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Mummy Expert Draws Crowd to UCF

20150610_195305UCF recently hosted Mummies: Culture, Science and People From Around the World presented by Heather Gill-Frerking, Ph.D, in the Psychology building. Over 200 people attended the presentation, including UCF faculty members, UCF students and members of the community. Gill-Frerking presented different types of mummies, the Mummies of the World exhibition and personal stories.  She also […]

Breast Milk Sharing Communities Trend

BabyA new study from three UCF professors in the College of Sciences on sharing breast milk was published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. The study consisted of work by sociocultural anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster, and assistant professors of sociology Dr. Shannon K. Carter and Dr. Melanie Sberna Hinojasa. “I was surprised by the high prevalence of overlap, where […]

A New Way to Find Out What Lies Beneath

ChaseArlen Chase, Ph.D., Interim Director for the Nicholson School of Communication, and Diane Chase, Ph.D., executive vice provost, were recently featured in a Washington Post article about Lidar. Lidar is an archaeological technology that helps archaeologists survey the ground. UCF’s archeology pair utilized Lidar when they surveyed Caracol, which was a major Mayan city, in […]