Happy 60th Anniversary, Disney and UCF!

November 20, 2023  James Clark, senior lecturer of history, discusses the two events that changed the landscape of Orlando.

Arts and Humanities students shine at UCF’s 2023 3MT Competition

November 20, 2023  Theatre student Cory Kennedy Barrow placed in the top three at UCF’s annual Three Minute These (3MT) competition.

The History of Army Combat Veteran Walt Napier ’15 ’16 ’20MA

November 20, 2023  Walt Napier ’15 ’16 ’20MA recently returned to UCF for Veterans Month to share his experience as historian at the US Army Command and General Staff College & Combined Arms Center in Fort Leavenworth, KS. 

UCF hosts Veteran’s Salute to honor alumni veterans

November 16, 2023  The UCF community gathered to salute and celebrate alumni veterans. The salute was planned in a joint effort by Military and Veteran Student Success, the Department of History and the UCF Community Veterans History Project.

Interview: Spanglish is an emergent dialect in Florida

November 16, 2023  Francisco J. (Paco) Fernández-Rubiera, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, spoke with Spectrum News 13 about Spanglish dialects and the importance of learning proper grammar, while acknowledging that languages evolve. 

InPark Magazine: Education Front feature

November 14, 2023  Themed Experience Program Director Peter Weishar interviewed several members of his Advisory Council for InPark Magazine.

New tuba and euphonium professor revives popular ensemble

November 14, 2023  New music professor Benjamin Vasko said that bringing back the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble was one of his priorities coming to UCF because it is an important pedagogical tool.

Morgan’s Mask: New Movie by Trevor Rigby ’08 Now Streaming Everywhere

November 13, 2023  A new movie by musician and filmmaker Trevor Rigby ’08 was released earlier this year and is now available on many streaming platforms, including Amazon, YouTube and Apple TV.

UCF Presents the 2nd Annual Art Knight!

November 08, 2023  UCF’s Art Knight! will be held on Friday, November 17. The annual event, hosted by the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), is an open house for the community to tour studio spaces and classrooms, see current student projects and interact with art students and faculty.

University Writing Center Hosts Halloween Open Mic Night

November 06, 2023  Thursday night was filled with terrifying tales and fearsome costumes as the University Writing Center held its annual Halloween Open Mic Night.

Students Learn About Brazilian Culture through Film

November 06, 2023  During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies program in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures brought to campus the award-winning Brazilian film “Olha pra Elas” (“Look at them”), which shares the experiences of women imprisoned in Brazil.

Chiara Mazzucchelli awarded by Italian Chapter of the Kiwanis Club

November 03, 2023  The Enna chapter of the Kiwanis Club, an international organization dedicated to the education and  well-being of children worldwide, recognized Associate Professor Chiara Mazzucchelli, Ph.D., for her outstanding contributions to the field of Italian Studies and her career in education.

UCF’s historians capture veterans stories for Veterans Legacy Program

November 03, 2023  UCF’s historians are working with the National Cemetery Administration to collect the stories of individuals buried in the cemeteries as part of the Veterans Legacy Program.

UCF Art Gallery showcases work by SVAD faculty members

October 30, 2023  “A colorful array of artwork created by faculty was on display for students to view on Oct. 19. At the Faculty Exhibition in the Visual Arts building faculty members, who are recognized in the national and international sphere, showcased their work to the UCF community. The exhibition ends on Nov....

UCF hosts 11th annual Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series

October 26, 2023  Nearly 80 seats were occupied with attendees at UCF’s 11th annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series as guests sat in for the Puerto Ricans in Florida lecture.

Russian American Student Association promotes cultural understanding on campus

October 26, 2023  The UCF Russian American Student Association is taking a step towards fostering a more inclusive campus environment by promoting cultural understanding through a monthly event called “Russian Tea Hour.”

Interview: Honoring Indigenous Cultures While Acknowledging Struggles

October 25, 2023  Associate Professor of History Daniel Murphree spoke with News 4 Jacksonville about how to celebrate the rich traditions and contributions of Indigenous Peoples while also acknowledging the ongoing struggles they endure.

Theatre UCF’s “The Prom” is “fabulous”

October 24, 2023  Theatre UCF received praise for its fall musical, “The Prom.”

2023 Mead Garden Adlab Student Sculpture Design Awards Reception

October 18, 2023  AD Lab students exhibit prototype models of 3-D sculptures at Mead Botanical Gardens.

UCF Recognizes Nine CAH Faculty at 2023 Luminary Awards

October 18, 2023  The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and in their respective fields.