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Digital history project featured at UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 24, 2019

Two History Department faculty members presented digital media projects at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019. Associate Professor of History Robert Cassanello presented the “Jones High School Digital History exhibit,” and Associate Professor of History Yovanna Pineda presented “The Middle Passage: Virtual Reality Experience.” Cassanello and students worked with the Jones High Historical Society to digitize the school’s on-campus history exhibits and collections. Most of these... Read More

UCF professor showcases artwork on veterans and family

April 24, 2019

The UCF Community Veterans History Project and UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center recently hosted a "Lunch and Learn" with Kevin Haran, UCF Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design. As part his art exhibition Materiel: Sculptures and Works on Paper, Haran discussed his influences and methods of creating warfare-themed artwork. While not a veteran himself, several of Haran’s family members served in the US military. His parents met in Europe during the Second World War. His... Read More

17 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure

April 16, 2019

Fostering the success of our faculty and staff is critical to meeting the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 17 faculty members received promotion or tenure and several received awards recognizing their service to CAH and the university. See the full list of UCF faculty members who received promotion or tenure this year at UCF Today. Department of Writing and Rhetoric Vanessa Calkins Deborah Weaver Department of History James Clark Patricia Farless Department... Read More

5 Arts & Humanities faculty members receive emeritus status

April 3, 2019

The title emeritus is awarded to retired faculty and staff members who have achieved eminence during their time at UCF through teaching, research and service. Five retiring UCF College of Arts and Humanities faculty members received emeritus status in 2019. The title emeritus is awarded to retired faculty and staff members who have achieved eminence during their time at UCF. They must have an established record of distinguished performance in teaching, research and service to UCF and the UCF... Read More

Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence

April 3, 2019

Faculty members from across the College of Arts and Humanities were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation on April 3. The annual ceremony recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures. The awards include funding to support each winner’s research, encouraging them to continue making strides in their careers and contributing to the success of the university. Along with awards for teaching,... Read More

UCF students create digital museum for historic high school

March 27, 2019

Featured on News 13, undergraduate students in Robert Cassanello’s Digital Museum class created the Jones High School Museum Digital History Exhibit, which tells the history of the first public high school for black Americans.   The UCF History Department was featured on News 13 earlier this month for the Jones High School Museum Digital History Exhibit. Created by undergraduate students in Dr. Robert Cassanello’s Digital Museum class, the online exhibit tells the 124-year... Read More

UCF History professor’s new book receives national praise

March 18, 2019

After his first book made it to Oprah.com’s Book Club Selection list, UCF History professor Dr. Eric Rutkow’s most recent book, “The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas,” has been praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly. UCF History assistant professor Eric Rutkow aims high and the work is paying off. Rutkow is a Harvard Law School graduate, a Yale Ph.D. holder and an author whose... Read More

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