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Pegasus Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández a Finalist for Don Quijote Award

November 17, 2021

Professor of history Luis Martínez-Fernández is a finalist for a 2021 Don Quijote Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes visionary, courageous Central Floridians who have taken risks to achieve their goals and improve their community. Conceived in 1997 by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Prospera, the Don Quijote Awards have honored 140 individuals to date for their contributions as community leaders, business owners and outstanding professionals. Finalists are... Read More

WESH-Channel 2: Stephanie Murphy Visits UCF to Kick Off Veteran’s Day Week

November 10, 2021

On Tuesday, November 9, UCF hosted the Veterans Salute, a ceremony honoring veteran students and staff. In addition to the planting of 1,400 American flags on Memory Mall, the ceremony featured speeches from community members including Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. "To the service members and veterans here today, a heartfelt thank you," Murphy said. "Thank you for the sacrifices you make to defend our country. Veterans fought fiercely for this country, and now UCF is doing a great job... Read More

WMFE: Associate Professor of History Discusses the Roots and Trauma of Native American Boarding Schools

November 1, 2021

WMFE spoke with associate professor of history Daniel Murphree about the roots of Native American boarding schools and the generational trauma they caused. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Halaand recently called for a federal investigation into the schools after thousands of unmarked graves were found near similar residential boarding schools in Canada. "I think for many, many Native communities today, and there are many Native Americans that either were in boarding schools, or... Read More

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