Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/18/2010 - Issue # 114

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

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 5/31/2010 Memorial Day
 6/8/2010 Honors College Orientation
 6/11/2010 Honors College Orientation
 6/15/2010 Honors College Orientation
 6/18/2010 Honors College Orientation
 6/25/2010 Summer A - Last Day of Classes
 6/25/2010 Honors College Orientation
 6/28/2010 Summer B - First Day
 6/28/2010 CS_INFO_SESSION
 7/13/2010 Honors College Orientation
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    We are delighted that you have chosen to attend a major research university--one of the top 2% of all universities in terms of research productivity. Moreover, you have become a member of the Honors College, the engine of Undergraduate Research here at USF. The opportunity to engage in research, scholarship or creative activity as an undergraduate is unique and will distinguish you from others as you apply to graduate and professional schools, compete for the very best jobs in the public and private sectors, and vie for competitive national awards.

    We recommend that you begin to think about research now, and that you avail yourself of the services of the Office of Undergraduate Research, conveniently located within the Honors College. It will be more difficult to get research assistantships if you wait until your third or fourth year, especially if you are interested in lab sciences research.

    We also recommend that you think about competing for prestigious national scholarships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater and Fulbright. Many of these are open to all majors and you can apply for some in your first year in college. Visit the website, or come by the office for a consultation.

  • Healthcare in Panama: Beyond the Classroom

    Healthcare in Panama: Beyond the Classroom
    Fall 2010: Wednesdays from 2:00-4:45
    IDH 4200 OR IDH 4000

    Looking for a different kind of learning experience? You will engage in 14 weeks of coursework prior to a 10-day immersion experience in Panama (participation in the trip from December  11 - 20 is a required part of the course curriculum). The course will introduce you to the healthcare system in Panama and how it compares to that of the United States, Panamanian culture and society, and current issues facing developing countries.

    Although the course will focus on cultural comparison through the lens of the healthcare system, students of all majors are welcome to apply.
    If you are interested in participating in this course, please contact Ms. Hill at 

  • New course for Fall 2010

    Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:50 pm MDL 1005; 3 cr.hrs. satisfies the Honors College IDH 3400 requirement   Instructor: William Marshall, Jr., MD, MS, MBA, Vice President, USF Health For Permission to take this course, email Dr. Kleine through May 7th, and after that, email Dr. Silverman.    Course Overview This course is designed to enable the student to gain an in-depth understanding of the principles and fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) as they relate to protection of new technologies/products in research and development.  It is further designed to examine strategies for protection of new technologies and products using the legal structure of patents and copyrights and the development and protection of trade secrets.  Finally, the course will assist the student to develop advanced problem solving skills, critical decision-making processes for intellectual properties and new technologies, and technology planning skills beneficial in multiple disciplines.   This is NOT an Intellectual Property Law class.  The class is designed to assist the student begin to understand the basic principles of IP and some of the legal concepts and issues.  To do this will require discussion of legal principles and some legal cases. Just as importantly, it is designed to assist the student to begin to understand the Business ramifications of IP issues, decisions (good and bad) regarding IP, and how to develop and understand critical IP strategies.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Fulbright Scholarships to Study and Research Abroad

    Fulbright Scholarships to Study and Research Abroad for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. The USF campus deadlines are the first week of September 2010. For more information contact National Scholarships Office at

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

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • College of Education Research

    Interested in how kids learn best?  There will be a project this summer in the College of Education to put together a literature review for a future publication on active gaming technology in learning. Tasks would involve doing lit reviews with a faculty member and writing 1 paragraph summary’s for each articles/books.  The literature review would be collecting any and all articles related to this new approach to physical activity. When the literature review is published, your name would be listed in an acknowledgment section.  This type of informational research is very helpful to learn about the process of research and publishing in the academic realm.  The project would be useful for Education, Psychology or any Social/Behavioral Sciences major planning to pursue a graduate education. Please create a profile on the UR website and send your resume to Ms. Schumacher at  If you have not met with her, please set an appointment by calling 813-974-6824. 

  • Symposium Winners and Pictures

    The winners from the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration have been posted on the UR website ( Pictures from the event have also been posted. Be sure to check it out!


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