Philosophy Department Faculty Win Numerous Awards

March 20, 2020  Seven philosophy department faculty members have been recognized for their dedication to research and teaching. The awards highlight the faculty’s commitment to students and UCF as a whole.

Event cancellations and updates for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities

March 13, 2020  The College of Arts and Humanities has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel many upcoming events, including UCF Celebrates the Arts.

Mark Fagiano creates virtual reality ethical experience

February 27, 2020  Dr. Mark Fagiano has created an ethical dilemma in virtual reality to turn a thought experiment into a hands-on learning experience. The Heinz dilemma was first presented by Lawrence Kohlberg and asks, “should you steal medicine to save your wife?” Through the virtual reality experience, you can choose to steal...

Keeping up with Cyrus Zargar: UCF’s Endowed Al-Ghazali Distinguished Professor in Islamic Studies

January 21, 2020  Cyrus Zargar has the goal to create connections through religion, social issues, and theology with students. Take a look into his recent accomplishments.

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.

UCF Ethics Bowl team qualifies for national competition

November 20, 2019  For the third consecutive year, the UCF Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in February. UCF’s two ethics bowl teams placed in 3rd and 9th out of 20 competing teams in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl. The 3rd place win secured UCF’s entry into the...

Dr. Ann Gleig Honored as Rice University Distinguished Alumna

October 31, 2019  UCF Associate Professor of Religious and Cultural Studies Dr. Ann Gleig will be honored at Rice University as a 2019 recipient of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality’s Distinguished Alumna Award. In addition to accepting this award, Dr. Gleig will be giving a lecture on sexual...

Humanities lecturer Nicholas Shrubsole publishes book

October 25, 2019  Nicholas Shrubsole has published his first book, What Has No Place, Remains: The Challenges for Indigenous Religious Freedom in Canada Today (University of Toronto Press). As a primer to his upcoming book discussion, Shrubsole shared some details behind why he wrote his book.

UCF Center for Ethics launches with Lisa M. Lee in conversation

October 02, 2019  UCF has launched a new Center for Ethics, the culmination of several years of work by dedicated faculty in the College of Arts and Humanities with the support of the Office of Research.

Ann Gleig to Study Sexual Misconduct, Abuse in Buddhist Communities

September 10, 2019  The project will also create resources that can help victims suffering from these abuses in religious communities heal.

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.

Adventure awaits in Pegasus! Let’s go!

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

A fabled opportunity: Philosophy student Abigail Reynolds presents research at Oxford

June 13, 2019  A first-year philosophy and political science student, Abigail Reynolds presented her undergraduate research, “How Fables Work: A Cross-Cultural Study” at the University of Oxford in England.

Jonathan Beever wins COACHE Innovation Award

May 29, 2019  Jonathan Beever and partner Stephen Kuebler have won the 2019-20 COACHE Innovation Award. With this award, they will continue their project on cultivating an institutional culture of ethics and responsible conduct.

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.

Associate professor Ann Gleig’s new book explores evolution of American Buddhism

May 09, 2019  Dr. Ann Gleig’s new book American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity explores the evolution of American Buddhism. By examining the cultural shifts through a modern and postmodern lens, Gleig argues that clear differences arise between “Traditional Buddhism” and “American Buddhism”. Cultural movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have also...

Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence

April 03, 2019  Faculty members from across the college were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

Luis Favela accepted as a fellow at the University of Pittsburgh

March 06, 2019  Dr. Luis Favela has been accepted as a fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. This highly competitive fellowship will allow him to conduct research and network with researchers from top institutions. He will be conducting research based on previous research and publications on the topic of universality and neuroscience.

UCF Philosophy lecturer Dr. Mark Fagiano wins international essay prize

February 02, 2019  UCF Lecturer Mark Fagiano has won the highly competitive Robert Papazian Essay Competition. As the winner, he will receive a cash prize and have his winning entry as lead article in a special edition of the International Journal of Philosophical Studies on empathy.

UCF Philosophy professor invested into endowed position

January 21, 2019  The Al-Ghazali Endowed Professorship will support professor Cyrus Zargar in continuing to grow the Islamic Studies program at UCF.