PHOTOS: Reflecting on UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

May 07, 2024  A look back on the 10th annual UCF Celebrates the Arts, which included concerts, lectures, interactive visual art displays, kid-friendly events and more.

2024 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 05, 2024  Faculty, staff and students from the College of Arts and Humanities were recognized at UCF’s Founders Day on April 3.

UCF Creative Writing Alum, Author on New Spaceman Movie Based on His Book

March 01, 2024  Creative writing alum Jaroslav Kalfař ’11 reflects on his debut novel Spaceman of Bohemia and its adaptation into the movie Spaceman, which is in theaters and begins streaming on Netflix March 1.

NEA Big Read: Central Florida Celebrates Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

February 07, 2024  As part of the NEA Big Read, the UCF College of Arts & Humanities is celebrating Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic with book clubs, special lectures, book signings, theatrical productions and art exhibitions throughout the Central Florida community.

Zora! Festival’s 35th Year Explores Eatonville’s Past, Present and Future

January 23, 2024  A strong and steady partnership between UCF and Preserve Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) affords students and faculty opportunities to share in Zora Neale Hurston’s American story.

Orlando Sentinel’s Orlando Theater Best of 2023

December 21, 2023  UCF students, faculty and alumni have been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel for their work in theatres across Central Florida.

Tison Pugh’s Game Studies Book Recognized as a Top Teaching Tool

October 03, 2023  Teaching Games and Game Studies, a book co-edited by UCF Pegasus Professor of English Tison Pugh, has received an honorable mention for the 2023 Teaching Literature Book Award. 

Welcoming New Faculty Members to the College of Arts and Humanities

August 22, 2023  The UCF College of Arts and Humanities welcomes new faculty members joining our college this upcoming fall semester!

Associate Lecturer of English Christian Beck Awarded for His Accomplishments

July 25, 2023  Associate Lecturer of English Christian Beck has received the Mother Mary Catharine McGann Alumni Achievement Award for his career accomplishments.

CAH Faculty Honored with Promotion and Tenure in 2023

July 14, 2023  UCF awarded promotion and/or tenure to faculty members in the arts and humanities. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty members are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service.

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at 2023 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 06, 2023  CAH faculty, students and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, mentoring, research, professional service at UCF’s annual Founders’ Day celebrations.

Operación Pedro Pan Comes to UCF

April 04, 2023  Community experts share their experiences of undergoing the Operación Pedro Pan flights and the aftermath of their new lives in America as some of the 14,000 minors that came from Cuba to the United States.

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.

Ciera Horton McElroy Publishes “Atomic Family”

February 14, 2023  UCF alumna Ciera Horton McElroy’s new book, Atomic Family, will be available Feb. 28.

Documenting the Suburban Gothic: An Interview with Ryan Rivas

January 24, 2023  Assistant Professor of English Chrissy Kolaya sat down with writer, publisher and community builder Ryan Rivas about his debut book, Nextdoor in Colonialtown.

UCF Medievalist Receives Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities

January 19, 2023  Assistant Professor of English Stephen Hopkins was selected for a highly competitive year-long, $60,000 fellowship in support of his book, The Infernal Laboratory: Vernacular Theology and Hell in the Medieval North Sea.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022  The positive impact the arts and humanities has on our community is evident. From the expertise our professors lend on a daily basis to the talents of our students, the people in our college accomplish great things. Read about them in our annual report, Spotlight 2022.

English Student Wins First Prize in International Essay Contest

September 12, 2022  Emily Aycrigg has been awarded first place in the undergraduate division of the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual essay contest for a paper she wrote in her UCF English class.