UCF’s faculty experts have recently been featured in reports from prominent national media such as the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and more.

For more recent UCF news, please see below for a review of selected print and online media coverage. Also, follow UCF news on Twitter and Facebook, watch UCF TV and learn more about Strategy, Marketing, Communications & Admissions.

The Chronicle: ‘U.S. News’ Plan to Rank Online Colleges Worries Some Officials
The annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report—demonized by many college leaders as being overly simplistic yet touted by institutions that score well—will soon expand to include online programs.
— This story quotes Joel Hartman, vice provost for Information Technologies and Resources.
Reuters: Shuttle’s end a blow to Florida’s “Space Coast”

The end of the U.S. space shuttle program is the end of the line for Tom Brown and other workers like him at the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida. He is about to join the ranks of the unemployed.

— This story quotes Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness.

The New York Times: The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s

William Klein’s story may sound familiar to his fellow graduates. After earning his bachelor’s in history from the College at Brockport, he found himself living in his parents’ Buffalo home, working the same $7.25-an-hour waiter job he had in high school.
— This story quotes Patricia Bishop, Dean of UCF’s Graduate College.

USA Today: Marketers Reshape How College teams Sell tickets

Somewhere in the Atlanta area today, a person who has crossed paths with Georgia Tech is getting a phone call about Yellow Jackets football.

— This story quotes Bill Sutton from the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program.

Chicago Sun Times: Cheating, Corruption Are Integral Part of NCAA

When y’all get tired of big-time NCAA money-chasing and corruption, just let me know. Even as I type that, I know the outrage never will happen. If it hasn’t happened in the last 100-plus years, why would Ohio State football’s Tressel-to-tattoos scandal bother you now?

— This story quotes Richard Lapchick, director of UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

The New York Times: 4 Out of 5 in Community College Want to Transfer, Report Says

As many as four out of five community college students in the United States want to transfer to a four-year institution so they can obtain a bachelor’s degree, according to a report released Thursday by the College Board.

MarketWatch: U.S. May Lose Nanotechnology Lead

While America has been at the forefront of nanotechnology for more than a decade, other countries are rapidly catching up and the U.S economy could suffer if America’s front-runner status is not preserved.

— This story quotes Tom O’Neal, associate vice president for Research and Commercialization.


Orlando Sentinel: UCF Receiving National Recognition for Its Programs

It’s that time of year when the University of Central Florida’s Undergraduate Admissions Office is busy getting ready for our incoming freshman class. Even as the university has grown to become the second largest in the nation, I am continually impressed with the quality of the students who choose to attend UCF.

Orlando Sentinel: Communities grow jobs with UCF business incubators

A gifted soccer player in his youth and a successful coach as an adult, Tim Luby thought he had a winning idea with his patented practice tool, The Soccer Shot, but scoring in business was a skill yet to be mastered.

Miami Herald: Nuclear Power is Cheap, Secure Way for Florida’s Future

Despite Progress Energy’s broken nuclear plant and questions of whether the utility ever will build a second reactor, the chairman of the state Public Service Commission touts nuclear power as a critical source for Florida’s future.

— This story quotes James Fenton, director of the Florida Solar Energy Center.

Florida Today: Tourism, Businesses Seek Rewards From Final Shuttle Launch
It was a busy schedule with the media last week for R.J. Scaringe, who had interviews with National Public Radio and then CBS News.
— This story quotes Ron Rubin, professor emeritus of Marketing.

Orlando Sentinel: Newest UCF Business Incubator Aims to Create Jobs in Volusia

Volusia County unveiled its $1.4 million investment in creating local jobs: a business incubator operated by the University of Central Florida.