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  • Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition

    Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition
    Catherine Li, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has won a $35,000 prize as part of the nation's most prestigious high school science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. Li, 18, won the third place Medal of Distinction for...
  • Work to start on downtown Orlando's Creative Village

    Work to start on downtown Orlando's Creative Village
    Even with new uncertainties about state funding for a downtown UCF campus, work is set to start as soon as this month on Orlando's long-envisioned Creative Village project. Almost a decade after the concept emerged for a mixture of higher-ed classrooms,...
  • Two shot near UCF campus, deputies say

    Two shot near UCF campus, deputies say
    Two people were in stable condition after a drive-by shooting on Socrates Drive Thursday, just west of the University of Central Florida campus. The two men, 21 and 22 years old, are not UCF students, Orange County Sheriff's deputies said. They were...
  • UCF's boy with 'bionic arm' meets 'Iron Man'

    UCF's boy with 'bionic arm' meets 'Iron Man'
    The Groveland boy with the robotic hand recently met Iron Man. A Facebook video posted by Robert Downey Jr. showed him meeting with Alex Pring, who gained fame last fall after receiving a 3-D printed prosthetic right arm produced at University of...
  • Grants will help meet demand for skilled labor in Florida

    Grants will help meet demand for skilled labor in Florida
    The construction industry is among Florida's most active sectors, with 40,000 new jobs created in the past year, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That translates to 11 percent growth in construction's work force year-over-year through October 2014,...
  • Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents

     Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents
    As an argument earlier this month escalated, someone suddenly yelled, "Brim Blood!" A gunman then fired a round at two others near UCF's Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Khayyam Avenue, just across Alafaya Trail from the main entrance to the campus....
  • Final bid submitted for Osceola tech center defense contract

    The University of Central Florida and its partners have submitted their final proposal in their effort to win a $110 million Department of Defense contract for the new Osceola tech center. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center is one of...
  • Champ: Chris Hixon; Chump: Greg Steube

    Champ: Chris Hixon; Chump: Greg Steube
    Chris Hixon: He's a reason to take pride in higher education in Florida. A senior at the University of Central Florida, he helped organize this year's Knight-Thon, an annual dance marathon at UCF to raise money for children's hospitals. The event, held...
  • Finally, leaders eye changes for deadly roads near UCF

    Finally, leaders eye changes for deadly roads near UCF
    A sigh of relief is in order. Finally, administrators at the University of Central Florida, Orange County and other agencies with the power to make a difference appear poised to do something about the deadly roads that surround UCF's campus. Exactly...
  • New grants to help UCF, Canvs launch $5M seed fund

    New grants to help UCF, Canvs launch $5M seed fund
    The University of Central Florida landed two new grants totaling $750,000 on Monday to launch a new support network for entrepreneurs, focused on the early or ‘seed’ stage, in partnership with the private Starter Studio accelerator program....
  • Guns on campus: Costly, dangerous and hypocritical

    Guns on campus: Costly, dangerous and hypocritical
    Jim Theriac believes strongly in higher education. And in gun ownership. So he has invested heavily in both. We're talking major donations to Florida universities — including giving his own home to the University of Central Florida and a $100,...