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, […]

  • Get Outside the Box – and Go Outside!

    We live in a fast-paced society, driven by technology and air conditioners. What would be the motivation for someone to get outside their box and go outside? I have spent most of my life outdoors. I identify with nature; it is my home. But too many miss the opportunity to understand the value and relationship […]

  • The Learning Fair is Today

    The Learning Fair is today, September 17 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Union Key West Ballroom. The Learning Fair, presented by the Student Academic Resource Center, aims to assist students in the development of personal and academic skills as well as increased awareness of learning support services, academic […]

  • Two Nurses Receive State Awards

    Two UCF College of Nursing faculty members, Drs. Jean Kijek and Linda Howe, were recognized Friday, Sept. 12, by the Florida Nurses Association (FNA). Kijek, a professor emerita, was honored with the FNA Hall of Fame Award for her enduring contributions to the nursing profession. Howe, an associate professor, received the Heather Scaglione Award for […]


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  • Aroian Selected as Distinguished Presenter at National Research Conference

    Nursing Professor Karen Aroian has been invited to present her research at the 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research conference on Thursday, Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Aroian is one of nine nurse researchers selected by the Congress committee to showcase her research to the entire conference audience during a special […]

  • Garden Good Guys: Butterflies, Birds & Bees

    Garden Good Guys: Butterflies, Birds & Bees will be the UCF Public History Center’s first workshop of the fall semester on Saturday. The outdoor, family-friendly workshop about the habitats, life cycles and ecosystems of Central Florida pollinators will include a tour of the center’s butterfly garden. The butterfly garden is part of the history center’s […]

  • UCF, Ohio State, Texas Among 11 Schools Developing 'National Playbook' for Higher Ed

    Eleven of the nation’s top public research universities, including the University of Central Florida, have formed a new alliance focused on helping more low-income and first-generation students earn college degrees. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and four other organizations have contributed $5.7 million to support the University Innovation Alliance’s efforts to […]

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