Posts Categorized: News

RICHES Partner Remembers World War I Soldier’s Sacrifice

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, one of the earliest community partners of the Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Experiences and Stories (RICHES), held a memorial service on October 10 to honor the death of Roderick “Perry” Taylor on that date a century earlier.  Taylor, a native of the small rural community in east Seminole… Read more »

Exploring Early Modern Global Migration Patterns through Written Correspondence

Historians have long studied written correspondence between individuals to gain insight into important moments throughout history. While what was written in these letters often provide important insight, the location where they were sent and received could be just as valuable. Dr. Rosalind Beiler, UCF history professor was recently involved in two projects that examined how… Read more »

Gaming for Good

Led by a UCF alum, Hero Spark is an after-school program that uses role-playing games to help teenagers improve their self-esteem and hone their social skills. Step through the automatic glass doors of the Orlando Public Library, hang a left and soon after you’ll start to hear it. The rolling of dice. Outbursts of laughter…. Read more »

History Professor Appears on American Anthropologist

UCF History Professor Tiffany Earley-Spadoni was recently featured in podcast Anthropological Airwaves, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. In this episode, Earley-Spadoni discusses digital archaeology and covers both its more humanistic and computational modes. Throughout the podcast, she also discusses how collaborating with local community stake holds and colleges abroad can produce rich digital… Read more »

UCF Veterans Legacy Program Inspires Orlando Resident to Share Family History

Bernie Daniels re-enlisted in the Army when the United States decided to join the fray of World War I.  Having already served in the Philippines, Mr. Daniels, served again with the US Army’s 5th Infantry in France. One hundred years ago, in 1918, Mr. Daniels fought in multiple battles. Americans, including Mr. Daniels, helped to… Read more »

History Student published in Orlando Sentinel

History major Jacqueline Love is a “New Voice” in the Orlando Sentinel. As a result of her independent study with faculty member James Clark, she has been able to make her opinions be known.  UCF College of Arts and Humanities highlight’s Love’s recent article here: https://www.cah.ucf.edu/news/jacqueline-love/.

History Professor featured on upcoming space-themed episode of Central Florida Roadtrip

In August, Dr. Amy Foster, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed for an upcoming episode of Central Florida Roadtrip. The interview focused on the history of the U.S. Space Program, including the early days of the Space Race and into the Shuttle Era, and the role that Central Florida played in defining the American role and… Read more »

First semester student receives Dining Stipend Award

Nia Washington is the recipient of the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend Award. The Africana Studies minor was chosen for the award from a group of applicants based on her academic standing, community involvement and a personal essay. The UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend is an All Access 7 Dining Meal… Read more »

Research efforts support St. Augustine National Cemetery

Two Veterans Legacy Program team leaders, Dr. Amy Giroux and Dr. Scot French presented preliminary research findings and future plans for the St. Augustine National Cemetery project at recent events hosted by area veterans groups. In late July, French and Giroux spoked to a packed room at the monthly meeting of the Veterans Council of… Read more »

History Graduate is Chosen for UCF 30 Under 30 for Impacting the Lives of Teenage Girls

UCF History grad Lindsey Turnbull is selected for this year’s 30 Under 30 Award. The award recognizes alumni making significant impacts within their professions and communities while still in the early stages of their careers. “This year’s 30 under 30 class is a group of trailblazing young alumni,” said Mike Kilbride, chair of UCF’s Young… Read more »