LIFE at UCF honors Terry Thaxton for impactful initiative

April 03, 2020  UCF’s Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) is honoring English professor Terry Thaxton for her work with the Literary Arts Partnership.

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.

Menagerie, A Virtual Exhibition

April 01, 2020  Menagerie: Spring 2020 SVAD Biannual BFA Exhibition I provides the opportunity for senior undergraduate students majoring in book arts, ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to share their research and artistic practice. Experience the artworks virtually…

NEA Big Read: Central Florida kicks off virtual programming April 1

March 30, 2020  Celebrating Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” online with artist talks every Thursday throughout April via Zoom and virtual book clubs.

English alumna Jaquira Díaz ’06 wins Whiting Award

March 27, 2020  UCF English graduate Jaquira Díaz ’06 was named as one of the 10 winners of the 2020 Whiting Award for emerging writers, earning her a $50,000 prize. Her debut memoir, Ordinary Girls, is about her challenging childhood growing up in the projects of Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, and her...

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!

The Powerful Force of Nostalgia

March 26, 2020  Peter Telep, a senior instructor in the Department of English, talks about why nostalgic toys hold power over us.

Film students win in second annual Vibrant Media Film Festival

March 25, 2020  Sarah Holland’s short film “Egghead & Twinkie” won first and Abiesel Baez and Kahlil Collazo’s “PLUGGED” won third in this year’s scholarship competition.

Philosophy Department Faculty Win Numerous Awards

March 20, 2020  Seven philosophy department faculty members have been recognized for their dedication to research and teaching. The awards highlight the faculty’s commitment to students and UCF as a whole.

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.

Dr. Jeffery Redding to be Director of Choral Activities

March 06, 2020  Dr. Redding is the new Director of Choral Activities, succeeding Dr. David Brunner, who retired from the role after 31 years.

Class spotlight: Women and Leadership

March 06, 2020  This course taught by Women’s and Gender Studies lecturer Anne Bubriski empowers students to hone their own leadership qualities by drawing inspiration from women leaders of the past and present.

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.

Mark Fagiano creates virtual reality ethical experience

February 27, 2020  Dr. Mark Fagiano has created an ethical dilemma in virtual reality to turn a thought experiment into a hands-on learning experience. The Heinz dilemma was first presented by Lawrence Kohlberg and asks, “should you steal medicine to save your wife?” Through the virtual reality experience, you can choose to steal...

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.

2020-2021 College of Arts and Humanities Scholarship Opportunities

February 24, 2020  Check out the scholarships available to students from CAH. Applicants are able to receive up to $1,000.

French translation certificate results in hospitality internship

February 24, 2020  French student Elizabeth McDonald will be the first student to partake in an internship in Paris as part of the requirements for UCF’s new French Translation and Interpretation Certificate.

English student receives Order of Pegasus

February 20, 2020  English student Taylor Pryor is one of 24 students to receive UCF’s most prestigious student award, Order of Pegasus.

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.