Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/23/2010 - Issue # 106

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
 3/24/2010 Poster Presentation Skills Workshop
 3/24/2010 Oral Presentation Skills Workshop
 3/25/2010 An Afternoon with Tom Bernard
 3/25/2010 Dinner with Professor Bishop
 3/28/2010 HCSC Spring Picnic
 3/31/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
 3/31/2010 Resume Building
 4/1/2010 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium
 4/12/2010 An Afternoon with Alex Velasquez
 4/16/2010 4th Colloquium
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The most important day of the year in the Honors College is Thesis Day because it is the Thesis that makes us different. Thesis Day is a time when all of us can share in your success and pride.

    If you plan to present your Thesis to your committee at the end of this semester, please, complete the Thesis Day Request form on the Honors College website.

    If you are currently in Thesis I, please plan to come and listen for at least 3 or 4 presentations.

    Freshmen Five credit will also be given!

    Link: Click here for our website

  • Air Force Public Health Officer Info Session

    Wednesday, March 24 at 3:30 PM in COPH 2024
    Learn about careers in preventive and public health in the Air Force for people both in the United States and overseas.
    Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Natalie Preston, at

    Link: Learn more about health professions opportunities in the Air Force

  • The Problem of Speaking for Others

    Friday, March 26, 1:30 p.m. reception, 2:00 p.m. talk
    Grace Allen Room (LIB, 4th Floor)
    Dr. Chris Voparil visits USF to discuss his work on Richard Rorty's essays and theories dealing with intercultural communication.

    For more information contact or 974.3657

  • Italian Immigrants in America: Pane Amaro

    Thursday, March 25, 2:00 p.m.
    Marshall Center 3711
    Discussion with award-winning director Gianfranco Norelli.
    Hailed as the "best documentary every produced about the Italian
    American Experience," Pane Amaro tracks the social, economic and
    political transformation of Italians in America.
    *A full screening of the film will be held at Ybor City's Italian Club on Saturday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.

  • The Tender Land

    Whiting Award and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Kathleen Finneran visits USF to discuss her memoir, The Tender Land.

    Thursday, March 25 Reading: 7 p.m. USF GraphicStudio
    Friday, March 26 Q & A: 2:30 p.m. Cooper (CPR) 355

  • Symposiums on Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:00-3pm Traditions Hall, USF Alumni Center
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:15-3pm Oval Theater, Marshall Student Center
    Friday, March 26, 2010 9:00-4pm Oval Theater, Marshall Student Center

    Symposium Keynote Address
    A Conversation with General David H. Petraeus
    Friday, March 26 3:00 p.m. Oval Theater, Marshall Student Center

    RSVP is required. Please send an email with your full name to No bags or cameras will be allowed in the theater during this event

  • Attention Spring 2010 Potential Graduates!

    Spring 2010 Graduation is almost here! USF Spring Commencement is scheduled for Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th, 2010 depending on your major. Our own Honors College Graduation will be held on Friday, May 7th. Due to the large number of graduates this semester, there will be three Honors Graduation Ceremonies in Traditions Hall in the Alumni Center. The ceremony schedule is as follows:

    - Students with last names starting with A to G will attend the ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with H to O will attend the ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
    - Students with last names starting with P to Z will attend the ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

    More information will be found on our graduation page beginning April 1st! Hope to see you there!

    Link: Honors Graduation Page

  • Health Careers Expo-March 30th!

    University of South Florida - Undergraduate Health Council
    1ST Annual Undergraduate "Health Careers Expo" which will be held on March 30th at 11am to 3pm in MSC Ballroom. The event will include:
    Displays from many graduate programs at USF such as COM, COPH, College of Nursing, etc. Other programs at USF and other Universities,Mock Interviews conducted by USF COM, Career Center and other Advisors, Mini Workshops,Graduate student Q&A Panel, Princeton & Kaplan course and books raffle.

    Link: Click here for Flyer!

  • Victorian Studies Conference

    A Tribute to Bill Scheuerle
    Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and Special Collections, Library
    April 16, 2010, Grace Allen Room, Library, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Special Exhibition of Victorian Holdings, arranged by Jamie Hansen and Melanie Griffin of the Library

  • Summer Internship at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation

    Research Internship in Dolphin Photo ID at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation. Please click on the link for more information:

    The Florida Aquarium also offers a variety of other internships in animal husbandry, water quality, education, marketing, etc. To view available internships, please visit:

    Note that application deadlines are April 1st.


  • Health Professions Students: Committee Letter Deadline Reminder

    If you are applying to health professions programs this year that recommend a committee letter, the Health Professions Advisory Committee of USF is still accepting applications. The deadline to apply is April 2. Note: only HPAC application materials, NOT individual letters of recommendation, are due by April 2. For exact requirements and deadlines, please see the HPAC website.

    Link: Link to HPAC Requirements and Application

  • United Way campaign

    March 15 - April 30
    Please join the Honors College, Undergraduate Research, and USF in our mission to improve lives in our community. Help us LIVE UNITED to help families in the Tampa Bay area who are facing special needs.

    You can make a donation:
    Online via payroll deduction or e-check at (Payroll deduction is only for those employed at USF)
    By paper pledge form for cash, check, credit card or direct billing. You can also use the paper pledge form to designate specific agencies to receive your donation.

  • Medical First Responder Course

    USF University Emergency Medicine Student Association will present a Medical First Responder course for this Spring semester. Each class will consist of one lecture and one practical hands-on sessions. Classes will be held at the College of Nursing between March 29th - April 29th, 2010, on Mondays and Wednesdays in MDN 2002 from 6-10 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in MDN 2005 from 6-10 pm. This class is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Cost to UEMSA personnel is $160 and all others is $200. The class includes two-year certification from the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in infant/child/adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation at the Healthcare Provider level. Contact UEMSA through their website if you have any questions or to sign up for the course. Prompt contact with us and advance payment will reserve your seat in the class.


  • 4th Colloquium

    4th Colloquium in the Electronic Life series: Reality TV shows, 04/16, 1:00 - 2:30, in the Honors Lounge. Go to the Honors Calendar to RSVP.

    Please note: This event has moved from 04/09 to 04/16/2010.

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RED - National Fellowships

  • Siera Club internship

    o Travel around the country hiking, rafting, and enjoying the outdoors with the Sierra Club's youth programs
    o Create an awesome video blog that documents the experience
    o Your home base office will be in beautiful San Francisco at the Sierra Club's headquarters
    o Earn a $2,500 stipend for the 8-week internship, plus all expenses paid for travel
    o The intern will be outfitted with $2,000 worth of gear from The North Face and Planet Explore
    Deadline: March 31, 2010
    For more info, visit:


  • Phi Kappa Phi members: Love of Learning Award

    Love of Learning Awards will help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Eighty awards, at $500 each, will be awarded.

    The competition is open to all active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:
    * Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline
    * Did not receive a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/19/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: PKP: Love of Learning

  • Teach in Spain!

    The Ministry of Education of Spain announces over 1,200 openings for U.S. and Canadian Language & Culture Assistants ("CULTURAL AMBASSADORS") in Spain, for the 2010-2011 school year.
    The positions are offered in the K-12 public school system.

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 3/30/10!

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: Teach in Spain

  • Monbukagakusho Scholarships: Study in Japan

    In existence since 1954, the Monbukagakush is a prestigious scholarship offered by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Technology (MEXT). Amount, term, and eligibility vary based on the scholarship type and length of program.

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/14/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: Study in Japan

  • Golden Key members: open scholarships

    Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. Annually, the Society offers more than $500,000 (USD) in member-only scholarships and awards.

    Most of Golden Key's scholarships and awards are administered by Golden Key Headquarters and require a formal application.

    Go to the link for more information, deadlines vary.
    Please notify us if you apply:

    Click on the name of a scholarship to review its application requirements and procedures. Please read these procedures carefully, as every scholarship has different requirements.


    Link: Golden Key Awards

  • 2010 TYLENOL Scholarship Program

    If you have chosen to pursue a career that's all about taking care of others, the makers of TYLENOL want to help take care of up to $10K of your tuition.

    Now in its 18th year, the TYLENOL Scholarship program helps students getting a healthcare-related education manage the rising costs of education. This year, Tylenol will be awarding $250,000 in scholarships to forty students based on leadership qualities and performance. We encourage any student who is pursuing a career in healthcare to apply.

    Go to the link for more information, the deadline is: 5/14/10

    Please notify us if you apply:

    Link: Tylenol scholarship

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/MassMutual Scholarship

    Program Description

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund administers the MassMutual Scholars Program in partnership with UNCF and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).

    The MassMutual Scholars Program is funded by the MassMutual Financial Group, and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to citizens who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation.

    In 2010, MassMutual looks forward to assisting full time students entering their sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year senior year of college (maximum $5,000 each) with over $135,000 in scholarships.

    Go to link for more information! 5/30/10 deadline
    Let us know if you apply:

    Link: HSF/MassMutual Scholarship

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/ExxonMobil Scholarship

    Program Description

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and ExxonMobil have partnered to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate students. Awards are in the amount of $2,500 and are disbursed in Fall 2010.

    Link: HSF ExxonMobil Scholarship

  • Ayn Rand Essay Contest

    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Information

    Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
    Entry Deadline: September 17, 2010
    FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
    3 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
    5 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
    20 FINALISTS: $100

    Go to the link and begin now! 9/17/10 deadline, let us know if you submit an essay:

    Link: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

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

  • Opportunity For Undergrads

    Location: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Contact: Dr. Daniel M. Roberts, PhD ( or
    Opportunity: Summer Research Experience for Freshman, Sophomore and Junior undergraduate science majors
    Theme: Sensing and Signaling; a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.
    Dates: June 7 through July 30
    Benefits: $3200 stipend, housing, insurance and travel allowance

    *Note that the official deadline is March 29, but an extension has been granted through April 7


  • Volunteers Needed for the Symposium

    The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration needs volunteers! If you are available on April 1, 2010, please email Mike Goren at We will need volunteers from 7:30am until 2pm. You are not required to stay the entire time.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HCSC Picnic

    Come and join the Honors College Student Council for our annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, March 28th! Dean Silverman will be grilling and HCSC will be facilitating games, canoeing and more fun! See the Honors calendar for more info and to RSVP.

    **RSVP online**

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Student Submissions

  • Possible Honors Thesis Topics

    We are seeking several researchers interested in language, communications, gender, or psychology. We hope to find students to update and replicate findings from earlier studies of the use of "he" and "they" to refer (presumably) to both males and females.

    You can find a copy of this dissertation in the library.

    If you are potentially interested in doing an honors thesis in this area, please contact Dr. Judith Bryant at

    Prior research experience and knowledge of statistics and research methods is useful but not required.

    Link: Thesis Dissertation

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