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From internships to student achievements to recognition of The University of Tampa faculty and institution as a whole, the following is a running archive of UT press releases, called News Articles, and feature stories, noted as UT Life.

Posted April 09, 2020 in UT Life

UT Faculty Robot Research Aimed at Boosting Minority Women in STEM

UT Faculty Robot Research Aimed at Boosting Minority Women in STEM

Posted November 07, 2019 in News

UT Alumnus Announces Endowed Chair in Psychology in Honor of His Late Wife, a Fellow Alum

UT Alumnus Announces Endowed Chair in Psychology in Honor of His Late Wife, a Fellow Alum

Posted May 23, 2018 in UT Life

Narcissism Study Explores the Reasons for Selfie-Taking in Emerging Adults

In this age of smart phones and social media, the rise of selfies, or self-portraits, seems inevitable. They have become commonplace, especially amongst millennials, leading to the perception of this generation as more narcissistic than their predecessors.

But is there a link between selfie taking and narcissism?

Erin Koterba, associate professor of psychology, and two of her students, Kaitlyn Ligman ’17 and Faith Ponti ’17, set out to investigate motives for emerging adults (ages 18–29) to take and post selfies to social media and to explore how gender and narcissism predict selfie-taking behavior.

Posted May 03, 2018 in UT Life

Cybersecurity, Forest Service and Youth Development Just a Few Fields Welcoming UT Grads

Forrest Harrison’s interest in both psychology and cybersecurity has inspired his research on memes and mental health and has been the driving force behind his efforts in developing a mental health application for smart devices.

Harrison ’18, a psychology major with a minor in management information systems, wants a career blending these interests, which he’ll cement with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, a UT program he’ll begin this fall.

“I would like to finish school and work in penetration testing/ethical hacking to combat social engineering, which is the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for malicious purposes,” said Harrison, of Bordentown, NJ. 

Harrison will join the nearly 1,400 students at UT’s 146th commencement on Saturday, May 5, during two separate ceremonies at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall.

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