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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 January 24, 2018 in News

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, The University of Tampa's Writers at the University series continues with a reading by fiction author Cary Holladay. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.

Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction, including Horse People: StoriesThe Deer in the MirrorThe Quick-Change Artist: Stories and The Palace of Wasted Footsteps: Stories, and more than 80 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies. Her awards include fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her 1999 story, Merry-Go-Sorry, based on the West Memphis Three murder case, was selected by Stephen King for an O. Henry Award. 

Posted January 23, 2018 in News

The Tournées French Film Festival is once again coming to The University of Tampa, with screenings of six French-produced films from Jan. 26-Feb. 25. All screenings are free and open to the public, and will take place in either Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., or Reeves Theater, located on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. Each screening will feature a discussion with filmmakers, cultural critics, historians, artists and other experts.

Posted January 22, 2018 in News

The University of Tampa's Spring 2018 Honors Program symposia series kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a presentation by Stephen Blank, internationally renowned historian of the Tsarist, Soviet and Russian periods and senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington D.C. His talk, titled "US/Russia Relations," begins at 4 p.m. in the Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. 

Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University as well as guest speakers will present in their areas of specialization. Guest speakers in the series include Richard Chess, award-winning professor at UNC Asheville; Caleb Smith, professor of English and American studies at Yale University; and Dan Berger, author or editor of six books, including Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Posted January 22, 2018 in News

Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at Cornell University and general counsel of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will speak at The University of Tampa about academic freedom in higher education on Friday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.

Lieberwitz will address the role of law and institutional policies in protecting the multiple aspects of academic freedom in public and private institutions of higher education - individual rights of free speech and due process and collective rights of shared governance. The presentation, "The Many Faces of Academic Freedom: Free Speech, Due Process and Shared Governance," will also examine the following questions: What does academic freedom mean? Does it extend beyond the teaching and research? Does it include rights to due process?

Posted January 19, 2018 in News

On Monday, Jan. 29, The University of Tampa will welcome Richard Gonzmart, president of the Columbia Restaurant Group, as part of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership Speaker Series. The presentation, titled All in the Family … Success and Succession in a Fifth-Generation Restaurant Group, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.

Gonzmart is the great-grandson of Casimiro Hernandez Sr., the founder of the world-famous Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. Founded in 1905, the Columbia is the oldest restaurant in Florida, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.

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