UCF to Help K-12 Teachers Create Veteran-focused Classroom Projects

October 20, 2022  The UCF Veterans Legacy Program, a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, received a new grant to help Florida schools teach students about veteran histories.

UCF Student Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal One Tattoo at a Time

October 20, 2022  Stacie Becker, a UCF art major and medical tattoo artist at Empower tattoo, has been changing the lives of breast cancer survivors, and is taking new steps to level up her practice.

Writing and Rhetoric Celebrates National Day on Writing with Campus Pop-Up Events

October 19, 2022  To celebrate National Day on Writing on Thursday, Oct. 20, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, the University Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum are hosting writing activities across campus.

UCF, Universal Creative Launch ‘Creative Lab’ to Bring Immersive Design Learning to Students

October 19, 2022  The lab offers a unique blend of classroom and on-site learning from some of the most creative minds in the industry and builds on long-term relationship between the two organizations.

In Theatre UCF’s Working, Every Role Has a Place in the Spotlight

October 18, 2022  This modern adaptation of the 1977 musical explores the lives of everyday laborers with heart, compassion and gratitude. Working will also be the 30th and final UCF production directed by musical theatre associate professor Earl D. Weaver.

UCF History Faculty Discuss Midterms

October 18, 2022  UCF history professors Robert Cassanello and Jim Clark discuss Ron DeSantis’ impact on higher education and success in recent midterm election polls.

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.

UCF Class Spotlight: Encountering the Humanities – Monsters and Mad Scientists

October 17, 2022  This themed course explores how monsters are used in literature, film, philosophy and art across time to represent how science and technology shape our understanding of what it means to be human, alive or (un)dead.

Unrest Across Iran Continues Under State’s Extreme Gender Apartheid

October 11, 2022  Haidar Khezri, an Kurdish-born scholar and assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at UCF, shares insight into the unrest in Iran following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested for improperly wearing her hijab.

Meow Wolf Partners with UCF Themed Experience for Writer’s Workshop

October 06, 2022  Throughout the hybrid workshop series, themed experience graduate students and alumni will create new realms with one of the industry’s most innovative leaders.

SVAD Alumni Explore the Post-Immigration Experience in Maitland Art Center Exhibition

October 06, 2022  Mär Martinez, Leo Cordovi and MJ Torrecampo, all UCF alumni, will show their work at the Maitland Art Center Gallery exhibition In Between: Painting the Post Immigration Experience from Oct. 8, 2022, through Jan. 22, 2023.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Orlando Sentinel: At Theatre UCF, compelling ‘Interference’ hits the senses hard

September 24, 2022  “The Interference,” onstage in an urgent, driving production at Theatre UCF, gives a sense of the jangling of emotions that must be felt by anyone who lives through a traumatic experience.

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.

How Three Theatre UCF Alumni Are Fostering Theatrical Diversity

September 21, 2022  Three Theatre UCF alumni, Maurice Mallard, Arius West and Christopher Payen, are working together to realize their shared goal.

Author, Actor and Activist Kal Penn to Visit UCF

September 21, 2022  On Sept. 26, actor, writer and activist Kal Penn will visit the UCF Student Union for a free event where he will read and discuss his comedic memoir, You Can’t Be Serious. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

The Day I Met the Queen

September 20, 2022  Tyler Fisher, associate professor of modern languages and literatures and Burnett Honors College Faculty Fellow, penned this memory in his journal during his first year living in England to attend Oxford University. He and other Rhodes Scholars met Queen Elizabeth II (and a surprise visitor!) in October 2003.

What Does Queen Elizabeth II’s Death Mean for the Future of the Monarchy?

September 19, 2022  With her funeral taking place today, two UCF professors discuss the impact of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Expanded Two-Year STARTALK Russian Language Program is Free for Students

September 14, 2022  Associate professor Alla Kourova has received a new grant to expand UCF’s STARTALK Intensive Russian Language program. The hybrid program lasts four semesters, including a residential summer camp, and will be free to high school seniors and college freshmen located anywhere in the United States.