History student Andrew Kishuni guest columnist for Orlando Sentinel: Coronavirus an example of societal impact on epidemics

February 6, 2020

Accelerated B.A./M.A. History student Andrew Kishuni is working on an honors in the major thesis on flu pandemics. His guest column in the Orlando Sentinel, "Coronavirus an example of societal impact on epidemics," discusses the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the long history of pandemics and utilizes the research his has done on his thesis on the 1918 Influenza pandemic in the U.S. South. who is my HIM thesis student and a student in my Environmental History class, is a guest... Read More

CAH celebrates ZORA! 2020

January 28, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston, African-American literature author, filmmaker, and anthropologist is celebrated annually at the ZORA! Festival. As Hurston grew up in Eatonville, she included the community as the setting for many of her stories in the early 20th century. Here are some key events from CAH to attend - students, faculty and staff can attend for free! Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Native Village’: Historic Eatonville Remembered Exhibit This exhibit is currently hosted on the first-floor... Read More

Exhibits celebrate black community, friendship during Black History Month

January 24, 2020

Two concurrent exhibits—one at UCF and one at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa—use photographs to explore themes of black community, friendship and resilience in the face of systemic violence and discrimination. The first exhibit, “Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Native Village’: Historic Eatonville Remembered,” hosted on the first-floor gallery wall in UCF's John C. Hitt Library, runs through February. Curated by Associate Professor of History and Director of Public... Read More

Alumnus Mike Diaz begins CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program

January 21, 2020

Alumnus Mike Diaz was one of six writers chosen for mentorship for CBS’ Writers Mentoring Program. The eight-month mentoring program pairs a CBS executive mentor with a writer who will receive help in developing a new piece of material. After the mentorship period, writers are provided access to agents, managers, executives, showrunners and producers through a workshop dedicated to teaching them all about the television business. Diaz earned a B.A. in History and an M.F.A in Film, which led... Read More

Students receive Africana Studies scholarships

January 17, 2020

Three students recently received scholarships from the Africana Studies program for the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters. Rachel Mungovan (pictured), received the UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend for Fall 2019-Spring 2020. The stipend is an all-access/seven-day dining meal plan stipend for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, valued at $3,960. “Being in the Africana Studies minor coursework has shown me the interconnectedness of African history, culture,... Read More

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