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  • Five things for Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: search continues for mother and 7-month-old baby; controversy around plans for new middle school near Avalon Park; fugitive on lam since 1959 fighting extradition to Ohio; and hospitality students...
  • UCF cyber defense team bests 200 others to win national title

    UCF cyber defense team bests 200 others to win national title
    A University of Central Florida club this weekend faced down professional “white hat hackers” – along with about 200 other teams – to win a national championship in cyber defense. Hack@UCF, an eight-student team that last year...
  • State drama won't affect UCF pilot program for student with disabilities

    State drama won't affect UCF pilot program for student with disabilities
    With some projects' funding tied up in the Legislature's impasse, a University of Central Florida official said the school is still moving ahead on a pilot program for students with disabilities. "Whatever happens at the state level level is not going...
  • UCF student found dead at Sarasota college residence hall

     UCF student found dead at Sarasota college residence hall
    Authorities are investigating possible drug involvement in two weekend deaths at New College, Florida's elite public liberal arts school. Sarasota police report that officers found 21-year-old Dylan Besser, a University of Central Florida student from...
  • Odyssey of the Mind gives students a mental workout

    Odyssey of the Mind gives students a mental workout
    OVIEDO — A villainous grandmother is caught sabotaging a fashion show by plopping a live bird on one contestant's head, shredding the outfit of another with huge scissors and exposing a third as a half-octopus. The scene, an entry in a quirky...
  • Medicaid battle looms over UCF's real estate shindig

    Medicaid battle looms over UCF's real estate shindig
    A UCF Real Estate Conference last week highlighted a lot of projects, but there was one uncertainty noted about most of the good news: the impact of the ongoing state legislative funding battle over Medicaid. The biggest project, UCF's planned...
  • Dining-out memories come with slice of fine apple pie

    According to research by the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day remains the top holiday for Americans to dine out, followed by Valentine's Day, Father's Day, New Year's Eve and Easter. It's the kind of day when longtime Central Floridians...
  • Morikami Museum celebrates Japanese pop culture

    Morikami Museum celebrates Japanese pop culture
    Revelers clad as ninjas, cat-humanoids and warrior princesses filled the 36th annual Hatsume Fair. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' largest event showcases anime and pop culture. It's become a cosplay confab of sorts. Short for costume play,...
  • UCF graduation ceremonies wrap up as hundreds get diplomas

    UCF graduation ceremonies wrap up as hundreds get diplomas
    Sarah Miller's new life started Saturday. The 40-year-old Titusville woman was among the more than 800 students to graduate from the University of Central Florida's College of Business Administration during a commencement ceremony at the CFE Arena. "I...
  • UCF physics researcher gets adjustable wheelchair

    UCF physics researcher gets adjustable wheelchair
    For 31/2 years, physics researcher Michael Lodge could never peer into the top of the microscope, a $1 million machine that looked like it belonged on a submarine. Lodge, who has used a wheelchair since he was a child, couldn't see up into the...
  • UCF lists academic programs that could move to downtown Orlando campus

    UCF lists academic programs that could move to downtown Orlando campus
    University of Central Florida officials released a list of the academic programs that are potentially tapped to be part of the proposed downtown Orlando campus. UCF's goal of opening a $200 million campus by the fall of 2017 is still uncertain. ...