Associate Professor of Russian presents at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages conference

February 28, 2024  Dr. Kourova, along with her former students, delivered a captivating presentation at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages conference..

Modern Languages and Literatures Professor Uses Passion to Build Up Programs

December 19, 2023  Maria Cristina Santana-Rogers, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures says, “to be a woman is to be creating change,” in an NSM Today article.

Interview: Spanglish is an emergent dialect in Florida

November 16, 2023  Francisco J. (Paco) Fernández-Rubiera, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, spoke with Spectrum News 13 about Spanglish dialects and the importance of learning proper grammar, while acknowledging that languages evolve. 

Students Learn About Brazilian Culture through Film

November 06, 2023  During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies program in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures brought to campus the award-winning Brazilian film “Olha pra Elas” (“Look at them”), which shares the experiences of women imprisoned in Brazil.

Chiara Mazzucchelli awarded by Italian Chapter of the Kiwanis Club

November 03, 2023  The Enna chapter of the Kiwanis Club, an international organization dedicated to the education and  well-being of children worldwide, recognized Associate Professor Chiara Mazzucchelli, Ph.D., for her outstanding contributions to the field of Italian Studies and her career in education.

Russian American Student Association promotes cultural understanding on campus

October 26, 2023  The UCF Russian American Student Association is taking a step towards fostering a more inclusive campus environment by promoting cultural understanding through a monthly event called “Russian Tea Hour.”

Russian Language Camp Strengthens Cultural Understanding

September 01, 2023  The first cohort of the recently expanded STARTALK program has completed their residential summer camp.

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!

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.

UCF Italian Studies Program Recognized by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States

April 26, 2023  In celebration of Italian Design Day, Italian Studies Program Director Chiara Mazzucchelli presented the activities of UCF’s Italian program to the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, the Consul General of Italy in Miami and a crowd of entrepreneurs and representatives of the Italian community.

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.

Haidar Khezri Named UCF Reach for the Stars 2023 Honoree

March 30, 2023  Modern Languages and Literatures assistant professor Haidar Khezri uses language teaching, translation, literary criticism, and minority and refugee studies to help students, scholars and the broader public understand the complexities of the Middle East.

‘Futures in Languages’ Podcast Showcases Opportunities for New Language Learners

February 15, 2023  Lecturer Christina Torres shares insight into her podcast, Futures in Languages.

UCF Researchers Receive $2.6 Million Grant to Equip English-learner Educators, Students for Success

February 07, 2023  The federal funding will allow the team to implement a three-pronged, research-backed approach to bolster English learners’ academic success and family and community involvement.

UCF’s COLORS’ Free English Grammar Tutoring for Graduate International Students

January 09, 2023  UCF’s COLORS is now offering free tutoring to assist international graduate students with their English grammar for academic writing purposes.

Doctoral Fulbright Scholar, Mother’s Research Will Help English Teachers Worldwide

December 19, 2022  Indonesia native Boniesta Melani’s academic journey will help the next generation of English learners and inspire others to pursue their dreams despite all odds.

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.

Recent UCF Graduate Named CommUNITY Champion

October 17, 2022  Recent graduate Virginia Perwin ’22MA has been named a Wesh 2 CommUNITY Champion for her devotion to learning and teaching others.

Unrest Across Iran Continues Under State’s Extreme Gender Apartheid

October 11, 2022  Haidar Khezri, an Kurdish-born scholar and assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at UCF, shares insight into the unrest in Iran following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested for improperly wearing her hijab.