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, […]

  • A Groundbreaking New Center for Student-Athletes

    Ground was broken Friday for The Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership, thanks to a $4 million gift from the Wayne M. Densch Charitable Trust and a $1 million gift commitment by the Williams Family Foundation. Leonard Williams, trustee of the Wayne M. Densch Charitable Trust, was instrumental in securing both donations.  “We are very […]

  • UCF Modeling and Simulation Receives $2.6 Million Presagis Gift

    University of Central Florida computer modeling and simulation students can continue to develop, test and train on the most advanced software used in aerospace and defense industries, thanks to a Presagis in-kind gift valued at $2.6 million. The Canada-based software company has donated the licensing for its products used at UCF, and this year’s gift […]

  • HAPPY Hour Student Showcase Invites Alumna to Inspire the Next Wave of Teachers

    Dr. Karen Verkler is passionate about helping the next generation of educators develop their skills, and nowhere is that more evident than in the HAPPY Hour series of workshops. Dr. Verkler and her HAPPY Hour Committee of 20 faculty members and 9 HAPPY Hour Student Ambassadors are also responsible for organizing the annual Student Showcase […]


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  • Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Named

    Manoj Chopra has been named Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Chopra, who joined UCF’s Civil Engineering faculty in 1993, will begin the position on December 1. In his new role, Chopra will oversee existing programs within the Office of Undergraduate Studies, including experiential learning, information fluency, and programs designed to prepare students […]

  • The Sky’s the Limit for I-Drive 360

    This semester, a group of Rosen College students have been hard at work on an attraction set to change the face of Orlando’s famed International Drive – I-Drive 360. Eight teams of hospitality management and event majors in their first Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism course spent the last several months developing 10-point marketing plans […]

  • UCF Library Staffer Joins Students in Shaving Head for a Cause

    On Friday, Nov. 21, students shaved their heads in an effort to stand in solidarity with children facing cancer. Amanda Richards, senior library technical assistant for the Universal Orlando Foundation Library at Rosen College, decided to go under the razor, too. Though a drastic change for some, Richards was inspired to support the students’ efforts […]

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