Orlando Sentinel: UCF Marching Knights Highlight Day of Pageantry

January 06, 2023  On December 28, the Marching Knights embarked on a 15-hour journey to represent UCF at the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to the halftime show, the Marching Knights honored veterans and active service members with performances of Anchors Aweigh, Wild Blue Yonder and other patriotic music in the official Military Bowl...

UCF Partners with Opera Orlando to Capture Veteran Stories

December 19, 2022  The UCF Community Veterans History Project is partnering with Opera Orlando to capture veterans’ stories this holiday season.

Doctoral Fulbright Scholar, Mother’s Research Will Help English Teachers Worldwide

December 19, 2022  Indonesia native Boniesta Melani’s academic journey will help the next generation of English learners and inspire others to pursue their dreams despite all odds.

UCF Student, Animation Alum Credited for Work on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

December 19, 2022  Tal Minks ’18, character animation alum and soon-to-be psychology graduate, worked on Avatar: The Way of Water in his role as a lead animator for Steamroller Animation.

UCF Students, Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022”

December 15, 2022  Several of UCF’s students, alumni and faculty members have been nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022” for their work and performances in various shows.

UCF Choir Takes Part in 50-Year Tradition

December 13, 2022  The UCF choir recently joined the Jones High School Alumni and Community Choir and the Orlando Choral Society to participate in this 50-year tradition.

UCF Professors Recreate Communities of the Past with Virtual Reality

December 06, 2022  Lori Walters, associate professor of history, and Joseph Kider, associate professor at the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training have been awarded a Digital Humanities Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, MemoryScan: Humanizing Digital Twin Environments. Once fully developed, the project could allow people to...

How to Celebrate Kwanzaa in 2022

December 06, 2022  Kwanzaa is the weeklong celebration held to honor African heritage in the United States, and will begin on December 18.

UCF Choir and Orchestra Kick off the Holidays with “Knights Season of Joy”

November 29, 2022  Ring in the most wonderful time of the year with a variety of holiday songs for the whole family, featuring UCF’s choir and orchestra ensembles performing at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Award Winners Enhance Mental Health Resiliency

November 29, 2022  The winners of the 2021 awards accomplished great things with the $25,000 awards. This year, applicants are invited to submit proposals through Dec. 16 for projects that strengthen our sense of community through arts and wellness.

UCF Students Navigate Human Experience at SVAD’s First Art Knight

November 28, 2022  The students at the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design poured their hearts and creative minds in their first Art Knight event on Friday.

The Disney World Attraction That Inspired an Alumnus to Pursue Animation

November 22, 2022  Michael Woodside ’08 says vacations to Walt Disney World in his childhood impacted his choice to make character animation his career.

Director of UCF’s Themed Experience Programs Wins a 2022 TEA Award

November 21, 2022  Peter Weishar received a Peter Chernak Distinguished Service Award from the Themed Entertainment Association, considered to be one of the greatest honors in the themed experience industry.

UCF Becomes Purple Heart University for Honoring Veterans

November 21, 2022  During Wednesday’s veterans salute ceremony, UCF is presented with a purple heart flag to be hung on the flagpole at Memory Mall beneath the American flag on certain days of the year.

UCF Honors Veterans During Story Day

November 21, 2022  Of the several Veterans Month events that took place this November, one took a more personal approach to honor UCF’s veterans.

Making Dreams Into Reality: How Three Character Animation Students Started Their UCF Careers in Highschool

November 21, 2022  Isabella Moreno, Delaney Kreidler and Casey Mueller first met as highschoolers attending the 2019 Pre-College Animation Intensive held by the UCF Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE). A few years later, all three students were accepted to the university’s competitive character animation program.

Associate Professor Ann Gleig Awarded Fellowship for Research on Buddhism

November 21, 2022  Ann Gleig, associate professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at UCF, has been selected as McGill University’s Numata Visiting Professor for the Fall 2023 term.

Kithaulos: Professor Duo Blends Cultures to Create ‘Eclectic’ Musical Experience

November 18, 2022  Garcia and Desmet perform during their Faculty Recital on Oct. 14. They combine their individual cultural backgrounds to present a unique concert that opens the doors for the future of the duo.

UCF Philosophy Professor Selected as Scialog Fellow for Molecular Basis of Cognition Research

November 17, 2022  The goal of the research is to transform the understanding of the brain, with broad applications to prevent neurodegenerative disease and develop neuromorphic computing.

School of Visual Arts and Design Hosts Inaugural “Art Knight!” Open House Event

November 14, 2022  The Visual Arts Building will open its doors to the public for community networking, classroom tours, student art showcases, live music and free refreshments to accompany the opening reception for Mimesis: Fall 2022 BFA Exhibition in the UCF Gallery.