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Published: February 19, 2018

UT Symphony Orchestra to Give Concert Feb. 21

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, join The University of Tampa Symphony Orchestra for an eclectic concert, with works ranging from Mozart to Star Wars. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., and is free and open to the public.

The program for the concert features Mozart's Overture to Marriage of Figaro, Lehar's Ballsirenen, Arias from Pirates of Penzance (featuring trumpet soloist Steven Hager), the American folk song Shenandoah and music from the film Star Wars.

Membership in the orchestra is open to community members of all ages, including high school, who play string, wind, brass and percussion.

Under the direction of Susan B. Robinson, the orchestra plays a variety of music, from serious classical works to lighter fare. All repertoire is performed at a high level of technical and artistic achievement.

Visitor parking is available on the ground floor of the Thomas Parking Garage. For more information about the event, contact Robinson at srobinson@ut.edu.


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UT Research Finds Language Learning at UT is Equal Ground in Battle of the Sexes

While Mackenzie Harrington ’19 is in the female minority in her calculus class, it’s the complete opposite situation in her language and linguistics courses for her Spanish major.

“There are a lot of stereotypes and studies that say boys aren’t as good in second language acquisition as females,” said Harrington, who worked with Assistant Professor Andrew DeMil on the research project, “Gender differences in Spanish Language Learning: Speaking Exams,” which they presented at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in February and to the UT Board of Trustees March 22.

“We wanted to do a study of our own here at UT. In the previous year (DeMil) had studied reading comprehension of girls versus boys, so we wanted to study speaking this year,” said Harrington, of Maple Grove, MN. “The results were the same though. The boys aren’t any worse, if not the same, as females. They are just extremely underrepresented.”