Category: 2009

UCF Sociology News from 2009

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Maybe so, according to Rachel Rayburn and Jim Wright of UCF’s sociology department, whose paper on the topic was published in Society (July-August 2009). They posted photos of 24 registered sex offenders towww.hotornot.com, where anonymous participants ranked the attractiveness of each one. The 24 offenders were a random sample of 12 men who had committed […]

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Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability Submission deadline: Friday, December 18, 2009 The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is calling for the submission of proposals by UCF full-time faculty members who wish to modify a course with UCF’s Unifying Theme of sustainability, the environment, and global climate change. Faculty will participate in three workshops […]

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Mathematicians Land Top Spot in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S. Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation — mathematician — has landed at the top spot on a new study […]

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Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future. Submissions are due Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Instructions The Unifying Theme Writing Competition is open to all current UCF undergraduate students. This year’s theme, “The Environment and Global Climate Change: Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future.” asks entrants to consider the ways in which environmental issues […]

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Student Evaluations of Faculty Teaching This semester the university is switching to on-line teacher evaluations. An announcement will be made when the evaluation period begins and students will be directed to the evaluation website. It is very important that you take the time to fill out an evaluation for every class, every faculty member, and […]

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The College of Graduate Studies Financial Assistance office hosted the Fifth Annual Graduate Fellowships Reception on October 7, 2009 to recognize the outstanding UCF graduate students who received prestigious university fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic year. The awards are offered to superior students who have distinguished themselves in academic studies. Upon entering the Cape Florida […]

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Source: College of Graduate Studies Date: Thursday Nov. 05th, 2009 The UCF College of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association will host the Seventh Annual Graduate Research ForumMarch 30, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom, Student Union. The Graduate Research Forum features poster displays representing UCF’s diverse colleges and disciplines. The […]

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Source: UCF Today Date: Thursday Nov. 05th, 2009 For fiscal year 2008, $122.9 million was awarded to UCF from federal, state and industry partners. Here are the top seven academic units ranked by research dollars. 1. College of Education 2. College of Engineering and Computer Science 3. Institute for Simulation and Training 4. College of Sciences […]

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Source: UCF Today Date: Thursday Nov. 05th, 2009 UCF is sponsoring an online contest to name its colorful solar vehicle with rooftop solar panels. Submit the best name for the only solar-powered staff vehicle on a U.S. college campus, and you could drive it during the Homecoming Parade. The UCF solar car requires no fuel and […]

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Date: Monday Oct. 26th, 2009 UCF is on Twitter – with Twitter UCF students can now share and discover what is happening around UCF anytime! Follow UCF by visiting the UCF Twitter site page To view UCF Newsroom updates visit the UCF Newsroom Twitter site page. Also UCF has a featured Twitter page for UCF TV – here you […]