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Orlando Sentinel: At Theatre UCF, compelling ‘Interference’ hits the senses hard

September 24, 2022  “The Interference,” onstage in an urgent, driving production at Theatre UCF, gives a sense of the jangling of emotions that must be felt by anyone who lives through a traumatic experience.

SVAD MFA Alum Awarded Endowed Chair at Valencia College

September 23, 2022  Dominic DiPaolo ’15MFA  has been awarded the University Club of Orlando Chair in Advanced Computer Technology at Valencia College. The Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership Program honors outstanding members of the Valencia teaching faculty and provides resources needed for the advancement of instruction at Valencia.  

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022  The positive impact the arts and humanities has on our community is evident. From the expertise our professors lend on a daily basis to the talents of our students, the people in our college accomplish great things. Read about them in our annual report, Spotlight 2022.

How Three Theatre UCF Alumni Are Fostering Theatrical Diversity

September 21, 2022  Three Theatre UCF alumni, Maurice Mallard, Arius West and Christopher Payen, are working together to realize their shared goal.

Author, Actor and Activist Kal Penn to Visit UCF

September 21, 2022  On Sept. 26, actor, writer and activist Kal Penn will visit the UCF Student Union for a free event where he will read and discuss his comedic memoir, You Can’t Be Serious. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

The Day I Met the Queen

September 20, 2022  Tyler Fisher, associate professor of modern languages and literatures and Burnett Honors College Faculty Fellow, penned this memory in his journal during his first year living in England to attend Oxford University. He and other Rhodes Scholars met Queen Elizabeth II (and a surprise visitor!) in October 2003.

What Does Queen Elizabeth II’s Death Mean for the Future of the Monarchy?

September 19, 2022  With her funeral taking place today, two UCF professors discuss the impact of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Expanded Two-Year STARTALK Russian Language Program is Free for Students

September 14, 2022  Associate professor Alla Kourova has received a new grant to expand UCF’s STARTALK Intensive Russian Language program. The hybrid program lasts four semesters, including a residential summer camp, and will be free to high school seniors and college freshmen located anywhere in the United States.

UCF History Professor Discusses the Importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 13, 2022  Abby Hornacek of FOX News speaks with UCF History Professor Luis Martinez-Fernandez on the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month and the significance of this month to Hispanic communities and beyond.

Theatre UCF’s 2022-23 Season Debuts with Impactful Drama, The Interference 

September 13, 2022  The Interference by Lynda Radley highlights issues of truth and power in the aftermath of an event that happens too often on college campuses. Directed by David Reed, the show runs from Sept. 22 through Oct. 2 in the UCF Black Box. 

Two College of Arts and Humanities Staff Receive UCF Advancement Core Values Award

September 12, 2022  Director of Advancement in Arts Azela Santana and Director of Advancement in Humanities Chris Hixon received two of three 2022 UCF Advancement Core Values Awards.   

English Student Wins First Prize in International Essay Contest

September 12, 2022  Emily Aycrigg has been awarded first place in the undergraduate division of the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual essay contest for a paper she wrote in her UCF English class.

UCF Faculty, Alumni and Students featured in SNAP! Florida Showcase Exhibition

September 08, 2022  UCF faculty, alumni and students are featured among 50 artists exhibited at Snap! Gallery’s 2022 Florida Showcase. Now in its fifth year, the 2022 Florida Showcase celebrates Florida-based photographers and artists. The exhibition is currently on view through Jan. 14, 2023, at Snap! Downtown Orlando. 

Theatre UCF 2021-22 In Review

September 07, 2022  Theatre UCF took audiences on a journey through works by contemporary American playwrights that tackled a wide range of topics — the complexities of adolescence, the ups and downs of adulthood, loss and finding love in unexpected places. After a year where performances were disrupted and reimagined by the pandemic,...

Ukrainian National Ballet Shares Love and Loss Through Ballroom Performance

August 31, 2022  The Ukrainian National Ballet left their hearts on the Pegasus Ballroom stage Monday night as a part of their world tour to spread awareness of ongoing war struggles.

History Professor Teaches Students About Artemis I

August 30, 2022  Despite Artemis I’s launch delay, local students at the Academic Center for Excellence made the most of history professor Amy Foster’s expertise and learned more about science, space, and most importantly, safety.

Meet New Faculty in the Arts and Humanities

August 29, 2022  The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes the faculty members that joined our college this fall!

UCF Art Gallery 2021-2022 Exhibition Review

August 29, 2022  The UCF Art Gallery serves as a catalyst for visual arts experiences and education, culture and community engagement by providing a framework for intellectual and creative inquiry. In the 2021-2022 academic year, the gallery hosted exhibitions and programming both in person and online that examined cultural and social contexts while...

UCF Alum Stars In Netflix’s “That’s Amor”

August 26, 2022  Isaac Gonzalez Rossi ’15, a theatre and writing and rhetoric graduate, stars as Matias in the newly-released That’s Amor on Netflix. 

CAH Funded Research: 2021–22

August 25, 2022  2021–2022 funded research projects involving UCF College of Arts and Humanities personnel include: Faculty PIs receiving awards Faculty and staff involved in proposal submissions Before a research grant is awarded, considerable time and effort go into preparing the proposal. We recognize and thank CAH faculty and staff involved in research...