Just Two Seats Left for Taiwan Study Abroad
The 2018 UCF Taiwan Study Abroad Program is open for students interested in health or related fields. This three-credit program will introduce students to issues related to Asian culture, health care and aging society, while exposing them to the island’s cuisine and culture. The application deadline is Feb. 1. Register for the program here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children Receive Adapted Toys
Children with significant speech, language and physical disabilities received free toys adapted to meet their needs at a holiday-themed event Dec. 14 at the Communication Disorders Clinic. The children are clients of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) demonstration center within the clinic. Learn more in local news coverage by WESH 2 and News 13.
Student Publishes Article for American Society for Public Administration
Brie Haupt, a doctoral student in public affairs in the public administration track, recently wrote and published an article for the PA Times, a publication in association with the American Society for Public Administration. Her article, entitled “Publishing and Perishing as a Doctoral Student,” can be viewed here.
Health Sciences Student Makes History-Making Football Play
UCF football player Tre Neal (#23) made the history-making game winning play on the goal line in overtime during UCF’s AAC Championship game Dec. 2 against Memphis. Neal is a junior majoring in health sciences in the College of Health and Public Affairs. View the winning-moment here.
Associate Professor Recognized During UCF Football Game
Associate Professor Lee Ross of the Department of Criminal Justice was honored by the UCF athletic staff before and during the UCF vs USF football game on Nov. 24. Ross was recognized for being the first criminologist in Florida to qualify as an expert witness in a domestic violence case. Ross’s picture and research topics, which range from religion and social control theory to mandatory arrest policy, were displayed on the scoreboard during the recognition.
Mutual of America
Mutual of America selected Children’s Home Society of Florida’s partnership with UCF, Orange County Public Schools and Orange Blossom Family Health in support of Evans High School • A Community Partnership School for its national Community Partnership Award for 2017. The partner organizations were recognized at an awards event Nov. 15 in New York City. Learn about Evans and the partnership in a compelling 15-minute video produced by MOA.
2017 SDPS Conference Awards
Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). In addition, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs student Orville Clayton won first place for his presentation at the conference’s Doctoral Symposium (photo), and Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur received a Special Service Award for taking a lead role in organizing the conference (photo). Congratulations!
School Receives Easterseals Florida Award
The School of Social Work received the “Day Break Volunteer Group of the Year” award from Easterseals Florida on Nov. 1 in recognition of its three-year service-learning partnership with Easterseals Day Break adult day health-care center in Winter Park. Some 50 BSW students enrolled in Social Services for Older Adults delivered more than 1,000 hours of service supporting members of Day Break who have disabilities or special needs related to dementia, physical limitations, stroke recovery and mental health concerns.
LAE Domestic Violence Awareness and the Amy Kuritar Lohrmann Memorial Scholarship Charity Event
On Thursday, October 26, members and friends of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, UCF’s pre-professional criminal justice fraternity, gathered at the Barbara Ying Center to raise awareness and funds for the Amy Kuritar Lohrmann Memorial Scholarship for criminal justice students. View photos from the event
Yeo Receives Quick Response Research Grant
Assistant Professor Jungwon Yeo has received a Quick Response Research Grant from the Natural Hazards Center to study Apopka’s capacity to protect undocumented immigrants during Hurricane Irma. The grant is worth $1,450.
According to the NHC website, the Quick Response Grant Program “provides small grants of up to $2,000 to assist researchers in traveling to disaster-stricken areas to gather perishable data before it’s lost.” The program is funded through the National Science Foundation.
Yeo is the second person from the School of Public Administration to receive a Quick Response Research Grant. Doctoral student Jenna Tyler also received a grant to study the disaster recovery process for businesses post-Hurricane Irma.