Monday, July 23, 2018
Education

Hillsborough college notebook: Vanderbilt speaker, business of sports, TEDx talk and more

Medicine, murder in 17th Century

Vanderbilt professor Holly Tucker talks medicine and murder in the Scientific Revolution, presented by the USF Humanities Institute. Tucker holds appointments in French and Italian as well as in Biomedical Ethics and Society. She'll explore this tumultuous part of the 17th century history in a talk based on her book, Blood Work, in room 206 of C.W. Bill Young Hall at 6 p.m.

Top sports execs talk business at USF

Tickets are still available for the third annual University of South Florida Sport & Entertainment Analytics Conference on March 29 and 30. This year's gathering focuses on the business of sports, particularly the technical side of sports and entertainment marketing. Executives from the NHL, NBA and NBC Sports will speak to business leaders and students interested in networking and learning more about data and decision-making. Sessions are scheduled for 1-6 p.m. March 29 and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30 at the USF Alumni Center. Tickets are $50 for USF students and faculty, $75 for non-USF students, and $99 for professionals. For tickets and more information visit: bit.ly/USFSEAC2017.

UT honored for helping transfer students

The University of Tampa has been recognized for excellence in supporting its transfer students by being named to Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll. The honor society identified 65 four year-colleges and universities this year that created notable pathways to support community college transfers. The selection is based on engagement, impact, achievements and institutional support, such as admissions outreach and on-campus opportunities.

TEDxUSF conference set Wednesday

"Living with limitless possibilities" is the theme of the TEDxUSF conference on Wednesday (March 29), featuring six University of South Florida speakers. The event is officially licensed by the nonprofit TED organization and is sold out, but stay tuned: Recordings will be posted on the TEDxUSF website. Speakers include students devoted to philanthropy, a counseling center psychologist and professors in health communication, bioengineering and comparative politics.

Six USF researchers have each been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. The center is funding 12 projects across nine state universities this year, and USF researchers are involved in half of those projects. They are: Kwang-Cheng Chen, Adriana Iamnitchi, Jay Ligatti, Nasir Ghani, Zhuo Lu and Zhixin Miao.

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