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Director of UCF’s Themed Experience Programs Wins a 2022 TEA Award

November 21, 2022  Peter Weishar received a Peter Chernak Distinguished Service Award from the Themed Entertainment Association, considered to be one of the greatest honors in the themed experience industry.

UCF Becomes Purple Heart University for Honoring Veterans

November 21, 2022  During Wednesday’s veterans salute ceremony, UCF is presented with a purple heart flag to be hung on the flagpole at Memory Mall beneath the American flag on certain days of the year.

Associate Professor Ann Gleig Awarded Fellowship for Research on Buddhism

November 21, 2022  Ann Gleig, associate professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at UCF, has been selected as McGill University’s Numata Visiting Professor for the Fall 2023 term.

UCF Philosophy Professor Selected as Scialog Fellow for Molecular Basis of Cognition Research

November 17, 2022  The goal of the research is to transform the understanding of the brain, with broad applications to prevent neurodegenerative disease and develop neuromorphic computing.

UCF Students Win Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl

November 07, 2022  On Saturday, Nov. 5, the UCF Ethics Bowl team won the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl, making this their second regional championship in three years.

Pegasus Professor and Artistic Director Julia Listengarten Recognized with 2022 Luminary Award

November 02, 2022  Julia Listengarten, Pegasus Professor and artistic director of Theatre UCF, was honored with a 2022 Luminary Award for her use of the arts to help society confront difficult questions and promote positive change.

Recent UCF Graduate Named CommUNITY Champion

October 17, 2022  Recent graduate Virginia Perwin ’22MA has been named a Wesh 2 CommUNITY Champion for her devotion to learning and teaching others.

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.

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. 

2 CAH UCF Faculty Earn 2022 Fulbright Awards

June 23, 2022  The faculty members will engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks internationally, which may help UCF develop future partnerships institutions abroad.

Three CAH Alumni Named to UCF’s 2022 “30 Under 30”

May 24, 2022  Congratulations to CAH alumni Emily Judd ’16, Kristen Thomas ’16 and Amy Weschler ’15 who have been named to UCF Alumni’s 2022 “30 Under 30.”

CAH Staff Awards Honor Excellence and Service

May 10, 2022  The annual CAH staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to the college and UCF. At the ceremony, college administration recognized staff members for their dedication to UCF and acknowledged the challenging year the employees faced.

Winter Park Magazine: An Intimate Portrait of Renowned Artist Robert Rivers

April 18, 2022  “I never thought I’d be an artist, but I drew all the time…” says Robert Rivers, professor of studio art at UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.

ARTnews: SVAD Professor Selected to Showcase Work in Premiere Global Exhibition

April 12, 2022  Associate Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz was one of a group of select artists chosen to showcase their work as part of the first global exhibit dedicated to using clothing as a medium of visual art.

Assistant Professor of English Named 2022 Reach for the Stars Honoree

April 06, 2022  This year’s honorees are using research to help create a brighter future — including Chrissy Kolaya, assistant professor of English.

2022 Founders’ Day Awards Honor Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

April 06, 2022  More than 20 arts and humanities faculty were honored at this year’s Founders Day Honors Convocation.

Love of Korean Pop Music Leads to Research Project at Student Research Week

April 06, 2022  Erika Clippinger presented her findings about South Korea’s music education practices and their impact for Study Research Week.