The University of Tampa’s Spring 2017 Honors Program symposia series kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with a presentation by Heather Masonjones, professor of biology, and Emily Rose, visiting assistant professor of biology. Their talk, titled “Secrets of the Sweetings-Pond Seahorse,” begins at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.
Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University as well as guest speakers will present in their areas of specialization. Guest speakers in the series include Dan Walden, associate professor of English at Baylor University; Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez, directors of the documentary film After Spring; and Terri Muuss, a writer and performer whose one-woman show, Anatomy of a Doll, was named Best Theatre: Critics’ Pick of the Week by New York Daily News.
All lectures are free, open to the public (unless otherwise noted) and held on the UT campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. For a full schedule, see below:
- Wednesday, Jan. 25: “Secrets of the Sweetings-Pond Seahorse,” Heather Masonjones, UT professor of biology, and Emily Rose, UT visiting assistant professor of biology, Vaughn Center, ninth floor, Trustees Board Room, 4 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 27: “Pirates! — Sailors and Coastal Identities in Early America,” Dan Walden, associate professor of English at Baylor University, Vaughn Center, ninth floor, Trustees Board Room, 4 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 6: “Science, Science Literacy in our Society and Sustainability,” Steve Kucera, UT associate professor of biology, Vaughn Center, second floor, Reeves Theater, 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 21: After Spring showing and Q-and-A with filmmakers Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez, Vaughn Center, second floor, Reeves Theater, 2 p.m. screening, 4 p.m. Q-and-A
- Thursday, March 16: “An Evening with The Infiltrator,” Robert Mazur, Vaughn Center, ninth floor, 5:30 p.m. *This event is exclusively for the campus community and is not open to the public.
- Thursday, March 23: “Social Justice Communication in Morocco,” Christopher Boulton, assistant professor of communication, and Andrew DeMil, assistant professor of Spanish, languages and linguistics, Vaughn Center, second floor, Reeves Theater, 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 12: “Oxford Abroad Lunch and Learn,” Oxford Semester Abroad scholarship recipients Nicole Lampe ’16, Maggie Poling ’17 and Erin Brosnan ’17, location TBA, noon.
- Thursday, April 27: Anatomy of a Doll, a one-woman show written and performed by Terri Muuss, Vaughn Center, second floor, Reeves Theater, 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 28: “Inspiration through Exploration,” Faith Taylor ’18, a marine science-biology major from Maryland, location TBA, 2 p.m.
Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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