2021 Founders’ Day Awards Honor Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

April 07, 2021  Faculty members from across the college were honored for the 2021 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

2021 Founders’ Day Honorees

April 07, 2021  The annual recognition celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students.

Graduation Info for 2021 Spring Graduates

April 05, 2021  The commencement ceremony for graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities will be Friday, May 7 at 9 am.

Christian Ravela Debunks Model Minority Myth In Wake of Anti-Asian Attacks

March 26, 2021  Christian Ravela, associate professor of humanities and cultural studies, spoke to WFTV about the model minority myth in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Asian-owned spas in Atlanta.

UCF Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

March 15, 2021  This year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will celebrate Women’s History Month with Voces Latinx: A Showcase of Students and Faculty Creative Endeavor.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

February 11, 2021  Two associate professors with expertise in Chinese society and culture share the history behind the Lunar New Year, lucky foods and more about the Year of the Ox.

Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

November 17, 2020  The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are $25,000 grants for interdisciplinary projects involving UCF faculty and community organizations.

Luciana Garbayo Receives College of Medicine Innovative Teaching Award

November 12, 2020  Luciana Garbayo was recognized by the UCF College of Medicine for her continued and effective use of innovative teaching methods in the clinical curriculum.

Ann Gleig Writes About Race, Religion, Black Lives Matter Movement

November 12, 2020  Ann Gleig’s research has seen the interplay of religion and racial justice in the changing Buddhist communities in the US, giving her a unique perspective on race and religion in America. Using this perspective, she’s recently penned several articles.

CAH Faculty Receive $600,000 NSF Grant to Study Ethics in STEM Fields

November 02, 2020  The National Science Foundation supported study led by faculty members in Philosophy and Writing and Rhetoric to understand relationships between values and disciplinary ethics and has the potential to improve knowledge of underrepresented students’ experiences.

14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

October 29, 2020  This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.

New Humanities course promotes interdisciplinary research on race and technology

October 27, 2020  A new Humanities course in Spring 2021 will will explore the role of race in the production, consumption, and representation of technology. The course explores how new and emerging technologies—from dating apps to robots–produce racial identities and how they may be used to reproduce and also resist racism.

UCF’s Center that Helps Preserve, Share History Awarded National Grant

October 26, 2020  The grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research expand its impact in the digital age.

New Philosophy course explores the field of Neuroethics

October 26, 2020  Debuting Spring 2021, PHI4932/PHI5697 Neuroethics explores the morality of the mind sciences in the 21st century.

Michael Muhammad Knight’s new book Muhammad’s Body published

October 12, 2020  Michael Muhammad Knight’s new book Muhammad’s Body has been published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book explores the current understanding of the Prophet Muhammad’s body as it relates to the construction of prophetic masculinity and authority.

Opinion: Waking Up to Whiteness and White Privilege

October 07, 2020  Philosophy’s Ann Gleig writes “While white people are not to blame for policies that began before they were born, they are still benefiting from them at the — often grave — expense of Black Americans.”

New Interfaith Dialogue Certificate teaches importance of intercultural skills

September 28, 2020  As of Fall 2020, students have the option to add the new Interfaith Dialogue Certificate, a four-course program that helps students understand the world interculturally.

Faith and Spirituality Run Deep in Black Lives Matter

September 25, 2020  UCF Associate Professor of religion Ann Gleig discusses the religious and spiritual ties within the global movement.

New Latinx Cultural Expressions course explores culture, history and the arts

September 24, 2020  New for the Spring 2021 semester, “HUM 3647 Latinx Cultural Expressions” focuses on the art, music, film and literature of U.S. Latinx communities in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Learning is a Challenge, Even for Scientists

September 21, 2020  UCF Philosophy Professor Stephen Fiore has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study how faculty from many disciplines work together in an effort to better prepare future researchers for the teamwork needed to solve some of the world’s most complicated challenges.