Arts & Culture

7 Little-Known Facts about the Declaration of Independence

7 Little-Known Facts about the Declaration of Independence

UCF lecturer David Head barely needs notes to teach the course U.S. History: 1492-1877. He wrote a book on early America, edited the 300,000-word Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400–1900, and is currently in the middle of another three-year book project focused on George Washington. Did you know? It took six months for all the […]

5 Minutes With the Professor Whose Popular Class Analyzes Harry Potter

UCF English Professor Tison Pugh teaches the big-name literature classes: Shakespeare. Chaucer. Rowling. Yes, Rowling, as in J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter. As you might guess, it’s the Rowling class that fills up the fastest. “We can learn a lot from the Harry Potter books,” says Pugh, a voracious reader who knows a good […]

Making Public Transit Easy for Everyone

Early on a Tuesday, Nathan Selikoff ’04 is doing what anyone muscling through Orlando’s morning commute would rather be doing: relaxing outside a coffee shop, watching other cars crawl past. Selikoff is on the phone with his business partner, David Thomas Moran ’14MFA, who, when asked where his office is, says candidly, “Everywhere. It’s important […]

'Human Error' Prepares Students to be Voice of New Generation in Theatre

UCF School of Performing Arts presents Human Error, a new play that runs June 14-24 and Aug. 23-26 on the UCF Main Stage. The production is part of Pegasus PlayLab, a summer theatre festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights. Human Error gives students and faculty the opportunity to create a fully mounted production […]