Knights Do That Podcast: Combining Art and Technology
November 07, 2022 Renowned composer and Pegasus Professor Stella Sung shares the importance of integrating science and the arts, as well as her research on using virtual and augmented reality in the classical concert setting.
UCF Students Win Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl
November 07, 2022 On Saturday, Nov. 5, the UCF Ethics Bowl team won the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl, making this their second regional championship in three years.
The Native American Influence Among Us
November 03, 2022 Artifacts and historical accounts of the Central Florida region point to what has always been most important to native peoples: respect.
Orlando Sentinel: UCF mourns artist Walter Gaudnek, designer Joseph Rusnock
November 02, 2022 Walter Gaudnek was as colorful and bold as the art he created. Theatrical designer Joseph Rusnock was remembered as caring and creative. Both men are being mourned at the University of Central Florida, where they were fixtures for generations of students in artistic fields of study.
Theatre UCF’s As You Like It Explores Society and Identity with Love, Laughter and Music
November 02, 2022 Enter the magical Forest of Arden in Theatre UCF’s production of this Shakespeare comedy ripe with themes of hope, redemption and self-discovery.
Pegasus Professor and Artistic Director Julia Listengarten Recognized with 2022 Luminary Award
November 02, 2022 Julia Listengarten, Pegasus Professor and artistic director of Theatre UCF, was honored with a 2022 Luminary Award for her use of the arts to help society confront difficult questions and promote positive change.
UCF Celebrates Veterans Month with Campus-wide Events
November 01, 2022 November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, and UCF is honoring veterans in our community with on-campus and virtual events throughout the month.
The Therapeutic Benefits of Creating Art
November 01, 2022 Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities Kristin Congdon reports the benefits of creating art.
Remembering Walter Gaudnek, Influential Artist and Longtime UCF Professor
October 28, 2022 A professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design for 50 years before his retirement in 2020, Walter Gaudnek is celebrated for his contributions to UCF and the international art world.
Student Takes on History Podcasting, Bringing the Past to New Audiences
October 27, 2022 History undergraduate Sebastian Garcia is taking up both Knights HistoryCast and the Florida Historical Quarterly podcast, interviewing historians at the university and beyond. But he couldn’t have done it without his mentor, Holly Baker ’14’18MA.
Honoring Joseph Rusnock, Professor and Designer for the School of Performing Arts
October 27, 2022 Joseph Rusnock, former longtime designer and associate professor in the School of Performing Arts passed away last week. He is remembered for his 33 years of work at UCF and his contributions to students.
Playing an Instrument in Childhood Boosts the Brain, say UCF Professors
October 25, 2022 Two professors at UCF report the benefits associated with playing an instrument as a child.
UCF, Universal Creative’s Collaboration in the News
October 25, 2022 UCF’s Themed Experience Program recently unveiled their collaboration with Universal Creative to bring a hands-on, immersive learning environment to its students. This collaboration will allow students at UCF to learn from Universal show producers, engineers, creative directors and more. The collaboration has been well-received by students, faculty and fans alike....
SVAD Collaboration Brings Halo-Themed Designs to Limbitless
October 24, 2022 New Halo-themed designs are coming to Limbitless’ collaboration with 343 Industries as a result of students’ and faculty’s artwork in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.
Life as a Medieval Peasant: How Accurate Are Movies and TV?
October 21, 2022 If modern film and TV depictions are anything to go by, ordinary people in the Middle Ages either enjoyed lives of rural bliss or unrelenting drudgery. Yet, writes associate professor of history Duncan Hardy, the truth is far more complex (and fascinating) than that.
Central Florida’s Hidden History
October 21, 2022 The artifacts and little-known stories of the area’s LGBTQ community have found a safe place at UCF, where volunteers have also provided the ears to keep the history alive.
UCF to Help K-12 Teachers Create Veteran-focused Classroom Projects
October 20, 2022 The UCF Veterans Legacy Program, a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, received a new grant to help Florida schools teach students about veteran histories.
UCF Student Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal One Tattoo at a Time
October 20, 2022 Stacie Becker, a UCF art major and medical tattoo artist at Empower tattoo, has been changing the lives of breast cancer survivors, and is taking new steps to level up her practice.
Writing and Rhetoric Celebrates National Day on Writing with Campus Pop-Up Events
October 19, 2022 To celebrate National Day on Writing on Thursday, Oct. 20, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, the University Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum are hosting writing activities across campus.
UCF, Universal Creative Launch ‘Creative Lab’ to Bring Immersive Design Learning to Students
October 19, 2022 The lab offers a unique blend of classroom and on-site learning from some of the most creative minds in the industry and builds on long-term relationship between the two organizations.