Category Archives: UTWrites

UTWrites, Tues. April 4 with Shane Hinton

Join us for a reading by English Professor Shane Hinton next Tuesday at 6PM, Macdonald-Kelce Library room AV2. This UTWrites event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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UTWrites, Wed. March 29 with Ed Steck

Join us for a reading by poet and UT Visiting Professor Ed Steck next Wednesday at 6PM, Macdonald-Kelce Library room AV2. This UTWrites event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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The Yucks! Jason Vuic Lecture & Reception 11/9

You all may need a breather and a laugh after election day. What could be funnier than the 1976 Bucs? Come join us in Reeves Theater for an entertaining talk from Jason Vuic, author of The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History. Sponsored by The Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library and The University of Tampa Honors Symposium.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6PM, Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center  

Click here for PDF of flyer

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UTWrites, Tuesday Oct. 27, Fletcher Lounge, 5PM

Please join us for the Fall 2015 UTWrites lecture with Joe Navarro. The lecture is free and open to all. Reception & book-signing after the presentation.

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This Wednesday! UTWrites Lecture with Bruce Friesen

UT Writes with Bruce Friesen

Sponsored by The Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library
Wednesday April 1, 10:30 a.m.
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2

Please join us for the 2015 UT Writes lecture and reception. This year UT sociologist, Bruce Friesen, will share insights from his book, Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015), which provides a compelling account of the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global moral system. Treats will be provided and professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

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UTWrites Lecture with Sociology Professor Bruce Friesen

Please join us for the annual UTWrites lecture presented by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Wednesday, April 1
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This year UT Sociologist Bruce Friesen will share insights from his book — Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015) — which provides a compelling account for the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global, moral system.

Treats will be provided and Professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

Link to flyer:
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UTWrites: Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? by Dr. Ryan Cragun

Stop by this afternoon as we welcome Dr. Ryan Cragun to talk about his new book Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?

Dr. Cragun will be speaking in the Macdonald-Kelce Library in room AV2 this afternoon from 4pm to 5. Refreshments will be served.

From the publisher’s description: “Mitt Romney is a Mormon, but does that mean he’s a Christian? Does he belong to a cult? Does he wear funny Mormon underwear? These questions and more are answered in this accessible and concise introduction to Mormonism, in which two sociologists of religion take an objective and often humorous look at 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s beliefs. Geared to voters wondering whether Romney’s Mormon faith should affect their vote, Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? comes at key time for those in search of unbiased information about the candidate and his faith.”

UTWrites: Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? by Dr. Ryan Cragun

Join us next Tuesday as we welcome Dr. Ryan Cragun to talk about his new book Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?

Dr. Cragun will be speaking in the Macdonald-Kelce Library in room AV2, Tuesday, October 30, from 4pm to 5. Refreshments will be served.

From the publisher’s description: “Mitt Romney is a Mormon, but does that mean he’s a Christian? Does he belong to a cult? Does he wear funny Mormon underwear? These questions and more are answered in this accessible and concise introduction to Mormonism, in which two sociologists of religion take an objective and often humorous look at 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s beliefs. Geared to voters wondering whether Romney’s Mormon faith should affect their vote, Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? comes at key time for those in search of unbiased information about the candidate and his faith.”

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Professor Kerstein talk about his new book, Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic.

UTWrites: Dr. Robert Kerstein talks about his new book Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic

We hope you can make it by the library next Tuesday, October 23 to hear Professor Robert Kerstein talk about his new book Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic.

The talk will be from 4pm to 5pm in AV2. Food and drinks will be served.

“Key West is an island steeped in lore, from Hemingway to Fantasy Fest, but behind the façade of Margaritaville lie buried tensions and conflicts in need of examination. Kerstein provides a much-needed dose of reality in the form of a masterfully researched study of the island’s tourism industry, from the shadowy power brokers who pull the strings to the underpaid workers who serve the drinks. From seedy bars to trendy discos, Kerstein has managed to capture the improbable mixture of this strange island, while offering a cautionary tale of tourism run amok.”\”—Robert Lee Irby, author of 7,000 Clams