Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida’s Waterways

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, […]

  • UCF Mourns Nobel Laureate and Laser Pioneer Charles H. Townes

    Charles H. Townes, a laser pioneer, Nobel laureate and namesake of the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida, died Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 99. Townes, who made world-changing contributions in the field of optics and lasers, had long-term ties to UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics and the Center for […]

  • Florida Blue Leader Cites Communication Skills As Key To Success

    “Release the need to always be right. It’s better to leave a sense of creating a mutual relationship.” The UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) recently invited Florida Blue’s market president, Tony Jenkins, to present at the Dean’s Leadership Class to a group of student leaders. Jenkins emphasized the importance of treating others with respect […]

  • Record-Setting International Cohort Begins Disney Undergraduate Program

    UCF’s Rosen College welcomed the largest cohort of international students for the start of the Disney Undergraduate Program on January 20. A total of 51 students from Rosen College’s six partner universities in China and South Korea attended Orientation in preparation for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and work in one of the world’s top […]


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  • Leave Them (Texting) Kidz Alone

    By trade, I am a professor of writing and rhetoric. In layman’s terms, this makes me an English teacher. These are deeply dreaded words for many people. When I identify my profession to new acquaintances, I get a range of responses: obviously, some people don’t find it that interesting—it’s not like I’m an astronaut or […]

  • UCF Medical School Offers Scholarships to Successful Parramore Grads

    High school graduates from the Parramore community who wish to become doctors will be able to attend the University of Central Florida College of Medicine on full scholarships. On Saturday, Orange County Public Schools broke ground on the new PS8 School, a first-of-its-kind community school that will address the needs of preschool through middle school […]

  • 'Arcadia' Performance Blends Arts, Sciences, Language

    Theatre UCF, part of the UCF School of Performing Arts, will present Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia through Feb. 1, in the Main Stage theater on the University of Central Florida campus. Arcadia is a witty and complex story that switches between two time periods, 1809 and 1999. In the earlier time period, 13-year-old Thomasina makes a startling scientific […]

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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.