Art Bytes: Fall 2023

September 13, 2023  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) celebrates the achievements of faculty, alumni and students as they unleash their potential in various creative endeavors. Join us in recognizing them for their efforts within the art field this fall.

UCF Alumni Announces 2023 Shining Knights Award Recipients

August 22, 2023  The awards include the Distinguished Alumni, John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni, Young Alumni and Distinguished Student awards.

Art Bytes: Summer 2023

August 10, 2023  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) celebrates the achievements of faculty, alumni, and students as they pursue creative endeavors.

Associate Lecturer of English Christian Beck Awarded for His Accomplishments

July 25, 2023  Associate Lecturer of English Christian Beck has received the Mother Mary Catharine McGann Alumni Achievement Award for his career accomplishments.

UCF Student Film Receives Suncoast Regional Student Production Awards

July 18, 2023  The newest Honors documentary, Jewel of Parramore: The Wellsbuilt Museum, has received a Suncoast Regional Student Production Award.

Architecture Student Awarded Distinguished Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

July 17, 2023  The award provides students who may not otherwise have the financial means to travel abroad the opportunity to do so while encouraging the exploration of different countries.

CAH Faculty Honored with Promotion and Tenure in 2023

July 14, 2023  UCF awarded promotion and/or tenure to faculty members in the arts and humanities. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty members are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service.

CAH Staff Awards Honor Excellence and Service

May 12, 2023  The UCF College of Arts and Humanities’ annual staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to their department, the university and the community.

UCF Celebrates the Arts Wins Golden Brick Award for Impact on Downtown Orlando

May 10, 2023  UCF Celebrates the Arts was awarded by the Downtown Orlando Partnership in the category of Arts & Culture on May 2, recognizing the festival’s economic and community impact on downtown Orlando.

A Picture of Determination: SVAD Student Lyn Oquendo Perseveres Through Obstacles to Graduate and Land Incredible Position with Warner Bros Animation

May 05, 2023  The article shares a detailed story covering SVAD student Lyn Oquendo‘s journey through college to commencement, eventually landing a job with Warner Bros Animation.

Art Bytes: Spring 2023

May 03, 2023  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design celebrates the many accomplishments and triumphs of the students and faculty in the Spring of 2023.

SVAD Graduate Student Njeri Kinuthia Receives $5,000 from the 2023 éclat Law Prize

April 26, 2023  Njeri Kinuthia is the winner of the 2023 éclat Law Prize. The prize entails of an exhibition of the student’s work at éclat Law Firm and an award of $5,000.

UCF Italian Studies Program Recognized by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States

April 26, 2023  In celebration of Italian Design Day, Italian Studies Program Director Chiara Mazzucchelli presented the activities of UCF’s Italian program to the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, the Consul General of Italy in Miami and a crowd of entrepreneurs and representatives of the Italian community.

SVAD Professor Matt Dombrowski is Awarded $85K Unity for Humanity Grant with Limbitless Solutions

April 19, 2023  UCF Professors Peter Smith and Matt Dombrowski are recipients of an 85K Unity for Humanity Grant. This grant will fund Smith and Dombrowski’s current Limbitless Solutions’ training game, “Quantum’s Pursuit”, a cyberpunk sci-fi style runner that teaches children with limb differences how to control their muscle flex before they receive...

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at 2023 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 06, 2023  CAH faculty, students and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, mentoring, research, professional service at UCF’s annual Founders’ Day celebrations.

Stephen Fiore Named 2023 Pegasus Professor

March 30, 2023  Four UCF professors have been named this year’s Pegasus Professors, UCF’s highest faculty designation. Among them is Director of Cognitive Sciences Laboratory and Professor with UCF’s Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation & Training, Stephen Fiore.

Haidar Khezri Named UCF Reach for the Stars 2023 Honoree

March 30, 2023  Modern Languages and Literatures assistant professor Haidar Khezri uses language teaching, translation, literary criticism, and minority and refugee studies to help students, scholars and the broader public understand the complexities of the Middle East.

BFA Theatre Students Sweep Regional Competition, Two Move on to Nationals

February 23, 2023  Several BFA Theatre students won awards for their area at the 55th KCACTF Region IV Convention and Competition and two students, Leyandra Cardoza and Erica Fox, move on to nationals.

UCF Announces 2023’s 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Recipients

February 17, 2023  UCF Alumni is pleased to announce its 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Recipients for the Class of 2023. The stellar group of alumni comprises scientists, attorneys, teachers, financial analysts, entrepreneurs, nurses, UCF employees, graduate students and others who have launched from UCF and landed in successful careers of their dreams.

Several UCF Students Named Winners at the KCACTF Region 4 Festival

February 14, 2023  Several UCF students have received awards for their outstanding work at the KCACTF Region 4 Festival.