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.