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UT Honors Program Schedules Fall Symposia

Published: September 11, 2007

A talk on the price of gasoline kick starts The University of Tampa Honors Program Fall 2007 symposia schedule, which includes discussions by faculty and students about such topics as nuclear weapons, political rhetoric and skin cancer prevention.

All programs, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library on campus. A Q&A session will follow each presentation. The schedule follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 19. Kari Fowler, assistant professor of mathematics, will present a talk titled “Tired of Paying Three Dollars Per Gallon for Gas?”

Thursday, Sept. 20. Fred Punzo, Dana Professor Biology, will discuss “Amphibians in Crisis: Where Have All the Froggies Gone.?”

Monday, Sept. 24. Maria Rublee, assistant professor of government and world affairs, will discuss “The Roots of Japan’s Nuclear Allergy.”

Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cathy Kessenich, professor of nursing, will present a talk on “Boning Up on Osteoporosis.”

Wednesday, Oct. 24. Evan Chipouras, associate professor of chemistry, will discuss “Fish and/or Caiman Conservation.”

Thursday, Oct. 25. Michael Stasio, assistant professor of psychology, and Kim Curry, assistant professor of nursing, will jointly present a talk on “Students’ Use of Over-the-counter Medication, Herbal Supplements and Energy Drinks.”

Thursday, Nov. 8. Stephen Blessing, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss “What Cognitive Psychology Can Tell Us about Learning, Memory, and Super Bowl Commercials.”

Monday, Nov. 12. Michael Donnelly, assistant professor of English and writing, and UT students Simos Farrell and Steven Knauss, will speak on “Political Rhetoric, Public Discourse, and Freedom of Speech.”

Wednesday, Nov. 14. Kathleen Ellis, assistant professor of nursing, will speak on “Skin Cancer Prevention: Don’t Get Burned.”

The UT Honors Program symposia intend to stimulate intellectual thought and discussion on campus and in the Tampa Bay community.

The UT Honors Program allows students to go beyond the classroom and regular course work to study one-on-one with faculty through enrichment tutorials, overseas study, internships, research and classroom-to-community outreach.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 813-253-6232.