Know-a-BULL News
Week of 12/18/2012 - Issue # 245



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

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 1/14/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 4
 1/17/2013 USF Fulbright Day
 1/18/2013 Lunch w/ the Deans
 1/23/2013 FL Gubernatorial Fellowships Workshop
 2/5/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 1
 2/6/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 2
 3/7/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 6
 4/1/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 7
 5/1/2013 Honors College Commencement
 5/1/2013 Honors College Commencement
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are starting your thesis Spring 2013 and you do not have a topic in mind, we have a series of workshops just for you.  These will be held each Friday from 9-10AM in the Honors College and will begin January 11 and run through February 15.  Please email me if you wish to participate.  You will be expected to attend all sessions.



  • Overlap of major and minor courses

    There is a general rule at USF which states that students are not permitted to count a course for a major and a minor. There are limited exceptions to this rule. If you are pursuing a track in which this might be an issue, please double check with your departmental major and minor advisors to clarify whether or not you are able to overlap any courses. 


  • Summer Clinical Research Program at Tampa General Hospital

    Slots will go quickly!  Apply early!


    Link: Click here for more info

  • Tutor Needed for Bridge to Abstract Math MGF 3301

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Bridge to Abstract Math (MGF 3301) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Don't Overlook our China History and Culture trip due to cost

    We have exciting news for you! All participants will now receive $1000 toward airfare plus addition scholarships are available via USF Education Abroad.  All Honors LLC residents are eligible for additional travel scholarships.  Our program cost is $3295 and covers all onsite orientation, lodging, transportation, and excursions.  Picture it, you visiting the Great Wall, Confucius birthplace in Qufu, and many more exciting locations. This is an opportunity of a life time, don't let it pass you by.  Please contact Dr. Bishop or Mr. Lucien for any additional questions or scholarship info.


    Link: Apply Now

  • Research Assistantship

    The USF/Division of Allergy and Immunology would like to offer volunteer Research Assistant positions to those ambitious undergraduate students who are striving in the path to be a top scientist and would like to volunteer on weekends and holidays. Hard working and critical thinking abilities are expected. My lab is using state-of-the-art technologies such as genome-editing, Cre/loxP conditional knockout system and microRNA technologies to study the molecular mechanism of autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and other inflammatory diseases, ultimately to discover biomarkers and a cure for such diseases. 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). Mutation of this gene causes immune deficiency and autoimmunity in human. If interested, please send resume to jwang@health.usf.edu


  • Tutor Needed for Introductory Statistics STA 2023

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Introductory Statistics (STA 2023) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Linear Algebra MAS 3105

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Linear Algebra (MAS 3105) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Principles of Managerial Accounting ACG 2071

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Foundations of Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Acquisition of Knowledge IDH 2010

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Acquisition of Knowledge (IDH 2010) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for General Chemistry I CHM2045

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Chemistry I(CHM 2045) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Conceptual Physics PHY 2020

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Conceptual Physics (PHY 2020) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • MCAT Registration for 2013 is Now Open

    Registration is already underway for MCAT test dates up through the end of May, 2013 (registration dates for tests in June and beyond are to be determined). More information may be found through the following link. 


    Link: AAMC

  • NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students

    For undergraduates, please visit http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp and check out the paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements.  There are over 800 programs.


    Link: More information here

  • Honors Music schedule for spring semester

    Jazz ensemble - MUS 116 on Mondays at 6:20PM


    Orchestra - MUS 140 on Thursdays at 5PM


    Singers - MUS 211 on Wednesdays at 6:20PM


    This is for the students in the IDH 3100 Orchestra course (limited in SP13 to those who took this course is F12), and also for any Honors students who would like to be part of this by taking IDH 4930-002.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • DAAD RISE Paid Internship to Germany

    Paid internships in Germany are available this summer for undergraduate and graduate students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors. Most positions do not require previous German language skill. Applicants must register on the website to access internship postings. Contact Lauren Townsend (lhtownse@honors.usf.edu) ASAP if you would like to apply. The final deadline is January 31st.

    Website: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/


    Link: DAAD RISE Website

  • Seniors Apply for the Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The Program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

    If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu. We are working with students now on their applications. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2013.


    Link: lschumachonorsusfedu

  • Juniors Apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State.The fellowship award includes funding toward tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study.
    Fellows must commit to pursuing a graduate degree at one of the graduate schools participating in the program, in fields such as international studies, international affairs, public policy, administration, economics, political science or foreign languages. Participating graduate schools, full-member APSIA schools, provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

    If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu. We are working with students now on their applications. The Pickering Deadline to apply is February 7, 2013.


    Link: lschumachonorsusfedu

  • Save the Date USF Fulbright Day January 17

    Please join us on January 17 for USF Fulbright Day! Events will include a performance of Crush Hoppers, a discussion and refreshments. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about Fulbright Student Programs including the US Student Program, Fulbright UK Summer Institute and Fulbright Canada. The event will run from 5pm to 8pm in MUS Concert Hall.


  • Congratulations Spring FreemanASIA Winners

    Congratulations to Ivana Lam and Melanie King who won the Freeman-ASIA award to study abroad in Japan for the spring semester!


  • Congratulations Spring Gilman Winners

    Congratulations to four students who won a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in the Spring semester:

    Christine Goddard (Spain)

    Lianet Vazquez (Jordan)

    Melanie King (Japan)

    Najja Pemberton (Australia)

     

    The Gilman Scholarship supports students traveling abroad with scholarships of up to $5,000.


    Link: Gilman Website

  • Gilman Scholarship USF Deadline January 14

    Students receiving a Pell Grant and stuying abroad summer or fall 2013 -apply for the Gilman Scholarship. The USF deadline to apply is January 14. Find more information about the scholarship here:http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

    Contact Ms. Lauren Townsend at lhtownse@honors.usf.edu for more information and to apply.


    Link: Gilman Scholarship Website

  • TRIALS Scholarship USF Deadline January 7

    Students interested in going to Law School -apply for the TRIALS scholarship! The USF deadline to apply is January 7. TRIALS has a two step application process, so you can apply to the first step now. Apply through their website: http://trials.atfoundation.org/index

    Email Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information and to apply.


    Link: TRIALS Scholarship Website

  • Fulbright UK Intent to Apply Deadline January 11

    The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program intent to apply deadline is Friday, January 11. The USF deadline to apply is Janaury 28. You can find more information about the scholarship here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

    Please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information and to apply.


    Link: Fulbright Summer Institute Website

  • Want to learn Swahili Wolof or Zulu? Boren Scholarship African Languages Initiatives Deadline Jan 7

    Boren African Languages Initiative - Two USF students are currently studying Swahili in Tanzania!

    For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to www.borenawards.org 
    and look under announcements on the left side of the page. 


    In addition, Boren is holding a series of webinars this fall, including two specifically about the African Languages Initiative, on November 8 and December 19. The full list is here: http://www.borenawards.org/webinars.html .

    If you plan to apply for a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu .

     


    Link: http://www.borenawards.org

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship USF Deadline January 7

    Rangel International Affaris Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship! The USF deadline to apply is January 7, 2013.

    The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.

    Information and application materials can be found at http://www.rangelprogram.org/. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

    Please contact Dr. Bishop at psbisho2@honors.usf.edu to apply.


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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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Apply to Be an RA

    Interested in learning more about becoming an RA for the 2013-2014 school year? The information and application are available online now! Go to www.housing.usf.edu/ra to learn more. If you''re looking to dicuss the experience of being an RA, feel free to talk to Christine Simone (cesimone@honors.usf.edu).


  • Get Connected to the HLLC

    If you are not connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages yet, you're missing out! Log on and connect with the LLC today!


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Student Submissions

  • Tutor Needed for Precalc Algebra MAC 1147

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Precalc Algebra (MAC 1147) for the Spring 2013 Semester. 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: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Hindi Language Course for Fall 2013

    Are you interested in Bollywood movies? Are you curious about India and its culture? Do you want to learn an exotic foreign language? Or, do you just want to fulfill your foreign language requirement at USF? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, a course in Hindi is right for you! If you are interested in learning the Hindi language and would like to be a student in a potential Hindi class offered next fall, contact either Prit Patel at pritpatel@mail.usf.edu  or Kavitha Arulmozhi at karulmozhi@mail.usf.edu . With enough interest and your help, we can establish a Hindi language course at USF!



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