Quantcast

Latest University of Central Florida Stories

2014-07-07 12:31:35

Morgridge International Reading Center at the University of Central Florida to Study Elementary Student Reading Performance DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation Reading will be participating in a statewide reading performance study among Florida students in grades pre-K through 5. The Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) at the University of Central Florida will conduct the study beginning with the 2014-15 school year....

153070741
2014-06-20 08:13:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A project launched in part to determine if a machine could determine whether children more closely resembled their mothers or fathers could help law enforcement officials locate missing youngsters and reunite people with their biological parents, according to researchers from the University of Central Florida. Graduate Student Afshin Dehghan and colleagues from the UCF Center for Research in Computer Vision have created a...

2014-05-21 23:08:11

CIS Benchmarks for Microsoft Windows, IE, iOS and others now available for use with the UCF. East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced that CIS configuration controls guidance for technologies including Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Internet Explorer 10, CentOS 6 and iOS 7, are now available for use with the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF), created by Unified Compliance. CIS, a nonprofit organization focused on...

Grammy Winner Has Newly Discovered Species Of Grasshopper Named After Her
2014-05-09 03:31:31

University of Central Florida A newly discovered grasshopper by University of Central Florida scientists now bears the name of Grammy-award winning singer and activist Ana Lila Downs Sanchez. The scientists named the new species discovered on the side of a mountain road near Oaxaca, Mexico, after the Mexican-American singer as a nod to her efforts to preserve indigenous culture and penchant for wearing colorful, local costumes as part of her performances. "It was primarily Paolo's...

2014-04-02 12:34:49

First MOOC for EDUCAUSE to be taught by UCF and hosted on Instructure's Canvas Network SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure today announced that the University of Central Florida (UCF) and EDUCAUSE are teaming up to offer "BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," a free massive open online course (MOOC) on the merits and methods of blended learning. The "BlendKit2014" course on Instructure's Canvas Network marks EDUCAUSE's first foray into the MOOC...

Breakthrough In Creating Invisibility Cloaks
2014-04-01 11:09:29

University of Central Florida Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can do the job, called metamaterials. But the challenge has been making enough of the material...

2014-03-24 23:23:25

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, IBM’s Florence Hudson, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, and UCF's Pamela McCauley Bush are among the 42 members of this year’s Connected World magazine Women of M2M. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 "There are few lists that celebrate successful women and only one that recognizes women of the M2M and technology space. Call it the Internet of Things or M2M, our industry and these women have enabled the world of people and machines to collide...

2014-01-21 23:00:37

Professor Pamela McCauley Bush will speak at two Orlando events on January 25th, inspiring and empowering leaders with both her personal story as well as her research-based work on the benefits of mentoring, leadership and innovation. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Dedicated to empowering youth and communities through prevention programs in the Central Florida community, The Power Promise Organization will host their Annual “Lunch with Butterflies” at the Rosen Center Hotel on...

2014-01-10 08:22:18

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acomb, Ostendorf and Associates is proud to announce that Robert Hale has been elected to serve on the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Orlando Repertory Theatre. With his extensive background in theme parks, resorts and entertainment Mr. Hale brings valuable perspective and experience to this position. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/FL41936) Robert Hale is a Project Executive for Acomb, Ostendorf &...

2013-12-13 23:00:35

Enterprising college fan maps out campus with a new mobile app from appsbar.com. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 UCF Map is an innovative, customized mobile application built with the DIY app builder at appsbar.com. The app offers maps of the University of Central Florida campus for new students and visitors to utilize. The UCF Map has earned appsbar.com’s App of the Day honor for showcasing how anyone can participate in the mobile app development and distribution industry...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.