Category: 2010

UCF Sociology News from 2010

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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Students in Betsy Swart’s Sociology of Domestic Violence Class got to see first hand the challenges victims of domestic violence face everyday as they attended and participated the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held on October 22 in the Student Union. Male volunteers selected a pair of high heeled women’s shoes and walked […]

Sociology, Social Engagement, And Tuna

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What does tuna have to do with social engagement? Graduate student office 403F currently holds about 25 pounds of canned tuna. Why? Because the graduate students in the department have agreed to help collect and donate 100 pounds of the total ONE TON o’ tuna goal to Second Harvest to help families in need between […]

Global Warming, Social Change, And Music

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As an extra credit opportunity in Dr. Canan’s Social Change class, students could select three songs related to a lecture topic, and then argue for one as most closely reLated theoretically. Mindy Weller’s argument for Bad Religion’s “Kyoto Now!” is an excellent example. “Forgetting Home describes global warming as a plague of burning forests, raging […]

UCF, Seminole State Partnership Center Now Open

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Today marks the first day of classes inside the new Partnership Center at  Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Built in collaboration with UCF, the four-story, 109,000-square-foot facility serves students from both schools. With the additional classroom space, UCF plans to expand its program offerings which currently include Applied Science, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary […]

Florida Universities To Receive $82M For Research

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Florida’s 11 state universities will receive nearly $20 million more for research activities in the latest federal budget, according to Chancellor Frank T. Brogan. In the 2009 federal budget, the State University System of Florida received $62 million in research support. The 2010 budget provides $81 million. “A 31 percent increase is huge,” Brogan said […]

Drop A Class? Expect A Bright Futures Bill

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Many college students are receiving an unwelcome surprise during their holiday break: a bill for classes they didn’t finish. A new state law requires students with Bright Futures scholarships to repay their award money if they withdraw from a class after the drop and add period – typically about a week into the four-month semester. […]

DirectConnect Guarantees Entry To UCF For Transfer Students

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The third-largest university in the country could get a lot larger, thanks in part to an increasingly popular guaranteed transfer initiative it sponsors with four community colleges in Orlando. The University of Central Florida, which enrolled a record 53,537 students this fall, introduced DirectConnect in 2006. The program offers guaranteed entrance and accelerated admission to the university […]