The Art of Attractions

March 30, 2023  UCF’s themed experience students are learning the methods behind entertainment magic.

Minds on the Matter

March 30, 2023  Two UCF faculty, including the Department of Philosophy associate professor Luis Favela, discuss our understanding of brain function and the mysteries we’re still trying to solve.

Haidar Khezri Named UCF Reach for the Stars 2023 Honoree

March 30, 2023  Modern Languages and Literatures assistant professor Haidar Khezri uses language teaching, translation, literary criticism, and minority and refugee studies to help students, scholars and the broader public understand the complexities of the Middle East.

CAH-nversations: Dean Moore Discusses Past, Present and Future of UCF Celebrates the Arts

March 28, 2023  In the second episode of CAH-nversations: A College of Arts and Humanities Podcast, Jeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, discusses the intersection of arts and technology as well as the history of UCF Celebrates the Arts.

UCF Student Dancer Uses Choreography to Bring Awareness to Eating Disorders

March 28, 2023  For UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023, former ballet dancer Sabrina Landa has choreographed a dance that is inspired by her personal struggles and aims to make others feel seen.

Orlando Sentinel: ‘Bright Star’ Illuminates Hope, Optimism When We Need It Most

March 28, 2023  Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel calls Bright Star “a beacon of hope in our cynical world.”

Alumna Calla MacNamara Brings Arts to Community

March 28, 2023  Using her education, expertise and relationships, alumna Calla MacNamara has brought the arts to her local community.

Theatre UCF’s “Bright Star” Tugs at Heart and Banjo Strings

March 28, 2023  Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickel, Bright Star reveals the redemptive power of love through bittersweet bluegrass tunes. Following one woman’s journey through hope and heartache, audiences will find an antidote to cynicism in this unapologetically sentimental serenade.

CAH Alumnus Scores New Movie, “The Tutor,” Opening this Weekend

March 23, 2023  Alexander Bornstein ’09 recently recorded his original score for “The Tutor,” a movie opening this weekend. Above, Bornstein conducts the Budapest Art Orchestra at a studio in Hungary.

Music Improves Our Memory, Says Ayako Yonetani

March 21, 2023  Research has shown that music can have a positive impact on memory retention and stress reduction during academic tasks.

Professor and Director on Themed Experience Program at UCF

March 21, 2023  Peter Weishar, professor and director of the Themed Experience programs at UCF, spoke with InPark Magazine about the strides he is making in bringing formal education in themed experience to students at UCF. 

Arecibo Observatory ‘The Biggest Dream’ Film Premiere Set for UCF Celebrates the Arts

March 21, 2023  The screening will be the Florida premiere of the film that tells the story of the rise, the fall and the future of what was once one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes.

Orlando Sentinel: Megan Hilty, PBS Stars and More at UCF Celebrates the Arts

March 14, 2023  Megan Hilty and PBS stars join the lineup of events for UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023 as part of WUCF’s 10 year anniversary.

Arius West ’17 Creates Autobiographical Show

March 14, 2023  Local actor and theater maker Arius West ’17 took over Fringe ArtSpace for a 60-minute show that focuses on the development of an artist, as seen through West’s own experiences.

Introducing CAH-nversations: A UCF College of Arts and Humanities Podcast

March 13, 2023  In the first episode of the College of Arts and Humanities’ new podcast, UCF composition professor Alex Burtzos and librettist Daniel Neer discuss the development of their new opera, HE Who Gets Slapped.

Texts & Technology Professor Discusses “Dilbert” Repercussions

March 07, 2023  Mel Stanfill, associate professor in the Texts and Technology program at UCF, says freedom of speech isn’t guaranteed to come with freedom of ramifications.

Free Events in Orlando This April: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023

March 06, 2023  The annual UCF Celebrates the Arts festival offers a variety of free music, visual arts, humanities and kid-friendly events at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 2 through 15.

Theatre UCF Explores the Meaning of ‘Home’ in New Play

March 06, 2023  “Home of the Brave,” a play crafted from interviews conducted with military kids in Hawaii, was produced on the UCF stage on Feb. 24 through Feb. 26.

Researcher Uncovers Lost Native American History

March 06, 2023  Amy Larner Giroux, a UCF researcher who specializes in digitizing the physical space of the St. Augustine National Cemetery, came across two graves, titled “Six Unknown Indians.”

Alumna Uses Color, Texture to Create Surrealistic Wonderlands

February 28, 2023  School of Visual Arts and Design alumna Cheryl Tall ’74 will display her artwork at the Sparks Gallery March 12-April 30.