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Faculty Showcase Celebrates Latinx Voices and Artistic Expression

June 11, 2021  On March 23, the Women’s and Gender Studies program presented a faculty showcase in celebration of Women’s History Month and Latinx feminist voices.

Virtual Event Explores Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 11, 2021  On March 18, the Women’s and Gender Studies program hosted Change Never Stops: Pandemic Activism, a presentation that shared examples and possibilities for engaging in activism while maintaining protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert Rivers Awarded the 2021 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art

June 08, 2021  Robert Rivers, professor of art at the School of Visual Arts and Design, was named the winner of the 2021 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.

UCF Summer 2021 Commencement Schedule and Fall Makeup Ceremony Announced

June 08, 2021  Summer 2021 Grad Walk takes place August 4–6 and three in-person commencement ceremonies will be held August 7.

Discover the History of Juneteenth with Dr. Fon Gordon

June 07, 2021  On June 8 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., the Orange County Library System will host Juneteenth in American History, a free virtual event featuring Fon Gordon, associate professor of history and coordinator of Africana studies.

Theatre UCF’s 2021–22 season explores contemporary American theatre

June 07, 2021  Theatre UCF explores the question “what does it mean to be an American?” in a season of works by contemporary American playwrights that tackle experiences from the complexities of adolescence to the ups and downs of adulthood, from losing everything to finding the love of your life.

Orlando Sentinel: Florida Prize exhibit opens at Orlando Museum of Art, highlights Sunshine State artists

June 07, 2021  UCF professor Robert Rivers is among the finalists and is the overall Florida Prize winner for 2021. The exhibition is on view from June 4 – August 22 at the Orlando Museum of Art.

John Norton ’20MA Tackles Tragedy Through Theatre

June 02, 2021  John Norton ’20MA, a former Theatre UCF graduate student, has been awarded a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for his play Triggered.

Angela Kafka: Redefining Technical Communication

June 02, 2021  With a passion for revolutionizing the technical communications field and empowering the community, Angela Kafka ’21 has made a name for herself as a powerhouse in her field.  

Why Do We Celebrate Pride Month in June and LGBT History Month in October?

June 01, 2021  Martha Brenckle, professor of Writing and Rhetoric, provides a brief history of the recognitions of Pride Month and LGBT History Month in the United States, and why representation matters.

UCF Professor Gives Gift of Music to Underserved Students

June 01, 2021  Students at local Title I schools get a free music education through the local non-profit organization A Gift for Music.

Graduate Faculty Profile: Jonathan Beever

May 25, 2021  Jonathan Beever’s research in applied ethics helps the community reimagine their relationships to and in the natural world.

STARTALK Program Returns to UCF for Sixth Year

May 20, 2021  The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program helps high school and undergraduate students expand their language and cultural fluencies, enhance their resume and gain a competitive edge in the global workforce.

UCF Debuts Knights Do That Podcast

May 19, 2021  The university’s new podcast will feature students, faculty, staff and alumni who continue to push the needle forward as innovators, entrepreneurs and creators making an impact on the world.

J.R. Hopes Scholarship Brings Hope to Artists for 12th Year

May 18, 2021  For 12 years, the J.R. Hopes Scholarship has given UCF art students the resources they need to reach their full potential and has benefitted over 50 students. This year’s scholarship winners are Vito Angelo Silecchia, Sierra Fuentes, Emily Harnett, Kai Schulz, Gianni Vazquez and Eileen Zelaya. 

UCF Class Spotlight: Asian Humanities

May 14, 2021  This course, which is offered in the spring, covers regions and countries beyond India, Japan, Korea and China and highlights the impact of local cultures on global issues.

WKMG-Channel 6: UCF professor gives back through ‘A Gift of Music’ program for underserved communities

May 14, 2021  A University of Central Florida professor is giving back with the sound of music by helping underserved young people find their own beat through a music program for students.

Keri Watson Harnesses the Power of the Arts Beyond the Classroom

May 11, 2021  Associate professor of art history. Executive director of the Florida Prison Education Project. CO-PI of the NEA Big Read: Central Florida grant. Advocate. However you describe her, Keri Watson is a force to be reckoned with in the School of Visual Arts and Design.

Artists’ Roundtable Celebrates Women’s History Month and AfroLatinx Feminist Voices

May 10, 2021  On March 25, the Women’s and Gender Studies program presented a special talk in celebration of Women’s History Month and AfroLatinx feminist voices.

Get Ahead by Continuing Your French Studies

May 10, 2021  In this short video, Elizabeth Giltner, associate lecturer of French, explains the many benefits of continuing to study French in high school and college.