RICHES of Central Florida

Highlights

New Digital Tools Help Users Analyze Data

August 2015

photoUsers can now use tools from the RICHES Mosaic Interface to analyze and annotate items. The free interface is an interactive digital collection of Florida's history that offers a searchable database with access to images, documents, podcasts, oral histories, films, and visualizations.

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UCF Ranked #3 for Online Bachelor in History Program

August 2015

photoUCF's Online Bachelor of Arts in History scored third in a recent university ranking by TheBestSchools.org. Rankings were based on quality of program, types of courses provided and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.

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Martínez-Fernández Wins International Latino Book Award

April 2015

photoLuis Martínez-Fernández has received an award from the International Latino Book Awards. Martínez-Fernández's recent book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History, was recognized in the Best History Books in English category.

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UCF History Students Help Preserve Oviedo’s Past at History Harvest

April 2015

photoA World War II ration book, a photo of a well-traveled Oviedo road before it existed and historical information about the city’s first African-American cemetery were just some of the artifacts collected as part of a recent community initiative to preserve the past using today's digital tools. Nearly 3000 historical items were scanned as community members came to Oviedo's Lawton House with boxes, bags and scrapbooks full of photos and documents.

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Historic Preservation Class Nominates Jacksonville Film Studio to Become National Historic Landmark

March 2015

photoDescribed as a legacy to the silent film era, the five-building campus of Norman Laboratories on Arlington Road won’t stay silent for much longer.

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UCF Filmmakers Win Emmy for Documentary

January 2015

photo“The Committee,” a documentary film by a team from UCF, recently won an Emmy for telling the story of a Florida Legislature investigative panel that sought to root out homosexuals from state universities about 50 years ago.

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Film Filthy Dreamers screens at Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival

November 2014

photoThe film Filthy Dreamers premiered at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival on November 12th. The film was produced in collaboration with the Honor’s College,  The School of Visual Arts and Design and the Department of History. Lisa Mills (SVAD), Robert Cassanello (History) and students in the honor’s documentary workshop produced the film which tells the story of the effort to stop the teaching of evolution at Florida State College for Women in the 1920s. Senator Bob Graham was interviewed for the film and appeared at the premier to introduce the film with the students who attended the screening.

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Student-Produced Podcast Wins Hampton Dunn Internet Award

September 2014

photoA video podcast produced by UCF students and faculty won the Florida Historical Society's 2014 Hampton Dunn Internet Award.

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RICHES of Central Florida
Department of History

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Orlando, FL 32816-1350

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