Christian Duran is the Summer 2020 Human Trafficking and Human Rights Intern for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in Diversity and Social Inequality. Duran is the treasurer of the International Relation Club at UCF and an employee at UCF’s Student Union. His research interests include developing area, human rights, and queer studies. Upon graduation, he plans on joining the Peace Corps. A student of Spanish, Duran has traveled throughout the United States.
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UCF Researcher’s Natural Killer Cell Therapy In Trials for Treating COVID-19
The study will also see if the therapy, which was created by Alicja Copik, protects high-risk patients against respiratory infections like influenza.
U.S. Forecast: Consumers Fuel Economic Recovery Ahead of Election
UCF economist Sean Snaith says the current forecast assumes the economic policies of the incumbent Trump administration will be in place throughout the forecast horizon.
UCF Professor Briefs Planetary Sciences Community about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission During Conference
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UCF Docuseries on Border Immigration Nominated for 3 Emmys
A documentary version of the docuseries, which captures reality at the Texas-Mexico border, also premieres at the Orlando Film Festival this week.
UCF Project Will Study Smart Tech to Improve Risk Communication in Central Florida
The NSF-funded, $1.2 million project also involves developing community partnerships and building a regional data-sharing platform to help with emergency responses.
UCF Nursing Instructor Uses Her Cancer Battle to Teach Students
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Joyce DeGennaro ’03 ’09BSN ’13MS discusses why she’s chosen to share her personal experience to better educate her students.
Elections, Health and COVID-19
Whatever our political opinions, we all want to stay well, have access to healthcare
14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society
This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.
New NASA Flight Opportunities Include Funding for UCF Planetary Scientist
Insights from the research will inform missions to land on the moon, asteroids and planets.