CAH Welcomes New Faces, Roles to Staff and Administration

August 8, 2022

The administration and staff of the College of Arts and Humanities keep the college running smoothly and efficiently. This fall, we welcome several new and familiar faces to critical roles. Delia Garcia, ’00, ’01MS, ’19Ph.D., has been a longtime advocate for UCF students. Garcia started working at UCF as a student assistant in 1998, served as assistant director of the UCF Office of Academic Support and Information (OASIS) and was the founding director of College of Arts and Humanities... Read More

Ancient Near East Research Receives Funding, Exposure

May 11, 2022

Assistant professor of history and archeologist Tiffany Earley-Spadoni’s research on the rise and fall of near East fortresses is receiving support from funders, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has been awarded a grant for her research project “Fortified Regional Networks in Urartu and Assyria in the Early 1st Millennium BCE.” This funding, granted under the summer stipend fellowship award, in recognition of her work investigating the strategies used by ancient... Read More

Associate Dean Lynn Hepner to Retire in August

April 25, 2022

Associate Dean Lynn Hepner ’95MA is retiring from UCF on August 7. Hepner joined UCF as an adjunct professor in the Department of English after attaining her master’s degree in 1995 and joined the faculty full-time in 1998. She served as an Instructor/Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator in English until she was brought into the newly formed College of Arts and Humanities dean’s office in 2006 as Director of Graduate Studies. She has since held the positions of Assistant to the Dean,... Read More

WESH 2: UCF Celebrates the Arts Makes Comeback at Dr. Phillips Center with ‘Shrek: The Musical’

April 8, 2022

"For the last two years, the pandemic has held back an enormous festival produced by University of Central Florida students who study the arts. This year, the 11-day festival known as UCF Celebrates the Arts is back and bigger than ever before." "It's an excellent opportunity to see what's going on at UCF," Jeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, said." "This year, more than 40 students are performing the musical 'Shrek,' with 120 costumes designed. Kreidler works as a... Read More

Broadway World: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Back UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

April 6, 2022

"This week, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts welcomes back UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022 for their 10-day residency from April 5-16, showcasing the creativity, innovation and collaboration that defines Orlando's hometown university. The annual festival brings musicians, theater practitioners and visual artists from the UCF campus to the Central Florida community in an array of offerings including jazz, dance, musical theater, opera, symphony, bands, visual arts, talks, choirs, family... Read More

UCF Class Spotlight: Women in American Science

April 5, 2022

Class Name AMH 4680 Women in American Science Instructor Amy Foster When is it offered? Every spring, usually How many students are in a class? Between 20–40 Prerequisites AMH 2010/2020 are expected From the Professor How would you describe the Women in Science course? The Women in Science course looks at the history of American and European women who have pursued scientific endeavors from the 19th century forward. That isn’t to say that there weren’t women... Read More

Orlando Sentinel: 2022 UCF Celebrates the Arts: 5 Highlights

April 1, 2022

"Started in 2015, UCF Celebrates the Arts continues to grow with this year’s festival. As always, the annual fest takes place at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando — but that means there’s a new venue for 2022, the recently opened Steinmetz Hall. Here, representing various artistic genres, are five key programs at the festival to check out: THEATER: ‘Shrek, the Musical,’ various times, April 14-16. Based on the hit animated movie, this stage... Read More

Annual Pauley Lecture Series on Global Affairs Examines Nixon’s Presidency

March 24, 2022

Each spring, the UCF History Department hosts the Pauley Lecture Series on Global Affairs, an annual event that invites engaging speakers to share their perspectives with students. This year’s lecture is no exception, tackling a compelling — and complicated — topic: whether Richard Nixon was the last liberal Republican president. The event will take place March 28 at 5:30 p.m. EST on Zoom and in-person at UCF’s Morgridge International Reading Center. The UCF Department of History... Read More

Africana Studies Student Receives John T. Washington Scholarship Award and Community Service Award

March 2, 2022

This year’s recipient of two awards for Africana Studies minors — the John T. Washington Scholarship Award for $500 and the John T. Washington Community Service Award for $250 — is Dalaya McFadden. The awards are in honor of Dr. John T. Washington, who was an associate professor of sociology at UCF, community leader and activist. Dr. Washington was the first black faculty member at UCF and served a significant role in the development of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative... Read More

History Alumni Win Awards for Master’s Thesis, Work as Graduate Teaching Associate

March 1, 2022

Each year, UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities recognizes a graduate student for outstanding work on their thesis. The award focuses on the quality and contribution of the student’s thesis research and brings with it a nomination for the university-level Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis. This year’s recipient of the Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis is Rhiannon O’Neil ‘21MA, whose thesis is titled “’Clothes Make Men’: Clothing and the Embodiment of Gender in... Read More

Jacksonville Florida Times Union: Professor of Military History Fights to Honor the Dead of Olustee

February 21, 2022

While Florida has a state park memorializing the Confederate victory at the Civil War Battle of Olustee, the mass grave of Union soldiers killed there remains lost. Barbara Gannon, associate professor of military history, is on a quest to honor the men who were buried there. "It's intolerable that there are American soldiers who lay unknown and unhonored in a state of the United States," she told the Jacksonville Florida Times Union. The challenge of how to honor the dead of Olustee —... Read More

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