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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 […]

Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability

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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 […]

Doing The Math To Find The Good Jobs

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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 […]

Unifying Theme Writing Competition

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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 […]

Important Announcements

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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 […]

2009 Graduate Fellowships Reception

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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 […]