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CAH celebrates ZORA! 2020

January 28, 2020  Here are some of the featured can’t-miss events for this year’s annual ZORA! Festival.

Exhibits celebrate black community, friendship during Black History Month

January 24, 2020  Two concurrent exhibits—one at UCF and one at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa—use photographs to explore themes of black community, friendship and resilience in the face of systemic violence and discrimination.

Alumnus Mike Diaz begins CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program

January 21, 2020  Two-time CAH alumnus Mike Diaz was one of six writers chosen for mentorship for CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program.

Students receive Africana Studies scholarships

January 17, 2020  Three students recently received scholarships from the Africana Studies program for the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

New books from faculty to add to your winter break reading list

December 02, 2019  Discover the perfect book to cozy up with over winter break among a list of seven of the College of Arts and Humanities’ most recent faculty publications.

History M.A. student Matt Patsis in Orlando Sentinel: The forgotten people of the forgotten war

November 12, 2019  History M.A. student Matt Patsis wrote a guest column in yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel entitled “The forgotten people of the forgotten war.”

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series: Exploring gynecology through a socio-cultural anthropological lens

November 12, 2019  Nessette Falu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCF, delivered the second lecture in the 2019 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series, “Afrofuturistic Bem-Estar: Black Lesbians’ Wellbeing, Liberation, and Gynecology in Brazil.” Falu framed the discussion in the context of the growing field of Afrofuturism, and used “an afrofuturistic vision to...

Annual Shofner lecture focuses on Florida’s changing environmental landscape

October 21, 2019  Visiting scholars shared diverse insights into Florida’s environment as the UCF History Department and the Florida Historical Quarterly presented the seventh annual Jerrell Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture.

“Awareness, Appreciation and Advocacy”: Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community honors UCF

October 11, 2019  Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. celebrated and honored UCF’s ongoing role in documenting, preserving, and educating others about the historically African American town of Eatonville.

Five ways to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month 2019 at UCF

September 12, 2019  It’s September, which means it’s time for Latinx Heritage Month! Here are 5 fun ways you can celebrate with the College of Arts and Humanities.

New faculty members strengthen the arts & humanities

August 26, 2019  Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Online History student makes first visit to campus — to graduate

August 01, 2019  The North Carolina resident, who is married to a Marine and had to be ready to move at any time, says UCF’s courses gave her the ability to remain mobile and study on the go.

History professor’s first book receives award from the Royal Historical Society

July 24, 2019  Duncan Hardy, associate professor of history, received the 2019 Gladstone Award for his first book, “Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521” from the Royal Historical Society. The volume offers the first book-length study of the Holy Roman Empire in the fifteenth century and proposes a...

Two UCF projects accepted for ‘Pompeii’ exhibition

July 12, 2019  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE) will host Pompeii-related arts initiatives in the months leading up to the opening of “Pompeii: The Immortal City,” an exhibit that will be at the Orlando Science Center from June 2020...

Adventure awaits in Pegasus! Let’s go!

July 12, 2019  The summer 2019 issue of Pegasus explores adventure and features several CAH faculty members.

History alumna Rebecca Schwandt ’18 collects “mermaid” stories in collaboration with RICHES™ and The Florida Humanities Council

June 24, 2019  History alumna Rebecca Schwandt ’18 discovered her passion through preserving the history of Weeki Wachee Springs.

In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major

June 04, 2019  Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.

Award-winning history alumna Elizabeth Klements ’19 pursues master’s at UCF

May 24, 2019  Winner of the 2019 Founders’ Award, history alumna and contributor to the Veterans Legacy Program, Elizabeth Klements ’19 is returning to UCF to obtain her master’s.

History honor society members present research and best practices at regional conference

May 23, 2019  UCF officers and members of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society participated in the society’s regional conference held at the University of North Florida.

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 22, 2019  Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.