Joo Kim receives FAEA Art Educator of the Year award
September 29, 2020 Joo Kim, associate professor of studio art, has been honored with the 2020 FAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award. Kim is the only UCF faculty member to have received this award to date.
Review Roundup: Florida Rays hits the jazz charts
September 28, 2020 Orlando’s own Flying Horse Big Band celebrates the legacy of Ray Charles. On their 7th album, The Flying Horse Big Band, joined by a host of distinguished guest artists, stands on the shoulders of genius. Ray Charles spent his formative years in Florida and went on to forge a long, successful career...
New Interfaith Dialogue Certificate teaches importance of intercultural skills
September 28, 2020 As of Fall 2020, students have the option to add the new Interfaith Dialogue Certificate, a four-course program that helps students understand the world interculturally.
Faith and Spirituality Run Deep in Black Lives Matter
September 25, 2020 UCF Associate Professor of religion Ann Gleig discusses the religious and spiritual ties within the global movement.
UCF Art Gallery Exhibition Examines Effects of Mass Incarceration
September 24, 2020 The exhibition, which is available online indefinitely and in person on campus through Oct. 1, shines a light on the effects of mass incarceration on the lives of Americans. The exhibition is a culmination of a two-year project that brought contemporary artists to Central Florida to participate in a series...
New Latinx Cultural Expressions course explores culture, history and the arts
September 24, 2020 New for the Spring 2021 semester, “HUM 3647 Latinx Cultural Expressions” focuses on the art, music, film and literature of U.S. Latinx communities in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Art museums seek greater inclusivity as exhibits highlight justice, equality
September 24, 2020 As part of an ongoing look at issues surrounding equity for people of color within Orlando’s arts scene, the Orlando Sentinel featured the UCF Art Gallery an its current exhibition.
Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA, Margery Pabst-Steinmetz win 2020 Alumni Awards
September 23, 2020 Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA won the Distinguished Alumni Award and Margery Pabst-Steinmetz won the John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award.
Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction – for second year in a row
September 23, 2020 Two of the three honorees are from CAH: Cheryl Briggs of the School of Visual Arts and Design, and Laurie A. Pinkert of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.
Celebrating Representation During Latinx Heritage Month
September 21, 2020 Inspired by the arts and multimedia, five Knights discuss their cultural pride and the importance of representation.
Learning is a Challenge, Even for Scientists
September 21, 2020 UCF Philosophy Professor Stephen Fiore has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study how faculty from many disciplines work together in an effort to better prepare future researchers for the teamwork needed to solve some of the world’s most complicated challenges.
Author Martha S. Jones speaks at Florida history and culture lecture series
September 21, 2020 Distinguished author Martha S. Jones will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture on October 12. The subject will be “The Right to Vote: Women and Race in the 1920 Election.“
Art students bring bionic arms to life with Limbitless Solutions
September 18, 2020 Two SVAD students are working with Limbitless Solutions as interns to design, promote and produce new 3D printed prosthetic arms this year.
History Professor Becomes Nationally Syndicated Columnist
September 16, 2020 Luis Martínez-Fernández hopes to use the platform to give a voice to a growing and important Latino community in America.
Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF series amplifies America’s diverse voices
September 15, 2020 In just a few weeks, UCF graduate, Ana Martinez Medina ’19 will direct a free online reading of “Mojada,” a play about a Mexican immigrant family. The work is one of four plays dealing with racial-equality and social-justice issues that the university is presenting under the umbrella title “Amplify, Empower,...
Richard Crepeau Updated NFL Book to be Republished
September 14, 2020 Historian Richard Crepeau expands his history of the league on its centennial.
New Spanish Linguistics faculty member, Rosti Vana
September 14, 2020 Rosti Vana, PhD is the newest faculty member to join Modern Languages and Literatures, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics.
In Memoriam: Patricia Angley
September 11, 2020 Patricia Angley, beloved English faculty member, has passed away. She was a relentless presence within the English department and continually brought moments of joy to her colleagues.
UCF Hosts Its 1st Virtual Grad Fair Series Beginning this Month
September 11, 2020 The event, held online because of COVID-19, offers prospective students a chance to look at a variety of programs and participate in Q&As in real time.
Fulbright-Hays GPA Grant Awarded for Keeping Language and Culture Alive in Argentina
September 10, 2020 The program will fund a group study to Argentina, led by Maria C. Santana and Maria Redmon.