Turning adversity into art: How SVAD alum Evan Rosato ’18’s diagnosis became his muse
May 20, 2019 Evan Rosato 18’s tumor diagnosis felt like a death sentence. But instead of letting fear consume him, he found understanding and closure through his art.
Studio art student Zoraye Cyrus wins
May 18, 2019 Studio art student Zoraye Cyrus specializes in drawing, illustration and winning awards.
Big Read at UCF work highlighted by Arts Midwest
May 17, 2019 The 2019 UCF Big Read was the featured grantee on the Arts Midwest website for the month of May.
Florida Historical Society honors CAH professors and alumni
May 17, 2019 The Florida Historical Society recognized three CAH professors and two alumni for their work preserving and celebrating Florida’s rich history.
2 CAH alumni receive Fulbright Award
May 16, 2019 Two CAH graduates have received prestigious Fulbright awards that will allow them to travel abroad to pursue research and educational opportunities or teach English.
UCF researchers bring 1755 literary work into digital age
May 16, 2019 A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is helping bring Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language into the the digital age.
Concert Review: Resonances of a Concert
May 15, 2019 Resonances of a Concert May 6, 2019 By Profesora Eva Lopszyc While visiting Orlando-Florida, I had the opportunity to attend a concert of contemporary music with the Alterity Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Laszlo Marosi. The concert took place in a very special place, The Abbey – South...
Assistant professor Thad Anderson pushes limits of percussion in new album
May 09, 2019 Out May 10, assistant professor Dr. Thad Anderson is releasing an album of original compositions full of guest artists, UCF faculty and alumni, and new spins on percussion.
Associate professor Ann Gleig’s new book explores evolution of American Buddhism
May 09, 2019 Dr. Ann Gleig’s new book American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity explores the evolution of American Buddhism. By examining the cultural shifts through a modern and postmodern lens, Gleig argues that clear differences arise between “Traditional Buddhism” and “American Buddhism”. Cultural movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have also...
Fusing theatre and business, Gabriela Mercado ’19 lands dream job making magic on stage
May 08, 2019 Hard work and passion got Gabriela Mercado ’19 “one jump ahead” – she pursued an interdisciplinary double major in theatre and marketing to prepare for her career in theatre management.
Character animation student first to score DreamWorks summer internship
May 07, 2019 Kenna Hornibrook received a 12-week production internship for the summer at DreamWorks Feature Animation in Glendale, California to work on Boss Baby 2.
SVAD alumna Gladys Jose ’12 illustrates book inspired by “The Fresh Prince”
May 06, 2019 Gladys Jose ’12 knows the exact length it is from Will Smith’s name to her own on the cover of the new children’s book, Fresh Princess.
Central Florida arts and history champion Judy Duda to receive honorary doctorate
May 03, 2019 Judy Duda has had a 25-year relationship with the UCF Symphony Orchestra and served as chairperson of the College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Executive Council for more than a decade.
Students, faculty involved in NPR News’ NextGenRadio
May 03, 2019 UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media and WUCF-TV partnered with Central Florida’s WMFE 90.7FM to bring the program to Orlando April 29-May 3. Four of the six students selected to participate in Orlando’s “boot camp” are from UCF.
J.R. Hopes 10th Anniversary Scholarship Winners Selected
May 01, 2019 For 10 years, the James R. Hopes Art Scholarship has helped UCF students pursuing art careers continue to chase their dreams. This year’s three recipients of the $3,000 award are Joane Lamisere, Cat Penagos and Zoraye Cyrus.
“Marked, Unmarked, Remembered”: Documenting shared history in local African American communities
May 01, 2019 Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History Dr. Scot French co-authored an article, based on his research for a local museum exhibit and larger book project, in the Spring 2019 issue of Winter Park Magazine.
Digital history project featured at UCF Celebrates the Arts
April 24, 2019 Two faculty members from the History Department presented digital media projects at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019. Robert Cassanello presented the “Jones High School Digital History exhibit,” and Yovanna Pineda presented “The Middle Passage: Virtual Reality Experience.”
UCF professor showcases artwork on veterans and family
April 24, 2019 Artist Kevin Haran gave a “lunch and learn” lecture highlighting his exhibition of art, Materiel: Sculptures and Works on Paper. Presented by the UCF Community Veterans History Project and the UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center, Haran’s talk focused on his influences and methods of creating art .
Emerging Media programs nationally ranked
April 19, 2019 Emerging Media programs in the School of Visual Arts and Design have been nationally ranked by Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, graphic designers, digital artists and more.
17 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure
April 16, 2019 Fostering the success of our faculty and staff is critical to meeting the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 17 faculty members received promotions or tenure.