2015http://www.ut.edu/rss/UTNEWSRSS.aspxUT’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens March 27http://www.ut.edu/Annual-Juried-Student-Art-Exhibition-Opens-March-27.aspx <p>The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition gives students from any major at The University of Tampa an opportunity to display their artwork to the public at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. The exhibition opens March 27 and runs through April 22. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, March 27, from 7–9 p.m.</p> <p></p> <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:47 GMTUT Graduate Students Win Regional Case Study Competition for Third Yearhttp://www.ut.edu/Grad-Students-Win-Regional-Case-Study-Competition-for-Third-Year.aspx <p>For the third year in a row, a University of Tampa team of master’s degree students won the Tampa Bay ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Cup competition at the University Club in downtown Tampa.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:02:27 GMTExploring Others’ Beliefs Goal of Interfaith Harmony Week at UThttp://www.ut.edu/Exploring-Others-Beliefs-Interfaith-Harmony.aspx <p>From March 30–April 3, The University of Tampa will host Interfaith Harmony Week, a series of events meant to raise awareness about the interfaith movement and educate students about religions and beliefs other than their own.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 25 Mar 2015 19:59:00 GMTUT’s Main Street Speaker Series to Feature Co-Founder of Redbox April 1http://www.ut.edu/Main-Street-Speaker-Series-Redbox.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will welcome Michael DeLazzer, co-founder of Redbox, on Wednesday, April 1, to speak on “Thoughts are Things: How the idea of a DVD kiosk became Redbox.”<br /><br />DeLazzer is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved with eight startup ventures, most notably Redbox, LLC. Redbox has since become the largest video rental company in the world, with more than 45,000 locations in the U.S. and revenues exceeding $2 billion.</p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:14:34 GMTTwo UT Entrepreneurship Teams Advance in Hult Prize Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Two-Entrepreneurship-Teams-Advance-Hult-Prize.aspx In November, University of Tampa entrepreneurship students were faced with solving a challenge presented by former President Bill Clinton. How can student entrepreneurs improve early childhood education in the urban slums of the world?<br /><br />Two UT student teams have advanced in the competition, beating teams from schools including Harvard, Princeton and Yale, and still have a chance to win $1 million in startup capital.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 20 Mar 2015 20:40:08 GMTUT Senior Awarded Fulbright Fellowshiphttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Senior-Awarded-Fulbright-Fellowship.aspx <p>Kelly Fitzgerald, a senior at The University of Tampa, has been awarded a 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Indonesia. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 20 Mar 2015 18:48:59 GMTUT to Stage Moon Over Buffalo March 26–29http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Stage-Moon-Over-Buffalo-March-26-29.aspx <p>From March 26–29, The University of Tampa will stage the comedy <em>Moon Over Buffalo</em>. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, March 26–28, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <em>Moon Over Buffalo</em> opens on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, who are experiencing a decline in their careers, theatre company and relationship. The pair are performing in Buffalo, NY, when they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: famed director, producer and screenwriter Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. If he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his upcoming movie. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does — big time!<br /><div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 12 Mar 2015 15:55:34 GMTUT’s Trio de Minaret to Give Concert March 24http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Trio-de-Minaret-to-Give-Concert-March-24.aspx <p>On Tuesday, March 24, 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.</p> Trio de Minaret is comprised of Lei Liu, violin; Lowell Adams, cello; and Grigorios Zamparas, piano. The trio will perform Mozart’s <em>Piano Trio K. 502 in B-flat major</em>, Arensky’s <em>Piano Trio Op. 32 in D minor</em> and Villa-Lobos’ <em>Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5</em> with guest artists Hein Jung, soprano, and Helga Winold, cellist. <div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 10 Mar 2015 15:12:04 GMTPNC Bank Concert Series Continues with “Jazz at the Organ” March 22http://www.ut.edu/PNC-Bank-Concert-Series-Jazz-At-The-Organ-March-22.aspx <p>On Sunday, March 22, jazz organist Lutz Felbick will display the versatility of the Dobson pipe organ in The University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values when he performs with saxophonist Heribert Leuchter as part of the PNC Bank Concert Artist Series. The program begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 09 Mar 2015 15:39:08 GMTTwo UT Alumni Honored with Entrepreneurship and Lifetime Achievement Awardshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Alumni-Honored-with-Entrepreneurship-and-Lifetime-Achievement-Awards.aspx <p>University of Tampa alumni and entrepreneurs Benson Riseman, president and CEO of BENSEA Enterprises, and Melanie Moore, co-founder of Elizabeth &amp; Clarke, were honored at the UT Entrepreneurship Center’s fourth annual Business and Entrepreneur Alumni Awards event.</p> <p></p> SARAH TACKETTFri, 06 Mar 2015 20:27:09 GMTUniversity of Tampa Students Place in Regional Accounting Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/University-of-Tampa-Students-Place-in-Regional-Accounting.aspx <p>A team of University of Tampa students took third place in a regional Beta Alpha Psi Best Practices Competition, which was held at the 2015 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 27-28.<br /><br />Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The six students competed in a section focused on International Impact by discussing what the chapter has done to bring a global perspective to its members.</p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 05 Mar 2015 18:17:24 GMTAt UT, Spring Break Means Community Service and Leadershiphttp://www.ut.edu/Spring-Break-Means-Community-Service-and-Leadership.aspx <p>At The University of Tampa, alternative breaks are hardly “alternative” any more. Next week will find UT spring breakers knee deep in environmental, leadership and social justice causes.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:44:48 GMT“Mr. Everest” Peter Athans to Speak at UT March 4http://www.ut.edu/Mr-Everest-Peter-Athans-to-Speak-at-UT-National-Geographic-Speaker-Series.aspx Peter Athans' name has been synonymous with the exploration of Mt. Everest for nearly two decades. But summiting the world’s tallest peak seven times isn’t the only entry on Athans' long list of achievements.<br /><br />Stop by The University of Tampa on Wednesday, March 4, to hear Athans present Mt. Everest and the People of the Himalaya as part of the National Geographic Speaker Series. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club and is free and open to the public.<br /> SARAH TACKETTFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:50:06 GMTUT Spartans Take on Phillies in MLB Spring Training Game on Sundayhttp://www.ut.edu/Spartans-Take-on-Phillies-in-MLB-Spring-Training-Game-Sunday.aspx <p>The first Major League Baseball spring training game of the season features The University of Tampa Spartans versus the Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater’s 11,000-seat Brighthouse Stadium on Sunday, March 1, at 1:10 p.m.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 24 Feb 2015 20:28:44 GMTUT to Host Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference Feb. 27–28http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Southeast-Entrepreneurship-Conference-Feb27-28.aspx A student-entrepreneur pitch competition, networking opportunities and national speakers will make up the 2015 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC 2015) at The University of Tampa Feb. 27–28.<br /><br />SEEC 2015 is an official regional conference of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and gives participants an opportunity to network with like-minded students and business professionals from across the nation.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 20 Feb 2015 17:37:38 GMTExecutives from Feld Entertainment, IQor and Dover Corp. to Speak at UT’s Fellows Forum March 4http://www.ut.edu/Feld-Entertainment-IQor-and-Dover-Corp-UTs-Fellows-Forum.aspx <p>The leaders of Feld Entertainment Inc., iQor and Dover Corp. are slated to speak at The University of Tampa Fellows Forum on Wednesday, March 4, 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.</p> Speakers include Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment Inc.; Hartmut Liebel, president and CEO of iQor; and Robert A. “Bob” Livingston, president and CEO of Dover Corp.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 18 Feb 2015 20:55:21 GMTUT Speech Professor to Share Travel Stories, Ponder Purpose at Presentations Feb. 27–28http://www.ut.edu/Speech-Professor-to-Share-Travel-Stories-Ponder-Purpose.aspx <p>What is the purpose of travel, humanity, life — or toilets that cost money? On Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, Chris Gurrie, a University of Tampa assistant professor of speech, will share stories from his travels during a semester-long sabbatical. The event begins at 8 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 18 Feb 2015 20:48:04 GMTUT Presents Writers at the University Wednesday, Feb. 18http://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-Writers-at-the-University-Feb-18.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Feb. 18, The University of Tampa’s Writers at the University series will present a reading with Don Morrill, Dana professor of English, and Andy Plattner, visiting assistant professor of English, who will read from their latest works. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Boulevard.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 17 Feb 2015 19:46:53 GMTUT Music Faculty to Feature Music of Poulenc at Concert Feb. 24http://www.ut.edu/Music-Faculty-to-Feature-Music-of-Poulenc.aspx <p>Music by French composer Francis Poulenc will be the focus of a faculty chamber music concert at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The concert, Chamber Music of Poulenc for Woodwinds and Piano, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 17 Feb 2015 17:27:30 GMTPianist Laurent Boukobza to Give Concert at UT Feb. 21http://www.ut.edu/Pianist-Laurent-Boukobza-to-Give-Concert-Feb-21.aspx <p>International concert pianist Laurent Boukobza will give a concert at The University of Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 21. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon.</p> The program for the concert will feature sonatas by Ludwig Van Beethoven, including <em>Sonata No. 2, Op. 2, No. 2 in A Major; Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No. 2 in C Sharp Minor “Moonlight”;</em> and <em>Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major “Waldstein.” </em>This is program is part of an eight program series in which Boukobza will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas before recording them for release in 2017. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 13 Feb 2015 16:46:14 GMTUT’s PNC Bank Concert Artists Series Continues Feb. 22 with Organist John Scotthttp://www.ut.edu/PNC-Bank-Concert-Artists-Series-Organist-John-Scott.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values continues Sunday, Feb. 22, with organist John Scott, described by <em>The New York Times</em> as having “substance, indeed imposing talent … sobriety and good sense, followed by dashing virtuosity and playful good humor.” The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 10 Feb 2015 19:56:43 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Concert Feb. 19–21 “A Feast For Dance Lovers”http://www.ut.edu/Spring-Dance-Concert-A-Feast-For-Dance-Lovers.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19–21, at 8 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. All performances will be held in UT’s Falk Theatre on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 09 Feb 2015 19:59:43 GMTLocal Cybersecurity Expert to Speak at UT on Thursday, Feb. 12http://www.ut.edu/Local-Cybersecurity-Expert-to-Speak-Feb-12.aspx Cybersecurity industry veteran Gene Frederiksen, the chief information security officer at local credit union services provider PSCU, will speak at The University of Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 a.m. His presentation is titled “Intelligence Driven Cyber Security.” <br /><br /><div>The event, which will be held on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center, is sponsored by the UT Department of Information and Technology Management and the Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA).</div> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 09 Feb 2015 16:13:46 GMTUT Professor Named Fellow of USASBEhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Professor-Named-Fellow-of-USASBE.aspx Rebecca White, professor of entrepreneurship, James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and director of the Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa, was selected by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) to be a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow. The award was announced during USASBE’s annual conference in January, which was held in Tampa and co-hosted by UT. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 06 Feb 2015 15:00:09 GMTUT’S TECO Energy Center for Leadership to Host Leadership Summit Feb. 18http://www.ut.edu/TECO-Energy-Center-For-Leadership-Leadership-Summit.aspx Hear from today’s business experts and connect with tomorrow’s bright stars at the 2015 Leadership Summit, presented by The University of Tampa TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 05 Feb 2015 21:57:21 GMTUT Professor to Share Stellar Research at Next Honors Symposium Feb. 5http://www.ut.edu/UT-Professor-to-Share-Stellar-Research.aspx <p>On Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. The University of Tampa’s honor symposia series will continue with a presentation by Simon Schuler, assistant professor of physics, on <em>The Origins of Extrasolar Planets</em>. The lecture will be held in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 30 Jan 2015 20:56:47 GMTNational Champions Receive Commendation from Tampa City Councilhttp://www.ut.edu/National-Champions-Receive-Commendation.aspx <p>The 2014 national championship University of Tampa volleyball team received a commendation from the Tampa City Council on Thursday morning with the presentation of the program's honors.</p> Head coach Chris Catanach was also presented with a plaque noting the commendation, with council members Charlie Miranda and Mike Suarez taking time to praise The University of Tampa athletic program. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 30 Jan 2015 18:36:07 GMTHall of Fame Speaker Series Continues Feb. 5 with CEO of RBC Wealth Managementhttp://www.ut.edu/Hall-Of-Fame-Speaker-Series-CEO-RBC-Wealth-Management.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will welcome John G. Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management, on Thursday, Feb. 5, who will speak as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Speaker Series.</p> <p>The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., with networking and coffee. The presentation, <em>Back from the Brink of Disaster! Reinventing Capitalism</em>, begins at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.</p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 27 Jan 2015 19:34:12 GMTElectronics Alive VIII Opens at UT Tuesday, Jan. 27http://www.ut.edu/Electronics-Alive-VIII-Opens-Jan-27.aspx <p>Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will present <em>Electronics Alive VIII</em>, a biennial invitational exhibition of computer animations, digital video, interactive digital work and virtual spaces from around the world. The exhibition will run through March 6 and is free and open to the public.</p> The exhibition features works by UT professors as well as artists from across the globe, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Iran, Israel, Netherlands, Poland and the UK.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:27:33 GMTCEO of Citrus Bank Slated to Speak at UT Feb. 2http://www.ut.edu/CEO-of-Citrus-Bank-Slated-to-Speak.aspx John M. Barrett ’87, MBA ’96, president and CEO of First Citrus Bank, will speak at The University of Tampa on Monday, Feb. 2. Barrett’s talk, part of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership Speaker Series, begins at 4 p.m. in the Sykes College of Business building, Room 134. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.<br /><br />Barrett earned his undergraduate degree from UT by attending night classes and owned and managed a lawn maintenance business for several years while working full time at a prominent downtown Tampa law firm. At the age of 34, Barrett started Tampa-based First Citrus Bank with his colleagues on the board, and continues to serve the company as president and CEO today. JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 27 Jan 2015 19:16:25 GMTUT Hosting Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/UT-Hosting-Annual-MLK-Jr-Day-of-Service-Jan-23.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 Friday, Jan. 23. JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 21 Jan 2015 20:45:57 GMTUT’s Honors Program Announces Spring 2015 Symposia Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Program-Announces-Spring-2015-Symposia-Series.aspx The University of Tampa’s Spring 2015 Honors Program symposia series kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 28, with a presentation by Lt. Gen. Roméo A. Dallaire, who was the commanding officer of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His talk, titled <em>The Rwandan Genocide</em>, begins at 4 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on the UT campus. JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 21 Jan 2015 16:38:11 GMTUT to Welcome Pianist Andreas Klein for Piano Recital Jan. 24http://www.ut.edu/UT-Welcomes-Pianist-Andreas-Klein.aspx <p>Andreas Klein has been called a “pianist who makes silences sound like music” (<em>New York Times</em>). On Saturday, Jan. 24, The University of Tampa will welcome Klein for a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon. The concert is free and open to the public.</p> <p>The program for the concert, titled <em>From Austria to Argentina</em>, will include works by Mozart, Chopin, Busoni, Stravinsky and Ginastera.</p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 21 Jan 2015 15:45:08 GMTUT to Host Next Business Network Symposium Jan. 27http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Next-Business-Network-Symposium-Jan-27.aspx <p>The heads of Digital Hands, Highway Safety Devices and the Tampa Bay Lightning are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 27. 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.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:36:46 GMTRussian Pianist to Give Recital at UT Jan. 21http://www.ut.edu/Russian-Pianist-to-Give-Recital-at-UT.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Jan. 21, The University of Tampa will welcome pianist Maria Lyapkova, who will give a recital titled Meditation on the Past. 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 concert includes pieces for piano by Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya and Ukranian composer Valentin Sivestrov, and the Sonata for Piano and Cello by Polish composer Frederic Chopin, featuring guest cellist Edevaldo Mulla.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 15 Jan 2015 14:55:54 GMTHumanitarian and UN Force Commander During Rwandan Genocide to Speak At UT Jan. 28http://www.ut.edu/Humanitarian-UN-Force-Commander-Rwandan-Genocide-to-Speak-Jan-28.aspx <p>Roméo Antonius Dallaire, a retired Canadian Army lieutenant-general, UN force commander during the Rwandan genocide and celebrated humanitarian, will speak at The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.</p> The presentation, which is part of UT’s spring honors symposia series, is free and open to the public.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 13 Jan 2015 14:49:24 GMTUT Organist to Give Recital Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/UT-Organist-to-Give-Recital-Jan-23.aspx On Friday, Jan. 23, The University of Tampa’s organist, Ryan Hebert, will present an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Hebert will perform a diverse program that showcases the capabilities of the 56-stop Dobson organ, which can handle music from all stylistic periods.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 12 Jan 2015 21:11:22 GMTUT Hosts Nation’s Largest Entrepreneurship Education Conference Jan. 22-25http://www.ut.edu/UT-Hosts-Nations-Largest-Entrepreneurship-Education-Conference.aspx <p>The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE), in conjunction with The University of Tampa, will hold its premier conference for entrepreneurship scholars and educators in Tampa Jan. 22-25. The 2015 annual conference, “Sun, Fun and Innovation—Advancing Entrepreneurship Education and Research,” offers a symposium for best practices in entrepreneurship education and program development.<br /><br />“The University of Tampa, this year’s host sponsor, has been working hard for over an year to put together a world-class event that promises to be our best conference to date,” said Patrick Snyder, executive director of USASBE.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 12 Jan 2015 14:18:18 GMT