2016http://www.ut.edu/rss/utnewsrss.aspxUT’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 PILARCZYKMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:10:31 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> SARAH TACKETTThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:50:48 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