T&T Guest Speaker Series: Understanding Graduate Research Production in the Digital Age

February 26, 2015  Guests from the University of Florida – Sophia Acord (Associate Center Director/Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology & Law) and Laurie Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) – met with T&T students and faculty to discuss Open Access and Electronic Dissertations. Please click here to download the event flyer.

April Anderson: Breaking the Archival Fourth Wall

February 24, 2015  April Anderson, University Archivist at the Milner Library at Illinois State University, presented a lively discussion for T&T students, faculty, and members of the UCF Library concerning Digital Archival Exhibition in the Digital Realm. Dr. Anderson also visited Dr. Barry Mauer’s class, Visual T&T, to discuss Citizen Curatorship of digital...

Congratulations on a Successful Dissertation Defense

January 13, 2015  Congratulations to T&T student, Leandra Preston-Sidler, who successfully defended her dissertation on January 27, 2015. Leandra’s dissertation is titled Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury in Virtual Communities. Photoed (from left to right): Meredith Tweed, Leandra Preston-Sidler, and Maria Cristina Santana.

Congratulations T&T Alum Meghan Griffin!

January 06, 2015  U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Best Online Programs in the nation and T&T Alum, Dr. Meghan Griffin (2012), leads one of the bachelor degree programs offered at Daytona State College (DSC) that ranked #2! Meghan is the Director of the Bachelor of Applied Science Program (BAS) in...

Cuevas Shares Dissertation Advice

November 18, 2014  Haydee M. Cuevas, a member of the UCF Texts and Technology Advisory Board, recently shared dissertation advice in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s HFES Bulletin. Cuevas authored two articles, “Preparing the Dissertation Proposal” and “Preparing the Dissertation Final Defense.” Read Preparing the Dissertation Proposal Read Preparing the Dissertation Final...

Scot French Presented Work at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting

November 13, 2014  T&T faculty, Scot French, presented his latest work on text-mining and topic modeling of the Florida Historical Quarterly at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Nov. 14. As part of the SHA workshop, “Computers, Visualization, and Regional History: New Approaches to Visualizing the Literature of a Field,” French included examples of...

Alumni Interview: Mark Pollitt

November 03, 2014  Former FBI agent Mark Pollitt first visited UCF while working with the National Center for Forensic Science to develop standards for digital forensics. After his retirement from the FBI, he consulted as a cyber-security expert and did some adjunct teaching before accepting a full time position as a visiting professor...

Read Latest T&T Newsletter

July 15, 2014  Read the latest T&T newsletter here, including information on dissertation award recipients, incoming students, and important dates to note. Keynote: James Paul Gee Congratulations to Grads, Scholarship Winners and more Welcome New T&T Faces Honors, Awards, Publications and Workshops T&T Speaker Series New Specializations

Scot French's e-poster Featured on the Spring 2014 Issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities

May 01, 2014  The Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities featured an e-poster created by T&T Core Faculty member Scot French. The poster — "Visual Historiography: Visualizing ‘The Literature of a Field’"– represents work presented by French and his co-authors, David Staley of Ohio State and Bill Ferster of the...

Dissertation Research Award For Texts & Technology Ph.D. Students

April 04, 2014  The Texts & Technology program, the UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research, and the UCF College of Graduate Studies announced a new award program available to students at the dissertation phase of their research in the T&T program.  Five awards of up to $3,000 each will be made for...

Vie Examines Digital Activism in New Journal Article

March 12, 2014  Stephanie Vie examines “slacktivism” in an upcoming online journal article. According to Vie, the Human Rights Campaign Marriage Equality logo is an important example of how seemingly insignificant moves such as adopting a logo and displaying it online can serve to combat microaggressions, or the damaging results of everyday bias...

InMedia publishes Mauer article

February 12, 2014  An article by Barry Mauer entitled “Control Room and the Staging of War” was recently published by InMedia, a french Journal of Media and Media Representations. Read the article online here. InMedia documents the study of media and media representations in the English-speaking world. The journal focuses on press, photography,...

Texts and Tech Program Hosts Workshops on How Learning Works

February 12, 2014  UCF Texts and Technology hosted two workshops for the program’s Graduate Teaching Associates. Led by Eric Main, Associate Director of UCF’s Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, the sessions were based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al. The workshops...

Routledge publishes Applen book Writing for the Web

August 12, 2013  J.D. Applen recently published a book with Routledge titled Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites. The book unites theory, technology, and practice to explore writing and hypertext for website creation. Presenting information in digestible parts, this text enables students to write and construct realistic and manageable...

Ph.D. Student Pollitt Presents at Two Conferences

February 02, 2013  Texts & Technology Ph.D. student Mark Pollitt has been active at national and international conferences. On January 29, he presented a paper, “History, Historiography, and the Hermeneutics of the Hard Drive,” at the 9th International Federation of Information Processing, Working Group 11.9 Conference in Orlando. On February 21, he will...

Alumni Interview: Michelle Ferrier

October 25, 2012  Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a digital content architect and Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University. She is also the founder and managing editor of LocallyGrownNews.com, and Vice President of Journalism That Matters, a nonprofit organization focused on the new news ecology and media entrepreneurship. With varied experience as a community...

UCF Team Earns National Recognition for Online Education

October 12, 2012  Texts and Technology alumnus Tom Cavanaugh was recently recognized for his team’s excellent work in distance learning at UCF by the Sloan Consortium, a higher-education association that promotes online learning. The award for UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning is one of just a handful of various institutional and individual awards...

Texts and Technology Student Presents at National Media Conference

October 11, 2012  T&T student Jasara Hines presented her paper “Fetishizing Food: Man’s Power over the Age Old Battle with Food” as part of a panel on “Myths of Stardom: Gods and Monsters: The Construction and Influence of Celebrity” at the biennial Film and History Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that took place on...

Texts and Technology Members Present at International Communications Conference

October 09, 2012  A number of T&T students and faculty are presenting their work at the IEEE Professional Communication Society conference, currently going on October 8-10, 2012. The conference is being hosted at UCF on the upper floors of the Student Union. Presenters include professors Rudy McDaniel, Paul Dombrowski, Robert Lindgren, and Madelyn...

Texts and Technology Students Win Awards for Graduate Studies

February 09, 2012  Congratulations to Texts and Technology student Sonia Stephens, winner of the CAH 2011-2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and alumni Stacey DiLiberto, Ph.D., winner of the CAH 2011-2012 Award for Innovative Dissertation. Sonia Stephen’s interests are in the broad field of science communication, particularly in using digital tools to...