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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 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.

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.

Book Talk with UCF Alumnus Dr. Bob Beatty Brings Inspiration to Students

November 08, 2022  Dr. Bob Beatty, author, public historian and double UCF alumnus sat down with Dr. Scot French, director of public history at UCF, to discuss his new book “Play All Night!: Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East” Thursday, Oct. 27. The book talk consists of Beatty sharing his experiences...

The Native American Influence Among Us

November 03, 2022  Artifacts and historical accounts of the Central Florida region point to what has always been most important to native peoples: respect.

UCF Celebrates Veterans Month with Campus-wide Events

November 01, 2022  November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, and UCF is honoring veterans in our community with on-campus and virtual events throughout the month.

Student Takes on History Podcasting, Bringing the Past to New Audiences

October 27, 2022  History undergraduate Sebastian Garcia is taking up both Knights HistoryCast and the Florida Historical Quarterly podcast, interviewing historians at the university and beyond. But he couldn’t have done it without his mentor, Holly Baker ’14’18MA.

Life as a Medieval Peasant: How Accurate Are Movies and TV?

October 21, 2022  If modern film and TV depictions are anything to go by, ordinary people in the Middle Ages either enjoyed lives of rural bliss or unrelenting drudgery. Yet, writes associate professor of history Duncan Hardy, the truth is far more complex (and fascinating) than that.

Central Florida’s Hidden History

October 21, 2022  The artifacts and little-known stories of the area’s LGBTQ community have found a safe place at UCF, where volunteers have also provided the ears to keep the history alive.

UCF to Help K-12 Teachers Create Veteran-focused Classroom Projects

October 20, 2022  The UCF Veterans Legacy Program, a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, received a new grant to help Florida schools teach students about veteran histories.

UCF History Faculty Discuss Midterms

October 18, 2022  UCF history professors Robert Cassanello and Jim Clark discuss Ron DeSantis’ impact on higher education and success in recent midterm election polls.

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.

What Does Queen Elizabeth II’s Death Mean for the Future of the Monarchy?

September 19, 2022  With her funeral taking place today, two UCF professors discuss the impact of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

UCF History Professor Discusses the Importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 13, 2022  Abby Hornacek of FOX News speaks with UCF History Professor Luis Martinez-Fernandez on the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month and the significance of this month to Hispanic communities and beyond.

History Professor Teaches Students About Artemis I

August 30, 2022  Despite Artemis I’s launch delay, local students at the Academic Center for Excellence made the most of history professor Amy Foster’s expertise and learned more about science, space, and most importantly, safety.

WMFE: UCF History Professor Amy Foster Discusses Artemis Launch

August 24, 2022  Amy Foster, associate professor of history, was featured on WMFE’S “Are We There Yet?” podcast discussing NASA’s upcoming Artemis I launch and how it differs from the Apollo program more than 50 years ago. 

UCF History Grad Helps Secure Justice for Military Families Exposed to Toxic Water

August 23, 2022  After 15 years of advocacy, Mike Partain ’21MA helped secure the passage of the PACT Act, which will allow Marines and their families — including the history alum — who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune to seek damages.

UCF Welcomes 4,000 New Graduate Students to Campus for Fall 2022

August 22, 2022  Students are encouraged to attend welcome events throughout the first week, meet with faculty and other students, and engage with academic resources.