Events in the College of Arts and Humanities

Upcoming Events

  • Reading and Book Signing: Dinaw Mengestu

    UCF Art Gallery

    Come enjoy a reading and book signing by Dinaw Mengestu, the award-winning author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007) and How to Read the Air (2010). Mengestu is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in fiction and the recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation, a 20 Under ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Exhibition Reception for Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis Exhibition

    UCF Art Gallery

    Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and inspired by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Dinaw Mengestu’s first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007), Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis will be on view at the UCF Art Gallery January 8 – February 2, 2018. Featuring work by Reem Bassous, Alexis Callender, Pam Cooper, Joe Cory, Lauren Greenwald, Hiwa ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Studio Art portfolio review info session

    Visual Arts Building, Room 114: 114

    The Studio Art Portfolio Review is required for those students pursuing the Studio Art BA, Studio Art BFA or the Experimental Animation specialization of the BFA Art – Emerging Media degree. For additional information on the Studio Art Portfolio Review and related requirements, visit https://svad.cah.ucf.edu/portfolio/. Click here for a list of undergraduate programs in the School of Visual Arts and ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Faculty Recital: JoAnne Stephenson, soprano and Robin Jensen, piano

    Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium

    UCF Voice Professor, Dr. JoAnne Stephenson presents a recital accompanied by UCF Professor Robin Jensen on piano. Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    CAH Events View Event
  • Exhibit Opening: "Why Not Us?"

    227 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL 32751: Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

    "Why Not Us?" The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community: The Early Years, 1987-97 Exhibit Opening Reception & Gallery Talk How did the economically and politically marginalized citizens of Eatonville, Florida -- popularly known as “the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in America -- organize themselves and their allies to stop a county road-widening project and secure the town's placement on ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Rimma Plays Mendelssohn

    Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

    The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of music director Eric Jacobsen, concert opens with the world premiere of a commissioned piece by UCF Pegasus Professor Stella Sung, entitled "Game of Players." Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, which is beloved by both musicians and audiences. Concerto for Orchestra, one of Bartók’s best-known and most popular works, concludes the ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Character Animation Open House

    UCF Center for Emerging Media

    Are your career goals in the world of digital computer animation? The Character Animation Specialization is designed to prepare students for careers as animators, modelers, riggers, or texture artists in film or computer game industries. If you are interested in applying to the Emerging Media: Character Animation specialization, it is highly recommended that you attend this informational event. We will ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Diversifying Diplomacy: A Book Talk featuring Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    In her new memoir Diversifying Diplomacy (Potomac Books, 2017), Ambassador Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas shares the story of her life as a young black woman who distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Ambassador Elam-Thomas’s memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service, recounting ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • History Department Research Colloquium: Dr. Luis Martinez Fernandez

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Professor of History, Dr. Luis Martinez Fernandez presents “Love Potions, Fried Plantains, and Goddesses of the Waterways: Transculturation in Early Colonial Cuba.” Dr. Martinez Fernandez will discuss the processes of cultural hybridity, creolization, and transculturation in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Cuba. Instead of looking at these phenomena as abstractions, the paper incorporates real individual men and women who were part of ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost (Recurring Event)

    Theatre

    A fresco that could revolutionize Western Art is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. By David Edgar • Directed by Christopher ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Guest Artist Recital: line upon line, percussion

    Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium

    Guest Artist recital featuring the percussion group, line upon line. Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    CAH Events View Event
  • Staged Reading of "The Refugee Plays"

    UCF Art Gallery

    Directed by Mark Brotherton, The Refugee Plays is a series of short plays that explore the experiences of refugees and undocumented immigrants in the United States, shining a carefully placed spotlight on certain legal, social and economic difficulties faced by this population and humanizing an oft-misunderstood group.

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost (Recurring Event)

    Theatre

    A fresco that could revolutionize Western Art is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. By David Edgar • Directed by Christopher ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Collide Series: Null-State

    Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium

    Composer Benjamin D. Whiting and Flutiest/Composer Melody Chua comprise Null-State and will give a performance for the public. For more info on this group, please visit nullstate.org Free and open to the public, no ticket required

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost (Recurring Event)

    Theatre

    A fresco that could revolutionize Western Art is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. By David Edgar • Directed by Christopher ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost Talk Back

    Main Stage Theatre: Building 6

    Join Christopher Niess, Director of Pentecost, and Margaret Ann Zaho, Associate Professor of Art History, for a discussion of the play immediately following the theatrical production.

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost (Recurring Event)

    Theatre

    A fresco that could revolutionize Western Art is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. By David Edgar • Directed by Christopher ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Guest Artist Recital: Cosmos New Music

    Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium

    Free and open to the public. No ticket required

    CAH Events View Event
  • James Weldon Johnson Lectures Series- Dr. Johnathan Cox

    UCF Student Union Key West: Room 218A

    Each semester, the Africana Studies Program presents a series of lectures covering a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. Dr. Johnathan Cox, assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Central Florida, will present "Black on Both Sides: Black Racial Identities and Perceptions Between Black Students at Historically Black and Predominantly White Institutions". Relatively few scholars ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • James Weldon Johnson Lectures Series- Dr. Johnathan Cox

    UCF Student Union Key West: Room 218A

    Each semester, the Africana Studies Program presents a series of lectures covering a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. Dr. Johnathan Cox, assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Central Florida, will present "Black on Both Sides: Black Racial Identities and Perceptions Between Black Students at Historically Black and Predominantly White Institutions". Relatively few scholars ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • The "Orient" in the "West" and Beyond: Reflections on Contemporary Refugee Politics

    UCF Art Gallery

    Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür, the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at UCF and the author of Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey: The Paradox of Moderation (University of Texas Press, 2010), will give a lecture on the contemporary refugee crisis. Dr. Tezcür’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute of ...

    CAH Events View Event
  • Guest Artist Recital: h2/4

    Rehearsal Hall: Auditorium

    h2/4 is saxophonists Jeffrey Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol. Loeffert and Nichol regularly perform with the award-winning h2 quartet and will be performing works from their first duo album, released in 2017. Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    CAH Events View Event
  • Artist Talk by Hiwa K

    UCF Art Gallery

    Internationally renowned artist Hiwa K will talk about his work in Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis. Hiwa K has participated in international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (2015) and documenta14, Kassel/Athens (2017). In 2016 he received the Arnold Bode Prize and the Schering Stiftung Art Award).

    CAH Events View Event
  • Pentecost (Recurring Event)

    Theatre

    A fresco that could revolutionize Western Art is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. By David Edgar • Directed by Christopher ...

    CAH Events View Event