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History Graduate Student Helps Preserve and Amplify Orlando’s LGBTQ History

October 25, 2021  As vice president of the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida, Alexis Rodriguez ’18 has a chance to apply the lessons he’s learned in his studies at UCF while celebrating the community he’s a part of.

NSM Today: UCF Documentary on LGBTQ Oppression Finds Relevance 10 Year Later

October 21, 2021  “The Committee,” an Emmy award-winning documentary created by history professor Robert Cassanello and film professor Lisa Mills, dives into the lives of victims of the Johns Committee, which was initially formed by Senator Charley Johns in 1956 to remove communism in Florida.

WUCF Earns 4 Suncoast Regional Emmy Nominations

October 20, 2021  College of Arts and Humanities faculty, students and alumni collaborated with WUCF on the acclaimed material.

UCF History Professor Invested into Endowed Position

October 01, 2021  Kenneth Hanson, professor and program director of Judaic Studies, was invested into the Tess and Abe Wise Endowed Professorship in Judaic Studies. The endowed faculty position recognizes Hanson’s accomplishments and will allow him to advance his work and research.

History Alum’s Heritage and Research Informed His Time in the Peace Corps

September 30, 2021  After conducting research about East African history at UCF, Luis Santana Garcia ’21MA’s time in Malawi allowed him to learn more the culture of the region firsthand.

Africana Studies Student Awarded Dining Scholarship

September 22, 2021  The UCF Africana Studies program proudly awards the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend to senior Jasmine Harris. Sponsored by UCF Business Services, the stipend offers an all-access meal plan that grants seven-day access to both campus dining halls, 63 South and Knightro’s.

Information Session and Open House Round-Up

September 15, 2021  In the next month, the College of Arts and Humanities will offer a wide variety of information sessions and open houses related to our various degree programs.

Spotlight: UCF College of Arts and Humanities 2020–21 Year-in-Review

September 09, 2021  Spotlight, our college’s annual year-in-review, features stories, photos and videos that shine a light on the impact of the arts and humanities.

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

September 08, 2021  UCF Celebrates the Arts is accepting event/exhibit proposals for festival inclusion. Deadline to apply is September 26.

UCF Adjunct Professor and Rabbi Shares Insight on Jewish High Holy Days

September 03, 2021  Rabbi Sanford Olshansky, adjunct professor of Judaic studies, shares the traditions of Rosh Hashanah — the first of the Jewish High Holy Days spanning 10 days — and Yom Kippur, which marks the end of the observance.

Peter Larson Reappointed Chair of the History Department

August 06, 2021  Peter Larson, chair for the Department of History since 2016, has been reappointed as chair.

Opinion: Presidential Rankings Are a Game — Not History

July 30, 2021  Historian David Head discusses how surveys lead people to focus on small differences between presidents rather than the major challenges of their times.

Amy Foster Discusses Wally Funk’s Historic Journey to Space

July 20, 2021  Amy Foster, associate professor of history, was featured in a Rolling Stone piece about the 60-year journey of trailblazing aviator Wally Funk.

History Professors Provide Background and Insight Into Cuban Protests

July 15, 2021  History professors James C. Clark and Luis Martínez-Fernández have been featured by a number of news outlets for their insight into the recent protests in Cuba.

UCF Summer 2021 Commencement Schedule and Fall Makeup Ceremony Announced

June 08, 2021  Summer 2021 Grad Walk takes place August 4–6 and three in-person commencement ceremonies will be held August 7.

Discover the History of Juneteenth with Dr. Fon Gordon

June 07, 2021  On June 8 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., the Orange County Library System will host Juneteenth in American History, a free virtual event featuring Fon Gordon, associate professor of history and coordinator of Africana studies.

The American Association of Ukrainian Studies Honors Book by Vladimir Solonari

May 06, 2021  The American Association of Ukrainian Studies awarded honorable mention to Vladimir Solonari’s book, A Satellite Empire: Romanian Rule in Southwestern Ukraine, 1941-1944. Solonari is an associate professor of history and his research focuses on the policy of ethnic cleansing in World War II Romania.

A Decade of Digitally Preserving the Past

May 05, 2021  In celebration of the project’s tenth anniversary, explore the past by reading the 2020-2021 RICHES in Review publication, featuring some of RICHES’ projects and research initiatives.

Staff Awards Recognize Dedication and Exemplary Service

April 29, 2021  The annual college staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to the college and UCF.

Remembering Paul W. Wehr

April 28, 2021  Paul W. Wehr was a part of the UCF History Department from its inception through 1995, making a remarkable impact on UCF and surrounding communities.