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December 2016 News & Updates

A Knight for the Sea Turtles
The UCF College of Sciences and the Department of Biology hosted 'A Knight for the Sea Turtles' celebrating the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group's partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Read more

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Günes Murat Tezcür
The UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series will continue in January 2017 with Dr.  Günes Murat Tezcür, Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies. He will present 'What do Terrorists and Freedom Fighters Have in Common?' on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Tuscawilla Country Club.  RSVP

COS Graduation Reception
College of Sciences faculty, staff, graduating students and their guests are invited to the fall 2016 Graduation Reception in the Psychology building immediately following commencement from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16.  RSVP
COS Highlights     
Archaeologists for Autism
Members of the UCF Department of Anthropology volunteered at the third annual Archaeologists for Autism event making fossils, geocaching and more. Read more
29 Researchers and 541 Patents    
The University of Central Florida inducted nine College of Sciences faculty members into its new chapter of National Academy of Inventors.  Read more

UCF Physicist Observes Breakthrough 
UCF physicist Dr. Madhab Neupane led a group of international researchers to examine BiPd, discovering characteristics never seen before in the material.  Read more
Faculty Spotlights
Psychology Professor Selected as IEEE Fellow  
UCF Psychology Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair Dr. Peter Hancock has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow  in recognition of his contributions to adaptive human-systems engineering.  Read more

GIS Professor Appointed as Associate Editor
Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne, assistant professor of geographic information systems in the UCF Department of Sociology, has been appointed as an associate editor of the "Journal of Geography." Read more

Professor Dedicates Career to UCF
UCF's longest serving professor Dr. Frank Kujawa has been teaching in the Department of Chemistry since 1969. He has grown with UCF over the years, making a lasting impact on students, faculty and the community. Read more
Student Stories
UCF Student Elected to Florida's House of Representatives
UCF Department of Political Science  student Amber Mariano is the youngest person elected to Florida's House of Representatives.  Read more
Anthropology Student's Winning Photograph 

UCF Department of Anthropology graduate student Russell Manzano's photograph of refugees in Italy was selected by the American Anthropological Association to be featured in its 2017 calendar.  Read more
Psychology Student, Army Veteran and UCF Football Lineman 
Rory Coleman is a Department of Psychology student, U.S. Army veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and UCF Football lineman.  Read more
Alumni News
CEO, Doctor and Harvard Grad Student 
Dr. Patrick Fullerton, '92, is an emergency medicine physician and CEO of three companies, all while earning his master's degree from Harvard University. The  UCF Department of Biology  alumnus says UCF made all the difference in teaching him to dream big.   Read more
Communication Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee

The 2016 UCF Nicholson School of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame inductee is Chris Tomasso, '93, President of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. Read more
Outstanding Statistics AlumKnight
2016 UCF Department of Statistics Outstanding AlumKnight Tiffany Wills, '06, says her time at UCF has shaped her life.  Read more
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