Honors Program Hosts Part 2 of Immigration Lecture Series
Does Anti-Immigrant Racism Inspire Terrorism?
By Grant Silva, Philosophy
Thur. 9/28, 5-6:15 pm, Todd Wehr 100
The lecture, part of the Honors Junior seminar HOPR 3957H, will explore the cultural, ethno-racial and national alienation of immigrants from so-called first-world nations; why racism cannot be excised from “immigration debates” taking shape in countries like the United States; why the immigration debate is more about time (the future of nation-states) than space (where the border lies); and will encourage rethinking the relationship between immigration and terrorism and also encourage thinking about the role of communities in “nation-building” efforts. Free and open to the public. The third lecture in the series will be given by Ruth Belknap, Nursing on 10/26 in Marquette Hall 200.
In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.
The interdisciplinary Honors Program provides an enhanced learning environment for exceptional University of Tampa students. Led by a distinguished faculty, students are challenged to aim higher and go farther in their lives, communities and careers.
Honors Program students thrive in a close-knit atmosphere among the most inquisitive, intellectually spirited and enterprising students. They enjoy specialized classes on stimulating topics, produce an Honors Literary Journal ( Respond ) , attend symposia, participate in the Harvard Model United Nations program and state, regional and national Honors conferences.
Honors students also compete for opportunities to study at Oxford University in England, semester-long internships in Washington, ., and paid undergraduate research fellowships at UT. Other benefits include access to a specially-equipped Honors lounge and an option to live on an Honors floor in University residence halls. Students must be full-time to be eligible for these opportunities.