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.

Al-Ghazali Program hosts forum with Dr. Francis Robinson

January 04, 2019  The Al-Ghazali Program in Islamic Studies hosted internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Francis Robinson of the Royal Holloway, University of London. He presented the keynote address at a forum, titled “Islamic Traditions of Learning: Education and Ethics in Central and South Asia.”

UCF Ethics Bowl team places second in Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl

November 21, 2018  The UCF Ethics Bowl team is heading to the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for a second year in a row, after placing second at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl.

Cathy Baust, Administrative Assistant retires after 26 years of service

November 02, 2018  Administrative Assistant Cathy Baust has retired from the Philosophy Department after 26 years of service with the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Ann Gleig, Religion and Cultural Studies professor presents research in Australia

October 30, 2018  Dr. Ann Gleig will be attending two prominent conferences in Australia the first week of November give research talks on her new book.

One email became a life-changing opportunity to teach in China for a Humanities student

October 18, 2018  When Dr. Lanlan Kuang sent an email to her students about IIE-CEAIE Teaching in China program, a student decided to take a shot and apply to the program.

Al-Ghazali Program to Premiere Iranian Film on Campus

October 09, 2018  The Al-Ghazali Program in Islamic Studies hosts an event featuring the award-winning drama The Color of Paradise, by acclaimed director Majid Majidi.

UCF professor selected for government “think tank”

September 20, 2018  Dr. Stephen M. Fiore, a UCF Cognitive Sciences professor with the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at the Institute of Simulation & Training, was selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to join a team of 30 scientists and engineers tasked with this...

Philosophy professor collaborates on journal focused on “collective behavior”

July 31, 2018  One of the world’s oldest academic journals just published a special issue dedicated to studying “collective behavior,” which was assembled by an international group of leading researchers in the field, including UCF Philosophy Professor Stephen M. Fiore. The special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society takes a broad...

Philosophy student presents research at nation’s only undergrad ethics conference

April 26, 2018  Discussions on ethics are happening in our society at all times, whether we are aware of them or not. Christopher Larson, a UCF student majoring in Philosophy, understands this idea that moral principles create the basis of almost everything, from politics to interpersonal relationships. “It’s impossible to not have an...

Philosophy Department Announces 2017-2018 Student Awards

April 18, 2018  The UCF Philosophy Department announced its 2017-18 Student Academic Excellence Award winners. These students were recognized for their academic achievements within the department.   Emily Harrington Oscar Jablon Matthew Shalna Nicole Wrobol

UCF Student Uses Math, Philosophy Skills to Score Summer Project at Harvard

April 11, 2018  A UCF math major is headed to Harvard University this summer to study forest ecology through an interdisciplinary research project that combines philosophy, math algorithms and principles of ecology. Evan Waldmann credits working with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Beever and his team for helping him land a Research Experience...

Philosophy students win Mid-Atlantic Ethics Bowl, head to Nationals in Chicago

December 01, 2017  The UCF student team from the Department of Philosophy won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition held at the University of North Georgia’s BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Sixteen teams from fourteen universities competed on moral and ethical cases produced by the Association of...