Know-a-BULL News
Week of 8/2/2011 - Issue # 174

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
 8/5/2011 Summer B, Last Day
 8/5/2011 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 8/15/2011 Summer Book Essay Contest Deadline
 8/16/2011 First Year Orientation
 8/17/2011 LLC Kickoff
 8/18/2011 First Year Makeup Session
 8/22/2011 Fall, First Day
 9/13/2011 Lunch with the Deans
 9/21/2011 House Calls
 9/21/2011 Microsoft Phone App Lab, Session 1
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    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.  

  • Thesis Process Change

    No longer do you have to bring copies of your thesis to the library for binding.  Submit one electronic PDF copy of your thesis to the Honors College at  A selection will be put on the world wide web for all to see.

  • Return of the Debate Team

    You can see a bunch of trophies on a shelf in our lobby.  All of these were won by an Honors College debate team several years ago.  Our debaters competed with, and beat, some of the best universities in the country.  Honors College paid the expenses of team members who attended the competitions. 

    I am looking for a few students who would like to lead us back to glory.  Who among you did debate during high school?  Who wants to go to law school?  Who of you likes to argue? 

    Please contact me if you are interested in being in on the beginning.  This can be a great leadership role for you and will be great on your resume.

  • 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.

    Link: Call for Paper 2012.pdf

  • Great on campus job

    Position Description:

    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, Student Employment, TSE - Specialist/Technicians - Library/Information Assistant, posting number 0005101.

    Contact Mr. Tabor if you have questions

    Sandy Tabor
    Grants Manager
    , WUSF Public Media
    Cell 813-833-8069 Office 813-905-6914

  • Health Professions News

    Link: USF Honors College Health Professions Blog

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Rising seniors get started now

    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,, 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, Mitchell, Fulbright: Study, Research or Teach in another country

    Link: ONS Website

  • Upcoming Deadlines Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Fulbright, Javits, Gilman, GatesCambridge and Hertz

    Deadlines for the following scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe

    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK

    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland

    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford

    Here are important scholarship deadlines:

    Sep 1 - Javits - Arts, Humanities, Social Science graduate study

    Sep 9 - Gilman - Study abroad, for recipients of the Pell grant

    Sep 15 - Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge

    Sep 15 - Hertz - Science graduate Study

    Link: Escheduler

  • Fulbright Canada not just for seniors

    Canada also offers a wide range of opportunities for students at all levels and in almost all disciplines! From our Killam Fellowships Program ( for undergraduate students (junior year abroad), to our Fulbright student program (, 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:

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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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • 2011 Research One Keynote Speaker

    The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the 2011 Keynote Speaker as Curt Carlson. Mr. Carlson is the President and CEO of SRI International and an Emmy Award Winner for the creation of HDTV.

    The event will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 2pm in the IDRB Galleria with a reception and exhibit show following.

    For more information, please visit or call (813) 974-0466.


  • 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 with your resume/CV and for more information. Following initial screening, applicants will apply to the position formally on the Draper website at

  • 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



  • 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.

    Serious inquiries please email Dr. Nanjundan at

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • WP7 Workshop

    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 ( if you have interest in participating in our workshop series.

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Student Submissions

  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity

    Do you want to get involved on campus and build friendships to last a lifetime? Join Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity! Info Sessions: Thursday, August 25th @ 7:30pm in MSC 3709 Monday, August 29th @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court Wednesday, August 31st @ 8:30pm in the MSC Food Court It''s a decision you won''t regret! For more information, check out our Rush website:

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Rush Information

  • GEICO will be conducting interviews at your USF Career Center

    Position:  Liability Claims Representative

    Deadline to Sign-up for an Interview Timeslot: Sunday, July 31

    Log in to Career Connections to see if you meet the criteria today and let employers search for you by making sure your profile is up to date.

    Questions? Call us at 974-2171

  • Student Assistant Opening for Fall 2011

    The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is looking for a Student Assistant who will provide administrative support the Provost and his administrative staff.

    Link: Position Advertisement

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