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, […]

Former Miss UCF Wins Miss Missouri Title

Erin O’Flaherty, Miss UCF 2013, won the Miss Missouri title last weekend and will now represent that state in the Miss America Pageant. Flaherty, 23, owns and operates a boutique in Chesterfield, Missouri. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2014. She said she took a couple years off from pageant competition but decided […]

Free Workshop to Share Secrets of Social Media Cybersleuthing

UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training will host a free workshop that will share the secrets of conducting online investigations by combing social media and the internet for clues. The three-day workshop July 5-7 is entitled “Social Media and Open Source Intelligence Research and Investigation” and focuses on developing useful information from publicly available sources. […]

Two UCF Researchers Received Prestigious Early-career Powe Award

Two UCF researchers were awarded prestigious 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) group awarded Michael Chini, an assistant professor of physics, and Sean Pang, an assistant professor in CREOL (College of Optics and Photonics), seed money for their work in the area of optics. “Dr. Chini joined […]