Knight of all Trades

Chris Lombardo ’80, always has something to keep him busy. From being an attorney to a fire commissioner and more in between, the University of Central Florida Department of Political Science graduate is a man of many talents. Lombardo is now a partner at his own firm, Woodward, Pires and Lombardo in Naples, Fla. He’s […]

Faculty’s Notable Award Recognition

RIA Awardees The University of Central Florida Research Incentive Awards (RIA) program supports outstanding research, scholarly and creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations. The below faculty members were recognized for their contributions to UCF’s key goal of achieving international prominence in research and creative activities. […]

Bacon and Bots

By Jenna Marina With a name like Exploding Bacon, it’s hard to believe that the moniker was the second choice for a local youth robotics team led by UCF alumna Elise Cronin-Hurley ’90 ’94 MPA. Organized Chaos was voted as the winner – conceptualized by a random name generator – but when the mother of the lead […]

Student Recognized for Russian Studies

University of Central Florida student Michael Martinez just won an award for his commitment to learning the Russian language and culture. Martinez is UCF’s 2017 Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate. The American Council of Teachers of Russian only presents the award to one student per university every year. This year’s award winner is an international […]

A Student’s Journey From Prison to Law School

Angel Sanchez has spent much of his college career helping those who, like him, yearned for a second chance. He’s mentored previously incarcerated students, and through his position as president of Moot Court at UCF, an organization that gives pre-law students practice at arguing cases, he helped collect more than 300 books to donate to […]

New Program Teaches Students Civics

Middle school students across the state of Florida and all over the United States are learning civics through a program developed by the University of Central Florida’s Lou Frey Institute. Civics360 is an interactive civics review website provided by the Lou Frey Institute’s Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. It evolved from the Escambia County Civics […]

UCF Student Prepares for Chinese Adventure

A University of Central Florida student just received a $17,200 scholarship to study abroad in China for all of his sophomore year. Department of Political Science student Philip Balikowski will be spending fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 studying at Southwest Minzu University in Chengdu, China through the Boren Scholarship Program. His particular curriculum […]

COS Undergrads Shine at Showcase

Every year, the UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, presented by the Division of Teaching and Learning, celebrates undergraduate research and creativity across the curriculum. The showcase gave University of Central Florida undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research and creative projects to the university community. Students from all fields and disciplines gathered at […]

COS Faculty Join Elite Society

Eight University of Central Florida College of Sciences faculty were inducted into the Scroll and Quill Society on April 13, 2017. The society honors faculty members who have brought positive national and/or international attention to the university through their scholarly work. The faculty who were recognized have demonstrated sustained scholarly contributions over a period of […]

UCF Fosters Future Generations with Political Symposium

The Lou Frey Institute and Global Perspectives at the University of Central Florida hosted ‘The First 100 Days: Policy Initiatives and Approaches for the New Administration’ on March 30, 2017. The symposium hosted AP and honors high school students from across the Orlando area. In the morning, important issues regarding President Trump’s first 100 days […]

UCF Political Science Student’s Research Wins Big

Jennifer Hudson, a University of Central Florida Department of Political Science graduate student, won the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Best Paper Award for graduate students. Hudson is pursuing her master’s degree in political science. She was selected for the award for her paper on “Wage-Setting Institutions and Wage Inequality in the OECD: An […]

COS Students Shine at Graduate Research Forum

The UCF Pegasus Ballroom was packed Tuesday, April 5 with graduate students sharing their innovative, original research and creative projects at 14th Annual Graduate Research Forum. More than 200 students and 80 faculty judges participated in the event and over $16,000 in awards was presented for Best in Category presentations. Additionally, first place winners are […]

Founders’ Day Honors Top Faculty, Staff, Students

University of Central Florida’s Founders’ Day Honors Convocation recognizes faculty, staff members and students for outstanding teaching, research, professional service and years of dedication to the university. Awards included the Pegasus Professor Award presented to College of Sciences Associate Dean Jana Jasinski, Ph.D., the UCF Reach for the Stars Award presented to UCF Biology Assistant […]

Meet the 2017 COS Order of Pegasus Recipients

UCF has named 21 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award. Eleven of these recipients are students of the UCF College of Sciences. Get to know them below. CHRISTOPHER CLEMENTE: Tampa, FL About: Christopher Clemente, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences, is majoring in history and […]

Diverse Audiences & Cultural Understanding Highlight ICRCC

Story by Nicholson News When your conference theme focuses on “Megacrises,” you can be sure you’re going to be looking at the big picture. But one of the key takeaways from the seventh annual International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference was to also look at individuals and how they process megacrises differently from one another. […]

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