11 COS Students to Receive University’s Highest Honor

Story by Mark Schlueb, UCF Today UCF has named 21 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award. 11 of these recipients are students of the UCF College of Sciences. The 2017 recipients were selected from a pool of 65 nominations. The 2017 class includes eight LEAD Scholars, eight President’s Leadership […]

A Unique Focus on Women and Conflict at UCF

The Kurdish Political Studies Program (KPSP) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida hosted a conference titled “Gendered Dynamics of International Security” at UCF on Friday, February 3. The conference brought a distinguished group of scholars and a prominent journalist to UCF’s campus in Orlando. It offered unique perspectives into the […]

International Relations Club Connects at Conference

The International Relations Club at the University of Central Florida traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Middle Eastern Policymaker’s Conference in October, 2016. This marked the club’s third year attending the conference, which drew a range of panelists from diverse backgrounds including diplomats, NGOs, scholars, businesspeople, and healthcare professionals.  The conference provided ample networking opportunities, […]

Pegasus Professor Weighs in on General Strikes

Research findings of Pegasus Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Kerstin Hamann, Ph.D., were recently published in a posting on the Monkey Cage, the political blog of The Washington Post. The posting, published on Feb. 8, discusses the Women’s March organizers’ push for a general strike against President Trump. Hamann and her […]

Alumnus Elevates UCF Nationwide

Orlando resident Louis Rotundo, ’73, ’75, has been influential in shaping local legislation. He began the political effort, drafted the legislation and secured the funding for SunRail and has worked with some of the most prominent elected officials in Florida over the last forty years. He is also a proud University of Central Florida graduate. […]

Chairs and Directors Leadership Circle

Four University of Central Florida department chairs from the College of Sciences have been selected to be in the UCF Office of Faculty Excellence’s Chairs and Directors Leadership Circle. Tosha Dupras, Ph.D., anthropology chair, Kerstin Hamann, Ph.D., political science chair, Elizabeth Mustaine, Ph.D., sociology chair, and Graham Worthy, Ph.D., biology chair are part of the […]

UCF Professor Cited in Politico Magazine

Research by Visiting Assistant Professor Christopher Olds, Ph.D., was recently cited in an article in “Politico” magazine. Olds teaches in the University of Central Florida’s Department of Political Science. His research on political communication specializes on the effects of public remarks made by the American president. The two research projects referenced in the article were published […]

Sickening of the Seas: UCF Team Discovers Destructive Sea Regime

Research conducted by UCF political science master’s graduate Rafaella Lobo, ’15, and political science Professor, Peter Jacques, Ph.D., exposed an invisible regime that governs the seas they labeled the ‘World Ocean Regime.’ Lobo and Jacques collaborated on the research that uncovers silent rules that allow environmental harm to be inflicted internationally. These rules are silent […]

Comparative Politics Professor Joins UCF

The UCF College of Sciences welcomed Assistant Professor Konstantin Ash, Ph.D., to the Department of Political Science in fall 2016. Originally from Russia, Ash moved to the United States with his family when he was eight years old, living in Philadelphia, PA until graduating high school. Ash attended New York University, earning a bachelor’s degree […]

Major Growth for UCF Social Sciences

The University of Central Florida’s Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree has seen a rapid increase of new students in the past year. In 2016 over the spring, summer and fall, 19 students graduated with social sciences degrees. From fall of 2015 to fall of 2016, 32 more students enrolled in the program. 118 […]

UCF Professor Tops Sayfie Review

A column written by Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida Aubrey Jewett, Ph.D., topped the website Sayfie Review this month. On January 12, 2017, Jewett’s column titled “The Contest to Predict the Presidential Winner in Florida Was as Close as the Race Itself” was posted to the […]

Legacy Alumna Credits UCF Opportunities for Success

Angie Lander grew up in a University of Central Florida family. Her father went to UCF and passed along his school spirit to her. When the time came for Lander to go to college, her choice was an easy one. “I toured the campus and felt at home,” Lander said. “I didn’t know what I […]

COS Celebrates Fall 2016 Grads

On Friday, December 16, 2016 the University of Central Florida’s College of Sciences celebrated more than 1,000 students graduating from the college. The college hosted its traditional graduation reception immediately following the afternoon ceremony for its graduates to celebrate with their faculty, friends and family. The event, held in the UCF Psychology Building, hosted more […]

Fighting Back Against ISIS: Forum Addresses Important Role of Kurds

By: Ada Tang, Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, the UCF Kurdish Political Studies Program (KPSP) hosted a Kurdish Political Issues Forum. Held in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the UCF Student Union, the forum featured distinguished visitors discussing Kurdish issues and how they relate to the United States. John C. […]

Big News for The India Center at UCF

A new collaboration between The India Center at UCF and The New Indian Express newspaper is serving to broaden awareness and understanding between the world’s two largest democracies – and providing an opportunity for writers at UCF to be seen around the world by readers of the publication. Beginning in October, articles written at UCF […]

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