| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Think Orlando has a problem with transience? Try partying with the young and hungry students at bars near the University of Central Florida. With a crowd that moves on roughly once every four years in a town already known for tourism, it can be tough to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The Orlando Museum of Art is beginning "The Archive Project," an 18-month undertaking to document its history and institutional activities.
When I spoke with OMA director Glen Gentele in January shortly after he began the job, he said establishing an...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
More students are graduating the University of Central Florida with loan debt.
An estimated 56 percent of UCF bachelor's degree recipients had student debt in 2012-13, the university reported recently to the Board of Governors of the State University...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Trayvon Martin's death, and George Zimmerman's delayed arrest last year, were the catalysts that brought the Dream Defenders together at Florida A&M University in April 2012.
But as the group of young demonstrators becomes a statewide civil-rights...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Word is getting around. The Dream Defenders are for real.
Whether you agree with their demands — chiefly to repeal Florida's "stand your ground" law — or view their protest as juvenile foot-stomping, this much is true:
This group of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Orange County has reached a milestone: We have at least one art or music teacher in every school.
That is both impressive … and sad.
It's impressive because local leaders made culture a priority in an age where budget cuts and FCAT-obsessed...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A law passed this spring by the Florida legislature gave parents more say over the education of their children with disabilities. Tonight, a group of Central Florida advocates for people with disabilities is gathering parents, teachers and advocates to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The University of Central Florida will get more than $2.6 million in performance funding this year under a new legislative plan state university leaders call far from perfect.
UCF and the University of South Florida are to get the two largest slices--...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The Orlando Repertory Theatre is partnering with Theatre UCF to co-present "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963" by Christina Ham, as part of a national staged reading commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing.
This free reading will...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Congratulations go out to Stella Sung, who has won a Music Alive grant to serve as composer in residence for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in Ohio.
Sung, a former composer in residence for the Orlando Philharmonic, is director of the Center for...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
UCF's medical school will welcome its fifth class of students during a White Coat Ceremony next week.
The new class is the College of Medicine's first class at a full enrollment of 120 students, the college announced Thursday.
The 64 men and 56...