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Joo Kim receives FAEA Art Educator of the Year award

September 29, 2020  Joo Kim, associate professor of studio art, has been honored with the 2020 FAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award. Kim is the only UCF faculty member to have received this award to date.

Review Roundup: Florida Rays hits the jazz charts

September 28, 2020  Orlando’s own Flying Horse Big Band celebrates the legacy of Ray Charles. On their 7th album, The Flying Horse Big Band, joined by a host of distinguished guest artists, stands on the shoulders of genius. Ray Charles spent his formative years in Florida and went on to forge a long, successful career...

New Interfaith Dialogue Certificate teaches importance of intercultural skills

September 28, 2020  As of Fall 2020, students have the option to add the new Interfaith Dialogue Certificate, a four-course program that helps students understand the world interculturally.

Faith and Spirituality Run Deep in Black Lives Matter

September 25, 2020  UCF Associate Professor of religion Ann Gleig discusses the religious and spiritual ties within the global movement.

UCF Art Gallery Exhibition Examines Effects of Mass Incarceration

September 24, 2020  The exhibition, which is available online indefinitely and in person on campus through Oct. 1, shines a light on the effects of mass incarceration on the lives of Americans. The exhibition is a culmination of a two-year project that brought contemporary artists to Central Florida to participate in a series...

New Latinx Cultural Expressions course explores culture, history and the arts

September 24, 2020  New for the Spring 2021 semester, “HUM 3647 Latinx Cultural Expressions” focuses on the art, music, film and literature of U.S. Latinx communities in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Art museums seek greater inclusivity as exhibits highlight justice, equality

September 24, 2020  As part of an ongoing look at issues surrounding equity for people of color within Orlando’s arts scene, the Orlando Sentinel featured the UCF Art Gallery an its current exhibition.

Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA, Margery Pabst-Steinmetz win 2020 Alumni Awards

September 23, 2020  Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA won the Distinguished Alumni Award and Margery Pabst-Steinmetz won the John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award.

Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction – for second year in a row

September 23, 2020  Two of the three honorees are from CAH: Cheryl Briggs of the School of Visual Arts and Design, and Laurie A. Pinkert of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Celebrating Representation During Latinx Heritage Month

September 21, 2020  Inspired by the arts and multimedia, five Knights discuss their cultural pride and the importance of representation.

Learning is a Challenge, Even for Scientists

September 21, 2020  UCF Philosophy Professor Stephen Fiore has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study how faculty from many disciplines work together in an effort to better prepare future researchers for the teamwork needed to solve some of the world’s most complicated challenges.

Author Martha S. Jones speaks at Florida history and culture lecture series

September 21, 2020  Distinguished author Martha S. Jones will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture on October 12. The subject will be “The Right to Vote: Women and Race in the 1920 Election.“

Art students bring bionic arms to life with Limbitless Solutions

September 18, 2020  Two SVAD students are working with Limbitless Solutions as interns to design, promote and produce new 3D printed prosthetic arms this year.

History Professor Becomes Nationally Syndicated Columnist

September 16, 2020  Luis Martínez-Fernández hopes to use the platform to give a voice to a growing and important Latino community in America.

Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF series amplifies America’s diverse voices

September 15, 2020  In just a few weeks, UCF graduate, Ana Martinez Medina ’19 will direct a free online reading of “Mojada,” a play about a Mexican immigrant family. The work is one of four plays dealing with racial-equality and social-justice issues that the university is presenting under the umbrella title “Amplify, Empower,...

Richard Crepeau Updated NFL Book to be Republished

September 14, 2020  Historian Richard Crepeau expands his history of the league on its centennial.

New Spanish Linguistics faculty member, Rosti Vana

September 14, 2020  Rosti Vana, PhD is the newest faculty member to join Modern Languages and Literatures, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics.

In Memoriam: Patricia Angley

September 11, 2020  Patricia Angley, beloved English faculty member, has passed away. She was a relentless presence within the English department and continually brought moments of joy to her colleagues.

UCF Hosts Its 1st Virtual Grad Fair Series Beginning this Month

September 11, 2020  The event, held online because of COVID-19, offers prospective students a chance to look at a variety of programs and participate in Q&As in real time.

Fulbright-Hays GPA Grant Awarded for Keeping Language and Culture Alive in Argentina 

September 10, 2020  The program will fund a group study to Argentina, led by Maria C. Santana and Maria Redmon.