Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/31/2011 - Issue # 165

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
 6/3/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/7/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/10/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/14/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/17/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/21/2011 First Year Orientation
 6/24/2011 Summer A, Last Day
 6/27/2011 Summer B, First Day
 6/27/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
 7/4/2011 Independence Day - USF Closed
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Thesis permits have not been entered yet. It will be several more weeks. Please do not worry and do not ask your advisor; s/he does not do that.

    The Honors College has moved to ADM 241. We have significantly more space, including 5 classrooms. Of course, there is a computer lab and a study lounge.Â

    Ms. Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will be in Tampa in late June and is interested in meeting with students at USF on Friday, July 1.

    This is a very important official who you might want to meet. I think that the contact would be a great one for many of you. If you can commit to come to this event, please let me know so I can reserve a spot for you. Do NOT RSVP if you are not sure you can attend. I do not know what time Ms. Ahuja will be here; it could be any time between 10 and 2 (if we have interested students I will firm that up with her).

  • Seats still available

    Seats are still available for Dr. Marshall's section of IDH 3100-023, for continuing students, on the topic of Medicine and Literature. The class is on Wednesdays from 9:15 - 12:05.

  • University of South Florida/Lehigh Valley Health Network SELECT MD Program

    The USF College of Medicine is now accepting applications from prospective medical students for a program jointly created by USF COM and Lehigh Valley Health Network to prepare physician leaders to passionately serve patients and transform healthcare in the 21st century. 

    Read the entire announcement at the USF Honors College Health Professions Blog.

    Link: Honors College Health Professions Blog

  • New Process for Graduation

    If you are applying to graduate Summer 2011, once you have submitted your application to your college of major, please notify us on the Honors Graduation page.  When we have verified your application status, we will notify you of your next step.


  • Panama: Beyond the Classroom applications online!

    This Geographical Perspectives & Major Works/Major Issues course will include a voyage to the City of Knowledge in Panamá.   Students will synthesize their classroom and international experiences in order to learn about the social, political, and economic situation in the developing world, focusing on a comparison between the U.S. and Panamanian health care systems.   This course should appeal to students with a strong sense of adventure, a curiosity about our expanding global society and a desire to make a difference.  Honors College students of all academic levels and from all majors are encouraged to apply for the course.  Please return applications and direct any questions to Amy Sturrock, Academic Advisor,

    Link: Application

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • USF Pride, More Recipients Named

    We wanted to share the good news that more of your fellow Bulls have worked hard and received National Scholarships and Fellowships than ever before!  Here are some of the most recent recipients.  We are so proud of all of you working towards these lofty goals:

    • Lauren Townsend, who works as an undergraduate assistant with us, was selected as part of the cohort for the2011 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy at Rutgers.

    USF now has a total of 6 recipients of the 2011  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grants taking these students to teach English for a year in the countries specified: Alison Billias (Cyprus), Jenna Dionisio (Malaysia), Julie Going (Luxembourg), Marty Evenson (Bulgaria), Lauren Shumate (Serbia), and Ryan Walsh (Korea).

    We have our first Fulbright UK winner, Ila Jones!  She will be going to Wales to study at three universities there.

    And, there are more:

    • Andrea Farinas received the Freeman Asia Award to go to China.

    • Christie Campla was one of the few international winners of the CNIO Research program in Madrid.

    • Lauren Richardson was chosen for an internship through SEWA to go to India this summer.

    We had an additional Gilman award won by Nathan Moore to go to Ghana.  The other Gilman winners are Farah Britto (Ghana), Crystal Rogers (China), Lazaro Navaro (Argentina), Silvia Monroy (China), and Tina Danh (China).

    What a great year!  Please congratulate your fellow students and come see us if you'd like to prepare for one of these fantastic award opportunities.


  • 2012 White House Internship Application now open

    The U.S. Department of State's 2012 Spring Student Internship Program is now accepting applications!

    Click here ( and choose either Graduate/Post-Graduate or Undergraduate) for more information and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 01, 2011.

    You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student - including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information and for all requirements and qualifications.

  • Find out about Research in Africa

    Global and Collaborative Inquiry: USF Research in Africa – Thursday, June 2

    9:00 – 3:00, Patel Center Auditorium

    Two faculty colleagues from the University of Ghana, who will be visiting the USF Tampa campus in early June will be in attendance.  All faculty and students are invited.

    Link: USF World Website

  • Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter

    Join the ONS Facebook Askmeabout Scholarships  and  Twitter at USFONS.  We will keep you in the loop with the most up to date information new scholarships, reminders of deadlines, and other important tips to give you the competitive edge.

ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Carlton.

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Student Submissions

  • Research Intern Position Available at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

    Interested in becoming a research intern at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute? Are you interested in both cancer genetics and health disparities research?

    We are actively searching for the right candidate to join our research team as soon as possible. We are looking for enthusiastic learners who are interested in clinical cancer research (Please note, our research is conducted in a dry lab). As an intern, you will have opportunities to learn about and contribute to our overall knowledge of cancer genetics and health disparities research. Interns will also be able to write and submit research abstracts with the guidance of our study team. Strong applicants will have a background in research and provide letters of reference however, prior research experience and letters of reference are not required. Candidates must be able to dedicate 10-20 hours a week with the team.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae/resume and a letter of intent detailing research interests and availability. Send all applications to

    Please include answers to the following questions in your letter of intent:
    • What research fields interest you?
    • What do you hope to gain from this research internship?
    • What will make you a successful, dependable intern?
    • What days/hours are you available (please include nights and weekends)?
    • Please indicate any special interests in cancer genetics, health disparities, and epidemiology.


  • Tutor Needed: Engineering Probability and Statistics

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Probability and Statistics, EGN 3443!!

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course.

    Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Contact information:

    Rochelly Ramirez, Jenkins GA,



    Link: Tutor Application

  • Undergraduate research assistants needed for Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab

    Undergraduate research assistants needed for Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab to assist with projects on the prevention and treatment of adolescent depression and suicidality.  Research assistants must be meticulous, detail oriented, hard working, and dependable with good communication skills.  Research assistants must have a GPA of 3.5 or above and have received an "A" in Research Methods.  Non-Psychology students with strong records and motivated freshman with strong high school records are also welcome to apply.  Research assistants must be able to make a two semester commitment working a minimum of five hours/ week.  Directed study credit is also a possibility.  Spanish speaking preferred but not required. If interested, please contact the Alliance Lab Team at

  • Florida Sea Grant

    Florida Sea Grant offers a wide range of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. The Aylesworth Scholarship, for example, will pay a student up to $10K per year for the duration of their degree program and is open to any FL university student working in a marine related field.

    Go on Facebook, search for Florida Sea Grant, and &lsquolike&rsquo our page. It is the first such page that comes up on a FB search, and is the one classified as a &lsquouniversity&rsquo page.

  • Support Technician for Computer Labs

    This position requires substantial knowledge of computer hardware, software, and peripherals.  Knowledge of Windows operating systems and networking also is required.  The candidate will be responsible for preparing computers for connection to the computer network that supports the classrooms and computer labs by imaging or upgrading hardware and/or software.  The employee also provides desktop support for the labs, including setting up, troubleshooting or diagnosing issues with hardware, software, peripherals, printers, and networking and then initiates repairs.  The candidate must be available to work Friday evenings, some Saturdays, and daytime hours during the week.  Some lifting is required.

    Contact &ndash

    Mary Clift
    Computer Lab Manager
    (813) 974-6951

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