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Category Archives: 2010

Career Services preps for move

Date: Monday Dec. 13th, 2010 Look around campus; UCF is constantly expanding, and Career Services is doing the same. In less than two weeks, UCF Career Services will be moving into a new a new 25,000-square-foot building next to Memory Mall. Career Services will close its Ferrell Commons location Dec. 17 and will reopen in …Read more

Congrats! More Than 4,380 Knights Plan to Graduate Dec. 17-18

Date: Friday Dec. 10th, 2010 More than 4,380 University of Central Florida students plan to graduate during three ceremonies next week. Ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the UCF Arena. The anticipated fall graduates include 3,546 students who filed for bachelor’s …Read more

Carbon-Rich Planet: A Girl’s Best Friend?

Date: Thursday Dec. 09th, 2010 A peculiar gas-giant planet orbiting a sun-like star 1200 light-years away is the first carbon-rich world ever observed. The implications are big for planetary chemistry, because without much oxygen, common rocks throughout the planet would be made of pure carbon, in forms such as diamonds or graphite. “On most planets, …Read more

Physics workshop Dec. 20-22

Date: Wednesday Dec. 01st, 2010 UCF is hosting the workshop “Quantum Coherent Properties of Spins III” from Dec. 20-22. It is the third part in a series that was created to give scientists working in the field of magnetism and spin phenomena an opportunity to get together to discuss and present their latest results. This …Read more

Last open house of the semester at Robinson Observatory

Date: Wednesday Dec. 01st, 2010 The last open house of the semester at the Robinson Observatory is December 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The observatory is free and open to the public. During the open house there are several 8-inch telescopes set up for viewing with an eyepiece in addition to a 20-inch telescope …Read more

UCF lands $1.3M in retraining grants

Date: Friday Nov. 19th, 2010 The University of Central Florida got $1.3 million in grants to offer two new programs to retrain those who will lose their jobs as the space shuttle program ends. The grants are part of the 2010 New Florida Initiative program, which awarded 11 universities $10 million for 31 projects on Nov. 15. …Read more

UCF To Help Local Space Industry, State Economy

Date: Wednesday Nov. 17th, 2010 ORLANDO, Nov. 15, 2010 – The University of Central Florida will offer two new programs to retrain residents who lose their jobs as the space shuttle program ends, thanks in part to grants from the Florida Board of Governors of the State University System. UCF received five grants worth about …Read more

Orlando Sentinel writes about UCF: College of Sciences

Date: Wednesday Nov. 17th, 2010 The college of sciences has been in the Orlando Sentinel in the past few months. Click on the links below to read the articles. Nobel laureate David Lee speaks at UCF Acclaimed journalist Jerry Mitchell speaks at UCF UCF uses dolphins to research effects of gulf oil spill

2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference: Student Competition

Date: Monday Nov. 15th, 2010 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference: This year, we’re holding a Student Competition, open to all full time Florida University and College students. The deadline for submission is December 3rd. Please visit the Student Contest page for the full details. Student Competition Instructions: Sponsored by Masten Space Systems Administered by Florida Space Grant …Read more

UCF Winter Workshop 2011: Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

Date: Monday Nov. 15th, 2010 UCF Planetary Science’s second Winter Workshop, is also the second meeting of the Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference. The meeting will be held in the UCF Student Union from February 28-March 2, 2011. UCF and SwRI are sharing organization of the meeting. Learn more and register or read the UCF News story. Registration is open!