Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/05/2010 - Issue # 95

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
 1/13/2010 Welcome Back
 1/19/2010 An Afternoon with Thomas Bernard
 1/20/2010 Thesis I Information workshop
 1/20/2010 An Afternoon with the Morsani's
 1/21/2010 Thesis I Information Workshop
 1/25/2010 An Afternoon with Sherry Sacino
 2/10/2010 Abstract Writing Workshop
 2/25/2010 An Afternoon with: Eric Storch
 3/3/2010 Poster Design Workshop
 3/17/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Check the Honors calendar to see the events we are hosting in the spring and sign up to those you wish to attend. Freshpeople, remember your 5 event obligation.

    If you are entering USF as an Honors student in the fall of 2010 and want to live in the Honors Community, I would recommend that you make that request now. Go to housing's website and you can do that.

    Like the other Living Learning Communities, Honors will charge a fee each semester for those who live in the Honors Community. This will begin fall 2010.

  • Welcome Back Honors College LLC!

    We hope you had a nice break and want to welcome you back home. Stop by the 2nd floor kitchen in JPH any time from 9:30-10:30 AM on Wednesday for a quick bite before class!

  • Thesis 1 Workshops

    The workshops for Thesis I students are scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th from 10:00 - 11:00 and on Thursday, January 21st from 2:00 - 3:00. These workshops provide important information for Thesis I students and we highly encourage you to attend one. IF you are unable to, please contact Dr. Kleine at . The workshops will be posted as events on the Honors website Calendar - please RSVP for the date you plan to attend.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Study in Switzerland... Think Swiss!

    The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student's living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S. you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student "ambassador" to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.

    This program does not provide health, accident or liability insurance. Applicants must make sure that they have insurance coverage applicable for their stay in Switzerland.

    While German, French or Italian language skills are not required for the research stay in Switzerland, knowledge of any of these languages would be helpful in daily life. The working language will generally be English. Visit the website for more information!

    Link: Think Swiss

  • Udall Foundation scholarships

    In 2010, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

    Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

    * To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
    * To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
    * To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

    The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Go to the Udall website for more information!

    Link: Udall Foundation Scholarship

  • NOAA Hollings Scholarship

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

    Visit website for eligibility requirements and more information!

    Link: NOAA Hollings Scholarship

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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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Undergraduate Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

    The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the first USF Undergraduate Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

    This award aims to recognize outstanding scholarly and creative activities of USF undergraduate students. Awards totaling up to $5000 will be awarded in three main categories: (1) Science and Engineering, (2) Humanities, and (3) Fine and Performing Arts. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010, and further details can be found on


  • College of Medicine Health Research Day Abstract Submission Deadline

    USF Health Research Day 2010 will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010. The year marks USF Health's 20th Anniversary. Research Day's agenda will include poster sessions, an invited graduate student oral presentations sessions, keynote lecture and an awards reception.

    The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, January 15, 2010 by 5pm. Please visit for more information concerning the event and abstract submission guidelines.


  • Call for Poster Designs

    The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration needs a new look, and you could be the designer! We are currently accepting submissions for a design that will be used on all posters, bookmarks, and postcards involved with the Symposium.

    The deadline for submissions will be January 20, 2010. Please send all submissions to Ms. Schumacher at To see previous designs, check our website at


  • 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration Submission Deadline Announced!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce the paper and abstract submission deadline for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010.

    Oral (paper) and poster (abstract) submissions will be due to the Office of Undergraduate Research on February 25, 2010 at 4pm. Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on Please mark your calendars for this event!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Extra Underground T's

    If you did not order an Underground T-shirt or you would like to purchase another, we have about 15 extra available. They are $10 each and can be purchased in SVC 1101.

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