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University of Central Florida

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  • Florida's campus cops solve few crimes

    Florida's campus cops solve few crimes
    As more than 335,000 students head to Florida's 12 state universities for fall semester in the coming days, they should know this: If they become the victim of a crime — whether a cellphone theft or an assault — the perpetrator is not likely...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • CAFCI awards scholarships to college-bound students

    Recently the Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement had a ceremony in which they presented 22 awards to local students bound for college. This year's theme was The Future is Yours. The 21 graduating seniors who...
  • Fla. universities must do better on rape: Editorial

    Florida universities have a shameful record of failure in obtaining convictions for rapes reported to campus police. Of the 55 rape accusations at the state's public universities in the past two years, only seven ended in arrests. And of those cases,...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter

    Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter
    From the drawing board to the laboratory, laser physicist Madhu Acharekar saw the light, harnessed it and used it in myriad ways. He developed tiny lasers that could track enemy missiles; vaporize plaque in a heart artery; and measure greenhouse gases...
  • Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist

    Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist
    Dr. Gregory Roth, one of the first scientists recruited to the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute at Lake Nona, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Aug. 2. He was 56. An associate professor at Sanford-Burnham, Roth planned and oversaw the opening...
  • UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary

    Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary
    Two political newcomers are competing in the Republican primary on Aug. 26 for state representative in District 47. The district includes Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle. Local business owner Maurice Pearson and Rollins College marketing director...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
  • Help available for victims of sexual assault

    Help is available for campus rape victims through on- and off-campus counseling and support programs at the University of Central Florida. Medical and law-enforcement help are immediately available through a call to 911. Several rape-crisis sexual-...