International Travel – Ana Mejia in Spain

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Since my time abroad is coming to an end I thought I’d share more pictures. Being abroad has been an amazing experience and I am grateful to the honors program for being part of making it a reality. I took classes at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona’s study abroad campus, which is called Casa Convalescencia and it’s located on the historical site of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. During this semester, I got to visit the hospital which is a World Heritage site and an icon of art-nouveau architecture here in Barcelona. I had the chance to visit other UT students studying abroad in Copenhagen. Also, today, April 23rd is Sant Jordi day, which is kind of like Valentine’s day here, books and roses are given to loved ones and the street sales are incredible; my professor who teaches my Culture Without State class, which focuses on Catalonia, took us on a field trip to see the Catalan culture in action. Casa Batll√≥, like the whole city, was covered in roses and the streets were flooded with people buying books. I’m sad my time abroad is ending but I also can’t wait to be back in Tampa.

Honors Symposium – Victoria Sunseri

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On April 13th, Victoria Sunseri gave an Honors Symposium where she discussed her travel as the recipient of the Timothy M. Smith Inspiration Through Exploration Award. Victoria traveled to Sri Lanka where she volunteered with a non-profit that helps women who have been part of human trafficking operations. She spent close to a month working with the organization then spent some time traveling in the area.

Honors Symposium – Honors Research Fellows – Noah Oakley, Kelly Fryar, and Laura Hearst

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On Tuesday, April 24th, three Honors students presented the results of their Honors Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Noah Oakley presented his findings on the different aspects of undergraduate general education requirements under the tutelage of Dr. Dan Dooghan from UT’s Department of English and Writing. Kelly Fryar discussed her research on the prevalence of anti-biotic resistance bacteria in the Hillsborough River under the guidance of Dr. Bridgette Froeschke from UT’s Department of Biology. Laura Hearst presented the results of her research into the eyes of scorpions under the direction of Dr. Abraham Miller from UT’s Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

International Travel – Samantha Stewart

 

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Honors student Samantha Stewart received an International Travel Award through the Honors Program to help fund her travel study course to Australia. She has just returned and shared some photos from her trip with us. As the photos illustrate, Samantha had a great time and learned a lot. Here is what she said of the trip:

I want to thank you all again for awarding me with a scholarship for the travel course to Australia. I had an incredible time and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to go to such an amazing place. I’ve included some pictures that I took during my trip.

Honors Symposium – Honors Research Fellows – Gaston Merideth, Adeline Davis, Tanner Scott, and Victoria Sunseri

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On Monday, April 23rd, four Honors students presented the results of their Honors Research Fellowships. Gaston Merideth discussed his research on mass spectrometry under the guidance of Dr. Kenyon Evans-Nguyen¬†from UT’s Department of Chemistry. Adeline Davis discussed her research into gender, make-up, and literature under the guidance of Dr. Kathleen Ochshorn from UT’s Department of English and Writing. Tanner Scott presented his research on race, health, and body image mentored by Dr. Brittany Harder of UT’s Sociology Department. And Victoria Sunseri discussed her project on improving UT’s students’ mental health under the guidance of Dr. Mary Martinasek from UT’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

Honors Courses – Honors Tutorials

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Dr. Jen Wortham in UT’s Department of Health Science and Human Performance recently oversaw a tutorial in her HSC 231 course with Julia Sengbusch. To help other students become familiar with tutorials and with inquiry projects in general, Dr. Wortham highlighted Julia’s tutorial on a bulletin board outside her office on the 2nd floor of the Health Science and Human Performance building.