Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida in Orlando published their findings […]

  • UCF Engineering Team 'Sees' Causes of Jet Engine Turbine Coating Damage

    A UCF-led research team has succeeded in studying the impact of extreme heat on jet engine turbines in near real-time, which could ultimately help manufacturers better protect against breakdown. The work, which was published Thursday in Nature Communications, was conducted at the University of Central Florida, the Institute of Materials Research at the German Aerospace […]

  • Books Travel From UCF Book Festival to Hospital Waiting Rooms

    More than 300 books from the UCF Book Festival were recently donated to Florida Hospital in Orlando. UCF’s College of Education and Human Performance and the Morgridge International Reading Center have hosted the annual book festival for the past five years, showcasing different authors and illustrators from around the country. When authors apply to be […]

  • UCF Celebrates Summer Graduation Ceremonies on Aug. 2

    More than 3,700 students expect to graduate from the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the CFE Arena. The morning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the afternoon program begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public about 90 minutes before each ceremony. Guests must have tickets to enter […]


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  • Medical Student Helps Create The Medical Student Press

    A rising second-year UCF medical student has co-founded the Medical Student Press www.themspress.org, an online open-access medical student publishing group. Gabriel Glaun, a member of the College of Medicine’s class of 2017, is executive editor while Mica Esquenazi, a member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s class of 2017, is editor-in-chief. The two […]

  • Zraick Appointed Communication Sciences and Disorders Chair

    Richard I. Zraick, Ph.D., is the newly appointed professor and chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Public Affairs. Zraick is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders. His textbook, The Voice and Voice Therapy (now in its 9th edition), is the leading textbook in its […]

  • As Migrant Crisis Hits U.S. Border, Texas Town Keeps it Classy

    It’s a sweltering summer Sunday night in El Paso, Texas, at the city’s new downtown baseball stadium, where the local Triple-A team, the Chihuahuas, is leading the visiting Tacoma Rainiers at the seventh-inning stretch. As the hammerlock of the day’s 102-degree heat begins to release its grip on this high-desert town, a sellout crowd of […]

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