DNA-Repairing Protein May Be Key To Preventing Recurrence of Some Cancers

DNA-Repairing Protein May Be Key To Preventing Recurrence of Some Cancers

Just as the body can become resistant to antibiotics, certain methods of killing cancer tumors can end up creating resistant tumor cells. But a University of Central Florida professor has found a protein present in several types of cancer, including breast and ovarian cancer, which could be helpful in preventing tumors from coming back. The […]

  • Florida Campus Compact Honors Political Science Major for Community Service

    Political science major Alice Neira recently was chosen as one of three students in the state to receive the Student Excellence in Service Award presented by Florida Campus Compact. The award recognizes students for outstanding service to communities through service-learning and volunteerism.   Neira is pursuing her bachelor’s degree while earning a minor in education and a certification […]

  • UCF Delivers Tourism Oriented Policing Program in Aruba

    The economy of Aruba relies heavily on tourism, with approximately 1.5 million tourists contributing about $1.5 billion annually in tourism revenue – nearly 85 percent of Aruba’s gross domestic product. Aruba has a vested interest in maintaining both a welcoming and safe environment for tourists. However, maintaining this balance can be a challenge for law […]

  • Career Fair Connects Hospitality Students with Record Number of Employers

    UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted 70 employers at the Fall 2014 Career & Experiential Learning Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23. A record number of organizations from the hospitality and tourism industry were on hand to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with students majoring in hospitality management, restaurant management and event management. “The […]


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  • Homecoming Highlights: Fireworks, Football and Fun

    The University of Central Florida’s Homecoming week will come to light with its first ever fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 24, at Memory Mall. This year’s theme is “IGKNIGHT: Fuel Your Legacy.” Events will be held on campus for students and throughout the community for alumni. To accommodate Friday’s fireworks show, Garage […]

  • Flu Has Struck Early -- Don't Delay Vaccine

    With all the news of Ebola and enterovirus, it’s easy to forget that a much more common threat is upon us: flu season. “We started seeing flu cases around late August, which is earlier than you would typically expect,” said Karen Yerkes, nursing manager at UCF Health Services. “We also made flu shots available earlier […]

  • Spooky Knight 5K to Benefit UCF Live United Campaign

    Things may get a bit spooky on campus Oct. 30, thanks to the second annual Spooky Knight 5K. The event is a fundraiser for the UCF Live United campaign and is open to all students, faculty, staff and others in the community. Participants are encouraged to come in costume for the race. The event features […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.