Exploration of maritime history available through efforts by UWF, partners

Exploration of the maritime history and heritage of the Gulf Coast is now readily available through the Gulf Coast Digital History Project, featuring a digital portal established by the University of West Florida and various partners. One touch of a screen or click of a mouse allows users to explore thousands of digitized photographs, maps […]

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Faculty experts discuss potential impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 election

As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, its leaders are facing another unprecedented challenge: how to navigate a presidential election in light of a public health emergency. Faculty experts from the University of West Florida Department of Government are weighing in to offer their insight on the potential impacts of the global […]

A Question of When, displayed at the Pensacola Museum of Art, features work across a multitude of mediums from numerous artists, all expressing their perspectives on societal shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pensacola Museum of Art unveils ‘A Question of When,’ exhibition reflecting on the world during COVID-19 pandemic

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Pensacola Museum of Art will open a new exhibition in response to our changing world during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Throughout history, art has played a unique and crucial role in times of change. Featuring works by Marc Chagall, Walker Evans, Joan Miró and other artists from the museum’s […]

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

Two University of West Florida researchers have joined a project to preserve and make public letters and other material written by Roger Taney, whose long, controversial career in American politics saw him serve in President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet and as chief justice of the United States. In doing so, they also hope to chart a […]

Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, director of the UWF String Program, conducts the “Runge Strings” Orchestra as they rehearse for their upcoming performance at the University of West Florida.

Donor gifts $150,000 to support UWF Department of Music students, honor director of strings

The University of West Florida announced today a gift of $150,000 by an anonymous donor honoring Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, the director of strings in the UWF Music Department. The gift will support the Arthur Thal Scholarship Endowment, which benefits students studying any string instrument. “The UWF Department of Music has an esteemed reputation and this […]

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf Fulbright Scholar in Copan, Honduras

UWF assistant professor of anthropology selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Miller Wolf will teach students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras at an archaeological site in Copan, Honduras from May to December 2020. “I am truly honored to be a […]

UWF Department of Theatre presented Disney’s “The Little Mermaid." The performance took place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Longtime UWF supporters leave transformational legacy with $2 million gift

Throughout their lives, Valmae and Ron Besser were ardent advocates for the University of West Florida, supporters of the arts and committed to community improvements in Pensacola. Their longstanding history of generosity led to the establishment of three endowed scholarships at UWF. After a 27-year career with the U.S. Navy, Ron Besser enrolled at UWF, […]

The Department of Theatre in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents Othello at the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus from October 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.

UWF Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Othello”

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 25-26 and at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 27. All performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the UWF Pensacola […]

Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series art

UWF Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series events delve into how freedom of speech impacts media, music

The University of West Florida will welcome Miami Herald columnist and satirical novelist Carl Hiaasen to Pensacola for one of three public events as part of its Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series, which fosters dialogue about First Amendment issues. Hiaasen will discuss his life, career and the exercise of free speech in the modern world […]

Editorial cartoon by Andy Marlette

Pensacola Museum of Art to host “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” expressing freedom of speech

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” featuring Andy Marlette, J. Earle Bowden and Ralph Dunagin which will be on display from Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. The museum will hold an opening reception for exhibition at 6 p.m. on […]

Ascending Colors, one of four art installations on the UWF Pensacola campus

UWF public sculpture class works tell stories, transform campus

Art sculptures honoring the rich University of West Florida history beautify the UWF Pensacola campus with a variety of colors, textures and shapes. A class of UWF Department of Art students designed the aesthetically-pleasing artwork as part of an advanced sculpture course. Carrie Fonder, assistant professor in UWF’s Department of Art, and Barbara Larson, Department […]

Jeff Weeks, financial advisor and first vice president-investment officer at Wells Fargo Advisors and UWF alumnus, donated $50,000 to the UWF Foundation and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities on Monday, April 8, 2019, in honor of his father, William "Bill" Weeks.

UWF alumnus honors father by providing scholarships to UWF students

The University of West Florida received a $50,000 gift from UWF alumnus Jeff Weeks to establish the William J. “Bill” Weeks Endowment Scholarship in honor of his father. The scholarship is reserved for first-generation college students majoring in fine arts, performing arts or communications within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. To qualify, […]