College of Arts and Humanities

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Africana Studies

Wanted: Student Ambassadors for the Africana Studies Program

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The Africana Studies Program is starting an Ambassador program and is looking for minors that want to be more involved in the future of the program to help spread the word about Africana Studies.

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Solving a Historical Puzzle with 5,000 Pieces

photoWith more than 5,000 historic items dating back to the 18th century, UCF’s Carol Mundy Collection tells the story of the African-American experience through books, pamphlets, newspapers, posters, photographs and other rare ephemera. The collection, which is kept in the Special Collections & University Archives and displayed on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library, has been the life’s work of one woman who pieced together her future with artifacts from the past.

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Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards & Scholarship Luncheon

The University of Central Florida Africana Studies Program is hosting the 30th Anniversary Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards & Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the University of Central Florida’s Student Union Pegasus Ballroom from noon until 1:30 PM.

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Hip-Hop Class Shares Influence of Drake, Jay-Z

In many ways, rappers including Jay-Z, Nas and Missy Elliot have influenced the clothes, cars and style of youth culture. One class that is featured for the spring semester shows how their rhymes extend further beyond the mic.

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Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

UCF Collaborates with ROBOTIS in Robotics Workshop

photoOn January 18 at the annual Otronicon expo in the Orlando Science Center, UCF’s HCI Lab and CREATE teamed up with ROBOTIS to hold an inaugural teacher’s workshop for STEAM learning with robots (http://hci.cah.ucf.edu/roboticsworkshop). ROBOTIS is known globally for making stand outs in the field of robotics. In 2011, DARwIn-OP, the company’s open platform humanoid robot, won the RoboCup, an international robotics soccer competition. ROBOTIS is one of the DARPA Robotics Challenge finalists.

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CREATE Collaborates with Parramore Kidz Zone

photoIn the tough Parramore neighborhood in Downtown Orlando, crime, poverty and homelessness ran disproportionately high to the rest of the city, according to the City of Orlando website.

  • Stella Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

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Stella Sung Awarded Composing Residency

photoStella Sung won a Music Alive grant to serve as composer in residence for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in Ohio.

  • Stella Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

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CREATE Youth Orchestra Program Wins City of Orlando Grant

photoUCF's Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment was awarded a grant from the City of Orlando for its youth orchestra program.

The program, known as the Music and Technology Alliance Project, received a Mayor’s Matching Grant Award. The project is the result of a partnership that began in January 2013 between UCF CREATE and A Gift For Music. The grant will provide conductors, music, music stands and food for the young musicians.

The program offers a free Saturday orchestra program to students who attend low-income schools in Orlando. Rehearsals take place over a period of 28 weeks at the downtown UCF Center for Emerging Media.

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Meet UCF Composer Who Keeps Reinventing Herself

photoMusician Stella Sung is director of UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE). She joined the university in 1987 as a visiting instructor in the music department, and soon became a full-time professor teaching music theory, composition, piano, singing and other courses. In 2006, she became professor of digital media in the School of Visual Arts and Design, and in 2007 was named to the CREATE post, where she develops multidisciplinary research-driven initiatives. She has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, the State of Florida, Phi Kappa Phi and other organizations. Just last month she partnered with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in Ohio on a residency program to feature educational projects, concert productions and other creative activities.

  • Stella Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

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UCF Composer Partners with Innovative Arts Alliance

photoStella Sung, composer and director of UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Education (CREATE), has partnered with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in Ohio on a residency program to feature educational projects, concert productions and other creative activities.

  • Stella Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

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CREATE Partners with A Gift For Music

photoLast summer, while looking for an ideal location for A Gift For Music’s annual orchestra summer mini-camp, I reached out to Stella Sung to see if we might be able to use the space at UCF's Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment. She and the CREATE team welcomed A Gift For Music with open arms, allowing our orchestras to rehearse for the two-day camp. Little did I know this would be the beginning of an incredible partnership!

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College of Arts and Humanities

Readers of All Ages Welcome at Saturday's UCF Book Festival

photoMore than 30 distinguished local and national authors will convene at the University of Central Florida to share their interest in literature and engage the community with reading during UCF’s fifth annual Book Festival on Saturday, April 5.

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2012-13 CAH Staff and Faculty Award Winners

The College of Arts & Humanities would like to recognize all of our faculty and staff members who have received awards for teaching, research, and service and been promoted during the 2012-2013 academic year. The college is very fortunate to have such productive and accomplished faculty and staff members.

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Brandon Yagel wins Adler Family Fund for Excellence Scholarship

photoBrandon Yagel is a third year M.F.A. candidate at the University of Central Florida in the Theatre for Young Audiences program. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance, Emphasis Acting. In addition to his graduate work, he serves as a freelance director and teaching artist in the Orlando area. He has recently directed and taught with Orlando Repertory Theatre's Youth Academy, Wekiva River Players Junior Theatre, Edgewood Children's Ranch, Timber Creek High School, and Florida Children's Repertory Theatre's Creative Dramatics Program. He recently served as Coordinator and Playwright for the 10th annual Writes of Spring writing competition. This literacy initiative showcases select poems, essays, and short stories from young people across Central Florida by transforming their entries into a professionally produced performance for young audiences.

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UCF Signs Collaborative Agreements with Chinese Media Groups

photoOn April 29, 2013, the College of Arts and Humanities delegation led by Dean José Fernández met with Vice President Chen Liang of China’s Radio and Television Shanghai and its subsidiary Shanghai Media Group (SMG). The two parties exchanged a signed agreement for joint-research and cultural exchange activities between the UCF and SMG.

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English

Meet UCF English Professor Who Balances Teaching, Writing and Family

photo"Serious writer” and “One of our very best young writers” are among the praises that flank the back sleeve of The Heaven of Animals: Stories, a collection of short stories by David James Poissant, or Jamie, an assistant professor of English at UCF.

  • David James Poissant is assistant professor in the Department of English

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Pat Rushin: Making The Zero Theorem

photoPat Rushin discusses his first feature film and the screenplays that inspired his work in the latest edition of Pegasus magazine. Rushin is the screenwriter behind The Zero Theorem, the latest film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, and Tilda Swinton.

  • Pat Rushin is associate professor in the Department of English

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Amelia Mackarey receives 2014 Order of Pegasus Award

photoCongratulations to Amelia Mackarey, a recipient of the 2014 Order of Pegasus Award. This award is the most prestigious award given by UCF. Amelia is an undergraduate major in both English/Literature and Biomedical Sciences and is working with Dr. James Campbell on her HIM thesis Representation and Imagination of the Holocaust in Young Adult Literature.

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Madelyn Flammia Wins Technical and Scientific Communication Award

Madelyn  FlammiaMadelyn Flammia has been honored with a CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for her article, “Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society."

  • Madelyn Flammia is an associate professor in the Department of English, and an associated associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program

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Alumna receives Writing Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

photoUCF alumna Kelle Groom recently was one of just 38 writers to receive a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Thaxton Authors Guide to Creative Writing in the Community

photoBloomsbury Publishing recently released a new creative writing guide from Terry Ann Thaxton. Creative Writing in the Community focuses on the practical side of creative writing, connecting classroom experiences to community-based projects. It prepares creative writing students for teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes.

  • Terry Ann Thaxton is the program director of the Department of English M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and an associate professor in the Department of English

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English Professor and Chair Will Lecture at China Universities

Patrick D. MurphyIn December, Patrick D. Murphy, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, will give twelve lectures in China at eight different universities in the cities of Beijing, Shijizhuang, Dalian, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Jinhua. His presentations will focus on the theory and practice of ecological literary criticism, American humanities programs, and critical translations.

  • Patrick D. Murphy is the department chair of the Department of English, a professor in the Department of English, and an associated professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program

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English Professor Co-edits Collection of Letters

photoUCF English professor Mark L Kamrath, General Editor of the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, recently co-edited The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown (2013), a 960-page volume of Brown’s correspondence and related writings.

  • Mark L Kamrath is an associate director in the Center for Humanities and Digital Research, a professor in the Department of English, and a professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program

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English Professor's Essay Featured in New York Times

David James PoissantEnglish Professor David James Poissant's essay "I Want to Be Friends With Republicans" appeared in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Poissant writes about how talking with his male friends had helped his prejudices against conservatives turn into a mind-opening experience.

  • David James Poissant is assistant professor in the Department of English

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2014 English Symposium: Call for Papers

The Department of English invites graduate students, alumni, and faculty in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies, Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition M.A. programs, M.F.A. in Creating Writing program, and Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program, as well as Honors in the Major (HIM) students, to apply to the third annual English symposium, a one-day conference on Friday, February 21, 2014.

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UCF Teams with MadCap Software for English Course

The University of Central Florida is joining forces with MadCap Software to empower students taking its “Writing for the Computer Industry” course with the knowledge and experience that will give them a clear competitive advantage in the workforce. Through the MadCap Scholar Program, the university is licensed to use MadCap Flare, the authoring and multi-channel publishing software—supporting print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. By using MadCap Flare, students are gaining expertise in the modern techniques and software used by thousands of companies worldwide when they enter the corporate world.

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Meet a Professor Coming to a Screen Near You

photoUCF English professor Pat Rushin calls himself an “overgrown student,” but to those in the film industry he’s better known as the writer behind the Venice Film Festival entry, The Zero Theorem.

  • Pat Rushin is associate professor in the Department of English

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International Society Honors UCF Mentor

photoThe Society for Technical Communication honored local resident and UCF graduate Dan Voss at its annual conference.

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Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

FIEA Students to Pitch Video Game Ideas

photoThe next potential video games to be developed by students at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media will be up for judging Friday, Dec. 6. The 11 games include gladiators, parasites, nightmares and other on-screen challenges, even one in which the players win not by shooting invading alients, but shooting the best photographs of them.

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Think You've Got Video Skills? Try out 4 New Games by UCF Students

photoFour new video games being developed by students of UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy will be demonstrated Friday and participants can try their skills playing the games with titles such as “Warp Derby” and “Pitch Jumper.”

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History

Inaugural Schell Award Recognizes Innovative Writing Instruction

photoDan Murphree, associate professor of History, is the inaugural winner of an innovative writing instruction award named in honor of Rick Schell, UCF’s vice president and chief of staff.

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Yovanna Pineda Wins NEH Award

NEH Summer Stipend award

Yovanna Pineda was awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete archival research in the United Kingdom and Argentina and begin writing two chapters of her second book project, tentatively entitled “Plowing Toward Modernity: Technological Change, Society, and Development in Argentina’s Agricultural Sector, 1860-1940.” Her monograph is an interdisciplinary project that examines the humanistic dimensions of technological change through the transatlantic transfer of farm machinery between Argentina and developed nations – principally the United Kingdom and the United States – between 1860 and 1940.

  • Yovanna Pineda is assistant professor in the Department of History

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Award-winning UCF film Featured in Orlando Sentinel

photo"The Committee," a documentary by University of Central Florida students and professors, tells part of its shocking story: how in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Florida college students and teachers were pulled out of class and questioned for hours — not about their politics but about their private lives, as part of an effort to drive homosexuals from state universities.

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UCF Film Wins Documentary Award, to be Shown as Part of Civil Rights Series

photoA film directed by two UCF professors won the Best Documentary award at last weekend’s Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, and will be reshown Feb. 28 as part of the UCF Public History Center’s film series on civil rights.

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UCF Film Wins Best Documentary Award

photoThe film The Committee won the award for Best Documentary at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford on Feb. 15.

  • Robert Cassanello is associate professor in the Department of History
  • Lisa Mills is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Film

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Excellence in Academic Partnership Awarded to Rosalind Beiler

Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Director of Public History was recently honored with the Life @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnership Award. The award honors faculty who are currently running academic partnerships in the Central Florida region.

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History Graduate Students present Podcast Series

photoUCF history graduate students presented their podcast series, A History of Central Florida at the Florida Conference of Historians recently held in St. Augustine, FL. A History of Central Florida is a 50 episode series chronicling the history of Central Florida from 9,000 BCE until the present. Dr. Tracy Revels appeared as an expert historian on the podcast series, and chaired the session previewing the podcast at the conference. The series explores Central Florida history through objects found in local area museums. The podcast was created as a classroom resource, and can be found on iTunes.

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Architecture Students Design Public History Center Expansion

photoUCF Architecture students, under the guidance of Mike Lindsey and Kourtney Baldwin, recently completed a semester-long project in coordination with the Department of History’s Public History Center in Sanford.

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History Department Celebrates Student Success

The History Department would like to share some good news about our current and former graduate students:

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Emmy-Winning Documentary to be Part of Civil Rights Discussion

photoThe UCF Public History Center in Sanford will host a screening of clips from the Emmy-winning documentary “Freedom Riders” as part of a Nov. 2 community discussion about equality under the law and the use of nonviolence to achieve change.

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History Professor Interviews with New Books Network

photoDr. Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History, was recently interviewed about his new book on New Books Network. Cassanello's To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville (University Press of Florida, 2013) explores the hostility to black political agency in rich detail, helping further our understanding of the post Civil War but pre- Civil Rights era in the South.

  • Robert Cassanello is associate professor in the Department of History

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History Major Receives Burnett Research Scholars Grant

History major Matt Patsis was awarded a Burnett Research Scholars grant for his project, "The Legacy of African Veterans of the Second World War and Their Roles in the Independence Movements in French West Africa in the Late Twentieth Century".

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Solonari Conducts Research in Eastern Europe

This summer, Vladimir Solonari conducted archival research in Odessa, Ukraine and Chişinău, Moldova. During his extended trip, Solonari completed the research phase of his book-length project on the social history of south-western Ukraine.

  • Vladimir Solonari is associate professor in the Department of History

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Özoğlu Writes About Turkish Protests in the Orlando Sentinel

Hakan  ÖzoğluHakan Özoglu discusses the street rallies in Turkey in a recent guest column for the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Hakan Özoğlu is an associate professor in the Department of History, and the program director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program

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RICHES Mosaic Interface™ Announces New Look and Improved Interface in 2.0 Version

photoRICHES Mosaic Interface™ 2.0 was recently released and will deliver an enhanced user experience. The search features have been redesigned with simplicity in mind. Google Map Overlays are now available and visitors can now see railroad lines along with the rest of the landscape. More help can be found with the inclusion of help buttons and updated tutorials. Expanded Frequently Asked Questions have also been provided to serve as a quick reference for users.

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Sanford Historic Trust honors the Public History Center

photoThe University of Central Florida’s Public History Center was recognized by the Sanford Historic Trust for its excellence in preserving the history of Sanford and Seminole County. The Public History Center has accomplished this through innovative exhibits and the popular “teaching gardens” located on site. The extensive collection of historical items at the museum is enjoyed by the entire community and new ways to engage the public are continuously being explored.

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Latin American Studies

López Cruz Lectures in Panama City

photoHumberto López Cruz was invited by Panamanian historian and critic, Professor Ricardo Ríos Torres to speak at the University of Santa María la Antigua and Exedra Books in Panama City, Republic of Panama.

  • Humberto López Cruz is a professor in the Latin American Studies Program, and a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Kick-off

photoHispanic Heritage Month celebrations start at the University of Central Florida this week with a variety of events that honor the Hispanic culture.

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Middle Eastern Studies

Özoğlu Writes About Turkish Protests in the Orlando Sentinel

Hakan  ÖzoğluHakan Özoglu discusses the street rallies in Turkey in a recent guest column for the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Hakan Özoğlu is an associate professor in the Department of History, and the program director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program

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Modern Languages and Literatures

Kourova Wins Multiple Faculty Awards

Alla  KourovaAlla Kourova is the winner of multiple faculty awards this spring. Most recently, she was honored for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at both the college and university level.

  • Alla Kourova is assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Giordano invited to conference in Italy

Paolo  GiordanoPaolo Giordano, Neil E. Euliano Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, was invited to a conference/workshop at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center titled “Transcending Borders, Bridging Gaps: Italian Americana, Diasporic Studies, and the University Curriculum.”

  • Paolo Giordano is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the department chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Modern Languages Faculty and Alum Present at International Conference

photoIn December, Keith Folse and Melanie Gonzalez presented papers at the Vocab@Vic Conference on Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition at the University of Victoria in New Zealand.

  • Keith Folse is professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Russian Language Journal Publishes Article by Modern Languages Professor

Alla  KourovaUCF Modern Languages Professor Alla Kouova recently had her article Connecting Classrooms: Russian Language Teaching Project at UCF published by the Russian Language Journal. The journal is a bilingual scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language.

  • Alla Kourova is assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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López Cruz Lectures in Panama City

photoHumberto López Cruz was invited by Panamanian historian and critic, Professor Ricardo Ríos Torres to speak at the University of Santa María la Antigua and Exedra Books in Panama City, Republic of Panama.

  • Humberto López Cruz is a professor in the Latin American Studies Program, and a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Modern Language and Literatures Professor Published in Russian University

Alla  KourovaModern Languages and Literatures assistant professor Alla Kourova's monograph was recently published. It is titled "Using Cross-Cultural Projects in Teaching Foreign Languages: A research- based approach to design and implementation" and was published in Russia in July in the Smolensk University press.

  • Alla Kourova is assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Spanish M.A. Student Wins McNair Fellowship

photoNatalia Sepúlveda has been awarded a McNair Fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Martha García, who is her mentor and the director of her undergraduate thesis. Her thesis, "The Importance of Education from a Global Perspective: Teaching Don Quixote in the 21ST Century," has led her to continue her studies at the graduate level.

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Dr. Paolo Giordano Lectures at University of Parma

photoDr. Paolo Giordano, Neil R. Euliano Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, delivered two lectures on the history and literature of Italian emigration to America at the University of Parma, Italy on Friday May 10 and Friday May 24.

TESOL Student Wins at Statewide Graduate Symposium

photoLeah DeLorenzo, graduate student in UCF's TESOL program, won the Arts and Humanities Award for her presentation at the very first statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. Leah (pictured far right), presented a poster titled, "Parental Beliefs and Attitudes on Enrollment in a Dual Language Program at an Elementary School."

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García Appointed Visiting Scholar at Madrid Institution

Martha  GarcíaMartha García recently conducted intensive research at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain, where she was appointed Visiting Scholar at the Instituto Franklin de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos.

  • Martha García is the director of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Spanish M.A. Program, and an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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UCF Student Wins National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest

Congratulations to the UCF student Irina Pidberejna who received an award in the Heritage Learners, Level 1 category of the Fourteenth Annual American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest. In this year’s contest, there were 946 essays submitted from 57 universities, colleges, and institutions across the nation. Irina Pidberejna is a student from the Intermediate Russian language class; this is the first time a student has placed in the Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest in the history of UCF. This recognition is a positive step in making the Russian Language program known at UCF.

Music

Jeff Rupert Named Pegasus Professor

photoJeff Rupert has been recognized as a Pegasus Professor, the most prestigious faculty award at UCF.

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Tenth Annual Outdoor Concert at UCF Features Dancers and Kites

photoThe UCF Symphony, conducted by Dr. Laszlo Marosi, will perform the tenth annual Symphony Under the Stars concert on Thursday, April 17, at 8 pm at the UCF Reflecting Pond.

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UCF Composer’s Opera Brings Marco Polo’s Story to Life

photoThe new opera The Red Silk Thread, An Epic Tale of Marco Polo takes us back to the 13th century, but its themes are still relevant today.

  • Stella Sung is director of the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment

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Flying Horse Big Band Plays Outside the Classroom

photoIn December, UCF's top jazz ensemble performed at the home of Cirque du Soleil orchestra conductor Benoit Glazer.

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Music Alum Honored by U.S. Rep. Grayson

photoUCF alum Leo Lamos (B.M.E. ’03) is among forty Hispanic community leaders in Central Florida recently honored by U.S. Representative Alan Grayson.

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Performing Arts Director Performs in Chicago

Professor Jeff Moore traveled to Chicago to perform Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The ensemble is made up of faculty members from various schools in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas and Florida.

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UCF's Flying Horse Record Label Turns Education into Reality

photoMusic business classes in the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Central Florida used to involve imaginary scenarios of touring and recording projects.

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Adele LaBrake Retires After 35 Years of Service to UCF

photoAdele LaBrake worked at the University of Central Florida for 35 years, and for 25 of those she was a staple in the Music Department. On Friday, January 31, 2014, Adele retired from the university. During her time at UCF she was the Administrative Assistant to more than 10 different Chairs of the Music Department. Adele saw many changes in the department, including most recently, the building of the Performing Arts Center and the creation of the School of Performing Arts. The School of Performing Arts faculty, staff, and students celebrated Adele’s retirement on Friday, January 24 with a special reception and performance by the UCF steel drum band, and a special arrangement of her favorite song. We wish Adele all the best as she begins her retirement and will greatly miss her presence in the Music Department.

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UCF’s Music Man Puts a Spotlight on Performing Arts’ Collaboration

photoORLANDO, February 3, 2014 — Theatre UCF and the UCF Music Department are joining forces to bring Meredith Willson’s The Music Man to life. The family-friendly musical opens on Thursday, February 20 and runs through Sunday March 2 on the Theatre UCF Main Stage.

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Jeff Moore Performs Post-Minimalist Concert in Syracuse

Professor Jeff Moore traveled to Syracuse, New York to perform on a post-minimalist percussion ensemble concert that included Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet, Peter Garland’s Apple Blossom and the New York premiere of Mark Mellits’s Gravity at Storers Auditorium on the Onondaga Community College campus. The ensemble included OCC faculty members Dr. Robert Bridge and Jen Vacanti, as well as Jon Lee of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While there, Moore also gave a master class on the transfer value of technique on the various percussion instruments.

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Adriana Nieves Recipient of Burnett Honors College Scholarship

UCF senior music major Adriana Nieves is the recipient of a $ 1,000.00 scholarship award from the Burnett Honors College at UCF for her HIM (Honors in the Major) Thesis proposal, which was submitted during the Fall 2013 semester. Her thesis, “Madama Butterfly: the Mythology, or How Imperialism and the Patriarchy Crushed Butterfly’s Wings,” is an interdisciplinary study of Puccini’s opera, using a variety of literary and critical theories to understand how Western attitudes toward the Orient are embedded in the libretto and supported by Puccini’s music. Ms. Nieves is a graduate of Timber Creek High School in Orlando, and she will complete her B.M. in Vocal Performance degree during the Spring 2014 semester. Her thesis is under the direction of Dr. Scott Warfield, Associate Professor of Music History at UCF.

Rupert Shares the Stage with Jazz Virtuosos Throughout January

Jeff M RupertThis January, Jeff Rupert will join jazz virtuosos at several events across the country.

  • Jeff M Rupert is the director of jazz studies of the Department of Music Jazz, and a professor in the Department of Music

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Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at FMEA Conference

photoThe UCF Trumpet Ensemble has been invited to present a clinic andperformance at the Florida Music Educators' Association conference in Tampa on January 9.

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Jazz Professors Among JazzWeek's Top 100 Albums

photoThe Jazz Professors' latest release is #39 on JazzWeek's Top 100 Jazz Albums of 2013, appearing alongside albums from jazz luminaries like Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.

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Performing Arts Director performs and teaches in Australia

Professor Jeff Moore was invited to present master classes, clinics, and to perform in concert at the PAS Australia National Drums and Percussion Summer Camp at the University of Adelaide-Elder Conservatory of Music. Moore was among several international percussionists and pedagogues invited from Australia, Austria, and America, including Nebosja Zivkovic of the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna, Ted Piltzecker of SUNY Purchase, Tim Jones of UNLV, Ben Toth of the Hartt School of Music, Frank Kumor of Kutztown University and Mark Robinson of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Director interviewed for Australian Percussion Magazine

Professor Jeff Moore was interviewed for an article in Australia’s DRUMscene Magazine, released in January 2014. In the article Professor Moore discusses his background and percussion career. In addition, he discussed the topics for his upcoming sessions at the Australian National Drums and Percussion Camp in Adelaide, Australia.

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UCF Percussion Alumni Accepts Offer in Japan

photoUCF Percussion Alumni Angel Briseno recently accepted an offer to move to Tokyo, Japan in Mid-March to perform with “Kitchen Beat” of Tokyo DisneySea. “Kitchen Beat” is a comedy type program featuring three percussionists playing a culinary role, with the use of trashcans, pans, and other cooking utensils as instruments.

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Eight UCF Students to Perform in CBDNA Intercollegiate Band

The University of Central Florida will have eight students participating in the Florida CBDNA Intercollegiate Band in Tampa on January 9-10, 2014. This ensemble is composed of students representing major colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida. Students are chosen for participation based on a number of factors including recommendations from studio teachers and Directors of Bands. The Intercollegiate Band will rehearse for two days with a guest conductor and then present a concert for the Florida Music Educators Association Conference. The guest conductor for 2014 will be Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands at the University of New Mexico. The students selected from UCF are Alyssa Kimpel (Flute), Steven Amann (Alto Saxophone), Zachary Brown (Trumpet), Kyle Radd (Trumpet), Josie Wisser (Horn), Elizabeth McClusky (Horn), Matthew Nunes (Euphonium) and Jacob Kight (Percussion).

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Swing Into the Holidays with The Nutcracker by the Flying Horse Big Band

photoThe Flying Horse Big Band swings into the holiday season with a special concert series. They will perform a one-of-a-kind interpretation of The Nutcracker Suite, as arranged by jazz legends Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. The band will also play other holiday favorites.

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All About Jazz Praises Jazz Professors

photoAll About Jazz recently featured two albums from The Jazz Professors. Reviewer Jack Bowers extols the Professors' impressive credentials, and offers a warm review for both CDs.

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Percussion Instructor Performs on John Luther Adams Upcoming Album

photoUCF Percussion Instructor Thad Anderson performs on an upcoming album release of John Luther Adams' Inuksuit from Cantaloupe Music. Inuksuit, a CD-length work for 9 to 99 percussionists, has been called "the ultimate environmental piece" by the New York Times. The recording was made in the forest surrounding Guilford Sound in southern Vermont and represents composer John Luther Adams' ultimate vision for presenting this complex and engaging piece. "I think we succeeded in making this recording a real experience," Adams observes. "It's a complete experience for someone who hasn't been to a live performance of Inuksuit, but for someone who already knows the piece, I think it gives them another shot at it, or a different take on it.". The album is due to be released on October 29, 2013 and is now available for preorder.

  • Thad Anderson is assistant professor in the Department of Music

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Jeff Moore interviewed for Orlando Arts Magazine

Professor Jeff Moore was interviewed for an article in Orlando Arts Magazine, November/December 2013 issue. In the article he discusses his new position as Director and the goals for the newly formed School of Performing Arts.

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Jeff Moore’s Second Percussion Method Book and CD package is Released

Professor Jeff Moore second percussion method book and CD package, Fundamental Drumstick Control was published by Alfred Publishing Company, Van Nuys, CA.

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UCF Music Composition Alumnus Publishes Third Work

photoUCF Music Composition alumnus Josh Hobbs has just had a third work accepted for publication: 'Forever Sky', a trumpet sextet composed for fellow trumpet alumnus Billy Luckett has been released by Triplo Press.

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UCF Percussion Student and Alumni's Industry Accomplishments

One UCF Percussion Student and two Percussion Alumni have been succeeding in different ways in their field of music.

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Music Professor Jeremy Hunt Releases Apps

Jeremy  HuntJeremy Hunt has released four new educational apps to the Apple Store. His IPA Sing, French Diction, German Diction, and Italian Diction are instructional tools for singers.

  • Jeremy Hunt is associate professor in the Department of Music

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Drexler Joins Jazz Greats on New Album

photoRichard Drexler features prominently on Low Standards, the latest release from renowned jazz musician Jeff Berlin. Drexler plays piano and bass alongside Berlin, one of the world's most influential electric bass players. They are joined by famed drummer Mike Clark.

  • Richard Drexler is adjunct in the Department of Music

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School of Performing Arts Names 1st Director

photoThe College of Arts & Humanities has named Jeff Moore, chair of the music department, as the first director of the School of Performing Arts.

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Trumpet Student Wins First Place at Drum Corp Competition

photoKyle Schmidt (B.M.E. Trumpet) won 1st Place in the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition.

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Student and Faculty Composers Score Success in Fanfare Competition

photoJosh Hobbs won a place in the prestigious Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare competition. Hobbs is a graduate student studying composition in the Master of Arts in Music program.

  • Christopher Marshall is adjunct in the Department of Music

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UCF Music Alumni Succeeds in Los Angeles Music Industry

photoMusic grad Rob Schaer has found a place in the Los Angeles music industry since leaving UCF. He is the first call extra player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performing on tours of the U.S. and Europe with the orchestra and their conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

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Event Management Minor Debuts this Fall

photoRosen College of Hospitality Management has partnered with the College of Arts and Humanities to offer a new minor program in Event Management.

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Jeff Rupert Performs at I Love Jazz Festival in Brazil

photoThis August, Jeff Rupert performed in Brazil at the I Love Jazz Festival Internacional. The festival boasts an attendance of more than 10,000 visitors each night.

  • Jeff M Rupert is the director of jazz studies of the Department of Music Jazz, and a professor in the Department of Music

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"Music and Neuroscience" Research Featured in Orlando Weekly

photoThe latest issue of Orlando Weekly features research on "Music and the Brain" by UCF faculty members. The work began with a course by Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya, a UCF professor of neuroscience, and Juilliard-trained violinist and UCF professor Ayako Yonetani. The course lead to lectures, performances, and a symposium as well as involvement from the Central Florida Society for Neuroscience.

  • Ayako Yonetani is professor in the Department of Music

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Professor Moore teaches at a Yamaha Sounds of Summer Clinic

Professor Jeff Moore was the featured clinician at the Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp at UCONN (University of Connecticut) in Storrs.

Central Florida Future on the Music and the Brain Symposium

photoWhether it’s an exciting baseline, a somber melody or a crescendo that makes your heart flutter every time, we’re all aware of the power music can have over our emotions.

  • Ayako Yonetani is professor in the Department of Music

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UCF Hosts annual Symphony Under the Stars

photoThe UCF Music Department, working with the Campus Activities Board, hosted their annual Symphony Under the Stars on Thursday, featuring performances from Music professors, alongside students and world-renowned guest performers.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

photoOrlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the epic theatrical event The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I and II. Written by David Edgar and adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, the production is produced in collaboration with Theatre UCF. Co-directed by Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Theatre UCF Chair/Artistic Director Christopher Niess, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I & II is presented in rotating repertory from January 22 to March 9, 2014 at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. Tickets ($17-$40) are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. Dinner and hotel packages are also available at orlandoshakes.org/nickleby.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

photoOrlando, FL — Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities in the nation. The rating makes Orlando Shakespeare Theater the only professional, non-profit theater in Florida to receive such esteemed recognition.

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Philosophy

Philosophy Professor Publishes Book on Hinduism

photoUCF Philosophy Professor Ann Gleig teamed up with Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Millsaps College Lola Williamson while writing Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism. The book was recently published by SUNY Press.

  • Ann Gleig is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy

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Public History Center

Excellence in Academic Partnership Awarded to Rosalind Beiler

Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Director of Public History was recently honored with the Life @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnership Award. The award honors faculty who are currently running academic partnerships in the Central Florida region.

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Architecture Students Design Public History Center Expansion

photoUCF Architecture students, under the guidance of Mike Lindsey and Kourtney Baldwin, recently completed a semester-long project in coordination with the Department of History’s Public History Center in Sanford.

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Emmy-Winning Documentary to be Part of Civil Rights Discussion

photoThe UCF Public History Center in Sanford will host a screening of clips from the Emmy-winning documentary “Freedom Riders” as part of a Nov. 2 community discussion about equality under the law and the use of nonviolence to achieve change.

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Public History Center to Screen Civil Rights Films

photoThe Public History Center is one of 473 institutions across the country that will screen a set of four films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement. The powerful documentaries The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.

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Sanford Historic Trust honors the Public History Center

photoThe University of Central Florida’s Public History Center was recognized by the Sanford Historic Trust for its excellence in preserving the history of Sanford and Seminole County. The Public History Center has accomplished this through innovative exhibits and the popular “teaching gardens” located on site. The extensive collection of historical items at the museum is enjoyed by the entire community and new ways to engage the public are continuously being explored.

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RICHES of Central Florida

Excellence in Academic Partnership Awarded to Rosalind Beiler

Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Director of Public History was recently honored with the Life @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnership Award. The award honors faculty who are currently running academic partnerships in the Central Florida region.

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Architecture Students Design Public History Center Expansion

photoUCF Architecture students, under the guidance of Mike Lindsey and Kourtney Baldwin, recently completed a semester-long project in coordination with the Department of History’s Public History Center in Sanford.

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RICHES' Senior Programmer Analyst Invited to Speaking in Code Symposium

RICHES' Senior Programmer Analyst Connie Harper was selected as one of 20 digital humanities software developers invited to participate in the Speaking In Code symposium and summit.

  • Connie Harper is a senior programmer analyst in the Department of History, and a senior programmer analyst in the Regional Initiative for Collecting the Histories, Experiences, and Stories of Central Florida

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Veterans History Project Awarded $11,000 Grant

photoThe UCF Community Veterans History Project received a $11,000 grant from the Anne J. Caudal Foundation this week. The award will support efforts to collect, share and preserve the oral histories of veterans in the Central Florida community, and to make them available on online database.

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Texts and Technology

Vie Examines Digital Activism in New Journal Article

Stephanie  VieStephanie Vie examines "slacktivism" in an upcoming online journal article.

  • Stephanie Vie is an associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program, and an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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InMedia publishes Mauer article

Barry  MauerAn article by Barry Mauer entitled "Control Room and the Staging of War" was recently published by InMedia, a french Journal of Media and Media Representations.

  • Barry Mauer is an associate professor in the Department of English, and an associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program

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Routledge publishes Applen book Writing for the Web

photoJ.D. Applen recently published a book with Routledge titled Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites. The book unites theory, technology, and practice to explore writing and hypertext for website creation.

  • J.D. Applen is an associate professor in the Department of English, an associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Theatre

Writes of Spring Puts Young Students' Words Into Play

photoThe 2014 Writes of Spring, a collaborative writing and theatrical production involving the UCF Theatre for Young Audiences, will be presented April 22-23 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre (REP).

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Tenth Annual Outdoor Concert at UCF Features Dancers and Kites

photoThe UCF Symphony, conducted by Dr. Laszlo Marosi, will perform the tenth annual Symphony Under the Stars concert on Thursday, April 17, at 8 pm at the UCF Reflecting Pond.

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Dance Concert to Showcase Student Talent

photoTheatre UCF presents its 8th dance concert “Echoes” from April 17-19, 2014. The dance concert showcases students from the University of Central Florida dance classes, as well as student designers from the Theatre department. The event provides an opportunity for UCF students to shape an entire production, with the guidance and supervision of faculty.

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'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox

photoMichael Wyatt Cox's Florida childhood provided an unexpected boost to his career. The actor, starring in the touring production of "War Horse," grew up in Jupiter Farms, west of the turnpike in Palm Beach County.

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Play Teaches About Diversity, Acceptance

photoAnd Then Came Tango, a play inspired by the true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Park Zoo that raise a hatchling, will be staged by master of fine arts students in UCF’s Theatre for Young Audiences program. The free play will be performed at UCF and the Orlando Repertory Theatre and is open to the public.

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Behind the Curtain: Theatre UCF Presents ‘Nicholas Nickleby’

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Epic in scale and difficulty, this is the most ambitious play attempted by UCF.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a play that strikes fear into the hearts of performers. At 6 ½ hours in length with 150 characters and more than 10,000 lines of dialogue, the dramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 19th-century novel is a theatrical challenge like no other. The story of a penniless youth who struggles to save his family from greed, lechery and corruption in Victorian England is so daunting a production that it has been performed professionally just seven times in the U.S. since its 1980 London premiere. Despite being the vehicle for many Laurence Olivier and Tony awards over the years, there are few theater companies willing to attempt it.

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Theatre UCF Breaks New Ground with “Nicholas Nickleby” Stage

It took more than 2,000 man-hours to develop one of the most dynamic characters in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” — the stage. The 6.5-hour production by Theatre UCF and Orlando Shakespeare Theater (OST) is a massive undertaking, with a cast of 27 actors performing 100 scenes that take place in 40 distinct locations, so set designer Bert Scott had to think big.

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UCF’s Theatre Faculty Shines On the Stage and Off

photoUCF Theatre faculty members have been working on a variety of local and national projects.

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Destined for the Stage

Thanks to having three sisters who liked watching musicals, Rob Stack, ’07, grew up watching them too. As a kid, he found himself drawn to Grease 2.
“I know. It’s a horrible movie with a campy, cliché depiction of high school,” he says. “But, I loved every minute of it. I sang all of the songs, and even tried to turn my bike into a motorcycle.”

After that, he was bitten by the musical theater bug, and, in sixth grade, he started acting and enrolled in his first drama class.

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Theatre Lecturer Receives Life @ UCF Award

photoTheatre Lecturer Sybil St. Claire is a recipient of the 2014 Life @ UCF Award for UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnerships. She was awarded for the creation of interACTionZ: a queer youth theatre for social change. interACTionZ is a partnership between Theatre UCF, the Zebra Coalition, the Orlando Repertory Theatre, and the Orange County Public School system and is one of only a handful of theatres like it in the nation. The population served consists of Zebra youth (many of whom are homeless), UCF students from multiple majors, and Orange County public high school students.

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Nicholas Nickleby Directors on Engineering a Masterpiece of Theater

photoThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is the most ambitious production ever attempted in the 25-year partnership of Theatre UCF and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. The stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 19th century novel is a 6 1/2-hour epic that encompasses 150 characters in 100 scenes. Set in Victorian England, the story of greed, corruption and class is such a difficult test of a theater company’s manpower, finances and stamina that it has only been performed professionally seven times in the U.S. since its 1980 debut.

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UCF Theatre Students Celebrate Familial Diversity

photoStudents in the Theatre for Young Audiences Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Central Florida are presenting And Then Came Tango. The play is inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins living in New York’s Central Park Zoo that form a bond, “adopt” an egg and raise the hatchling named Tango. The play will run at UCF on March 23 and April 12 and at the Orlando Repertory Theatre on April 6 and 13.

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Theatre UCF Student Wins Regional Competition for Dramaturgy, Advances to Nationals

photoUniversity of Central Florida student Elle Sullivan has won the Southeast regional competition for dramaturgy at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and will be heading to Washington D.C. to compete at the national level this spring.

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UCF’s Music Man Puts a Spotlight on Performing Arts’ Collaboration

photoORLANDO, February 3, 2014 — Theatre UCF and the UCF Music Department are joining forces to bring Meredith Willson’s The Music Man to life. The family-friendly musical opens on Thursday, February 20 and runs through Sunday March 2 on the Theatre UCF Main Stage.

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Theatre UCF, Orlando Shakespeare Theater Team Up for Epic 'Nicholas Nickleby'

photo“The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I and II,” adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, is being presented by Theatre UCF and the Orlando Shakespeare Theater through March 9 at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.

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Gamers Face Real-Life Challenges in Theatre UCF's Leveling Up

photoIn the fantasy world of video games, the deaths are only on screen. But when using some of the same technology in the real world of drones and missiles, online battles have real consequences.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

photoOrlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the epic theatrical event The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I and II. Written by David Edgar and adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, the production is produced in collaboration with Theatre UCF. Co-directed by Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Theatre UCF Chair/Artistic Director Christopher Niess, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I & II is presented in rotating repertory from January 22 to March 9, 2014 at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. Tickets ($17-$40) are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. Dinner and hotel packages are also available at orlandoshakes.org/nickleby.

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Meet UCF Grad Who is Broadway's Spider-Man

photoWho says Knights can’t fly?

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Shipwrecked! Carries Viewers to Far-Away Adventures

photoThe spellbinding tales of exotic islanders, flying wombats and a monstrous man-eating octopus will be shared when adventurer Louis de Rougemont visits UCF on Nov. 14-24 – but listeners should remember not to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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Theatre Graduate Sings Hit Tunes in Latest Peformance

photoTheatre Graduate Natalie Cordone performed along with Shawn Kilgore in their most recent show "It Takes Two" on October 26. The night of popular song took the audience on a relationship journey with tunes from Broadway, television and film. The featured songs included "Our Love is Here to Stay," "Chapel of Love," "Fever" and "You're the One that I Want."

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Theatre UCF Presents Tony Award-Winning The Drowsy Chaperone

photoTheatre UCF opens the fun and rambunctious musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Main Stage Theater on the UCF Campus. The play runs through Nov. 2 and includes guest artists at every performance and one performance with sign language interpretation.

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Theatre Graduate Student Writes and Directs Full Length Play

photoTheatre UCF graduate student Whit Emerson is presenting a new full length play in the UCF Performing Arts Center October 10-13. The comedy, titled All of Chinese Literature Condensed covers 10 major works of literature that contribute to modern day Chinese culture.

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Theatre Professor Receives Estill Voice Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven R ChicurelTheatre professor Steven R. Chicurel, DMA, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Estill Voice International at the Sixth Estill World Voice Symposium at Harvard University, August 2013.

  • Steven R Chicurel is the department chair of the Department of Theatre, and a professor in the Department of Theatre

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Theatre UCF presents Steve Martin’s comedy, The Underpants

photoTheatre UCF opens Steve Martin’s laugh-out-loud comedy The Underpants on Thursday, September 19 at the Black Box Theater on the UCF campus. The play will run for three weeks, through October 5.

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Theatre UCF Presents a Reading of Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

photoStudents from the University of Central Florida’s School of Performing Arts join the Kennedy Center and venues across the country in presenting a reading of Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

photoOrlando, FL — Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities in the nation. The rating makes Orlando Shakespeare Theater the only professional, non-profit theater in Florida to receive such esteemed recognition.

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School of Performing Arts Names 1st Director

photoThe College of Arts & Humanities has named Jeff Moore, chair of the music department, as the first director of the School of Performing Arts.

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Theatre UCF Reprises The Fantasticks, with ASL Interpretation

photoTheatre UCF starts off the school year with a reprisal of this summer’s The Fantasticks. The show will run for two weeks, and includes a performance with American Sign Language interpretation.

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Event Management Minor Debuts this Fall

photoRosen College of Hospitality Management has partnered with the College of Arts and Humanities to offer a new minor program in Event Management.

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Theatre UCF Brings Music to the Summer Stage with The Fantasticks

photoORLANDO, June 21, 2013 – Theatre UCF opens the classic musical The Fantasticks on Thursday, June 27 at the Main Stage theater on the UCF campus.

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Theatre UCF Students Take Flight in Boeing Boeing

photoORLANDO, May 31, 2013 – Theatre UCF’s summer season takes flight with the bedroom farce Boeing Boeing, running from June 13-July 20 in the Black Box theater.

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Theatre UCF Brings Teachings of MLK to Children in New York and Orlando

photoStudents and faculty from the University of Central Florida spent their spring break in Ithaca, NY presenting a new, devised play about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to elementary students. During the last week of classes this spring, the Theatre students were able to perform We Carry the Dream in Orlando at the Orlando Science Center.

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Writes of Spring Celebrates 10th Anniversary

photoOn April 30 and May 1, the Orlando Repertory Theatre (popularly known as “the Rep”) presented the 10th Annual Writes of Spring production Cobblestones in collaboration with the graduate students of the UCF Theatre for Young Audiences MFA program.

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New Theatre UCF Season Filled with Laughter, Collaborations

photoThe Theatre UCF 2013-14 season focuses on fun and collaboration while delivering shows that are relevant to the community and the university’s theatre students.

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Visual Arts and Design

UCF Student's Award-Winning Photography Employs Unique Process

photoThe photography of Christopher Boyer is featured in a national juried show as well as an online showcase. Boyer is a senior in UCF's Photography B.S. program.

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Grad Student Featured in Comic Art Journal

photoGary Dufner is a teacher at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Orlando. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cartooning from the School of Visual Art in New York City.

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Ice-Cold Oscar

photoAfter twice applying for Disney’s talent development program, Mo Hassan, ’11, finally received the news he’d been hoping for. He packed up his car and drove more than 2,500 miles across the country from his home in Bradenton, Fla., to the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.

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Film by UCF Student to Premiere at Florida Film Festival

photoWhere Is Alice?, a short film written and directed by award-winning director Zachary Beckler, premieres this weekend at the Florida Film Festival. Zachary is a Film B.F.A. graduate and current M.F.A. student in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design.

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Donor Plans Major Gift to UCF Architecture Program

photoIn 1963, Florida governor Farris Bryant signed a bill that created a new state university in Orange County. With Florida Technological University scheduled to open in the fall of 1968, there was much work to be done. Central Florida architect Frederick G. Owles was hired to lay out the vision of FTU's first president Charles Millican and design the first buildings on campus.

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Partnerships Celebrated at President's Circle Reception

photoMembers of the UCF President’s Circle – donors who make annual gifts between $1,000 and $24,999 – were acknowledged for their contributions to the university last night at a reception in the UCF Art Gallery.

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Award-winning UCF film Featured in Orlando Sentinel

photo"The Committee," a documentary by University of Central Florida students and professors, tells part of its shocking story: how in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Florida college students and teachers were pulled out of class and questioned for hours — not about their politics but about their private lives, as part of an effort to drive homosexuals from state universities.

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Alum's Short Film to Screen in New York

photoUCF Film alumni Benjamin Pearson (B.A. Cinema Studies 2007) will screen his short video Former Models at the Art of the Real 2014 film series hosted by The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York on Thursday April 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the new landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.

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Short Film by UCF Grad Screens at Florida Film Festival

photoGabrielle Tillenburg’s short film Fantasy Land will be screening during the Florida Film Festival in Winter Park next month. The film follows the UCF alumna’s journey to revisit Disney’s Magic Kingdom and explore her childhood relationship with her now-deceased father, with the hope of discovering whether those memories were just fantasies.

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Animation Alum's Oscar-Winning Effort

photoRecent graduate Mohanned “Mo” Hassan is one of the animators behind Disney's latest box office smash Frozen. The film has been honored with a host of awards including Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Academy Awards.

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Public Invited to View UCF Student Art Inspired by Science

photoA unique showcase featuring scientific research as it has been interpreted by student artists will be open to the public from March 27 through April 4.

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Gallery to Host Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

photoWith artworks that blend photography and sculpture, to those that challenge personal beliefs, and others that play on memories, the 2014 Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition will be shown March 6-21 at the UCF Art Gallery.

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UCF CAH promotes Creative Careers through Florida IT Performance Grant

photoThe Creative Career Speaker Series is a collaboration between the UCF College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) and UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), recipients of a Florida IT Performance Grant.

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UCF Film Wins Best Documentary Award

photoThe film The Committee won the award for Best Documentary at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford on Feb. 15.

  • Robert Cassanello is associate professor in the Department of History
  • Lisa Mills is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Film

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UCF Collaborates with ROBOTIS in Robotics Workshop

photoOn January 18 at the annual Otronicon expo in the Orlando Science Center, UCF’s HCI Lab and CREATE teamed up with ROBOTIS to hold an inaugural teacher’s workshop for STEAM learning with robots (http://hci.cah.ucf.edu/roboticsworkshop). ROBOTIS is known globally for making stand outs in the field of robotics. In 2011, DARwIn-OP, the company’s open platform humanoid robot, won the RoboCup, an international robotics soccer competition. ROBOTIS is one of the DARPA Robotics Challenge finalists.

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New UCF Public Art Designed to be Temporary

photoThe latest piece of art on UCF’s main campus won’t last forever — by design. The “pop up” sculpture, a project by senior studio art major Lea Fales, is meant to exist only for a short period. “Untitled,” which Fales created over a five-week period for Associate professor Scott F. Hall’s intermediate sculpture class, was installed on a grassy terrace behind The Burnett Honors College on Feb. 3. Designed to interact with nearby trees, the piece was relocated to the School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD) Feb. 4 and will finally be displayed in front of The Burnett Honors College Feb. 5.

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Retired SVAD Professor Exhibits Among Art Giants

photoRecently retired professor David Haxton is among 40 artists exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art featured in the exhibit Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New. His film “Overlapping Planes” is on display alongside artists including Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Morris and John Baldessari.

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UCF Hosts Game Competition at Orlando Science Center's Otronicon Expo

photoThe Orlando Science Center is holding its annual Otronicon video-gaming expo this weekend, and part of its draw is a 48-hour competition organized by UCF to create a video game for a virtual reality game system.

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UCF Alum's Screenplay To Premiere at Sundance

photoThe One I Love, a film written by Justin Lader (Film B.F.A. '06), will premiere at the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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UCF Film Students Become Producers for Five Stories 2013 Compilation

photoFilm students at the University of Central Florida have taken on a new role: producer.

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Two UCF Artists Present Solo Exhibitions at Art Basel

photo6th Street Container Gallery is currently hosting two solo exhibitions featuring artists Stephanie Cafcules and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. The exhibitions will be on display until December 12, coinciding with Art Basel, the famous international art show.

  • Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is assistant professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Studio Art

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Inflatable Sculptures Surround UCF Student Union

photoOn November 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a "parade" of inflatable sculptures will overwhelm the front of UCF's Student Union. Students in the School of Visual Arts & Design's 3-D Design classes have constructed dynamic art using recycled, found and customized plastic injected with forced air.

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Print Your Own Holiday Cards at Flying Horse Editions' Open House

photoUCF’s Flying Horse Editions will host an open house Nov. 14 for visitors of all ages to have a hands-on experience with letterpress and to print their own holiday cards.

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UCF Grads Launch Animation Studio

photoIn 2010, alumni Joe Rosa, Heather Knott, and Chris Brown launched a new animation studio in Central Florida. Ninjaneer Studios is a full-service studio specializing in 3-D animation and projection mapping.

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New Artwork "Stars" in Building Dedication

photoThe UCF School of Visual Arts and Design is pleased to announce the upcoming dedication of public artwork on Friday, November 8, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

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Film Grad Among "25 People Shaping the Future of Design"

photoComplex Magazine has named UCF alum Nick Briz to its online list of "25 People Shaping the Future of Design."

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Robinson's Work on Display at FotoWeek 2013

photoTransfer, a series of photographs by E. Brady Robinson, will be on display at FotoWeek 2013 in Washington, D.C. Her work is part of Uncover/Discover, a competition juried by Margaret Heiner and George Hemphill. The exhibit will be debut in an outdoor gallery at National Geographic Musuem on November 1.

  • E. Brady Robinson is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design

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Photo District News Profiles Photography Program

photoThe latest issue of PDN Edu magazine features a profile of the UCF-Daytona State photography program and its relationship with the Southeast Museum of Photography.

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Movie by UCF Grad Featured in MIT Technology Review

photoMIT Technology Review recently reviewed The Perfect 46, a feature film written and directed by UCF alum Brett Bonowicz. Read the review online.

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UCF Animated Shorts Honored at Central Florida Film Festival

photoThe two short films written and produced by the class of 2013 Character Animation program were honored at the Central Florida Film Festival.

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Studio Art Senior Featured in Sculpture Walk

photoThe first large-scale public art sculpture by Lea Patrice Fales, University of Central Florida senior and Studio Art major, will be installed next month for the Museum of Florida Art's 2013-2015 DeLand Sculpture Walk, along with eleven other artists. The opening reception is being held on October 17, 2013; everyone is invited to attend!

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UCF Animated Shorts Appear at SIGGRAPH, Film Festivals

photoTwo short films produced by the SVAD Character Animation program are making multiple festival appearances.

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Zaho Authors Art is an Endangered Species

photoArt is an Endangered Species: A History of Western Art: Paleolithic – Romanesque, a new book from Margaret Ann Zaho, was recently released by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

  • Margaret Ann Zaho is assistant professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Art History

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Film Grad Featured in Acclaimed Literary Journal

photo“Flamingo City,” a short story by UCF alum Giovanna Varela was recently published in Folio, a nationally recognized literary journal.

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UCF Alum Works on Animated Features at Reel FX

photoUCF alum Greg Hulet is now working on major international films with Reel FX. After graduating cum laude in 2011 with a B.A. in Digital Media—Visual Language, Greg became a Layout Artist at Reel FX, one of the industry’s best special effects production houses.

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Hall Featured in WPA Juried Exhibition

photoThe work of Scott F. Hall will appear in an upcoming Washington Projects for the Arts exhibit. Scott's video art has been selected for inclusion in the WPA's Experimental Media 2013 Video Screening Series.

  • Scott F. Hall is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design

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Festive Colors of Caribbean Art to Fill UCF Gallery

photoAn exhibition and lecture series about Caribbean art will be featured Sept. 5-27 at the UCF Art Gallery. The vibrant show has been curated with a multicultural focus that seeks to link the diverse populations of Florida and the Caribbean.

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SVAD Students and Faculty Featured in Professional Artist Magazine

photoThe latest issue of Professional Artist Magazine features an online course and book from E. Brady Robinson.

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Event Management Minor Debuts this Fall

photoRosen College of Hospitality Management has partnered with the College of Arts and Humanities to offer a new minor program in Event Management.

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Photography Alum Shooting for The New York Times

photoThe New York Times recently published photographs by Aldrin Capulong, a 2010 graduate of UCF's Bachelor of Science in Photography. His photos accompany an article on the mysterious deaths of marine life in the Indian River estuary.

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Flying Horse Editions Collaborates on Innovative Fine Arts Prints

photoThe University of Central Florida’s fine art, limited edition press Flying Horse Editions is proud to announce the completion of a portfolio of images in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Forth Estate Editions and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

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Desks as Portraits on exhibit at Dali Photo Festival in China

photoPhotos by E. Brady Robinson will be exhibited at the Dali Photo Festival in Yunnan, China this August. Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World will be included in the "American Life" exhibition. The show is curated by Yan Li.

  • E. Brady Robinson is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design

Awards for Artists: J.R. Hopes Scholarship Winners

photo“Life is a constant game of observation, considering potential in the things I see, the people I meet, and the experiences I have to turn into art…” —Austin Bynon, one winner of the 2013 J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship

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Gallery 500 Serves Up 'Medium Rare' Summer Art Exhibit

photoUCF’s downtown Gallery 500 will host the opening of this summer’s featured group show, Medium Rare, which will showcase the works of several artists working toward their MFA in the university’s Emerging Media graduate program.

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Si Jung Jun Kim Gives Keynote Lecture at International Workshop

photoSi Jung Jun Kim gave a keynote speech, "Affective Media Design from the Cognitive Perspectives," at the 1st International Workshop on Emotional Materials and Components. The workshop was a two-day event held June 27-28, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Si Jung Kim is assistant professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Digital Media

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Digital Media Alum Selected for Art Directors Guild Apprenticeship

Recent graduate Kate Weddle (B.A., 2010) was accepted into the Art Directors Guild's new Production Apprentice Program.

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On Pins and Needles: Students Strive for Admission to Architecture Program

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Valencia architecture students pin up their work–and their hopes for admission to architecture school.

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Robinson Authors Guide to Self-Publishing for Artists

photoProfessional Artist magazine recently published E. Brady Robinson's Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing for Artists.

  • E. Brady Robinson is associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design

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Gallery 500 Kicks Off Summer Exhibitions

photoUCF’s Gallery 500 is kicking off its summer’s exhibitions with a solo sculpture show called (re)CLAIMed by Stephanie Cafcules, an MFA student in the School of Visual Arts & Design.

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Photography of Steven Spencer Featured in Museum Exhibit

photoThe Southeast Museum of Photography is currently featuring recent work by Steven Spencer, a faculty member in UCF's Photography program. The exhibition highlights work from Spencer's Six Miles and Also Equivalents, reflections of life on the Florida coast.

  • Steven C Spencer is instructor in the School of Visual Arts and Design Photography

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SVAD Student Selected for Atlantic Center for the Arts Exhibition

photoSVAD student Aleisha Breter's work will appear in the Atlantic Center for the Arts 24th Annual University Student Exhibition. Breter is one of four university students from around the state to be selected for this prestigious exhibition, juried by New York-based artist Diana Cooper.

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SVAD Students and Faculty Receive 2013 Sony Scholarships

photoFive UCF students and two faculty members from the School of Visual Arts and Design were awarded Sony Scholarships on April 19. The Sony Scholarship is awarded to current, full-time UCF students or faculty who have shown superior academic achievement in the fields of digital and emerging media such as Game Design, Animation, Graphic Design, and Architecture.

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Women's Studies

Students win 12 distinction awards at 2014 Service Learning Showcase

Twelve Women's Studies students won distinction awards at the 2014 Service Learning Showcase. Here are the winners:

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Santana Wins Service Learning Award

photoM.C. Santana, Director of the Women's Studies program was recognized on February 5, 2014 with the 2014 Service Learning Faculty Recognition Award for distinguished service and outstanding commitment to Service Learning at UCF. Santana was recognized at the Service Learning Luncheon sponsored by Experiential Learning at UCF.

Jasinski Appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

photoWomens Studies Affiliate Faculty member Jana Jasinski has been appointed Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

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Elect Her–Campus Women Returning to UCF Program Seeks to Change the Face of Politics

Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program that trains college women to run for student government and future office, heads to UCF for its second year. In 2013, 88 percent of Elect Her participants in colleges and universities across the country won their bids for student government president.

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Former Women's Studies Program Coordinator Featured in Tampa Bay Times

photoWomen's Studies former Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) Coordinator, Lindsey Turnbull, was recently featured by the Tampa Bay Times for her digital magazine MissHeard. The magazine's mission "is to provide a space for young women’s voices to be shared and heard. Through submissions from adults and teens, MissHeard fosters autonomy, empowerment and a sense of community."

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Women's Studies Instructor Writes Article in Huffington Post UCF Forum

Leandra  Preston-SidlerUCF Women's Studies Instructor Leandra Preston-Sidler recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post UCF Forum about domestic violence awareness when it comes to pets. She mentions that pets are similar to our family members and deserve to be protected, just like our own children do. Preston-Sidler says that "the relationship between human and animal violence is well established and in domestic violence situations pets may be used as tools of control and abuse, particularly after the victim flees. Safe havens serve dual purposes: They remove a barrier that keeps women in domestic-violence situations and they provide safety for animals when women leave home."

  • Leandra Preston-Sidler is instructor in the Women's Studies Program

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President of VOX: Voices for Planned Parent Hood at UCF Receives Best Field Organizer Award

Women's Studies Student Heather Bryan and President of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UCF received the Best Field Organizer award given by Advocates for Youth. She was awarded on Sept. 28th at the 2013 Advocates for Youth Urban Retreat in Washington, DC. Bryan's job was part of a national campaign to collect 3,000 signatures during the #VisionSexEd campaign. Bryan also won, along with her team, the 1 in 3 campaign.

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Women's Studies Instructor Featured in Huffington Post UCF Forum

Leandra  Preston-SidlerUCF Women's Studies Instructor Leandra Preston-Sidler recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post UCF Forum about identity choices. She brings up that gender is still an issue in today's society. Preston-Sidler mentions that "Gender is a primary determinate of who we are perceived to be, whether we agree with it and whether we identify with our preconceived gender determination. Class and race, among other categories, are also powerful determinates but those intersect with gender in specific ways so gender is always an issue."

  • Leandra Preston-Sidler is instructor in the Women's Studies Program

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VOX at UCF Honored in Washington by Planned Parenthood

photoVOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UCF was honored at the Youth Organizing and Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America presented VOX at UCF with the "Most Outstanding Student Group" award.

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Women's Studies Student Recognized for Service Work

Jessica Bejarano was recently recognized for her extensive service-learning work by her international community partner, Days for Girls. Bejarano participated in this project previously for Introduction to Women's Studies (WST3015) and continued it for Third Wave Feminisms (WST3561). Bejarano sews bags, liners, shields, and works on fundraising for Days for Girls.

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Writing and Rhetoric

Vie Wins Chuck D. Dziuban Award

photoStephanie Vie is the 2014 winner of UCF's Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

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Coming this Fall: B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric

photoOn March 27, the UCF Board of Trustees approved a new bacholor's degree in Writing and Rhetoric.

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Science Magazine Publishes Essay by UCF Professor and Alumnus

Melody  BowdonWriting and Rhetoric Professor Melody Bowdon co-authored an essay with Erin Saitta (PhD Chemistry 2010 and Assistant Director of FCTL) and Tamra Legron-Rodriguez (PhD Chemistry 2013 and Rollins College faculty member) that was published today in Science Magazine. The essay and its attending online module have been honored with a 2013 Science prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. In the essay, UCF's Writing Across the Curriculum program was acknowledged for support in the late stages of the project.

  • Melody Bowdon is an associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program, and a professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Zemliansky Awarded a Council for Programs Grant

Pavel  ZemlianskyPavel Zemliansky was awarded a grant from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. This grant program is intended to:

  • Pavel Zemliansky is an associate professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program, the program director of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Writing Across the Curriculum, and an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Ríos and Walls Join McNair Scholars Program as Faculty-in-Residence

Gabriela Raquel Rios and Douglas Walls have been awarded Faculty-in-Residence status by the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Central Florida.

  • Gabriela Raquel Rios is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, and an affiliated assistant professor of writing and rhetoric in the Women's Studies Program
  • Douglas Walls is an assistant professor in the Texts and Technology, Ph.D. Program, and an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Zora Neale Hurston Institute

Summer 2013 Film Camp Awards Ceremony

photoDean José Fernández attended the awards ceremony which concluded the Summer Film Camp which ran from June 24th to July 3rd.

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