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UCF Arboretum Fall Harvest Feast

wordpressThe UCF Arboretum held its 5th annual Fall Harvest Feast Celebration December 3 and 4 on UCF main campus. This two day event aimed to increase community cohesion, education, nutrition, and appreciation. The first day, Thursday, Dec 3, was a day of harvest, where participants collected one or two ingredients from the UCF Arboretum’s garden […]

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UCF STEM Day Inspires Thousands

stem day - 1The Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM) Office hosted over 1,300 students in grades K-12 for UCF’s bi-annual STEM Day on Friday, November 6th. STEM Day was a free outreach event for K-12 students interested in learning more about the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The day featured a wide variety of activities focused on STEM disciplines, […]

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Cheers to Ten Years

IMG_0520This October marked ten years since the UCF College of Arts and Sciences was divided into the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences in 2005. In honor of its anniversary, the UCF College of Sciences held a special reception for faculty and staff on Friday, October 30th. The open-house event was […]

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UCF Arboretum to Host Inaugural Halloween Spooktacular Event

Instagram-Print-PieceOn Thursday, October 29, UCF students are invited to camp overnight in the UCF Arboretum at its inaugural Halloween Spooktacular event. The event will include a nocturnal tour through the Arboretum Natural Lands trail, a ghost story told in the Oak Hammock, a scary movie played in the arboretum park, a fire pit, and free […]

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The College of Sciences Celebrates 10 Years with #COSTurns10

10-Year-COS-EmailTen years is not a long time compared to the 52 years as the University of Central Florida. However, in the past ten years the College of Sciences has grown significantly in enrollment, undergraduate and graduate programs, majors, partnerships and overall opportunities for students, alumni, and faculty. Today, the UCF College of Sciences is the largest college […]

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UCF College of Sciences Honors 2015-16 Scholarship Donors and Recipients

2015-16 COS Scholarship LuncheonOn September 25, the UCF College of Sciences held its third annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate its supportive donors and accomplished student scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. This year the college celebrated awarding 46 scholarships, totaling $94,050 in scholarship aid. The event provided a unique opportunity for scholarship recipients to have lunch with […]

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UCF Arboretum Welcomes Fall with Garden Celebration

DSC_0017To kick start the fall semester, the UCF Arboretum will be hosting its Welcome Back Garden Celebration September 24, 2015, from 5-8pm. The UCF community is invited to the Arboretum to learn more about this campus resource and the services it provides. The Arboretum staff will lead an interactive tour during the event and students […]

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COS Celebrates Summer 2015 Graduates

GradReceptionWordPressThe UCF College of Sciences celebrated the Summer 2015 graduates at the Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration and the College of Sciences Graduation Reception. The College of Sciences Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration was held Friday, August 7th, in the Physical Sciences Building. Faculty and staff celebrated the 20 graduating College of Sciences doctoral students with a reception and […]

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College of Sciences Graduate Program Panel

COS Grad Panel -emailKick-off this year’s Pegasus Palooza at the COS Graduate Panel, Monday, August 24th, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the UCF College of Sciences (COS). The panel will be held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Four students from different COS graduate programs including anthropology, biology, […]

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College of Sciences Continues Graduation Tradition

IMG_0428Spring 2015 graduates were treated to a post-ceremony reception jointly hosted by the UCF College of Sciences and its academic departments. The reception, which has been embraced as an end of semester tradition, was held in the UCF Psychology Building immediately following the commencement ceremony on May 8. Along with enjoying light refreshments and returning their rented regalia, […]

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Beloved Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

RosemaryMonroyThe spotlight is shining on someone who has been working behind the scenes at UCF for 26 years.  The College of Sciences joins Rosemary Monroy, the associate director of resources and facilities for the college, in celebrating her retirement and thanks her for her years of dedication to the university. Monroy retired this spring semester celebrated […]

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ICARUS: At the Edge of Time

2015-Celebrate_the_Arts-Postcard-Icarus_Page_1ICARUS:  At the Edge of Time Friday, April 10, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • FREE A visually stunning movie. A moving orchestral performance. A touching story narrated live by an acclaimed actress. Each would be a fun activity in its own right, but combine them all into one free, multimedia performance at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center […]

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String Theory Meets Star Trek Voyager

String Theory meets Star Trek_postcard 200x300Friday, April 10 11:00 a.m. Live Oak Room at the UCF Marketplace Free Event – Open to the public A book signing event by the speakers will take place immediately after the interview. For more detailes information, contact Costas Efthimiou as costas@physics.ucf.edu Presented by the UCF iCubed Project ———————————————————————————————————— Brian Greene, a physicist who helped make […]

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Inaugural STEM Day Reached Thousands

DSC_2829Friday morning, January 30, thousands of K-12 students from the Central Florida area spilled on to UCF’s campus for the inaugural STEM day.  STEM day is a bi-annual outreach event for K-12 students interested in learning more about the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Coordinated by the Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM), […]

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Helping Healthy Knights

Community-garden-2The UCF Arboretum not only provides educational opportunities for students and the community, but they also partner with the Knights Pantry.   The Knights Pantry offers food for free on campus. Obtainable through the space are canned goods, toiletries, and clothing. The shelves are filled up through donations made directly to the pantry or to boxes around campus. The […]

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RAMP Up Your Research

RAMP banner_Cropped2The UCF Arboretum is partnering with the UCF Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) to provide a paid ecological research opportunity in Fall 2014. The RAMP program offers students an opportunity to participate in research projects guided by faculty and to benefit from faculty mentoring. Students will also participate in a variety of workshops that were […]

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Distinguished Speaker Series Launches in a Spicy New Venue

DSS Fox Individual Talk 1 v3  No Crops - FINALOn Sept. 9, Dr. James Alan Fox will be kicking off the Distinguished Speaker Series in Winter Park at Cocina 214. Fox will be speaking about “Mass Shootings in America: Myths and Realities.” Specifically, he will talk about how these events are more methodical than people imagine and that increasing our understanding of mass murders […]

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What’s Happening at the Arboretum

Arboretum Summer ScheduleMany exciting ventures are planned for this summer at the Arboretum! From gardening in the Community Garden to Yoga at Oak Hammock, there will surely be something for everyone! Gardening at the Community Garden: The UCF Arboretum engages students and the community through experience based learning, research, volunteer opportunities, educational workshops and guided tours.  Establishing […]

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Keep Calm and Love Mother Nature

ArborDaySustainability. Through the expression of one word, many environmental preservation efforts around the globe strive for a better tomorrow through purification and protection of our world today. UCF’s forefront programs in promoting “go green” initiatives encompass not only recycling and reducing fuel emissions, but also put great emphasis on everyone’s most cherished greenery: Trees! These […]

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Arboretum, Knights Pantry Partnerhip Grows

Photo from the Central Florida Future taken by Brian WilchuskyThe produce students receive at Knights Pantry might be fresher and more healthful than anything they could buy at local supermarkets. That’s because of efforts led by the Arboretum and members of the UCF chapter of Engineers Without Borders to establish organic gardens in the local community. Knights Pantry provides up to five items of […]

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The Fight for Social Justice – Distinguished Speaker This Monday, 3/10

social-justice-copy1UCF College of Sciences presents “Courting Social Justice:  Social & Economic Rights in the Developing World” Distinguished Speaker Dr. Varun Gauri, Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank Monday, 3/10/2014 4:30pm-5:30pm College of Sciences Building (CSB), Room 101  To visit website click here.    Dr. Gauri will discuss the approach governments in the […]

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Biologists Battle Dangerous Trees, With Mom’s Help, Of Course.

WillowsTurns out your mom did know best when she said, “Starve a cold, feed a fever.” A team of UCF biologists have come up with a way to loosen the chokehold a rapidly spreading tree has on the St. Johns River, and it follows mom’s advice. Depriving Carolina Willow seeds of water or gorging them […]

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A Time for New Traditions

i-fGSpxdg-X3     The College of Sciences recently started a new tradition, as it held its inaugural Scholarship Luncheon in February to honor University of Central Florida 2013-14 donors and the college’s scholarship recipients at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.  The event was created to acknowledge the achievements of the college’s most accomplished students and recognize the continued […]

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Panel to Discuss Using Preserved Land to Link Florida and Georgia

Florida Wildlife Poster resizedCome MEET THE EXPEDITION TEAM and learn about their amazing adventure!  The University of Central Florida and the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture will spread the word of an opportunity Florida has to maintain a corridor of preserved land and waterways that would run from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. An […]

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Arboretum Seeks Fall 2013 Volunteers

arboretumThis is an excerpt from a story in the Central Florida Future asking for summer volunteers, read entire piece here. Whether you’re interested in restoring nature trails or enhancing your gardening skills, the UCF Arboretum wants you to be its newest volunteer. Officials at the 82-acre on-campus nature preserve are searching for a team of […]

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