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Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

November 17, 2020

The application deadline for applications for the 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards has been extended to December 4 at noon. The two awards of $25,000 each were founded in 2018 by philanthropists Chuck Steinmetz and Margery Pabst Steinmetz and are awarded to cross-disciplinary teams focused on the area of arts and wellness. The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts... Read More

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M.C. Santana Discusses Impact of Women Voters

November 3, 2020

In any election, there are many factors that can affect an election in one way or another. Prior to the 2020 Presidential election, Spectrum News 13 spoke with UCF's Maria C. Santana, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, about the impact women have had on elections since they were first given the right to vote one hundred years ago. "Women vote more than men traditionally, historically in this country. The woman voter is, of course, not monolithic. They have different agendas,... Read More

Fulbright-Hays GPA Grant Awarded for Keeping Language and Culture Alive in Argentina 

September 10, 2020

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program from the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a two-year grant to the University of Central Florida’s College of Arts and Humanities. The program will fund a group study to Argentina, led by Maria C. Santana, director of the UCF Women’s and Gender Studies program and Maria Redmon, senior instructor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Santana and Redmon proposed... Read More

Six faculty members remain with CAH after NSCM reorganization

September 2, 2020

In July when the Nicholson School of Communication and Media joined the College of Sciences in an academic realignment, six individuals opted to keep their positions in the College of Arts and Humanities. The six individuals and their respective departments are: Emily Johnson, Department of English Rudy McDaniel, Department of English Anastasia Salter, Department of English Maria C. Santana, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Mel Stanfill, Department of English ... Read More

Florida taps MC Santana as Women’s Studies coordinator

July 23, 2020

M.C. Santana has been assigned as Discipline Coordinator for Women's and Gender Studies programs across the state of Florida. The Department of Education’s Statewide Course Numbering System oversees the assignment of course numbers to all courses in Florida colleges and universities. Santana will work with the Department of Education in Florida to assign new and revised course numbering to all Women's Studies classes, while providing advice and leadership for the development and maintenance... Read More

Interactive media and web conference sessions open to public

July 6, 2020

Texts and Technology at UCF is hosting two virtual conferences this summer, both of which focus on the fusion of humanities questions with critical examination and playful exploration of the potential of technology. On July 13-15, the ACM Hypertext + Social Media conference includes research on all aspects of the modern web. The conference theme, “Hypertext for Social Good,” brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the pressing challenges and opportunities presented by the web today.... Read More

Staff Awards recognize dedication and success

May 6, 2020

In 2020, the College of Arts and Humanities recognizes 25 staff members for their extensive dedication to UCF. Three of these staff members received prestigious honors that include a financial award of $600 each. In a message to all faculty and staff, Executive Associate Dean Lyman Brodie and Special Assistant to the Dean Paul Lartonoix said “As we all live through these unprecedented and challenging times, we would like to recognize ALL our staff for their hard work for the college and... Read More

CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure in 2020

April 7, 2020

Celebrating the success and achievements of our faulty and staff is one of the most important values of the College of Arts and Humanities. In 2020, 31 faculty members have received promotion or tenure to recognize their dedication to the university. Congratulations and charge on to all our colleagues!   Communication and Media Lisa Danker Peter Smith Natalie Underberg-Goode   English James Campbell Farrah Cato Fayeza Hasanat   History Amy... Read More

Announcing the Gloria Anzaldúa Research Excellence Award winners

April 7, 2020

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program presents the inaugural Gloria Anzaldúa Research Excellence Award winners. This award is to be given in early spring of each year for the amount of $1,000.00 to two awardees. This research excellence award stipend supports individuals pursuing advanced research near completion and of value to women’s and gender scholars, general audiences, or both. Stipends are awarded to individuals or a team of scholars. The scholarships can be used to disburse... Read More

UCF artists “Arts On!”

March 26, 2020

UCF student, faculty, staff and alumni artists have found themselves in the unprecedented circumstance of isolating themselves. Concerts and performances have been canceled, exhibitions are moving online and pedagogy is happening virtually. Traditional year-end experiences like senior recitals and UCF Celebrates the Arts are no longer happening. What we have seen on social media, however, is that this isolation isn't stopping anyone's creativity. In fact, creativity seems to be increasing!... Read More


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

March 13, 2020

The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is cancelling upcoming events, including the annual festival, UCF Celebrates the Arts. Keeping our UCF community safe and informed is our top priority. UCF, and all universities in the State University System, are taking precautions to help minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. We know that social distancing is one of the key ways we can help protect the health of our community, and to this end, we have made the difficult but necessary... Read More

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020

March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month started on March 1, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program has lined up several events to celebrate women all month long.     Women’s First Project Exhibit: Friday, February 28 through Thursday, April 30 Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 pm John C. Hitt Library room 223 The exhibit team who worked on this project envisioned documenting the legacy of women who attained a rank, position or graduation as first in their... Read More

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 Features Inspiration from Dorothy Gillespie

January 10, 2020

The sixth annual UCF Celebrates the Arts returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts April 7 – 19. The 10-day art event features work from UCF students, staff and faculty from the  School of Visual Arts and Design , School of Performing Arts and Nicholson School of Communication and Media , as well as collaboartions with community partners. Many events throughout this year’s showcase are inspired by Dorothy Gillespie, a well-known New York artist who helped blaze a path... Read More

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Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction

September 10, 2019

In its ninth year, the Women of Distinction award by Faculty Excellence and the Center for Success of Women Faculty highlights the achievements of outstanding women faculty at UCF. Three awards - one for one to five years of service in academia at UCF, six to ten years, and ten or more years - in the theme of “Creative Entrepreneurship” were given at the event on Tuesday, September 10. Two of the three winners are from the College of Arts and Humanities: Anne Bubriski of Women's and... Read More

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 22, 2019

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are open for submission from Monday, May 20-Thursday, October 10, 2019. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation across the community and UCF campus. Interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based community impact will be recognized as guides for building... Read More