Retiring Choral Director, David Brunner, named College Music Educator of the Year
January 17, 2020 Recently, Dr. Brunner was distinguished as the College Music Educator of the Year by the Florida Music Educators Association.
UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 Features Inspiration from Dorothy Gillespie
January 10, 2020 This year’s community art showcase takes place April 7 – 19, with tickets on sale March 2, and includes pieces that honor the late feminist art movement pioneer.
Alumni spotlight: Cody Miller
January 08, 2020 English alumnus Cody Miller was awarded the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.
Motion capture to on-screen acting: Theatre, animation and film programs team up
January 07, 2020 UCF students in acting, animation and film get the chance to collaborate and create while preparing for the future of entertainment.
Studio art & art history double major Mär Martinez wins FusionFest 2019 grand prize
December 20, 2019 Interdisciplinary artist Mär Martinez followed her muse to a big win at this year’s FusionFest multicultural festival, receiving the $1,000 grand prize in the event’s Visual Art competition.
Grantees named for 2019 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Awards
December 13, 2019 Two collaborative projects have been announced as the 2019 winners of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards. The winning initiatives are “Creative Approaches to Combat HIV Stigma and Discrimination from Health Providers” and “Project Xavier Hands-free Training Game.”
BFA Studio Art grads Titus Thomas and Rex Hammack defy odds, expectations
December 12, 2019 Two soon-to-be graduates of the BFA in Studio Art program, Titus Thomas and Rex Hammack, share their interesting stories along with their interesting art. The two students were recently part of the BFA exhibition Allegoria in the UCF Art Gallery.
Alla Kourova invited to speak at Russian cultural center anniversary
December 10, 2019 On December 5, associate professor of Russian Alla Kourova attended the 20th anniversary of the first Russian Cultural Center in the USA, at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington DC. The invitation was from the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Antonov, and the director of Russian Cultural Center...
TESOL Professor Delivers Plenary Talks at 3 Language Conferences
December 06, 2019 Keith Folse, professor of English as a Second Language in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, was invited to deliver plenary talks for affiliates of the International TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Association in California, Washington, and Maine.
Remembering Johann Eyfells
December 04, 2019 Former longtime UCF faculty member Johann Eyfells passed away on Tuesday, December 3, at the age of 96. Eyfells was one of the founding faculty of what was formerly the art department of FTU and was a major influence on a generation of artists. He worked at UCF for 30 years...
Art History Professor Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza presented research at the National Gallery of Art
December 02, 2019 Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza was invited as an expert in her field by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art to give a presentation on her research entitled “Berruguete’s Legacy: The Place of Polychrome Sculpture in the Hierarchy of Arts in Spain.”
New books from faculty to add to your winter break reading list
December 02, 2019 Discover the perfect book to cozy up with over winter break among a list of seven of the College of Arts and Humanities’ most recent faculty publications.
Associate professor of studio art Kevin Haran selected to exhibit at Manifest Gallery
November 25, 2019 Associate Professor Kevin Haran is one of 19 artists from across the United States selected to exhibit at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
UCF Ethics Bowl team qualifies for national competition
November 20, 2019 For the third consecutive year, the UCF Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in February. UCF’s two ethics bowl teams placed in 3rd and 9th out of 20 competing teams in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl. The 3rd place win secured UCF’s entry into the...
Alla Kourova celebrates culture beyond classroom
November 18, 2019 As International Education Week kicks off, Alla Kourova reflects on her immersive teaching methods on-campus and abroad that help students learn more than the Russian language.
New violin professor Ross Monroe Winter embraces pedagogy and possibilities
November 14, 2019 New music faculty Ross Monroe Winter brings his varied professional and academic background to UCF.
SVAD Professor Amer Kobaslija Featured in Art in America
November 13, 2019 Studio art professor Amer Kobaslija was recently featured in Art in America for a review on his latest exhibition at Arthur Roger in New Orleans.
History M.A. student Matt Patsis in Orlando Sentinel: The forgotten people of the forgotten war
November 12, 2019 History M.A. student Matt Patsis wrote a guest column in yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel entitled “The forgotten people of the forgotten war.”
James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series: Exploring gynecology through a socio-cultural anthropological lens
November 12, 2019 Nessette Falu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCF, delivered the second lecture in the 2019 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series, “Afrofuturistic Bem-Estar: Black Lesbians’ Wellbeing, Liberation, and Gynecology in Brazil.” Falu framed the discussion in the context of the growing field of Afrofuturism, and used “an afrofuturistic vision to...
Remembering Jagdish Chavda, longtime professor of art and graphic design
November 08, 2019 Longtime University of Central Florida faculty member Jagdish Chavda passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Originally hired with a background in cinematography, Chavda was the first tenured professor to teach in the graphic design program then housed in the UCF Art Department.