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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 September 06, 2019 in UT Life

UT Researchers Answer Question: Red, Blonde or Brunette?

Which hair color is most preferred by men and women? Red, blonde or brunette? According to UT professors Jennifer Wortham and Abraham Miller, and Daniela Delvescovo ’17, the answer is…brunette.

Posted March 14, 2019 in UT Life

Spartan Grandfather Grows Incubator Business While Training for 2020 Olympics

Karlton Meadows M.S. ’16, M.S. ’18 should add professional juggler to his résumé. Though instead of juggling bowling pins or flaming torches, Meadows multitasks his way through a variety of endeavors: Olympic hopeful, entrepreneur and personal trainer, to name a few.

Meadows, of Gary, IN, retired after 20 years with the U.S. Navy and walked on to UT’s track team at 45 years old while earning his master’s in exercise and nutrition science, which he finished in 2016. The same year he won a silver medal in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship. He returned to the classroom in August 2017, completing a master’s in entrepreneurship by 2018.

Posted January 15, 2019 in UT Life

The UT Guide: Tapping into Faculty Wisdom

UT faculty offer their advice on a variety of topics in a Winter 2019 UT Journal article, “The UT Guide to…” Featured here are two of the six articles; find the others online in the UT Journal.

Posted February 22, 2018 in UT Life

Country's Bobby Bones Inspires First-Year Research on Collegiate Happiness

Bobby Bones is a syndicated country music radio show host, just inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, who is heard on more than 100 radio stations and will be part of the new American Idol cast. One of his regular features on his morning show includes shout outs of positivity where members of his crew give reasons why the day is good and how they can help others have a better one.

Avid country music fan Jennifer Wortham, associate professor of health sciences and human performance, has self-proclaimed that she has drunk the Bobby Bones Kool-Aid.

"I believe in Bobby Bones and what he does. I'm all in," said Wortham, whose Pathways to Honors students created a research project based on the glass-half-full mentality that every day can be a good day.

"We wanted to take a look at what makes college students have a good day," said Jason Behnke '19. "Once we started gathering the data, we realized it could lead to higher retention rates. If students are having a good day or more students are having a good day, the higher your retention rate would be."


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