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.
I want to welcome those of you have have been through Orientation this summer and those of you who have yet to attend. I hope you will come here excited and ready to try new things and take advantage of opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions about the University or Honors College. We will be communicating with you over the summer, providing more information which we believe will be helpful.
The annual Honors College Freshpeople Procession and Convocation has become a USF tradition. Typically, 400 students march from ADM to the Marshall Center, led by faculty, administrators and the College of the Arts trumpet group. Academics wear Regalia and the Procession is a wonderful event. Once at the Marshall Center you will be welcomed to the University and inducted into Honors. This year the Procession/Convocation will be held on Friday, August 26. Convocation is required for all new Honors College Freshpeople; it is the only required event we have and will count towards the Freshpeople 5 requirement. Please note that if you have a class during Convocation you are excused. We will gather on the south side of the ADM at 12:45 and begin our march at 1PM promptly. We should be finished no later than 3PM (2:30 is probable). If you have a class that ends during Convocation, come late; if you have a class that starts during Convocation, you may leave early. All of us at USF and in The Honors College look forward to greeting you on August 26!
Each of you has been shown our Lounge/Computer Lab. We hope that you enjoy that space: it is yours. Please remeber that it is for Honors College stuidents only. It is not large enough to accommodate your friends.
To our old-timers, I hope your summer is going well and that you are leaning and having fun. I do look forward to greeting you in August.
New Book Scholarships Available to Honors Students
Ten book scholarships of $300 per student will be awarded for the fall 2011 semester from the Herman Kane Memorial Book Scholarship Fund. To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, August 15th by 5 p.m.with your name, student ID number, and a brief paragraph regarding how this scholarship will help you.
Present your research in Las Vegas
How would you like to present your research in Las Vegas in mid February, all expenses paid? This is a conference geared towards the behavioral sciences and education, rather than the natural sciences. Please read the attachment and, if you are interested, please contact me and we''ll talk.
Available Immediately. WUSF Public Media is seeking two USF students for part-time temporary work assignments as library/information assistants for the American Archive project. In these positions, students will complete an inventory of WUSF&rsquos archival media content. Preferred qualification is enrollment in the USF Honors College and/or completion of upper level coursework in library and information science, communications, or a related field. $11 per hour. Apply online at employment.usf.edu, Student Employment, TSE - Specialist/Technicians - Library/Information Assistant, posting number 0005101.
Check out the Honors College Health Professions blog for many updates this week including: University of Florida College of Medicine letters of recommendation, an important article on the rise of Osteopathic Medicine, USF College of Pharmacy application updates, and a shadowing matching program for Podiatry.
If you will be a senior this fall, the time has come for you to consider your next step if you haven''''t already. Perhaps you would like to go to graduate school or take a gap year to study, research, or teach English. There are a number of scholarships, fellowships, and grants that can help fund your dreams. Come see us to talk about your plans.
-Go to our website, http://ons.usf.edu, and take a look at these or see the next entry for links:
Javits, Truman, Rangel, Pickering, Hertz: Graduate Study in the US
Marshall, Rhodes, GatesCambridge: Graduate Study in the UK
Mitchell: Graduate Study in Ireland
Fulbright: Teach, research or study in another country
Canada also offers a wide range of opportunities for students at all levels and in almost all disciplines! From our Killam Fellowships Program (www.killamfellowships.com) for undergraduate students (junior year abroad), to our Fulbright student program (www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students.html), there is something for everyone. We are especially excited about our new Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Awards! We are offering American STEM students the opportunity to complete a PhD in Canada. The award is valued at approximately $120,000 over three years (including tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and other benefits). (For more information, go to: www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program.html)
Upcoming Workshop for Fulbright
An application and essay review workshop for Fulbright will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 34 pm in ADM 252. The purpose of this workshop will be to get more in depth with your applications and essays. Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.
We encourage you to visit our website http://ONS.usf.edu , and search for opportunities that are available to youï»¿.
Biomedical Science Students with interest in Neuroscience encouraged to apply to Draper
The Draper Bioengineering Center at USF is seeking undergraduate students to work with their full-time engineers and scientists at the facility in the USF Research Park.  Students pursuing their biology/ biochemistry/ biomedical engineering or related degrees with an interest in applied neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
Under supervision of the Senior R & D Engineer at Draper, the student will conduct a variety of experiments following established procedures/protocols, which may include performing assays, cell/tissue culture, and maintenance techniques, and other laboratory skills. *Students with prior experience with mammalian cell culture are strongly considered.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Anil Achyuta at email@example.com with your resume/CV and for more information. Following initial screening, applicants will apply to the position formally on the Draper website at http://www.draper.com/.
Research Assistants Needed for Pulmonary Research Project
The research team is investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of oxidant-mediated acute lung injury and pro-inflammatory effects in the lungs with special emphasis on inflammasome, redox signaling and microRNA regulation.
Research assistants will need to volunteer with the project for at least 12-16 hours per week.
If you are interested in the opportunity, please email your resume to Dr. Kolliputi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Assistant Needed in CMMB
Research assistant needed in the CMMB department. Primary duties include western blotting and preparation of figures for manuscripts and various ongoing graduate student projects. The student would also be involved in participating in laboratory management duties.
The student would need to be available from 7:30am to 12pm Monday through Friday. Good research qualities and attention to detail is a must but research experience is not required. Position might lead into future three semester Honors thesis opportunity.
Do you get excited about new apps? Have you ever wondered how to make your very own mobile app?  The Honors College is proud to offer you the first in a series of hands-on workshops where you will learn to build Windows Phone applications.
You will be designing, writing & testing apps onsite, with guidance from Microsoft professionals to help you get things right.  In our first session of the Phone App Lab, you will learn to build apps for Windows Phone that can be sold in the Marketplace using Silverlight within Visual Studio 2010. This is your chance to design and implement that cool new app you''ve been dreaming about, so bring your ideas and get ready to code.
Programming concepts learned in these workshops are also transferable to other mobile platforms. All majors welcomed.  Space is limited so please contact Mr. Lucien (email@example.com) if you have interest in participating in our workshop series.
If you earned an A or B in General Chemistry (CHM 2045 or CHM 2046), have some time on Friday mornings, and would like to help other students in a unique leadership practice, then Peer Leading for Chemistry (CHM 4932) may be for you. CHM 4932 will enable you to guide students to success in Gen Chem I, give you tools to raise questions about the teaching of chemistry, and help you to improve your oral and written communication skills. This course is also an excellent opportunity to review fundamental concepts needed for big examinations, such as MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.
Interested? Please contact Dr. Laura Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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