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UCF Hosts NFL Event

The City of Orlando’s hosting of the Pro Bowl brought more than just football games. The University of Central Florida welcomed 55 retired NFL players to campus on Saturday, January 28 for the NFL Player Association Pro Bowl Health Symposium. This was the largest attendance of former pros at an NFL Players Association sponsored health-screening […]

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 […]

Does Distance Matter in Relationships?

University of Central Florida psychology student, Shirley Dorsainvil, is the January recipient of the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award (DURA). Each month the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) presents the award to an undergraduate UCF student in recognition of outstanding academic research. It’s no surprise Dorsainvil is this month’s winner of DURA. As a psychology […]

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 […]

UCF Student Shows Meditation Could Treat PTSD

University of Central Florida Department of Psychology student Michelle Aiello recently won the Student Presentation Award at the annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Aiello, an undergraduate student slated to graduate in spring of 2017, serves as secretary for the SACNAS chapter at UCF. Her presentation […]

Psychology Professor Selected as IEEE Fellow

Peter Hancock, Ph.D., a UCF Psychology Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow. His appointment, beginning January 2017, is in recognition of his contributions to adaptive human-systems engineering. Adaptive human-systems use direct information from on-line brain physiological monitoring. The systems adjust and adapt their operations to […]

Orlando Sentinel’s Call to Action for UCF RESTORES

Scott Maxwell, contact reporter for the Orlando Sentinel visited UCF RESTORES to learn more about the clinic’s work with those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Maxwell highlights the success of the clinic and its need for funding. PTSD clinic for veterans running out of money By Scott Maxwell – Contact Reporter – Orlando Sentinel […]

2016 30 Under 30

The 2016 30 Under 30 class gathered to be honored Saturday at FAIRWINDS Alumni Center during the Indoor Tailgate. They then were recognized on the field at Bright House Networks Stadium during the football game. This incredible group of individuals includes 12 alumni of the College of Sciences. Amanda Booz, ’13, Nicholson School of Communication Ms. Booz […]

Psychology Student, Army Veteran and UCF Football Lineman

Story by Megan Herboth, UCF Athletics Just before the University of Central Florida football team takes the field this Saturday, defensive lineman and psychology major Rory Coleman will lead the Knights in their adopted game-face ritual. It’s a pregame routine that the walk-on has directed before each game this season. His background as a U.S. Army veteran […]

Giving Lives Back

Story by Zack Thomas and Susan White, UCF Foundation With a major gift commitment, Jim Rosengren ’81 aims to put UCF on the map as a national center of PTSD research and treatment Even when deployment ends, sometimes the war comes home.  For Josh Rosengren, a UCF alumnus, the horrors of war followed him back […]

UCF Hosts Fourth STEM Day

By Julia Anderson On Friday, October 28, the University of Central Florida hosted 1,200 K-12 students on campus for its bi-annual STEM Day event. Students from 33 schools across Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Hernando, Brevard and Sumter counties participated in the event coordinated by the Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM). Several home school groups attended […]

UCF Volunteers Honored with Governor’s Medal of Unity

Madeline Marks has always wanted to help people. That’s why she is seeking a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. “Everyone has a job,” she said. “Some people’s jobs involve teaching high school, running electrical wires, reporting the news, fighting fires. My job involves helping individuals heal invisible wounds. I’m blessed to […]

Outstanding Alumna Psyched About UCF

There isn’t a typical day for Neuropsychologist Diane Caroline Robinson, Ph.D., ’06, ’10. The two-time UCF psychology alumna is program director of the Cancer Support Community and Integrative Medicine Department for the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. There she is responsible for the administration, oversight, provision and leadership of all oncology related social […]

COS Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Program

The UCF College of Sciences was well represented at the 44th Annual Awards Program on Friday, September 2, 2016. The UCF Human Resources Department held the event in the Pegasus Ballroom where over 500 attendees gathered to celebrate the university’s outstanding USPS and A&P employees. View photos from the event here. Several College of Sciences […]

The Distinguished Speaker Series is Back!

The UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series is back with exciting new topics presented by renowned experts in their fields. This year’s 2016-17 series will be held monthly at Tuscawilla Country Club at 6:00pm, on the last Wednesday of each month, from September 2016 to April 2017 (excluding December). The Distinguished Speaker Series includes seven […]

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