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.