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January 2017 News & Updates
Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Günes Murat Tezcür

Dr.  Günes Murat Tezcür ,   Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies,  will present 'What do Terrorists and Freedom Fighters Have in Common?' on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Tuscawilla Country Club.  RSVP
Big Data Symposium
The UCF College of Sciences, College of Business Administration and College of Engineering and Computer Science will host the Big Data Symposium on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. RSVP

Science CaféDr. Fernando J. Uribe-Romo 
Dr. Fernando J. Uribe-Romo, assistant professor in the UCF Department of Chemistry, will present, "Tricking Crystals to Behave as Liquids for Efficient Conversion and Use of Energy" on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in PSB 160. RSVP
COS Highlights     
American Society of Criminology 
Many members of the UCF Department of Sociology were present at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) held November 16-19 in New Orleans. Read more
EXCEL Celebrates Ten Years   
EXCEL at UCF celebrated its ten year anniversary with a reunion on campus on November 19, 2016.  Read more

COS Celebrates Fall 2016 Grads  
On December 16, 2016 the University of Central Florida's College of Sciences celebrated more than 1,000 students graduating from the college. Read more
Student Stories
Psychology Student Shows Meditation Could Treat PTSD
Sociology Student Maps His Way to Success 

UCF Department of Sociology graduate student Nicholas Altizer was chosen as a virtual intern for the United States Agency for International Development's Geocenter.  Read more
Chemistry Student Receives National Honor 
UCF Chemistry Department student Samantha Mensah recently won the Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Award scholarship from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.  Read more
Alumni News
Communication Grad Provided Limbitless Solutions 
UCF Nicholson School of Communication alumna Alyssa Anderson, '16, was one of 30 fall 2016 graduates who worked with Limbitless Solutions.   Read more
Legacy Alumna Credits UCF Opportunities for Success

Angie Lander, '04, '09, says her UCF degrees helped advance her career in many ways. Read about her job with the American Society of Civil EngineersRead more
From First Gen to Family Tradition
Ryan Vescio, '02, saw college as an opportunity. So he left his double wide trailer childhood home, graduated as a first generation student and is now assistant state attorney raising his kids to pursue their college dreams. Read more
Do you have news? Email Julia.Anderson@ucf.edu or cosmarketing@ucf.edu with your information. Story submissions due by the 20th of each month.