Orlando Sentinel: 70 Years After Brevard Bombing, Legacy of Civil Rights Movement’s 1st Martyrs Lives On
December 22, 2021 Seventy years ago this week, Harry and Harriette Moore were assassinated when a bomb hidden under their house was detonated. The bombing demonstrates how Florida played a significant role in Black Americans’ fight for civil rights — more so than is often acknowledged.
WMFE: UCF Professor of Military History Says Today’s Students Can Learn Resilience From World War II Veterans
December 08, 2021 Barbara Gannon, associate professor of military history, spoke with WMFE’s Joe Byrnes about what students can learn from World War II veterans.
UCF Students Honor World War II Veteran Through Digital Preservation Projects
December 06, 2021 As we approach the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we remember Capt. Richard S. Roberts through oral interviews and a digital exhibit developed by UCF students.
UCF History Professor Shares the Significance of Hanukkah
November 29, 2021 UCF associate professor of Judaic studies Ken Hanson shares the significance of the eight-day celebration and its customs.
Pegasus Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández a Finalist for Don Quijote Award
November 17, 2021 Professor of history Luis Martínez-Fernández is a finalist for a 2021 Don Quijote Award, an honor that recognizes visionary, courageous Central Floridians
Supply Vault for Student Veteran Success Launches at UCF
November 12, 2021 UCF’s Supply Vault for Student Veteran Success officially launched earlier this week.
WESH-Channel 2: Stephanie Murphy Visits UCF to Kick Off Veteran’s Day Week
November 10, 2021 On Tuesday, November 9, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy attended and spoke at UCF’s Veterans Salute, a ceremony honoring veteran students and staff.
WMFE: Associate Professor of History Discusses the Roots and Trauma of Native American Boarding Schools
November 01, 2021 Associate professor of history Daniel Murphree spoke with WMFE about Native American boarding schools and the generational trauma that they caused.
UCF History Professors on What It’s Like Serving as Fellows for the Royal Historical Society
October 29, 2021 As fellows of the Royal Historical Society, Assistant Professor Duncan Hardy and Associate Professor and Department of History Chair Peter Larson strengthen their research through the collaborative community.
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.