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UCF History Professors Research Round-Up

January 14, 2022  UCF history professors have published a wide variety of work in the past several months

2022 ZORA! Festival Season Highlights: New Venue, a Year-round Calendar, and a Bold Vision for the Future

January 10, 2022  This month, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) enters its 33rd season with an expanded, year-round calendar of in-person and virtual events.

Orlando Sentinel: 70 Years After Brevard Bombing, Legacy of Civil Rights Movement’s 1st Martyrs Lives On

December 22, 2021  Seventy years ago this week, Harry and Harriette Moore were assassinated when a bomb hidden under their house was detonated. The bombing demonstrates how Florida played a significant role in Black Americans’ fight for civil rights — more so than is often acknowledged.

WMFE: UCF Professor of Military History Says Today’s Students Can Learn Resilience From World War II Veterans

December 08, 2021  Barbara Gannon, associate professor of military history, spoke with WMFE’s Joe Byrnes about what students can learn from World War II veterans.

UCF Students Honor World War II Veteran Through Digital Preservation Projects

December 06, 2021  As we approach the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we remember Capt. Richard S. Roberts through oral interviews and a digital exhibit developed by UCF students.

UCF History Professor Shares the Significance of Hanukkah

November 29, 2021  UCF associate professor of Judaic studies Ken Hanson shares the significance of the eight-day celebration and its customs.

Pegasus Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández a Finalist for Don Quijote Award

November 17, 2021  Professor of history Luis Martínez-Fernández is a finalist for a 2021 Don Quijote Award, an honor that recognizes visionary, courageous Central Floridians

Supply Vault for Student Veteran Success Launches at UCF

November 12, 2021  UCF’s Supply Vault for Student Veteran Success officially launched earlier this week.

WESH-Channel 2: Stephanie Murphy Visits UCF to Kick Off Veteran’s Day Week

November 10, 2021  On Tuesday, November 9, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy attended and spoke at UCF’s Veterans Salute, a ceremony honoring veteran students and staff.

WMFE: Associate Professor of History Discusses the Roots and Trauma of Native American Boarding Schools

November 01, 2021  Associate professor of history Daniel Murphree spoke with WMFE about Native American boarding schools and the generational trauma that they caused.

UCF History Professors on What It’s Like Serving as Fellows for the Royal Historical Society

October 29, 2021  As fellows of the Royal Historical Society, Assistant Professor Duncan Hardy and Associate Professor and Department of History Chair Peter Larson strengthen their research through the collaborative community.

History Graduate Student Helps Preserve and Amplify Orlando’s LGBTQ History

October 25, 2021  As vice president of the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida, Alexis Rodriguez ’18 has a chance to apply the lessons he’s learned in his studies at UCF while celebrating the community he’s a part of.

NSM Today: UCF Documentary on LGBTQ Oppression Finds Relevance 10 Year Later

October 21, 2021  “The Committee,” an Emmy award-winning documentary created by history professor Robert Cassanello and film professor Lisa Mills, dives into the lives of victims of the Johns Committee, which was initially formed by Senator Charley Johns in 1956 to remove communism in Florida.

WUCF Earns 4 Suncoast Regional Emmy Nominations

October 20, 2021  College of Arts and Humanities faculty, students and alumni collaborated with WUCF on the acclaimed material.

UCF History Professor Invested into Endowed Position

October 01, 2021  Kenneth Hanson, professor and program director of Judaic Studies, was invested into the Tess and Abe Wise Endowed Professorship in Judaic Studies. The endowed faculty position recognizes Hanson’s accomplishments and will allow him to advance his work and research.

History Alum’s Heritage and Research Informed His Time in the Peace Corps

September 30, 2021  After conducting research about East African history at UCF, Luis Santana Garcia ’21MA’s time in Malawi allowed him to learn more the culture of the region firsthand.

Africana Studies Student Awarded Dining Scholarship

September 22, 2021  The UCF Africana Studies program proudly awards the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend to senior Jasmine Harris. Sponsored by UCF Business Services, the stipend offers an all-access meal plan that grants seven-day access to both campus dining halls, 63 South and Knightro’s.

Information Session and Open House Round-Up

September 15, 2021  In the next month, the College of Arts and Humanities will offer a wide variety of information sessions and open houses related to our various degree programs.

Spotlight: UCF College of Arts and Humanities 2020–21 Year-in-Review

September 09, 2021  Spotlight, our college’s annual year-in-review, features stories, photos and videos that shine a light on the impact of the arts and humanities.

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

September 08, 2021  UCF Celebrates the Arts is accepting event/exhibit proposals for festival inclusion. Deadline to apply is September 26.