Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom’s Advice

Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom's Advice

Mom did know best when she said, “Starve a cold, feed a fever. A team of UCF biologists has just come up with a way to loosen the chokehold a proliferating tree has on the St. Johns River, and it follows mom’s advice. Depriving Carolina Willow seeds of water or gorging them with water when […]

  • Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida's Waterways

    Foreign invaders such as pythons and lionfish are not the only threats to Florida’s natural habitat. The native Carolina Willow is also starting to strangle portions of the St. Johns River. Biologists at the University of Central Florida recently completed a study that shows this slender tree once used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, […]

  • Coral Research May Aid Gulf Oil Spill Recovery

    Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. University of Central Florida biologist John Fauth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists and non-governmental agencies are studying the threatened Elkhorn Coral in the Vega Baja area of Puerto Rico. […]


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  • New Study Shows Sweet 16 Teams Achieving Academic Success

    The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) has released a new study on the Graduation Success Rates and Academic Progress Rates of the teams in the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Sweet 16. Richard Lapchick, Ph.D., the primary author of the study, […]

  • Graduate's Film to be Screened on Campus Before Theatre Release

    UCF alumna and filmmaker Jenni Gold, who just signed a deal with Regal Cinemas to release her film “CinemAbility” in theaters later this year, will present a free screening at UCF on Friday, March 27. The documentary looks at how films and television shows have portrayed disabilities through the years, and how media and popular […]

  • V-Day Event Will Celebrate Women, Speak Out Against Violence

    The University of Central Florida will join the movement to end violence against women by hosting an award-winning play about female empowerment and individuality. The Vagina Monologues, presented by UCF Victim Services, will be performed and put on by students Saturday, March 28. Doors to the Pegasus Ballroom inside the Student Union will open at […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.