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Upcoming Sykes Hall of Fame Event features John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft Corp., and Bob Dutkowsky, CEO of Tech Data Corp.

Join us on March 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The University of Tampa Falk Theatre. John Thompson and Bob Dutkowsky will address the topic "Shaping the Future of Tech...What Makes Tech Tick?" and discuss how success in the tech world takes more than smarts. In fact, it takes vision, tenacity and being able to create new opportunities. They will share their experience and insights about identifying trends and opportunities in the global technology industry.

 UT Entrepreneurship Center Named a National Model Program for Entrepreneurship Education

Bloomberg
Jan. 26, 2016

The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in The University of Tampa was recently awarded the National Model Program Award for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship at its annual conference in San Diego. The awards are given for exemplary programs that reflect innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, transferability, depth of support and impact. “This award is arguably the most coveted award among entrepreneurship educators in the United States,” said Rebecca White, director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center and professor of entrepreneurship. Full Story.

  An Outstanding Example of Impact: New UT Economics Professor, Abby Hall

On Oct. 26, Abigail Hall gave a lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University on drones and public choice. The invitation was directly related to her past and ongoing research on drones. Also related to the drone research, she was recently interviewed for a radio program operating out of Uppsala University in Sweden. The episode aired on Nov. 23. In addition, Hall presented a lecture for the Foundation for Economic Education at Georgia Perimeter College on Oct. 30 on income inequality in the US. Also related to her ongoing research, “The Gender-Wage Gap - A Myth that Just Won’t Die” is to be reprinted in the new edition of Katherine A. Ackley’s textbook, Perspectives on Contemporary Issues.

Congratulations to Deirdre Dixon for Receiving the 2015 Kenneth E. Clark Award!

Congratulation to Deirdre Dixon for receiving the Kenneth E. Clark Award for her dissertation, titled “Staying Alive: The Experience of In Extremis Leadership.” Her dissertation was selected from 75 submissions originating in nine countries through a blind-review process from 25 faculty members. To top it off, the International Leadership Association offered to sponsor a trip for her to Barcelona, Spain. What a way to start her first year as a full-time faculty at UT! 

On March 20, 2015, the UT Sykes College of Business Hosted its Third Annual Faculty Research Day 
Faculty members representing a variety of disciplines from the Sykes College of Business presented their research to the greater Tampa Bay community. Topics included brand building, the strategic use of information technology, legal issues associated with a digitally connected world, leadership and motivation in the African diaspora, and responding to cultural changes. Several faculty members further presented case studies, often tried and tested within their classrooms. The Fourth Annual Faculty Research Day will be held on March 18, 2016.  

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The University of Tampa’s bachelor’s degree program in management information systems (MIS) was recently accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.