2015http://www.ut.edu/rss/utnewsrss.aspxHall 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