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  • Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of...
  • Journalist released in Syria gives hope that former UCF student also might gain freedom

    Journalist released in Syria gives hope that former UCF student also might gain freedom
    American journalist Theo Curtis has been released after being kidnapped in Syria two years ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. The news today has raised some hope that a journalist and former UCF student being held there also might...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • UCF police: Student hurt in armed home invasion

    UCF police: Student hurt in armed home invasion
    University of Central Florida police are searching for an armed man who broke into a student's off-campus apartment and robbed him, officials said. The home invasion happened about 2 a.m. at the Knights Circle apartment complex off Alafaya Trail....
  • UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden

    UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden
    A group of UCF students who won first place in a "cyber defense" contest in April got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and tour the White House this week as part of their prize. The University of Central Florida students won the top spot in the...
  • State universities must do better in deterring rape

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Osceola County smart sensor agreement vote set for Monday

    Osceola County smart sensor agreement vote set for Monday
    The Osceola County Commission is set to vote Monday on a detailed development agreement with University of Central Florida for a proposed high-tech facility known as the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. The agreement appeared on an agenda...
  • 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....
  • Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena

    Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena
    It turns out you can go home again. Central Florida pop duo and “X-Factor” champions Alex & Sierra basked in a successful homecoming on Thursday at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.¬† Although Alex Kinsey and...
  • Pepper-spray released on school bus: No kids hurt

    Pepper-spray released on school bus: No kids hurt
    Administrators at Riverdale Elementary School in east Orange County are interviewing students to determine if any disciplinary action is necessary after pepper spray was released on a school bus Thursday morning. The driver and 48 children were on...