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CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 8, 2022

Due to campus closures, some arts and humanities events have been canceled or rescheduled.  UCF's best source of information regarding Tropical Storm Nicole is  Veterans Salute & Purple Heart Proclamation: Honoring Veterans Wounded in Battle Wednesday, November 9 | 10 a.m. | Memory Mall This event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. LGBTQ+ Cinema: Jennifer's Body Wednesday, November 9 | 6 p.m. | Classroom Building 1, Room 122 This... Read More

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022

Due to campus closures, many arts and humanities events have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit for more information about affected events in our college. As always, we suggest you confirm the status of events on the UCF calendar prior to coming to campus. You can find more details about the impact of Hurricane Ian at    UCF Concert Band Concert Saturday, October 2 | 7 p.m. | VAB Auditorium This event has been... Read More

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022

It is with great pride I share the College of Arts and Humanities 2022 Spotlight – a look back at the 2021-22 academic year. As dean, my job is to facilitate excellence in the College of Arts and Humanities. I see it on a small scale every day – a professor lending expertise to an international conversation in the media, a student submitting an award-winning essay that will earn them scholarship dollars, our staff finding new efficiencies in an administrative process – but once a year... Read More

CAH Welcomes New Faces, Roles to Staff and Administration

August 8, 2022

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

Santana-Rogers Leaves a Legacy with Women’s and Gender Studies

May 23, 2022

After 13 years at the helm, Dr. Maria C. Santana-Rogers has stepped down as Director of UCF's Women's and Gender Studies program, leaving behind a legacy of leadership, social change and student-centered learning. Santana-Rogers has been director of Women's and Gender Studies since 2009. During that time, she built a nationally-recognized program that reaches across academic disciplines and colleges and into local and global communities. She extended student engagement into surrounding... Read More

Associate Dean Lynn Hepner to Retire in August

April 25, 2022

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

Women’s and Gender Studies Lecturer Discusses Closing the Gender Wage Gap

March 31, 2022

Anne Bubriski, lecturer of women's and gender studies, spoke with News 6 WKMG about how we can close the gender wage gap. The gender wage gap impacts all industries, with some worse than others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its look at weekly earnings in the fourth financial quarter of 2021, said there is a 20-cent on the dollar wage gap between women and men. “When you control for all the different variables, education, major, hours worked per week, full time, part time, you know,... Read More

New Lecture Series Features Research in Women’s and Gender Studies

November 16, 2021

This month, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented the inaugural Gloria Anzaldúa Lecture Series. The lecture featured the two winners of the 2019 Gloria Anzaldúa Faculty Research Excellence Award, associate professor of anthropology Beatriz Reyes-Foster and professor of sociology Shannon Carter. The award supports individual pursuing advanced research near completion and of value to women's and gender scholars, general audiences or both. Reyes-Foster and Carter discussed their... Read More

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

September 8, 2021

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

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés and Aimee Denoyelles Featured on “Postdigital Pedagogies of Care” Podcast

June 30, 2021

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, professor of English and affiliate faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies program, was a guest on the podcast Postdigital Pedagogies of Care. Milanés was joined by Aimee Denoyelles, an instructional designer with the Center for Distributed Learning. Milanés and Denoyelles reflected on the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating technology with feminist pedagogy in the classroom. Hosted by Cheryl Brown and Sara Tolbert from the University of... Read More


Student Showcase Celebrates Latinx Feminist Voices

June 21, 2021

On March 24, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented a student showcase in celebration of Women's History Month and Latinx feminist voices. The showcase featured the creative productions of students Marina Collier, Vilma Portocarrero, Joscelynn Torres, Adri Perez, Marena-Montes Colon and Kizharia “Kiki” Hernandez. Faculty members Stacey DiLiberto and Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes served as moderators. Watch the full video on... Read More

Faculty Showcase Celebrates Latinx Voices and Artistic Expression

June 11, 2021

On March 23, the Women’s and Gender Studies program presented a faculty showcase in celebration of Women’s History Month and Latinx feminist voices. The showcase featured Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Nessette Falu and the crafts of Sonia Arellano. M.C. Santana, director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, served as moderator for the showcase. Watch the full video on YouTube: Learn more about Women’s and Gender Studies at... Read More

Virtual Event Explores Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 11, 2021

On March 18, the Women’s and Gender Studies program hosted Change Never Stops: Pandemic Activism, a presentation that shared examples and possibilities for engaging in activism while maintaining protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation was hosted by Leandra Preston, an associate lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies program. Watch the full video on YouTube: Learn more about Women’s and Gender... Read More

Artists’ Roundtable Celebrates Women’s History Month and AfroLatinx Feminist Voices

May 10, 2021

On March 25, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented a special talk in celebration of Women's History Month and AfroLatinx feminist voices. The roundtable featured artists, writers and scholars from within and outside of UCF, including Akosua Fadhili AfriKa, Esperanza Cintrón, Amalia Dache and Caridad Souza, with assistant professor of philosophy Karina Céspedes serving as moderator. Watch the full video on YouTube: Learn more... Read More


Staff Awards Recognize Dedication and Exemplary Service

April 29, 2021

The annual CAH staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to the college and UCF. In 2021, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized staff members for their commendable dedication to UCF and acknowledged the challenging year the employees faced. Three of these staff members received prestigious honors that include a financial award of $600 each. In a message to all faculty and staff, Dean Jeff Moore said, “Sometimes you probably think no one notices all... Read More


Leandra Preston-Sidler: Women on the Front Lines of COVID-19

March 30, 2021

Leandra Preston-Sidler, senior lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies, spoke with Spectrum News about how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women. In this three-part series, Preston-Sidler, along with two other guests, discussed the increased burden of childcare and financial insecurity placed on women throughout the past year. During the onset of the pandemic, more women than men faced layoffs and furloughs. For the women who began working from home, closures of... Read More