Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/30/2013 - Issue # 275



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
 8/2/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 8/9/2013 Honors College Summer Commencement Ceremony
 8/20/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 8/21/2013 CS_INFO_SESSION
 8/23/2013 Honors LLC Welcome Back Lunch
 8/23/2013 Provost''s Scholars Luncheon
 8/25/2013 RA Floor Meetings
 9/3/2013 Cooking w/ Cayla
 9/4/2013 Provost Scholar Meet and Greet
 9/6/2013 Honors College Freshmen Convocation
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:



  • New! - Great Opportunity for YOU

     


    The USF/Division of Allergy and Immunology would like to offer two volunteer Research Assistant positions to those highly motivated Honors College Students who would like to become a top biomedical scientist to advance the science of the field of allergy and immunology and would like to volunteer on weekends. The Division is one of the best principal training and research programs throughout the United States and the world, providing state-of-the-art learning experience in the field of allergy and immunology. The research interest in the lab is described as follows: "MicroRNAs (miRs) are ~22 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs that inhibit mRNA translation by the base pairing rule at the accuracy of one base. So far over two thousands of human mature miRs are discovered. As each miR may regulate hundreds of genes, and each gene may be regulated by multiple miRs, it is believed that most human genes and the entire spectrum of biological pathways are tightly and delicately controlled by the miRNome. Deregulation of miRs may contribute to various diseases. We have been working on inflammation regulators responsive to lipopolysaccharides (LPS) stimulation (Science. 2002 15295(5562):2094-7, J Immunol. 2001 Apr 1166(7):4586-95, Oncogene. 2004 May 2023(23):4089-97). We found that SH2-containing inositol phosphatase (SHIP) plays an important role in two processes that limit the success of allogeneic marrow transplantation: graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease using Cre/loxP conditional knockout mouse models. We discovered a novel gene: LPS-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA). Single gene mutations of this gene cause immune deficiency and autoimmunity in human. Currently, we are interested in studying the mechanism underlying miR regulations of the immunity and developing miR biomarkers and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases such as asthma using cell culture and mouse models"  If interested, please send resume to jwang@health.usf.edu


    Jia-Wang Wang, PhD.
    Assistant Professor
    of Medicine & Pediatrics
    VA Medical Center  & University of South Florida
    Department of Internal Medicine,
    Division of Allergy & Immunology


     


  • IDH 3100 sections for Continuing Students

    There are 3 sections of IDH 3100 available for Continuing (non-incoming Freshmen) students. The sections are 030, 031 and 032. You can read about the topics and times under Course Descriptions on the Honors website. If you would like to be in one of these sections, please fill out a permit request on the Honors website, designate which section you would like and Ms. Field will register you for the section.


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http://honors.usf.edu
(813) 974-3087


O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Study Abroad Scholarship

    Interested in studying abroad?  Receive a PELL Grant?  Then you are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship which awards up to $5000.  If interested, come to an info session on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm in ALN 252.

     

     


  • Fulbright UK Recipients Blogs

    Follow Fulbright UK Summer Institute Recipient Jennifer Stenback as she studies abroad at the University of Exeter this summer. Her blog can be found at: http://jstenback.blog.usf.edu/


    Follow Fulbright UK Summer Institute Recipient Pedro Zamora as he studies abroad in Scotland this summer. His blog can be found at: http://pedrosafista.wordpress.com/


    Link: httpjstenbackblogusfedu

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. Schumacher.

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Save Lives Join Animal House

    Animal House is USF's ONLY student organization made up of animal lovers committed to bettering the welfare of the animal community! Our mission is to spread awareness about a number of animal-related issues plaguing the community, some of which are: - homeless pet population - shelter overcrowding - rate of euthanasia - animal cruelty - irresponsible pet ownership.  Through volunteering, fundraising, and educating the public, Animal House hopes to help the surrounding Tampa Bay community eradicate these problems. This year, our main goal is to help Hillsborough County Animal Services lower their rate of euthanasia and raise their number of adopted animals. They are putting down over 1,200 cats and dogs every month! If you're a true animal lover, join us in our fight to save the lives of HCAS's animals!


    Link: Animal House Facebook Page

  • New! - Graduate Education Programs A Business Resource

    A new project http://graduate-school.phds.org/education-index/online-business-degree is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out all the available business programs available in the U.S. This information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.

    For further questions or details, please contact Victoria Baker at victoriabaker900@gmail.com


    Link: Graduate Education Programs

  • Honor College Student Volunteers

    The USF/Division of Allergy and Immunology would like to offer two volunteer Research Assistant positions to those highly motivated Honors College Students who would like to become a top biomedical scientist to advance the science of the field of allergy and immunology and would like to volunteer on weekends. The Division is one of the best principal training and research programs throughout the United States and the world, providing state-of-the-art learning experience in the field of allergy and immunology. The research interest in the lab is described as follows: "MicroRNAs (miRs) are ~22 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs that inhibit mRNA translation by the base pairing rule at the accuracy of one base. So far over two thousands of human mature miRs are discovered. As each miR may regulate hundreds of genes, and each gene may be regulated by multiple miRs, it is believed that most human genes and the entire spectrum of biological pathways are tightly and delicately controlled by the miRNome. Deregulation of miRs may contribute to various diseases. We have been working on inflammation regulators responsive to lipopolysaccharides (LPS) stimulation (Science. 2002 15295(5562):2094-7, J Immunol. 2001 Apr 1166(7):4586-95, Oncogene. 2004 May 2023(23):4089-97). We found that SH2-containing inositol phosphatase (SHIP) plays an important role in two processes that limit the success of allogeneic marrow transplantation: graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease using Cre/loxP conditional knockout mouse models. We discovered a novel gene: LPS-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA). Single gene mutations of this gene cause immune deficiency and autoimmunity in human. Currently, we are interested in studying the mechanism underlying miR regulations of the immunity and developing miR biomarkers and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases such as asthma using cell culture and mouse models"  If interested, please send resume to jwang@health.usf.edu


  • Data Collector Position

    We are currently looking to hire a data collector for year 2 of our research project. The research is being conducted within preschool ESE classrooms in Hillsborough County.  They should be interested in research and early education. The hours will range from 20-30 hours a week and the pay is $11 per hour. They need to be committed to the position from August to May 2014.  Candidates must have at least 4 mornings a week available for data collection and  have reliable transportation (we reimburse mileage). We begin training August 1st so we are desperate to fill the remaining open position.

    Please spread the word and let anyone you know who might be interested. They should apply through USF using the link provided in the flyer and send me an email about their interest to veguilla@usf.edu . Thank you for your help!

    To apply: https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1594&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1


    Link: Online Application

  • Creative Writers' Club

    Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for a place to interact with fellow writers? If so, join USF's Creative Writers' Club! We are currently looking for new members and leaders. Applications for the positions of Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Editor are now open. If you are interested, send your resume to usfcreativewriters1@gmail.com by August 1st. For more information, check out our blog at http://usfcreativewriters.wordpress.com/


    Link: http://usfcreativewriters.wordpress.com/

  • Exciting Opportunity

    Looking for three students working towards a bachelors degree in Mass Communications or experience with multimedia production to help design, develop, and produce a podcast. The show will highlight activates in the Honors LLC and the Honors College. 

    Responsibilities Include

    • Assisting with pre-interviews and storyboards
    • Conducting full interviews, including audio/video recording
    • Editing audio and video content into podcasts
    • Assisting with tagging and uploading podcast

    Qualifications

    • Experience with multimedia production
    • Ability to think creatively 
    • Must have good communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
    • Should have strong organizational skills

    To apply for this opportunity, please email studentusfbulls@live.com 

     Status: Recruiting Now


  • TAKE A WATER BREAK WITH ACCOUNTING SOCIETY

    Cool off in between classes and enjoy a complimentary water bottle and snack. While you are here, you can learn more about Accounting Society, an organization open to all USF students that introduces opportunities in the accounting field. Event Dates: 08/27/2013, 08/28/2013, 08/29/2013 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Location: BSN Breezeway

  • Join MSDNUSF Facebook Group

    Welcome to the MSDN@USF Facebook group. Discover your inner-geek: All the latest student developer news. We meet on Wednesdays at 5:30PM in room ENB 313. If anyone wants more information please click the link below. This organization is open to all majors!


    Link: Join MSDN USF Group

  • 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 mdelvall@mail.usf.edu.


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