Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/09/2013 - Issue # 272

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 and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 7/16/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/19/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/23/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/23/2013 CS_INFO_SESSION
 7/26/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/30/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 8/2/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 8/9/2013 Honors College Summer Commencement Ceremony
 8/20/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 8/21/2013 CS_INFO_SESSION
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Honors College Graduation Certification Form

    The Honors College Graduation Certification Form is now open for those graduating this Summer. The form can be found here: If you are graduating this summer and you cannot access this form, please contact Kelly Brabant at

    Link: Honors Graduation Certification Form

  • New! - Thesis Opportunities

    This note is from Dr. Bryant in the Psychology Department

    I have a couple ideas for potential honors theses and would love to work with two great students who could conduct them.  Could you please alert students who are seeking projects and mentors?  Thanks.

    1.  Undergraduates' perceptions of whether to intervene when they observe cheating in their classes.  As part of another study, I have oral responses from 125 participants discussing a hypothetical scenario involving observed cheating.  These could be coded and analyzed using existing theory about academic dishonesty and ethical development.

    2.  The effects of cats' and dogs' breed, size, and color on perceptions of potential adopters.  Every Halloween claims are made about the adoption of black cats and dogs.  Prior research involves analyses of adoption records from rescue facilities and some poorly designed experiments.  I think a solid experiment could be combined with a longitudinal descriptive study of records.


  • Fantastic Paid OnCampus Job Possibility

    I would love to have another student to work with me here at Graphicstudio. It would be 10 hours a week, duties to liase with students/student groups on campus, assist with the planning and management of student-oriented events, curate and coordinate the Graphicstudio project at the Honors College, and generally help out.  You must be bright and hardworking with an interest in art - any major is fine!

    Thanks so much, 

    Noel Smith
    Curator of Education / Curator of Latin America & Caribbean Art
    Director, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate
    GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art
    University of South Florida, 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Suite100, Tampa, FL 33612 USA


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Student Submissions

  • New! - Volunteers Needed for StudentLed Thesis Project

    An Honors student conducting EEG research is seeking volunteers willing to fall asleep while having their EEG signal recorded. Prospective participants looking for more information may contact the study investigator Michael Del Valle at

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