News: DEI

Students Across the US and Caribbean Get Exposure to STEM Disciplines and Learn from Experts Thanks to Virtual Workshop

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 2, 2020
  Nearly 200 elementary and high-school students throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean recently participated in a virtual STEM workshop, thanks to the efforts of Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer...

Health Sciences Alumnus Shares How Getting Involved Helped Him Find His Passions

Written By: Camille Dolan | June 22, 2020
Growing up, Taylor Duffy ‘20 was on track to become a professional tennis player. At the age of 16, he was nationally ranked and seemed destined to continue his trajectory....

Social Work Professor Speaks on Pride, Pulse and Being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 11, 2020
While the month of June can be a difficult for many people as they remember the Pulse nightclub shooting of June 12, 2016, June is also designated as Pride Month...

A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right

Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...

Rosa-Lugo Recognized for Excellence In Diversity

Written By: Camille Dolan | February 17, 2020
Linda Rosa-Lugo, CSD associate professor and associate dean of Faculty Excellence, Graduate, and Global Affairs for the UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences, has been recognized for her significant...

UCF School of Social Work MSW Graduate & Doctoral Candidate Receives International Grant to Help Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Written By: The School of Social Work | December 11, 2019
Kenan Sualp, ‘15 MSW and a current public affairs doctoral student within the social work track, has received a grant from the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)...

Assistant Professor Recognized, Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 8, 2019
Recently, Humberto López Castillo, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, received the Order of Paula Solís de Huerta, the highest award granted by the University of Panama’s...

CHPS Students Learn about LGBTQ+ Communities in Thailand

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 27, 2019
Ketia Valcourt has always dreamed of traveling outside of Florida since her last semester as a sophomore at Miami Dade College. She held on to that dream when she transferred...

Internationally Known Martial Artist to Teach Brazilian Jiu-jitsu this Fall

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | August 23, 2019
Class Name PEM 2402, Beginning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and PEM 2403, Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Ricardo Libório, an internationally known martial artist, co-founder of American Top Team and Brazilian Top Team and...

The UCF School of Social Work’s Impact on International Treaties

Written By: The School of Social Work | May 16, 2019
Seven representatives from India’s judiciary, education, and counseling fields recently visited UCF’s School of Social Work to better understand the processes by which our students are taught about domestic violence...

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