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2020 Founders’ Day awardees in arts and humanities

April 01, 2020  Faculty members from across the college are honored for the 2020 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

UCF artists “Arts On!”

March 26, 2020  We may all be at home, but our UCF artists are still creating! We’ve created a new site compiling the creative activities of UCF’s isolated artists for everyone to enjoy. Go Knights, Arts On!

Event cancellations and updates for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities

March 13, 2020  The College of Arts and Humanities has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel many upcoming events, including UCF Celebrates the Arts.

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020

March 02, 2020  CAH is celebrating Women’s History Month with a variety of events hosted in the library during the month of March.

Bioethicist makes compelling case for continuing importance of women’s political involvement, action

February 27, 2020  Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin spoke at the UCF Africana Studies’ second annual Dr. John Washington Lecture Series. In her lecture, titled “Overcoming Injustice: Why Women’s Constitutional Citizenship Still Matters,” Goodwin outlined, in stark terms, a recent trend toward rolling back legal protections related to women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Historian’s book about early Cuban history wins awards

February 20, 2020  UCF historian Luis Martínez-Fernández’s recently published book, “Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba,” won the 2018 Florida Book Awards bronze medal in general nonfiction, first place at the 2019 International Latino Book Awards in the History category, and a feature from New Books Network.

History student researching past flu outbreaks to better understand the present

February 20, 2020  As part of his honors undergraduate thesis, Andrew Kishuni is studying the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 in the U.S. South to help understand today’s global outbreaks.

History student Andrew Kishuni guest columnist for Orlando Sentinel: Coronavirus an example of societal impact on epidemics

February 06, 2020  Accelerated B.A./M.A. History student Andrew Kishuni is working on an honors in the major thesis on flu pandemics.

Why Black History Matters Today: A Historian’s Perspective

February 04, 2020  With its Africana Studies minor and several other courses and programs that focus on teaching and preserving Black history, UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities is helping students stay connected with the past.

A Look Back at the Start of UCF’s Black Student Union

February 04, 2020  UCF alumni Roland Williams and Wiletha Williams share their experience as some of the university’s first students.

CAH celebrates ZORA! 2020

January 28, 2020  Here are some of the featured can’t-miss events for this year’s annual ZORA! Festival.

Exhibits celebrate black community, friendship during Black History Month

January 24, 2020  Two concurrent exhibits—one at UCF and one at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa—use photographs to explore themes of black community, friendship and resilience in the face of systemic violence and discrimination.

Alumnus Mike Diaz begins CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program

January 21, 2020  Two-time CAH alumnus Mike Diaz was one of six writers chosen for mentorship for CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program.

Students receive Africana Studies scholarships

January 17, 2020  Three students recently received scholarships from the Africana Studies program for the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

New books from faculty to add to your winter break reading list

December 02, 2019  Discover the perfect book to cozy up with over winter break among a list of seven of the College of Arts and Humanities’ most recent faculty publications.

History M.A. student Matt Patsis in Orlando Sentinel: The forgotten people of the forgotten war

November 12, 2019  History M.A. student Matt Patsis wrote a guest column in yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel entitled “The forgotten people of the forgotten war.”

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series: Exploring gynecology through a socio-cultural anthropological lens

November 12, 2019  Nessette Falu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCF, delivered the second lecture in the 2019 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series, “Afrofuturistic Bem-Estar: Black Lesbians’ Wellbeing, Liberation, and Gynecology in Brazil.” Falu framed the discussion in the context of the growing field of Afrofuturism, and used “an afrofuturistic vision to...

Annual Shofner lecture focuses on Florida’s changing environmental landscape

October 21, 2019  Visiting scholars shared diverse insights into Florida’s environment as the UCF History Department and the Florida Historical Quarterly presented the seventh annual Jerrell Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture.

“Awareness, Appreciation and Advocacy”: Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community honors UCF

October 11, 2019  Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. celebrated and honored UCF’s ongoing role in documenting, preserving, and educating others about the historically African American town of Eatonville.

Five ways to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month 2019 at UCF

September 12, 2019  It’s September, which means it’s time for Latinx Heritage Month! Here are 5 fun ways you can celebrate with the College of Arts and Humanities.