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The First Independence Day and the True Challenge of Our Own Time

July 01, 2020  As challenging as today is in America, it is nothing like the nation’s turmoil of July 4, 1776.

‘Hamilton’, ‘Dad History’, monuments and cheating – new articles from David Head to read

July 01, 2020  Historian, author, and lecturer David Head gives insight from his recent op-eds and research.

Theatre alumna creates “Black Artists for Black Lives” rally, movement

June 29, 2020  The event, organized by Elisabeth Christie, featured fellow alumni like Arius West and incoming director of choral activities Jeffery Redding as speakers.

Faculty from Africana Studies, History, SVAD partner with COS for Virtual Black Lives Teach-In July 2

June 29, 2020  The online event July 2, 3-5pm will cover aspects of systemic racism against Black people in America, as well as international perspectives on the issues

Florida Prison Education Project plans classes, exhibition for Fall

June 23, 2020  “As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, FPEP has plans for classes and a UCF Art Gallery exhibit this fall while expanding to online courses.”

The World is Changing — and I’m Ready to Evolve With It

June 23, 2020  “Whatever is happening now in society will happen with or without us.” writes DWR and Latin American Studies minor Lillian M. Hernández Caraballo.

Celebrating Juneteenth with a Local History Lesson

June 18, 2020  UCF Associate Professor Scot French will help lead a virtual discussion that anchors this year’s Hannibal Square celebration.

Arlene Flores named April USPS Employee of the Month

June 18, 2020  For over 20 years, Arlene has been giving of her time and energy to UCF. She is a strong supporter of the faculty and other staff and daily lives the values of integrity and excellence.

Arts and Humanities Summer Speaker Series

June 17, 2020  The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is hosting a series of talks from the faculty highlighting research and teaching in arts and humanities. The summer speaker series will run from June 18 through July 23.

NEA Big Read Celebrates 6th Year of Programming with ‘Silver Sparrow’

June 16, 2020  UCF receives a grant of $15,000 to host the annual event in Central Florida featuring the Tayari Jones novel in early 2021.

Melanie Farmer ’20MFA wins Hurston/Wright literary award

June 10, 2020  Melanie Farmer ’20MFA, writer and educator based in Central Florida, wins a $2,000 cash prize and free tuition to attend a Hurston/Wright Writing Workshop.

26 Books, Videos and Plays That Can Help Educate on Race and Racism

June 09, 2020  To learn more about racial history and current events, check out these titles recommended by UCF faculty and librarians.

Application Deadline Extended to July 1 for MFA in Themed Experience Track

June 09, 2020  Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the application deadline for the Themed Experience track has been extended to July 1.

Theatre alumnus Brian Cavallaro ’01 helps produce YouTube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020’

June 04, 2020  A theatre alum shares his journey to landing a gig at the June 6 celebration that features some of the world’s biggest icons.

COVID-19: Lessons from the Black Death

May 29, 2020  Historian Peter L. Larson draws some comparisons between current days and another public health crisis: the Black Death in the 14th century. This article was written as part of the Addressing Global Crisis Project, which is run by UCF’s Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives.

The Power of Creativity and Caring During Challenging Times

May 29, 2020  Jeff Kepler ’11, a graphic designer, used his creativity to honor heroes around the world, including Anthony King ’14BSN ’17MSN, a nurse caring for COVID-19 patients in New York City.

English major Jada Reyes wins 2020 Outstanding Student Support Award

May 26, 2020  English Major and future MFA student Jada Reyes won the 2020 Information Technologies and Resources (IT&R) Outstanding Student Support award.

Recent Spanish grad Abigail Weisse ’20 receives Fulbright

May 26, 2020  The travel-abroad program will send Abigail Weisse ’20 to teach English in Spain.

Photography student selected for the 31st ACA Student Exhibition

May 22, 2020  Photography student Michele Meyers was selected to exhibit her work in the Atlantic Center for the Arts’ 31st Annual University Student Exhibition. Meyers is the third UCF student in recent years to receive this honor.

Best Student Film Award Goes to “Filthy Dreamers”

May 12, 2020  “Filthy Dreamers” was narrated by associate professor of history Connie Lester, and led by project faculty advisers Robert Cassanello, Ph.D., and Lisa Mills, Ph.D.