4th UCF Celebrates the Arts to Feature Tributes to Bernstein, President Hitt

4th UCF Celebrates the Arts to Feature Tributes to Bernstein, President Hitt

UCF Celebrates the Arts — eight days of music, performances and visual displays — returns April 6-14 for a fourth year. The university’s annual showcase of student and faculty presentations at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando will open with a tribute to American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein and […]

Anthony B. Major Draws From the Past to Help Shape Future of Black Excellence

Whenever students from black organizations on campus are in need of support or a phenomenal speaker for their events, Anthony B. Major is the man they know they can count on. As program director for the Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies and the Africana studies minor, as well as an associate professor of […]

Film Festival to Feature UCF Workshops on Scary Movies, Student Films

Why is Florida such a good place to make a scary movie? That’s one of the topics filmmakers will discuss as part of free workshops sponsored Feb. 8 by UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities to kick off the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford. The Feb. 8-11 festival will feature 80 short films […]

An Interview with Dinaw Mengestu

“I grew up in the shadows of a half-dozen names,” said Dinaw Mengestu, speaking of the family members he never met. Mengestu — the author of this year’s Big Read at UCF book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears — moved to the U.S. from Ethiopia when he was two. “What inspired me most was […]

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Flying Horse Editions

Theo Lotz, the Flying Horse Editions director, talks about the different aspects of the program and how it fits into the greater university.