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 to Establish Permanent Sea Turtle Research Field Station on Archie Carr National Refuge

The University of Central Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have reached a historic agreement that will establish a permanent conservation research facility along the Brevard County coastline. UCF has run a sea turtle monitoring and research program on the beaches of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in southern Brevard County for […]

At Summer Commencement, 3,600 Students Will Join Ranks of Alumni

Some 3,600 students are expected to graduate from the University of Central Florida during two commencement ceremonies Aug. 6 at CFE Arena. The commencement speakers are alumnus Alan Eustace, a retired Google executive who set the record for the highest freefall parachute jump, and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. The ceremonies will be: 9 a.m. […]

UCF Go Baby Go! Receives President’s Award from National Down Syndrome Congress

Jennifer Tucker spent much of her time at last week’s National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention in Orlando showcasing and leading efforts to enhance mobility in children with disabilities. But the physical therapy lecturer took a break Saturday night to accept a President’s Award from the NDSC for her work on UCF Go Baby Go!, […]