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 Test Emergency Communication Tools Sept. 30

    UCF’s preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of communication tools that provide critical information to students, staff and faculty members, and the public. Several of those UCF Alert tools will be tested Tuesday, Sept. 30. During an emergency, the UCF website is the best place for the university community and the public to find […]

  • Town Hall to Tackle Partisanship

    As the midterm elections approach, public approval of Congress remains at an all-time low and the frustration among voters over the partisan polarization in Congress is mounting. On Thursday, Oct. 2, three leaders of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will share their ideas at a UCF town hall discussion on how to get government working […]

  • UCF Recognized with an "Oscar of Invention"

    UCF, together with NASA Kennedy Space Center and an early stage startup company HySense Technology, will be recognized by R&D Magazine later this year for developing and producing one of the top 100 innovations of the year. This award, known as the R&D 100, is widely regarded as the “Oscars of Invention,” whose past winners […]


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  • Scene of the Crime

    Shows like “CSI,” “Bones” and “NCIS” make the field of forensic science look exciting, and full of drama and intrigue. However, to the disappointment of crime show lovers everywhere, things don’t quite happen like they do on the small screen. Just ask Cory Winar, ’97, forensic lab manager for the Oregon State Police. “We wear […]

  • Visual Arts Faculty to be Featured at Exhibit

    UCF’s annual School of Visual Arts faculty show will be held Oct. 9 to Nov. 7 in the university art gallery. The free exhibit will showcase painting, sculpture, book arts, drawing, photography and experimental digital media. A reception for the participating artists, who have received both national and international recognition for their creations, will be […]

  • Volleyball: 2-0 History-making Road Trip

    UCF Volleyball closed out its first conference road trip of the season with a 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17) win over Tulsa in the Reynolds Center on Sunday afternoon. With wins over both SMU and Tulsa this weekend, the Knights (9-5, 2-0 AAC) defeated both the Mustangs and Hurricane on the road in the same […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.