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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 March 17, 2016 in News

The University of Tampa has introduced updated athletic logos to enhance, strengthen and unify the UT athletic and institutional brand.

The new logos include a Spartan head in profile and an updated “complete” Spartan head logo, which is derived from the Spartan head logo that was originally created in the early 1980s.

Posted March 14, 2016 in UT Life

As UT’s spring breakers left campus for some rest, relaxation and even some volunteering, they shared their experiences on social media. See them in the 2016 #UTSpringBreak Storify.

Jessie Beckett ’17 spent this spring break with a group of other UT women in Atlanta learning about and advocating against human trafficking, an experience she said one of the participants described as “beautifully brutal.”

“Our education on this social issue brought to light the devastating and brutal environment victims of sexual exploitation experience and the overwhelming prevalence in today’s world,” said Beckett.

Posted March 09, 2016 in UT Life

As a young kid, teachers, friends and family members would default to Lázaro Saavedra whenever they needed something sketched. He had an innate ability, and their encouragement inspired him to study the craft. Today he is one of Cuba’s most respected living artists.

“You enter into another dimension on that white sheet of paper, and it’s magical,” said Saavedra. “The world outside you disappears.”

Saavedra is one of seven renowned and provocative contemporary Cuban artists featured in the University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery exhibit “Growing Up in Neverland,” which runs until March 18.

Posted March 08, 2016 in News

Cuban patriot, intellectual, poet and writer José Martí, who has a deep and indelible connection to the city of Tampa and Ybor City, will be celebrated at a ceremony and presentation on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cuban Club in Ybor City.

The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will feature a keynote address by the Honorable E.J. Salcines, a retired judge in the Florida Second District Court of Appeals, an authority on Florida history and one of Tampa’s most revered community leaders. Salcines will speak on “The Pueblo Fiel: José Martí’s 20 Visits to Tampa, 1891-1894.”

Posted March 04, 2016 in News

Don Morrill, associate dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at The University of Tampa and Dana professor of English, received the silver medal for poetry in the 2015 Florida Book Awards for his volume of poetry, Awaiting Your Impossibilities (Anhinga Press).

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