5 Arts & Humanities faculty members receive emeritus status

April 03, 2019  Five retiring UCF College of Arts and Humanities faculty members received emeritus status in 2019: Paul Dombrowski, José Fernández, Paolo Giordano, Daniel Jones and Donald Stap.

Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence

April 03, 2019  Faculty members from across the college were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

5 Students Selected for the William and Alice Jenkins Community Arts Scholars Program

April 01, 2019  5 UCF students who took their passions about art into the community were selected as William and Alice Jenkins Community Arts Scholars for their outstanding partnerships with creative organizations.

Three music faculty members perform at top South Korean universities

March 29, 2019  UCF Music professors Dr. Scott Lubaroff, Dr. Nora Garcia and Dr. Yoon Joo Hwang were invited to Yonsei University and Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, South Korea earlier this month. During the trip, the professors taught master classes at the universities to inspire Korean wind ensemble players. Yonsei...

CAH Staff Awards recognize hard work, dedication of staff

March 29, 2019  The 2019 CAH Staff Awards recognized 22 staff members for their years of service, hard work and commitment to making UCF great.

UCF students create digital museum for historic high school

March 27, 2019  The UCF History Department was featured on News 13 earlier this month for the Jones High School Museum Digital History Exhibit. Created by undergraduate students in Dr. Robert Cassanello’s Digital Museum class, the online exhibit tells the 124-year history of the first public high school for black Americans. The exhibit...

Meet Kate Kilpatrick, Order of Pegasus winner and Theatre UCF graduate student

March 26, 2019  Kate Kilpatrick will soon graduate with an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences and the Order of Pegasus for her hard work, which includes directing plays for UCF Celebrates the Arts and teaching children about the joys of theatre.

9th Knights Write Showcase celebrates exceptional student writing across disciplines

March 21, 2019  The 9th annual Knights Write Showcase, a celebration of first and second-year student writing, was held at the Pegasus Ballroom on February 11, 2019. Hosted by the Department of Writing & Rhetoric, the annual Knights Write Showcase demonstrates how writing and communication is important in every field, with the winners...

UCF Alumni featured in Orlando Science Center Exhibition

March 19, 2019  UCF alumni Gabe Cortese ’17 and Sheherazade Thenard ’18 have work featured in the Orlando Science Center’s Fusion: A STEAM Gallery through April 23. In their exhibition, “Identity and the Landscape,” Cortese and Thenard investigate figuration within an idealized landscape to explore complexities of their respective identities.

UCF History professor’s new book receives national praise

March 18, 2019  History professor Eric Rutkow, whose newest book is receiving high praise, will give a talk about his research on the Pan-American Highway on April 2.

UCF poet and musician collaborate on emotional choral piece

March 15, 2019  Based on a poem by UCF English professor Chrissy Kolaya, music professor Alex Burtzos’ choral piece “Mirabilis” will be performed by the UCF Chamber Singers at UCF Celebrates the Arts.

Mel Stanfill pens book about media fandom

March 15, 2019  Dr. Mel Stanfill’s new book Exploiting Fandom. Exploiting Fandom examines how the relationship of media industries to fans is shaped by heteronormativity, whiteness, consumption, copyright law and labor.

Author Fayeza Hasanat reads from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories

March 15, 2019  On March 5, UCF writer and professor Fayeza Hasanat read selections from her new book of short stories, “The Bird Catcher and Other Stories.”

Researching farm technology and global food production

March 15, 2019  Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor of History, shares insight on her recent farm technology and global food production research trips.

UCF English professor’s new alum-published novel haunts, entertains

March 11, 2019  For fans of fantasy, science-fiction, and UCF faculty success, creative writing professor Dr. Micah Dean Hicks’ novel, “Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones,” will creep you out in a good way.

Inaugural Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series for Africana Studies

March 11, 2019  The UCF Africana Studies Program and History Department hosted the first annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series at the Live Oak Event Center. A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, spoke on the theme “Raising Our Voices: Madam C.J. Walker’s Legacy of Leadership, Activism and Education.”

Concert Review: Alterity at The Abbey conducted by Laszlo Marosi

March 06, 2019  UCF music faculty member, Laszlo Marosi, conducted the Alterity Chamber Orchestra at The Abbey on February 28, 2019. The concert features Alterity’s signature combination of virtuosic ensemble playing and diverse contemporary music. Below is a review of the performance written by Orlando-based composer, Christopher Marshall. — In February 2018 the...

T&T Student Jessica Campbell Presents at Symposium on Communicating Complex Information

March 06, 2019  T&T student Jessica Campbell presented her paper “Contextual User-centered Design – A Provisional Framework for Design Without the User” at the 2019 Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) in Shreveport, LA from February 25-26.

Flickering Landscapes conference to spotlight immigrant stories through film, art

March 06, 2019  By presenting films such as Luis Argueta’s documentary ABRAZOS, this year’s Flickering Landscapes conference at the UCF Center for Emerging Media on March 28-30, 2019 will address how human migration is affecting the world.

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Ladyem McDivitt and Super MAGFest 2019

March 06, 2019  History alumna Dr. Anne Ladyem McDivitt showcased her research in a solo panel at the 2019 Super MAGFest, an annual event celebrating video games and video game music. McDivitt, along with other video game historians, presented at the event’s Music and Gaming Education Symposium.