,…
Emergency Relief for UCF Students, Employees
How to find resources and support Knights during the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus Is like “Waiting for the Tsunami to Hit” Says UCF Grad
As an emergency medicine physician, Jessica Goldonowicz DeSalvo ’09 shares her experience on the front lines battling COVID-19.
UCF Creative School for Children a Food Distribution Site for Those in Need
The on-campus child care center will distribute meals and snacks, as available, to the community each weekday from 11 a.m. to noon.
5 Ways to Be More Productive While Working from Home
Working from home can be extremely different from the office, but it also comes with some great benefits.
Coronavirus Update: Remote Learning Extended Through Summer A, C and D
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at UCF, and the university is working with public health officials and state leaders to prioritize the health and…
UCF Continues to Prepare for Coronavirus
UCF’s essential personnel group has met twice this month to strategize ways to maintain campus operations while also prioritizing the safety and health of students,…
UCF in the News
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- George Floyd Protests: Josh Heupel, Alex Morgan, Alex Martins and More Sports Leaders Call for Change
- University of Central Florida Offers Free, Unlimited Antibody Testing on Campus Starting Thursday
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