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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 May 03, 2019 in UT Life

Professor’s Research Debunks Traditional Rules of Advertising Exposure

In the world of advertising, conventional wisdom holds that the sweet spot for consumer buy-in is three to 10 exposures to an advertisement, and anything above that is excessive and perhaps even negatively affects a consumer’s intention to buy the advertised product or service.

Posted April 24, 2019 in UT Life

Senior Studies Environmental Impact Through Sociology and Sustainability

Growing up in a small fishing town in Maryland, Julia Jester ’19 was aware first-hand of the importance of environmental sustainability. Many of those in her community rely heavily on the bay for commercial crabbing and fishing.

“Learning how we can protect our environment was always something I learned in school growing up,” said Jester. “Once I was older, I found that it was something I wanted to pursue as well as teach others about.” 

Posted April 15, 2019 in UT Life

Hockey Fan Grinds Analytics for the Lightning

Nino Lopez ’21 is a hockey fan with a drive for learning. So when he was offered an internship at the Tampa Bay Lightning for a position he thought he was underqualified for, he rose to the occasion.

“One of the greatest philosophies of the Lightning is that your technical skills don’t matter as much as your will to learn,” said Lopez, who has been an intern with the Lightning as a hockey analytics programmer since Fall 2018, where he performs a variety of functions from using a different programming language for a task to running a machine learning model or sometimes he’ll watch a hockey game and record stats.

“The experience I am having at the Lightning has pushed me to be a better programmer and to critically analyze things better,” said Lopez.

Posted April 04, 2019 in UT Life

UT Professor’s Documentary a Five-Year Collaboration with His Students

Christopher Boulton, associate professor in the Department of Communication, has collaborated with UT students on a wide variety of video projects, ranging from food competitions to science fiction and documentaries from Ecuador to Morocco.

But his most recent project, the feature-length documentary Life After Life, which will premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival on April 7 and 9, is the most engaging to date.

Over the course of the production, Boulton said he mentored 10 communication and film and media arts majors who worked on the film crew, and over 20 dance majors performed on camera.

Posted February 14, 2019 in UT Life

Juniors Research Vulnerabilities for Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructures like Power Plants

There is a trend for the world’s critical infrastructures, such as power plants, nuclear facilities, dams and water treatment facilities, to become part of the internet of things (IoT). However, when these supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems were originally created, there was no internet and no threat of hackers, which leaves them vulnerable for malicious attackers to exploit the outdated facilities and cause serious damage.

This trend caught the attention of student research assistants, juniors and cybersecurity majors Ashley Newsome and Jenny Khanal.

“They were made without security in mind,” said Khanal, of Nepal. “Physical security yes, but they weren’t considering cyberattacks.”

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