Skip to main content

Archives

Featured Story

More Than Words

UCF’s Communication Disorders Clinic provides essential training for its graduate students and critical services to the local community. 

More in This Issue

  • A Generational Effort

    Spring 2022
    For two decades, the UCF Business Incubation Program has supported the growth of hundreds of local small businesses to diversify the Central Florida economy. Now, the program is positioning itself for a new generation of success.
  • Artistic Celebration

    Spring 2022
    Flying Horse Editions celebrates 30 years of supporting artistic works and research with an exhibit featured in UCF’s Art Gallery.
  • Elevating Expression

    Spring 2022
    Shawn Welcome ’17 reflects on the power of poetry in a community as he begins his term as Orlando’s poet laureate.
  • Ingenuity at Work

    Spring 2022
    Developments from UCF faculty advance their fields while making societal impacts. 
  • Making Waves

    Spring 2022
    Thanks to NASA-developed technology, this UCF alum’s company is working to achieve clean water globally.
  • More Than Words

    Spring 2022
    UCF’s Communication Disorders Clinic provides essential training for its graduate students and critical services to the local community. 
  • Not Your Average Students

    Spring 2022
    Education is a lifelong endeavor, as evidenced by this comparison of two of UCF’s oldest and youngest students.
  • On Campus — Spring 2022

    Spring 2022
    From new winter celebrations to new campus murals and learning technology, there’s plenty of ways Knights are staying engaged at UCF.
  • Powering Potential

    Spring 2022
    UCF’s new Microgrid Control Lab simulates a modern grid control room and will serve as a hands-on learning and research facility.
  • Quite a Catch

    Spring 2022
    UCF researchers receive a new, custom boat to continue studying sea turtles.
  • Relationship Goals

    Spring 2022
    If you aren’t taking these six actions, you should be, according to experts at UCF’s Marriage and Family Research Institute.
  • Together Again

    Spring 2022
    For the first time since the start of the pandemic, UCF’s Gather Luncheon returned to campus to promote community building and healthy eating.
  • We’re Here to End This

    Spring 2022
    These UCF researchers shine a light on what it takes to end domestic violence, and they have a question for everyone: Who’s willing to help break the cycle?
  • Why I Believe in Medical City

    Spring 2022
    After graduating from UCF’s first class of medical school graduates, Elona Rrapo Kaso ’13MD has returned to Lake Nona to work and help train students at the Orlando VA Medical Center. She shares what it’s like to see the development of Medical City and UCF’s College of Medicine. 

Featured Story

Strengthening Our Nation

As America works to improve its security, UCF researchers are contributing by fortifying our infrastructure, advancing our technology and training the next generation who will carry on their charge. 

More in This Issue

  • Ahead of the Game

    Fall 2021
    The story behind how UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy grew into an industry game changer.
  • Back to Bouncin’

    Fall 2021
    UCF’s 2021 season opener was one to remember with return to the full game day experience and the start of the Gus Malzahn era.
  • Connected Care

    Fall 2021
    A UCF alum’s healthcare app aims to alleviate stress for patients’ loved ones while keeping them informed.
  • Getting Real

    Fall 2021
    Cutting-edge hologram technology is helping train UCF’s future healthcare professionals.
  • House Call

    Fall 2021
    Tom Weichart ’04MS reflects on his time as a nurse at the White House during the George W. Bush presidency. 
  • Lights, Camera, Action

    Fall 2021
    Premiering in February 2022, UCF will be featured on The College Tour, which was co-produced by a local film company staffed by alums. 
  • On Campus — Fall 2021

    Fall 2021
    From a Welcome Back Social to Hispanic Heritage Month observances, there was a lot to celebrate during the Fall 2021 semester.
  • On Tap

    Fall 2021
    Hospitality management students learn the science behind America’s billion-dollar beer-brewing industry. 
  • Picture-perfect Proteins

    Fall 2021
    A UCF researcher is developing new technologies to study protein movement in human cells in an effort to advance our ability to treat diseases.
  • Reaching for the Stars and Stripes

    Fall 2021
    UCF’s Lou Frey Institute and faculty are helping develop civic education standards to encourage engaged citizenship.
  • Strengthening Our Nation

    Fall 2021
    As America works to improve its security, UCF researchers are contributing by fortifying our infrastructure, advancing our technology and training the next generation who will carry on their charge. 
  • Supporting Surfside Responders

    Fall 2021
    Faculty members of UCF RESTORES helped support the mental health of first responders at the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida. 
  • Why I Still Believe in Magic

    Fall 2021
    George A. Kalogridis ’76 shares his journey of helping Walt Disney World open its doors 50 years ago as a busboy to eventually rising as one of its top executives.  

Featured Story

UCF’s Modern(a) Man

A UCF graduate led the charge to create Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and opened up the possibilities for the future of medicine.

More in This Issue

  • 1ON1: Head to Head

    Summer 2021
    Vice President and Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir and Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn talk about their vision for UCF as the future of college football and university athletics.
  • 23 UCF Recollections on the Eve of Retirement

    Summer 2021
    Gene Kruckemyer ’73 reflects on his 52 years at UCF as a student, instructor and news editor as he approaches his next big adventure. 
  • A Transformational Investment

    Summer 2021
    Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s $40 million gift to UCF — the largest in the university’s history — will strengthen proven pathways to opportunity, fueling student success, academic excellence and faculty research for generations.
  • Gateway to the Galaxy

    Summer 2021
    Knights are leading the team helping to create NASA’s Gateway — an outpost that will orbit the moon to advance deep space travel, research and habitation.
  • Generating a Buzz

    Summer 2021
    How one of the minds behind the ’90s viral sensation The Blair Witch Project continues to evolve transmedia storytelling.
  • Giants of Academia

    Summer 2021
    The most prestigious universities in the world are looking at the McNair Scholars coming out of UCF and asking: How can we make a universal impact like that?
  • Gold Standard

    Summer 2021
    From trailblazing for women’s soccer to officiating for men’s basketball, Knights reminisce about their Olympic memories.
  • Good Sports

    Summer 2021
    This year’s spring semester was UCF’s greatest undertaking in school history as all 16 varsity sports were in action after most traditional fall sports were pushed back. 
  • Lasting Legacy

    Summer 2021
    Derreasha Jones ’21 has left a legacy at UCF by honoring the impact of John T. Washington — one of the university’s first Black faculty members. 
  • Leading by Example

    Summer 2021
    UCF’s new senior vice president for administration and finance was 34 when he first became a chief financial officer. He’s spent every day since helping others achieve success.
  • On Campus — Summer 2021

    Summer 2021
    As UCF prepared to slowly transition to pre-pandemic operations, old, new and modified activities made campus come to life. 
  • Taking Shape

    Summer 2021
    One alum’s global exercise brand is topping the home-fitness industry leaderboard.
  • The Show Goes On

    Summer 2021
    After the pandemic forced the showcase to be cancelled in 2020, UCF Celebrates the Arts returned in 2021 with a lineup of primarily outdoor events.
  • UCF’s Modern(a) Man

    Summer 2021
    A UCF graduate led the charge to create Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and opened up the possibilities for the future of medicine.
  • Why I Will Always Remember 9/11

    Summer 2021
    Victim Services Director Christine Mouton ’98 ’01MS reflects on what it was like to support 9/11 victims and survivors over 20 years ago.

Featured Story

Knights Do That

Innovative faculty research. Powerful student achievements. Exciting alumni accomplishments. From the interesting and heartwarming to the groundbreaking and life-changing, Knights do it all. Here are just a few ways we are making a positive impact on our community, our nation and the world.

More in This Issue

  • Blastoff from the Bounce House

    Spring 2021
    How a photograph of a rocket launch captured from UCF’s football stadium landed among Time magazine’s top 100 photos of 2020. 
  • Body Check

    Spring 2021
    The Bod Pod can scan your body in under five minutes and provide your precise body fat percentage — helping everyone from athletes to the elderly.
  • Course Correction

    Spring 2021
    UCF researchers are working to make driving safer, smarter and more sustainable for everyone on the road. 
  • Custom Solar Sculpture Built by UCF Students

    Spring 2021
    UCF art and engineering students collaborated to create a new solar-powered sculpture at Exploria Stadium that infuses energy back into the city’s power grid. 
  • Deep Dive

    Spring 2021
    UCF researchers are exploring our oceans to better understand dangerous diseases found below — and possible cures. 
  • Higher Potential

    Spring 2021
    How one UCF alumna is advocating for a more inclusive education system.
  • How to Ace the Test of Time

    Spring 2021
    Learn what is essential to graceful aging — no matter how old you are. 
  • Knights Do That

    Spring 2021
    Innovative faculty research. Powerful student achievements. Exciting alumni accomplishments. From the interesting and heartwarming to the groundbreaking and life-changing, Knights do it all. Here are just a few ways we are making a positive impact on our community, our nation and the world.
  • Lighting the Way

    Spring 2021
    Professor Peter Delfyett’s latest honor recognizes his influential career and opens doors for the STEM community at UCF. 
  • Movement Matters

    Spring 2021
    Go Baby Go! and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital are partnering to provide low-cost mobility solutions for children with disabilities.
  • Pandemic Pivot?

    Spring 2021
    Now may be the time to change careers. 
  • The Pope’s Meteor Man

    Spring 2021
    As curator of the Vatican’s meteorite collection, Robert Macke ’10PhD combines science and faith to explore age-old questions of how and why we are here.
  • To Protect and Serve

    Spring 2021
    How a UCF graduate and former police officer is advocating for public service reform.
  • What Is White Privilege?

    Spring 2021
    It’s not about you as an individual, even if you benefit from it. But recognizing and challenging structural “whiteness” is the key to equity — and excellence.
  • Why I Fight for Hostages

    Spring 2021
    A UCF grad shares how her father’s kidnapping drives her to help others.

Featured Story

We Are UCF

As our country reckons with our past and its lasting effects on today’s society, students in UCF’s cultural organizations remain focused on a better future. 

More in This Issue

  • A More Perfect Union

    Fall 2020
    The $23 million renovation of the Student Union finished its final phase just in time to welcome students back to campus in August.
  • A New Beginning

    Fall 2020
    A look at the first few weeks on campus as the community continues to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Celebrating Representation

    Fall 2020
    Inspired by Latinx arts and music, five Knights discuss their cultural pride and the importance of representation.
  • Fair Play

    Fall 2020
    For more than 30 years, the Racial and Gender Report Card, produced at UCF, has held sports organizations accountable for their hiring practices.
  • Fostering Inclusivity

    Fall 2020
    How UCF is taking action to meet its mission for inclusive excellence. 
  • Is Cancel Culture Effective?

    Fall 2020
    Centuries ago, it was tarring and feathering. Today, it’s a hashtag. It’s evolving, but is cancel culture effective?
  • Of History and Hope

    Fall 2020
    Artwork commissioned for UCF Downtown pays homage to Parramore’s rich heritage.
  • Protector of the Past

    Fall 2020
    Porsha Dossie ’14 ’18MA helps preserve American history for the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network.
  • The Business of Hip-Hop

    Fall 2020
    Drawing on a lifelong love of hip-hop, a UCF professor has developed three new business courses based on innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The Right to Vote?

    Fall 2020
    Since the 15th Amendment made it illegal to deny citizens the right to vote based on “race, color or previous servitude,” Black Americans and other people of color have fought to overcome various methods intended to suppress that right. Here are just a few.
  • The Truth Laid Bare

    Fall 2020
    It’s taken nearly 100 years for healing to begin from the 1920 Ocoee massacre. Somewhere between the evil of that night and the long-overdue commemorations of today are timeless lessons you might not expect.
  • We Are UCF

    Fall 2020
    As our country reckons with our past and its lasting effects on today’s society, students in UCF’s cultural organizations remain focused on a better future. 
  • Why I Celebrate My Heritage

    Fall 2020
    Don Harrell shares why his past and present make him proud of his heritage.

Featured Story

Class of 2020

Eight graduates from UCF’s Spring Class of 2020 share how the pandemic affected their final semester and memories from their time as Knights. 

More in This Issue

  • Calling the Shots

    Summer 2020
    Whether playing eight ball, searching for optical solutions or planning for the future, new UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright is hardwired to visualize all possible opportunities.
  • Class of 2020

    Summer 2020
    Eight graduates from UCF’s Spring Class of 2020 share how the pandemic affected their final semester and memories from their time as Knights. 
  • Essential Equipment

    Summer 2020
    In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys, two UCF-affiliated groups are helping build gear to protect national and local healthcare workers.
  • On Campus: Summer 2020

    Summer 2020
    Here are a few of the people at UCF who are holding everything together — even during a pandemic.
  • Prioritizing Safety

    Summer 2020
    UCF’s Emergency Operation Center is home to the university’s Emergency Management team, which helps keep Knights safe in times of crisis. 
  • Remote Possibility

    Summer 2020
    7 days. 69,525 students. 6,600 new courses. How UCF leaned on more than two decades of online learning expertise to shift the entire university to remote learning.
  • Return Item

    Summer 2020
    A library card with a story to tell
  • Still Turning: 1970 – 2020

    Summer 2020
    Using inspiration from UCF’s 1970 yearbook, we honor the first and most recent graduating classes through photos and timeless lyrics. 
  • Then and Now

    Summer 2020
    UCF senior Brandon Aliberti reminisces with his grandfather, Gary Wright ’70, a member of UCF’s first graduating class 50 years ago.
  • To Capture a Moment

    Summer 2020
    An unusual assignment gave history students a chance to reflect on the items that most defined the pandemic.
  • Trauma and Resilience during COVID-19

    Summer 2020
    UCF mental health experts discuss the the impact the pandemic will have on us.
  • Voices of Change

    Summer 2020
    Students, faculty and staff spoke up during a June 5 online forum to discuss issues related to race and racism at the university. 
  • Why I Fight on the Frontline

    Summer 2020
    Stephen Brennan ’15, a certified emergency nurse, discusses traveling to Queens, New York — the worst-hit area in the United States — to help during COVID-19.

Featured Story

Models for Success

At the UCF 3D Print Lab, researchers are producing 3D models of patients that help doctors at Nemours Children’s Hospital navigate complex surgeries.

More in This Issue

  • A Look at the Updated John C. Hitt Library

    Spring 2020
    With new study spaces, technology and seating, the additions to the library are intended to help students focus on collaboration and studying. 
  • Dream Maker

    Spring 2020
    The recently opened Games and Interactive Media Maker Space at UCF Downtown was built to foster creativity and collaboration through a practice known as “critical making.”
  • Harnessing Power

    Spring 2020
    UCF’s Aphasia House and Knights on the Go Café is helping people like Larry Lentz Jr. improve their mobility, language and social skills.
  • Helping Public School Teachers Earn Free Master’s Degree

    Spring 2020
    The Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy was developed to bolster STEM education and retaining current teachers while building the talent pipeline.
  • How to Hunt a Killer

    Spring 2020
    The work being done by researchers at UCF and Arecibo Observatory could help protect our planet from a fatal impact.
  • Industry Watchdog

    Spring 2020
    Since the 1960s, beloved Peanuts character Snoopy has been an icon for safety in the aerospace industry.
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine

    Spring 2020
    Blake Lynch ’14 is providing comic relief to nurses around the world.
  • Mapping the World

    Spring 2020
    Drishtie Patel ’08 ’12MNM is part of a team mapping the world’s missing roads to provide life-saving resources to people in times of crisis.
  • Models for Success

    Spring 2020
    At the UCF 3D Print Lab, researchers are producing 3D models of patients that help doctors at Nemours Children’s Hospital navigate complex surgeries.
  • On Campus: Spring 2020

    Spring 2020
    From a historic season for men’s soccer to the launch of Knights Pantry on the Rosen campus, here’s a look back at some of the big moments at UCF.
  • Out of Moves

    Spring 2020
    Orlando’s affordable housing is a game of chance.
  • Stylish and Sustainable

    Spring 2020
    This alum-led startup is taking a stand in the sand to offer more eco-friendly fashion.
  • The Dangers of Binge-Watching

    Spring 2020
    A study led by a UCF professor has found binge-watching could be deadly.
  • Why I Ride a Bike

    Spring 2020
    There is a special kind of freedom one can experience only by riding a bicycle state line to state line. 

Featured Story

Expression Meets Inspiration at UCF Downtown

The new UCF Downtown campus reflects — and inspires — the energy and personalities of the more than 7,000 students who started classes there this August. 

More in This Issue

  • 40 Years — And Counting for the Marching Knights

    Fall 2019
    Since 1980, UCF Marching Knights have been a major force at the university.
  • 5 Minutes with Bev Seay

    Fall 2019
    UCF’s new chair for the Board of Trustees opens up about personal passions and professional practices. 
  • Energy Boost

    Fall 2019
    One of the most technologically innovative startups is paving the way to a more affordable renewable energy future.
  • Expression Meets Inspiration at UCF Downtown

    Fall 2019
    The new UCF Downtown campus reflects — and inspires — the energy and personalities of the more than 7,000 students who started classes there this August. 
  • Fueling the Future

    Fall 2019
    UCF successfully raised more than $500 million to support student success, faculty retention and student-athlete performance.
  • Helping the Helpers

    Fall 2019
    From treating post-traumatic stress disorder to creating devices that detect toxins such as fentanyl, UCF is making first responders’ jobs easier and safer.
  • Life After Hate

    Fall 2019
    The first two decades of Angela King ’07 ’09MA’s life were fueled by bullying, violence and her involvement in white supremacist organizations. She has spent the past two decades trying to make amends — and helping others leave hate groups.
  • Millennial Falcon

    Fall 2019
    How Jacqueline (Cade) King ’12 helped dreams come true for generations of Star Wars fans.
  • On Campus — Fall 2019

    Fall 2019
    From a new campus opening downtown to major wins for athletics, there was a lot to celebrate during the UCF Fall 2019 semester.
  • Power Move

    Fall 2019
    Forging the future of endurance-boosting technology.
  • Processing Risk

    Fall 2019
    Could eating processed foods while pregnant increase the likelihood of childhood autism? Recent findings by UCF researchers suggest yes.
  • The Driving Spirit Behind UCF’s ‘Charge On’ Commercial

    Fall 2019
    Whether you’re at a sporting event, academic award ceremony or out wearing UCF gear, the words “Charge On!” unite those affiliated with the university.
  • UCF CREATES and Page 15 Mentor Tomorrow’s Animators

    Fall 2019
    After receiving a grant from Walt Disney World Resort, the two programs developed a summer animation camp for 20 kids to channel their creativity.
  • Why We Started ‘Pegasus’

    Fall 2019
    Twenty-five years ago, Jim Hobart ’91 and Mike Hinn ’92 took UCF’s Reach for the Stars motto to heart — and haven’t stopped since.

Featured Story

Insider’s Travel Guide

UCF students from around the world share their best local travel tips.

More in This Issue

  • 5 Questions with Thad Seymour Jr.

    Summer 2019
    The interim president talks books, motivation, the value of higher ed and the future of UCF.
  • Adventure Is Out There

    Summer 2019
    From surfing lessons in Cape Canaveral to hiking in Patagonia, UCF Outdoor Adventure provides students affordable options to explore beyond campus.
  • Adventures in Ice Cream

    Summer 2019
    As head of research and development for Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Ellie Zitsman draws inspiration from her adventures to create new flavors.
  • Expanding Possibilities

    Summer 2019
    A group of trailblazing Knights became the first class to graduate from UCF’s Inclusive Education Services program.
  • Insider’s Travel Guide

    Summer 2019
    UCF students from around the world share their best local travel tips.
  • Life Without Limits

    Summer 2019
    After a lifetime as a competitive athlete, Kyle Coon ’13 is taking on his toughest challenge yet — to compete in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo as a blind triathlete.
  • On Campus – Summer 2019

    Summer 2019
    From the UCFestival concert to the women’s tennis victory against USF, UCF had a wide range of fun events to attend in Summer 2019.
  • The Bold New World of Drone Racing

    Summer 2019
    The sky’s the limit for two aerospace engineering students looking to advance the sport.
  • The Defiant One

    Summer 2019
    UCF student-athlete Konya Plummer made history playing for Jamaica in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • The Examined Life

    Summer 2019
    Curiosity has fueled the world’s biggest discoveries. Here’s what it means for UCF researchers on the front line.
  • The Story of the Pan-American Highway

    Summer 2019
    The story of a single road not often traveled in its entirety. The relationships, politics and passions that built it. And what it tells us about who we really are.
  • Too Many Tourists?

    Summer 2019
    The problem of overtourism – and how to solve it.
  • UCF Grad Travels the World to Pursue BMX Passion

    Summer 2019
    How chasing experiences has led one UCF business grad to launch a clothing line — and visit 29 counties and hundreds of skate parks. 
  • Why I Embrace Adventure

    Summer 2019
    The pull of anticipation is a strong draw to discover the unknown.

Featured Story

Unstoppable

After becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from UCF’s engineering program, Marcie (Swilley) Washington ’83 worked for NASA, became an ordained minister, and survived her heart stopping for 22 minutes. Now, she’s tackling her next challenge: cancer.

More in This Issue

  • A New Day for Yaupon Tea

    Spring 2019
    You may not spend much time thinking about tea. Two UCF brothers want to change that.
  • A Tale of Two Bands

    Spring 2019
    With the civil rights movement embroiling the nation, Orlando leaders were faced with an important decision: Who would they send to represent the city at the 1964 World’s Fair — the all-black band from Jones High School or the all-white band from Edgewater?
  • College Classes for Adults Ages 50 and Up

    Spring 2019
    College after retirement? Actually, it makes a lot of sense.
  • Driving the Future

    Spring 2019
    Self-driving cars were once science fiction fantasy. Today, Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD and his company, Luminar, are making them a reality.
  • House of Highlights

    Spring 2019
    Before he even graduated, Omar Raja ’16 launched a popular Instagram account and landed a career with Bleacher Report. Here’s how he made it happen.
  • How Nanotech Can Improve What We’re Wearing

    Spring 2019
    Patches that treat cancer? Hats that stimulate hair growth? Jackets that charge your smartphone? UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center is an epicenter of futuristic wearables.
  • Just Say Om

    Spring 2019
    Meditation has been an influential practice across the globe for thousands of years. But you might not realize how the ancient art can improve your life.
  • Making Synthetic Martian Dirt

    Spring 2019
    UCF researchers are setting the standard for extraterrestrial soil.
  • Next Level

    Spring 2019
    Esports is a fast-rising, billion-dollar industry that is threatening to overtake traditional sports. So what is it, exactly?
  • On Campus – Spring 2019

    Spring 2019
    With Homecoming celebrations, a GameDay visit and major accomplishments from students and staff, campus was full of memorable experiences.
  • The Advocate

    Spring 2019
    From media to legislation, Azmia Magane ’07 ’09 has always had the strength fight for representation. Now the social work grad uses that strength to battle lupus and raise awareness for the “invisible illness.”
  • UCF Basketball’s Season to Remember

    Spring 2019
    The men’s and women’s basketball teams kept the momentum rolling from UCF’s stellar football season with exceptional performances of their own this year.Spring 2019 | By Jenna Marina Lee
  • UCF Grad Contemporizes the Classic ‘Highlights’ Magazine’

    Spring 2019
    As design director for Highlights magazine, Patrick Greenish ’02 drives the look of a publication that plays an influential role for hundreds of thousands of children across the United States. And that impact isn’t lost on him.
  • UCF Opens the Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab

    Spring 2019
    As the need for cybersecurity experts across the nation grows, UCF has created a space where students interested in the field can develop their skills.
  • UCF Partners with Nemours for PedsAcademy

    Spring 2019
    More than 50 UCF student-teachers and faculty have been providing tailored instruction to children with chronic illnesses since the program’s launch in August.
  • Unstoppable

    Spring 2019
    After becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from UCF’s engineering program, Marcie (Swilley) Washington ’83 worked for NASA, became an ordained minister, and survived her heart stopping for 22 minutes. Now, she’s tackling her next challenge: cancer.
  • Why I Am a Festival Kid

    Spring 2019
    Nearly a decade after my first time at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, I’m still shaking endless amounts of dust out of my camp gear. There are things about music festivals that never leave you.

Featured Story

The 2018 UCF Football Season in Review

The Knights’ past two seasons have proven to be a lesson in resolve.

More in This Issue


Featured Story

The Strategists

UCF’s programming team became first in North America by falling behind. 

More in This Issue

  • Believe The Heup!

    Fall 2018
    New head football coach Josh Heupel is as real as it gets.
  • Expanded Views from the UCF-managed Arecibo Observatory

    Fall 2018
    UCF continues to “Reach for the Stars” with its new commitment to manage the second-largest single-dish radio telescope on the planet — the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
  • Get to Know UCF President Dale Whittaker

    Fall 2018
    Whether he’s exploring new places, pushing beyond physical boundaries or setting up the next generation of students for success, UCF’s new president is all in.
  • New UCF Energy Plant Is Designed for Learning

    Fall 2018
    Designed with purpose, UCF’s newest District Energy Plant debuted its color-coded piping system in May to help teach engineering students how to build a cleaner world.
  • Now Trending: First Day Fashion

    Fall 2018
    Students start the semester by showing off their freshest outfits.
  • On Campus – Fall 2018

    Fall 2018
    From commencement ceremonies to rock climbing at the Recreation and Wellness Center, campus was filled with fun celebrations and dynamic challenges during Summer 2018.
  • Preparing for a Hurricane

    Fall 2018
    What a game is teaching South Florida families about hurricane preparation in real time. 
  • The Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Communities and Coastlines

    Fall 2018
    UCF coastal engineer Thomas Wahl discusses how seemingly small changes in sea levels will have big consequences for our coastlines — and how to prepare.
  • The Strategists

    Fall 2018
    UCF’s programming team became first in North America by falling behind. 
  • Timeline Traveler

    Fall 2018
    Sarah Chetrit ’10 went from being an accountant to a full-time travel blogger. The wanderlust expert offers her tips for planning your next trip.
  • UCF Looks Back on its First Day of Classes

    Fall 2018
    Fifty years ago, Central Florida changed forever when UCF — then known as Florida Technological University — opened for classes on October 7, 1968.
  • We Need to Talk about Mental Illness

    Fall 2018
    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 conversation you have today.
  • Why I Teach Journalism

    Fall 2018
    Rick Brunson ’84 on why journalism education has never been more important or more challenging.

Featured Story

How President Hitt Built a Legacy

Over the past 26 years, President John C. Hitt has grown UCF in size, standing and scholarship. But Hitt’s ability to guide growth extends beyond the university and into the entire Central Florida region. Here are a few of his major accomplishments.

More in This Issue

  • 1ON1: Presidential Edition

    Summer 2018
    President John C. Hitt and President-elect Dale Whittaker discuss life lessons learned, their favorite UCF tradition and the future of UCF.
  • Golden Guild

    Summer 2018
    Much more than a shiny token, President Hitt’s Pegasus ring represents a big commitment to UCF — and he’s not the only person to wear one.
  • Hitt’s World

    Summer 2018
    Being the president of a university — especially one of the nation’s largest — is, without a doubt, a busy job. So before the board meetings and after the special events, every president deserves a chance to relax, unwind and enjoy a glass of club soda (with a little lime). Well, that’s assuming every president is like our very own John C. Hitt. Here are a few more of his favorite things, each one offering a glimpse into his world.
  • Hitt-isms

    Summer 2018
    Insight, wisdom and tongue-in-cheek musings from UCF’s fourth president.
  • How President Hitt Built a Legacy

    Summer 2018
    Over the past 26 years, President John C. Hitt has grown UCF in size, standing and scholarship. But Hitt’s ability to guide growth extends beyond the university and into the entire Central Florida region. Here are a few of his major accomplishments.
  • Knight Vision

    Summer 2018
    How John C. Hitt changed Central Florida for the better. 
  • My 26-year Love Affair

    Summer 2018
    Martha Hitt on why she fell — and keeps falling — in love with UCF.
  • President Hitt’s Final Commencement

    Summer 2018
    Behind the scenes of President Hitt’s final commencement ceremonies this spring. Summer 2018Photos by Nick Leyva ’15
  • President John C. Hitt’s Inaugural Address

    Summer 2018
    On November 19, 1992, UCF’s fourth president, John C. Hitt, delivered his inaugural address, “Vital Force, Vital Partner.” Here is his full speech.
  • The Whittakers Support Students at Knight-Thon

    Summer 2018
    Dale and Mary Whittaker help students power through UCF’s oldest philanthropic tradition. Summer 2018
  • Who Is John Hitt?

    Summer 2018
    For a quarter century, President John C. Hitt worked to put UCF on the map. But who is the man behind the evolution?
  • Why I’ll Always Be a Knight

    Summer 2018
    President Hitt shares what it means to be a Knight. 

Featured Story

From Knights to Kings: The 2017 National Championship Season

From winless in 2015 to undefeated in 2017, the UCF Knights shocked the college football world this season with a perfect 13-0 record, a major CFP Peach Bowl victory and a National Championship.

More in This Issue


Featured Story

In Their Words

Since 2010, the UCF history department has been collecting stories of veterans living in the Central Florida area. Here is part of the rich legacy they’re preserving.

More in This Issue

  • A Quality Education When and Where You Want It

    Fall 2017
    Online education may have its detractors in higher education, but across the nation, students are driving a shift from classroom to digital learning. And UCF is all in.
  • All the Buzz

    Fall 2017
    Learn more about campus’ busiest residents and the place they call home.
  • An Insider’s Guide to UCF’s Knight Rider

    Fall 2017
    A look into the origin of the knight’s costume.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Visit UCF Campus

    Fall 2017
    This fall, Bill and Melinda Gates toured the UCF campus.Fall 2017
  • Drive On

    Fall 2017
    Knights racing isn’t the No. 1 engineering club in the country, but they’re not letting that stop them.
  • How a UCF Graduate Landed a Job at YouTube

    Fall 2017
    Melissa Amoi-Belinda Smith ’11 shares her journey from robotics competitions at UCF to becoming a user experience researcher for YouTube.
  • How to Sell Your Idea (and Yourself)

    Fall 2017
    Six keys to pitching your idea from the executive producer of Shark Tank.
  • In Defense of Title IX

    Fall 2017
    Expert Catherine Kaukinen on what’s so groundbreaking about Title IX.
  • In Their Words

    Fall 2017
    Since 2010, the UCF history department has been collecting stories of veterans living in the Central Florida area. Here is part of the rich legacy they’re preserving.
  • On Campus – Fall 2017

    Fall 2017
    From a solar eclipse and the first football game of the season to Spirit Splash, the Fall 2017 semester was full of big moments.
  • President Hitt Steps Down

    Fall 2017
    After 26 years, John C. Hitt announced he is retiring from the UCF presidency in 2018.Fall 2017
  • Revitalizing a Downtown Neighborhood

    Fall 2017
    A new OCPS school joins other Community Partnership Schools in their mission to not only provide education, but serve entire communities. 
  • This Is Big

    Fall 2017
    It’s true. UCF is big. But being big is about more than our size. It’s how we think and how we act. 
  • Why I Swim With Sharks

    Fall 2017
    Diver and photographer Anai Colyer ’14 discusses what it’s like to swim with one of nature’s most feared predators. 

Featured Story

Pegasus Takes Flight

Pegasus, the UCF symbol, soars among the stars in a new mural by local artist Boy Kong.

More in This Issue

  • Creating a Scene

    Summer 2017
    Central Florida is becoming a hotbed of artistic activity — from theater to graphic design to cultivated graffiti — and UCF grads are at the center of the creative boom. 
  • Drawing Middle-earth

    Summer 2017
    Graham Judd ’09 brings the plants of Tolkein’s Middle-earth to life in a new book.
  • Good Vibrations

    Summer 2017
    Sam Borkson ’01 creates art to inspire friendship with the world.
  • In a Flash

    Summer 2017
    1 prompt. 6 writers. 150 words or fewer.
  • More Than Meets the Eye

    Summer 2017
    Each piece of public art at UCF tells the story of the faculty, staff and community members who make these works available to the public.
  • Ninth Annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival

    Summer 2017
    The 2017 UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival included performances from guitarist Peter Bernstein, trumpeter Leroy Jones and The Jazz Professors.
  • On Beat

    Summer 2017
  • On Campus – Summer 2017

    Summer 2017
    From art classes to UCFastival and Holi, the UCF campus during the Spring 2017 semester was a vibrant, inspiring place to be.
  • Pegasus Takes Flight

    Summer 2017
    Pegasus, the UCF symbol, soars among the stars in a new mural by local artist Boy Kong.
  • The Art of Limbitless

    Summer 2017
    Limbitless Solutions’ bionic arms highlight each child’s passion and personality. 
  • The Start of Something Big

    Summer 2017
    How a moment of creative inspiration has fueled President John C. Hitt’s 25-year tenure at UCF. 
  • Third Annual UCF Celebrates the Arts at Dr. Phillips Center

    Summer 2017
    UCF Celebrates the Arts held its third annual weeklong showcase in April, allowing students to take their creative work from the classroom to center stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.Summer 2017
  • Turning Points

    Summer 2017
    Looking back on a turnaround season that culminated with a landmark postseason run, UCF men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins recalls five defining moments.
  • UCF Breaks Ground on Downtown Campus

    Summer 2017
    UCF and Valencia College broke ground on a new partnership campus in downtown Orlando that will serve 7,700 students from both schools when it opens in 2019.Summer 2017
  • UCF Remembers Pulse One Year Later

    Summer 2017
    One year after the tragic event, UCF paid tribute to the 49 people killed on June 12, 2016, and unveiled a mural dedicated to the two Knights who lost their lives.
  • V for Venditti

    Summer 2017
    Robert Venditti ’01MA and the roundabout way he’s achieved success as a writer.
  • What Is Creativity?

    Summer 2017
    UCF faculty explore the idea.
  • Why I Reign

    Summer 2017
    Performance artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz discusses her Reinas series and how she channels queens to unravel societal traumas and anxieties. 
  • Your Brain on Music

    Summer 2017
    A popular class breaks down how our brains respond to music.

Featured Story

Monsters in the Closet

UCF’s Bug Closet holds more than half a million specimens and countless tales of stranger-than-fiction beetles, butterflies and wasps that help weave our wondrous environmental web.

More in This Issue

  • Breaking Down Student Debt

    Spring 2017
    Surprising facts about U.S. student debt and how we pay for college.
  • In Good Health

    Spring 2017
    It’s been 11 years since the Florida Legislature and then-Gov. Jeb Bush approved UCF’s new medical school. As the university prepares to expand our medical offerings to include a teaching hospital, we look at 10 numbers that set the College of Medicine apart from similar programs in the nation.
  • Kickin’ It New School

    Spring 2017
    A cutting-edge classroom simulator at UCF is helping educators become better teachers.
  • Knights’ Kingdom

    Spring 2017
    UCF alumni chapters and clubs are a great way to stay connected to everything you love about being a Knight.
  • Monsters in the Closet

    Spring 2017
    UCF’s Bug Closet holds more than half a million specimens and countless tales of stranger-than-fiction beetles, butterflies and wasps that help weave our wondrous environmental web.
  • On Campus – Spring 2017

    Spring 2017
    From Spirit Splash and Homecoming to basketball games and Rent-a-Pup, the UCF campus was the place to be.
  • Speak & Spell Was a Game Changer

    Spring 2017
    The Speak & Spell broke ground in technology.
  • Tackling Cancer

    Spring 2017
    The Cure Bowl is fueling groundbreaking cancer research at UCF.
  • The Big World of Nanotechnology

    Spring 2017
    Six ways nanotechnology is improving our lives.
  • The Bro’d Trip

    Spring 2017
    Over the course of a year, Justin Fricke ’12 and Adam Fricke ’15 visited all 50 states, three Canadian Providences and one U.S. Territory.Spring 2017
  • The Calm Persistence of Richard Lapchick

    Spring 2017
    From basketball camp to the world stage, Lapchick has dedicated his life to addressing racial inequality in sports and society.
  • The Science of Scent

    Spring 2017
    Professor Konstantin Vodopyanov’s revolutionary technology could make diagnosing disease as easy as exhaling.
  • UCF at Otronicon

    Spring 2017
    UCF showcases its tech prowess at Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon.Spring 2017
  • UCF Tennis Moves to Lake Nona

    Spring 2017
    The Knights opened the 2017 season at their new home, the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Lake Nona.Spring 2017
  • Why I Give a Damn

    Spring 2017
    After 25 years as president of UCF, President John C. Hitt still believes there is no better tool than a college degree for improving social and economic mobility.

Featured Story

Helpers and Healers

Not surprisingly, of the thousands of people who responded after Pulse, many have a UCF connection. Here, in their words, are their stories.

More in This Issue

  • A Latina with Drive

    Fall 2016
    Cyndia Morales Muñiz 13EdD went from being the first in her family to graduate from college to being named a Top Latino Leader.
  • Artifact: Under Pressure

    Fall 2016
    Artists come to UCF’s Flying Horse Editions for serious printing power.
  • First Frost

    Fall 2016
    Relive the first win of the season and Scott Frost’s first victory as head coach at UCF. Fall 2016
  • Helpers and Healers

    Fall 2016
    Not surprisingly, of the thousands of people who responded after Pulse, many have a UCF connection. Here, in their words, are their stories.
  • Igniting UCF’s Future

    Fall 2016
    UCF launched a $500 million fundraising campaign — the most ambitious in the university’s history.
  • Neighborhood by Neighborhood

    Fall 2016
    Twenty-three years and $12 million ago, Harris Rosen revitalized Tangelo Park. Now he’s doing the same thing in Parramore.
  • New Kid on the Cell Block

    Fall 2016
    Amanda Stephen ’08 is the newest inmate on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
  • Off the Court

    Fall 2016
    UCF head basketball coaches on their passion for the game and mentoring student-athletes.
  • On Campus: Fall 2016

    Fall 2016
    From Move-in Day and Convocation to Fan Fest and a Black Lives Matter vigil, the UCF campus offers a variety of ways for students to participate.
  • Reptile Refuge

    Fall 2016
    UCF to build a permanent sea turtle conservation research facility in Brevard County.Fall 2016
  • Room with a Worldview

    Fall 2016
    A new building on Memory Mall puts international students front and center.Fall 2016
  • The Best Photos of 2016

    Fall 2016
    The past year has been filled with triumphs and devastation. From graduations and world-renowned speakers to the heartbreak felt after the Pulse shootings, Pegasus shares the 33 photos that showcase UCF’s year in review.
  • The Place Maker

    Fall 2016
    Six ways to build a better community according to Jennifer Marvel ’12, executive director of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District.
  • Why I Gave Back

    Fall 2016
    UCF economics professors helped me make the connection between my studies and my passion. Now, I want to return the favor.
  • Writing to Heal

    Fall 2016
    Whether it’s breaking the stigma of mental illness or overcoming childhood hardships, a UCF professor and her students are helping others heal through creative writing.

Featured Story

Where to Next?

With research expanding throughout our solar system and beyond, the human race is on the cusp of a new Space Age. We turned to UCF scientists to reveal what space exploration will look like in the future. 

More in This Issue

  • Briefs: Summer 2016

    Summer 2016
    UCF ranks No. 1 for higher education performance in the state of Florida, announces new head coaches and a VP of research, and more…
  • Destination Downtown

    Summer 2016
    At UCF’s new downtown Orlando campus, thousands of students will tap into the heart of the City Beautiful.
  • Go for Launch

    Summer 2016
    UCF Professor Joshua Colwell and his team of physics faculty and students watched as their experiment rocketed to space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard. Summer 2016
  • Heavy Metal

    Summer 2016
    Meteorites give physics students a rock-solid connection to cosmic theories.
  • Intergalactic Symphony

    Summer 2016
    Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer presented an out-of-this-world performance during UCF Celebrates the Arts.Summer 2016
  • It’s All Geek to Me

    Summer 2016
    John Joseph Adams ’00 is discovering the next generation of sci-fi authors.
  • Knight View

    Summer 2016
    UCF’s Robinson Observatory offers a stellar view of the night sky.
  • Knights In Space

    Summer 2016
    Learn about the work UCF researchers are doing on nearly every planet in our solar system and beyond.
  • On Campus: Summer 2016

    Summer 2016
    Nearly 8,000 students graduated during spring commencement ceremonies, the Knights showed off their skills under new football Head Coach Scott Frost at the annual spring game, and Bill Nye the Science Guy visited campus to encourage students to change the world.
  • One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for UCF

    Summer 2016
    UCF has been committed to space exploration since before man’s first step on the moon.By Angie Lewis ’03
  • Opinion: Space Tourism

    Summer 2016
    UCF professors debate the pros and cons of space tourism.
  • Such Great Heights

    Summer 2016
    In 2009, Nicole Stott ’92 spent 91 days in space, which gave her a new perspective on life. Now she wants to share it with the world through art.
  • UCF Stands with Orlando

    Summer 2016
    On June 12, Orlando was attacked when a shooter went into Pulse nightclub in downtown and killed 49 and injured 53. A vigil was held to honor those affected, including two members of the UCF community.By the staff at Pegasus
  • Where to Next?

    Summer 2016
    With research expanding throughout our solar system and beyond, the human race is on the cusp of a new Space Age. We turned to UCF scientists to reveal what space exploration will look like in the future. 
  • Why I Jumped

    Summer 2016
    Former Google VP and UCF alumnus Alan Eustace ’79 ’81MS ’84PhD fell a world-record 26 miles from Earth’s stratosphere all in the name of science.By Alan Eustace ’79 ’81MS ’84PhD
  • Written in the Stars

    Summer 2016
    UCF’s motto is Reach for the Stars, and the constellation Pegasus shows us the way. For centuries, it has been a guide for travelers and astronomers alike, whether by land, sea or air.

Featured Story

Finding Balance

UCF researchers are working to make Florida as habitable for the people who live and work here as the plants and wildlife that depend on it for survival.

More in This Issue

  • 1ON1

    Spring 2016
    Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White and Head Football Coach Scott Frost discuss being the new guys, learning the important lessons and their big plans for the future of UCF Athletics.
  • A Steady Course

    Spring 2016
    Last summer, Hye Jung Kim, ’09, spent seven weeks aboard a 62-foot canoe modeled on the type ancient Polynesians used to sail the Pacific.
  • Artifact: Under Wraps

    Spring 2016
    Egyptian mummies reveal secrets from the past to inspire future scientists.
  • Big Shot

    Spring 2016
    In November, UCF ice hockey played for the largest crowd in its 19-year history at Orlando’s Amway Center.
  • Driven to Serve

    Spring 2016
    For UCF Alumni Association executive director Julie Stroh, a decision to give back has transformed her life in profound ways.
  • Energizing the Future

    Spring 2016
    Grace Bochenek, ’98, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, on energy sources, fossil fuels and the importance of STEM education for America’s future.
  • Finding Balance

    Spring 2016
    UCF researchers are working to make Florida as habitable for the people who live and work here as the plants and wildlife that depend on it for survival.
  • Get to Know Your Trustees

    Spring 2016
    The board of trustees ensures UCF’s future is bright by providing governance and guidance to the president and establishing the mission and priorities of the university.
  • Global Health

    Spring 2016
    UCF students and faculty partner with University of Florida and local physicians to serve rural communities in the Dominican Republic. 
  • Good Move

    Spring 2016
    UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is helping families transform motorized toy cars into a way for children to explore their environment.
  • Heart of the Campus

    Spring 2016
    How a push in the right direction led to the creation of the cultural hub of the UCF student body.
  • News Briefs: Spring 2016

    Spring 2016
    Limbitless unveils new hands-free wheelchair, UCF takes top honors for academics and innovations, Cheerleaders score another victory and more…
  • On Campus: Spring 2016

    Spring 2016
    Photos: 20th anniversary of Spirit Splash, parents of Steven Sotloff speak to journalism students, C-SPAN bus on campus, and the Big Read
  • School + Sobriety

    Spring 2016
    A new group on campus is making it easier for students going through recovery to balance sobriety with their studies and a social life.
  • Start Up Here

    Spring 2016
    UCF’s growing entrepreneurial culture is empowering students to successfully navigate their way from concept to launch.
  • Tacko Fall – Mastering the Rebound

    Spring 2016
    UCF basketball center Tacko Fall has never let a few near misses keep him down.
  • The New Newsroom

    Spring 2016
    UCF journalism students are learning to use mobile devices to capture breaking news and jobs after graduation.

Featured Story

Ripple Effect

For first-generation college students, earning a degree can transform their future in remarkable ways along with everyone in their family for generations to come.

More in This Issue

  • 10 Years of FAIRWINDS

    Fall 2015
    The UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center celebrates an important anniversary.
  • Artifact: Bone Collector

    Fall 2015
    Animal remains offer unique insights for UCF biologists.
  • Backstage Pass

    Fall 2015
    In July 2015, the Limbitless Solutions team made its first international donation of a custom robotic hand to 6-year-old Paulo Boa Nova from Brazil. And a film crew documented the entire process for the UCF Impact campaign.
  • Briefs, News & Notes: Fall 2015

    Fall 2015
  • Building Character

    Fall 2015
    How Knightro landed a date for Homecoming
  • Game Plan for a Cure

    Fall 2015
    A new Orlando bowl game will benefit the fight to defeat breast cancer and the work of an innovative UCF College of Medicine researcher.
  • Global Distribution

    Fall 2015
  • Hacking D.C.

    Fall 2015
    UCF cyber defense champions infiltrate U.S. national security hot spots on a victory tour of the nation’s capital.
  • On Campus: Fall 2015

    Fall 2015
    Slideshow: Greater Orlando Heart Walk for the American Heart Association, class of 2019 convocation, President Hitt welcomed 200 new faculty, Step Right Up: Art of the Sideshow at the UCF Art Gallery
  • Raising a Ruckus

    Fall 2015
    Marketing guru Seth Godin lets College of Business Administration students in on a few of his best secrets to success.
  • Ripple Effect

    Fall 2015
    For first-generation college students, earning a degree can transform their future in remarkable ways along with everyone in their family for generations to come.
  • Rising Beyond Barriers

    Fall 2015
    UCF’s Adaptive Climbing Program empowers students with different abilities to experience the thrills and health rewards of indoor rock climbing at the Recreation and Wellness Center.
  • Screen Time

    Fall 2015
    Emily Hart, 99, vice president of original programming for Disney Junior, knew from a young age that she wanted a career entertaining children.
  • The Art of the Interview

    Fall 2015
    Take a few pointers from TV news anchor and political talk show host Ybeth Bruzual, ’05, who has learned to get answers from some of the most difficult interview subjects possible: politicians.
  • The Power of Inclusion

    Fall 2015
    For people with intellectual disabilities, UCFs Inclusive Education Services is creating a pathway to a higher education and a brighter future.
  • Ultimate Tailgating Guide

    Fall 2015
    Here are a few tailgating tips and tricks from fellow Knights fans that are sure to score points with your guests.
  • Wide World of Sports

    Fall 2015

Featured Story

Horizon Cuba

What thawing relations between the United States and Cuba could mean for both sides on this 90-mile political, economic and social divide.

More in This Issue

  • Anatomy Lab of Dreams

    Summer 2015
    A College of Medicine professor designed this ultimate facility so students can learn with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Briefs, News & Notes: Summer 2015

    Summer 2015
    Rolling Stones in Orlando, Knights Honored, New UCF Leadership, and more
  • Commencement Through the Years

    Summer 2015
    Graduation Milestones, Famous Speakers and Alumni Statistics
  • Designing Robots for Mining Mars

    Summer 2015
    Student Engineers Build Mars Robot Mining Drone for NASA Contest
  • Fever Pitch

    Summer 2015
    UCF alumni are building a community of passionate soccer supporters in Orlando.
  • Gamification: The Future of Education

    Summer 2015
    Is gamification a futuristic fad, or does using video games to teach children promise a meaningful advance in education? UCF experts explain why we aren’t seeing more games in school yet.
  • Horizon Cuba

    Summer 2015
    What thawing relations between the United States and Cuba could mean for both sides on this 90-mile political, economic and social divide.
  • Knight-Thon 2015

    Summer 2015
    $688,049.19 That’s the amount raised by nearly 1,300 volunteers who stayed on their feet for 20 continuous hours to benefit Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 
  • Limitless Potential

    Summer 2015
    Summer 2015In April 12-year-old Wyatt Falardeau from Vero Beach, Florida, became the latest recipient of a robotic arm from Limbitless Solutions during a special behind-the-scenes experience organized by the nonprofit and Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando.
  • Mentor Magnetism

    Summer 2015
    Driven by a passion for working with children, Phillip Gordon, ’13, has become a mentor to the youth of his Parramore community.
  • Old-School Tools

    Summer 2015
    The Kaplan Collection of antique physicians instruments creates a historical context about technology for UCF medical students.
  • On Campus: Summer 2015

    Summer 2015
    Slideshow: Bike Week cycling events, Terry McMillan speaks at the UCF Book Festival, UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 in downtown Orlando and Symphony Under the Stars moves inside.
  • Opening Doors at Juilliard

    Summer 2015
    How a UCF industrial engineer solved a big problem at the world-famous performing arts school.
  • Peace Corps Stories

    Summer 2015
    From Africa to South America and beyond, UCF students and alumni are working to improve the world as Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Plastic Problem

    Summer 2015
    Trash litters a campus landmark in a statement for sustainability.Summer 2015
  • Sensory Overload

    Summer 2015
    The proliferation of technology can create dangerous distractions in the operating room. Two UCF experts discuss the risks, research and solutions to the potentially deadly situation.

Featured Story

Invisible Struggles

What can be done to help college students experiencing homelessness?

More in This Issue

  • Another Day at the Office

    Spring 2015
    Grace under pressure helped Lindsey Neumann, ’09, earn the honor of 2014 Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year.
  • Back in the Day: Legacy of Help

    Spring 2015
    Associate Dean Melvin Rogers of the College of Health and Public Affairs remembers one of UCF’s earliest and most ardent advocates for diversity.
  • Bench Strength

    Spring 2015
    With a pair of NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal, why is Brendan Suhr coaching at UCF?
  • Briefs Spring 2015

    Spring 2015
  • Charged Up: Nanotech Supercapacitors

    Spring 2015
  • Civic Engagement

    Spring 2015
    On Jan. 13, the UCF Downtown Community Outreach Team toured the Parramore Heritage Community, an Orlando neighborhood adjacent to UCF’s planned downtown campus. Spring 2015
  • Focused on Victory

    Spring 2015
    The UCF volleyball team clinched the 2014 American Athletic Conference championship.Spring 2015
  • Insider’s View

    Spring 2015
    Rising high above the campus landscape, the UCF water tower has been a university icon since the 1960s.Spring 2015
  • Investing in Faculty

    Spring 2015
    A great university is built by great faculty. In just more than 50 years, we’ve grown to become the nation’s second-largest university, with researchers and professors whose impact reaches far beyond our Orlando backyard.
  • Invisible Struggles

    Spring 2015
    What can be done to help college students experiencing homelessness?
  • On Campus: Fall/Winter 2014-15

    Spring 2015
    A photo gallery of UCF events around our community.
  • On the Road

    Spring 2015
    Spring 2015
  • Remembering President Colbourn

    Spring 2015
  • SHOWTIME

    Spring 2015
    UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015, a free, family-friendly festival at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts taking place April 10-15, will showcase the university’s best in theater, music, dance, and visual and digital arts to the Central Florida community.
  • Sonic Branding

    Spring 2015
    According to The Sonic Boom author Tyler Gray, ’97, the sounds present all around us hold hidden meaning. 
  • Trouble in Paradise

    Spring 2015
    A poem by Terry Ann Thaxton, associate professor of creative writing 

Featured Story

Kid-Approved

How one prosthetic arm is changing many lives.

More in This Issue

  • Backpack to Boardroom

    Fall 2014
    Dan Demole, ’01, Jingle Punks Co-founder
  • Breathe Easy

    Fall 2014
    Keeping children with asthma out of the emergency room is Linda Gibson-Young’s goal.
  • Briefs

    Fall 2014
    UCF News, Milestones, Personalities and Other Items of Interest Fall 2014
  • Culture Shift

    Fall 2014
    Debunking the myths of student-athlete academic standards.
  • Developing a Democracy

    Fall 2014
    With a new public administration certificate program, UCF offers vision, strategy and best practices to a fledgling democracy.
  • Energy Partners

    Fall 2014
    UCF’s collaboration with Siemens Energy has produced scientific knowledge and innovation in power generation, aviation and space.
  • Five Lessons from a Citizen of the World

    Fall 2014
    Shannon O’Donnell, ’06, has experienced more than 40 countries. Her book, The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, helped the 29-year-old earn one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2013 Traveler of the Year awards.
  • Food Chain

    Fall 2014
    In Central Florida, the path from farm-to-fork is being cut by Knights.
  • Guardian of the Reef

    Fall 2014
    Jay Easterbrook, ’85, Artificial Reef Builder
  • Kid-Approved

    Fall 2014
    How one prosthetic arm is changing many lives.
  • Love Yourself to Lose the Weight

    Fall 2014
    Rod Durham, ’86, Extreme Weight Loss
  • On Campus: Photo Gallery of UCF Events

    Fall 2014
    Fall 2014
  • Open House

    Fall 2014
    UCF Alumni collaborate to give a historic Winter Park landmark a new lease on life.
  • Pegasus Unleashed

    Fall 2014
    How the mythological winged horse became the symbol of UCF.Fall 2014
  • Piecing Together the Past

    Fall 2014
    Carol Mundy’s home was an unofficial museum before she donated more than 5,000 rare African-American artifacts to the UCF Special Collections & University Archives.Fall 2014
  • Put It to the Test

    Fall 2014
    Can physics, one of the oldest academic disciplines in world history, be taught with a modern approach to teaching — without lectures and tests? Two faculty members weigh in.

More in This Issue


More in This Issue


Featured Story

Powering Pomolong

Students Supply a South African Community with Electricity

More in This Issue


Featured Story

Better Together

Mentoring matters

More in This Issue


More in This Issue


Featured Story

Not Simply Red

There is nothing simple about this alien planet.

More in This Issue


Featured Story

Nano

How a big university excels at small.

More in This Issue