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Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum

The Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum is a free, half-day program sponsored by the UCF Libraries, the UCF College of Graduate Studies, and SAGE Publishing. The program is designed for doctoral and master’s students who are currently working on a thesis or dissertation proposal (or draft), conducting literature review research, or related projects. Forum sessions offer an opportunity for you to learn about resources, tools and strategies that can help move your research forward.

When:   Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:30 am — 12:30 pm
Where:  John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Classrooms 235 A & 235 C

Participants should be:

  • currently enrolled in a UCF doctoral or master’s program,
  • preparing a literature review, research proposal, or research project (or drafts),
  • and be willing to provide a brief description of your research topic/question(s).

To register, click the Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum link below or copy and paste the link into your browser


Registration must be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 midnightRegistration is limited to 35 participants. We expect to receive more applications than available spaces so a wait list will be available. Please note that we cannot guarantee participation for all eligible applicants. Applicants will be notified about acceptance of registration by Monday, December 11, 2017.

Please email questions to Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Outreach Librarian

IEEE Seminar

IEEE Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP

Featured Panelists

Phil Dumas, UCF Electrical Engineering graduate, class of 2005. Phil appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank (Season 3 finale) to pitch UniKey, and was the first company to receive an offer from all five Sharks.

Jennifer Adams McKinley, UCF B.S. Chemistry and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering graduate. Director and Chief Operating Officer at IRradiance Glass.

Michael Pape, UCF Professor of Practice, Department of Management, College of Business AdministrationSerial Entrepreneur, co-founder of Esperion Therapeutics, Orchard Venture Partners (a life science venture capital firm), Akebia Therapeutics and Nymirum.

Raju Nagaiah, Ph.D., Licensing Associate, UCF’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

Ruth Wolfish, IEEE Client Services Manager.

Rebecca Murphey, UCF Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian.

"Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption" exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives

Exhibit: Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption

Walt Disney revolutionized the film and art markets, and in the 1930s, he took on the consumer market with the development of the all-encompassing marketing program. Every Disney film, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has included a complete marketing campaign, and the successful marketing of Disney characters has brought beloved characters into our everyday lives.

The latest exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, “Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption,” looks at Disney’s marketing strategy from the 1930s to today using publications, artifacts, and ephemeral materials produced by and about the Walt Disney Company. The exhibit was curated by UCF students in Dr. Keri Watson’s “The Art of Disney” class (ARH 3888).

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through January 6, 2018.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day – 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017, is Veterans Day, a day to gratefully remember those who have served our country. Just a reminder that UCF Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

The UCF Libraries joins in the celebration by saluting five of its own employees.   Salute!

Rich Gause, Government Documents Librarian, Navy

Michael Jimenez, Payroll Manager, Air Force

Jacqui Johnson, Cataloging Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Navy

Timothy Ryan, Administration Sr. Clerk, Air Force

Andy Todd, Regional Campus Librarian, Air Force

We are so proud of you!

Interested in a history of the holiday?  Check out: Veterans Affairs – History of Veterans Day

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