2018http://www.ut.edu/rss/UTNEWSRSS.aspxUT’s Camerata and Chamber Singers Spring Concert to Be Held April 30http://www.ut.edu/Camerata-and-Chamber-Singers-Spring-Concert-April30.aspx <p>On Monday, April 30, The University of Tampa will host the Camerata and Chamber Singers spring concert in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> The program will feature portions of a choral masterworks concert performed earlier in the semester in coordination with Tampa Bay’s Lumina Youth Choirs, including selections from György Orbán's&#160;<i>Mass No. 6&#160;</i>for women's voices, and Leonard Bernstein's&#160;<i>Chichester Psalms</i>. Additionally, the program will feature renaissance madrigals, a selection of rousing spirituals and several contemporary compositions.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 24 Apr 2018 15:00:38 GMTUT Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs to Give Spring Concert April 29http://www.ut.edu/UT-Mens-and-Womens-Glee-Clubs-to-Give-Spring-Concert.aspx <p>On Sunday, April 29, The University of Tampa’s Glee Clubs will perform their end-of-the-year concert in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> Sunday’s concert will feature portions of a “pop-up” choir concert performed earlier in the semester in the Vaughn Courtyard, and will include a variety of classical, pop, modern and folk settings. Additionally, the program will feature a rousing spiritual, “Same Train,” performed by the combined Glee Clubs.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 24 Apr 2018 14:44:12 GMTThree UT Students Make Top Finishes at Hedge Fund Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Three-UT-Students-Make-Top-Finishes-at-Hedge-Fund-Competition.aspx <p>A University of Tampa&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/mba/" title="MBA">MBA</a>&#160;student received top place, and another UT team scored in the top five, at the second annual Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition in Atlanta last week.</p> Nick Koen won first place and a $10,000 prize. The team of UT seniors Edward Morris and Victor Philaire also finished as a top five finalist.<br /><br />The objective of the competition is for university students to propose an investment strategy that is attractive to a hedge fund.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 24 Apr 2018 14:34:21 GMTUT Wraps Up 2017-2018 Business Network Symposium Series April 24http://www.ut.edu/UT-Wraps-Up-2017-2018-BNS-April24.aspx <p>On Tuesday, April 24, the leaders of Cox Fire Protection and Mise en Place are slated to speak at The University of Tampa for the final Business Network Symposium of the 2017-2018 academic year. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 7:45–9 a.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club.</p> The slate of speakers includes Linda Cox, CEO of Cox Fire Protection, and Maryann Ferenc, proprietor and CEO of Mise en Place.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 23 Apr 2018 14:20:00 GMTUT Names New Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Serviceshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Names-New-Associate-Provost-and-Dean-of-Academic-Services.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has announced that Cynthia Jay (C. Jay) Pendleton has been selected as the associate provost and dean of academic services.</p> As associate provost and dean of academic services, Pendleton will be responsible primarily for leadership in the enhancement of student success at UT, in addition to oversight and implementation of academic rules and regulations. She will begin at UT on July 16.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykFri, 20 Apr 2018 15:19:46 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Happening Runs April 25-27http://www.ut.edu/Spring-Dance-Happening-Runs-April-25-27.aspx <p>The always popular Spring Dance Happening will take place April 25–27 at The University of Tampa, featuring popular music and student dancers from all parts of the University community. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in UT’s Falk Theater, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., and are free and open to the public.<br /><br /></p> <br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 16 Apr 2018 15:19:51 GMTVictoria Sunseri ’18 Awarded 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Research Award to Italyhttp://www.ut.edu/Sunseri-Awarded-2018-Fulbright.aspx <p>Victoria Sunseri ’18 has been awarded a 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Research Award to Italy. She will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador while overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Italy.</p> <p>Sunseri is one of 12 UT students who have been awarded Fulbrights since 2006.<br /><br />The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.<br /><br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykMon, 16 Apr 2018 15:26:28 GMTUT Scholar’s Symposia Series Presents “Home with Hip Hop Feminism” April 20http://www.ut.edu/Scholars-Symposia-Series-Presents-Home-with-Hip-Hop-Feminism.aspx <p>On Friday, April 20, The University of Tampa will welcome Aisha Durham, associate professor of communication at the University of South Florida, who will present “Home with Hip Hop Feminism” as part of the Department of English and Writing’s Scholars Symposia series. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.</p> Durham teaches black popular culture to explore the relationship between media representations and everyday life. She uses auto/ethnography, performance writing and intersectional approaches honed in black feminist cultural criticism to analyze representations of black womanhood in hip-hop media.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 12 Apr 2018 14:18:38 GMTUT’s Vocal Performance Workshop to Present Opera Cabaret April 18http://www.ut.edu/Vocal-Performance-Workshop-Opera-Cabaret-April18.aspx <p>On Wednesday, April 18, join The University of Tampa’s Vocal Performance Workshop for an Opera Cabaret, featuring selections by celebrated American composer Leonard Bernstein and more. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and is free and open to the public.</p> The performance will feature songs from Bernstein’s legendary&#160;<i>West Side Story</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Candide</i>, along with exciting selections from Mozart, Handel, and Gilbert and Sullivan, accompanied by the UT orchestra.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 11 Apr 2018 14:33:46 GMTUT to Host 24-Hour Event to Show the Spartan Community is All in for UThttp://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-24-Hour-Event-All-in-for-UT.aspx For 24 hours on April 24, The University of Tampa will host a fair-style fundraiser to raise awareness and appreciation for its generous donors. <br /><br />As a private university, UT depends on the philanthropic support of the community it serves. Because the University cannot be sustained by tuition alone, all donations are greatly appreciated and are used to continue a tradition of academic excellence. All gifts, regardless of size, add up to have an enormous impact and show how the Spartan family is all in for UT, no matter where in the world they call home.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 10 Apr 2018 20:41:19 GMTUT to Stage Musical Revue Stardust April 19-22http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Stage-Musical-Revue-Stardust-April19-22.aspx <p>From April 19–22, The University of Tampa will stage the musical revue&#160;<i>Stardust</i>, a montage of some of the greatest songs ever written. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, April 19–21, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <i>Stardust</i>&#160;gathers together more than 30 of Mitchell Parish’s most enchanting songs, including “Deep Purple,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Don’t Be That Way,” “Sophisticated Lady” and the title song, “Stardust.” What makes these songs so distinct is the lyrics, all by the talented Parish.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 10 Apr 2018 15:34:52 GMTThree Alumni Authors Return to UT for Writers at the University April 17http://www.ut.edu/Three-Alumni-Authors-Return-for-Writers-at-University.aspx On Tuesday, April 17, The University of Tampa’s Writers at the University series will welcome three alumni authors — Christian Collier ’06, Donna Long ’91 and Jen A. Miller ’02 — who will give readings and participate in a Q-and-A. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 10 Apr 2018 13:21:05 GMTUT Alumni Composers to Be Featured in April 17 Concerthttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Alumni-Composers-to-Be-Featured-in-April17-Concert.aspx <p>On Tuesday, April 17, two University of Tampa music alumni — Tevi Eber ’11 and George Darrah ’11 — will perform and present their music during a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The concert will include UT students, faculty and ensembles, and is free and open to the public.</p> The concert will be the highlight of a two-day residency at UT, during which Eber and Darrah will give lectures and master classes, and coach ensembles. There will be a reception following the concert.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykFri, 06 Apr 2018 19:14:11 GMTAs Far As I Know … Spring 2018 Art+Design BFA Exhibition at UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery April 17–May 4http://www.ut.edu/As-Far-As-I-Know.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Department of Art+Design and the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will showcase more than 75 works by five graduating artists in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in&#160;<i>As Far as I Know ...</i>. The exhibition runs from April 17–May 4, with a closing reception to celebrate the graduates on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m.</p> <p>Ranging from photo-realistic oil paintings to wall installations, from photographs to video performance, each artist offers a personal viewpoint on specific aspects of today’s reality. The exhibition will feature works by graduating UT seniors Alex Martin, Elise Gutekunst, Symone Hall, Sierra Kroeter and John Guarneri, and is curated by Francesca Bacci, associate professor of art+design.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykFri, 06 Apr 2018 14:25:01 GMTUT Lowth Entrepreneurship Center to Host Annual New Venture Expo April 13http://www.ut.edu/Lowth-Entrepreneurship-Center-Host-New-Venture-Expo.aspx On Friday, April 13, The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business’ Lowth Entrepreneurship Center will showcase 52 of its students’ startup business concepts at the New Venture Exposition. The exposition will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building. The event is free and open to the public.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 05 Apr 2018 18:21:16 GMTUT Presents “Once Upon A Time”: Storytelling in the Classroom, On the Computer and Beyond April 12http://www.ut.edu/Once-Upon-A-Time-Storytelling-in-the-Classroom-Computer-Beyond.aspx <p>On Thursday, April 12, join The University of Tampa’s Susan Taylor Lennon and Chris Gurrie for an hour of storytelling at&#160;<i>“Once Upon a Time”: Storytelling in the Classroom, On the Computer and Beyond</i>. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, and is free and open to the public.&#160;</p> <br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 04 Apr 2018 16:29:14 GMTUT Filmmaker Series Continues with Award-Winning Filmmaker Dana Plays April 9http://www.ut.edu/Filmmaker-Series-Continues-with-Dana-Plays-April9.aspx <p>n Monday, April 9, The University of Tampa FMX Filmmaker Series continues with Dana Plays, UT professor of film, animation and new media. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, and is free and open to the public.</p> The program will feature Plays’ eclectic approach to filmmaking, which covers a range of humanistic and social topics, from Native American rights, death with dignity laws and the history of sugarcane plantations in the Caribbean, to music biopics. She will screen her internationally awarded short documentary, narrative and experimental films, including&#160;<i>The Longest Walk, Euthanasia, Demise of Sugar</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Birth of a Pipe Organ</i>, and a short retrospective reel of her 16mm experimental films (in 2K).<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 03 Apr 2018 19:57:01 GMTUT to Host Annual Adam Smith Breakfast April 12http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Annual-Adam-Smith-Breakfast-April12.aspx <p>On Thursday, April 12, The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business will hold its annual Adam Smith Breakfast. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Crescent Club, which is located on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.</p> The Adam Smith Breakfast is geared toward local business community members operating in a global economy. The presentation will include an economic outlook of the Tampa Bay economy by John Stinespring, UT associate professor of economics, and a global macroeconomic outlook by Vivekanand Jayakumar, UT associate professor of economics.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 02 Apr 2018 20:00:43 GMTUT Students Win CFA Tampa Bay Society Ethics Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Students-Win-CFA-Tampa-Bay-Society-Ethics-Competition.aspx <p>A team of University of Tampa students won first place in the inaugural CFA Tampa Bay Society Ethics Competition on March 27 at the University Club of Tampa Bay.</p> <p>Teams from both UT and the University of South Florida competed against each other before a panel of five judges.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykMon, 02 Apr 2018 19:43:33 GMTUT to Host Panel Discussion on Free Speech and Academic Freedom April 6http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Panel-Discussion-on-Free-Speech.aspx <p>On Friday, April 6, The University of Tampa will host a panel discussion on free speech and academic freedom. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and is free and open to all UT students, faculty and staff, and the public.</p> Panelists include Amy M. Hass, general counsel for the University of Florida, and Howard Simon, executive director of ACLU of Florida, who will speak on controversial speakers on campus; M. Elizabeth Thorpe, assistant professor at The College at Brockport, who will discuss extramural speech; and Donald Downs, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will touch on freedom in the classroom.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykFri, 30 Mar 2018 13:11:16 GMTNational Geographic Photographer Lynsey Addario to Speak at UT April 4http://www.ut.edu/National-Geographic-Photographer-Lynsey-Addario.aspx <p>On Wednesday, April 4, The University of Tampa will welcome American photographer Lynsey Addario, who regularly works for&#160;<i>The New York Times, National Geographic</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Time Magazine</i>, as part of the&#160;<i>National Geographic Live&#160;</i>speaker series. The event begins at 1 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Over the past 15 years, Addario has covered every major conflict and humanitarian crisis of her generation, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Somalia and Congo. She recently released a&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;best-selling memoir,&#160;<i>It’s What I Do</i>, which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykThu, 29 Mar 2018 19:26:52 GMTJohn Capouya Earns Florida Historical Society 2018 Charlton Tebeau Awardhttp://www.ut.edu/John-Capouya-Earns-Florida-Historical-Society2018-Charlton-Tebeau-Award.aspx <p>John Capouya’s book,&#160;<i>Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band</i>, has earned the Florida Historical Society 2018 Charlton Tebeau Award for a general interest book on a Florida history topic.</p> The little-known origin of&#160;<i>The Twist</i>&#160;is just one story Capouya chronicles in the book, whose origins began with an article Capouya wrote for&#160;<i>The Tampa Bay Times</i>&#160;on the 50th anniversary of Chubby Checker’s&#160;<i>Twist</i>&#160;and the role Hank Ballard played. Jamie PilarczykThu, 29 Mar 2018 18:58:01 GMTPhiladelphia Brass to Give Final Performance in UT’s 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series April 8http://www.ut.edu/Philadelphia-Brass-Sykes-Chapel-Concert-Artist-Series.aspx <p>On Sunday, April 8, The University of Tampa’s 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series will conclude with a performance by the Philadelphia Brass, called “one of the gems of Philadelphia’s cultural life” by NPR’s Martin Goldsmith. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.</p> The concert will have a special emphasis on American music, featuring works by Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington and Frank Loesser, among others.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 29 Mar 2018 12:47:35 GMTFirst-Class Pianist Frederick Moyer to Give Recital at UT March 30http://www.ut.edu/First-Class-Pianist-Frederick-Moyer-March30.aspx <p>On Friday, March 30, The University of Tampa will welcome pianist Frederick Moyer — hailed by&#160;<i>The New York Times</i>&#160;as “first-class” and&#160;<i>The Milwaukee Journal&#160;</i>as “a superstar pianist” — for a guest recital. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon.</p> The program for the performance will include works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Oscar Peterson.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 28 Mar 2018 19:20:29 GMTUT’s MBA Program Placed in Top Tier by CEO Magazine; EMBA Program Ranked 43rdhttp://www.ut.edu/MBA-Program-Placed-in-Top-Tier-by-CEO-Magazine.aspx In a ranking of MBA programs that stressed “fact based criteria,” The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was placed in the “Tier One” of worldwide programs. Additionally, UT’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked 43rd out of 85 schools in Tier One of EMBA programs.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 21 Mar 2018 20:50:39 GMTUT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center Named “Readers’ Pick” for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Coolest Office Spaces 2018http://www.ut.edu/Lowth-Center-Named-ReadersPick-TBBJ-Coolest-Office-Spaces2018.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center rose to the top as the Readers’ Pick award for the&#160;<i>Tampa Bay Business Journal</i>’s Coolest Office Spaces 2018.</p> More than 5,000 people voted in the poll, with UT receiving 24 percent of the vote.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 21 Mar 2018 17:20:10 GMTUT's Scarfone/Hartley Gallery to Host Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibit March 23-April 4http://www.ut.edu/ScarfoneHartley-Gallery-to-Host-Scholastic-Art-Writing-Awards.aspx <p>From March 23-April 4, The University of Tampa's Scarfone Hartley Gallery will host an exhibition of the 2018 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients in partnership with UT's College of Arts and Letters, Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.</p> <p>Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the 95th Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7-12.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykFri, 16 Mar 2018 14:27:32 GMTUT Staging Unique Interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth March 22-25http://www.ut.edu/UT-Staging-Unique-Interpretation-of-Shakespeares-Macbeth.aspx <p>From March 22-25, The University of Tampa will stage&#160;<i>A Macbeth</i>, Charles Marowitz's reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, with an additional showing on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.&#160;</p> In this adaptation, Marowitz creates a "collage" version of the tragedy, full of gore, murder and self-destruction laced with witchcraft and manipulation. He has taken a two-hour play and restructured it to 90 minutes, reversing scenes and playing with the tormented mind of Macbeth.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 15 Mar 2018 20:43:33 GMTUT Writes Presents Reading on Organized Secularism March 22http://www.ut.edu/UT-Writes-Presents-Reading-on-Organized-Secularism.aspx <p>On Thursday, March 22, The University of Tampa will host a reading and reception, titled "Madalyn Murray O'Hair Would Not Have Been the Most Hated Person in America … If She Were a Man: Organized Secularism in the US," featuring Ryan Cragun, associate professor of sociology. The program, which is part of the University's UT Writes series, begins at 6 p.m. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library, AV Room 2. It is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.</p> Cragun will read from&#160;<i>Organized Secularism in the United States: New Directions in Research</i>, a new collection of essays about the rise and structure of organized secularism in the U.S. that he co-edited.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 14 Mar 2018 16:31:26 GMTUT Receives Certification in Criminology and Criminal Justicehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Receives-Certification-in-Criminology-and-Criminal-Justice.aspx <p>The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) recently conferred program certification to The University of Tampa's undergraduate degree program in criminology and criminal justice.</p> UT's program becomes the only criminology and criminal justice program in the state of Florida to receive the certification, and the ninth program nationwide.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 12 Mar 2018 19:17:17 GMTUT Ethics Hot Seat Featuring Anthony Menendez March 15http://www.ut.edu/UT-Ethics-Hot-Seat-Featuring-Anthony-Menendez.aspx On Thursday, March 15, Anthony Menendez, perhaps best known as the "Accountant Who Beat Halliburton," will be on the hot seat at The University of Tampa's Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series hosted by the UT Center for Ethics. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, and is free and open to the public (registration required). <br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykFri, 09 Mar 2018 20:02:15 GMTUT Filmmaker Series Continues with Award-Winning Filmmaker Bandar Albuliwi March 12http://www.ut.edu/Filmmaker-Series-Continues-Bandar-Albuliwi-March12.aspx <p>On Monday, March 12, The University of Tampa's FMX Filmmaker Series continues with award-winning filmmaker Bandar Albuliwi. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reeves Theater, located on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, and is free and open to the public.</p> Albuliwi, assistant professor of film, animation and new media at UT, will premiere his short film&#160;<i>Je T'aime</i>, and a new version of his previously released film, retitled&#160;<i>Azadeh</i>, along with a segment of his debut feature&#160;<i>Peace After Marriage</i>&#160;(2013), winner of the Creative Promise Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and many international film awards. Albuliwi will also discuss his work as a director in the film industry.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 07 Mar 2018 22:17:19 GMTFive University of Tampa Press Poets to Give Reading and Book Arts Studio to Host Open House March 9http://www.ut.edu/Five-UTPress-Poets-to-Give-Reading.aspx On Friday, March 9, The University of Tampa will host a reading by five University of Tampa Press poets beginning at 6 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd. All five writers will be available to sign books following the reading, which is free and open to the public.&#160;<br /><p>At the event, writers with books in The University of Tampa Press' poetry series will read from their works, including Florida's Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke, who lives in St. Petersburg and American Book Award winner Ira Sukrungruang, who lives in Tampa and teaches at the University of South Florida.</p> Jamie PilarczykTue, 06 Mar 2018 20:38:53 GMTExpert on Academic Freedom in Higher Education to Speak at UT on Monday, March 19http://www.ut.edu/Expert-on-Academic-Freedom-in-Higher-Education-to-Speak-at-UT-on-Monday-March-19.aspx Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at Cornell University and general counsel of American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will speak at The University of Tampa about academic freedom in higher education on Monday, March 19, at 3 p.m.<br /><br />This presentation is free and open to all UT students, faculty and staff, and the public. It will be held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on campus.<br /> Sarah TackettMon, 05 Mar 2018 16:19:59 GMTUT's Scarfone/Hartley Gallery to Host Camp SpARTan for Ese Elementary Students March 12-16http://www.ut.edu/ScarfoneHartley-Gallery-to-Host-Camp-SpARTan-for-EseElementaryStudents.aspx The University of Tampa Department of Art and Design and Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will collaborate with VSA Florida to facilitate Camp SpARTan, a spring break art immersion camp for Hillsborough County ESE elementary students. Camp SpARTan will be held at the gallery March 12-16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.&#160;<br /><p>This pilot arts-immersion camp is geared for elementary-age students with disabilities and will include visual art activities, music and dance/movement. Working alongside VSA Florida teaching artists, UT Bachelor of Arts in art therapy students will assist with making adaptations and modifications to the activities to make them inclusive for everyone in attendance, regardless of ability.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:25:14 GMTUT Presents Encore Reading with Writers Patricia Smith and Brock Clarke on Thursday, March 8http://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-Encore-Reading-with-PatriciaSmith-BrockClarke.aspx <p>On Thursday, March 8, The University of Tampa will welcome acclaimed writers Patricia Smith and Brock Clarke, who will illuminate urgent social issues by reading from their new books. The reading begins at 6 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and is free and open to the public.</p> Sponsored by the UT MFA in Creative Writing program, where Smith and Clarke are on the faculty, this reading is an encore appearance from two of the program's literary stars. Smith's searing, exhilarating poetry and the absurdist, social satire of Clarke's fiction give their audience the shared experience to begin wider conversations about racial attitudes, self-delusion and the underpinnings of the cultural movement Black Lives Matter.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 01 Mar 2018 14:40:02 GMTFour Authors From Cover Stories Anthology to Give Reading at UT March 8http://www.ut.edu/Four-Authors-From-Cover-Stories-Anthology-to-Give-Reading-at-UT-March-8.aspx In <i>Cover Stories</i>, 16 of the best contemporary writers take classic stories as their starting point, crafting new stories from familiar tales. On Thursday, March 8, The University of Tampa will welcome four authors from the anthology for a reading in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> Sarah TackettTue, 27 Feb 2018 19:04:25 GMTUT Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series Continues March 4 with Cellist Nancy Snider and Friendshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Sykes-Chapel-Concert-Artist-Series-Continues-March-4-with-Cellist-Nancy-Snider-and-Friends.aspx On Sunday, March 4, The University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series will continue with an afternoon of chamber music with renowned cellist Nancy Snider and friends Yuri Namkung, violin, David Yang, viola, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is free and open to the public. <br /> Sarah TackettMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:43:16 GMTZamparas, Zdrava to Perform Piano Duo Recital at UT Feb. 23http://www.ut.edu/Zamparas-Zdrava-to-Perform-Piano-Duo-Recital-Feb23.aspx <p>On Friday, Feb. 23, pianists Grigorios Zamparas and Andi Zdrava will perform a piano duo recital at The University of Tampa's Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> Zamparas and Zdrava will perform works for two pianos by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Milhaud. The program includes Mozart's&#160;<i>Sonata for Two Pianos in D major</i>, Rachmaninoff's&#160;<i>Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos</i>&#160;and Milhaud's&#160;<i>Scaramouche</i>.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 21 Feb 2018 19:18:08 GMTUT Symphony Orchestra to Give Concert Feb. 21http://www.ut.edu/UT-Symphony-Orchestra-to-Give-Concert-Feb21.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Feb. 21, join The University of Tampa Symphony Orchestra for an eclectic concert, with works ranging from Mozart to&#160;<i>Star Wars</i>. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., and is free and open to the public.</p> The program for the concert features Mozart's Overture to&#160;<i>Marriage of Figaro</i>, Lehar's&#160;<i>Ballsirenen</i>, Arias from&#160;<i>Pirates of Penzance</i>&#160;(featuring trumpet soloist Steven Hager), the American folk song&#160;<i>Shenandoah</i>&#160;and music from the film&#160;<i>Star Wars</i>.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 19 Feb 2018 15:46:51 GMTFeb. 22 UT Honors Symposium to Explore Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Erahttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Symposium-Captive-Nation.aspx On Thursday, Feb. 22, Dan Berger, who is an associate professor of comparative ethnic studies and U.S. history at The University of Washington Bothell, will discuss "Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era" as part of The University of Tampa's Honors Program symposia series. Berger's talk will begin at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theatre, located on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 13 Feb 2018 19:11:50 GMTUT TECO Energy Center for Leadership to Host Leadership Summit Feb. 21http://www.ut.edu/TECO-Energy-Center-for-Leadership-to-Host-Leadership-SummitFeb21.aspx <p>Hear from today's business experts and connect with tomorrow's bright stars at the 2018 Leadership Summit, "Conquering the Pinnacle of Leadership," presented by The University of Tampa TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 7:15 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Crescent Club, located on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.</p> The keynote speaker for the event will be Ryan Holiday, author of&#160;<i>Perennial Seller, Ego is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic</i>&#160;and more.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 12 Feb 2018 21:29:20 GMTUT Academic Leaders to Travel to Cuba to Build Educational Partnershipshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Academic-Leaders-to-Travel-to-Cuba.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has been selected as one of 10 schools in the U.S. by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to participate in the binannual Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference.</p> As part of the program, David Stern, UT’s provost; Marca Bear, associate dean of international programs; Frank Ghannadian, dean of the Sykes College of Business; David Gudelunas, dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Jack Geller, dean of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education; and Paul Greenwood, dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, will travel to Havana Feb. 11–17.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykFri, 09 Feb 2018 23:47:21 GMTUT Woodwind Faculty to Give Recital Feb. 13http://www.ut.edu/UT-Woodwind-Faculty-to-Give-Recital-Feb13.aspx <p>On Tuesday, Feb. 13, members of The University of Tampa music faculty will give a woodwind recital. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.</p> Faculty performers include Meg Cassell, oboe; Theodore DeCorso, clarinet; Brandon McDannald, horn; Barbara Prescott, flute; Maurizio Venturini, bassoon; and Grigorios Zamparas, piano.<br /><br />The program for the recital includes Mozart's&#160;<i>Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in E-flat Major, K. 452</i>&#160;(1784), Paul Hindemith's&#160;<i>Klein Kammermusik für fünf Bläser, Op. 24, No. 2</i>&#160;(1922) and Francis Poulenc's&#160;<i>Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano</i>&#160;(1932-1939). Jamie PilarczykFri, 09 Feb 2018 20:20:46 GMTGeoffrey Canada, Renowned Advocate for Education Reform, to Speak at UT Feb. 20http://www.ut.edu/Geoffrey-Canada-to-Speak-Feb20.aspx <p>Geoffrey Canada, a renowned thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform, will speak at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 20.</p> The event, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre on campus, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.<br /><br />Canada's presentation is titled "Leadership is Only as Great as Those Around You."<br /><br />Canada is the founder and former CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), which was described by&#160;<i>The New York Times</i>&#160;as "one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time." Jamie PilarczykFri, 09 Feb 2018 20:14:09 GMTUT Continues Filmmaker Series with Women in Film and Television on Feb. 12http://www.ut.edu/UT-Continues-Filmmaker-Series-Feb12.aspx <p>Attention film lovers: stop by The University of Tampa on Monday, Feb. 12, for a panel discussion by members of Women in Film and Television Florida and a screening of the award-winning short film&#160;<i>Tiny Bacteria</i>. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.&#160;</p> Hosted by Dana Plays, UT professor of film, animation and new media, the program will feature members of Women in Film and Television Florida, including local casting director Rose Rosen and Tampa Bay filmmaker Victoria Jorgensen, who will show her film&#160;<i>Tiny Bacteria</i>. Jorgensen will also give a sneak preview of her new work&#160;<i>Half an Hour</i>.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 08 Feb 2018 21:04:41 GMTEditor of Prisoner's Memoir to Speak at UT on Feb. 16http://www.ut.edu/Editor-of-PrisonersMemoir-to-Speak-at-UT-Feb16.aspx Yale professor Caleb Smith will give a lecture on his discovery and publication of Austin Reed's prison memoir,&#160;<i>The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict</i>&#160;(Random House, 2016), as part of The University of Tampa Department of English and Writing's Scholars' Symposia and in conjunction with the Honors Program. This book has been profiled on&#160;<i>NPR</i>, in the&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;and singled out as one of Oprah's favorite books of 2016.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 08 Feb 2018 20:30:40 GMTDon't Miss UT's Spring Dance Concert Feb. 15-17http://www.ut.edu/Dont-Miss-UTs-Spring-Dance-Concert-Feb15-17.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee on Feb. 17 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.</p> The annual Spring Dance Concert features choreography by UT faculty and guest artists, with performances by UT students. Dance styles include ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and a&#160;<i>Wizard of Oz</i>-themed hip hop piece.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 07 Feb 2018 21:35:33 GMTUT's Sykes Hall of Fame Speaker Series Welcomes John Gainor and Nick Friedman on Feb. 15http://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Hall-of-Fame-Speaker-Series-JohnGainor-NickFriedman.aspx <p>On Thursday, Feb. 15, The University of Tampa will welcome John Gainor, former president and CEO of International Dairy Queen, and Nick Friedman, president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk &amp; Moving, as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.</p> The presentation, "Driven to Succeed: Who Needs Customers When You Have Fans?" begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crescent Club, located on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 06 Feb 2018 17:33:05 GMTUT's Writers at the University Series Continues with Richard Chess Feb. 14http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Writers-at-the-University-Continues-with-Richard-Chess.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Feb. 14, The University of Tampa will welcome poet Richard Chess as part of the Writers at the University Series. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.</p> Chess is the author of four books of poetry,&#160;<i>Love Nailed to the Doorpost</i>&#160;(University of Tampa Press 2017),&#160;<i>Third Temple</i>&#160;(University of Tampa Press 2006),&#160;<i>Chair in the Desert&#160;</i>(University of Tampa Press 2000) and&#160;<i>Tekiah</i>&#160;(University of Georgia Press 1996; republished by University of Tampa Press 2000). His poems have appeared in&#160;<i>Best American Spiritual Writing 2005</i>,&#160;<i>Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poetry</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary American Jewish Poetry</i>.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykMon, 05 Feb 2018 21:13:40 GMTUT's Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series Welcomes Organist Paul Jacobshttp://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Chapel-Concert-Artist-Series-Organist-Paul-Jacobs.aspx <p>On Sunday, Feb. 11, The University of Tampa will welcome Paul Jacobs, the only organist to ever win a Grammy Award (in 2011 for Messiaen's "Livre du Saint-Sacrement"), as part of the Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> Heralded as "one of the major musicians of our time" by&#160;<i>The New Yorker</i>'s Alex Ross, Jacobs made musical history at the age of 23 when he played Bach's complete organ works in an 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. He joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2003 and was named chairman of the organ department in 2004, one of the youngest faculty appointees in the school's history. He received Juilliard's prestigious William Schuman Scholar's Chair in 2007. Jamie PilarczykFri, 02 Feb 2018 22:08:56 GMTUT's Writers at the University Series Continues Feb. 6 with Author Cary Holladayhttp://www.ut.edu/UTs-Writers-at-the-University-Series-Author-CaryHolladay.aspx <p>On Tuesday, Feb. 6, The University of Tampa's Writers at the University series continues with a reading by fiction author Cary Holladay. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.</p> Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction, including&#160;<i>Horse People: Stories</i>,&#160;<i>The Deer in the Mirror</i>,&#160;<i>The Quick-Change Artist: Stories</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>The Palace of Wasted Footsteps: Stories</i>, and more than 80 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies. Her awards include fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her 1999 story,&#160;<i>Merry-Go-Sorry</i>, based on the West Memphis Three murder case, was selected by Stephen King for an O. Henry Award.&#160;<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 24 Jan 2018 15:17:02 GMTUT to Host Tournées French Film Festival Jan. 26-Feb. 25http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Tournées-French-Film-Festival-Jan26-Feb25.aspx The Tournées French Film Festival is once again coming to The University of Tampa, with screenings of six French-produced films from Jan. 26-Feb. 25. All screenings are free and open to the public, and will take place in either Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., or Reeves Theater, located on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. Each screening will feature a discussion with filmmakers, cultural critics, historians, artists and other experts.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 23 Jan 2018 15:28:25 GMTCANCELLED: Expert on Academic Freedom in Higher Education to Speak at UT on Friday, Feb. 9http://www.ut.edu/Expert-on-Academic-Freedom-in-Higher-Ed.aspx <p>Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at Cornell University and general counsel of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will speak at The University of Tampa about academic freedom in higher education on Friday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.</p> <p>Lieberwitz will address the role of law and institutional policies in protecting the multiple aspects of academic freedom in public and private institutions of higher education - individual rights of free speech and due process and collective rights of shared governance. The presentation, "The Many Faces of Academic Freedom: Free Speech, Due Process and Shared Governance," will also examine the following questions: What does academic freedom mean? Does it extend beyond the teaching and research? Does it include rights to due process?<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykWed, 07 Feb 2018 17:41:47 GMTUT Honors Program Announces Spring 2018 Symposia Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Program-Announces-Spring-2018-Symposia-Series.aspx The University of Tampa's Spring 2018 Honors Program symposia series kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a presentation by Stephen Blank, internationally renowned historian of the Tsarist, Soviet and Russian periods and senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington D.C. His talk, titled "US/Russia Relations," begins at 4 p.m. in the Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center.&#160;<br /><p>Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University as well as guest speakers will present in their areas of specialization. Guest speakers in the series include Richard Chess, award-winning professor at UNC Asheville; Caleb Smith, professor of English and American studies at Yale University; and Dan Berger, author or editor of six books, including&#160;<i>Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era</i>.&#160;<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykMon, 22 Jan 2018 16:30:43 GMTUT’s Leadership Speaker Series Welcomes Richard Gonzmart on Jan. 29http://www.ut.edu/Leadership-Speaker-Series-Welcomes-Richard-Gonzmart.aspx <p>On Monday, Jan. 29, The University of Tampa will welcome Richard Gonzmart, president of the Columbia Restaurant Group, as part of the&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/cfl/speakerseries" title="TECO Energy Center for Leadership Speaker Series" target="_blank">TECO Energy Center for Leadership Speaker Series</a>. The presentation, titled&#160;<i>All in the Family … Success and Succession in a Fifth-Generation Restaurant Group</i>, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Gonzmart is the great-grandson of Casimiro Hernandez Sr., the founder of the world-famous Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. Founded in 1905, the Columbia is the oldest restaurant in Florida, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykFri, 19 Jan 2018 19:17:12 GMTRandi Zuckerberg to Speak at UT’s Today’s Entrepreneurial Women Speaker Series Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/Randi-Zuckerberg-to-Speak-at-Todays-Entrepreneurial-Women.aspx On Tuesday, Jan. 23, The University of Tampa will welcome entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author and tech media personality Randi Zuckerberg as part of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’s Today’s Entrepreneurial Women speaker series.<br /><p>The program, which will be held in Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge, will run from 1–2 p.m., followed by a networking reception from 2–3 p.m. The program will be moderated by Rebecca White, director of UT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykWed, 17 Jan 2018 22:06:11 GMTUT to Welcome (Forte)Pianist Mike Cheng-Yu Lee Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Welcome-FortePianist-Mike-Cheng-Yu-Lee.aspx On Tuesday, Jan. 23, The University of Tampa will welcome (forte)pianist Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, whose performances have been described as “absolutely radiant, a lesson in refinement mixed with deep devotion” (<i>Herald Times</i>, Bloomington, IN). The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.<br /><p>Lee will perform Mozart’s&#160;<i>Sonata in C major</i>,&#160;<i>K. 330,</i>&#160;Haydn’s&#160;<i>Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 48</i>&#160;and Beethoven’s&#160;<i>Sonata in C-sharp minor “quasi una Fantasia,” Op. 27, No. 2</i>.&#160;<br /><br /></p> Jamie PilarczykTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:06:28 GMTUT Holding Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 20http://www.ut.edu/UT-Holding-MLKJrDay-of-Service-Jan20.aspx <p>University of Tampa students, faculty and staff will honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service to the Tampa Bay community on Saturday, Jan. 20.</p> “Through the PEACE Volunteer Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service students get the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s dedication to activism by participating in community service in the Tampa Bay area,” said Liz Ho Sing Loy-Keiler ’19, a student coordinator in UT’s PEACE Volunteer Center.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 16 Jan 2018 17:13:31 GMTCEOs of Tampa General Hospital, Fitlife Foods and Tampa Electric to Speak at UT’s Next Business Network Symposium Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/CEOs-TGH-Fitlife-TECO-Business-Network-Symposium.aspx The leaders of Tampa General Hospital, Fitlife Foods and Tampa Electric are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 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 /><br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 16 Jan 2018 16:40:15 GMTUT’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program Begins Jan. 16http://www.ut.edu/Modern-Advances-in-Leadership-Certificate-Program.aspx <p>Seeking transformative and interactive learning experiences to refresh, re-equip or advance your leadership skills? Sign up for The University of Tampa’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program, presented by the Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The program runs from Jan. 16–April 17 from 6–9 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Sykes College of Business, Room 131.<br /><br /></p> <br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 04 Jan 2018 18:55:18 GMTWhen the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernanhttp://www.ut.edu/When-the-Water-Rises.aspx The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will present <i>When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan</i> from Jan. 24–March 3, 2018. There will be a gallery talk with Heffernan on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., and a reception and curatorial tour with Francesca Bacci, UT associate professor of art, on Friday, Jan. 26, from 7–9 p.m.<br /><br /> Sarah TackettThu, 04 Jan 2018 19:10:55 GMT