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Alumnus awarded most outstanding thesis on Florida history

April 8, 2020

The Florida Historical Society honored UCF History alumnus Gramond McPherson with the Gov. LeRoy Collins award for the most outstanding graduate level thesis on Florida history. McPherson’s master's thesis, "Making Our Voices Heard: Power and Citizenship in Central Florida's Black Communities," examines the impacts of government policies on community mobilization in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood and the all-black town of Eatonville in Central Florida. His research uses historical... Read More

30 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure this year

April 7, 2020

Celebrating the success and achievements of our faulty and staff is one of the most important values of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 30 faculty members have received promotion or tenure to recognize their dedication to the university. Congratulations and charge on to all our colleagues!   Communication and Media Lisa Danker Peter Smith Natalie Underberg-Goode   English James Campbell Farrah Cato Fayeza Hasanat   History Amy... Read More

2020 Founders’ Day awardees in arts and humanities

April 1, 2020

Faculty members from across the College of Arts and Humanities were honored virtually at the 2020 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation on April 1. 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... Read More

UCF artists “Arts On!”

March 26, 2020

UCF student, faculty, staff and alumni artists have found themselves in the unprecedented circumstance of isolating themselves. Concerts and performances have been canceled, exhibitions are moving online and pedagogy is happening virtually. Traditional year-end experiences like senior recitals and UCF Celebrates the Arts are no longer happening. What we have seen on social media, however, is that this isolation isn't stopping anyone's creativity. In fact, creativity seems to be increasing!... Read More

Event cancellations and updates for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities

March 13, 2020

The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is cancelling upcoming events, including the annual festival, UCF Celebrates the Arts. Keeping our UCF community safe and informed is our top priority. UCF, and all universities in the State University System, are taking precautions to help minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. We know that social distancing is one of the key ways we can help protect the health of our community, and to this end, we have made the difficult but necessary... Read More

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020

March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month started on March 1, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program has lined up several events to celebrate women all month long.     Women’s First Project Exhibit: Friday, February 28 through Thursday, April 30 Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 pm John C. Hitt Library room 223 The exhibit team who worked on this project envisioned documenting the legacy of women who attained a rank, position or graduation as first in their... Read More

Bioethicist makes compelling case for continuing importance of women’s political involvement, action

February 27, 2020

Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin spoke at the UCF Africana Studies' second annual Dr. John Washington Lecture Series. Professor Goodwin is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California-Irvine School of Law and is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, creator of its Reproductive Justice Initiative, and the author of Policing the Womb: The New Race and Class Politics of Reproduction, among several other works. In addition,... Read More

Historian’s book about early Cuban history wins awards

February 20, 2020

The most recent English-language general history of early colonial Cuba dated 100 years back—until University of Central Florida History professor Luis Martínez-Fernández published Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba. This book won the 2018 Florida Book Awards bronze medal in general nonfiction, first place at the 2019 International Latino Book Awards in the History category, as well as a feature from New Books Network. In Key to the New World, Martínez-Fernández... Read More

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

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