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 Wins 3 Schwartz Tech Awards

    Two engineering professors and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida nabbed three Schwartz Tech Awards Tuesday night. The awards recognize Central Florida researchers and leaders from academia and industry who are pioneering exploratory and cutting-edge research to enhance products, services or other applications in any field. The awards program is named […]

  • White House Celebrates Education Alum as 'Champion of Change'

    College of Education and Human Performance alum Gonzalo La Cava was honored by the White House Monday as a “Champion of Change.” Champions of Change are educators who are doing extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans. Champions have distinguished themselves by devoting their time and energy to creating opportunities for young people […]

  • Students Expanded Their Minds and Palates

    “Taste of UCF”…what a great way to introduce students to the diverse UCF community. On the first day of the fall semester, the Multicultural Student Center held its annual Taste of UCF. The event has increased in popularity and attendance every year since its founding.  This year’s Taste of UCF offered food samples from over […]


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  • Business Incubation Program: 15 Years of Helping Companies

    Since its launch 15 years ago, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 250 early stage companies on their road toward financially stability and transformation into potentially high-growth/impact enterprises. Utilizing the tools, training and infrastructure provided by the University’s incubation program, these companies have sustained more than 3,600 total jobs in the Central […]

  • 'One Small Candle of Truth…Dispels a Lot of Darkness'

    America the Beautiful. The words punch the elevator button in our memory, and trolley up freighted meanings and classroom images from our innocent years in fourth grade. For the spacious skies of Montana. Amber waves of grain, swirling and roiling across an ocean of Kansas wheat fields. Purple mountain majesties reigning over Colorado. The fruited […]

  • Students are Encouraged to Get Involved

    It was another successful first week of the fall semester for several of the Office of Student Involvement’s (OSI) agencies in support of Pegasus Palooza. Throughout the first week of the new academic year, Knights of the Round Table, Campus Activities Board, Late Knights, Volunteer UCF and Knight-Thon, each offered programming opportunities to encourage new […]

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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.