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UCF, Duke Rank Among Top Bowl Teams for Academic Performance

Military Bowl opponents UCF and Duke both excel in the classroom, making the game one of the best in the nation as rated by the teams’ academic performances. UCF earned an Academic Progress Rate of 984, just one point behind Duke’s 985. The combined total ranks tied for fourth for any set of opponents in…

RE-U-KNIGHTED: SPORT BUSINESS ALUMS TEAM UP IN NFL

Detroit Lions’ Annual Thanksgiving Game Has UCF Flavor Nov. 23, 2022By ERIKA HODGES Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without the Macy’s Day Parade, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and…the Detroit Lions. The Lions have played at home on Thanksgiving Day since 1934, only pausing during World War II. This year the historic holiday game will…

Jarley Reappointed as Dean of UCF’s College of Business Administration

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Paul Jarley as dean of the College of Business Administration. Under his leadership, the college and its faculty have become increasingly adept at preparing students to thrive in a constantly evolving global marketplace. New programs, such as the master’s in Fintech program in partnership with Computer Science,…

Research in 60 Seconds: How Immersion Affects the User Experience

Whether it’s solving the world’s biggest problems or investigating the potential of novel discoveries, researchers at UCF are on the edge scientific breakthroughs that aim to make an impact. Through the Research in 60 Seconds series, student and faculty researchers condense their complex studies into bite-sized summaries so you can know how and why Knights plan to improve…

3 UCF Faculty Earn 2022 Fulbright Awards

Three UCF researchers have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards in for the 2022-23 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Craig Crossley, Brooks Dierdorff and Tan Huaixaing are among over 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and/or teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the…

Baby Yoda Inspires Business Knights to Capstone Competition Victory

Business Knights and Baby Yoda made a winning team at this semester’s Great Capstone Case Competition. The MAN-dalorians team, featuring members Katherine Cueto (Integrated Business), Jack Boos (Finance), Hannah Thomas (Marketing) and Kenneth Colón (Accounting and Finance), earned first place and $3,500 on April 29 with their idea for an integrated customer service app for…

Metro Forecast: Florida Economy Must Weather ‘Monetary Policy Hurricane’ to Avoid Recession

Florida’s economic recovery must weather a “monetary policy hurricane” as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates and shrinks its balance sheet, writes Sean Snaith, nationally recognized economist and director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Forecasting, in his latest forecast for the Sunshine State. With the Federal Reserve making its first interest rate hike in three…

The Crawl Before The Launch

On March 17 aerospace engineering alum Breanne Rohloff  ’19 will settle into her 2016 Chevy Cruze and make her daily one-hour commute to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) where she works as an engineer. Rohloff’s car is an automatic because, she admits, “I don’t know how to drive a stick shift.” Somewhere in the same KSC parking lot, Dan Zapata ’15…

Forecast: Threats to Recovery in Oven Before Putin Turned Up the Heat

The U.S. market is once again nearing full employment, but high oil and gasoline prices, rising inflation, labor shortages and a malfunctioning supply chain threaten the economic recovery — and that was before Russia invaded Ukraine, according to the latest U.S. Forecast from UCF’s Institute for Economic Forecasting. “The layer cake of economic problems we currently…

Opportunity Knocks

Among her memories from childhood, Inez Long ’98MBA most vividly recounts two. In the first, she’s playing in the yard with her cousin. The cousin tells Inezshe’s really hungry. They go inside and find only a single banana to eat as a snack. Inez cuts it in half and keeps the smaller piece for herself. Later, Long’s mother asks,…

International Optics Leader Opens Application Lab in CREOL, Joins UCF Business Incubation Program

Aunique new academic-industrial alliance between UCF and ficonTEC, a global leader in photonics manufacturing, is expected to bring a boost to the region and provide access to sophisticated industry production tools for students and faculty researchers. ficonTEC, a German-based company with locations in Europe and the Far East, is expanding to Central Florida — joining UCF’s…

UCF Business Incubation Program, StarterStudio Open New Downtown Entrepreneur Hub

To showcase the efforts of two organizations leading the region in diversifying its economy, the UCF Business Incubation Program’s Downtown Innovation District and StarterStudio are moving to the center of Downtown Orlando. On Dec. 1, 2021  the programs will leave their Church Street Exchange space for a storefront property on Orange Avenue between Church Street…