2020 Founders’ Day awardees in arts and humanities

April 01, 2020  Faculty members from across the college are honored for the 2020 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

UCF artists “Arts On!”

March 26, 2020  We may all be at home, but our UCF artists are still creating! We’ve created a new site compiling the creative activities of UCF’s isolated artists for everyone to enjoy. Go Knights, Arts On!

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

March 13, 2020  The College of Arts and Humanities has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel many upcoming events, including UCF Celebrates the Arts.

French translation certificate results in hospitality internship

February 24, 2020  French student Elizabeth McDonald will be the first student to partake in an internship in Paris as part of the requirements for UCF’s new French Translation and Interpretation Certificate.

Historian’s book about early Cuban history wins awards

February 20, 2020  UCF historian Luis Martínez-Fernández’s recently published book, “Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba,” won the 2018 Florida Book Awards bronze medal in general nonfiction, first place at the 2019 International Latino Book Awards in the History category, and a feature from New Books Network.

Award-winning Positive Parenting Fables offers a modern twist on the classic fable

February 12, 2020  Positive Parenting Fables, the animated short film with a modern twist on the classic fable, is the result of a collaboration funded by the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards.

Alla Kourova invited to speak at Russian cultural center anniversary

December 10, 2019  On December 5, associate professor of Russian Alla Kourova attended the 20th anniversary of the first Russian Cultural Center in the USA, at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington DC. The invitation was from the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Antonov, and the director of Russian Cultural Center...

TESOL Professor Delivers Plenary Talks at 3 Language Conferences

December 06, 2019  Keith Folse, professor of English as a Second Language in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, was invited to deliver plenary talks for affiliates of the International TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Association in California, Washington, and Maine.

Alla Kourova celebrates culture beyond classroom

November 18, 2019  As International Education Week kicks off, Alla Kourova reflects on her immersive teaching methods on-campus and abroad that help students learn more than the Russian language.

Representatives from the 5th and 13th Circuit Courts speaking at workshop on Monday

October 30, 2019  Representatives from the 5th and 13th Circuit Courts will be presenting a workshop about Court Interpreting and how to become state certified.

Haidar Khezri: How Turkish attacks affect Kurdish women

October 16, 2019  The Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include thousands of female fighters who battled the Islamic State, says assistant professor of modern languages Haidar Khezri. In an opinion piece published on The Conversation and republished by UCF, Khezri explains how Kurdish troops have long fought for freedom — and women’s equality...

Five ways to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month 2019 at UCF

September 12, 2019  It’s September, which means it’s time for Latinx Heritage Month! Here are 5 fun ways you can celebrate with the College of Arts and Humanities.

Chiara Mazzucchelli selected as 2019-20 Provost Fellow

September 09, 2019  Dr. Mazzucchelli directs the Italian program and teaches courses in Italian language, culture, and literature.

New faculty members strengthen the arts & humanities

August 26, 2019  Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues in the College of Arts and Humanities.

5 reasons to learn Haitian Creole at UCF

July 24, 2019  A new class about Haitian Creole and culture will be available at UCF this fall.

Modern Language and Literatures recounts successful 2018-19 year

July 19, 2019  The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures had a productive year, including diverse course offerings, faculty and student success and community engagement, according to department chair Geri Smith.

A fabled opportunity: Philosophy student Abigail Reynolds presents research at Oxford

June 13, 2019  A first-year philosophy and political science student, Abigail Reynolds presented her undergraduate research, “How Fables Work: A Cross-Cultural Study” at the University of Oxford in England.

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 22, 2019  Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.

17 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure

April 16, 2019  Fostering the success of our faculty and staff is critical to meeting the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 17 faculty members received promotions or tenure.

5 Arts & Humanities faculty members receive emeritus status

April 03, 2019  Five retiring UCF College of Arts and Humanities faculty members received emeritus status in 2019: Paul Dombrowski, José Fernández, Paolo Giordano, Daniel Jones and Donald Stap.