2016http://www.ut.edu/rss/UTNEWSRSS.aspxUT to Complete Demolition of Old Residence Hallhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Complete-Demolition-of-Old-Residence-Hall.aspx The University of Tampa has announced it will demolish the remaining two wings of the 30-year-old ResCom residence hall and will break ground immediately on a new residence hall in its place.<br /><br />The demolition will begin the week of May 9. JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:39 GMTUT Set to House Premier, National Student Entrepreneur Organizationhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-to-House-Student-Entrepreneur-Organization.aspx The University of Tampa announced today that the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the largest and premier national organization devoted to collegiate level entrepreneurs, will now be housed at UT’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business.<br /><br />The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), founded in 1983, works to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. It serves more than 250 university chapters nationwide, provides networking opportunities, coordinates pitch competitions, produces a newsletter, offers leadership programming and organizes an annual conference that in past years has attracted nearly 1,500 participants. This year’s CEO National Conference will be held Oct. 27–29 at the Tampa Convention Center.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:05 GMTUT and TGH Partner to Provide Health and Counseling Services for UT Studentshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-and-TGH-Partner-to-Provide-Health-and-Counseling.aspx The University of Tampa today announced that it has partnered with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) to provide UT’s more than 8,000 students with on-campus health and counseling services, effective June 1.<br /><br />UT has provided on-campus health and counseling services to students for many decades, and currently provides services to students at the Dickey Health and Wellness Center. The services include treatment for acute illnesses and injuries, immunizations, women’s services, allergy injections, counseling and more.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Apr 2016 15:16:25 GMTUT to Hold Spring Commencement Saturday, May 7http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Hold-Spring-Commencement-Saturday-May-7.aspx The University of Tampa will honor more than 1,400 graduates at its 142nd commencement on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony will take place at Amalie Arena at 9:30 a.m. The 1,486 degree candidates include 1,208 bachelor’s degree candidates and 278 master’s degree candidates. The ceremony is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:52:57 GMTUT's Fine Arts Seniors Exhibit Their Work at BFA Exit Show April 29–May 6http://www.ut.edu/UT-Fine-Arts-Seniors-Exhibi-Work-at-BFA-Exit-Show-April-29-May-6.aspx From April 29–May 6, graduating University of Tampa fine arts students will exhibit their work in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Room 110 and Photo Studio, Room 126. A closing reception honoring the student exhibitors is scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 7–9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> SARAH TACKETTMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:47:12 GMT16 Bay Area Companies to be Recognized at Sustainable Business Awards April 29http://www.ut.edu/16-Bay-Area-Companies-Recognized-at-Sustainable-Business.aspx From encouraging an appreciation of Florida’s wildlands through nature tours, to providing eco-friendly pre conditioned air units, 16 Tampa Bay-area businesses are leading the commitment to social, economic and environmental responsibility. They will be honored at the eighth annual Sustainable Business Awards luncheon on Friday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. at The University of Tampa’s Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 19 Apr 2016 20:15:24 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Happening Happens April 27–29http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Spring-Dance-Happening-Happens-April-27–29.aspx The always popular spring Dance Happening will take place April 27–29 at The University of Tampa, featuring popular music and student dancers from all parts of the University community. The show begins at 8 p.m. in UT’s Falk Theater on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Dance Happening will feature choreography by UT students in a range of dance styles, including hip hop, tap, modern, lyrical and jazz, with 70 students participating.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 18 Apr 2016 20:42:11 GMTLeaders of Little Greek Restaurants, Cardinal Point Management and Luvo to Speak at UThttp://www.ut.edu/Leaders-of-Little-Greek-Cardinal-Point-Luvo-to-Speak.aspx Make plans to be at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, April 26, when the University welcomes two local business leaders for the final Business Network Symposium of the 2015-2016 academic year, followed by an interview of Christine Day, CEO of Luvo and former CEO of lululemon, as part of the Today’s Entrepreneurial Women Speaker Series.<br /><br />The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. The Business Network Symposium program runs from 7:45–8:30 a.m., followed by an interview of Day from 8:30–9:30 a.m. Both events will be held in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club and are free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:48:24 GMTUT Named First U.S. Affiliate Of Cuba’s Center For Jose Marti Studieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Named-First-US-Affiliate-Of-Cubas-Center-For-Jose-Marti-Studies.aspx The University of Tampa announced on Saturday that it has been named as the first U.S. affiliate of the Center for José Martí Studies (Centro de Estudios Martianos), based in Havana.<br /><br />The Center for José Martí Studies (CEM) is an accredited research institution under the Ministry of Culture in Cuba whose mission is to promote the life, work and thought of Cuba’s greatest hero, José Martí. Prior to Saturday, there were 33 CEM affiliates, mainly housed within Latin American universities. JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 18 Apr 2016 14:33:45 GMTUT’s Writers at the University Closes Season with Two Award-Winning Poets April 19http://www.ut.edu/Writers-at-the-University-Closes-Season-with-Two-Award-Winning-Poets-April-19.aspx On Tuesday, April 19, The University of Tampa will wrap up its 2015-2016 Writers at the University series with readings by two award-winning poets, Helen Pruitt Wallace and Syvia Curbelo. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 13 Apr 2016 20:38:10 GMTUT to Host Annual Human Rights Conference April 23http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Annual-Human-Rights-Conference-April-23.aspx A number of hot button issues, including LGBTQ equality and the Syrian refugee crisis, will be up for discussion at The University of Tampa’s fifth annual Human Rights Day Conference on Saturday, April 23. Conference attendees will investigate and celebrate human rights through panels, presentations and creative works from UT faculty and students as well as outside speakers.<br /><br />The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 14 Apr 2016 13:06:17 GMTCelebrating Undergraduate Research at UT April 22–29http://www.ut.edu/Celebrating-Undergraduate-Research-at-UT-April-22–29.aspx Research is typically thought of as a pursuit for faculty or graduate students, but participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty.<br /><br />From April 22–29, the University will celebrate undergraduate research at UT with a series of events. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 08 Apr 2016 17:19:27 GMTDon’t Miss Dogfight at UT April 21–24http://www.ut.edu/Dont-Miss-Dogfight-at-UT-April-21–24.aspx From April 21–24, The University of Tampa will stage the award-winning musical <i>Dogfight</i>. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, April 21–23, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br />The musical begins on the evening of Nov. 21, 1963. Three young Marines who are scheduled to ship out to Vietnam in the morning set out for a final night of debauchery in San Francisco. But when Cpl. Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 07 Apr 2016 20:08:06 GMTUT Professor Wins National Prize for Best Book of Versehttp://www.ut.edu/Professor-Wins-National-Prize-for-Best-Book-of-Verse.aspx Erica Dawson, UT associate professor of English and director of the low-residency MFA program in creative writing, recently won the 2016 Poets' Prize from the West Chester University Poetry Center.<br /><br />The West Chester University Poetry Center awards the prize annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year. A committee of 20 to 25 internationally renowned poets nominate approximately 50 books and, after several rounds of consideration, choose a winner. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 06 Apr 2016 21:24:45 GMTAuthor Terese Svoboda to Give Reading at UT April 12http://www.ut.edu/Author-Terese-Svoboda-to-Give-Reading-April-12.aspx The University of Tampa will welcome award-winning author Terese Svoboda on Tuesday, April 12, as part of the Writers at the University series. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction and five books of poetry. <i>Cleaned the Crocodile’s Teeth</i> is a translation of Nuer song, a South Sudanese language. Her most recent novel, <i>Bohemian Girl,</i> was named one of the 10 best 2012 Westerns by <i>Booklist</i> and an Historical Book of the Year finalist in <i>Foreword</i>. <i>Publisher’s Weekly</i> praised her as a “fabulous fabulist” for her novel, <i>Tin God</i>, and <i>The New York Post</i> called her memoir, <i>Black Glasses Like Clark Kent</i>, “astounding.”<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 06 Apr 2016 15:26:12 GMTUT Student/Alumni Startup Team to Vie for $1 Million in Business Plan Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Student/Alumni-Startup-Team-to-Vie-for-1-Million-in-Business-Plan.aspx Tembo Education, a social enterprise startup comprised of University of Tampa students and alumni, will compete for $1 million in prizes at the Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University.<br /><br />On April 14–16, Tembo will compete against 41 other student startup companies, and the winner will take home a grand prize valued at more than $450,000, including seed funding and the opportunity to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ Marketsite. Judges select the winner based on the company that represents the best investment opportunity.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 31 Mar 2016 14:33:54 GMTUT’s Trio de Minaret to Perform March 29http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Trio-de-Minaret-to-Perform-March-29.aspx On Tuesday, March 29, The University of Tampa’s Trio de Minaret will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon. The concert is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Trio de Minaret is comprised of Lei Liu, violin; Lowell Adams, cello; and Grigorios Zamparas, piano. The trio will perform Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 in B Major; Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 18 in E-flat Major; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seven Variations for Cello and Piano (based on a duet theme from Mozart’s opera <i>The Magic Flute</i>).<br />&#160;<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 28 Mar 2016 13:22:59 GMTUT Wins Prestigious Award for Campus Internationalizationhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Wins-Prestigious-Award-for-Campus-Internationalization.aspx The University of Tampa’s substantial, innovative progress toward comprehensive internationalization throughout its campus has earned it being named as one of four institutions to be awarded the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA): Association of International Educators.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 24 Mar 2016 15:29:25 GMTUT’S Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens March 25http://www.ut.edu/Annual-Juried-Student-Art-Exhibition-Opens-March-25.aspx The University of Tampa’s annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is an opportunity to see fresh, innovative work created by students. The exhibit opens Friday, March 25, and runs through April 20. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, March 25, from 7–9 p.m.<br /><br />Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, animations and mixed media.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 22 Mar 2016 13:58:21 GMTTwo-Time Oscar Winner to Discuss Diversity in Hollywood at UT March 24http://www.ut.edu/Two-Time-Oscar-Winner-to-Discuss-Diversity-in-Hollywood-at-UT-March-24.aspx Russell Williams, a producer, actor, sound recordist and the first African-American to win two Academy Awards, will give a free public lecture on his career and diversity in Hollywood on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at The University of Tampa.<br /> <br />The event will be held in Fletcher Lounge in Plant Hall on campus.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 21 Mar 2016 20:34:51 GMTAmernet String Quartet to Close out 2015-2016 PNC Bank Concert Artist Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/Amernet-String-Quartet-to-Close-out-2015-2016-PNC-Bank-Concert-Artist-Series.aspx On Sunday, April 3, The University of Tampa will welcome the Amernet String Quartet for the final concert in the 2015-2016 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. Don’t miss this performance by a group the <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i> called “one of America’s finest ensembles.” The performance begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 21 Mar 2016 14:49:53 GMTUT to Present Chekhov’s The Seagull March 31–April 3http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Present-Chekhovs-The-Seagull.aspx From March 31–April 3, The University of Tampa will stage Anton Chekhov’s famous drama of love, art and struggle, <i>The Seagull</i>. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, March 31–April 2, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /><i>The Seagull</i> tells the story of an ensemble of late 19th century writers, actors, landowners and workers bound together by blood, friendship and a chain of romantic love. As they enjoy the beauty of a country estate, their lives unfurl into a string of joyous expectations, impetuous actions and broken dreams.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 18 Mar 2016 19:41:17 GMTUT to Host Ethics Hot Seat March 30http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Ethics-Hot-Seat-March-30.aspx On Wednesday, March 30, The University of Tampa will host an interactive discussion on Free Speech on Campus. The event, which is part of the Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series hosted by the UT Center for Ethics, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Music Room and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />On the hot seat will be Dan Verreault, UT associate professor of accounting and co-director of UT’s Center for Ethics, and guest speaker Catherine Sevcenko, director of litigation for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 18 Mar 2016 13:18:31 GMTUniversity of Tampa Introduces New, Updated Athletic Logoshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Introduces-New-Updated-Athletic-Logos.aspx The University of Tampa has introduced updated athletic logos to enhance, strengthen and unify the UT athletic and institutional brand.<br /><br />The new logos include a Spartan head in profile and an updated “complete” Spartan head logo, which is derived from the Spartan head logo that was originally created in the early 1980s.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 17 Mar 2016 13:48:20 GMTUT-USF Conference on Jose Marti to Open with Ceremony and Keynote Address By E.J. Salcineshttp://www.ut.edu/Conference-on-Jose-Marti-Keynote-EJSalcines.aspx Cuban patriot, intellectual, poet and writer José Martí, who has a deep and indelible connection to the city of Tampa and Ybor City, will be celebrated at a ceremony and presentation on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cuban Club in Ybor City.<br /><br />The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will feature a keynote address by the Honorable E.J. Salcines, a retired judge in the Florida Second District Court of Appeals, an authority on Florida history and one of Tampa’s most revered community leaders. Salcines will speak on “The Pueblo Fiel: José Martí’s 20 Visits to Tampa, 1891-1894.” <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 09 Mar 2016 19:31:54 GMTUniversity of Tampa Author Honored with Florida Book Awardhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Author-Honored-with-Florida-Book-Award.aspx Don Morrill, associate dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at The University of Tampa and Dana professor of English, received the silver medal for poetry in the 2015 Florida Book Awards for his volume of poetry, <i>Awaiting Your Impossibilities</i> (Anhinga Press).<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 04 Mar 2016 15:41:18 GMTMarch 13 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series Continues with “Music for Organ: Four Hands and Four Feet”http://www.ut.edu/Music-For-Organ-Four-Hands-And-Four-Feet.aspx On Sunday, March 13, The University of Tampa’s Dobson pipe organ will get a workout with a program of music for two performers — that’s four hands and four feet — when the University welcomes duo organists Erik Suter and Chuyoung Suter. The concert, part of the PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 02 Mar 2016 21:17:55 GMTUniversity of Tampa Students Take First, Second in Regional Accounting Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Takes-First-Second-in-Regional-Accounting-Competition.aspx A team of nine University of Tampa students took first and second place in two of three categories in the regional Beta Alpha Psi Best Practices Competition, which was held at the 2016 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional meeting in Birmingham on Feb. 27–28.<br /><br />Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 04 Mar 2016 15:54:56 GMTUT to Hold Presentation and Panel on Sexual Harassment in Academiahttp://www.ut.edu/Presentation-and-Panel-on-Sexual-Harassment-in-Academia.aspx Sexual harassment in academia has come to the forefront in the past year with high-profile incidents at University of Chicago, California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley.<br /><br />In light of these recent events, and to help University of Tampa community members be informed about sexual harassment, identify sexual harassment and know what to do as a victim or witness of sexual harassment, UT is hosting a forum on sexual harassment.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 25 Feb 2016 20:30:38 GMTHonors Symposium Explores Use of Dance in Preventing Bullying, Dating Violence and Suicidehttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Symposium-Explores-Use-of-Dance-in-Preventing-Bullying.aspx What does dance have to do with bullying, dating violence and suicide prevention? Find out the answer to that question on Thursday, March 3, when The University of Tampa’s Honors Program symposia series welcomes Andrew Carroll, assistant professor of dance at the University of South Florida, along with Susan Taylor Lennon, UT professor of dance. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 25 Feb 2016 15:17:34 GMTUT Student Wins Governor’s Cup of Florida Award for Best Business Concepthttp://www.ut.edu/Student-Wins-Governors-Cup-of-Florida.aspx UT student John Publicover’s business, Storedby, was awarded Best Business Concept in the inaugural Governor’s Cup of Florida Business Model Competition.<br /><br />The Governor’s Cup was sponsored by the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF). REEF is an organization that unites educators, thought leaders and students throughout Florida’s higher education community.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 24 Feb 2016 20:27:03 GMTUT’s Sykes Hall of Fame Speaker Series Continues March 3http://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Hall-of-Fame-Speaker-Series-Continues-March-3.aspx On Thursday, March 3, The University of Tampa will welcome John W. Thompson, chairman of the board, Microsoft Corp. and CEO of Virtual Instruments, and Bob Dutkowsky, CEO of Tech Data Corp., as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series event. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.<br /><br />The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., with networking and refreshments. The presentation, <i>Shaping the Future of Tech … What Makes Tech Tick?</i>, begins at 6 p.m.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 19 Feb 2016 18:37:16 GMTFeb. 25 UT Honors Symposium to Discuss Root of Unrest in Ferguson, Baltimorehttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Symposium-to-Discuss-Root-of-Unrest-in-Ferguson.aspx On Thursday, Feb. 25, The University of Tampa will welcome Todd Swanstrom, author and Des Lee professor of community collaboration and public policy administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to speak on “The Roots of Unrest in Ferguson: Race <i>and</i> Place.” The event, part of the Honors Program’s symposia series, begins at 4 p.m. in the Trustees’ Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 18 Feb 2016 16:22:57 GMTUT’s TECO Energy Center for Leadership to Host Leadership Summit Feb. 24http://www.ut.edu/TECO-Energy-Center-for-Leadership-Summit.aspx Hear from today’s business experts and connect with tomorrow’s brightest stars at the 2016 Leadership Summit, presented by The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The 2016 Leadership Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 15 Feb 2016 21:49:06 GMTToday’s Entrepreneurial Women Featuring Michele Smith a Great Successhttp://www.ut.edu/Todays-Entrepreneurial-Women-Featuring-Michele-Smith-Success.aspx On Thursday, Feb. 4, The University of Tampa hosted two-time Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Michele Smith as part of its Today's Entrepreneurial Women speaker series.<br /><br />Smith, president of Michele Smith Fastpitch Inc., shared her story of recovery from a car accident in 1986 that severely injured her pitching arm when she was a student at Oklahoma State University.<br /><br />“So at 19, I realized that softball is what I do, not who I am,” she told the audience of more than 130 UT students, faculty and staff, members of the Tampa Bay community and University supporters who attended the event. “I’m going to be me a lot longer than I’m going to be a softball player, so I better work on being a better me.”<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Feb 2016 18:52:28 GMTUT to Welcome “Superstar Pianist” Fred Moyer for Recital Feb. 20http://www.ut.edu/Superstar-Pianist-Fred-Moyer.aspx On Saturday, Feb. 20, pianist Frederick Moyer — hailed by <i>The New York Times</i> as “first-class” and <i>The Milwaukee Journal</i> as “a superstar pianist” — will give a piano recital at The University of Tampa. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />The program for the performance will include Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, K. 576; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18; and two improvisations of Oscar Peterson.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Feb 2016 16:05:44 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Concert Feb. 18–20 to be Electric and Eclectichttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Spring-Dance-Concert-Feb-18-20-to-be-Electric-and-Eclectic.aspx The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18–20, at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. All performances are at UT’s Falk Theatre on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus and are free and open to the public.<br /><br />The Spring Dance Concert features choreography by UT faculty and guest artists, with performances by UT students. Dance styles include ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop, West African and tap.<br /> SARAH TACKETTTue, 09 Feb 2016 19:57:04 GMTUT’s Concert Artist Series Continues Feb. 21 with Virtuoso Music for Organ and Pianohttp://www.ut.edu/Concert-Artist-Series-Continues-with-Virtuoso-Music.aspx The University of Tampa’s 2015-2016 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values resumes on Sunday, Feb. 21, with <i>Virtuoso Music for Organ and Piano</i> featuring pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Nigel Potts. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:59:42 GMTUT’s Perri Montané to Give Voice Recital Feb. 13http://www.ut.edu/Perri-Montané-to-Give-Voice-Recital-Feb-13.aspx JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Feb 2016 16:30:34 GMTLearn the History and Meaning of Spiritual Songs at UT Feb. 11http://www.ut.edu/Learn-the-History-and-Meaning-of-Spiritual-Songs.aspx Did you know the Negro spiritual was the forerunner to the blues, jazz, R &amp; B and modern gospel music? <br /><br />On Thursday, Feb. 11, The University of Tampa will welcome Naima Johnston-Bush for an interactive multimedia performance that explores the history and meaning of Negro spirituals, <i>Spiritual Songs — The History of Gospel Music</i>. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 05 Feb 2016 17:13:48 GMTUT to Welcome Gender Studies Author, Professor Emma Rees Feb. 11–12http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Welcome-Gender-Studies-Author.aspx On Feb. 11–12, The University of Tampa will welcome Emma Rees, professor of literature and gender studies at the University of Chester, U.K., to give readings from her book, <i>The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History</i>. <br /><br />On Thursday, Feb. 11, Rees will speak as part of the Department of English and Writing’s Scholars’ Symposia series in conjunction with the Honors Program’s symposia series from 4–5:30 p.m. in Martinez Athletics Center’s Sword &amp; Shield Room.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 04 Feb 2016 20:53:19 GMTRick Thomas to Share “Tales of Tenacity” at Next UT Leadership Speaker Series Event Feb. 16http://www.ut.edu/Rick-Thomas-to-Share-Tales-of-Tenacity.aspx Rick Thomas ’72, president and CEO of Thomas Financial Group, will speak at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees’ Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.<br /><br />Thomas’ presentation, “Never Quit! Tales of Tenacity from the Thames to the Hillsborough,” is part of the Sykes College of Business’ TECO Energy Center for Leadership Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 03 Feb 2016 21:20:12 GMTUT Music Faculty to Perform Chamber Music for Wind Quintet Feb. 8http://www.ut.edu/Music-Faculty-to-Perform-Chamber-Music-Wind-Quintet.aspx On Monday, Feb. 8, The University of Tampa’s music faculty will perform chamber music for wind quintet. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Performers include Barbara Prescott, flute; Meg Cassell, oboe; Ted DeCorso, clarinet; Richard Sparrow, French horn; Maurizio Venturini, bassoon.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 01 Feb 2016 21:36:25 GMTUT Holding Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Feb. 6http://www.ut.edu/UT-Holding-Annual-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Day-of-Service-Feb-6.aspx Students, faculty and staff from The University of Tampa will honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service to the Tampa Bay community on Saturday, Feb. 6.<br /><br />Emily Little ’18, community outreach co-director for UT’s PEACE Volunteer Center, said this annual tradition at the University is a great way for students to get out into the Tampa Bay community.<br /><br />“Students should sign up for this event, because it is a wonderful chance to give back to the community, interact with passionate and inspiring individuals, and witness how volunteering can greatly impact the local community,” said Little.<br />&#160;<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Jan 2016 18:16:48 GMTMaxwell Taylor Coming to UT as Studio-F Visiting Artist Feb. 15–26http://www.ut.edu/Maxwell-Taylor-Coming-to-UT-as-Studio-F-Visiting-Artist.aspx The University of Tampa community as well as the public will have a unique opportunity to see nationally acclaimed artist Maxwell Taylor working on campus as he creates monoprints for UT’s STUDIO-f visiting artist program Feb. 15–26.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 29 Jan 2016 18:41:15 GMTUT to Go Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Starting in August 2016http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Go-Smoke-and-Tobacco-Free-Starting-August-2016.aspx It’s smoke-free at UT.<br /><br />Beginning on Aug. 1, 2016, The University of Tampa will join the growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to ban all smoking and tobacco use on campus.<br /><br />The policy, which was approved by the UT administration, bans smoking and use of tobacco of all types, including electronic cigarettes, chew tobacco, hookah, cigar and cigarette smoking. It includes all UT students, employees — including contractors — and visitors, and covers the entire 105-acre UT campus, including all academic and residential buildings, athletic facilities and fields, parking garages, open spaces and offices.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 25 Jan 2016 20:10:03 GMTUT’s Entrepreneurial Women Series Continues Feb. 4 With Michele Smithhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Entrepreneurial-Women-Series-Continues-Feb-4-With-Michele-Smith.aspx On Thursday, Feb. 4, The University of Tampa will welcome two-time Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Michele Smith as part of its Today’s Entrepreneurial Women speaker series. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center on the eighth floor of the Innovation and Collaboration Building, 820 W. North A St.<br /><br />The event, which includes a networking reception and tour of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center following the talk, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and a reservation is required.<br /> SARAH TACKETTFri, 22 Jan 2016 21:05:02 GMTCEOs From RSM US, ClubCorp and Century 21 to Speak at Fellows Forum Feb. 2http://www.ut.edu/CEOs-From-RSM-US-ClubCorp-and-Century-21-to-Speak-at-Fellows-Forum-Feb-2.aspx The leaders of RSM US, ClubCorp and Century 21 Real Estate are slated to speak at The University of Tampa’s Fellows Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Ferguson Hall. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. and the program will run from 8–9:30 a.m.<br /><br />Speakers include Joe Adams, CEO and managing partner of RSM US; Eric Affeldt, president and CEO of ClubCorp; and Rick Davidson, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 29 Jan 2016 19:31:29 GMTLineup for UT’s Honors Program Spring Symposia Series Announcedhttp://www.ut.edu/Lineup-for-UT-Honors-Program-Spring-Symposia-Series-Announced.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Spring 2016 Honors Program symposia series kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 28, with a presentation by Ryan Cragun, associate professor of sociology. His talk, titled <i>No One Expects a Transgender Jew: Religious, Sexual and Gendered Intersections</i>, begins at noon in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center.</p> <p>All lectures are free, open to the public and held on the UT campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <p>&#160;</p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 29 Feb 2016 16:35:04 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Center Receives Coveted Peer Award For Entrepreneurship Educationhttp://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneurship-Center-Receives-Coveted-Peer-Award.aspx The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business, has been awarded the National Model Program Award for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) at its annual conference in San Diego.<br /><br />National model program awards are given to colleges and universities that have developed and offer high quality and innovative programs, the purpose of which is to educate and train future generations of entrepreneurs. The awards are given for exemplary programs that reflect innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, transferability, depth of support and impact.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 20 Jan 2016 15:16:37 GMTUT Presents Exhibit of Most Important Contemporary Cuban Artistshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-Exhibit-of-Most-Important-Contemporary-Cuban-Artists.aspx Featuring seven of the most renowned and provocative contemporary Cuban artists — many of whom will be on hand to lecture, teach and create — the University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will host the exhibit “Growing Up in Neverland” March 4 to 18.<br /><br />Seen as the seminal exhibit of pre- and post-Revolutionary Cuban artists, the exhibit is designed to reflect the everyday concerns that weigh upon the Cuban community, especially focusing on the problems Cuban society faces as it moves toward the future. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 14 Jan 2016 21:48:31 GMTUT Faculty Piano Duo to Perform Works by Rachmaninov Jan. 22http://www.ut.edu/Faculty-Piano-Duo-to-Perform-Works-by-Rachmaninov.aspx On Friday, Jan. 22, The University of Tampa’s Grigorios Zamparas and guest pianist Beth Waligorski will team up for a piano duo performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Suite No. 2. The concert, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 14 Jan 2016 17:43:58 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Center Wins Global Award for Teachinghttp://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneurship-Center-Wins-Global-Award-for-Teaching.aspx The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa has been awarded the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).<br /><br />“The University of Tampa captured the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award because Dr. White and her entire team have established their program as one of the finest models in the world today,” said Donald F. Kuratko, executive and academic director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship &amp; Innovation at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. “It was a most deserving award.” JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 11 Jan 2016 17:26:21 GMTUT to Host Next Business Network Symposium Jan. 19http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Next-BNS-Jan-19.aspx The leaders of Clark Capital, Mise en Place and St. Joseph’s Hospital are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 14 Jan 2016 14:40:34 GMTUT President Ronald Vaughn to be Named Citizen of the Year by South Tampa Chamberhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Pres-Vaughn-Citizen-of-the-Year-by-South-Tampa-Chamber.aspx University of Tampa president Ronald Vaughn will receive the Citizen of the Year Award from the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s 90th Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 3.<br /><br />Bill Yanger, the chamber’s incoming board chairman, said that “anyone who has witnessed the staggering changes at the UT campus over the last 10 years cannot help but applaud Dr. Vaughn’s ability to get things done.<br /> SARAH TACKETTTue, 12 Jan 2016 13:47:46 GMTUT Professor Looks at What Types of Stars Form Rocky, Earth-Size Planetshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Professor-Looks-at-What-Types-of-Stars-Form-Rocky-Planets.aspx Do stars that form smaller planets have a similar chemical signature? This is the question a study led by Simon Schuler, a University of Tampa assistant professor of physics, set out to explore. The results were recently published in <i>The Astrophysical Journal.</i><br /><br />For the study, the team that includes former and present UT undergraduate students looked at the abundance of 19 elements in seven stars with small planets discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission. All but one star have been shown to have at least one planet of primarily rocky composition. Their findings suggest the formation of small planets does not require a particular host-star composition and that small planets may be ubiquitous in the galaxy.<br /> SARAH TACKETTTue, 12 Jan 2016 13:47:46 GMTUT Innovation and Collaboration Building Wins Two Awards: Urban Excellence and Architecture/Designhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-ICB-Wins-Two-Awards.aspx The University of Tampa’s newly constructed Innovation and Collaboration Building was recognized for its contributions to a vibrant downtown as the Tampa Downtown Partnership honored it as one of nine winners during the 2015 Annual Urban Excellence Awards. <br /><br /> SARAH TACKETTWed, 20 Jan 2016 15:16:37 GMTUT Students Will Go Into the Streets Aug. 29http://www.ut.edu/UT-Students-Will-Go-Into-the-Streets-Aug-29.aspx On Saturday, Aug. 29, University of Tampa students will start the academic year off by giving back to the Tampa Bay community during the University’s annual day of service, Into the Streets. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and volunteers will gather in the Martinez Athletics Center before loading into buses to volunteer at one of several sites in the community. SARAH TACKETTMon, 11 Jan 2016 20:54:26 GMT