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.
Islamic Studies by Philosophy professor book discussed at conference
January 15, 2019 Philosophy professor Cyrus Ali Zargar’s book “The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism” was discussed by a panel of experts at a recent Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics conference.