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NOVEMBER 2018 | XLI – VOL 3


Bailey Arts Studios Rebuild Includes Fab Lab
Faculty On Sabbatical
Increase Your Financial Literacy Nov. 5–9
Sustainability Corner
Victorian Christmas Stroll Begins Dec. 1
Innovative System Helps UT Save Water, Money
UT Partners with JED Foundation to Improve Students’ Mental Health
Workday Update

Bailey Arts Studios Rebuild Includes Fab Lab

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Part of the Bailey Arts Studios is undergoing a transformation this fall into spaces for innovation and creativity amongst student and faculty inventors, designers, entrepreneurs and artists.

Most notably, the project will include construction of a digital fabrication lab (the Fab Lab) that will be an entrepreneurially focused, collaborative maker-space for students and faculty to turn their ideas and dreams into prototypes and products. The space will include laser cutters, 3-D printers, computer numerical control (CNC) routers, large format printers, vinyl cutters and state-of-the art computer technology.

“Virtually anything can be created in a fab lab, even things we haven’t dreamed of yet,” said David Gudelunas, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, pointing out that most fab labs are at large research institutions or affiliated with major think tanks. Only 4 percent of colleges and universities in the country have a fab lab, and an even smaller number make these technologies available to undergraduate students.

In addition to the Fab Lab, the rebuilt Bailey Art Studios will include:
  • A modernized, state-of-the-art photography studio and environmentally friendly darkroom complete with professional-grade lighting studio and staging areas.
  • Two new high-tech classrooms that encourage interpersonal and technological engagement to support the growing graphic design major and the digital arts generally.
  • A reimagined printmaking studio with safety and technological improvements that diversifies the printmaking capabilities and combines traditional processes with new emerging digital tools.
  • Enhancements to the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery.
According to Chris Valle, chair/professor of art and design, all of the rebuilt spaces will take their design cues from the edgy and collaborative vibe that is the standard in tech startups and other creative professional spaces.

“These new spaces are a physical manifestation of the vision of the art and design department and the College of Arts and Letters,” said Valle. “Art and design majors will have access to spaces that are as imaginative and aesthetically focused as they are. It is a perfect match.”

The project is set to be completed in the spring semester.

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Faculty on Sabbatical

Sabbatical Leave

A number of faculty members will be on sabbatical leave for all or part of the 2018-2019 academic year. Following is a list of professors who will be on leave along with their sabbatical project.

Fall 2018

James Aubry, associate professor of French, “Review of the use of Social Media to enhance Second Language Acquisition”

Karla Borja, associate professor of economics, “Remittances, Institutions, and Human Development in Latin America”

Lonnie Bryant, associate professor of finance, “Study on the effects of Employee Engagement”

Erica Dawson, associate professor of English and writing, “Epistemic Injustice and the Postmodern Epic” (scholarly article) and “When Rap Spoke Straight to God Fall 2018 Book Tour” (artistic performance)

Lori Benson McRae, associate professor of biology, “Stomach Content Analysis of Invasive Belonesox belizanus, Pike Killifish, in Tampa Bay”

Terry Parssinen, professor of history, “The History of the Cigarette”

Christopher Boulton, assistant professor of communication, “A Videographic Essay on Pop Science Cinema”

Spring 2019

Kevin Beach, professor of biology, “Cladophora turf and crustacean meiofauna: A mutualistic relationship in mangrove forests?”

Robert Beekman, associate professor of economics, “Quantifying the Qualitative Attributes of a College that Adds Value for Students”

Andrew DeMil, assistant professor of Spanish, “Beginning Conversation in Spanish”

Deletha Hardin, associate professor of psychology, “The Role of Sense of Humor in Romantic Relationship Quality”

James Lee, associate professor of marketing, “To Study The Relationship Between the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Self-evaluations, Consumer Comfort, Corporate Ratings, and Usage Intentions”

Joe Letter, associate professor of writing, “American Grotesque”

William Myers, assistant professor of political science, “Can Context Rival the Court?”

Teresa Pergola, associate professor of accounting, “Metaphors and Business Ethics”

Jennifer Wortham, professor of health sciences and human performance, “Writing two manuscripts: Spider Crab Setae and Grooming Behaviors of Spider Crabs

2018-2019 Academic Year

Dana Plays, professor of film, animation and new media, “Finishing and Distribution: Ozone, Ott Moore, and Love Stories

Aimee Whiteside, associate professor of English and writing, “Preparing for the Future: Enhance Online Teaching through Research and by Developing an Online Master's Program”

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Increase Your Financial Literacy Nov. 5–9

Faculty and staff are invited to learn about financial literacy during Financial Literacy Week, Nov. 5–9, presented by Baccalaureate Experience.

Financial Literacy

This is a chance to expand your knowledge of these financial literacy topics:

Monday, Nov. 5
  • 10–10:50 a.m. — Financial Aid, Tracy Wiles, associate director of financial aid
  • 2:30–3:20 p.m. — Entrepreneurship, Allie Felix, director of programming and partnerships at Embarc Collective
Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • 4–4:50 p.m. — Information Technology, Bill Arnold, director of information security
Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • 9–9:50 a.m. — Finance, Cheri Etling-Paulsen, associate professor of finance
  • 11:50 a.m.–12:40 p.m. — Entrepreneurship, Tim Moore, CEO of Diamond View Studios
Thursday, Nov. 8
  • 6–6:50 p.m. — Management, James Welch, instructor of management
Friday, Nov. 9
  • 4–4:50 p.m. — Financial Wellness, Jennika Lebron ’19, student coordinator and president of Financial Wellness

All presentations will take place in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center. For more information, contact bacc@ut.edu.

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Sustainable UT

Current UT Sustainability

By Jessa Madosky, assistant professor of biology


The University has made some great progress to become more sustainable, but they aren’t always visible. There’s always more that can be done and the UT Faculty Sustainability Committee is always looking for additional ways to make campus more sustainable. But it’s also important to recognize the amazing work already done.

Here are just a few of the sustainable features UT already has in place:

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LEED certified buildings — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings are more energy efficient and sustainable than their counterparts. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, who runs the certification program, these buildings are also better for people working in them. Their recent survey found that employees in LEED certified buildings are “happier, healthier and more productive.”

These buildings are LEED certified or in the process of becoming LEED certified:

  • Graduate and Health Studies building
  • Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building
  • Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Science Annex
  • Jenkins Hall
  • Dickey Health and Wellness Center
BikeUT — This program allows students, faculty and staff to check out a bike (and helmet) for free and is open in the afternoons seven days a week. You can rent a bike at their location in the Fitness Center if you want to check it out.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations — If you drive an electric car or a plug-in hybrid, you can charge your car on campus (for a fee). The charging stations are located in the Thomas Parking Garage.

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Single-stream Recycling — There are a number of recycling bins on campus where you can dispose of your recyclables — just make sure you aren’t putting trash in them, too! The single stream system is great, because you don’t have to separate out all your glass from your plastic, etc. (Watch this column for a future piece about what can (and can’t) be recycled here in Tampa.)

This is just a small sampling of what UT already does to be sustainable —we’ll share more in a future Sustainability Corner. If you have a great idea for how UT can be more sustainable, please contact one of the members of the Faculty Sustainability Committee.

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Victorian Christmas Stroll Begins Dec. 1

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Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum’s 37th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll. The event runs daily from Dec. 1–23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Every exhibit room is decorated with a different theme. Once again, there will be an interactive sensory tree activity for visitors with disabilities. While exploring the museum, look for snow babies and tiny antique trees in exhibit cases, a Christmas display worthy of the 1890s Tampa Bay Hotel, and exotic handmade Temari balls (Japanese thread balls). Other decorations include a replica Plant System train, vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced items and fanciful ornaments.

Guests can enjoy complimentary cider and cookies all day on the verandah and live music each evening from 6–8 p.m. The museum will also host a number of special performances during the Victorian Christmas Stroll.

If you are looking for unique gifts, stop by the Museum Store where faculty and staff get a 10 percent discount.

Admission is free for faculty, staff and students with a UT ID, $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $9 for youths (4-18 years). Discount days are Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Discount days admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for youths (4–18).

Proceeds from the Victorian Christmas Stroll fund museum restoration and preservation projects, as well as educational programming.

For more information, contact Lindsay Huban, museum relations coordinator, at (813) 258-7302 or lhuban@ut.edu.

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Innovative System Helps UT Save Water, Money

Each year, the University collects about 3 million gallons of water — right out of the air.

“Condensate is the purest water you can have, free out of the air,” said Jennifer Isenbeck, director of facilities, over the rush of water at the condensate lift station hidden by landscaping at the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building.

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The water is so pure, in fact, it is prone to algae blooms and reacts to metals, something the facilities team learned the hard way when they used the collected condensate at the fountains in Agliano Park.

But despite that hiccup, the system has been a success in helping UT offset its potable water demands, both helping the environment and saving the University money.

“That’s 3 million gallons of water we don’t pay the city water or sanitary charges for,” said Isenbeck, pointing out a meter that measures how much of the water used in the system is reclaimed for reuse at the campus Chiller Plant, which the city then offsets from the total consumption use.

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The majority of the condensate collected at UT is used at the Chiller Plant as part of UT’s air conditioning system.

Isenbeck explained that when the University put in the underground infrastructure pipes for the Chiller Plant, they put in pipes for the condensate system at the same time, and have continued to add more as more buildings have been brought onto the Chiller Plant system.

The lift station by the ICB collects condensate from Jenkins Hall, the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building, Palm Apartments, Austin Hall, Brevard Hall and the Vaughn Center. The condensate — which is evaporated water in the air, essentially the sweat on the exterior of a glass of ice water — is then pumped to the Chiller Plant as part of the refrigeration cycle that pumps water at 42 degrees Fahrenheit to cool buildings.

“Residential air conditioners usually use refrigerant through the indoor air handler, but our campus system uses very cold water instead. The refrigerant is back at the Chiller Plant,” said Isenbeck.

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Isenbeck said this type of system is two to three times more efficient, more reliable and lasts longer. Whereas a typical individual air conditioning unit will last 10–15 years in Florida, the equipment at the Chiller Plant has an expected life of 30 or more years.

Since January 2017, when the meter was installed, the system has collected 4.51 million gallons of water, however, the system has been operational since 2013 when the Chiller Plant was built.

Condensate is also collected from the Martinez Athletics Center, which is used to supplement water used in irrigation.

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UT Partners with JED Foundation to Improve Students’ Mental Health

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The University has launched a four-year partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and preventing suicide among young adults.

“The hope is to be ahead of the curve and make sure we are meeting the needs of our students, because without their health, they’re not going to perform in the classroom. Health and wellbeing is primary,” said Gina Firth, associate dean of wellness. “We have to make sure their needs are being met so each student can thrive and meet their potential.”

According to Firth, the University is currently doing a “deep dive into data” by completing a self-assessment, while simultaneously surveying students with the Healthy Minds Study out of the University of Michigan.

“The Healthy Minds Study is looking at mental health and substance abuse issues across the board inside out and backwards. It’s very intensive,” said Firth, explaining screening tools are built into the survey. “If a student is screening high for a particular problem, they’ll be given resources.”

The next step is for all the data to go to JED, who will put together a report. JED will then come to campus Feb. 4–5, 2019, to share what they’ve learned and begin the strategic planning process.

Going forward, the University will be assigned a partner from JED to help implement the plan over the next three and a half years. Through JED, the University also has access to a network of other colleges and universities that are going through or have already completed the same process.

“It’s exciting. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it, because it will help our students,” said Firth. “What’s been really wonderful is watching the student reaction to this. I have gotten emails from students who have taken this survey and said, ‘Thank you. Thank you for doing this. Thank you for including me. Thank you for listening.’ So the students really appreciate that the University cares and wants to find out what their needs are.”

Faculty and staff can help by encouraging students to complete the Healthy Minds Survey, which is open through Nov. 5. If a student deleted the email invitation, reminder emails will be sent before the survey closes.

If you’d like to be part of the UT JED Campus team, email Firth for more information. Faculty and staff can also join Healthy Spartans 2020, a group of students, faculty and staff that focus on the overall health of the entire campus community.

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Workday Update

From the Office of Information Technology and Security

Workday Student Update

Workday Student is being implemented to replace our current Jenzabar CX/SpartanWeb student information system. The project is currently in the planning stage with course registration scheduled to go live for Fall 2020 registration, which starts in late March 2020. This timeline offers UT the opportunity to take advantage of numerous Workday-designed features and processes that will become available throughout 2019.

Building Awareness

ITS is hosting a series of monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions to educate the UT community about Workday.

Past topics include: UT Cloud Strategy, Employee Onboarding Changes, Delegation Functionality in Workday and Contract Contingent Workers.

UT Cloud Strategy
  • The Cloud is built on linked data centers with shared, redundant resources. This level of redundancy is nearly impossible for any organization to build on its own.
  • UT Cloud Strategy: Any new or transitioning application should be deployed using Cloud resources unless there is a compelling reason not to.
  • Cloud-based applications with functional area ownership enable end users to receive support directly from the business, eliminating the need to channel through ITS Help Desk, and resulting in quicker resolution.
Delegation Functionality in Workday
  • Delegations are temporary reassignments of tasks from your Workday inbox to another user
  • You can delegate all inbox activities or specific business processes to another use
  • The Delegation Functionality video on the HR Workday Wiki has a quick tutorial with details.
Contract Contingent Workers
  • Contingent Workers are volunteers, consultants and auditors, etc. They are not UT employees.
  • The Contract Contingent Worker process in Workday is used to record general details about a work assignment and to onboard the worker.
Employee Onboarding Changes
  • The Employee Onboarding pages in Workday will soon have more intuitive inbox labels and new on-page instructions.
  • For student workers, manager approvals are no longer required for personal information, name and Social Security number changes made during the onboarding process.
We encourage the campus community to participate in Workday Lunch and Learn awareness opportunities. Future sessions will continue to review enhancements, new features being rolled out, and updates on the Workday Student implementation timeline as they become relevant to the greater UT community.

The next session is scheduled for Nov. 14, in Reeves Theatre from noon to 1 p.m. RSVP to the Workday Lunch and Learn and add the event to your calendar. ITS thanks you in advance for your participation. If you have questions, comments or feedback about Workday or upcoming events, please email enterprisesolutions@ut.edu.

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No Juuling on Campus

UT has been a smoke- and tobacco-free campus — including electronic cigarettes — since August 2016, but a new trend, called Juuling, has made enforcing this policy a challenge.

“You know how we call tissues Kleenex? Well Juul is a brand of electronic cigarette that is very popular now, so the term has become Juuling,” said Gina Firth, associate dean of wellness, explaining you might see a student take a puff, then slip the Juul — which are about the size and shape of a flash drive — back into their pocket. You might also notice empty Juul pods around campus, similar to cigarette butts.

Firth said some people use Juul or other electronic cigarettes as a tapering tool when they are trying to quit smoking, but most take it up because they think it’s cool (and because it can be used to inhale other substances as well).

If you see someone Juuling, Firth recommends having an educational conversation with them, such as: “I noticed you just took a puff. I wanted to let you know that’s not allowed on campus, and I would ask that you please follow the policy.” You can also alert Campus Safety.

Keep an eye out for a webinar about electronic cigarettes by Mary Martinasek, associate professor of public health, which will be going out to the campus community in the coming months.

Gobble, Gobble

The UT Activity Committee will host a potluck on Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon–1 p.m. in the Plant Hall Music Room. The Activity Committee will provide the turkey, and faculty and staff are asked to bring their favorite holiday dish to share. Please RSVP to the potluck for the dish you plan to bring.

Save the Dates

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • 2018 Edmund P. Sliz and Years of Service Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 3 p.m., Grand Salon
  • Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 and 4 p.m., Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values
  • Holiday Party for Full-time Faculty and Staff, Friday, Dec. 7, from 7–9 p.m., Vaughn Center, ninth floor
  • UT Activity Committee Ugly Sweater Social, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., Music Room

Museum Store Offers Sneak Peek Nov. 5

While the Plant Museum Store is hosting their main Holiday Shopping Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, faculty and staff will get a sneak peek at the holiday merchandise on Monday, Nov. 5, from noon–2 p.m. Members of the UT community (faculty, staff and students) receive a 10 percent discount at the store on all purchases.

Tampa Review Named Best of the Bay

The faculty-edited literary journal at UT, Tampa Review, was named Best Literary Journal in Creative Loafing’s 2018 Best of the Bay Awards, which are based on nominations and votes by readers. Winners were announced in September at an awards party held at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Runners-up were Sandhill Review at St. Leo University and Saw Palm at The University of South Florida.

UT Sets Another Enrollment Record

For the 22nd year in a row, UT has set an enrollment record. This year’s total — including graduates and undergraduates — is 9,304, up 4 percent from last year’s total of 8,913 and more than quadruple the University’s enrollment two decades ago. All U.S. states and approximately 132 countries are in the mix of students. About one-third of UT students are international, or have declared themselves as Hispanic, African-American or Asian.

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MARCUS ARVAN, chair/associate professor of philosophy, published a review of What Can Philosophy Contribute to Ethics? By James Griffin in the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

GEOFF BOUVIER, assistant professor of English and writing, headlined a reading at Bookstore 1 Sarasota on Oct. 30. Bouvier was invited by New College of Florida’s writer-in-residence, Sarah Gerard, to headline the reading from students in her Anti-Love Stories class.

MICHAEL COON, assistant professor of economics, co-authored “Follow the Money: Remittance Responses to FDI Inflows,” which was published in the Journal of Globalization and Development.

JENNIFER ISENBECK, director of facilities, co-authored a chapter in Alternative Water Supply Systems, titled “Air conditioning condensate recovery and reuse for non-potable applications.”

YUEBING LIU, assistant professor of accounting, and Michael Robinson, chair/associate professor of accounting, co-authored “The Effect of Mindset on Students’ Desire to Work for Big Four Accounting Firms and on Academic Performance,” which was published in E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching.

STEVEN PLATAU, professor of accounting, was appointed to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Ethics Committee. NASBA administers the CPA exam and is the association of state licensing boards. The Ethics Committee addresses key issues for ethics laws, rules and regulations for CPAs nationally.

ERIC WERNER, chair/associate professor of chemistry, co-authored “Lanthanide extraction selectivity of a tripodal carbamoylmethyphosphine oxide ligand system,” which was published in Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

AIMEE WHITESIDE, associate professor of English and writing, authored “Continuing Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Returning Compassion, Connection, and Social Presence to Teaching and Learning,” which was published in EDUCAUSE Review.

GRIGORIOS ZAMPARAS, associate professor of music and director of piano studies, will be featured in the concerts of the Tampa Bay Symphony throughout November.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

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NOVEMBER: DAI HOLMES
Administrative Assistant for Enrollment, Admissions

Dai's nominators said: “She is so deserving of this honor, because in the midst of the Workday implementation, she maintained her primary role, as well as learning all the intricate parts of student employment. She has spent countless hours learning this process, ensuring that she gained the knowledge to share with the UT community.”


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WELCOME

Brittany Bing
Staff Assistant I
Student Transition and Persistence

Kara Bosworth
Development Officer, Major Gifts
Development and University Relations

Kevin Derr
Part-time Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Athletics

Annie Donaldson
Area Coordinator
Residence Life

Heather Golub
Development Officer, Annual Giving
Development and University Relations

Amy Greene
Associate Director of Housing Operations
Residence Life

Laney Knight
Digital Access Librarian
Macdonald-Kelce Library

Daniel Lee
Part-time Athletic Communications Assistant
Athletics

Pilar Mahady
Campus Safety Officer
Campus Safety

Jennifer Mosbauer
Part-time Cashier
Henry B. Plant Museum

Tyler Perrelle
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Athletics

Marshall Phillips
Assistant Comptroller
Financial Management

Ronnie Rentz
Assistant Director
Residence Life

Sydney Ross
Part-time Athletic Communications Assistant
Athletics

Stacey Singletary
Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology Operations

Kristen Smuder
Part-time Cashier
Henry B. Plant Museum

James Welch III
Staff Assistant II
Center for Teaching and Learning


FAREWELL

Lauren Adkins
Part-time Reference Librarian
Macdonald-Kelce Library

Tommie Green
Staff Assistant I

Ashlee John
Systems Operator
Financial Aid

Nickolas Pauquette
Communication Specialist-Videographer
Public Information and Publications

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2weeks

Now–Dec. 31
Imperial Designs: From the Habsburg’s Herend to the Romanov’s Fabergé. Henry B. Plant Museum. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2
Fissures and Cracks: Visual Works of and by the Homeless of Tampa Bay. Exhibition runs through Nov. 4. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday 1–4 p.m.

Sykes Chapel First Friday @ Noon Recital Series featuring Ryan Hebert, University organist. Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. Noon

Scholar’s Symposia: Reading by Peter Coviello, author of Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. 4 p.m.

First Friday. Henry B. Plant Museum. Free admission 5–7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Barry University. Martinez Athletics Center. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Volleyball vs. Lynn University. Martinez Athletics Center. 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4
Upstairs/Downstairs. Henry B. Plant Museum. 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
College of Arts and Letters Performing Arts Series at the Tampa Museum of Art. Preview of UT’s production of Pirates of Penzance, directed by Paul Finocchiaro, associate professor of theatre. Tampa Museum of Art. Noon

Friday, Nov. 9
Pedro Pablo Oliva’s Cuba: HiStories opening reception. Exhibition runs through Dec. 4. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Men’s Basketball vs. University of Montevallo. Martinez Athletics Center. 3 p.m.

Evening of Experimental Dance. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day. Free admission to all U.S. veterans at the Henry B. Plant Museum. Noon–5 p.m.

Sunday Tour. Henry B. Plant Museum. 1 p.m.

Damron Concert Artist Series: ModernMedieval. Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. 2 p.m.

Upstairs/Downstairs. Henry B. Plant Museum. 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Martinez Athletics Center. 3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12
Re/Frame Film Series: Exit Through the Gift Shop. Reeves Theater. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Southern Circuit Film Series: Farmsteaders. Reeves Theater. 6 p.m.

Writers at the University: Eric Smith, a UT Press Poetry Prize winner. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
State of the Tampa Bay Ecosystem. Annual update on improvements being made in the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Music in the Museum. Henry B. Plant Museum. 11 a.m.

Introduction to Chinese Yoga. Led by Steve Geisz, professor of philosophy, as part of UT’s celebration of International Education Week. Vaughn Center, Trustees Board Room. 4:30 p.m.

Student Speech Contest. Hosted by the Center for Public Speaking and the Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance. Vaughn Center, Crescent Club. 6 p.m.

Pirates of Panzance. Falk Theatre. 8 p.m. Additional performances Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m.

For future events and more info see: UT Master Calendar.