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Burnett School Graduates 100+ Scientists Amidst Pandemic

On Saturday, 121 young scientists will graduate from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences in a virtual commencement due to  COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. Those earning degrees include  109 undergraduates, nine master’s students and three Ph.D. candidates. Among the graduates is Levi Adams, who spent the last 5 1/2 years studying Parkinson’s disease and will…

Building the Future: 2 UCF Students Awarded Astronaut Scholarship

Emma Shafer and Rishi Basdeo are two UCF students who are recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship this year. Two Burnett Honors Scholars, Rishi Basdeo and Emma Shafer, were the recipients of the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship this year. The scholarship, which is awarded by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to promising STEM students seeking to conduct graduate research and…

Meet Taylor Pryor, 2020 Order of Pegasus Winner and English Lit Major

Spotlight: Taylor Pryor Taylor Pryor, an English literature major and student at the Burnett Honors College, recently received the one of UCF’s most prestigious honors, Order of the Pegasus. A first-generation college student and woman of color, Taylor finds joy in the fact that she was able to overcome the obstacles in her way. She…

UCF Class Spotlight: Women and Leadership

Class Name WST3371 Women and Leadership Instructor Anne Bubriski When is it offered? Fall and Spring. How many students in a class? Honors: Maximum 20. Online: Maximum 45. Prerequisites ENC1102 (Composition II) From the Professor Why should a student take this class? It’s so empowering for the students. It’s one of my favorite classes. The…

Peace Corps Ranks UCF in Top 25 Volunteer-Producing Universities

UCF was ranked today by the Peace Corps at No. 24 among large U.S. schools on the agency’s 2020 list of top volunteer-producing universities and colleges, the first time UCF has ranked on the agency’s Top 25 volunteer list. Currently 39 Knights are volunteering around the world, up from 31 last year. Since the agency…

24 Students Earn Order of Pegasus, UCF’s Highest Student Honor

Twenty-four students —– ranging in disciplines from engineering to biology to education and more —– have been named as 2020 recipients of the Order of Pegasus, UCF’s most prestigious student award. This year’s inductees include seven LEAD Scholars, five President’s Leadership Council members, seven Student Government leaders, 11 Burnett Honors College scholars, three Greek members,…

Understanding the Socioeconomic Dimensions of Deadly Pandemics

Doctors aren’t the only people who can contribute to the understanding of disease outbreaks. Historians can provide valuable research about past pandemics to provide insights into what could happen today, including the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. That’s where UCF history student Andrew Kishuni comes in. Kishuni, an honors undergraduate thesis student, is researching the connection between…

Spotlight: Dean Sheila Pineres Recognized by American Conference of Academic Deans

Congratulations to Dean Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, who has been recognized by the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) Board of Directors as the recipient of the third-annual Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership! The award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in academic leadership through shaping and supporting positive change on their campuses and…