Environmental Specialization Program

Environmental Specialization Program

The Environmental Specialization Program provides recognition for the environmental interests, dedication, and accomplishments of UCF undergraduate and graduate students by offering a green cord for their graduation ceremony in addition to a certificate from the University of Central Florida.  Upon completion, students are able to include the certification on résumés...

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Power Shift 2013

Power Shift 2013

by: Juan Lugo – Nov. 2013   Power Shift 2013 was hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which brought many great organizations and ideas together. The journey for Power Shift began with a student in one of my classes making an announcement about this convention taking place in Pittsburgh.  The first thought that crossed my mind when...
It Came From Beijing: Ecocritical Transpacific Dialogue

It Came From Beijing: Ecocritical Transpacific Dialogue

by Graham Hall  3.12.13   A few weeks ago UCF co-hosted a “transpacific” conference for ecocritics from Beijing Language and Culture University and UCF. Some of UCF’s grad students and myself met with visiting Chinese grad students and escorted them around campus on a guided tour of sorts, answering questions like “WHAT IS THAT?” in...
Watch Yourself: "Panopticism" and Communicating Environmentalism

Watch Yourself: “Panopticism” and Communicating Environmentalism

2.8.13 by Graham Hall   Recently I found myself in a situation in which I felt particularly hesitant to express an environmentalist stance. It’s not necessarily that I felt threatened physically, but rather socially. I was discouraged by the fact that the circumstance threatened my standing within a social context (i.e. family, school, work) and...