Africana Studies Student Awarded Dining Scholarship

September 22, 2021

The UCF Africana Studies program proudly awards the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend to senior Jasmine Harris. Sponsored by UCF Business Services, the stipend offers an all-access meal plan that grants seven-day access to both campus dining halls, 63 South and Knightro’s. An additional $200 in Dining Dollars is also included, which students can use at any UCF Dining Services restaurant. When asked about how the stipend has helped her, Harris explained, “this award... Read More

Information Session and Open House Round-Up

September 15, 2021

In the next month, the College of Arts and Humanities will offer a wide variety of information sessions and open houses related to our various degree programs, from experimental animation and character animation to themed experience and musical theatre. Whether they take place online or in person, all information session and open houses require advance registration. Explore the full list of upcoming events: SVAD Virtual Info Session Friday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. The SVAD Advising team... Read More

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

September 8, 2021

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.   UCF Celebrates the Arts, embarking upon its 8th year, brings attention to our year-round activities on campus and in the community by showcasing the work of our students and faculty. The 2022 festival will be held at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts April 5-16, 2022. The festival Steering Committee is currently seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative arts and humanities activities from UCF... Read More

Peter Larson Reappointed Chair of the History Department

August 6, 2021

Peter Larson, chair of the Department of History since 2016, has been reappointed. The decision follows an assessment of Larson and the department under his leadership. The process included feedback from faculty and staff from inside and outside the department. The committee that oversaw Larson’s five-year assessment found him to be a fair and even-handed leader who keeps his department running smoothly and places an emphasis on mentorship, noting that “all the staff and faculty we... Read More

Amy Foster Discusses Wally Funk’s Historic Journey to Space

July 20, 2021

Amy Foster, associate professor of history, was featured in a Rolling Stone piece about the 60-year journey of trailblazing aviator Wally Funk. Today, the 82-year-old pilot became the oldest person to journey to space when she traveled alongside Jeff Bezos on the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. In the 1960s, Wally Funk was one of NASA's "Mercury 13," a select group of women who participated in the same medical and psychological tests given to the first astronaut candidates in the country... Read More

History Professors Provide Background and Insight Into Cuban Protests

July 15, 2021

In recent days, Cuba has seen unprecedented protests and demonstrations in response to shortages of food and medicine, as well as the government's handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. History professors James C. Clark and Luis Martínez-Fernández have provided background and insight into the recent Cuban protests to a number of news outlets. WKMG-Channel 6 featured Clark, a senior lecturer of history, in a piece exploring whether the White House could intervene in Cuba's current... Read More

Discover the History of Juneteenth with Dr. Fon Gordon

June 7, 2021

Each year on June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth: a holiday commemorating the belated announcement in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day of celebration and remembrance, on which we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for freedom and mark a point in our country's history where racial healing could begin. This year, you can learn more about the history and relevance of Juneteenth by attending a virtual event! On June 8 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., the Orange County Library... Read More

The American Association of Ukrainian Studies Honors Book by Vladimir Solonari

May 6, 2021

The American Association of Ukrainian Studies awarded honorable mention to Vladimir Solonari's book, A Satellite Empire: Romanian Rule in Southwestern Ukraine, 1941-1944. Solonari is an associate professor of history and his research focuses on the policy of ethnic cleansing in World War II Romania. The competition committee described the award-winning publication as a pioneering, comprehensive, nuanced and insightful contribution to Ukrainian history. The association also noted that... Read More

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