Honors Thesis: Losing Grip Documentary

One of our Honors Thesis students, Steven Nye, created a documentary for his thesis, overseen by Dr. Christopher Boulton, and you can screen it May 3rd at 2pm in the Charlene A Gordon Theater. It’s a documentary on the fate of Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics through the eyes of U.S. Olympic Team Gymnast Shane Wiskus. SeeContinue reading “Honors Thesis: Losing Grip Documentary”

Southern Regional Honors Conference

Rachel Lane, Caitlin Cifaldi, and Megan Darling went to Birmingham, Alabama to present their research at the Southern Regional Honors Conference. Rachel Lane’s topic was “A Rehabilitative Approach to Correctional Institutions Using Evidence-Based Practices.” Megan Darling presented on “Pleasing the Male Audience: Erasing Female Agency in Works Inspired by Richardson’s Pamela.” And Caitlin Cifaldi’s paperContinue reading “Southern Regional Honors Conference”

Honors Thesis: Hannah Lammon

I first started my honors thesis journey during freshman year when I initially was introduced to research outside of my high school science classes. Throughout my life, I have always found that I have been a naturally curious person and I initially approached my first-year accounting professor, Rachel Gambol, about the possibility of conducting research.Continue reading “Honors Thesis: Hannah Lammon”

Public Policy and Covid-19 Symposium

On November 4, 2021, Dr. Aaron D. Wood gave his symposium, “COVID-19 and Agent-Based Modeling: Using Computational Simulation to Examine the Impact of Public Policy and Viral Evolution on Transmission Outcomes in Heterogeneous Populations.” Dr. Wood is a Associate Professor of Economics. He is a microeconomist and specializes in agent-based modeling. Dr. Wood’s talk focusedContinue reading “Public Policy and Covid-19 Symposium”

Thinking in Place Symposium

On September 20, 2021, Dr. Stephanie Tripp gave her symposium, “Thinking in Place: Writing the Immersive Essay.” Dr. Tripp is an Associate Professor of Communication and program director for the MA in Social and Emerging Media. She specializes in the theories and practices of digital media, especially as they pertain to notions of place andContinue reading “Thinking in Place Symposium”

Honors Thesis – Beck Lazansky, Thomas Krumpter, Noah McNair, Flavia Mandatori

Four graduating Honors students recently presented their Honors Theses as an Honors symposium. Beck Lazansky talked about her memoir project. Thomas Krumpter used his Honors thesis to analyze job postings for Systems Analysts and contrasted the stated requirements with the current curricular expectations of training programs. Noah McNair was involved in a Behind The ScenesContinue reading “Honors Thesis – Beck Lazansky, Thomas Krumpter, Noah McNair, Flavia Mandatori”

Symposium – Ryan Welch – Police Militarization

Dr. Ryan Welch, from UT’s Political Science department, presented on his research related to police militarization to the UT Honors students. Dr. Welch explained that most police officers favor militarization, though support varies in some interesting ways. In particular, white police officers and police officers who hold more racist views, are more likely to favorContinue reading “Symposium – Ryan Welch – Police Militarization”

Florida Collegiate Honors Conference

On Feb. 13, 2021, UT Honors students Noah McNair and Eden Davenport presented their research at the Florida Collegiate Honors Conference. McNair, a Senior in Film & Media Arts, presented his Honors Thesis “Pie in the Sky: A Making of a BTS Documentary,” which concerned the creation of Behind the Scenes (BTS) projects capturing howContinue reading “Florida Collegiate Honors Conference”

First Honors Theses

A year ago, the Honors Program at UT was given permission to pilot Honors Theses. Fourteen students were selected to complete an Honors Thesis in this inaugural wave. The first few of those students have nearly completed their theses. The soon to be graduates presented their research to Honors students over lunches this week. TheContinue reading “First Honors Theses”

Honors Symposium – Terry Parssinen

Dr. Terry Parssinen of UT’s Department of History presented to Honors students on the history of the cigarette. As he detailed, cigarettes were originally seen as a cheaper alternative to other forms of tobacco consumption (e.g., pipes, cigars, etc.). Over time, primarily through marketing and demand creation by large corporations, cigarettes became the most popularContinue reading “Honors Symposium – Terry Parssinen”