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Published: September 15, 2021

UT Honors Program Fall Symposia Series Begins Sept. 20

The University of Tampa’s Fall 2021 Honors Program Symposia series will begin on Monday, Sept. 20, with Stephanie Tripp, associate professor of communication. Her talk, "Thinking in Place: Writing the Immersive Essay," is at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the UT community only.

Tripp specializes in the theories and practices of digital media, especially as they pertain to notions of place and community identification.

Stephanie Tripp portrait
Stephanie Tripp specializes in the theories and practices of digital media, especially as they pertain to notions of place and community identification.

In addition to Tripp, speakers in the series include Ashley Longstreet, assistant professor of chemistry; Kristen Foltz, assistant professor of speech; Aaron Wood, associate professor of economics; and Eduardo De Souza, assistant professor of health sciences and human performance.

Attendees must order a free Eventbrite ticket for admission in advance in order to socially distance. Ticket links and the locations of the events will be sent to Honors students first. If you are a non-Honors student or a faculty or staff member and would like to attend an event, email honors@ut.edu to check for ticket availability. Masks are required indoors at all times. Attendance will be capped based on room availability, and the first event on Sept. 20 is already fully booked. Each event will be filmed and posted to VidGrid.

All lectures are held on the UT campus. See below for a full schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., “Thinking in Place: Writing the Immersive Essay," Stephanie Tripp, associate professor of communication
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., “Coffee Conversations: How are AI and Automation Changing Material and Drug Discovery?” Ashley Longstreet, assistant professor of chemistry (note: this event is for Honors students only)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., “How to Make your Professors Work for You: Strategies for Developing Professional Relationships and Research Opportunities,” Kristen Foltz, assistant professor of speech
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., “An Agent-Based Modeling Approach to COVID-19 Transmission,” Aaron Wood, associate professor of economics
  • Friday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., “Body Recomposition: Can Trained Individuals Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time?” Eduardo De Souza, assistant professor in health sciences and human performance

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, or for a link to stream the filmed lectures, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or honors@ut.edu.


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