Destination Forecast: Tampa
The Weather ChannelJan. 15, 2019
The Weather Channel’s destination forecast featured UT’s Vaughn Center webcam. The webcam displays the iconic Plant Hall with downtown Tampa in the background, as well as the Sykes College of Business.
By Brett Saunders, UT senior
FANWORDJan. 14, 2019
Brett Saunders, UT swimmer and senior finance major, writes about his family’s many athletic achievements and the success that’s in his genes because of it. “Four generations of provincial, national and international athletic achievements in numerous sports such as badminton, tennis, swimming, curling and sailing run in my mom’s side of the family. When I step up to the blocks, I can feel the weight of being part of a family legacy. Despite the pressure however, it gives me a sort of ease and confidence knowing that success is already in my genes.”
By Jeff Tewksbury
Jan. 11, 2018
For UT Spartan Anthony Gamble, three-point shots seem completely effortless. He ranks in the school's top five all-time for 3-point accuracy. He leads the Spartans in scoring and has started every game this season. Gamble says endless hours of practice, ball after ball launched into the air, makes shooting from beyond the arc appear easy. His mindset makes the difficult appear routine. "I honestly just let it go," explained Gamble.
Jan. 11, 2019
When asked about 2019 resolutions for UT’s Sykes College of Business, Paul Venghaus, UT international graduate admissions counselor, said, “Our resolution is to welcome our first group of international students to our M.S. in cybersecurity program.” Fall 2019 will be the first time international students are approved to enter UT’s M.S. in cybersecurity program. The program is housed in the college of business, making graduates extremely competitive in the private industry of cybersecurity and cyber intelligence.
Jan. 11, 2019
In a four-year study, a group of science faculty found that student buy-in to a new curriculum, and therefore satisfaction, increases with each successive undergraduate cohort – and learning gains did not suffer. The results of their study should help encourage college faculty and administration to create, adapt and support innovative courses for their students. Over the past few decades, biologists have learned that the most effective ways of teaching biology are to move away from lecture-based classes and to be more inclusive to students across majors, with student-centered curricula and hands-on discovery as a critical component to learning. "Students were able to increasingly attribute specific components of the new student-centered course to their learning,” said Jeffrey Grim, UT assistant professor of biology.
Similar stories appeared in Health Medicine Network, Elexonic, News Wise, EurekAlert!, SCIENMAG Science Magazine, BrightSurf.com and PHYS.org.
By David R. Wheeler, UT assistant professor of journalism
Columbia Journalism Review
Jan. 3, 2019
David Wheeler, UT assistant professor of journalism, writes about how students in his class are disappointed by what they see as a lack of neutrality in political reporting, particularly on social media. “To be clear, my students fervently support the media’s tenacious reporting on the Trump administration. They also applaud reporters’ aggressive face-to-face questioning of the president,” said Wheeler. His students have a clear expectation that news outlets that claim neutrality should strive for neutrality in all headlines and articles in the news section, as well as all social media feeds of all news reporters.
The same story appeared in Editor & Publisher.
Jan. 2, 2019
America will mark the 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in a state of contradiction. In response, Innovocative Theatre’s first production this season is Columbinus, a docu-drama based on the watershed 1999 Colorado attack. Ryan Fisher, UT first-year student majoring in theatre and communication, will lead an eight-person ensemble in the role of Dylan Klebold. Columbinus confronts us with the fatal consequences that result when a culture succeeds in weaponizing the alienation and angst of its own children.
A similar story appeared in Broadway World.