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 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 January 08, 2019 in UT Life
According to Nassir, the article is about European refugees and the type of challenges many face in their transition to Europe, but also how modalities of art, like dance, artwork and music, can help ease this transition.
“I come from a minority background as a Muslim American, and the transition to coming to a new country where the language and culture is completely different was hard at times,” said Nassir. “I chose to write about this topic, because art is a really powerful tool that helps connect people, no matter what cultural background one comes from.”
Posted March 13, 2018 in UT Life
A couple weeks ago, Erin Hanson '21 was prepping to go to a Tampa Bay Lightning game when she received the call from the Lightning Foundation. She'd been named a Lightning Community Heroes of Tomorrow recipient, and they would present her with the $50,000 grant at the March 17 game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins.
"I'm really excited and ready for it to happen," said Hanson. "I'm ready to tackle it all."
Posted February 22, 2018 in UT Life
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."
Posted February 12, 2018 in UT Life
In Sarah Lauro's Plant Hall office, on the north facing wall, is a library of books. It's a collection the assistant professor of English shares with inquiring students.
On more than one occasion, English major Noah Oakley '19 has asked Lauro about a topic - say, death and literature - and she directed him to one of the well-worn soft covers lining the shelf. And while unsure if he'd follow through with reading it, she'd see an Instagram post of Oakley reading the book in a Tampa coffee shop and smile to herself at his curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
"That's the thing about Noah. The classroom for him is the place knowledge starts. It's not the place that it ends," Lauro said. "He goes to every single extracurricular activity - if we're showing a movie he's there. If we're hosting a poet's reading, he's there. He just really takes advantage of that whole UT experience."