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.
David Head Named Kentucky Wesleyan’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow
January 31, 2023 David Head, historian, author and lecturer of history at UCF was selected for Kentucky Wesleyan’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow for 2023.
2 Teams Win 2022 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards for Projects to Strengthen Orlando Communities
January 30, 2023 The projects, which received $25,000 each, were chosen for improving our sense of community through the power of arts and wellness.
UCF Medievalist Receives Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities
January 19, 2023 Assistant Professor of English Stephen Hopkins was selected for a highly competitive year-long, $60,000 fellowship in support of his book, The Infernal Laboratory: Vernacular Theology and Hell in the Medieval North Sea.
Florida Humanities “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants” Awardees to Host Community-Wide Events
January 11, 2023 This fall, four units in the UCF College of Arts and Humanities were awarded “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia” Grants to support events exploring the human experience throughout the Spring 2023 semester.
UCF Students, Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022”
December 15, 2022 Several of UCF’s students, alumni and faculty members have been nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022” for their work and performances in various shows.
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.