UCF Business News
UCF Art Professor and Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz feels she represents more than just herself in her art. When she is creating, she feels the characters bursting forth to tell their stories – and all the while she struggles with all they represent. “I keep them [characters] locked up, you know, because if I let them out I can’t function,” said […]
Veterans at UCF Hone Skills, Experience to Become Entrepreneurs
Take a military daughter, add degrees in psychology, management and human-resource development, mix in more than 20 years in the Air Force and eight years of company ownership and you’ve got a candidate poised to succeed as an entrepreneur. Except for one thing – the needed expertise to scale from the startup stage to a […]
Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery
A medical robotics company has licensed University of Central Florida expertise to develop software for a new surgical-robotic platform. AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and […]
It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Closets — and Personal Relationships
I looked at my calendar recently and realized that spring is rapidly approaching. Each year at this time, I’m like millions of others who undertake the task of spring cleaning our homes. We wash our windows. We dust in places guests will never see. We turn mattresses and change out bed sets. If we are […]
How Partnerships, UCF and A Gutsy Scientist Led to Commercialization Success
A discovery in a research lab at the University of Central Florida is helping keep safe crews in power plants, workers with industrial gases and even aerospace engineers. Intellipigment, a colorchanging adhesive tape that detects hydrogen leaks, was created thanks to the collaboration between UCF and NASA researchers in 2010. After rigorous testing, the tape […]
UCF Business Honors Distinguished Alumni, Partners, Entrepreneurs at Hall of Fame
With a nod to rock band Queen and inspiration from the Broadway hit Hamilton, the University of Central Florida College of Business inducted three distinguished alumni at its 18th annual Hall of Fame gala Thursday evening at Rosen Shingle Creek. More than 740 alumni, community and corporate partners celebrated the Knight at the Opera-themed inductions […]
Do You Notice The Misteak? (So Will Employers on Your Resume)
You may have seen someone’s resume with misspelled words, poor grammar, and sentences that just didn’t make sense. And what do you think their chances are of getting hired? For students and alumni who don’t want to fall into those same pitfalls, here’s your opportunity for a trial run to clean up those resumes. UCF’s […]
From the College
UCF Honors Franklin Street Executive with
Business Alumni Award at 2017 Hall of FameORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 –Yvonne Baker, Regional Managing Partner at Franklin Street, will be honored with a Notable Knight Award at the 2017 University of Central Florida College of Business annual Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
College of Business, Foundation Welcome New Executive Director of AdvancementUCF College of Business and the UCF Foundation welcome Susan Glenn as Executive Director of Advancement at the College of Business. Glenn’s focus will be on gift strategies and solicitations to create successful fund-raising outcomes from alumni and community partners to help aid student scholarships, grow faculty professorships, update and build new facilities and expand academic programming.
Florida Today Business Newsmakers: Hodges Joins UCFErika Hodges joined UCF’s College of Business Administration as Director of Communications & Marketing in February. In this role, she is tasked with leading the communications and marketing efforts for UCF’s next generation business school with its more than 8,000 students and promoting the college’s culture of engagement along with its faculty, students, alumni and partners. In addition, she serves as a member of the Communications & Marketing team for the nation’s second largest university.
#UCFBusiness DeVos Sport Business Management Celebrates Diversity WeekDid you know that last year, Becky Hammon made history as the first female NBA assistant coach ever? This week, the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) DeVos Sport Business Management Program is showcasing the ways in which diversity and inclusive policies play a role in the world of sports and contribute to organizational success.…
In the News
U.S. Forecast: How Will Economy Fare on Mr. Trump's Wild RideJust a few turbulent weeks into President Donald Trump’s administration, forecasters’ fears of a recession continue to decrease, according to the latest U.S. forecast from the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at UCF College of Business.
Gov. Rick Scott says cutting Enterprise Florida will hurt rural areasFlorida Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran are at war over the future of state agencies that promote tourism and provide corporate incentives to recruit jobs.
Yahoo.com: There’s a Scientific Way to Leave Work Frustrations at the OfficeIf you leave the office in a foul mood, a stop at the gym may tame your temper — and save your relationship. Research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology states that people who are belittled or insulted by a supervisor at work are likely to mistreat those they are living with. That’s because they’re too wiped out to regulate their behavior.
Sciences Newsline Psychology: Study Shows Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work FrustrationsA brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000.
Fox 35: Florida's economy under a Trump administrationhttp://www.fox35orlando.com/good-day/231594392-video
WalletHub: Ask the Experts - 2017 Financial PredictionsSean Snaith, Director of UCF's Institute of Economic Competitiveness, weighs in on what the New Year will bring for the economy.