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
Posted April 24, 2019 in UT Life
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
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
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
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.”