Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

HiQora brings together Mensa’s smartest world champions

SAN DIEGO — In a corner of the spacious meeting room stands a wooden bar, roughly shoulder length in height, next to a table with ping pong balls and paddles. In the moments before the start of the competition, Nick Sanford noted that the concept behind this station was fairly simple — although not necessarily [...]

Orlando tourism economy will survive Pulse attack, economics professor says

ORLANDO – Central Florida’s very strong tourism economy is likely to recover from the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub near downtown Orlando, said an expert on state and national economic trends. Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida, said its likely most visitors will see the [...]

UCF researchers working on virtual preservation in New York

ORLANDO — It was in 1962 when the Trans World Flight Center opened as the original terminal designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen for Trans World Airlines at New York City’s Kennedy International Airport. There have been changes to the structure over the years — some portions of the complex got demolished, and there are [...]

As summer approaches, a lifesaving issue arises

ROCKLEDGE – Summer. According to the calendar, it doesn’t officially start until June 21, although in the minds of many Americans, it really kicks off over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. For Central Florida residents, it may seem like the heat of summer is already here, and for many of them, a weekend spent in [...]

Holocaust Center will reflect on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 this fall

MAITLAND – This fall, the focus of the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will be on a special topic very much in the news today: civil rights. On the heels of an explosive summer in Ferguson, Missouri, where riots and protests followed the death of Michael Brown – an unarmed 18-year-old who was shot [...]

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