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.
Please let me know if you are working on a play for the one-act competition. Remember that both hard and electronic copies are due January 15.
Check the calendar to see the events we are hosting in the spring and sign up to those you wish to attend. Freshpeople, remember your 5 event obligation.
If you live in the Honors Poplar Community and wish to return next year you must respond to housing's request for information which you will receive in February or March; if you do not respond at that time and then change your mind, it is possible that all rooms will be taken.
If you are entering USF as an Honors student in the fall of 2010 and want to live in the Honors Community, I would recommend that you make that request now. Go to housing's website and you can do that.
Like the other Living Learning Communities, Honors will charge a fee each semester for those who live in the Honors Community. This will begin fall 2010.
We are here during the break if you need anything.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Blackboard Upgrade Related to Organizations
The USF Blackboard system has recently been upgraded. Upon logging in, you may notice that there is no longer an Organizations tab on the main page. In order to add your list of organizations, click on the Add Module button (upper left hand side), scroll down and check My Organization Plus, and then submit.
Biomed Undergraduate Researchers and their Mentors needed for study
You and your mentor are eligible to participate in a study being conducted by Rutgers University on how undergraduate research promotes interest in graduate careers. Participants will be randomly assigned to an online or face-to-face workshop (which will take up to four hours on January 28th); each mentor/mentee dyad will receive $200.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Yavneh as soon as possible.
Global Health Challenges - China Case Study
A program that might be of interest to pre-med majors: it will be a 3-week course led by Dr Kwa, Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health at USF Health in May 2010 taking students to China and in partnership with Nankai University.
Attached is an announcement describing the 1-credit course in the spring and the 3-credit course in the summer. We will also be posting additional details regarding the program on the Education Abroad Office website: http://global.usf.edu/educationabroad/progSearch.php?selectTerm=Summer
Program details should be posted early this week.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Amanda C. Maurer
Director, Education Abroad
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellows
NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.
How to Apply:
1.Submit a cover letter and resume through NWF's Career Gateway website: www.nwf.org/careergateway
2.Submit at least two letters of recommendation via email to email@example.com with clear subject line that includes your full name - Example: John Doe's Fellowship Recommendation
* One recommendation must be from a faculty or staff person at your College or University.
3.Identify a grant processor or grant processing department on your campus that will be responsible for receiving and distributing the fellowship grant money. Please confirm with this person and/or department that they can serve in that role and include their full contact information in your application.
Undergraduate Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the first USF Undergraduate Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.
This award aims to recognize outstanding scholarly and creative activities of USF undergraduate students. Awards totaling up to $5000 will be awarded in three main categories: (1) Science and Engineering, (2) Humanities, and (3) Fine and Performing Arts. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010, and further details can be found on ur.usf.edu.
College of Medicine Health Research Day Abstract Submission Deadline
USF Health Research Day 2010 will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010. The year marks USF Health's 20th Anniversary. Research Day's agenda will include poster sessions, an invited graduate student oral presentations sessions, keynote lecture and an awards reception.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, January 15, 2010 by 5pm. Please visit http://health.usf.edu/medicine/research/home.html for more information concerning the event and abstract submission guidelines.
The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration needs a new look, and you could be the designer! We are currently accepting submissions for a design that will be used on all posters, bookmarks, and postcards involved with the Symposium.
The deadline for submissions will be January 20, 2010. Please send all submissions to Ms. Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see previous designs, check our website at ur.usf.edu.
8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration Submission Deadline Announced!
The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce the paper and abstract submission deadline for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on April 1, 2010.
Oral (paper) and poster (abstract) submissions will be due to the Office of Undergraduate Research on February 25, 2010 at 4pm. Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on ur.usf.edu. Please mark your calendars for this event!
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