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, […]

Recycling Project to Benefit Bithlo-Christmas Community

TVs, electronics, food, clothing, household goods and all kinds of other items donated by students moving out of UCF residences will be delivered Wednesday to the Bithlo-Christmas Neighborhood Center for Families to help those in need. About 6,900 pounds of donations have been collected for this year’s Student Move Out Recycling Project and sorted for […]

UCF Wins Partnership Award from Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools recently recognized the University of Central Florida as an “Outstanding Partner in Education” on behalf of Evans High School. College of Health and Public Affairs Dean Michael Frumkin and Center for Community Partnerships Director Nancy Ellis accepted the award during a ceremony at SeaWorld on April 29. “Students and staff at […]

Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. is again a real-life hero to one local boy. Alex Pring received an Iron Man-themed bionic arm thanks to UCF’s Limbitless Solutions (http://limbitless-solutions.org/index.php/en/) last year. The volunteer student group built the arm, and the actor delivered it to the then 6-year-old in a surprise meeting. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEx5lmbCKtY). The student nonprofit […]