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, […]

  • 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. Friday, 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 […]

  • Volleyball: Conference Record Improves to 8-0

    The UCF volleyball team used a productive offensive performance, hitting .423 as a team, to earn a straight set (25-18, 29-27, 25-15) win over Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference match in Fifth Third Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Knights improved to 15-5 overall, and stand unblemished at 8-0 in The American. “We played an […]

  • A Knight of Honor

    For the past 34 years, the UCF Alumni Association has been honoring Knights who “Reach for the Stars.” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of this year’s recipients, who will be presented with their Knighty statues (as seen above) at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, Oct. 23. The […]


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  • Competitive Grant Supports 23 Nurse Practitioner Students

    The UCF College of Nursing has received a competitive grant in the amount of $700,000 for two academic years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). The college will receive $350,000 each academic year to support nurse practitioner students through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program. This competitive grant was created […]

  • UCF Social Work to Help Lead, Showcase Research at National Meeting

    About 3,000 professionals engaged in social work education are expected at the Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Oct. 23-26 in Tampa. Among those preparing to attend are members of UCF’s School of Social Work, which is chairing the national event. “It’s a busy but very exciting time for us,” said Professor Bonnie […]

  • Three Blades to the Wind

    If you’ve ever driven through Texas, California or Iowa, you’ve probably passed a field of steel towers that look like giant fans. These wind turbines, situated on wind farms, capture the natural wind in our atmosphere and convert it into mechanical energy, then electricity. “What a lot of people call a fan is the rotor […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

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