Reading Hamilton with Donatella Galella: Diving into the politics of the pop-culture phenomenon
October 30, 2020 The Tony Award-winning show Hamilton became a pop culture phenomenon that reaches far beyond the typical Broadway audience. After multiple Broadway tours, over one billion album streams and a recorded cinematic performance on Disney+, the musical that flips the script on one of the lesser-known founding fathers has become a...
14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society
October 29, 2020 This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.
New Humanities course promotes interdisciplinary research on race and technology
October 27, 2020 A new Humanities course in Spring 2021 will will explore the role of race in the production, consumption, and representation of technology. The course explores how new and emerging technologies—from dating apps to robots–produce racial identities and how they may be used to reproduce and also resist racism.
History grad, Porsha Dossie ’14 ’18MA, discusses career as historian for National Park Service
October 27, 2020 UCF History graduate Porsha Dossie ’14 ’18MA spoke with Pegasus Magazine about how she helps preserve American history for the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network.
UCF’s Center that Helps Preserve, Share History Awarded National Grant
October 26, 2020 The grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research expand its impact in the digital age.
New Philosophy course explores the field of Neuroethics
October 26, 2020 Debuting Spring 2021, PHI4932/PHI5697 Neuroethics explores the morality of the mind sciences in the 21st century.
Mel Stanfill in Pegasus Magazine: Is Cancel Culture Effective?
October 23, 2020 Centuries ago, it was tarring and feathering. Today, it’s a hashtag. It’s evolving, but is cancel culture effective?
Explore Pompeii at UCF
October 23, 2020 The ancient town of Pompeii, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, has long fascinated society. This fall, the Orlando Science Center will host the traveling exhibition, “Pompeii: The Immortal City,” and two UCF collaborations from the College of Arts and Humanities will be featured.
The right to vote?: A history of American voter suppression
October 23, 2020 With the election approaching, history professor Robert Cassanello chats with Pegasus Magazine about voter suppression.
The truth laid bare: Lessons from the Ocoee Massacre
October 23, 2020 100 years after the 1920 Ocoee massacre, history professor Robert Cassanello discusses the lessons and healing in the Central Florida community for Pegasus Magazine.
Two new books focus on second language pedagogy
October 22, 2020 Keith S. Folse, TESOL professor, published two books in September, bringing his total number of published books to 78.
SVAD Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured at Adobe Max 2020
October 20, 2020 SVAD students, alumni and faculty have represented UCF at Adobe Max in previous years presenting on various topics. This year is no different!
UCF Pays Tribute to Parramore Community with New Custom Glass Artwork at Downtown Campus
October 19, 2020 The installation, created by artist Nancy Gutkin O’Neil, was produced in partnership with Parramore residents and business owners and is part of the Art in State initiative at UCF.
“Climates of Change” exhibition, panel focus on global concerns
October 16, 2020 The panel and its accompanying exhibition are part of the Fall for the Book festival.
Michael Muhammad Knight’s new book Muhammad’s Body published
October 12, 2020 Michael Muhammad Knight’s new book Muhammad’s Body has been published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book explores the current understanding of the Prophet Muhammad’s body as it relates to the construction of prophetic masculinity and authority.
Venice Symphony announces Ross Monroe Winter as Associate Concertmaster
October 12, 2020 The Venice Symphony announces that violinist Ross Monroe Winter has joined the orchestra as Associate Concertmaster.
UCF CREATE Launches ‘Lead… Like a Girl’ Courses In Honor of International Day of the Girl
October 11, 2020 With the observance on Oct. 11, students can enroll in leadership, interviewing, and other life and career skill courses, which are intended to empower girls all-year long.
UCF’s 1st Campus Hotel features SVAD student, alumni artwork
October 09, 2020 The rooms feature pieces by Marcos Carrasco, Anthony DeSanto ’19, Colleen Falco, Emily Fisher ’20, Connor Peters ’20, and Jacob Wan ‘17’20MFA.
Celebrating 15 years of the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida
October 09, 2020 In honor of Come Out With Pride on October 10, Martha Brenckle writes about The LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida as they celebrate their fifteenth anniversary on the same day.
Opinion: Waking Up to Whiteness and White Privilege
October 07, 2020 Philosophy’s Ann Gleig writes “While white people are not to blame for policies that began before they were born, they are still benefiting from them at the — often grave — expense of Black Americans.”