Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/05/2009 - Issue # 44 

Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College, Undergraduate Research, and Resources for Educational Distinction.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 1/12/2009 Beginning your Thesis in January?
 1/13/2009 How to Choose a Thesis Topic and How to Find a Mentor
 1/14/2009 How to Choose a Thesis Topic and Find a Mentor
 1/15/2009 An Afternoon with: Rick Temple
 1/20/2009 An Evening with: Les Muma
 1/21/2009 HCSC Coffeehouse
 1/23/2009 Fourth Colloquium
 1/25/2009 Florida Orchestra Concert
 1/26/2009 How to Write your Prospectus
 1/27/2009 How to Write a Prospectus
 1/27/2009 Evening with: Judge Raymond Gross
 1/27/2009 IRB meeting for Thesis Students
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year from us to you and your families.   We hope that the Spring semester is a great one for you.  Please remember that the entire Honors College staff is here to help should a need arise. 

  • If you are beginning Thesis this semester, you must attend one Thesis Workshop.  Details are on the website along with other meetings which you should consider attending..

  • Please go to the website and check out the upcoming events.  They are some of the best ever.  Rick Temple, clinical psychologist, will talk about time management, something many of us could use; Les Muma, entrepreneur and philanthropist will share his “secrets of success”; the Florida Orchestra has invited us to be their guest at a concert; our other scheduled events are also on the website.  Take a look and sign up for those which interest you and which seem beneficial .

  • Freshpeople, please sign up for events so you can get your College tee shirt and complete your freshpeople 5 requirement.

  • Call for Papers

    Undergraduate bioethics journal: here is a refereed journal dealing with medical ethics. If you submit a proposal and it is accepted, your expenses will be paid. -=Call for Papers=-
  • Honors Band

    You can now earn credit for playing/singing in the Honors band even if you are not in the actual class.  We will offer one credit for students who wish to be a part of the “Rubber Band” in the spring.  It will meet on Mondays from 6-7 PM.  Email Dr. Silverman and he will get you registered.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • USF Undergraduate Scholars

The strategic plan of the University of South Florida seeks to expand world-class interdisciplinary research, creative and scholarly endeavors and to expand local and global engagement initiatives.  The Undergraduate Scholars program adds depth to students' University of South Florida academic experience.  It is designed to help students apply academic learning to real-life issues and problems through faculty supervised research.  This innovative program seeks to encourage students to engage in meaningful service and to ‘connect’ to the global community.  The University Scholars program recognizes students who fulfill the University goals of community engagement, undergraduate research, and global citizenship on both transcript and diploma. Contact Mr. Mejias at for more information.

  • Paid Internship

Outstanding internship opportunity in the fields of Asset Management, Insurance, and Financial Services!

RED has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study.  Please check the RED website and speak with Mr. Mejias.

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  • Research Assistants Needed

    Dr. Kirstein and Dr. Sullivan are looking for 2-3 undergraduate research assistants for the Spring semester.  Email Ms. Carlton at to set an appointment about your interest in either opportunity. 

  • Save the Date

    Save the date for USF’s 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium, APRIL 3rd.  Deadline for submissions is February 25th. 

  • REU Summer Program Deadlines

    REU summer program deadlines are on the UR website at Also please see the link to webguru: Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates for opportunities at other institutions Ms. Carlton would be happy to meet with you as well.

  • Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School—Deadline  January 15
    USF Summer Education Abroad Program in Honduras, June 7-July 18, 2009

  • Hurricane Studies—Deadline  February 1

    The Hurricane REU program at the University of South Florida provides a stimulating and interactive 9-week summer research experience for undergraduates. This interdisciplinary program fully engages students in collaborative exploration at a Research I institution with distinguished faculty mentors drawn from disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Geography, Public Health, Humanities, and Social Work.

  • We are pleased to welcome to new staff members to the Office of Undergraduate Research:

    Computer Science Professor Dr. Dewey Rundus is our new associate director of Undergraduate Research.  He also has a Ph.D. in psychology and a lot of experience working with undergraduates, including teaching in the Honors College.  His office is across from Dr. Kleine’s.

    Ms. Lauren Schumacher is our new academic specialist.  She grew up in Clearwater and holds a MPH from a university slightly to the north.  You will find her in the main Undergraduate Research Office.

    Please stop by and welcome Dr. Rundus and Ms. Schumacher!

  • Engineering REU Flyer 2008

  • Present your Research at the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference-Details on the Honors College website

  • UR is happy to provide funding to first authors who are presenting at these conferences. Please contact Ms. Carlton at if you submit your work.

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HCSC - Honors College Student Council

  • Honors Council General Meetings every Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Honors Lounge

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Student Submissions

  • An exciting internship opportunity (especially for those in Marketing/PR/Advertising) with the Gasparilla International Film Festival Tampa Bay:

    An intern position is needed immediately to assist one of the Board of Directors of the Gasparilla International Film Festival in managing in-kind relationships between the festival and media sponsors by maximizing value for both parties, working along side our PR agency to draft press releases and send out newsletters, manage media sponsorships and relationships to make sure we are utilizing the terms to our benefit (such as, making sure we use all ads provided by TBT and St Pete Times and airspace provided by Brighthouse, etc.)  

    This is a great opportunity for students to meet some of the most important people in the Tampa Bay Area and also be a part of one of the largest Film Festivals in the country! 

    If interested, please contact Ferdian Jap, Project Specialist, Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk <> or 727-452-6984



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