Two Teams Awarded 2023 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards

January 31, 2024  Two projects focused on collaboration within diverse communities have been named winners of the 2023 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards. The project teams comprising UCF researchers and community partners were granted $25,000 to help fund their respective initiatives.

UCF Animation Alum Wins Best Animated Special Emmy

January 25, 2024  Immersed in his creative pursuits, Trey Buongiorno ’13 has received recent critical acclaim for his work on Moon Girl Landing. At UCF, Buongiorno studied what is currently known as the character animation track in the bachelor’s degree program, which is offered in the College of Arts and Humanities through the...

Limbitless Solutions’ Gamified Training Student Team Shines at I/ITSEC Conference

January 25, 2024  The UCF-based research program, which includes students and faculty from SVAD, was awarded top honors for the training game Limbitless Journey at 2023 I/ITSEC.

Zora! Festival’s 35th Year Explores Eatonville’s Past, Present and Future

January 23, 2024  A strong and steady partnership between UCF and Preserve Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) affords students and faculty opportunities to share in Zora Neale Hurston’s American story.

PRINT Project Receives Funding to Revolutionize Migration Research

January 18, 2024  Funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will propel the PRINT portal towards its mission: to shed new light on the intricate history of early modern migration in the Atlantic world.

NSM Today: UCF exhibit highlights American visual culture through typographic art

January 16, 2024  Featuring typographic artwork from a variety of artists and a 30-foot-long timeline plastered on the wall, the broadsides, or posters, tell the history of American print media and the stories that go along with it.

The Flying Horse Big Band: A Message From The Flying Horse Big Band

January 09, 2024  The Flying Horse Big Band has released its eighth album, A Message from the Flying Horse Big Band, The album celebrates the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The band — which comprises UCF students under the direction of UCF Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert — performs songs composed by...

Orlando Weekly: ‘Type Out Loud’ printed-arts exhibition opens at UCF Art Gallery

January 09, 2024  Curated by fantastic local printmaker Ashley Taylor and design historian Dr. Dori Griffin, “Type Out Loud” functions as both a historiography of the physical ephemera and an exploration of the printing process.

Historian David Head reflects on 2024 presidential campaigns

January 08, 2024  Historian David Head, whose research focuses on the founding of the United States and its early presidents, spoke with Fox 13 Tampa Bay about President Biden’s remarks at Valley Forge. “Democracy and our institutions are not things to take for granted,” he said, Watch the full video at

WMFE: ‘Arm Identity’? UCF company using ‘AI’ to personalize prosthetics

January 02, 2024  When generative AI tools became available this year, many identified them as a disruptive technology. Limbitless Solutions creative director Matt Dombrowski embraced them with open arms.

Orlando Sentinel’s Orlando Theater Best of 2023

December 21, 2023  UCF students, faculty and alumni have been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel for their work in theatres across Central Florida.

UCF Alumni: UCF Double Major Shows Resilience, Dedication During Academic Career

December 19, 2023  Recent graduate Sara Parsons ’23 has made an impact in and out of the classroom while overcoming health challenges in the process.

Modern Languages and Literatures Professor Uses Passion to Build Up Programs

December 19, 2023  Maria Cristina Santana-Rogers, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures says, “to be a woman is to be creating change,” in an NSM Today article.

Art Bytes: Winter 2023

December 18, 2023  SVAD celebrates the achievements of faculty, alumni and students. Join us in recognizing them for their efforts within the art field this winter.

72-Year-Old SVAD Student Jayne Alcorn Returns 44 Years Later to Graduate with a BA in Studio Art

December 15, 2023  72-year-old SVAD student Jayne Alcorn first began her educational journey at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 1978. This week, 44 years later, she is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.  

UCF History Professor on Florida’s Expansion of Toll Roads

December 11, 2023  UCF History Professor Jim Clark discusses the rise of toll roads in Florida with Click Orlando.

Historian Receives International Recognition for Innovative Digital Humanities Program

December 11, 2023  Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded the American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR) Membership Service Award

Editorial: No More Conspiracy Theories

November 27, 2023  In an editorial for Current, historian David Head discusses how conspiracy theories — even ones that seem like harmless fun — can cause damage.

John C. Hitt Library Hosts Exhibition Featuring UCF B.S. in Photography Alumni

November 21, 2023  12 UCF Daytona Beach B.S. in Photography Alumni will display their work in the John C. Hitt Library Gallery.

Magic Power Couple: Kostya Kimlat ’10 and Amy Schwartz Kimlat ’06 Reveal the Secret Behind their Magic Entertainment Company

November 20, 2023  Alumni Kostya Kimlat ’10 and Amy Schwartz Kimlat ’06 collaborate to create unforgettable magical experiences in their show, See Magic Live.