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Orange Peels May Hold Secret to Airborne Medicine, Safer Bridges

Orange Peels May Hold Secret to Airborne Medicine, Safer Bridges

Bartenders and cooks have long recognized the value of an orange twist, but thanks to researchers at the University of Central Florida, squeezing oranges may give us a new way to deliver medicine or to detect bridge failures before they happen. Engineering Assistant Professor Andrew K. Dickerson and graduate student Nicholas M. Smith have figured […]

Hitt Legacy Honored with Scholarships from Dr. Phillips Charities

Dr. Philips Charities honored the leadership and legacy of President John C. Hitt by donating $250,000 to fund scholarships for first-generation students and presenting him with its highest honor, the 2018 James A. Hinson Leadership Award, which is named after Jim Hinson who was the former president, CEO and chairman of the Dr. Phillips Charities. […]

Hawaii Looks at Banning Sunscreen Ingredient Because of UCF Research

A University of Central Florida biologist is seeing a wave of action from his work, which links a certain sunscreen ingredient with the death of coral reefs around the world. Associate Professor John Fauth and a team of international researchers in 2015 published a study that showed the ingredient oxybenzone disrupted coral reproduction and caused […]

How One Student Uses Drone Photography to Improve Safety at UCF and Arecibo Observatory

After 12 hours, Michael Feinman finally arrived in a remote location in Puerto Rico. It was February, and while riding along the bumpy roads to get to his destination, he could see how badly Hurricane Maria had impacted the island, even five months after the storm. Blue tarps and “FEMA” written in giant, red letters […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.