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Music Grad Student wins American Viola Society's David Dalton Research Competition

July 23, 2009  Jennifer Mueller, a graduate student in UCF’s College of Music, recently won first prize in the American Viola Society’s annual David Dalton Research Competition. Her paper is entitled, “Finding Emotion in Bartok’s Viola Concerto,” and investigates emotional responses to music as a way to analyze musical form. The paper will...

UCF Grad Student Born To Be On Stage

July 06, 2009  Graduate student Trent Fucci will star as Prince Hal in The Arboretum’s Summerfest production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One July 8th-12th. Fucci will have the opportunity to play the role of Prince Hal for the next three summers if the play is well received. Read more about Fucci’s career...

Studio 500 Attracts Attention for Emerging Media Program

June 11, 2009  The new Studio 500 is helping to make Orlando an entertainment force. UCF film students have been working with Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, and Roger Federer to produce Gillete commercials in their new motion-capture Studio 500. Additionally, the Emerging Media Department recently teamed up with the UCF cheerleading team to...

English Faculty Holds Signing for New Book

June 11, 2009  University of Central Florida English faculty Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés held a booksigning for her latest work, Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles, about Cuban-American exiles at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11,2009 at UrbanThink! Bookstore in Orlando.

UCF Summer Theater Opens with "Greater Tuna"

June 02, 2009  Assistant Professors Mark Brotherton and Earl Weaver star in and direct this year’s first UCF summer show, “Greater Tuna.” Weaver will also direct “Cole!” later this summer.

UCF Summer Theater Opens with "Greater Tuna"

June 02, 2009  Assistant Professors Mark Brotherton and Earl Weaver star in and direct this year’s first UCF summer show, “Greater Tuna.” Weaver will also direct “Cole!” later this summer.

UCF Partners receive Disney grants

May 28, 2009  Two UCF partners have received Disney’s Helping Kids Shine grants. The Orlando Repertory Theatre, home to the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Theatre for Young Audiences, received $10,800 to fund their ACT! Outreach Program. The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, host to third-year students in the Theatre Department’s Masters of Fine...

Master’s Students Present at Children’s Literature Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey and Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jeannina Perez presented at the Girls’ Culture & Girls’ Studies: Surviving, Reviving, Celebrating Girlhood Conference, October 16–18, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut. Their papers were, respectively: “Gender Performativity, Sexual Orientation, Body, and the ‘I Kiss...

Master’s and Undergraduate Students Present at International Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey, Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jessica Masri, and undergraduate English student Corrinne Woods, formed a panel entitled “Time/lessness in The Last Unicorn” at the 30th International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts),...

Master’s in Literature Alumna Joins Ph.D. Program at University of Maryland

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature Alumna Ucheche Okereke-Beshel has been accepted into University of Maryland’s English Ph.D. Program and offered a $20,000 fellowship. She joins her new program in fall 2009

UCF Baritone to Sing in Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold"

May 01, 2009  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the role of Donner in Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold” with the Indianapolis Opera Company and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Mario Venzago. More information may be found at: www.indyopera.org.

UCF Baritone to Sing in Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold"

May 01, 2009  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the role of Donner in Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold” with the Indianapolis Opera Company and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Mario Venzago. More information may be found at: www.indyopera.org.

UCF Music's Presser Foundation Award

April 30, 2009  At the UCF Music Department’s annual Honors Convocation, department chair Johnny Pherigo presented the Presser Foundation Award to Allessandro Bonotto.

UCF Music’s Presser Foundation Award

April 30, 2009  At the UCF Music Department’s annual Honors Convocation, department chair Johnny Pherigo presented the Presser Foundation Award to Allessandro Bonotto.

UCF Wind Ensemble Composition Award

April 30, 2009  At the UCF Music Department’s annual Honors Convocation, Jay Batzner presented the UCF Wind Ensemble Composition Competition Award to Brandon Clinton.

Gallagher attends conference with Dalai Lama

April 22, 2009  Shaun Gallagher participated in an invitation-only conference with the Dalai Lama and eight other scientists in Dharamsala, India at the Dalai Lama’s residence. The theme of the conference was Attention, Memory and the Mind and was sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute. Gallagher presented his research on embodiment and...

David L. Brunner: Recognizing 20 Years of Excellent Service to the University

April 08, 2009  As Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Florida, David L. Brunner has been honored for his 20 years of excellent service to UCF. Brunner conducts the University Chorus and Madrigal Singers, teaches courses in conducting and music education, and coaches private composition students....

Terry Thaxton receives In-House Grant

April 08, 2009  Terry Thaxton has been awarded a 2009 College of Arts & In-House Grant. Thaxton’s research project, a book titled Take it Outside: Creative Writing in the Community, is intended for teachers and students of creative writing who want to develop projects that promote writing as a powerful tool for transforming...

CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year

April 08, 2009  Liz Brendel receives CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year award for 2008/2009. A M.F.A. student in the Theatre Department, Ms. Brendel’s research titled “Aphra Behn’s The Rover A study of Feminism and Class” won top honors at the 2008 Graduate Research Forum.

Eladio Scharrón receives In-House Grant

April 07, 2009  Eladio Scharrón has been awarded a 2009 In-House Grant that will allow him to finish his work on the recording of the complete works for guitar of Manuel M. Ponce. This Mexican composer is one of the most important classical guitar composers in the 20th century. Three CDs are already...