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MFA program hosts annual charity event, Writers’ Harvest[11/20/2018]The USF English Department’s Creative Writing MFA Program hosted its annual charity event, Writers’ Harvest, on Monday, Oct. 29 at Oxford Exchange. The event, attended by the USF and Tampa Bay community, raised $600 and received more than 100 cans of food, all of which were donated to Feeding Tampa Bay.
The University of South Florida to Host Conference on Challenges Facing Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in Florida Following Hurricane Maria[11/13/2018]The University of South Florida’s Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean is set to host “Puerto Rico The Levanta: Understanding Challenges to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in Florida post Hurricane Maria” conference on the Tampa campus Friday, Nov. 16. Presenters and speakers intend to inform the community and spread awareness about the disaster’s impact. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the USF Marshall Student Center, room 3707.
USF English hosts bicentennial Frankenstein celebration[11/6/2018]On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the USF Campus Bookstore Café was the day-long read-a-thon site for the bicentennial celebration of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece “Frankenstein.” Through the course of the day, volunteers read through the entire work, and a slide show of related art and images completed the scene.
English Professor awarded $94,000 NEH grant[09/07/2018]English Professor Marty Gould has been awarded a $94,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a summer seminar for schoolteachers.
English Alumni Spotlight: Timothy Fitts[09/04/2018]University of South Florida English alumnus and author of "The Soju Club," Timothy Fitts, recently published a book titled "Hypothermia."
USF Student Named a Finalist for Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk 2018[10/11/2018]Rida Mughal, an Accounting student in Japanese V, has been selected as one of the top 3 finalists in Category I (intermediate low to intermediate-mid level speaking proficiency) to compete at the J.Live (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk 2018, a TED talk-style speech competition.
Authors to Host Book Launch and Discussion at University of South Florida Tampa Campus[10/10/2018]Tampa, Fla. – (October 10, 2018) – Co-authors Dr. Talia Esnard and Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts are commemorating the release of their new book “Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean” at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The book launch, featuring a discussion and Q&A from the authors, will take place from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center, room 2707.
Best-Selling Author Roxane Gay to Speak at Straz Center as Part of Frontier Forum Lecture Series[8/8/2018]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Institute will welcome scholar and internationally renowned author Roxane Gay as a featured speaker in the Frontier Forum lecture series. Gay will speak in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning USF English professor launches new book[7/18/18]Students, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered Saturday, July 14 to celebrate the release of professor Ira Sukrungruang’s book "Buddha's Dog & Other Meditations.”
Measuring water at Crystal Springs[07.02.2010]There’s a cacophony of sound along the Hillsborough River that cuts through the muggy morning air. The muffled hoo-hoo-to-hoo of a barred owl. The rolling rattle of sand hill cranes. The impertinent buzz of cicadas so loud it nearly drowns out the gentle splash of USF students as they wade slowly from bank to bank in the clear, green water.
University of South Florida Botanical Gardens to Host Ninth Annual Taste of Honey Fundraiser and Second Annual Luncheon[7/27/2018]The University of South Florida (USF) Botanical Gardens is hosting the Ninth Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Visitors are invited to sample more than 100 exotic and unusual honeys from all over the world, including honey produced in the USF Botanical Gardens. The tasting event will also include special tours by expert staff members on topics such as colony collapse, beekeeping basics, and how to start your own apiary. There will also be door prizes and live music throughout the afternoon.
Climate Change, Evolution, and Invasive Species: How One University of South Florida Biologist is Collaborating to Discover the Connection [7/20/18]Throughout history, the earth’s climate has naturally gone through numerous changes, driven by changes in the amount of solar energy the earth receives. However, scientists now overwhelmingly agree that Earth is experiencing a substantial warming trend as a result of human activity. Temperature increases significantly impact weather patterns and the environment. From shrinking ice sheets and sea level rise to ocean acidification, the earth is being affected at rates scientists haven’t seen in millennia.
Military Veteran and Boren Scholarship Winner Carrie Chugg Talks Educational Success and Views on Living a Happy Life[7/17/2018]Military veteran and mother, Carrie Chugg has proven herself in a number of remarkable ways, but possibly one of the more distinguished moments was her recent recognition as she earned a Boren Scholarship in April of 2018.
Award-winning reporter Marvin Kalb to speak at USF[2/27/2018]The host of the George Washington College sponsored program The Kalb Report will speak about the experience he had being Peter the Great during his time in Russia in 1956.
CAS launches #FacesOfUSFCollege campaign[02.01.2018]Each week, we will introduce you to some remarkable College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, staff and alumni. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @USFCollege so you don’t miss any of the #FacesofUSFCollege.
Black Lives Matter expert Wesley Lowery to speak at USF[Feb. 15, 20]Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post's leading reporter on police shootings and Black Lives Matter, is coming to the University of South Florida to speak to students about race, diversity and activism at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2018, at the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater.
Black Lives Matter expert Wesley Lowery to speak at USF[2/6/18]The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author will discuss the stories he covers for The Washington Post and CNN. The event is free and open to the public.
USF English Department hosts 17th annual Honors & Awards Ceremony[04.17.2017]The USF English Department presented graduate and undergraduate students with awards and honors on April 7, 2017. Donors, students, loved ones, faculty and staff attended the event.
English department hosts annual celebration of graduating MFA Candidates[04.17.2017]The English Department hosted its annual celebration of the graduating Masters of Fine Arts creative writing candidates on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Annual grad cap contest underway[04.21.2017]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring its traditional Grad Cap Contest on its social media platforms.
USF English hosts literary symposium, featuring Dinty W. Moore[04.13.2017]The Department of English hosted its sixth annual Blank Pages Literary Symposium.
March 2017 English Department Accomplishments[04.13.2017]Check out what members of the English Department accomplished in March.
USF professors win 2016 Florida Book Awards[04.13.2017]Find out which USF English professors brought home medals.
Public invited to New York Times Best-selling Author's lecture at USF on March 22[03.09.2017]Yaa Gyasi will discuss the complex racial landscape of America's past and present.
October 2016 – February 2017 English Department Accomplishments[02.28.2017]Read through some of the English department accomplishments from October 2016 through February 2017.
CAS Office of Research and Scholarship present three grant writing workshops - register now![02.28.2017]The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) encourages USF faculty and graduate students engaged in research to register for its three grant writing workshops during March 2017.
August and September 2016 English Department Accomplishments[10.01.2016]Here are some of the department's accomplishments for the month of August and September.
Public Invited to New York Times Best-selling Author’s Lecture at USF on Feb. 9[01.25.2017]Yaa Gyasi will discuss the complex racial landscape of America's past and present.
USF poet Chelsea Dingman Wins National Poetry Series[10.30.2016]Dingman’s poetry collection, Thaw, is to be published by University of Georgia Press.
Rhetoric and Composition faculty and students receive Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries[10.30.2016]Find out who was awarded the grant and how the funding will be used.
USF poet longlisted for National Book Award in Poetry[10.30.2016]See whose book was nominated!
Dean's Office seeking marketing and events interns[12.02.2016] The College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean is looking for outstanding interns for the spring semester.
USF scientists, Florida law enforcement partner to host “Missing in Florida Day”[11.28.2016]The University of South Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science (IFAAS), along with two dozen Florida law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and non-governmental organizations will partner to host the first ever “Missing in Florida Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.
General election straw poll at USF on Oct. 17[10.14.2016]Participants will have the opportunity to indicate their choices for U.S. president and vice president, U.S. senate and three amendments to the Florida Constitution on this year’s ballot.
USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey Reveals Most Important Issues Facing Florida, Financial Stress in Households, Threat to State’s Economy, Environmental Problems and State’s Performance Addressing Sinkholes[10.06.2016]University of South Florida Professor Susan MacManus shares survey findings about Florida’s economic threats and environmental issues
USF Botanical Gardens to host 26th annual Fall Plant Festival Oct. 8-9[10.03.2016]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate its 26th annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey Data Release to Begin Oct. 6 Revealing Floridians’ Stance on Trending and Hot Topic Issues[10.03.2016]Professor Susan MacManus shares survey findings to be issued in data releases beginning on Thursday, Oct. 6 with first release around Florida’s economy and environment
USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey Identifies Where Floridians Stand on Economic, Social and Emerging Issues[09.20.2016]Data to be released starting Thursday, Oct. 6 under the direction of Distinguished University Professor Susan MacManus.
Academy Award nominated director Sebastian Junger to speak at USF lecture [09.14.2016]Director of "Restrepo" and author of “Tribe” will address community for USF’s Frontier Forum Lecture Series.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Seventh Annual Taste of Honey event[08.03.2016]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Seventh Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the event.
Sociology professor named Distinguished University Professor[07.14.16]The University of South Florida has awarded John Skvoretz the title of Distinguished University Professor.
English master’s student receives presidential doctoral fellowship[07.06.2016]Find out who received a Presidential Doctoral Fellowship from Utah State University!
English instructor receives CCCC outstanding dissertation award in technical communication[07.06.2016]Erin Trauth, Ph.D. assistant director of First-Year Composition, received the Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication.
Faculty, graduate students present at national conferences[07.06.2016]The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and the Conference on College Composition and Communication were recently held in Houston on April 6-9. The USF rhetoric and composition program had 10 graduate students and faculty members present at these conferences.
EGSA hosts spring conference and plenary speakers[07.06.2016]Co-organized by Chrissy Connor and Kristin Gocinski, the English Graduate Student Association hosted its annual spring conference April 1-2, 2016. This year’s conference also included creative readings and a Florida Photo Essay Contest. Carmella Guiol, M.F.A. student, and Emmilee Wyatt and Nyrin Odisha, English undergraduate students, received prizes for their outstanding submissions.
English hosts annual honors and awards ceremony[07.06.2016]Donors, faculty, staff, students, and loved ones filled Traditions Hall at the Gibbons Alumni Center on April 15, 2016 to celebrate the awards presented to graduate and undergraduate students from the USF Department of English.
Recent CAS graduate selected for prestigious internship[07.01.2016]Krista Gutierrez, a 2016 graduate of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, was selected to participate in the prestigious 2016 Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades Summer Intern Program.
CAS student receives full ride for Ph.D. at Brown University[06.14.2016]USF College of Arts and Sciences senior Jeremy Lomax has been awarded a full ride into Brown University’s Ph.D. program to study ecology and evolutionary biology.
USF physics professor helps clarify unique way of controlling nano-scale materials [06.14.2016]Robert Hoy, an assistant professor in USF’s Department of Physics, teamed up with colleagues from the University of Central Florida to clarify a newly discovered means of controlling the fragmentation of nano-scale materials.
Dean’s Office seeking, creative, motivated interns[05.20.2016]If you got skills, we got snacks! The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is looking for interns who are hungry for experience.
USF, Feeding Tampa Bay launch research alliance[05.17.2016]With about 700,000 food-insecure people living in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida and Feeding Tampa Bay formed the Hunger Action Alliance.
USF professor studying similarities in Alzheimer's and CTE from head injuries[05.09.2016]Dr. Martin Muschol is joining a growing number of researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
CAS professor receives Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award[05.20.2016]The USF Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Council has selected Jason Rohr, Ph.D., to receive the 2016 Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award.
March 2016 English Department Accomplishments[04.16.2016]Here are some of the department's accomplishments for the month of March.
Annual grad cap contest underway[04.26.2016]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring its traditional Grad Cap Contest on its social media platforms.
Balancing the life of a student, employee and athlete[04.25.2016]Amy Van Sant is a senior pursuing a degree in public relations, who has found a balance between her roles as a student athlete, social media coordinator and Dean’s Student Leadership Society (DSLS) member.
Biology professor awarded Fulbright grant[04.19.2016]Assistant Professor Christina Richards of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida received a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. grant to research and teach at the University of Rennes 1 in France.
English grad students organize live literary events[04.13.206]Tampa Bay’s only live literary event, First Draft, was initiated by one of University of South Florida's own creative writing master’s students.
George Takei to speak at USF[04.15.2016]George Takei, whose popularity spans generations, will be speaking at the USF Sun Dome at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Nielsen to visit USF Media and Politics class[03.16.2016]USF students, Nielsen will formulate questions for the 2016 Sunshine State Survey
Graduate Student Spotlight: Johanna Phelps-Hillen[03.08.2016]Johanna Phelps-Hillen, Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and composition and master’s student in public administration, was recently awarded a College Composition and Communication Research Initiative grant for her project, “Federal Grant Programs and Corollary Institutional Review Board Protocols: An Analysis of Reciprocity in Policy Determination, Implementation, and Impact on Writing Studies Research.”
February 2016 English Department Accomplishments[03.08.2016]Here are some of our department's accomplishments for the month of February.
The Zimmerman Advertising Program Team[03.03.2016]A dedicated team of leaders with both university and professional experience guides the Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP) to ensure that students learn advertising and business like no other program in the world. The team closely monitors the progress of the students and the strategic direction of the program.
The Zimmerman Advertising Program's Living Learning Community[02.08.2016]The Zimmerman Advertising Program invites 34 college freshmen to live and learn together in Poplar Hall.
Zimmerman Advertising Program Students Visit the Zimmerman Advertising Agency [03.03.2016]The “ZAP 2.0” cohort, which is the first to enter USF as Muma College of Business students studying advertising, had the opportunity to visit the Zimmerman Advertising Agency in Ft. Lauderdale in January of this year.
Recruitment in the Zimmerman Advertising Program[02.08.2016]After thoroughly restructuring the Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP) curriculum at USF, the application and selection process of incoming students needed to be updated.
Zimmerman Advertising Program Welcomes Class of 2020 to USF[03.03.2016]On Aug. 20, 2015, the Zimmerman Advertising Program welcomed 23 students to the class of 2020 ZAP cohort at the University of South Florida.
USF Botanical Gardens to hold 27th annual Spring Plant Festival[02.29.2016]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens hosts their 27th annual Spring Plant Festival.
USF Botanical Gardens to host the Spring Begonia Bash[02.29.2016]On March 12, the University of South Florida Botanical Garden is hosting the Florida West Coast Begonia Society Spring Begonia Bash from 9 a.m. to noon.
Ken Ono to speak at USF in R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series[02.29.2016]A mathematical consultant for the film, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," Ken Ono will be speaking on March 10 at the University of South Florida in CWY 109.
USF professors awarded $1.2 million grant to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America[02.29.2016]The co-directors of the University of South Florida World Health Organization Collaboration Center (WHO CC) were awarded a $1.2 million grant to create social marketing strategies to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America.
December 2015 – January 2016 English Department Accomplishments[02.24.2016]Our USF English students, alumni and faculty have been busy! Check out their recent accomplishments.
English professor named Aesthetica International Creative Writing Award Finalist[01.26.2016]A short story by Rita Ciresi, professor of English at the University of South Florida, has been selected as a finalist in the International Aesthetica Creative Writing Award that attracted 2,000 entries from more than 40 countries across the world.
4 former Speakers of the Florida House to participate in USF event[02.03.2016]Professor Susan MacManus will moderate discussion at the Old Capitol Museum in Tallahassee.
Humanities professor publishes book [02.04.2016]James D'Emilio, Ph. D., an associate professor of humanities at USF, has edited and translated a book examining the culture of Galicia in Spain from late antiquity.
Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climate[01.27.2016]Scientists from USF, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, say that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet could impact the climate in places such as Europe and North America.
USF researchers shine light on “The Politics of Mental Health”[01.26.2016]Graduate students and faculty members at the University of South Florida and colleagues tackle tough questions about mental illnesses and add new dimensions to discussions about the “politics” of mental health in a recently published special issue of the Journal of Medicine and the Person.
Multi-million dollar grant propels virtualization research at USF[01.14.2016]USF Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies expands its mission to create new center.
USF to host panel discussion of former Speakers of the Florida House[12.16.2015]Former Speakers of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford, Tom Feeney, H. Lee Moffitt, Ralph Haben and Donald Tucker will be the featured panelists at the University of South Florida's inaugural Florida Legislative Speakers Forum.
USF alumna appointed to White House team[12.16.2015]Lori Foster, Ph.D., who graduated from USF in 1999 with a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, began serving on this new team in 2014.
USF students learn how to make infographics[12.04.2015]For the second year in a row, students from the Media and Politics class at the University of South Florida worked on the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey.
November 2015 English Department Accomplishments[12.02.2015]Read about what USF English students, alumni and faculty have accomplished in the month of November!
Annual Writer's Harvest raises money for Feeding America[12.02.2015]USF's Creative Writing Program hosted its seventh annual Writer's Harvest on Nov. 10 at the Mermaid Tavern.
English doctoral student wins national research award[11.25.2015]Doctoral candidate Lauren Cagle has been awarded the Graduate Research Award by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).
English department hosts poetry reading[11.25.2015]In response to the exhibit "A Family Affair" at the USF Contemporary Museum of Art, University of South Florida English Professor Ira Sukrungruang's undergraduate poetry class read ekphrastic poems alongside MFA students.
Chantale Bégin receives a 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award at USF[11.20.2015]USF Instructor, Chantale Bégin, Ph.D. was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from the University of South Florida.
Dean's Office seeking creative, motivated interns[11.24.2015]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is looking for interns who are hungry for experience.
USF professor Jarod Roselló publishes graphic novel[11.20.2015]Jarod Roselló, assistant professor of English at the University of South Florida, has published "The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found," a graphic novel, with Publishing Genius Press.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, subject of upcoming movie "Concussion," to speak at USF lecture[11.23.2015]Leading expert in traumatic brain injuries to address community at USF's Frontier Forum Lecture Series.
USF receives nearly $3 million to enhance STEM education [11.23.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be developing and implementing evidence-based teaching strategies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to improve student success, thanks to a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Annalise Mabe[11.19.2015]Annalise Mabe, a second year Master of Fine Arts student, recently published "Space Taker" in The Boiler; "Bedtime Stories" in Animal; and "Florida Fever Dreams,"
English Graduate Student Association holds fall colloquium[11.18.2015]The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) held its annual fall colloquium on Oct. 23, 2015.
New Faculty Interview: Nathan Johnson, Ph.D.[11.18.2015]Learn more about Nathan Johnson, Ph.D., including his background, current projects, interests and more.
CAS professor wins award for best first book[11.23.2015]Professor Anne Latowsky of the Department of World Languages has won the Best First Book of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA).
The Art of Forensics: Solving Florida's Cold Cases[10.16.2015]Artists from across the country will be working with the FL Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Science (IFAAS) at the University of South Florida creating facial reconstructions of nine cold case victims in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
USF-Nielsen Survey: Floridians still feeling financial stress, find government spending "relatively wasteful"[10.14.2015]More than 70 percent of Floridian households are experiencing some financial stress, indicating Floridians are not convinced that the Great Recession is over, according to the USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey.
Department of English begins mentorship program[09.25.2015]Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 marked the beginning of the new English Mentorship Program, developed by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) to foster a relationship between fledgling English majors and graduate students.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Debbie Lelekis [10.12.2015]This feature takes a look at Dr. Debbie Lelekis’s background, projects and graduate experience.
Saw Palm wins Best of the Bay[10.12.2015]The Creative Writing Program's literary journal takes home a Best of the Bay award.
NIH grant awarded to CMMB professor[10.12.2015]Younghoon Kee, Ph.D., a University of South Florida assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, has been awarded a $438,610 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
September 2015 English Department accomplishments[10.12.2015]Read about what USF English students, alumni and faculty have accomplished in the month of September!
Where’s Rocky photo contest begins Oct. 8[10.07.2015]Followers of the USF College of Arts and Sciences Facebook page and Instagram account will have a chance to win a Rocky Pillow Pet by participating in the popular “Where’s Rocky?” photo contest.
USF-Nielsen Survey: Economy remains top issue facing Florida[10.07.2015]Results of the USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey will be disseminated weekly through the month of October. This public policy survey addresses many hot-button issues facing the state.
English offers study abroad in London[09.25.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences participated in the university’s new study abroad program in London. This summer, the Department of English offered three courses focused on British literature and culture.
Teaching Discussion Group kicks off with discussion of trigger warnings[09.03.2015]The Department of English will host the first Teaching Discussion Group on from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 in CPR 257.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Sixth Annual Taste of Honey event[09.11.2015]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Sixth Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the event.
July/August 2015 English department accomplishments[09.11.2015]See what English department students, alumni, faculty and emerita have accomplished in July and August!
George Takei to headline Frontier Forum lecture series[09.02.2015]George Takei, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Laura Schroff make up the star-studded lineup for the 2015-2016 Frontier Forum lecture series, hosted by the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences.
Chemistry assistant professor receives his first NIH R01 Award[09.11.2015]University of South Florida Assistant Professor Ioannis Gelis has received his first National Institutes of Health R01 award for his research on how certain proteins are involved in disease and cancer.
May/June 2015 English department accomplishments[08.14.2015]Find out what USF English undergraduates, graduates, faculty and alumni have been up to lately!
English grads hired by universities[09.03.2015]Several graduates of the University of South Florida Department of English have accepted job offers. These College of Arts and Sciences alumni now are employed by major universities.
College of Arts and Sciences to host Most Valuable Pet Contest[09.03.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be holding its annual Most Valuable Pet Contest. Students, alumni, faculty and staff will be able to compete by submitting photos of their pets showing USF spirit.
Professor Marty Gould of the Department of English awarded Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship[09.02.2015]Marty Gould has been awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, a two-year residential fellowship funded by the European Union.
GRASP welcomes new and returning students![09.02.2015]Graduate Research and Student Publications (GRASP) is an organization which provides an opportunity for all graduate students, M.A.s and Ph.D.s—rhetoric and composition, creative writing and literature—to participate in the peer review process.
Debut novelists to read at USF Graphicstudio[08.27.2015]Debut novelists Phillippe Diederich and Kimberly Karalius, both graduates of the University of South Florida creative writing master's program, will read from their first novels at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at the USF Graphicstudio. This event is free and open to the public.
EGSA Welcome Letter[08.27.2015]A letter from the new president of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA).
Paper Matters: A Celebration of Chapbooks opens at the USF Library[08.27.2015]Paper Matters: A Celebration of Chapbooks opens in the Special Collections display on the 4th floor of the USF Tampa Library on Aug. 20 and runs through the end of September 2015.
Congratulations USF English Graduates![08.27.2015]Check out the list of Summer 2015 English grads!
Ph.D. students awarded fellowships[08.14.2015]Three Ph.D. students in the Department of English were awarded fellowships
Congratulations USF English Graduates & Doctoral Candidates![08.14.2015]Check out our list of recent USF English graduates and doctoral candidates.
Working in the Archives: an Interview with Jay Zysk[08.05.2015]USF English Professor Dr. Jay Zysk talks about his fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
USF English professor wins American Book Award[07.20.2015]Ira Sukrungruang, associate professor of English at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been named winner of an American Book Award for his memoir “Southside Buddhist” from University of Tampa Press. In this collection of linked personal essays, Sukrungruang uses humor and insight to explore the complexities of Thai immigrant life
Dean's Office seeking creative, motivated interns[07.16.2015]If you got skills, we got snacks! The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for interns who are hungry for experience. Interns will work during the fall semester to assist with marketing and events. Applications are due Friday, July 31, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Cooper Hall (CPR) 107.
Department of English celebrates accomplishments[05.01.2015]Check out what USF English students, alumni and faculty accomplished in April 2015!
Department of English hosts successful conference[05.01.2015]In addition to the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention (CCCC), held in Tampa on March 18-21, having more registered attendees (3,600!) than past conferences, the conference, according to many of the attendees and exhibitors, was said to be the “most user-friendly” and by far the “best-run conference” they have ever experienced at the CCCC’s. Why is that?
EGSA to begin mentorship program[05.01.2015]As the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) holds elections for next year’s officers and coordinators, the organization’s current members would like to announce their plans for the end of the semester and the next academic year.
Duke professor discusses the importance of being human[05.01.2015]On Monday, April 6, USF’s Humanities Institute, in collaboration with the Department of English, hosted a talk by Sarah Beckwith, the Katherine Everitt Gilbert Professor of English, Theatre Studies and Religious Studies at Duke University. Beckwith spoke about Shakespeare and the importance of being human in this year’s installment of the institute’s annual Shakespeare series.
CAS alumnus sworn in as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections[06.22.2015]Brian Corley, a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County was sworn in as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections for 2015-2016 at the 2015 Annual Summer Conference.
USF featured in food sustainability expo in Italy[06.22.2015]The University of South Florida is one of four U.S. universities participating in the Expo Milano 2015, a global showcase for more than 140 countries to present their best products, technologies and ideas for guaranteeing a healthy, safe and sufficient food supply while respecting the environment. With the core theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the expo runs through October in Milan, Italy.
USF recognized for geospatial sciences program[06.18.2015]The University of South Florida was one of 17 academic institutions selected for the Centers for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences program, a joint endeavor of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Physics professor Matthias Batzill to receive Jewell Award[06.22.2015]Professor Matthias Batzill of the University of South Florida College of
Arts and Sciences has been chosen to receive the Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell
Award for Physics Faculty Excellence, an honor given each year to a Department of
Physics faculty member who has been remarkable in the areas of research and teaching.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Summer Plant Festival [06.18.2015]The USF Botanical Gardens is having its annual Summer Plant Festival on June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Garden members and children under 12 years old will be admitted for free.
USF features vivid artwork of American-Muslim artist Ameena Khan[06.05.2015]The University of South Florida Department of Women and Gender Studies and Art2Action are now hosting Dialogue in Color, an exhibition of artwork by contemporary American-Muslim artist Ameena Khan.
Botany professor writes book on plant life[02.20.2015]USF Emeritus Associate Professor Fredrick Essig wrote and published a book on plant life titled “Plant Life, A Brief History.” The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available in the U.S. and will be available in the U.K. in April 2015.
English major receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship[06.04.2015]Laura Flores of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Argentina during the summer 2015 semester. She will be attending USF's Argentina Human Rights Program through which she will further develop her interests in international human rights with a focus on Latin American countries.
Biology student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [06.04.2015]Islam Ibrahim of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Italy during the summer 2015 semester. The Gilman Scholarship will support Ibrahim’s future plans by offering him the opportunity to embark on an academic adventure through the USF Science in Florence Program, where he will develop his language and cross-cultural communication skills.
CAS students heads to Spain on Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship[06.04.2015]Indira Ranaweera of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Spain during the summer 2015 semester. She will be attending the University of Connecticut’s Neuroscience Study Abroad Program in Salamanca.
English major receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship[06.04.2015]Alexandra Erraei of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in London during the summer 2015 semester. As a senior majoring in English and minoring in criminology, Erraei looks forward to expanding her passions for English literature and law abroad through the USF in London program.
Department of English hosts annual honors and awards ceremony[04.30.2015]Donors, faculty, staff, students and loved ones filled Traditions Hall on April 17 to celebrate the awards presented to graduate and undergraduate students from the USF English department.
Sociology professor receives Junior Faculty Research Award[04.16.2015]Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, assistant professor sociology, has received the 2015 USF Woman in Leadership and Philanthropy system-wide Junior Faculty Research Award.
USF professor interviewed for 19th Centuries Study Association blog [04.16.2015]Cynthia Patterson, an associate professor in the Department of English, was recently interviewed for the 19th Centuries Study Association’s blog. Patterson’s research focuses on the lives of 19th century women.
English Ph.D. student named 2015 Newman Civic Fellow[04.16.2015]Johanna Phelps-Hillen, a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of English, has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors “inspiring college leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities across the country.”
USF students write $235,000 in grants for local nonprofits[04.16.2015]Five teams of College of Arts and Sciences students wrote more than $235,000 in grant proposals for local nonprofits in fall 2014. These nonprofits included Embracing Legacy, the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Friends of the Riverwalk and CAN-DO.
Interns needed for College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office[04.16.2015]If you got skills, we got snacks! The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for communications and marketing interns for summer and fall 2015. Applications are due Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. to Michele Dye in Cooper Hall (CPR) 107.
CAS to host the World Languages Fair[04.13.2015]The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting the World Languages Fair on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sessum Mall on the USF Tampa campus.
English Department Student, Alumni and Faculty Accomplishments [04.13.2015]Check out what the English department has been up to!
Annual “Grad Cap” contest to begin for spring graduates[04.13.2015]As commencement quickly approaches, the College of Arts and Sciences begins preparation for the annual “Grad Cap” contest. The contest, sponsored by the Dean's Student Leadership Society, will begin April 20, 2015 for all USF Bulls graduating this May.
Creative writing master's students publish essays, fiction[04.13.2015]The University of South Florida’s (USF) English Department is pleased to announce that five master's students have published first novels and story collections and edited or contributed to anthologies in 2014-2015. The students are either currently attending or are recent graduates from the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.
Undergraduate English student prepares for law school[04.01.2015]With the importance today’s society places on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, the knowledge of the value of a degree in liberal arts sometimes gets lost in the mix. This knowledge, however, was not the case for Brittnie Burns, a junior honors student majoring in literary studies.
CAS student receives an honorable mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship[04.06.2015]Stephanie Radu of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences received an honorable mention for her application to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award for science research. Applicants must write a rigorous research proposal as part of their application. The award can be used for educational expenses including research support.
CAS student receives Udall Scholarship[04.06.2015]Steffanie Munguia of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Udall Foundation Scholarship for 2015, one of only 50 students to receive this award in the United States. The award is given for a commitment to the environment and awardees receive a $5,000 scholarship to support research related to the environment. Munguia also becomes a member of a national, professional network of scientists, activists, educators, lawyers and others working on environmental issues. This network of change agents will support Munguia's goals of generating change in our understanding of and response to environmental challenges.
CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship[04.06.2015]Sanil Reddy of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study beginner level Hindi in Jaipur, India for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award also provides an orientation in Washington, D.C. and language courses abroad during the summer of 2015.
CAS student receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship[04.06.2015]Kirsti Martinez of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award for science research. Martinez is one of only 260 undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the United States to receive the $7,500 scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must write a rigorous research proposal as part of their application. The award can be used for educational expenses including research support. Additionally, Martinez is USF’s first Goldwater recipient in another region – she was nominated and won in Wisconsin, her home state.
USF to host Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster for forum on future military conflict[04.01.2015]Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who has been called the “architect of the future U.S. Army” and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014, will be part of a military forum at the University of South Florida on April 8.
CAS to host second annual Psychology Expo[04.01.2015]The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology will host the second annual Psychology Expo held at the University of South Florida on April 3, 2015. The event will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Psychology-Communication Sciences and Disorders building.
Sociology graduate director to serve as president of international society[03.27.2015]Donileen Loseke, Ph.D., director of the graduate program in the Department of Sociology, has been elected President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
History professor edits, releases book on Medici women[03.27.2015]The book, “Medici Women: The Making of a Dynasty in Grand Ducal Tuscany,” edited by Professor Giovanna Benadusi of the University of South Florida Department of History has been released by the Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
CAS alumna receives summer internship at the Florida Supreme Court [03.27.2015]Sanite Ermat, a 2014 University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences graduate, has received a summer internship as a judicial intern at the Florida Supreme Court with Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
Community Outreach, Digital Humanities and Florida Literature [03.16.2015]What happens when you ask English majors to collaborate to solve a place-attachment problem using literature?
English professor among Florida Book Award winners[01.30.2015]USF’s Dr. Ira Sukrungruang was awarded the Bronze Medal in General Nonfiction in the 2014 Florida Book Awards for his collection of essays, “Southside Buddhist.” See the press release with the full list of this year’s winners.
Ph.D. candidates lead accessibility committee for national conference[03.18.2015]Tampa is hosting Composition's flagship national conference, the Conference on College Composition and Communication March 18-21. Faculty, staff and students in the Department of English rhetoric and composition program have been integral to the conference planning process.
CAS student receives competitive scholarship[03.18.2015]Shelby Thomas, an Honors College junior majoring in international business and international relations at the University of South Florida was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Intermediate level Japanese in Hikone at the University of Shiga Prefecture for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award also provides an orientation in Washington, D.C. and language courses abroad during the summer of 2015.
CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship [03.18.2015]Micah Barker, a senior majoring in international studies at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study beginning level Hindi in Jaipur, India for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award also provides an orientation in Washington, D.C. and language courses abroad during the summer of 2015.
CAS student receives study abroad scholarship [03.18.2015]Hollyn Hartlep, a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study intermediate level Arabic in Madaba, Jordan for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award also provides an orientation in Washington, D.C. and language courses abroad during the summer of 2015.
CAS alumna receives Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship [03.18.2015]Nia Jackson, an alumna of the University of South Florida has been named Rangel Graduate Fellowship recipient. Nia is the first USF recipient of the Rangel Graduate Fellowship and one of only 30 students in the United States to receive the award. The fellowship gives up to $47,500 annually for two years of graduate educational expenses, a paid internship on Capitol Hill and with a U.S. Embassy overseas, mentoring, and a minimum five-year appointment as a foreign service officer.
CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship Echo Thomas, a junior majoring in international studies at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study intermediate level Korean in Weonju, South Korea for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award also provides an orientation in Washington, D.C. and language courses abroad during the summer of 2015.
CAS student, alumni to be featured speakers at TEDxUSF[03.20.2015]The College of Arts and Sciences will have three speakers at the popular TEDxUSF event on March 28 at the USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall. The theme of this year’s TedxUSF is “A World Beyond Ourselves.”
Physics professor receives award to develop first solid state atomic clock[03.17.2015]Denis Karaiskaj, Ph.D. of the University of South Florida Department of Physics has received a $160,428 Phase I award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the first solid state atomic clock. This proposed work has significant applications based on Dr. Karaiskaj’s patent through USF.
Dr. Tova Cooper Talks About Her Book, “The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in US Education”[02.03.2015]Tova Cooper, in her sixth year as an assistant professor with the English department at USF, is a prime example of the ways in which literature and other fields of study go hand in hand.
Novelist Larry Baker Visits USF Creative Writing Program[01.30.2015]Novelist Larry Baker met with both graduate and undergraduate students of USF’s Creative Writing Program as part of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC) Writer’s Circuit on Jan. 29, 2015
USF to host “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” lecture[03.13.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies will present the eighth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” will be presented by Eric A. Goldman, an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and film reviewer for New Jersey's The Jewish Standard. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Traditions Hall within the Gibbons Alumni Center on the USF Tampa campus.
USF announces $10 million gift from Trustee Jordan Zimmerman [03.09.2015]The University of South Florida announced today that its School of Mass Communications within the College of Arts and Sciences is now named after USF Trustee Jordan Zimmerman, the founder and chairman of Fort Lauderdale-based Zimmerman Advertising.
Integrative biology professor co-authors book[02.27.2015]University of South Florida Integrative Biology Professor Lynn (Marty) Martin co-authored and edited a new book titled “Integrative Organismal Biology.”
Medical physics graduate program receives accreditation[02.27.2015]The University of South Florida Department of Physics has received accreditation for the Ph.D. program in applied physics with a specialization in medical physics. This degree program is a joint effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
“This Is Your Brain on Music” author to speak at USF event[02.23.2015]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will host rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., who explores the connection between music--its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it--and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and musical examples ranging from Mozart to Van Halen, Levitin will share findings from his New York Times Bestseller “This Is Your Brain on Music” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Levitin’s lecture is part of the Frontier Forum lecture series and is free and open to the public.
CAS research shares research opportunities for the humanities[02.18.2015]The CAS Office of Research and Scholarship was established in 2001 to provide this high level of expertise paired with a professional diplomacy in our modest team of an Associate Dean for Research and supporting research team, as a go-to resource for researchers and scholars in every area of the research enterprise at the USF College of Arts and Sciences.
Homegrown Faculty Series featured John Lennon, Ph.D.[01.15.2015]On Jan. 14 the USF Humanities Institute’s “Homegrown Faculty Series” kicked off the spring semester with Associate Professor John Lennon’s presentation on his recently published book, “Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in U.S. Culture and Literature, 1869-1956."
Botany professor writes book on plant life[02.18.2015]USF Emeritus Associate Professor Fredrick Essig wrote and published a book on plant life titled “Plant Life, A Brief History.” The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available in the U.S. and will be available in the U.K. in April 2015.
GICSC hosted discussion panel on future of Iraq[02.18.2015]The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict (GICSC) at the University of South Florida hosted “Beyond the Headlines: The Future of Iraq” on Friday, Feb. 13 at the TECO Energy Ballroom on campus.
Department announces recent accomplishments[01.18.2015]Our English graduate students, alumni and faculty have been busy. Check out their recent accomplishments.
Digital Writing Tools for Global Citizens Colloquium [02.18.2015]USF organized the 2015 Digital Writing Tools for Global Citizens Colloquium on Jan. 16, 2015 in the Marshall Student Center. Joe Moxley, the director of composition at USF, hosted the event that featured presenters from NC State University, UPenn, MIT and our own alumni, Kate Pantelides, from Eastern Michigan University.
Humanities Institute to host 3rd annual poetry contest[02.18.2015]The Humanities Institute at the University of South Florida is collecting entries for the third annual poetry competition as part of National Poetry Month 2015.
GRASP announces new coordinator[02.18.2015]GRASP (Graduate Research and Student Publications) has selected a new coordinator, Stephanie Derisi, who invites students to submit a paper for review.
Humanities Institute accepting entries for 3rd annual poetry contest[02.06.2015]The Humanities Institute at the University of South Florida is collecting entries for the third annual poetry competition as part of National Poetry Month 2015.
CAS professor to discuss animal rights[02.04.2015]The Tampa Bay community will learn about the relationship between law, politics and animal rights at Steven Tauber’s “Road Scholars” lecture on Feb. 11, 2015. The lecture is being held at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library on Bearss Avenue.
CAS researchers discover potential antibiotic cure for MRSA[01.29.2015]A breakthrough discovery in antibiotic compounds used to treat resistant strains of bacteria has earned University of South Florida Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Lindsey (Les) Shaw Ph.D. and microbiology graduate student Whittney Burda a U.S. Patent for their novel research.
CAS to host World War I conference[01.16.2015]University of South Florida students, faculty and staff as well as members of the public are encouraged to register now for the World War I centenary conference on Feb. 6-7, 2015. The conference, which is sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History, will be held on campus in the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS). This conference is ideal for university professors, high school teachers, college students and those who enjoy WWI history.
USF to host lecture on responsible leadership[01.14.2014]Bawa Jain, the founding secretary-general of The World Council of Religious Leaders, is set to speak at the University of South Florida about his experiences and the need for responsible leaders in today’s society.
Subtle shifts in the Earth could forecast earthquakes, tsunamis[11.18.14]Earthquakes and tsunamis can be giant disasters no one sees coming, but now an international team of scientists led by a USF professor have found that subtle shifts in the earth’s offshore plates can be a harbinger of the size of the disaster.
Dean's Office seeking spring interns[11.14.2014]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming spring semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus during Dec. 3-12.
USF alumna discusses ethics of sex selection[10.30.2014]On Oct. 22, 2014, the University of South Florida welcomed Inamaculada de Melo-Martin, Ph.D., to discuss the controversial topic of sex selection, also referred to as “designer babies.”
USF to host “Nothing Islamic is Strange to Me: The Mindset of the Jewish Founding Fathers of Islamic Studies” lecture[10.30.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies will present the seventh June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “Nothing Islamic is Strange to Me: The Mindset of the Jewish Founding Fathers of Islamic Studies” will be presented by Noam Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic History at the University of Oklahoma. Stillman is an internationally recognized authority on the history and culture of the Islamic world and on Sephardi and Oriental Jewry. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in the USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theatre.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and undocumented immigrant to share his story at USF[10.30.2014]Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and undocumented immigrant, will speak at the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. Vargas’ lecture, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Frontier Forum lecture series, is free and open to the public.
ZAP Welcomes 5th Living-Learning Community[10.21.14]National data show that student engagement greatly contributes to student success in college, and less than a month into the new academic year, 27 first-time-in-college mass communications students take the school’s introductory class together and have met more than half the faculty.
Annual “Where’s Rocky?” contest begins Tuesday[10.4.2014]Homecoming arrives Oct. 6 for the University of South Florida, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting a “Where’s Rocky?” contest throughout the week. CAS will be posting pictures of Rocky in various locations around campus and CAS’s Facebook followers are able to compete for prizes.
Survey: political differences dividing state of Florida[9.11.2014]Floridians cited several divisive issues in the state of Florida that is hampering solutions being developed by state leadership, according to the Sunshine State Survey.
Survey reveals biggest threats to Florida’s economy[9.16.2014]Although fewer Floridians have cited the economy and jobs as the state’s most pressing issue, anxieties about Florida’s economy persist, according to the Sunshine State Survey.
Survey cites issues in state’s education system[9.23.2014]With concerns about the state of Florida’s educational system on the rise, Floridians pinpointed areas that the state needs to address as it creates educational policy, according to the annual Sunshine State Survey administered by the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs.
CAS professors named Researchers of the Year[07.23.2014]Associate Professors Jennifer Bosson and Joseph Vandello of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida were named the Researches of the Year by the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.
Ticket information for Dr. Jane Goodall event[08.06.2014]Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, the scientist behind the landmark study of chimpanzee behavior and a leader of environmental conservation, will be speaking at the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the USF Sun Dome. The College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the event in collaboration with the Frontier Forum lecture series and the University Lecture Series.
Breaking ground in Geology[07.24.2014]Jeff Ryan, professor and chair for the College of Arts and Sciences School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, is embarking on a two-month voyage to study the Earth’s crust in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana trench system, located in the Pacific Ocean.
USF Botanical Gardens to host its 24th annual Fall Plant Festival[07.24.2014]The University of South Florida Botanical
Gardens will celebrate its 24th annual Fall Plant Festival Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for children under twelve and USF Botanical Garden members. Parking is free.
USF to host legendary scientist Jane Goodall[07.21.2014]Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, the scientist behind the landmark study of chimpanzee behavior and a leader of environmental conservation, will be speaking at the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the USF Sun Dome. The College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the event in collaboration with the Frontier Forum lecture series and the University Lecture Series.
Students travel to Brazil[07.11.2014]University of South Florida students who went to Brazil thissummer had the unique opportunity to observe and be a part of World Cup excitement on top of the usual study abroad experience.
CAS professor, students publish research in Nature journal[07.10.2014]Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to biodiversity than any other parasitic group, causing population declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees and snakes. New research from the University of South Florida published in the prestigious journal Nature reveals that amphibians can acquire behavioral or immunological resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in global amphibian population declines.
CAS professor named division chair of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology[07.09.2014]Associate Professor Lynn Martin of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida was named the new chair of the division of ecoimmunology and disease ecology of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.
CAS professor to teach in Argentina as Fulbright Specialist[07.09.2014]Associate Professor Lynn Martin of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida will be teaching a series of lectures, workshops and classes at the Universidad Nacional Del Litoral in Santa Fe as a Fulbright Specialist.
USF Botanical Gardens to hold 16th annual Tropical Plant Fair[07.07.2014]The USF Botanical Gardens is having its 16th Annual Tropical Plant Fair July 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for USF Botanical Gardens members and children under age 12. Parking is free for all.
USF geologist says beach cleanup not clean sweep[06.03.2010]As one of the world’s most beautiful beaches in Pensacola was marred by a 8-mile long swath of thick oil that washed ashore this week, a new study from a USF geologist paints a grim outlook for the sugar-like sands soon returning to their pristine state.
Two USF Botanical Gardens volunteers keep gardens growing[6.30.2014]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is made up of 16 acres of natural beauty and maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 plants, animals and natural habitats. It’s a place to wed, to learn, and to relax and meditate. It’s a place to breathe.
CAS professor named fellow of the prestigious Linnean Society[07.01.2014]James Garey, Ph.D., chair and professor for the Department of Cell Biology, was selected to become a fellow of the Linnean Society in London, U.K.
USF’s Iraq expert explains Iraq crisis, American response[06.27.2014]The growing crisis in Iraq has put University of South Florida Professor Derek Harvey, a retired Army colonel who served as a chief advisor to Gen. David Petraeus, in the media spotlight as an expert commentator on the complex and dangerous situation.
Physics Ph.D. student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting[06.21.2014]A Ph.D. student from the physics department at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been selected to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
CAS offers unique course for graduate students[06.18.2014]Writing grant proposals is an essential part of academic work. Unfortunately, many graduate students enter their field without the know-how of writing successful grant proposals.
USF graduate student receives research fellowship[06.15.2014]Drinkable water in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas has become scarce. Recently, conservation efforts led to using reclaimed water for irrigation purposes and a University of South Florida graduate student received a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship to research its effects.
Dancing into the spotlight[06.14.2014]University of South Florida senior Brooks Oglesby leaves audiences in peals of laughter as he dances about his apartment to catchy tunes.
Integrative biology professors co-publish book[06.10.2014]Two integrative biology professors from the College of Arts and Sciences have co-published a comprehensive book on North American tortoises.
Summer Film Fair at USF [06.02.2014]It’s starting to make as much sense to study and pursue a career in filmmaking in Tampa Bay as it is in Los Angeles or New York City – if you note the signs.
Physics professor receives Jewell Award[06.09.2014]A College of Arts and Sciences professor from the Department of Physics was awarded the Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence at University of South Florida.
CAS student received Barry Goldwater Scholarship[06.09.2014]An Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences student was awarded a 2014 Barry Goldwater scholarship.
Advancing academic women[06.06.2014]The Alliance for the Advancement of Florida Women in Chemistry and Engineering, a National Science Foundation advanced-paid grant, bound together five Florida universities to create a text detailing methods of future collaborations for the progression of academic women.
CAS students visit Nielsen’s Call Center[06.09.2014]Students from a University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences media and politics class received an exclusive tour in March of Nielsen’s research and corporate office in Oldsmar to learn about the Sunshine State Survey.
CAS graduate students awarded second Unruh Book Scholarship[04.22.2014]Two integrative biology graduate students were awarded their second Unruh Book Scholarships from the Fern Garden Club of Odessa, Florida.
AIST to be featured in MOSI’s 3D printing exhibit[06.05.2014]The Alliance for Integrative Spatial Technologies (AIST), part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida, will be a guest curator of MOSI’s exciting new exhibit, “3D Printing the Future - The Exhibition.” The exhibit, which opens June 14, will illustrate 3D printing’s boundless and mind-blowing potential to reshape how we live, work and play.
Geosciences professor receives grant to study inlet management crucial to coastal living[04.21.2014]University of South Florida’s School of Geosciences Professor Ping Wang was awarded a $198,769 grant by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to study inlet management in Pinellas County.
CAS professor awarded Fulbright Fellowship[4.20.2014]Valerie J. Harwood, an integrative biology professor from the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to help develop DNA microarray for water testing in Australia.
CAS thanks faculty and staff for their service[04.14.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences hosted a lunch Wednesday, April 9, 2014, to honor its long-term faculty and staff. In total, 112 faculty and staff were recognized for their service.
CAS students selected for American Advertising Federation Program[04.12.2014]According to the results of the 2010 census 9 million people identified themselves as belonging to more than one race, yet the advertising industry still faces an issue of not reflecting society’s diverse culture in the media it consumes.
Win prizes for decorating your graduation cap[04.10.2014]Commencement is just weeks away and the University Of South Florida College Of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring its popular graduation cap contest for all USF Bulls graduating in May. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and school-spirited caps.
CAS Student defines success in film industry[04.10.2014]Daniel Mall, 22, is a Trinidad and Tobago born director, cinematographer, and editor who skillfully juggles being a full-time University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student while running his own film production company.
CAS offers Harry Potter class[04.10.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences offers the Culture Studies and Popular Arts “Harry Potter” Mirrors, Doubles and Twins as an English class for juniors and seniors in need of Gordon rule communications or writing intensive credit.
CAS professor publishes book[04.07.2014]An assistant professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of History published his first book, “Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915.”
CAS student receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship[04.03.2014]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student was named a Hollings Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 2013-15.
CAS student awarded competitive Udall Scholarship[04.03.2014]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student is one of 50 students to receive a Udall Foundation Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship to support research related to the environment.
CAS student selected for prestigious research program in Germany[04.02.2014]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences senior is one of only 300 students selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to participate in the prestigious Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.
CAS professor awarded major French civilian honor[04.02.2014]Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami, presented University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished University Professor Gaëtan Brulotte with the honor of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques on March 26. The presentation followed his talk on the topic “Contemporary Relations between France and Florida.”
Holocaust eyewitness, subject of documentary, to speak at USF[04.02.2014]At 87 years old, Warsaw Ghetto and Holocaust survivor Jerry Rawicki demonstrates the remarkable power of eyewitness testimony in a documentary to be shown at an event hosted by the College of Arts and Scienes at the University of South Florida.
CAS professor selected for American Microbiological Society Lecture Program[03.19.2014]An integrative biology professor has been chosen as a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Society of Microbiology.
USF FIOG program nominated for HEART Award[03.26.2014]The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the University of South Florida was named a finalist for a HEART Award for its Community Real Estate Development (CRED) program. The HEART Awards are a part of the Housing and Education Alliance, a HUD certified hosing counseling agency in the Tampa Bay Area.
CAS professor awarded Distinguished Lifetime Award[03.26.2014]The Society for Applied Anthropology honored University of South Florida professor Alvin W. Wolfe, Ph.D. for his career and professional contributions. The society honored Wolfe on March 21, 2014, with a Distinguished Lifetime Award, the second award of its kind to be recognized in the association’s 70 years.
CAS grad lands internship at the Clinton Foundation [03.31.2014]University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Dominique Benjamin landed an internship at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation in New York City. Benjamin works for the foundation’s childhood obesity initiative, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
CAS student awarded Aylesworth Scholarship for second time[03.20.2014]The odds of being awarded a scholarship are often against applicants. Christy Foust, a doctoral student at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, is a remarkable exception.
CAS professor appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physics[03.31.2014]A professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics has been named as an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics.
ISLAC to host Panama Canal expert[03.15.2014]The current Bacardi Visiting Scholar from the University of Florida will be giving a lecture based on his research, Panama since the Turnover of the Canal: Successes and Failures at 3 p.m. on March 17 in the Grace Allen Room. The event is sponsored by the University of South Florida Institute for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Department of Psychology to host ‘Psychology Expo’[03.31.2014]The Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting its first Psychology Expo on April 4, 2014.
CAS Trail Blazers host lecture on ‘Sports an Politics’[03.07.2014]Modern science has revealed through research that it is very difficult to learn on an empty stomach.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida embraces this truth as they continue their 30-year-old tradition of feeding the minds and bodies of alumni and community leaders at its Trail Blazers lecture series.
CAS faculty and students to spearhead AAG annual meeting[03.31.2014]The Association of American Geographer’s esteemed annual meeting is coming to Tampa, Fla., from April 8-12, 2014. The University of South Florida also plans to be there on the forefront.
CAS professor receives National Institutes of Health grant[03.19.2014]A University of South Florida professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology has received another grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Rutgers University professor to give lecture on the study of dark matter at USF[03.19.2014]The University of South Florida Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host a lecture as a part of the ongoing R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series.
CAS professor awarded research fellowship[03.18.2014]An associate professor from the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a research fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation to reside in Mainz, Germany at the Leibniz Institute of European History.
CAS faculty utilize award-winning USF Visualization Center [03.18.2014]Several College of Arts and Sciences faculty are using the award-winning Advanced Visualization Center at the University of South Florida to incorporate cutting-edge technology into their curriculum. The Advanced Visualization Center (AVC) recently was awarded the People’s Choice Award from the National Science Foundation after competing in the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Holocaust survivor documentary to premiere at USF[03.17.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will host the Tampa premiere screening of “Behind the Wall” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the Marshall Student Center’s Oval Theater at the University of South Florida.
Honor student receives Critical Language Scholarship[03.17.2014]Hiram Rios, an Honors College junior double majoring in economics and international studies recently was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study intermediate-level Chinese in China for eight weeks this summer.
Zimmerman Advertising Program wins big at local Addy Awards [03.17.2014]Nine talented students from the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences were awarded gold and silver student Addy awards during the 2014 American Advertising Awards, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Tampa Bay.
College of Arts and Sciences senior receives Critical Language Scholarship[03.17.2014]Nia Jackson, a senior majoring in sociology, recently was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study advanced beginning Arabic in Tangier, Morocco for eight weeks this summer.
USF junior selected for the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award[03.7.2014]University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences chemistry junior Thiago Arzua has received the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award for his work on organic materials. Peter Zhang, Ph.D., nominated Arzua for the award, which came with a $250 prize.
CAS professor publishes book on ecological patterns[01.21.2014]A professor in the Department of Integrative Biology has published a book on ecological patterns.
CAS professor receives prestigious fellowship[03.05.2014]A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida received the American Philosophical Association’s Edinburgh Fellowship, which sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
CAS students to visit Nielsen’s Call Center[03.04.2014]Students from a University of South Florida media and politics class will get an exclusive tour of Nielsen’s Call Center at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 to see first-hand how the students’ work on the upcoming Sunshine State Survey is being prepared to be disseminated.
CAS professor wins 2014 Fred Riggs Award[2.21.2014]A professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida received the 2014 SICA Fred Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement in International and Comparative Public Administration.
Big data and writing studies merge at USF colloquium[3.1.2014]According to the Computer Sciences Corporation, by 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009. The interpretation and usage of large sets of data is soon to become an integral part of how we receive and process information. The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is ready to embrace this change. On Jan. 24, 2014, the Big Data and Writing Studies Colloquium took place in the Marshall Student Center at the USF Tampa campus.
Dean’s Student Leadership Society seeks new members[02.28.2014]The Dean’s Student Leadership Society is seeking more outstanding College of Art’s and Sciences undergraduate students to join its prestigious leadership organization. Information sessions hosted by adviser Michele Dye will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Both we be held in ISA 5020.
USF graduate accepted into world’s top-ranked Latin American Studies program[2.25.2014]University of South Florida graduate student Prisca Suárez was accepted into the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (ILLILAS) at the University of Texas in Austin, a Ph.D. program that is the top-ranked Latin American Studies program in the world.
USF Botanical Gardens to hold 25th annual Spring Plant Festival[2.24.2014]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host its 25th annual Spring Plant Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public and will be free to Botanical Gardens members and children under the age of 12. There will be a free children’s craft area. Parking at the Gardens is also free.
CAS professor wins competitive humanities fellowship[02.27.2014]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor has won a prestigious fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015).
CAS professor publishes “Songs for the Deaf”[02.27.2014]In the world of academia, the phrase “publish or perish” is symbolic for the longevity of many professors’ careers. At the University of South Florida, John Fleming is on the path to immortality.
CAS student lands internship at Univision affiliate[02.24.2014]Internships are highly coveted among college students. Each year, the competition grows as students spend countless hours searching and applying for internships. At the University of South Florida, Stephanie Becerra has defied the odds.
CAS students to collaborate on Sunshine State Survey[02.10.2014]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was visited by Nielsen representatives on Jan. 29 to collaborate on the upcoming Sunshine State Survey. Distinguished University Professor Susan MacManus’ Media and Politics is constructing five new questions for the Sunshine State Survey, which will be distributed this summer.
CAS to host “Monuments Men” author at Tampa Theatre[02.26.2014]There’s more to the true story of “The Monuments Men” than could fit in the popular movie and best-selling book of the same name. When the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences hosts author Robert Edsel on Feb. 27, he will help complete the story by answering questions from the audience following his slide show and talk on the historic WWII treasure hunt.
CAS professor awarded NSF CAREER Award[2.20.2014]A University of South Florida assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
CAS professor leads NIH grant project[2.21.2014]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor in the Department of Chemistry is part of a team of researchers who received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
CAS professor receives third NIH award of the academic year[2.22.2014]A professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida has earned another award form the National Institutes of Health.
CAS Student receives Scoville Fellowship[2.23.2014]A University of South Florida alumna, Lianet Vazquez, has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship. She will be the first USF student to join the fellowship that will allow her to work with organizations in Washington, D.C., that specialize in international security, relations and politics this spring.
National Humanities Medal winner to visit USF[02.19.2014]In her long and illustrious career, scholar Jacquelyn Dowd Hall has documented the lives of those whose voices were absent from traditional histories -- from the life stories of laid-off Southern textile workers, to the experiences of white female activists and African American civil rights leaders. Hall will be at USF Feb. 24-28 as the USF Humanities Institute’s first spring Scholar-in-Residence.
Conference to focus on Black life in America[02.18.2014]A national conference, “Race and Place: Cultural Landscapes of Black Life in America,” sponsored by the USF Institute on Black Life will be held at USF Tampa Feb. 19-21.
Citizenship Initiative to host ‘modern warfare’ conference[02.18.2014]The Citizenship Initiative at University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting an impressive conference Feb. 18-19. “Modern Warfare’s Complexity and the Human Dimension: Implications for Policymakers, Warfighters, NGOs and the Private Sector” will feature an exciting lineup of presenters.
USF to host "master of alternate history" writer[02.14.2014]What might have happened if the Confederacy had won the Civil War? Or if aliens had invaded the earth during World War II? Speculation about such possibilities is the stuff of the science fiction genre known as “alternate history;” the University of South Florida Humanities Institute welcomes a writer hailed as the master of the genre -- Harry Turtledove. Turtledove will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the TECO room on the USF Tampa campus.
Professor awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant[02.13.2014]Marty Gould, associate professor of English at the University South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $112,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to direct a four-week summer seminar for K-12 schoolteachers at the University of California, Santa Cruz in July 2014.
Research Agenda for Urban Sustainable Food Policy Research Group[2.13.2014]The Urban Sustainable Food Policy Research Group (USFPRG) will be presenting their research agenda and initial findings from their first project, Urban Agriculture Policies in the Tampa Bay Region: Sovereignty, Sustainability and the Sacred, at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens.
CAS study: Childhood depression may lead to heart disease[02.03.2014]Children with depression are more likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive, and can show the effects of heart disease as early as their teen years, according to a newly published study by University of South Florida Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Rottenberg.
CAS alumnus develops mobile app[01.30.2014]Most graduates do not linger on campus for long after graduating. Many alumni start internships, begin a career, or pursue graduate school.
School of Public Affairs to run the influential Sunshine State Survey[01.29.2014]Beginning this year, the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs is spearheading the Sunshine State Survey, the most anticipated annual survey of Floridians on a wide range of economic, social, and political issues facing one of the nation’s largest, most diverse and highly competitive states.
CAS researchers find additional bodies at Dozier School for Boys[01.28.2014]Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences have located and excavated the remains of 55 people in a graveyard at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys -- five more bodies than previous fieldwork had indicated might be there and 24 more burials than official records indicate should be there.
USF graduate accepted into spring 2014 internship at Cannes Festival [01.24.2014]Shelly Dulman, a 2013 communication graduate from the University of South Florida, was accepted into The Internship Experience component of the spring 2014 Creative Minds in Cannes Film Festival Program.
USF anthropologists help solve murder[01.23.2014]Sumter County Sheriff’s detectives credit a facial reconstruction sketch drawn by University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle as the key piece of evidence in solving a murder case from last year.
USF science club successfully launches rocket into the sky[01.21.2014]The University of South Florida is home to several different kinds of students: future doctors, athletes, leaders, scholars and even rocket scientists. USF’s Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR) launched its first rocket, BULL-istic I, on Dec. 21, 2013 at The Varn Ranch in Plant City, Fla. ¬The excited students screamed and celebrated as the rocket reached 5,936 feet, disappearing above the clouds.
Professor chosen for research program in South Africa[01.21.2014]A professor at the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology was appointed as a research fellow at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa.
Citizenship Initiative makes impressive hire[01.20.2014]Retired Army Col. Derek Harvey, an internationally renowned analyst of social, cultural, political and conflict issues, has joined the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Citizenship Initiative (CI) as Professor of Practice and Director of Research and Strategy.
3 CAS professors named AAAS Fellows[01.20.2014]Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members at the University of South Florida in Tampa were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2013. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. In total, USF had six faculty members awarded this distinction in 2013.
USF geoscientist names two new Pterosaur species [01.10.2014]University of South Florida geoscientist Brian Andres, Ph.D. has named two new species of pterosaurs from his home state of Texas in the journal Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, published online last fall.
Transfer student thrives at USF[01.07.2014]Looking right at home sitting on a news set before a pair of television cameras and having been to the Cannes Film Festival and back, one would guess senior Wey Lin is an old media pro.
USF Veteran Services helps student reach goals[12.14.2013]Graduating Senior Christian Quintero didn’t give himself any time to transition from the military to USF -- literally. He was discharged, received his DD214 papers and jumped into a car. Within 14 hours of leaving the Navy he was on campus ready to start classes.
Alumnus lands advertising job in London[12.13.2013]The University of South Florida’s Shadarne Meghie, a mass communications alumnus with a concentration in advertising, has done what many USF graduates hope to do: find a job within three months of graduation. But Meghie has gone beyond just that. He landed a job with Ogilvy, an international advertising agency, in its London office.
Physics researchers awarded DOE grant[12.17.2013]University of South Florida researchers Hari Srikanth, Ph.D. and Manh-Huong Phan, Ph.D. received a three-year $420,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy (DoE) to study ground state magnetism and cooperative phenomena in correlated electron oxide materials. The grant will support a graduate student and postdoctoral scholar for the duration of the project, and increase national visibility of the USF Department of Physics.
Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards[12.08.2013]Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in December. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.
English professor’s latest book released[12.06.2013]A University of South Florida English professor’s new book examines the writings of Lady Anne Bacon Drury (1572-1624), who was the granddaughter and niece of two of England's Lord Keepers of the Great Seal, Sir Nicholas Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon.
English professor recognized for scholarly excellence[12.05.2013]A University of South Florida creative writing professor was one of 11 faculty members honored by USF for oustanding scholarship and research.
USF to host NYT Best-Selling Author of "Proof of Heaven"[12.03.2013]By telling the story of his near-death experience, Dr. Eben Alexander III’s book, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” became a New York Times best-seller. The controversial claims have led him to being interviewed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and Larry King.
History professor to speak in Europe about recent book[11.22.2013]One of the University of South Florida’s history professors, Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, is attracting worldwide attention because of his recent book “Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915.” He has been awarded a Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. Book Prize (Honorable Mention) in 2010, and is planning his trip to Europe to give lectures on his publication.
USF researchers show invasive sparrows immune cells sharpen as they spread[11.20.2013]When invasive species move into new areas, they often lose their natural enemies, including the microbes that make them sick. But new research from evolutionary biologists at the University of South Florida has found that adjustments in the immune system may help house sparrows, one of the world’s most common bird species, thrive in new areas.
New USF professor receives WIDER grant[10.18.2013]New University of South Florida researcher Luanna Prevost recently received a National Science Foundation Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) grant for $55,000 to study how linguistic software can be used to help faculty assess and improve student learning in biology courses.
IB professor receives NSF grant, invitation to speak in India[10.16.2013]University of South Florida researcher Kathleen Scott has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, together with Peter Girguis from Harvard University. USF was awarded $320,000 from the grant.
Join the “Selfie Stampede” [11.18.2013]Students, ready your camera phones. Beginning this week, the College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting a new contest, the Selfie Stampede.
Associate professor at USF to attend NASA/NSF workshop[11.15.2013]Associate professor Lynn (Marty) Martin from the Department of Integrative Biology has been invited to participate in a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/National Science Foundation (NSF)workshop on acute and chronic stress Dec. 5-6 in Arlington, Va.
Deadline approaching for Dean's Office Internship Program[11.21.2013]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming spring semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus during Dec. 4-12.
USF graduate succeeds after CAS internships[11.12.2013]Jonathan Meadows is a University of South Florida graduate using his experience with the College of Arts and Sciences Legislative and Tallahassee Internship Programs (LIP and TIP) in New York City.
Rangel Fellowship information sessions[11.05.2013]Patricia Scroggs, director of the Rangel Fellowship, will host an information session for the Rangel and Payne International Affairs programs at the University of South Florida Tampa campus.
CAS professor uses research grant to analyze engineering education[10.31.2013]A professor at the University of South Florida is using a research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program to assess high school and community college students.
CAS professors receive SOL Award[10.28.2013]Two professors at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences received the SOL (Status of Latinos) Faculty Award as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
USF Oktoberfest chooses research poster winners[10.28.2013]Oktoberfest, the University of South Florida’s research showcase sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences has chosen the winners of the research poster contest.
CAS professor awarded for work in Latin American history [10.25.2013]A University of South Florida professor in the Department of History was awarded the USF Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award.
USF professor develops way to solve pollution problem at local beach[10.25.2013]High levels of pollution hit the shores of Ben T. Davis Beach earlier this year and University of South Florida Professor Valerie (Jody) Harwood from the Department of Integrative Biology was asked to solve the problem. Thanks to microbial source tracking, which Harwood helped develop, she was able to find the source of pollution: a submerged, broken sewer pipe.
Award-winning radio host and USF alumnus Larry Flegle shares experience and advice[10.25.2013]University of South Florida alumnus Larry Flegle, Ph.D. received the 2013 DJ of the Year Award from the Gospel Music Express Showcase Saturday, Oct. 5 in Ringgold, Ga. His radio show, Cowboy Gospel NETradio, is a 24/7 internet radio station dedicated to playing southern gospel music.
Early-life exposure to herbicide increases frog mortality from fungal disease[10.23.2013]The combination of the herbicide atrazine and a fungal disease is particularly deadly to frogs, shows new research from a University of South Florida laboratory, which has been investigating the global demise of amphibian populations.
USF hosts discussion about award winning author Norman Mailer[10.23.2013]Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer Norman Mailer authorized his friend and long-time archivist J. Michael Lennon to chronicle his life and the much anticipated result, “Norman Mailer: A Double Life,” has finally arrived.
USF Botanical Gardens to offer Eco Printing Workshop [10.23.2013]During Nov. 2-3, the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is having a special “Eco Printing Workshop.” The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Gardens Conservatory.
3D printing brings ancient history right to the classroom[10.18.2013]The future of studying ancient history is now only a 3D print away.
Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence spends week at USF [10.22.2013]Accolades are nothing new for writer Caryl Phillips and so it is little wonder that rave reviews are in for his week as the University of South Florida Humanities Institute’s Fall Distinguished-Scholar-in-Residence.
USF CRED program to honor graduates[10.18.2013]The Community Real Estate Development (CRED) program at the University of South Florida will be holding a reception for program graduates from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Ella at Encore Senior Residential Complex.
CAS to host State Department internship information session[10.18.2013]Students who are interested in the U.S. State Department internships should attend the information session at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 in ISA 5020.
Follow the yellow brick road to graduation[10.18.2013]During Oct. 21-25, College of Arts and Sciences seniors who are graduating this semester are encouraged to leave their mark in the Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Office in BEH 201.
Student organization renamed in honor of USF alumnus[10.10.2013]The ICMA Student Chapter, housed within the University of South Florida's School of Public Affairs and the first ICMA Student Chapter established in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce that its student chapter has been renamed as the Robert R. Green ICMA Student Chapter at the University of South Florida in honor of Robert “Bobby” Green's dedication to the advancement of students' awareness of the value of public service and benefits of pursing careers in local government.
Professor honored at World Science Fiction Convention[10.10.2013]A University of South Florida professor won a prestigious award at the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention.
USF Botanical Gardens hosts annual honey tasting event[10.10.2013]The USF Botanical Gardens presented dozens of exotic honey flavors at the Fourth Annual Taste of Honey event on Saturday, Sept. 28.
USF Botanical Gardens to showcase aesthetic side of sustainability with “upcycled” art[10.08.2013]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Science Collaboration for Global Solutions Partnership will soon showcase some unique pieces of artwork made with “upcycled” materials. Upcycled materials—unlike recycled materials—are not broken down and remade into new products, but are repurposed for new and further uses.
Former White House adviser on weapons of mass destruction to discuss Syria and Iran at USF[10.08.2013]Gary Samore, who served as President Barack Obama’s coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, proliferation, and terrorism, will discuss the crisis in Syria, America’s shifting relationship with Iran and the ongoing issues of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East in a conversation at USF’s Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Humanities Institute to host Caryl Phillips[10.07.2013]The University of South Florida Humanities Institute welcomes our Fall Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence - novelist, essayist and playwright Caryl Phillips. Often described as one of the premier “Black Atlantic” writers, he will be in residency for the week of Oct. 14.
Beekeeping course schedule has been changed[10.07.2013]The beekeeping University of South Florida course that begins this November has had some alterations to the schedule. the first class, “Meet the Bees: Basics of Bees and Beekeeping,” will take place on Nov. 16.
USF Professor receives DOE grant[10.07.2013]University of South Florida Associate Professor Marc Karver has been granted $306,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This 3-year award is for his research entitled, “The University of South Florida Collaborative Suicide Prevention Project.”
New class aims to prepare students for life after graduation[09.26.2013]Assistant Professor Jason Zalinger knew that he wanted to mentor his students so they could prepare for life after graduation. So, he spent the summer brainstorming ways to improve the confidence and direction of University of South Florida communication majors so that they feel confident moving forward into the next chapter of their lives.
Leadership society application deadline approaching[09.24.2013]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is recruiting outstanding students for its new Dean’s Student Leadership Society. Application packets are due Monday, Sept. 30 by 5 p.m. to CPR 107.
Communication professor takes fresh approach to create Holocaust documentary[09.12.2013]Jerry Rawicki, 86, left his hometown of Treblinka, Poland when he was 14 years old, after fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and losing his mother and sister to the gas chamber in a concentration camp.
USF researcher published in July for research that shows birds have cognitive ability[09.11.2013]University of South Florida research shows birds can use tools, solve problems and plan for the future.
CAS professor to serve on National Research Council Committee [09.06.13]A University of South Florida professor is continuing to serve on the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives.
USF to host an evening with the Lacks Family[09.09.13]“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot is a book about Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 and used to develop some of the most revolutionary advances in modern medicine.
Advanced Visualization Center hosts open house[09.06.13]The Advanced Visualization Center at the University of South Florida held an open house on Aug. 29.
Professor partners with Swedish University on software project[09.10.13]The Department of English’s Composition Program at the University of South Florida has collaborated with Sweden’s Malmö University on an exciting new venture.
USF Botanical Garden Plant Shop to host Gesneriad Celebration [09.09.13]University of South Florida Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host the special one-day Gesneriad Celebration Saturday, Sept.14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CAS seeking outstanding students for new leadership society[09.05.2013]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is recruiting outstanding students for its new Dean’s Student Leadership Society. Students can come learn more about this exciting organization at either information session on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon, both in ISA 5020.
Seventh annual Oktoberfest calls for more posters[09.05.2013]The seventh annual Oktoberfest takes place on Oct. 25, 2013, and is in need of more poster submissions from individuals or departments. Oktoberfest is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and USF Club to promote research and scholarly excellence.
USF professor receives DOE grant[09.04.2013]Professor Hariharan Srikanth has received a $402,000 grant from the Department of Energy for the project, “Magnetization dynamics and cooperative phenomena in correlated materials.” Srikanth will be joined by Manh-Huong Phan, Ph.D., to co-direct the research for this project.
CAS researchers uncover burials at Boot Hill[09.04.2013]Boot Hill Cemetery is giving up its secrets.
U.S. Justice Department awards USF researchers grant for Dozier School project[08.28.2013]The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice has announced a $423,528 grant award to the University of South Florida to assist in the investigation of missing and unidentified children who died under unexplained circumstances and buried in unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla.
Grad student testing out Google Glass[08.28.2013]Yes, that guy over there is talking to his glasses -- or rather to his Google Glass -- the tiny square floating out in front of his glasses.
Dean to host ice cream social for CAS students[08.26.2013]Join Dean Eisenberg Wednesday Aug. 28 from 3-5 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building lobby for a free ice cream and learn about fun, upcoming events hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.
CMMB faculty publishes new findings in PNAS[08.26.2013]The Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Professor Sameer Varma and his collaborators in Germany published their findings on the “hydrophilic” character of methyl groups on Aug. 5, 2013, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their case studies of potassium channels provide a paradigm shift in the understanding of the role of methyl groups in biology.
Physics professor receives DOE grant[08.12.2013]Physics Associate Professor Inna Ponomareva received a $405,000 grant from the Department of Energy to study, “Complex (anti)ferroic oxidies: statistics and dynamics at finite temperatures.”
Professor inspires documentary[08.12.2013]Inspired by the novel “From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne, a young Manoug Manougian set out to form the first STEM program (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the Middle East.
Botanical Gardens to host annual cactus, succulent sale[08.20.2013]The Central Florida Cactus and Succulent Society will hold its 19th Annual Show and Sale at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31.
Professor co-authors paper on freshwater contamination[08.01.2013]A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor recently co-authored a paper comparing the use of human viruses and bacteriophages as markers of sewage waste contamination of freshwater.
Professor awarded NSF grant to study disease resistance[08.01.2013]Two University of South Florida professors were awarded a four-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation research grant to study the effects of stress hormones on disease resistance, tolerance and transmission.
USF Botanical Gardens to host annual Bromeliad BASH[07.24.2013]The University of South Florida’ Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host Bromeliad BASH from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2013 at the garden’s plant shop.
USF Botanical Gardens to host 4th annual honey tasting event[07.31.2013]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Fourth Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Sept. 28. From 1-3 p.m., visitors will be able to taste more than 100 honeys from all over the world and participate in beekeeping workshops.
Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards[07.29.2013]Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in August. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.
CAS professor appointed to National Research Council Committee[07.23.2013]A University of South Florida professor has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council Committee on Coastal Risk Reduction.
CAS professor elected president of SSSI[07.22.2013]The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has elected Maggie Kusenbach, Ph.D. to be their new president.
Students study reef ecology in Curacao[07.17.2013]This past May, the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology took a step toward teaching students in a more experiential way. Eight students from the Coral Reef Ecology course opted for a 1-credit field course, which gave them the opportunity to travel to Curacao at the end of the spring semester to perform hands-on research.
CAS professor publishes series on water pollution[07.16.2013]A University of South Florida biology professor recently published a series of papers on the subject of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB), detecting sources of fecal pollution, and the response of contaminating bacteria to natural forces such as other microorganisms and sunlight that would clean the contaminating bacteria from the environment.
USF Botanical Gardens holds annual Tropical Plant Fair [06.23.2013]The USF Botanical Gardens is having its 15th Annual Tropical Plant Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14. Admission is $5. Garden members and children under 12-years-old are admitted free. Parking is free.
Caribbean coral brings USF students to Curacao[07.02.2013]This past May, the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology took a step toward teaching students in a more experiential way. Eight students from the Coral Reef Ecology course opted for a 1-credit field course, which gave them the opportunity to travel to Curacao at the end of the spring semester to perform hands-on research.
CAS professor wins mentoring award[07.01.2013]Distinguished University Professor Paul Spector, from the University of South Florida’s psychology department has won the Thomas A. Mohoney Mentoring Award from the Academy of Management, an independent organization devoted to education in business management. The award is given to those who have demonstrated their commitment to working with Ph.D. students.
IB faculty publish in prestigious journal[06.17.2013]The University of South Florida’s Integrative Biology faculty members Earl McCoy and Henry Mushinsky co-authored a study on habitat selection of the Florida gopher tortoise with Katherine Basiotis from the Wildlife Habitat and Kevin Connor from H. W. Lochner, Inc.
History professor wins book award [05.21.2013]Frances Ramos, assistant professor in the Department of History, has won the Michael C. Meyer Award for her recent book “Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla.”
USF, ICMA form Florida’s first ICMA student chapter[06.03.2013]The University of South Florida’s School of Public Affairs, in cooperation with the International City/County Management Association, has established the first ICMA student chapter in the state of Florida.
Student interest in Arabic leads to scholarship[05.31.2013]For Sarah Sharfstein, a sophomore double majoring in anthropology and communication, it started with an interest in people and culture.
CAS student interest in science leads to scholarship[05.31.2013]It started in high school when University of South Florida student Christie Campla became interested in biology. Her desire for research has earned the fifth-year senior many scholarships such as USF Holcombe First Generation in College, USF Honors College Discovery Research, Barry M. Goldwater and now, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oxford Cambridge scholarship.
Students to virtually map USF Tampa campus[05.24.2013]Scientists from the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, or AIST, are shifting their focus and are now working on an extensive project virtually mapping the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida.
Two USF students participate in Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference[05.22.2013]To be chosen to attend the annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) is a unique honor with lasting impact. The two students who represented the University of South Florida this year, Lianet Vazquez and Stephanie Germeroth, recognize the value all the more as they continue to reflect on their three-day immersion in some of the world’s most pressing political matters and contact with renowned experts. There’s nothing else quite like it.
Registration now open for Summer Grant Writing Workshops[05.23.2013]The 2013 USF Summer Grant Writing Workshops has been re-designed and enhanced to deliver grant writing workshops, each offered in a two-day format and is focused on the funding opportunity. These workshops target specific grant opportunities that are prestigious, raise the profile of the university, and speak specifically to the faculty strengths at the University of South Florida.
CAS student receives prestigious place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK[05.14.2013]Shelby Thomas, a student from the University of South Florida has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities in Wales on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Lazaro Silva of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying international law at the University of Exeter. Silva is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Zachary Tomlinson of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Rabat, Morocco during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying the Arabic language and doing community service with SIT Study Abroad. Tomlinson is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship, and one of just 100 students to receive the Critical Need Language Award from Gilman for the 2012-2013 academic year.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Tamara Sine of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Moscow, Russia during the Summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Russian language and culture with the USF in Russia program as well as doing independent research in music education. Sine is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Camille Mourant of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Florianopolis, Brazil during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying sustainability with the University Studies Abroad Consortium. Mourant is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Grace Jean-Pierre of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Spanish language and Argentine literature with the USF Imagining Argentina program. Jean-Pierre is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.17.2013]Monica Velasco of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Mandarin and Chinese culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 1 program. Velasco is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
CAS student receives prestigious place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK[05.14.2013]Andrew Krajewski from the University of South Florida has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Queen’s University Belfast on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship program operating worldwide.
USF student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship [05.10.2013]Clifton Garrison of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad and intern in China during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying Chinese language and culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 2 program and is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.
SMC holds annual Honors and Awards Banquet[05.17.2013]More than $86,000 in scholarships were awarded this year to mass communications students by non-university organizations and individuals during the School of Mass Communications annual Honors and Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, April 25, at the Busch Gardens Colony House. The School also recognized retiring faculty and outstanding alumni for their hard work and contributions.
CAS student receives Fulbright Award[05.09.2013]Shahnaz Rashid of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant to Bangladesh. The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsor the Fulbright ETA program. The Fulbright grant will cover the costs of round-trip transportation to Bangladesh and maintenance for the academic year.
CAS student receives Boren Scholarship[05.08.2013]Shaza Hussein of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to fund her study of Arabic abroad in Oman during summer 2013. Hussein is one of only 161 U.S. citizens who will study abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship will cover the costs of round trip transportation to Oman and maintenance for the summer 2013.
Online MPA Degree to launch in August[05.07.2013]For people who are experienced in the public service or nonprofit worlds and want to advance in their careers, the University of South Florida is launching an Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Classes start this August. The deadline for applications is July 15.
USF student receives admission to top physics program[04.25.2013]University of South Florida physics major Ramon Alejandro Ruiz is headed off to California this summer to pursue his doctorate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, one of top physics programs around.
USF student to bike for veterans[05.08.2013]Kiersten Downs is a veteran, activist and athlete and her passion for encouraging and inspiring fellow student veterans is a powerful force in her next mission: pedaling her road bike across the country, from San Francisco to Washington D.C., in a momentous effort to support the veteran transition from military to university life.
CAS student receives two prestigious scholarships[05.08.2013]Hiram Rios of the University of South Florida has been awarded both a Boren Scholarship and a Gilman Scholarship to fund his study of Mandarin Chinese abroad in China during summer 2013. Hiram is one of just 700 students who received a Gilman Scholarship for summer and one of only 161 U.S. citizens who will study abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Boren Scholarship. The Boren and Gilman Scholarships will cover the costs of round trip transportation to China and maintenance for the summer 2013.
History student receives Fulbright Award[05.09.2013]Brittany Vosler of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to continue her doctoral dissertation research at the University of the West Indies -- Cave Hill in Barbados. Vosler is one of only two students to receive a full grant to Barbados under the Fulbright program this year.
CAS student receives finalist status for Presidential Management Fellowship [05.07.2013]Lizette Howard of the University of South Florida has been selected as a Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist. Sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the PMF Program recruits outstanding graduate students for leadership and development in federal government. It provides leadership training, job rotations and the potential for accelerated promotions. Fellows in the program receive full Federal employee salary and benefits.
Chemistry professor named Distinguished University Professor[05.06.2013]Michael J. Zaworotko, Ph.D., who has been named one of this year’s Distinguished University Professors (DUP). DUP is an honor given to individuals exhibiting an outstanding scholarly record while making significant contributions to USF and his or her profession.
Win prizes for decorating your graduation cap[04.29.2013]Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in May. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.
Poetry contest on Twitter ends April 30[04.23.2013]Are you a poet and you know it? Enter the College of Arts and Sciences’ Haiku Contest in honor of poetry month.
Deadline approaching for Dean's Office Internship Program[04.15.2013]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 19 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus sometime between April 25-May 3.
Ghanaian/British philosopher to discuss cosmopolitanism[04.17.2013]Postmodern theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D. will deliver the next lecture in the Frontier Forum series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Patel Center (CGS) Auditorium.
Dean's Annual Report[04.15.2013]Dean Eric Eisenberg released the College of Arts and Sciences Annual Report on Monday.
USF researchers publish findings in Biology Letters[04.15.2013]Andrea Liebl and Lynn (Marty) Martin’s research was published in the journal Biology Letters. In the newly released paper, the authors measured hippocampal mRNA expression of glucocorticoid receptors in eight house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations varying in age.
Miller wins two Mark of Excellence awards[04.09.2013]Most students who enter into a competition hope to win an award or even place, but for Christina Miller the possibility of winning two first-place awards never crossed her mind. The 21-year-old mass communications senior was surprised she placed in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition. Her stories, “Bowling in the 21st Century” and “Twice Read: A Story About Letters,” won first place for Online Sports Reporting and Online Feature Writing, respectively.
USF partners with Colloquy to support new Online Master of Public Administration degree[04.04.2013]The University of South Florida is proud to announce a new partnership with Colloquy, a division of Kaplan, Inc. and The Washington Post, to support its new Online Master of Public Administration degree. The new program will launch in August 2013 and will be managed in collaboration between USF's University College and the School of Public Affairs within the College of Arts and Sciences.
USF student receives Fulbright award to study law in Liverpool[04.10.2013]Joanna Rozpedowski of the University of South Florida received a Fulbright Study Grant to study law at the University of Liverpool School of Law in Liverpool, England. Rozpedowski is one of 46 students to study under the Fulbright program in the United Kingdom this year.
USF student selected as regional finalist for White House fellowship[04.10.2013]University of South Florida student Terry-René Brown was selected as a regional finalist in the White House Fellows Program for leadership and public service. Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, and is also a graduate teaching assistant for Biology II lab.
French government to honor USF professor[04.08.2013]University of South Florida Professor of French Literature Christine McCall Probes will be recognized by the French government with the l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques award at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10 at the CGS Auditorium at the Patel Center for Global Solutions.
Distinguished poet visits USF[04.03.2013]Poetry fans were poised for a rare treat Tuesday evening. Jorie Graham, one of America’s premiere poets would read from her latest work and autograph their books. To a hushed and appreciative audience Graham delivered selections from her critically acclaimed PLACE accentuating her words and phrases with graceful yet emphatic hand gestures -- the urgency in her voice conveying the gentle command to pay attention to the details in her stream of imagery. She transported her listeners into as many emotions and time periods as geographic places and left them deeply moved.
Sen. Nelson tours Dozier site[03.28.2013]During a visit Wednesday to the shuttered Dozier School for Boys, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson praised the work of University of South Florida researchers who are trying to find answers to some of the questions surrounding the deaths of children at the school. More than a dozen reporters and state officials gathered near rusted crosses at the Boot Hill cemetery to see first hand what the report issued by USF researchers confirms.
USF’s IB professor to speak at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology [04.02.2013]University of South Florida’s Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology Gordon Fox, Ph.D., has been invited to be a speaker at the 14th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 19-24, 2013. He will be presenting on "Demographic heterogeneity, phenotypic correlation structure and natural selection.”
CAS Dean's Office to host internship information session[04.02.2013]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is now recruiting for new interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. There will be two separate information sessions. The first session will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in ISA 5020 and the other will be at noon on April 3 in ISA 5020. Interested students should attend only one session.
USF to host second Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Jorie Graham[03.28.2013]The University of South Florida Humanities Institute welcomes its second Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence for the first week of April -- Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham. Graham will lead off the Humanities Institute’s month-long celebration of National Poetry Month.
School of Information to hold lecture on library careers[03.28.2013]The University of South Florida School of Information will host a lecture entitled “Practical Pathways in Library Land: Making the Transition from the Classroom to Careers in Cultural Heritage Institutions” at 4 p.m. on April 12, 2013 in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room at USF St. Petersburg.
Aranda named top 20 Hispanic professor in Florida[03.28.2013]For University of South Florida Associate Professor Elizabeth Aranda, teaching has been her passion. Since her days at the University of Florida where she started teaching as a grad student, Aranda has always wanted to inform people about inequality. That passion has led her to being named one of the top 20 Hispanic Professors in Florida by Online Schools Florida. The list honors professors who were awarded for their excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or the community, which Aranda won an award for “Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching” in 2012.
USF faculty publish work in Journal of Herpetology[03.25.2013]Three faculty members from the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology recently published work in the Journal of Herpetology. Stacy Heath, Aaron Schrey, Henry Mushinsky and Earl McCoy all contributed to the paper titled, "Contrasting Genetic Differentiation of a Poorly Dispersing Lizard in Connected and Fragmented Scrub Habitats."
USF IB faculty publish work in the journal Fire Ecology[03.25.2013]Faculty from the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology Earl McCoy and Henry Mushinsky and co-authors Joseph Styga and Carol Rizkalla recently published an article in the journal Fire Ecology.
Spanish Fair 2013 highlights Hispanic, Latino culture[03.18.2013]The University of South Florida Department of World Languages is hosting the sixth annual Spanish Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 19, 2013 in the USF College of Education TECO Room.
Insta-Madness Bracket Challenge begins Monday[03.18.2013]What happens if you cross Instagram with March Madness? Why, Insta-Madness of course! We’ve got a bracket challenge that’s open to all University of South Florida students, faculty, staff and alumni.
CMMB student receives prestigious scholarship[03.15.2013]Kenyaria Noble is committed to medical research, and her hard work and dedication is being recognized in the form of a prestigious scholarship. The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences junior is one of 15 students nationwide to receive a $30,000 United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Science Initiative Scholarship to support her research studying the basic mechanisms of aging and aging-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.
Paola Gianturco to speak at USF Grandmother Power[03.06.2013]The University of South Florida’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in conjunction with the Women’s Status Committee will welcome acclaimed photojournalist and activist Paola Gianturco to lecture on her fifth book: “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.” The event will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the Gibbons Alumni Center.
USF professor earns membership with the Institute[03.07.2013]University of South Florida Associate Professor Colin Heydt of the Department of Philosophy has earned a membership with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., for the 2013-14 academic year. His tenure there will be funded by the Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Physics professor selected for research fellowship[03.07.2013]University of South Florida Assistant Professor Jiangfeng Zhou of the Department of Physics has been selected for the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He will be joining 125 researchers from different universities, 23 that are coming from the physics department across North America.
ESP to lead study abroad program in United Kingdom[03.07.2013]Jennifer Collins, associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning, will lead a two-week study abroad excursion in England this summer. Collins encourages all students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities during college.
Levy explores Ferry Farm, writes a book about Washington[02.14.2013]It started with an archeological trip in 2001 when University of South Florida Associate Professor Philip Levy traveled to Fredericksburg, Va., to learn about George Washington’s Ferry Farm, the late president’s childhood home. Working with his long-time collaborator David Muraca, director of archeology at the George Washington Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation that owns the Stafford County, Va., site, the two researched the site’s history and archaeology.
CAS faculty and alumni to speak at TedxUSF[02.22.2013]TedxUSF, an independently organized TED event, will be coming to the University of South Florida on Friday, Feb. 22. The event, titled “On the Edge of the Future,” will showcase various guest speakers who will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the local community.
How to get your question answered at the Helen Fisher event[02.19.2013]On Feb. 21 USF will be hosting Helen Fisher, Ph.D., at the MSC Oval Theater to talk about “Gender Differences in the Brain” and her latest book “Why Him? Why Her?” After the lecture there will be a Q&A session moderated by Dean Eric Eisenberg.
Visiting scholar to lecture about the history of white people at USF[02.19.2013]One of the nation’s top historians, Nell Irvin Painter, Ph.D., asks a provocative question -- Can a black scholar write about white people? Painter’s lecture will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Patel Center for Global Solutions Auditorium (CGS), followed by a wine-and-cheese reception. This will be Painter’s first talk she will offer as the Humanities Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.
USF to host lecture about gender differences in the brain[02.12.2013]Why can’t a man be more like a woman? Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Helen E. Fisher, Ph.D., a biological anthropologist and human behavior researcher, will be at the University of South Florida to answer these questions. Fisher will give a lecture entitled “Gender Differences in the Brain” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the MSC Oval Theater.
Scholar to discuss "When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews"[02.11.2013]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the USF Humanities Institute, the Departments of Religious Studies and History, and the Tampa Jewish Book Festival, will present the fourth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews” will be presented by Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Traditions Hall in The Gibbons Alumni Center.
CAS seeking picture-perfect images of campus[02.07.2013]The College of Arts and Sciences wants to see campus through the eyes of its students. Photograph your favorite spot on campus and enter it into the College’s inaugural photo contest. The contest will begin on Monday, Feb. 11 and will end Feb. 22. The winners of the contest will receive USF Bulls swag, including a Keep Calm and Go Bulls poster.
Darwin Day speaker to address evolutionary roots of altruism[02.07.2013]Ground squirrels stand upright and squeal to warn others of predators, even though it puts them at risk. Humans risk their own lives and safety to save others. Such altruistic behaviors have long fascinated scientists like Lee Dugatkin, who ponders the evolutionary roots of caring -- perhaps fittingly on St. Valentine’s Day!
At 6 p.m. on Feb. 14, in the TECO Room in the Education building, Dugatkin will address “The Evolution of Altruism: From Darwin to Today.”
Outstanding CAS faculty members recognized [01.23.2013]The University of South Florida will honor 25 outstanding faculty members for their recent professional recognitions by many of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations with a dinner and formal award ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. in Lifsey House on the USF campus. Of the 25 honorees, 10 faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences will be been recognized.
USF history professor receives “Best New Journal” award[02.04.2013]Brian Connolly, a history professor at the University of South Florida, is one of six editors of “History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History,” a journal awarded the title “Best New Journal” by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award was presented at the 2013 meeting of the Modern Language Association, and Connolly said receiving the award was both exciting and gratifying.
USF research at closed school praised[02.01.2013]U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is supporting the work of University of South Florida researchers to locate and identify gravesites at a closed reform school in Florida’s Panhandle. On Friday, Nelson was briefed on the project by Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist at USF and one of the lead researchers on the project examining burial sites at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Nelson had asked Gov. Rick Scott to grant the researchers’ request to remain on the state-owned land until their work is concluded.
USF professor making strides in cancer research[12.18.2012]At the University of South Florida, one of the top research universities in the country, important work is being done on mutations in the BLM gene, which lead to a disorder called Bloom Syndrome.
USF to host international expert on “Arab Spring” [01.24.2013]From its beginnings at the end of 2010, the “Arab Spring” has inspired both hopes and fears about dramatic social change throughout the Middle East. The USF Humanities Institute will host Tamara Sonn, Ph.D., to speak at the college. The lecture will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the auditorium at the Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS), with a reception and book signing to follow.
Post-Election Analysis[01.22.2013]University of South Florida Distinguished Professor of Political Science Susan MacManus’ take on the 2012 election and its impact on future campaigns is a featured chapter in one of the first new books analyzing the contentious election, Barack Obama and the New America: The 2012 Election and the Changing Face of Politics.
Bridging the Immigration Divide[01.22.2013]An anthropology research project leads to a book, a website and a job for a recent USF graduate. Recent immigrants and people descended from earlier immigrants -- whether voluntary or forced -- often eye each other warily, sometimes finding them at odds.
“Outlaw Novelist” James Carlos Blake returns to USF[01.15.2013]James Carlos Blake, author of many acclaimed novels, essays and short stories is returning to USF on Wednesday, Jan. 23, when he will speak at a public event and receive the USF Distinguished Humanities Alumnus Award. The event and award presentation will be in Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA) Campus View Room, 7th Floor, starting at 6 p.m.
Kudos for new "Mailer Review"[01.04.2013]When “Vanity Fair” columnist James Wolcott described the latest issue of “The Mailer Review” as, “No dry academic exercise in critical analysis and placement, The Mailer Journal is rich in its variety of styles and approaches…,” Phillip Sipiora felt he had fulfilled his mission as editor.
14 USF students receive CMMB awards[12.18.2012]On Friday, Dec. 14, the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) held an award ceremony recognizing their outstanding graduates.
USF researchers tracking deadly fungus[12.18.2012]New research from University of South Florida biologists has found the deadly chytrid fungus, which is implicated in the decline of frog populations worldwide and was thought to only infect amphibians, can also infect crayfish. The research from USF biologists Taegan McMahon and Jason Rohr was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
CAS research innovation[12.18.2012]Lindsey "Les" Shaw was captivated by bacteria, so much so that he devoted his high school science project to finding ways to kill the ubiquitous microorganisms. Today Shaw is a molecular biologist and associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at University of South Florida. He is a preeminent researcher in the field of bacterial pathogenesis, and one of only 3 percent of NIH awardees to serve as principal investigator on an R01 research grant before the age of 36.
Daughter of Holocaust survivor speaks at USF [12.17.2012]The daughter of a death camp survivor Avital “Tali” Nates of South Africa visited the University of South Florida on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, and lectured on the topic of “Holocaust and Genocide Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Nates’ father and uncle were both Holocaust survivors; their names were included on Oskar Schindler’s famous list, which inspired Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List.”
USF instructor to host Outback Bowl preview show[12.14.2012]University of South Florida Telecommunications Instructor Travis Bell has been selected to host the preview show for the 2013 Outback Bowl on the ESPN networks. The Outback Bowl matches two of college football's best teams from the SEC and Big 10 Conference.
USF history professor selected as ANVUR finalist[12.14.2012]Professor Fraser Ottanelli from the Department of History at the University of South Florida has been selected as a finalist to sit on the National Committee of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research Institutes (ANVUR).
Educating against genocide[12.03.2012]USF Professor Edward Kissi is involved in an effort to implement Holocaust and genocide education for nations across the globe. Kissi, an associate professor in the Department of Africana studies, wants to help nations avert such tragedies everywhere in the world, especially Africa.
Additional graves found at former reform school [12.10.2012]A team of University of South Florida anthropologists and archaeologists have found at least 19 more graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Once the largest reform school in the nation, the century-old institution has been the subject of numerous investigations into abuse allegations and suspicious deaths of children held there.
The so-called Maya doomsday "End Date" nears[11.27.2012]Dozens of television shows and news reports talk about it. There is an “official” countdown clock recording it. And, some companies are offering up bunkers to ride it out. With the date of the ancient Maya prediction for global calamity fast approaching, Christian Wells expects the reports and coverage will only get more frenetic. Tourism is booming at Maya sites, and he’s hearing rumors that Bono will be singing at the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan on Dec. 21.
USF students compete for "Bullitzer" Prize[11.21.2012]It may be the only course at the University of South Florida offering the opportunity to win a prize, but everyone taking the course can come out a winner. The course is First Year Composition (FYC) in USF’s Department of English. It offers the opportunity for poor writers and strong ones alike to improve. Going through FYC prepares either type for a chance to win -- the Bullitzer Prize.
USF to participate in Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl[11.10.2012]The University of South Florida’s Ethics Team is competing in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for the southeast region on Nov. 10, a "super" bowl event where the sport revolves around words rather than footballs.
USF alumna to compete in Miss America Pageant[11.20.2012]Aniska Tonge won the title of Miss Virgin Islands 2012 this past August, only three months after her graduation from the University of South Florida.
CAS Dean's Office seeking interns for Spring 2013[11.19.2012]Do you love being behind a camera? Would you consider yourself a social media whiz? Do you love to write? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should apply for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 to CPR 107.
CAS Dean's Office to host internship information session[11.15.2012]Do you love being behind a camera? Would you consider yourself a social media whiz? Do you love to write? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should check out the information session for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Cooper Hall (CPR) 355.
Cirque Italia offers discounts to USF[11.15.2012]Would you be interested in seeing Cirque Italia at a discounted price? Well, then you’re in luck! Through the USF Italian program, students with a valid USF Student ID can receive tickets at a discounted price of only $10. USF System faculty and staff with a valid ID also receive a discounted price of $20 for regular seating.
Lecture on famed philosopher to be presented at USF[11.13.2012]Luis Ortega, editor of Antigona and member of Fundación María Zambrano in Spain, will be presenting a poster and video exhibition on María Zambrano from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, at the USF Main Library, 4th floor, in the Grace Allen Room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
5 questions with Rory Kennedy[11.06.2012]Emmy award winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy will be at the Tampa Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 for a screening of her latest work, "Ethel." We asked Kennedy five questions about the making of "Ethel."
Come celebrate Rafters’ birthday at the USF Botanical Gardens[11.05.2012]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and the College of Arts and Sciences are throwing a birthday party for Rafters, the sassy cat who lives in the gardens. The birthday party will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 1-3 p.m. in the Botanical Gardens and is an invitation-only event.
Submit a question to Rory Kennedy[11.05.2012]On Nov. 8 the University of South Florida is hosting Rory Kennedy at the Tampa Theatre where she will show her latest documentary, “Ethel.” After the screening, there will be a Q&A session. There will be a variety of different ways to send in a question prior to and during the event.
Prominent Norwegian academic to speak at USF[11.01.2012]The effects of globalization are widely debated, but the perspectives from local communities worldwide are often overlooked. On Thursday, Nov. 8, University of Oslo anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen will address that neglect. Eriksen will speak on “Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalization,” using an anthropological perspective to address these crises: finance/the economy; climate/the environment; and identity/culture. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in CWY 202 (Military Science Building), with a wine and cheese reception continuing after the talk.
USF to host lecture on Judaism[11.01.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Institute and the Departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy will present the third June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “Is Judaism Really Monotheistic? A Maimonidean Inquiry” will be presented by Kenneth Seeeskin, professor of philosophy, Northwestern University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in the Campus View Room at the Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research Facility (ISA) on the seventh floor.
Win VIP passes to Rory Kennedy's “Ethel” screening[10.29.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is giving away two free VIP passes to “An Evening with Rory Kennedy.” The passes include access to a reception with food and drinks, and reserved seats at the film screening.
Oktoberfest spurs great collaborations[10.26.2012]Faculty members love it. Students love it. The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Oktoberfest is a fun event, but it’s more than a festive get-together. It’s where great collaborations are born. That’s why this annual event has been growing from year to year since its inception in 2006.
World Languages to sponsor Think Transatlantic[10.25.2012]“China isn’t the only economic powerhouse on the scene,” says USF Associate Professor Margit Grieb. “Germany is playing an important role in resolving the European economic crisis and there’s a lot to learn about the great strides this nation is making on so many levels.”
Professor creates "Writing Commons" to help students[10.23.2012]To Joe Moxley, words are sacred. Good writing not only tells a good story, but is important in shaping how people learn, how they approach topics and issues with critical thinking, how they convey their thoughts and analyses to others.
CAS professor appointed to regional ethnographer[10.17.2012]A prestigious appointment will have the University of South Florida’s Associate Professor Antoinette Jackson spending a lot more time at national parks over the next couple of years.
CAS to host annual Oktoberfest[10.23.2012]The 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Oktoberfest, featuring research poster presentations and a reception, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida.
USF to host an evening with Rory Kennedy [10.22.2012]Rory Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and Emmy-winning independent documentary filmmaker, is coming to Tampa to talk about her newest film, “Ethel,” which offers a personal look inside the life and political dynasty of the Kennedy family.
Enter the "Where's Rocky?" contest[10.22.2012]Oct. 22 kicks of the week of Homecoming for the University of South Florida, and the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a contest featuring our favorite bull! CAS will be posting pictures of Rocky in different places around campus and students, faculty, staff and alumni can win a homecoming prize by submitting their guess, once a day, on the College of Arts and Science’s Facebook page.
New class examines the food industry[05.31.2011]It’s not a good idea to get between a hungry animal and its food. This can apply to humans, too, especially when it comes to their favorite dishes. So it was with a little fear and trepidation that University of South Florida Visiting Instructor Sara Dykins Callahan offered her new course, The Ethics of Food Production that concluded its pilot outing last semester.
2012-2013 Frontier Forum Lecture Series[10.18.2012]The College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting an exciting guest speakers throughout the year.
Keep calm and buy the new shirt from CAS[10.12.2012]Show your school spirit with the latest shirts from the College of Arts and Sciences!
Evolving field of behavioral epigenetics[10.08.2012]A plant that is unremarkable in one environment becomes an invasive species in another, pushing through house foundations and sprouting up through roads. A house sparrow that’s a perfectly charming resident of the English countryside is transported around the world, where it wipes out other bird species with aggressive behavior and harbored diseases.
USF Botanical Gardens to host 22nd Annual Fall Plant Festival[10.08.2012]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host its 22nd Annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct.13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct.14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
USF to host lecture on supernatural and paranormal claims[10.01.2012]If you’ve ever wondered about the truth behind claims of the supernatural and paranormal, you should join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he explores unexplained mysteries at the University of South Florida on Oct. 16, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Tampa community fills MOSI auditorium to see famed physicist[09.28.2012]More than 1,200 fans showed up to the MOSI auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to see futurist and theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, Ph.D., explain his predictions of reality in the year 2100.
USF students obtain once-in-a-lifetime work experience at RNC[09.26.2012]From planning concerts and events to working with “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” University of South Florida mass communications students gained hands-on experience at the Republican Convention in August.
New technology innovates the field and the classroom[09.25.2012]Lori Collins and Travis Doering, research assistant professors at the University of South Florida and co-directors for the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technology, stand at the front of a banquet room in one of the high-rises in downtown Tampa. On the projector, a digital 3-D image of a huge stone sculpture, dating back to the late Preclassic era, spins 360 degrees, vertical and horizontal, in front of the audience.
Support the Frontiers of Knowledge[09.25.2012]Every great research university enriches the social, economic and cultural lives of its communities. The University of South Florida is fortunate to serve not only our talented student body but also the citizens of Tampa Bay, the state of Florida, the nation and the world through cutting-edge instruction and world-class research and scholarship.
Win Michio Kaku’s book, “Physics of the Future”[09.24.2012]Michio Kaku Ph.D., a futurist, theoretical physicist, television personality and author, will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the MOSI Auditorium, across from the University of South Florida.
Famed physicist to share futuristic insights[09.11.2012]He’s the most interesting man in the world. He’s a futurist, physicist and television personality. He’s Michio Kaku, Ph.D., and he will be speaking near the University of South Florida at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.
Investigating invasive species[09.10.2012]A new University of South Florida study of house sparrows, which have become one of the world’s most common invasive species, is providing scientists with physiological and behavior markers that could help keep them a step ahead of the next animal invasion.
"Homegrown Humanities" series to feature books by USF faculty[09.08.2012]A new faculty book series sponsored by the Humanities Institute called “Homegrown Humanities” kicks off this fall in an effort to bring more attention to new books published by University of South Florida faculty.
Italian food for thought[09.07.2012]It’s easy to say that food powers both the University of South Florida’s Italian Program in the Department of World Languages and its director, Associate Professor Patrizia La Trecchia.
School of Mass Communications and Nielsen to host Industry Connections[09.07.2012]The University of South Florida and The Nielsen Company will host the Industry Connections event on Sept. 13, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. at the Marshall Student Center. The event will showcase bright talent and networking opportunities through a discussion of business-related topics with the help of the USF student groups from the College of Business, College of Engineering and School of Mass Communications student groups.
USF study: Frogs getting sick from climate change[08.16.2012]Scientists studying the rapid decline of the world’s frog populations have suspected that fluctuating temperatures brought on by climate change might make frogs vulnerable to disease.
History student works with librarian on special collection[08.14.2012]Once meant to attract and amuse audiences, the images are disturbing -- ridiculously exaggerated eyes, lips, noses, faces and gestures. USF Tampa Library Special and Digital Collections Librarian Andy Huse and undergraduate history major Simone Sanders want people to see them.
USF's Outstanding Graduate 'proud to be a Bull'[08.14.2012]Demelza Hays lost her mother when she was 12 years of age and her father had to hold down two jobs to keep their family together. Such circumstances could easily have sent her life into a downward spiral. Instead, Hays has soared to the great heights, achieving recognition from the University of South Florida Alumni Association as the summer 2012 graduating class’ Outstanding Graduate.
USF professor teaches gender studies in post-Soviet countries[08.13.2012]Sara Crawley, associate professor of sociology at USF, has been working on a project to teach feminist and queer theory, subjects not easily accessible, to scholars from post-soviet countries including Russia, Albania and Armenia.
From homeless to USF graduate[08.01.2012]Looking at John Strasser now, you wouldn’t know he flunked out of college the first time around. With sheer determination, Strasser has turned his life around and will receive his bachelor’s degree in religious studies on Aug. 4 from the University of South Florida.
CAS announces grad cap design contest on Instagram[07.31.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences would like to announce an Instagram contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating this summer. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2012.
USF Botanical Gardens conducting rap contest[07.25.2012]The USF Botanical Gardens is seeking submissions of rap songs containing information about the gardens and Rafters, the cat who lives there. The contest is open to USF students, faculty, staff and alumni. The grand prize winner will receive a $25 iTunes gift card and the chance for their rap to be used in Botanical Gardens promotions. One second-place winner will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card.
Ph.D. student participates in new teaching program[07.24.2012]Henry W. Custin stands at the front of the classroom at Hillsborough Community College in jeans and a pastel-colored shirt, collar unbuttoned.
Grad student receives Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship[07.09.2012]University of South Florida student Samantha Stratton has been awarded a Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship and will spend nine months in Tallahassee interning in Gov. Rick Scott’s office.
USF professor gains national attention after nutrition myths video goes viral[07.06.2012]Sometimes it only takes one man with a singular thought and a bunch of questions to bring about change in society. David Diamond, a professor and neuroscientist at the University of South Florida Department of Psychology, became an overnight sensation after his 2011 lecture debunking the myths about saturated fat being unhealthy was posted by the College of Arts and Sciences on YouTube.
Biology student to compete for Miss Florida crown[07.06.2012]Bionqua Lynch never thought about entering a pageant until her friends encouraged her to compete in the 2012 Mr. & Miss University of South Florida Scholarship Pageant last April.
Physics Ph.D. students represent USF at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings[07.03.2012]This week, three University of South Florida physics graduate students are in Lindau, Germany for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a series of discussions and events that bring together hundreds of young researchers and more than 25 Nobel Laureates.
Preschoolers learn about weather systems from USF professor[06.29.2012]Children at the University of South Florida Preschool for Creative Learning had lots of fun Wednesday experimenting with different types of weather systems.
History major named Tillman Military Scholar[06.21.2012]Stephen Naylor, a senior majoring in history at the University of South Florida, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Tillman Military Scholars are selected based on a desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact in their community.
USF finishes second in national public relations competition[06.07.2012]On May 24, students representing last semester’s Advanced Public Relations class placed second in America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) Collegiate Energy Challenge in Washington, D.C. Due to the outstanding job by all three finalists, ANGA chose to award each school the $5,000 grand prize. The money will benefit the USF School of Mass Communications.
CMMB honors students, teachers at annual convocation[06.06.2012]The University of South Florida Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology held its annual Honors Convocation on May 4, to celebrate the accomplishments of its students and educators.
USF Botanical Gardens to host butterfly and plant fair[06.05.2012]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting its 14th annual Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair June 9-10.
USF launches Weather Center[06.01.2012]USF News, working in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens and Jennifer Collins, associate professor of geology whose research focuses on weather and climate, has launched a new weather center to provide faculty, staff, students and visitors a snapshot of current weather conditions on the Tampa campus.
USF student awarded scholarship to study in Africa[05.31.2012]University of South Florida student Lauren Richardson was recently awarded a Boren Scholarship through its African Languages Initiative. Richardson will spend the 2012-2013 academic year studying Swahili and East African history, arts, culture and political science in Tanzania, Africa.
Africana studies student awarded Boren Scholarship[05.29.2012]Alecia Belnavis, a senior majoring in Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship for summer and fall semesters. She will be studying Swahili at the University of Florida this summer and at the State University of Zanzibar in Tanzania in the fall.
Ph.D. student wins prestigious NSF fellowship[05.24.2012]A University of South Florida alumna has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship grant, which will provide a $30,000 stipend and tuition for a maximum of three years.
USF public relations team finalists in national competition[05.22.2012]A team of public relations students at the University of South Florida has been recognized with a Scholastic Achievement Award and will be competing in the final round of the ANGA Collegiate Energy Challenge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to determine their final placing.
USF professor teaches middle school class about science[05.17.2012]At 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13, the gifted science class from Dr. John Long Middle School in Pasco County was taken on a guided tour of the new Interdisciplinary Sciences building on the University of South Florida campus. This tour included science-related lectures and demonstrations, as well as a pizza lunch afterward.
Common fungicide wreaks havoc on ecosystems[05.16.2012]Chlorothalonil, one of the world’s most common fungicides used pervasively on food crops and golf courses, was lethal to a wide variety of freshwater organisms in a new study, University of South Florida researchers said Wednesday.
Uncovering new perspectives on ancient naval warfare[05.08.2012]Shipping and Greek culture connect University of South Florida Professor William Murray and Aristotle Onassis, a legendary titan in the shipping industry -- a connection born of Murray’s lifelong love of sailing and the Onassis legacy.
Researchers show how to 'set' the spin for spintronics applications[05.04.2012]A team of physicists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky have taken a big step toward the development of practical spintronics devices, a technology that could help create faster, smaller and more versatile electronic devices.
If you build it, they will grow[05.02.2012]In the distance, it rises like Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. As you approach, it takes on the shape of a dormant volcano. Suddenly, a familiar aroma engulfs your nostrils and stimulates your senses. Standing next to it is quiet surreal; one might even say it’s a metaphysical experience. What is it?
USF to celebrate poetry month at the gardens[04.23.2012]April has been celebrated as National Poetry Month since 1996 and this year, the University of South Florida has been hosting many activities to recognize the importance of poetry. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the USF Botanical Gardens, USF will hold an event entitled “The Future is Sustainable: Poetry, Food and Place.”
USF physicists discover “new recipe” for solid state refrigeration[04.23.2012]Physicists from USF have discovered a potential new way to advance solid state refrigeration technology, making the evolving field of environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to conventional refrigeration more efficient.
World Languages to host annual WLE Research Colloquium[04.19.2012]The Department of World Languages and Phi Sigma Iota are proud sponsors of the annual World Languages Research Colloquium event that will take place Friday, April 20, 2012. This year, ResearchOne will be a part of the colloquium. All sessions will be held in the University of South Florida’s library media rooms.
Religion and Food course visits organic farm[04.18.2012]What do elephants, giraffes and zebras have in common with a great tasting salad? Just ask the students of University of South Florida’s Religion and Food course. The class, taught by William Schanbacher, Ph.D., took a field trip on March 7, to Sweetwater Organic Farms in Hillsborough County.
Living below the poverty line[04.19.2012]When Robyn Sagal spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Tasmania in Australia, she never imagined that what she learned there would lead to her spending five days putting herself in the shoes of those in extreme poverty.
USF grad student receives Fulbright Award[04.12.2012]Anne Pfister of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Grant to Mexico. Pfister is one of 18 students awarded Garcia Robles Research grants to Mexico. The Fulbright grant will cover the costs of round-trip transportation to Mexico, and maintenance for the academic year.
Chemistry holds annual awards banquet[04.18.2012]Some say they’re nerds; some say they’re quirky. Nevertheless, they are often admired for their above average GPAs. But according to Michael Mormino, a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in chemistry, they’re just cool.
Making a career out of a hobby[04.16.2012]Several days a week, you’ll find communication student Kelly Will out on the fields by Juniper-Poplar or over by Sycamore Drive signing in intramural sports players, training officials and handling minor injuries.
Alumni Spotlight: Marnie Williams[04.16.2012]Marnie Williams graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997 with a degree in mass communications, and now is a technical director and associate marketing manager of social media at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Ga.
USF student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship[04.12.2012]Christie Campla of the University of South Florida has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Campla is one of only 302 United States students to receive the scholarship. The one-year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
USF student receives competitive NOAA scholarship[04.13.2012]Sarah Seabrook of the University of South Florida has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides undergraduate students with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility.
Lecture to unravel the mysteries of DNA folds[04.11.2012]The University of South Florida has invited Erez Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D., as the speaker for the 2012 R. Kent Nagle lecture. Aiden will speak about his use of innovative 3D imaging technology to study the folding structure of the human genome. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in ISA 1061 on the Tampa campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
USF to hold second annual SASS event[04.10.2012]The second Science and Society Symposium event will be on April 11, 2012, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Oval Theatre and a reception to follow with free refreshments in the MSC Amphitheatre. The symposium will include guest speakers discussing different topics relating to science and society.
Author of “Freakonomics” talks economics, human behavior[02.29.2012]Stephen Dubner, award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, spoke about data, economics and human behavior at the Tampa Theatre on Feb. 16, 2012.
Cultural anthropologist to speak at USF[04.04.2012]Life is a relationship of mixed feelings. As we learn and grow, we also age and, in the opinions of some, decay.
USF to host prevention expert on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders[04.04.2012]The University of South Florida will host Janet Hankin, Ph.D., from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., as part of the sociology department’s 2012 Colloquium Series. The event, titled “A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, in room 408A of the Education Building.
CAS announces Instagram contest[04.04.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will be starting an Instagram contest for all current students as well as incoming freshman, beginning April 4, 2012. During the month of April, students will be competing for a USF Snuggie.
Humanities Institute launches Poetry Matters at USF[03.30.2012]Learn a person’s favorite poem and you might get to know that person a little bit better.
Last Lecture Series to feature CAS professor[03.29.2012]The University of South Florida Housing and Residential Education will host the 2012 Last Lecture Series featuring Christian Wells, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. on April 5, 2012, in the Marshall Center Oval Theatre. Wells will discuss “My Career in Ruins: Confessions of an Archaeologist.”
Interns needed for the College of Arts and Sciences[03.29.2012]Are you a great writer? Do you love working with social media or behind a camera? The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for enthusiastic and motivated students for their summer and fall internships. There will be an information session on Wednesday, April 4 at 5 p.m. in Cooper Hall (CPR) 471.
USF to host seminar about protein functions[03.29.2012]An interdisciplinary research seminar on probing the biomedical properties of single protein molecules will be presented at the University of South Florida by Frank Zhang, assistant professor of the biophysics and bioengineering program at Lehigh University. The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (ISA) in room 5021.
Distinguished economist to discuss “markets and morality” at USF[03.28.2012]The University of South Florida Department of Economics will present economist Dwight R. Lee, Ph.D., the William J. O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, to give a presentation entitled “Markets and Morality” at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, in BSN 1401.
USF to celebrate National Poetry Month[03.28.2012]If National Poetry Month at the University of South Florida is not the largest event of its kind this year -- in Florida or the nation -- USF Professor Jay Hopler will be surprised. All the ingredients are there.
Renowned philosopher to discuss immigration issues[03.28.2012]The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Frontier Forum will host award-winning author Seyla Benhabib, Ph.D., for a discussion entitled “The Great Immigration Debate: At Home and Abroad.” The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Patel Center for Global Solutions building (CGS Auditorium).
World’s only stand-up economist to perform at USF[03.27.2012]Economics Scholars Society and USF Student Government are proud to present Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., “The World’s First and Only Stand-Up Economist” at 6:30 p.m., April 5, 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballrooms A and B.
USF faculty, students react to national story[03.23.2012]The killing of an unarmed teenage boy in Sanford, near Orlando, moved Crystal Wilson, a USF senior majoring in Africana Studies, to demonstrate her outrage.
USF to host Nanotechnology discussion[03.20.2012]IPod nanos are everywhere, and everyone knows that ‘nano’ means “small.” But how small? There are about 100,000 nanometers in the width of a human hair. Who besides a few scientists should care about that? The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor an all-day discussion forum about the importance and impact of nanotechnology, led by top experts. The forum will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom.
AIST digs deep into 3D[03.14.2012]Last week, the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies at the University of South Florida really got to strut their stuff: Students, faculty and area looky-loos were invited to an open house at the new Advanced Visualization Center, a USF 3D mecca, with a high-definition 3D projection wall, haptic devices for controlling 3D models, and 10 workstations loaded with Geomagic and other 3D software. Soon there will be Kinect integration for creating gesture-based controls and even some 3D printers.
Conference to feature leading WWI experts[03.12.2012]The legendary battles of World War I continue to teach a great deal about modern warfare in ways that still hold surprises.
Life on Jupiter's moon?[03.09.2012]Those speculating on whether Jupiter’s moon, Europa, might be harboring life in a vast ocean underneath a thick layer of ice might now have the answer: probably not, according to a new study co-authored by a USF astrobiologist.
World Languages hosts Spanish Fair[03.08.2012]Last week's Spanish Fair at the University of South Florida made a very strong case for why learning Spanish makes sense -- now more than ever.
Students invited to prestigious Nobel meeting[03.07.2012]Three University of South Florida physics students have been invited to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
USF professors, fiction writers to discuss apocalypse theories[03.06.2012]For the last few years, the blogosphere has buzzed with dire predictions that the end of the world is at hand -- either at the hands of God, ancient Maya prophecies, or human beings’ capacity to destroy ourselves or our environment.
Lecture to discuss Kafka’s literary works[03.05.2012]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Religious Studies and World Languages will present the second June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA) Room 1051 on the Tampa campus. Stanley Corngold, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Princeton University, will discuss “Franz Kafka and the Poetry of Risk Insurance.”
AMS sectional meeting to be held at USF[03.05.2012]For the first time, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will be conducting its Southeastern Sectional Meeting at the University of South Florida. The conference, coordinated by Sherwin Kouchekian, will be held the weekend of March 10-11 in the Business Administration Building.
Interdisciplinary Sciences building receives Gold Standard[03.01.2012]The new Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research building has attained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the national organization which has set the standard for sustainable buildings.
New addition to Botanical Gardens just for kids[03.01.2012]A new children's section has opened at the University of South of Florida's Botanical Gardens in an attempt to grow curiosity about nature in young visitors.
USF to host conference on new religions, globalization[02.29.2012]The University of South Florida will be hosting the “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on New Religions: Globalization & Sustainability” conference on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in MSC 3707 and MSC 2709 as well as at the Patel Center.
Lecture to discuss search for Atlantis[02.22.2012]The University of South Florida’s Department of Geography, Environment and Planning is sponsoring a lecture entitled “Atlantis Found? The Search for the Lost City.” The lecture, which will feature Richard Freund, Ph.D., of the University of Hartford, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2012, in the Interdisciplinary Science Teaching & Research Facility (ISA) room 1061.
USF alumna to share "Green Card Stories"[02.21.2012]Though certainly not for the first time in history, this nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants is reacting strongly to the latest waves of people seeking to start new lives in the United States.
USF professor to lead discussion about Black History Month[02.17.2012]How does Black History Month make Blacks and Whites feel about themselves? Shukree Hassan Tilghman aimed to find out as he posed the question, “Should Black History Month be ended?” The results are in his documentary “More Than a Month” that will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Pinellas County African American History Museum and Resource Center. The museum is located at 1101 Marshall St. in Clearwater, Fla.
Biology Ph.D. student wins Guy Harvey Scholarship[02.13.2012]University of South Florida biology doctoral student Laura Habegger has won one of five Guy Harvey Scholarships to continue her research on how the principles of physics and engineering might explain how fish and sharks function and lead to better management strategies.
College of Arts and Sciences seeking bloggers[02.07.2012]In March, the College of Arts and Sciences will launch its freshman website for the class of 2016 and is seeking some outstanding students to blog for the site. The website is aimed for incoming freshmen who will be pursuing a major within The College of Arts and Sciences.
USF to host colloquium about legal, ethical issues of abortion[02.07.2012]The University of South Florida’s Department of Philosophy will be hosting a colloquium entitled “The Fetus and Fundamental Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2012, in FAO 248.
USF to host award-winning author of “Freakonomics”[02.06.2012]The University of South Florida is hosting award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality Stephen J. Dubner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Tampa Theatre.
USF to hold memorial for Africana Studies instructor[02.06.2012]The University of South Florida Department of Africana Studies has lost a gifted instructor, mentor and friend. Daphine Washington, an instructor in the department, passed away on Jan. 27, 2012. A memorial service for Washington will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in the Grace Allen Room on the fourth floor of the USF library.
USF anthropology dissertation named Top 40 in 2011[02.06.2012]A dissertation by a University of South Florida alumna was chosen as one of the 40 best in 2011 by Anthropology Works. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ph.D., graduated from USF in 2011 with her master’s degree and her doctorate in applied anthropology.
USF hosts human rights conference[01.31.2012]Global citizenship has its rewards, such as trade, business, and educational and cultural exchange opportunities. But there’s another side.
Lecture to focus on teaching evolution[02.06.2012]In celebration of the birthday of Charles Darwin, the University of South Florida welcomes renowned science educator, Eugenie Scott, who argues that students cannot understand science without grasping the centrality of evolution. Scott will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in FAH 101 on Florida’s ‘Critical Thinking’ Bills: Creationism du jour?”
Latest issue of The Mailer Review looks at Norris Mailer[02.02.2012]An intimate and intriguing portrait emerges of Norman Mailer’s wife, Norris Church Mailer, in writings found in the latest issue of The Mailer Review.
USF postdoc program gives recent grads an edge[02.01.2012]It’s still a tight job market, no more so than for humanities and social science scholars with advanced degrees. Although there are fewer of the proverbial “Ph.D.s pumping gas” out there than during previous downturns, thanks in part to new postdoctoral programs at a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities.
USF alumna launches blog dedicated to sports, fashion[01.31.2012]The Super Bowl is right around the corner and as fans frantically make plans to host or attend different events, they may be wondering what to wear. Luckily, a University of South Florida alumna helps sports fans avoid fashion penalties through her blog, The Style Ref.
Institute on Black Life announces spring lecture series[01.31.2012]The University of South Florida Institute on Black Life has announced its spring colloquium series schedule. The speakers will address such topics as religion, immigration and gender issues.
Alumnus discusses AIDS documentary[01.27.2012]University of South Florida alumnus Ed Wolf visited the campus library Tuesday for the showing of "We Were Here," an 89-minute documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Fransisco during the 1980s.
Diplomats visit USF[01.26.2012]The University of South Florida played host Monday to two ambassadors to the United States -- Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the U.S. and Francois Dellatre of France.
USF remembers inspirational leader, friend[01.26.2012]On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, USF and the Tampa Bay community lost Deanne Roberts, an influential and devoted individual whose life made a significant impact to the area.
USF to host international scholars on violence, memory and human rights[01.26.2012]More than 50 international scholars and activists will gather at USF to share research on “Violence, Memory, and Human Rights,” focusing on the never-ending incidents of mass violence that continue to plague the world. The conference will be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in the Marshall Student Center.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Fairy Garden Workshop[01.24.2012]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will be hosting another Fairy Garden Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. The workshop will include a starter kit, which includes seven pieces of fairy furniture, container and dirt with plants.
URP student receives prestigious national award[01.24.2012]The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2011-12 Career Development Grant to University of South Florida student Rebekah Brightbill. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning.
USF to show documentary about AIDS epidemic[01.20.2012]The University of South Florida is hosting a screening of the documentary “We Were Here” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2011, in the Grace Allen Room in the USF Tampa Library. The film chronicles San Francisco’s response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Botanical Gardens to host railway workshop [01.19.2012]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is offering a workshop that will teach participants how to create their own garden railway. Experts from the Gulfcoast Garden Railroaders will give demonstrations at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 at the USF Botanical Gardens.
Beekeeping workshops begin Saturday[01.19.2012]Making friends with bees and becoming a beekeeper can be as easy as taking a series of classes at USF’s Botanical Gardens.
Archaeologist to discuss discovery of ancient battlegrounds[01.19.2012]The University of South Florida Department of History and The Ancient Studies Center are sponsoring a lecture about the Punic War in Sicily. Jeff Royal, Ph.D., archaeological director for RPM Nautical Foundation, will begin his presentation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
USF professor in high demand for political analysis[01.18.2012]The morning of Election Day 2000 started for USF Professor Susan MacManus as dozens of other elections days had, with rounds of interviews with newspapers, radio and television stations on what the day might bring.
NSF awards $1.2 million grant to CAS researchers[12.15.2011]The University of South Florida has received a nearly $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study a process that will help result in the creation of a highly trained workforce in engineering technology.
USF professor named Leadership Fellow by the American Anthropological Association[12.12.2011]Heide Castaneda, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida was recognized as a 2011 AAA Leadership Fellow by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
USF to honor humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer[12.08.2011]From the slums of Lima, Peru, to miserable Russian jails and the violence of Rwanda to the earthquake-ravaged cities of Haiti, medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer has seen the worst and most desperate conditions in which humankind exists.
Psychology student exemplifies determination[12.07.2011]When Christopher Lehman rolls across the stage on Friday to accept his newly-minted Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, he will be capping a journey 31 years in the making for him and his family.
Professors place first in Great Floridian Triathlon[12.01.2011]The University of South Florida may need to consider adding one more accolade to the growing list of accomplishments by faculty, students and staff. On Saturday, Oct. 22, USF philosophy professors Doug Jesseph, 52, Joshua Rayman, 42, and Michael Morris, 34, competed in the 21st annual Great Floridian Triathlon in Clermont, Fla.
Film legend speaks at USF[11.28.2011]An overflowing crowd showed up recently to see German film director Werner Herzog at the Interdisciplinary Sciences auditorium, an event that included a showing of the award-winning filmmaker’s latest documentary “Into the Abyss.”
USF professor receives honorary degree in Romania[11.16.2011]University of South Florida professor Pat Rogers recently traveled to the University of Bucharest in Romania in early November to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of the University.
Noted history of medicine professor to speak at USF[11.15.2011]The Department of History is pleased to sponsor a noted expert on the history of medicine who will discuss genetic counseling issues. Alexandra Stern, a professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, will be at the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in the Grace Allen Reading Room at the USF Library. She will discuss “Quantifying Im/Probabilities: Genetic Counseling and the Development of Genetic Risk in the United States.”
USF students assist on shark expedition[11.15.2011]A few University of South Florida marine biology undergraduate students did more than just watch when joining their professor and the Mote Marine Laboratory on a shark expedition.
Professors address security issues in government[11.15.2011]Cyber warfare, website attacks, hacker pranks -- minor and major -- Internet thieves and their ilk give the strong impression that personal data is at risk on the Internet. Should we worry when such information is in the possession of local governments?
5th annual Oktoberfest celebrates CAS research[11.14.2011]More than 300 people attended the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Fifth Annual Oktoberfest. The event took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and highlighted some of the research and scholarship projects by faculty and students.
USF Botanical Gardens presents Food for All Seasons Day [11.14.2011]On Nov. 19, 2011, the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is having a special day of workshops and edible plant sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance into the Gardens will be free.
Academy Award winning director to speak at USF[11.14.2011]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is hosting Werner Herzog, a world-renowned German film director, as he discusses his work. Herzog also will be showing his new film project to attendees. The event is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in ISA 1051 and is open to USF students, faculty, staff and Tampa Bay cineastes.
Norway anthropologist to discuss Oslo shootings[11.02.2011]The University of South Florida Department of Anthropology will host guest speaker Thomas Hylland Eriksen, an anthropology professor from the University of Oslo, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in MSC 2708 as part of the Purcell Memorial Lecture Series. Professor Eriksen will discuss the anthropology associated with the July 22 shootings in Oslo, Norway.
Academy Award winning filmmaker to speak at USF[11.10.2011]The great German filmmaker Werner Herzog comes to the University of South Florida Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. to show and discuss a new work in progress -- a rare treat for Tampa Bay film lovers.
Take an inside peek into the New York Times[11.10.2011]The University of South Florida’s School of Mass Communication and the University Film and Video Association, along with the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be presenting a film and lecture from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2011, in the USF Oval Theatre.
Professors dissect "Occupy Movement"[11.10.2011]The images have been broadcast across the country and the globe, from New York to Tokyo to Toronto to Tampa: groups of people settling into public parks to make a statement, to protest perceived inequities in today’s societies.
USF Botanical Gardens to host stress relief workshop[11.10.2011]Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. However, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3-4:30 p.m., the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will hold a workshop to help relieve those daily stresses. Gary DuDell, Ph.D. will lead the workshop, entitled “Mindfulness and Stress Reduction.”
Dean’s Office seeking interns for spring semester[11.08.2011]The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for hardworking students to participate in its internship program during the spring 2012 semester. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 in CPR 107.
Ph.D. student to discuss hurricanes and climate research[11.07.2011]The University of South Florida will host the presentation “Analyzing the Variability of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity during ENSO Neutral Conditions” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2011, at the Patel Center Room 136. The West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (WCFLAMS) and the Environmental Science Policy Program at USF is sponsoring the presentation.
CAS student selected as Dept. of Energy Ambassador[10.31.2011]If you’re interested in an internship or job opportunity with the U.S. Department of Energy, you need look no further than University of South Florida student Stephanie Martell.
USF alumnus to speak on citizenship and immigration[10.31.2011]University of South Florida alumnus Emilio Gonzalez, Ph.D. will be speaking at USF as part of the university’s Frontier Forum lecture series, presented by USF Phi Beta Alumni Faculty. Gonzalez’s lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Patel Center Auditorium. Gonzalez will discuss the United States immigration policy and security.
USF mourns loss of long-time English professor[10.29.2011]Alma Green Bryant, a member of the Department of English at the University of South Florida for 39 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Born in Elberton, Ga., she grew up in Fort Valley, Ga. Bryant was a graduate of Fort Valley State College in Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree with honors, Columbia University (M.A.), and the University of Florida (Ed.D.).
USF Botanical Gardens to host “Don’t be Afraid of the Native Plants” workshop[10.28.2011]TAMPA, Fla. -- On Oct. 29, the University of South Florida Botanical Garden is having a special “Don’t Be Afraid of the Native Plants” Workshop by a native plant expert. The workshop will be held at the garden’s conservatory from 10-10:30 a.m. as part of a special Native Plant Day at the Botanical Gardens.
USF assistant professor receives R&D 100 Award[10.25.2011]University of South Florida’s Sameer Varma, an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, was recognized by R&D Magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year his work developing a water desalinization membrane.
USF to host CESU meeting[10.25.2011]The University of South Florida will be hosting the 2011 Southeast Regional Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Meeting. The conference will take place on the St. Petersburg Campus and at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute from Oct. 25-27.
Representatives from The Washington Center to discuss internship opportunities[10.24.2011]Representatives from the Washington Center will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in SOC 366 and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center to discuss the internships and academic seminars it offers to university students across the country.
Lecture to discuss politics, racism and the USDA[10.24.2011]The University of South Florida Department of Communication will host the Second Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture featuring Emmett Winn, Ph.D. at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2011 in CIS 3020. Winn will discuss how politics and filmmaking converged in the early 20th century to promote a view of racism in the United States.
USF astrophysicist to speak on origins of the universe[10.20.2011]Doug Gobeille, a University of South Florida astrophysicist, will speak at a meeting of the USF Society of Physics Students at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in ISA 1061.
USF to host event to promote safe transportation[10.19.2011]The Geography department, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), Bicycle Club and Geographical Society at the University of South Florida will host an OpenStreetMap (OSM) Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from noon to 4 p.m. at the University of South Florida. This party aims at mapping out safe bike and walking paths, bus routes and stops, local amenities, safe zones, cultural and historical spots and other areas of interest on the USF campus and surrounding areas.
USF soil study reveals true diversity of life; new species discovered[10.17.2011]Microscopic animals that live in soils are as diverse in the tropical forests of Costa Rica as they are in the arid grasslands of Kenya or the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska and Sweden, according to a groundbreaking University of South Florida study appearing today in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.
Undergraduate students working on shark research[10.05.2011]While some University of South Florida students opt to spend their summer days relaxing, other students like Chelsea Conley and Ryan McKenzie choose to gain hands-on research experience. They spent all summer and the current fall semester working alongside renowned shark expert Philip Motta, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology.
Oktoberfest to promote faculty research[01.04.2011]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Fifth Annual Oktoberfest at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 in MSC 3707.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Beginners Bonsai Workshop[10.03.2011]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host the Hukyu Bonsai Society’s presentation of Introduction to Bonsai Workshop. This will be a 2-hour hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 22.
USF physicists discover super-elastic shock wave[09.28.2011]A new and better way to observe how high speed, powerful shock waves move through solids -- and how the solids consequently respond -- has been developed by University of South Florida physicists.
Report calls for a more inclusive oil spill restoration plan[09.30.2011]A new report from the Pew Environmental Group on the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico after the epic 2010 BP oil spill recommends a comprehensive restoration plan that addresses the Gulf’s complex role as a natural habitat that also supports human needs.
USF Humanities Institute to host Stampede of Culture[09.26.2011]The University of South Florida Humanities Institute is partnering with the Humanities and Cultural Studies Organization (HSCO) to host the annual jazz festival, Stampede of Culture, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the MSC Amphitheater.
USF Botanical Gardens to host Fall Plant Festival[09.30.2011]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the annual Fall Plant Festival from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 9.
USF to host Weather and Climate Education Workshop for teachers[09.30.2011]The University of South Florida is pairing up with the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society to host a major educational outreach workshop at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Instructional Services Center in Tampa in room 101.
USF to officially open Interdisciplinary Sciences Building[09.26.2011]University of South Florida students already have been enjoying the benefits of the brand-new science building on campus, and on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the public will get a glimpse of the latest addition to USF when the university commemorates the opening of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the main entrance. This new building is home to interdisciplinary research and state-of-the-art teaching labs for students in physics, biology and chemistry.
Acclaimed cancer researcher to speak at USF[09.02.2011]Pulitzer Prize winning author and noted cancer researcher Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will visit the University of South Florida as part of the Frontier Forum lecture series presented by USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty. Mukherjee’s lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Auditorium room 1051.
Government Internships Program to host information session[09.19.2011]The University of South Florida is hosting an information session on the Government Internships Programs at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in MSC 3707. These internship programs give students unique experiences in government at the local, state and national levels.
Panel to discuss broadcast meteorology career opportunities [09.13.2011]The West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is hosting a Broadcast Meteorologist Panel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in ISA 1051.
For your “honey do” list: Attend annual honey tasting[09.19.2011]One of the sweetest events of the year is just around the corner. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is getting ready for the second Annual Honey Tasting Event from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the gardens.
Professor to serve on statewide Holocaust task force[09.19.2011]There’s a danger in seeing the Holocaust as incomprehensible, unique, mysterious or even as an event, according to Edward Kissi, a professor in the Department of Africana Studies and an expert on the subject.
USF geography professor awarded NSF grant[09.16.2011]University of South Florida professor Jayajit Chakraborty received a $389,992 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events Program. The grant will be used to fund a three-year project called “Advancing Environmental Equity Research: Vulnerability to Air Pollution and Flood Risks in Houston and Miami.”
USF grad student awarded Fulbright Scholarship[09.15.2011]Graduate student and former USF tennis player Lauren Shumate has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Serbia.
Alumni Spotlight: Braulio Colón[09.15.2011]University of South Florida alumnus Braulio Colón has and continues to impact the field of public policy in Tampa, Fla. Using the experience he gained as a participant in Public Policy Internship Program, Colón maintains an active role in the field. Colón is the director of the Florida College Access Network, an institution that strives to promote underprivileged students, first generation college students and under-represented students with exposure, preparation and success for college.
USF alumnus making an impact in The White House[09.02.2011]University of South Florida alumnus Ryan Metcalf has made a name for himself in the world of public policy. He currently works as a senior correspondent analyst in the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the Executive Office of the President in the White House.
Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Kuhn, Ph.D.[09.14.2011]Every student comes to the University of South Florida with a path, and Deborah Kuhn easily figured out where her path would lead. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, Kuhn learned that USF has begun a cancer biology doctoral program and immediately applied upon finding that many of the professors were affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
For your “honey do” list: Attend annual honey tasting[09.13.2011]One of the sweetest events of the year is just around the corner. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is getting ready for the second Annual Honey Tasting Event from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the gardens.
Professor to present health economics research[09.02.2011]University of South Florida economics professor Gabriel Picone will present his research about estimating the effectiveness of doctor visits when diagnosed with a chronic illness. The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in BSN 120.
Professor discusses Libya turmoil[08.24.2011]Mohsen Milani, chair of the University of South Florida's Department of Government and International Affairs, talks about the ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East.
USF study: Frequency of volcanic eruptions on rise[08.23.2011]Volcanic ash clouds have shut down airports from Northern Europe to Buenos Aires to Sydney in the past two years, disrupting global travel and creating the potential for mid-air disasters.
CAS students receive Genshaft/Greenbaum scholarship[08.11.2011]Her name was Maylin; she was 7-years-old and far away from her home in Panama. The little girl with no legs and no parents to care for her made her way to the USF campus where she found a new friend at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
USF researcher discovers details of early human environment[08.03.2011]Since the first finds of the early human fossils were recorded during the past century, scientists have debated how these ancient ancestors might have lived as they took their initial tentative steps and developed the attributes that have come to define modern man.
USF’s outstanding graduate overcomes tragedy[08.03.2011]This summer’s outstanding graduate from the University of South Florida has experienced, overcome and achieved more than most will ever do in a lifetime.
Research Spotlight: Julia Irwin[08.02.2011]Julia Irwin knows what it’s like to face the dilemma of having to choose between two loves and came up with the perfect solution. Simply choose them both and see what happens. In her case the love of history and science led to an exciting blending of the two.
Ph.D. student wins community award from Tampa Bay Bucs[07.21.2011]Every year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gives their Community Quarterback award to deserving citizens who have made an impact in the community through volunteering. Lance Arney, a doctoral candidate in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida, was one of the 2011 award recipients.
Professor presents at Chinese Academy of Sciences[07.20.2011]At the University of South Florida, faculty, students and scholars are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to promote academic exchange across borders.
Professor analyzes impact of former MLB player[07.19.2011]When HBO showed “The Curious Case of Curt Flood” Wednesday night, one viewer who considers himself one of the foremost experts on the late baseball player was paying close attention with an especially critical eye.
USF professor receives diplomatic history award[07.13.2011]Biannually the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awards the Betty M. Unterberger prize to distinguished writers in the field of diplomatic history. Julia Irwin, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida, is this year’s recipient.
Calling all aspiring hosts[07.11.2011]The College of Arts and Sciences is looking for USF students to host recruiting videos.
USF professor awarded BP grant[07.08.2011]A crucial University of South Florida research project examining the impact of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the often overlooked ecosystem of Gulf beaches will continue after winning a coveted grant from a BP-funded research program.
New course had students brave the wilderness[07.01.2011]University of South Florida visiting instructor Sara Dykins Callahan risked the backlash of separating students from their phones for a full 10 days.
IBL event honors founder, highlights research[06.22.2011]A display of masks and sculptures from the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum’s collection and a pair of drums in the lobby of the Dr. Kiran B. Patel Center for Global Solutions hinted that the day’s events were focused on Africa.
USF professor wins research grant for his work on human sexuality[06.22.2011]Every year since 2002, the Cornell University Library awards the Zwickler Memorial Research Grant to researchers on their work on human sexuality. David K. Johnson, an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida is the 2011 recipient of this grant.
Psychology program receives elite accreditation[06.22.2011]Strong training in research is what earns official recognition from the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS). Following a thorough evaluation, the University of South Florida’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program in the Department of Psychology met the criteria and received 10 years of accreditation.
USF partners with FARO Technologies[06.17.2011]A world-renown team of University of South Florida researchers who have used high-tech scanning devices to unlock the secrets of archaeological sites around the world are set to become the new North American training directors for an advanced generation of laser scanners.
Field school takes a closer look at Costa Rica[06.15.2011]Three hours from a major city and off the Pan American Highway on roads that are not entirely paved, Monteverde, Costa Rica is a picture-perfect region of lush vegetation and small communities on the edge of a cloud forest.
USF “manhood” study sparks worldwide debate[06.08.2011]“Masculinity, a Delicate Flower”, one headline announced. “It's official: Men hate household chores”, the Times of India exclaimed. ”Males act hostile when asked to do dishes,” Mangalorean.com announced in yet another -- albeit somewhat puzzling -- take in what has become a worldwide cacophony of opinion over the latest publication from University of South Florida psychology faculty members Jennifer Bosson and Joseph Vandello.
Students working on Tampa Bay cold cases[06.08.2011]He was just a boy. He might have been as young as 12 or maybe old enough to drive, but by the time his body was found by a man looking for bottles in Palmetto it was too late to know for sure.
USF professor discusses cholesterol, saturated fat and obesity myths[06.06.2011]Food and drug companies, as well as the government, have misled Americans to believe that a diet high in cholesterol and fat leads to heart disease and obesity, according to a University of South Florida researcher.
USF researchers ready for hurricane season[06.02.2011]For storm experts like Jennifer Collins, what happens between hurricane seasons is just as important as the seasons themselves in predicting and understanding hurricane activity.
Researchers rate RateMyProfessor.com[06.01.2011]Every semester, students across the globe log into RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) to get an idea of how challenging a class or professor is, to see whether it’s worth buying the book and to get tips and tricks from former students on how to be successful in the course.
USF student receives Stowers Merit Award[06.01.2011]A USF student recently has been awarded the Dr. Dewey M. Stowers Award for Excellence in Meteorology.
VIDEO: Bad science, big business created obesity epidemic[05.20.2011]David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences shares his personal story about his battle with obesity and what led him to find the myths and misinformation about obesity and heart disease.
USF student looks at value of today’s young adult fiction[05.31.2011]For a generation of young readers, it’s werewolves over “The Sea Wolf” and Team Edward over Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”
VIDEO: USF Botanical Gardens[05.23.2011]The USF College of Arts and Sciences is the home of one of the University's great treasures, the Botanical Gardens. Home to a wide variety of native flora and fauna, the Gardens serve the dual purpose of providing an oasis for the university and the community it serves, as well as providing a home for important research projects. Classes in disciplines ranging from environmental science to pharmacy use the Gardens to further the research enterprise at USF.
Ph.D. student looks at what fuels deadly rip currents[05.20.2011]On a single day -- June 8, 2003 -- eight people drowned in rip currents along Florida’s Panhandle beaches. Now remembered as Black Sunday, the currents claimed both the lives of swimmers caught by surprise and the people trying to rescue them.
SI professor elected president of FAME[05.20.2011]Cora P. Dunkley, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida School of Information, has been elected president of the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME), the state’s professional organization of school librarians. Her term will begin in 2012.
Professors examine Tampa Bay’s environmental inequities[05.18.2011]The Tampa Bay area is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state of Florida, however, it is not without its share of challenges. A new book written by University of South Florida professors explores racial and socioeconomic inequities associated with various undesirable land uses and pollution sources in Tampa Bay.
Student explores vinegar's benefits[05.13.2011]For many undergraduate researchers, it’s easier to immerse themselves in projects that hit close to home. Melanie Kantor, a biomedical sciences senior, uses this reason for her passion toward the undergraduate research she conducted at USF.
USF journal inspires undergraduate writers[05.13.2011]Can you reflect on the symbolism of beer-stained carpet? What would happen if all the culture, music and art in the world were stolen? And is there some essential truth to a parent’s eternal question to their malingering college-age child: Are you sick, or just hung over?
USF class examines history of Haiti[05.11.2011]Like the prizefighter who won his first championship battle only to be beaten down again and again and again, Haiti always struggles to stand up and fight once more.
USF holds spring commencement [05.10.2011]With the USF Sun Dome closed for renovations, family members and friends flocked to downtown Tampa for the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate commencement on May 5. While the location for the graduation ceremony may have been different, the jubilation in the air was happily familiar as graduates headed instead to the St. Pete Times Forum.
Middle East expert discusses death of Bin Laden[05.02.2011]An expert on the Middle East, Mohsen Milani, chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, discusses the death of Osama bin Laden.
16-year-old finishes junior year at USF[04.29.2011]On Dec. 14, 2010, Joann Gold turned 16. A few weeks she walked onto USF’s campus as a junior.
Women’s and gender studies department takes big leap forward to address pressing social issues[04.20.2011]The University of South Florida Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is being transformed to better address pressing social issues, according to the College of Arts and Sciences.
Earth Day Tampa Bay takes pride at USF Botanical Gardens[04.21.2011]Join USF’s Office of Sustainability and the Tampa Bay Sierra Club for Earth Day Tampa Bay 2011, on Saturday, April 23 at the USF Botanical Gardens. This year makes the 41st celebration of Earth Day Tampa Bay, and the theme, Pride of Place, encourages taking pride in our communities and environment. The free event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
Students enjoy the fruit of their labor[04.21.2011]Students from the Ethics of Food Production class gathered under a tent at the USF Botanical Gardens to gorge themselves on organic produce and vegan meals. This potluck, held on April 14, was a result of a semester-long process of maintaining their own vegetable garden where they finally got a chance to enjoy the harvest.
USF’s chemistry professor ranked 20th in the world[04.21.2011]Along with 2011 being designated the Year of Chemistry by the United Nations, Mike Zaworotko, professor of chemistry at University of South Florida, found out that it was his year as well. On Feb. 10, 2011, Thomas Reuters released the Top 100 Chemists for 2000-2010, and it was on this list that Zaworotko found himself ranked as the 20th top chemist in the world.
USF history student selected for Fulbright teaching assistantship[04.20.2011]With graduation day looming, Ryan Walsh received some news that removed a cloud of uncertainty from his immediate future.
Students participate in CSI research[04.20.2011]Forensics isn’t just popular fodder for television these days; it’s gained ground with real research done by students.
USF to unveil poetry garden[04.15.2011]The garden is a winding path through pine trees and palms. A pavilion made of wood and thatched with palm leaves is available among the poems posted along the path for visitors to stop, sit, and create their own sense of place.
USF study finds common fungicide lethal for frogs[04.13.2011]Chlorothalonil, a common fungicide used around the world on farms and golf courses, has been found to be lethal to frog tadpoles at levels below what regulators have said are safe environmental concentrations, according to a University of South Florida study published in one of the nation’s leading environmental journals.
Studying abroad in China[04.11.2011]Samantha Ashworth, a senior at the University of South Florida, is spending the year in study abroad in Tianjin, China, at Nankai University. She recently sent an email to faculty and her world language peers discussing her travels and studies so far.
USF professor explores the role of men as feminists[04.11.2011]University of South Florida English Professor Gary Lemons is all too familiar with the “f” word that can put lots of people on edge -- feminism.
USF research included in Encyclopedia Britannica[04.11.2011]Important findings from a University of South Florida research study on sea slugs have been included in the Encyclopedia Britannica’s “Book of the Year,” which highlights the most important scientific discoveries from 2010.
Historian, poet explores Black Cuban life[04.11.2011]Cigars and maids may not have much in common, but Havana is the connection when British historian Jean Stubbs and Cuban author and journalist Pedro Perez Sarduy team up for a presentation at the University of South Florida April 14 at 4:30 at the Patel Center for Global Solutions building, room 136.
USF student wins international competition[04.09.2011]USF Student Body President Cesar Hernandez went to Dubai last week determined to make a powerful statement about American immigration policy not fully realizing that he was in the midst of a prestigious international competition that would pit him against great young minds from universities like Cambridge and Yale.
USF study looks at invasive species[04.08.2011]Worldwide, invasions threaten native species and communities, degrade natural areas, decrease crop yields and cost billions to eradicate. Notorious invasive species such as Burmese pythons, Melaleuca, Cuban tree frogs and fire ants, have consumed the attention -- and substantial resources -- of Florida and elsewhere.
Forensic Science Symposium to present new research findings[04.05.2011]The University of South Florida Department of Anthropology and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will be hosting the upcoming Forensic Sciences Symposium: Research and Collaboration in Hillsborough County. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office at 11025 N. 46th St.
USF student receives regional award for meteorology[04.05.2011]A USF student recently has been awarded the Dr. Dewey M. Stowers Award for Excellence in Meteorology from the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
Searching for Atlantis[03.31.2011]Since Plato etched his immortal story of a spectacular city that fell into the ocean, the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the imagination. USF Professor Philip Reeder is part of an international research team searching for this famed city.
USF colloquium series addresses BP oil disaster[03.31.2011]The University of South Florida’s Department of Sociology colloquium series will be hosting “The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf: Lessons from Pandora’s Well.”
English department to host lecture about satire[03.31.2011]The University of South Florida’s English department will be hosting the annual DeBartolo lecture at 3 p.m. on April 7 in the Grace Allen Room of the USF library.
USF scientist unlocks mystery of high-performance toad tongues[03.25.2011]How do toads, perhaps the least athletic of frogs, feed on fast moving insects? Biologists have known for decades that toads snare prey by flipping their sticky tongues out in a flash of an eye--just a few thousandths of a second--far faster than any other movements the often-sluggish creatures make.
USF geologist: Planning helps avert disasters[03.23.2011]Timothy H. Dixon, who teaches in the University of South Florida’s Department of Geology, said the safety design for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan should have anticipated the size of the earthquake and its attendant tsunami.
Professor named editor of online journal about women authors[03.22.2011]They were suspicious of the new technology. People could steal your words. They could easily spread lies. And how would you know if anything you read was actually true?
It pays to go to class[03.14.2011]Imagine taking a class that offers real-world, on the job experience and the chance to actually make some money. A class like that may sound too good to be true for some. But for one class, it’s a reality.
Joining clubs offer unique opportunities for students[03.14.2011]The University of South Florida School of Mass Communications recently held a student organization fair.
Geologists watching deadly earthquake, tsunami[03.11.2011]The devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Japan and unleashed a tsunami, which set communities along the Pacific Ocean on edge, did not affect six USF students studying in central Japan, but quickly became a focus of USF experts on seismic event and water movement.
Annual language workshop begins Friday[03.11.2011]People who love language to the point of wanting to know the most detailed aspect of how human beings put their thoughts into words are gathering at the University of South Florida for the Second Annual USF/Tampa Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Phonology on March 11-12, 2011.
USF grad student wins award at Florida Society of Geographers annual meeting[03.11.2011]For the second consecutive year, a University of South Florida student won the best graduate paper award at the annual Florida Society of Geographers meeting.
USF graduate lands his dream job[03.10.2011]For Charlie Terenzio (BAMC 2010), his job varies every day. As assistant director of communications for the University of South Florida athletics department, Terenzio handles everything from press releases, video shoots and covering the teams for games and tournaments.
Professor honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award[03.10.2011]Christos Tsokos, distinguished university professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of South Florida, was recently granted the University of Connecticut Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Professor addresses Middle East turmoil[03.08.2011]With events in the Middle East unfolding at alarming speed, University of South Florida professor Mohsen Milani offers his views on the spreading upheaval in this question and answer session.
Black History: More than just a month[03.02.2011]Some comedians joke that February was chosen for Black History month because it was the shortest but the truth is, in coming up with the idea, Carter G. Woodson followed a tradition in African American communities of celebrating the births of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. What started out as a week in 1926 -- called Negro History week -- was expanded to a month 50 years later.
Panhandle beaches show signs of improvement[03.02.2011]Many beaches in Florida’s Panhandle and in parts of Alabama hit hard by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill appear to have been thoroughly cleared of visible tar balls and layers of buried oil beneath the sand, but residual oil contamination can still be detected under UV lights, according to a new report from USF’s Coastal Research Lab.
Professor edits journal's special issue[02.04.2011]Two years ago, Lynn B. (Marty) Martin received a call inviting him to be the lead editor of a special issue on “Ecological Immunology” in the renowned British Ecological Society’s journal “Functional Ecology.”
Discovery Channel to feature student invention[02.18.2011]Have you ever come up with an invention but didn’t make it happen because you didn’t know where to start? Then the next thing you know, you see your invention featured on television, but the patent is not yours. University of South Florida economics student Calvin Sutton didn’t want that to happen to him.
The story behind Valentine's Day[02.14.2011]Saint Valentine may have been thrown off the list of official saints during Vatican II, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating the day associated with his birth.
SI student selected for ALA's Student to Staff Program[02.07.2011]A University of South Florida School of Information student was one of 40 students from around the country to be selected for the American Library Association's Student to Staff Program.
CAS honors faculty, staff for length of service[02.02.2011]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences honored several employees on Feb. 2, 2011 for their years of service to the university.
Foreign students eye Middle East struggle[02.04.2011]The turmoil and strife half a world away -- first in Tunisia and now Egypt -- is fueling a mix of pride and anxiety in University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences students with ties to Egypt.
Lecture to discuss pop culture's impact on literacy[02.03.2011]USF’s English department is hosting Bronwyn Williams, writer and professor of English at University of Louisville, at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 4, in the Marshall Student Center room 2707.
Arab, Muslim hate crimes examined[02.03.2011]In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, hate crimes against Arab and Muslim-Americans spiked. However, hate crimes against other groups decreased during this time, according to a new study by University of South Florida and the State University of New York at Albany.
CAS faculty explores justice movements in the Americas[02.01.2011]USF Professor Harry Vanden began his professional life as a Spanish-speaking social worker in Philadelphia in the turbulent days of 1968 before his academic interests led him to the mountains of Ecuador to meet struggling peasants, to the highlands of Chiapas to encounter the Zapatistas and to Venezuela as a member of the Carter Center’s observation team monitoring the election that swept Hugo Chávez to power.
Mailer Review focuses on two "literary warriors"[01.27.2011]Masculinity, toughness, fantasy women, violence, war, boxing, guns -- these are the themes that unite two of the 20th Century’s greatest writers, Norman Mailer and Ernest Hemingway.
Africana event opens the eyes of students[01.27.2011]Hillsborough County students visited the University of South Florida’s Marshall Center on Jan. 20, to experience the cultural event “Many Faces of Africa” hosted by USF’s Department of Africana Studies and the Institute on Black Life.
Author Tony D’Souza to speak at USF[01.24.2010]Award-winning novelist Tony D’Souza will be at USF to read and discuss his published works at 7 p.m., Jan. 26, 2011, in the auditorium of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. There will be a book signing at the end of the event, which is sponsored by the USF Department of English and the Center for India Studies.
Award-winning journalist begins teaching at USF[01.20.2011]The University of South Florida has named Wayne Garcia, an award-winning political journalist and educator, to an instructor position in its School of Mass Communications.
FIOG public safety program recognized by state officials[01.13.2011]The Coordinated Community Anti Crime Initiative, a collaborative effort by the Florida Institute of Government, University of South Florida Police Department and the University Area Community Development Corp., was recently featured at state symposiums in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, highlighting the success of this program.
Haiti one year later: USF student remembers devastating earthquake[01.12.2011]As we remember Haiti today, we thank all the countries that responded and served in the humanitarian assistance effort. It seems strange that a year has passed already -- the images of my nation’s terrible devastation are as fresh today as if it had happened just an hour ago.
Exploring the field of economics[01.12.2011]Everyone is hoping for better economic headlines in 2011, but if news about the economy flies over your head or makes you anxious because you barely comprehend what it’s all about, a couple of courses that deal with money matters just might help.
Professor emerita wins lifetime achievement award[01.11.2011]Henrietta Mays Smith, professor emerita at the University of South Florida School Information, is the winner of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made Monday by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Medicinal plant garden takes root[01.03.2011]Among its 3,000 species of plants, diverse habitats and shady paths, something new is taking root at the USF Botanical Gardens. Thanks to University of South Florida senior Tony Kurian, a biology major and president of the USF Botanical Gardens Club, there’s a medicinal plant garden.
USF School of Information attends 2010 Miami Book Fair International[12.14.2010]The USF School of Information was represented in the 2010 Miami Book Fair International during Nov. 20-21. SI had a booth at the fair to advertise its degree program and network with alumni.
Student gives back to former neighborhood[12.10.2010]Jeannese Castro pulled up her electric blue Toyota Yaris to the chain-link fencing bumping against the property at Mann-Wagnon Park in the heart of Sulphur Springs. As soon as she put it into park, several energetic girls scrambled out, talking and playfully shoving each other as they walked up to the entrance to the Moses House. Here, kids in the community come after school for tutoring sessions, art workshops and just to hang out, an alternative to hanging out on the streets of one of Tampa’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The kids are sweet and smart, volunteers at Moses House always say, but rough around the edges.
Alumni Spotlight: Trish Higgins[12.06.2010]Every piece of video that is received at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta passes through a person or system that Trish Higgins oversees. Higgins, a mass communication graduate of the print-journalism sequence, is now the Media Coordinator Supervisor in the Image and Sound Department at CNN.
Professor wins lifetime achievement award[12.03.2010]Geography professor Graham Tobin, Ph.D., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG).
Anthropology professor working with former U.S. president[12.01.2010]You, your family and community constitute an important part of history -- every story a puzzle piece that completes a picture important to the future, for descendents and researchers alike.
USF Weather Center explores natural disasters[12.01.2010]As a child, Jennifer Collins remembers flicking on the television in her home in England one October evening to hear a BBC weatherman dismiss rumors that a hurricane would be sweeping the country and assured viewers the weather would be fine. It was the eve of her 12th birthday, and a big party was planned.
The weatherman was, of course, wrong.
USF SI attends 2010 FAME Annual Convention[11.12.2010]The Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) is the professional organization at the state level for librarians who work in educational settings. FAME’s President, Cecelia Solomon, is a graduate of the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science program. Last week, school media specialists from all regions of Florida congregated once more for their Annual Conference at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando.
USF SI helps launch Project ALFA site[11.05.2010]Project ALFA is a partnership between the University of Alabama, the University of South Florida, the Alabama Public Library Service, and the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services. Project ALFA is an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program centered on a philosophy of service to a diverse community. It was designed to do so by providing 30 masters degree fellowships.
USF SI hosts ICPE 2010[10.23.2010]On Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, 2010, faculty and students of the School of Information (SI) and University of South Florida administrators welcomed domestic and international presenters at the Second International Conference on Information Capital, Property and Ethics (ICPE).
USF SI faculty present paper at Present Paper at Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference[10.23.2010]USF School of Information Director Dr. Jim Andrews and LIS Adjunct Denise Shereff are presenting their paper, “The Question about Questions: Is DC a Good Choice to Address the Challenges of Representation of Clinical Research Questions and Value Sets?” with their colleagues Timothy Patrick and Rachel Richesson at the DC-2010 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference.
6 CAS professors named Outstanding Undergraduate Teachers[11.29.2010]Six College of Arts and Sciences professors received the University of South Florida Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for the 2009-10 school year.
Leading philosopher to discuss higher education, democracy[11.19.2010]Martha Nussbaum is widely considered one of America’s top philosophers and is coming to the University of South Florida to speak about her latest book, "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities."
Leading philosopher to discuss need for a liberal arts education[11.18.2010]Martha Nussbaum is widely considered one of America’s best philosophers. Nussbaum, who has written more than 30 books, will be speaking at USF at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Traditions Hall about her latest book, “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.”
Former Iran hostage discusses U.S.-Iran relations[11.08.2010]Thirty-one years to the day after he was taken hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Iran, former career diplomat John Limbert said the U.S. and Iran will never move beyond its three-decade-old standoff unless it is willing to put the “ghosts of history” behind them.
Professor wins Southeastern division award[10.29.2010]Assistant professor of geography, Jennifer Collins, Ph.D., recently was honored by winning the 2010 Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) Excellence in Teaching Award.
UMass Scholar to discuss Holocaust [10.29.2010]Cultural studies scholar Olga Gershenson, Ph.D., will be speaking about how the Holocaust was represented in the Soviet Union, at noon, on Nov. 5, in the Grace Allen Room.
Communication professor wins distinguished award[10.29.2010]Kenneth Cissna, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Communication, won the 2010 Distinguished Award for an Edited Scholarly Book from the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association NCA.
USF study examines whale shark eating habits[10.29.2010]How does earth’s biggest fish dine on the tiniest marine critters? New research reveals how whale sharks filter feed in the wild and links their feeding anatomy, behavior and ecology as never before.
Department of Government and International Affairs to host Middle East conference[10.27.2010]The complicated landscape of electoral politics and democratization in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran will be the focus of a Nov. 3-4 conference at USF, drawing some of the world’s leading figures, scholars and commentators on the ever-complex subject.
Graduate students present their research at national weather conference[10.27.2010]Three graduate students from the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida recently presented their research at the National Weather Association annual conference held in Tucson, Ariz.
Exploring the role of “rest in peace” T-shirts in Black America[10.27.2010]The USF Institute on Black Life will host anthropology doctoral candidate Brett Mervis, who will give a presentation entitled “Rest in Peace T-Shirts: An Exploratory Study of a Contemporary Black American Mourning Ritual.” The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4 in FAO 296.
Alumna named Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year[10.26.2010]USF alumna Colleen Chappell was named the 2010 Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Mass communications student wins video contest[10.26.2010]Everyone has been told that recycling is important and should be done on a daily basis. There is even a song titled "3 R's" by Jack Johnson informing people to reduce, reuse and recycle. For Dan Bakst, a junior majoring in mass communications, the idea of reusing involved a plastic bag and an imagination.
USF grad student wins big at GPU Symposium [09.27.2010]USF graduate Jon Belof, Ph.D., won the "Best Talk" award at the GPU Symposium at the Fall 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Spend New Year's in India[10.25.2010]Dr. Carlos Lopez of religious studies and Dr. Pratyusha Basu of geography will lead a two-week winter break study tour of India from Dec. 26, 2010 to Jan. 8, 2011. The goal of this program is to familiarize students with conducting field-based research in an international setting and to provide a foundation for any further research topics relating to India.
CAS faculty to participate in upcoming election debates[10.22.2010]With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, U.S. Senate and Florida Gubernatorial candidates will make their last pleas for votes during two televised debates at the University of South Florida.
Natural Prescription[10.01.2010]The Antarctic is literally the place anyone might expect to look for a treatment for a tropical disease like malaria, but under a retreating glacier is exactly where USF chemist Bill Baker found a bright red sea sponge that holds the latest hope for a new treatment.
Leading economist to discuss education and the economy[10.08.2010]Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D. will be bringing her intellect and input on economics, education and public policy when she comes to speak at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Three alumni discuss life after college[10.11.2010]Three men, three different careers, three different lifestyles, but one foundation that allowed them all to grow — the University of South Florida. The three College of Arts and Sciences alumni, T.J. Nutter, Emilio Gonzalez and Howard Gruverman, were given a tour around their alma mater and took part in a panel discussing their career accomplishments and their experiences at USF.
Professor uses Chinese storytelling techniques to teach language[10.08.2010]Indispensible to the traditional Chinese storytelling art, kuaishu, or “fast tales,” are two flat, brass plates called yuanyang ban.
This day in world history: Oct. 7[10.07.2010]October 1967. In Nigeria, on the west coast of Africa, civil war raged. Ethnic and cultural differences fueled the fighting, which followed the secession of the mostly Igbo region to the east of the Niger River, an area renamed Biafra. Nigerian government troops had arrived in Asaba, an ethnically-Igbo town on the west bank of the Niger that remained part of Nigeria. On Oct. 7, 1967, federal troops gathered up men and older boys, accusing them of Biafran sympathies.
USF: No visible oil found in offshore sand cores[10.08.2010]A team of University of South Florida researchers studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on northern Gulf beaches say areas just offshore from some of Florida’s most heavily oiled beaches appear to be free of visible oil contamination in the sediments.
Annual Fall Plant Festival celebrated Oct. 9-10[10.07.2010]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate its 20th annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Oct.10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for the event and botanical gardens is $5 for the general public. USF Botanical Garden members and children under 12 are admitted free.
Cleaning up a football game[10.07.2010]At an event that usually results in a lot of garbage, USF is encouraging students to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bottles and cans as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Game Day Challenge.
Educating people about climate change[10.07.2010]A complex and interdisciplinary subject, climate science is not easy to teach. Nonetheless, University of South Florida Geology Professor and Department Chair Jeffrey Ryan says it is essential for people to have a basic, scientific grasp of the environmental changes taking place and their impacts so they can make critical decisions affecting their lives.
Sociology’s Fall 2010 Colloquium Series to kickoff in October[09.27.2010]The sociology department has announced its Fall 2010 Colloquium Series. The series will feature current USF professors and graduate students.
Economics seminar to discuss lawsuit dynamics[09.23.2010]The Department of Economics will host Professor Andrew F. Daughety of Vanderbilt University Sept. 24. Daughety will discuss his work “A Dynamic Model of Lawsuit Joinder and Settlement.” The paper examines a model of the process in which multiple related lawsuits are filed and combined as well as the effects of preemptive settlement offers.
Professor explores role of Iran in shaping the future of Iraq[09.23.2010]Iran has played the role of a “spoiler power” in Iraq, thwarting U.S. interests in the war-torn country when they run counter to what Iran wants to happen there, said University of South Florida professor Mohsen M. Milani.
USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series to feature prominent Civil War historian[09.22.2010]Famed historian and author Eric Foner, Ph.D., will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., on Sept. 23 at the USF Marshall Student Center in the Oval Theater as part of the USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series.
Abstracts wanted for upcoming Gulf Oil Spill Conference[09.22.2010]The University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the State of Florida Oil Spill Academic Task Force will host a major oil spill research conference, Feb. 9-11, 2011, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Fla.
8 questions with Eric Foner[09.20.2010]Famed Civil War historian, professor and curator Eric Foner, Ph.D., will be talking about one of the most turbulent eras in United States history. His lecture, "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery and the Rights of Black Americans," will revolve around his latest publication "Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World."
USF Botanical Gardens to host beekeeping workshops[09.17.2010]The USF Botanical Gardens will be hosting four beekeeping workshops this fall.
College of Arts and Sciences unleashes "This Week in Pictures"[09.17.2010]The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will be accepting and publishing photographs weekly, submitted by USF faculty, staff and students that capture campus life, class projects, research, faculty and anything else showcasing CAS.
CAS researchers examine feelings of immigrants[09.17.2010]Immigrants who feel harassed and treated like common criminals by government officials could have a harder time building a psychological attachment to the United States and might feel too alienated to participate in civic life here, according to a study by two University of South Florida professors.
Company unveils USF-developed solar energy technology[09.16.2010]In the hunt for new ways of creating renewable and clean energy, few technologies have generated as much excitement as the tiny, flexible solar cells developed by USF physicist Xiaomei Jiang in recent years.
CAS senior featured on "Live! With Regis and Kelly"[09.15.2010]University of South Florida senior Neil Seaver is flipping out. That’s because the biomedical science major recently received national attention--and $2,500--for his wacky talent. Seaver was featured as a finalist in the Wacky and Wild Talent Contest on the "Live! With Regis and Kelly" show.
New director hired for the School of Mass Communications[09.14.2010]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has named Fred Pearce the director of the School of Mass Communications.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to discuss Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton[09.13.2010]Pulitzer Prize-winning, public speaker, National Humanities Medal recipient, MacArthur Foundation recipient and sometimes even musician, Taylor Branch will be speaking at 7 p.m., on Sept. 14, at the Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Jaeb Theater) as part of the USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series.
Lecture series to focus on cold cases[09.13.2010]In an effort to strengthen the partnerships between the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies, a new lecture series began Friday, hosted by the Department of Anthropology at USF.
USF Botanical Gardens Plant Shop to host "An African Violet and Gesneriad Celebration" [09.09.2010]The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host a special one-day Gesneriad Celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the USF Botanical Gardens.
7 questions with Taylor Branch[09.08.2010]Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch will kick-off the fall lineup for the Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
USF Botanical Gardens to feature annual cactus show[09.03.2010]Central Florida Cactus & Succulent Society will hold its annual Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2010 at the USF Botanical Gardens.
Suncoast League of Cities partners with USF’s Florida Institute of Government[09.02.2010]Beginning in October 2010, the Suncoast League of Cities will partner with University of South Florida’s Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) to advance the quality of life in West Central Florida.
Tracking beach ecosystems in wake of oil spill[09.01.2010]In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, the focus on Florida beaches has been whether they are cleaned of oil or not.
But USF Professor Susan Bell, chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, is investigating a more complex set of questions about beaches and their inhabitants: whether the interwoven communities of plants, small crabs, clams, turtles, birds and other critters are a functioning food web or have feeding relationships become altered on beaches impacted by the nation’s largest environmental disaster.
New economics professor wins international award[09.02.2009]A little more than two weeks into her new position at the University of South Florida, an economics professor received an international award in recognition of her research on the physical and mental effects of winning the lottery.
Anthropology professor featured in Public Library of Science initiative[09.01.2010]A University of South Florida professor is one of 13 scientists and journalists selected to participate in the Public Library of Science Blogs, a new network for discussing science in public that covers topics in research, culture and publishing.
Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program to offer stipends for master’s program[08.30.2010]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education are offering $30,000 stipends to 31 professionals who are interested in earning their teaching credentials in mathematics and science through the one-year accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program at USF. The program will begin in fall 2011, and applications can be submitted beginning Sept. 1, 2010.
Professor publishes book about celebrity, social media[08.27.2010]When the headquarters for manufacturing fame moved from Hollywood and New York to the Internet, the tools and the decision-making power moved with them.
Department of Sociology welcomes new chairman[08.27.2010]The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has named Robert Benford as the chair of the Department of Sociology.
CAS researchers studying metabolites that protect organisms from infection[07.26.2010]Chemistry professor Bill Baker leads the research team, composed of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as professionals in the field, to study metabolites produced by organisms in Antarctica.
New USF student organization offers thesis, volunteer opportunities[08.17.2010]Beginning this fall, University of South Florida students will have the opportunity to join a new student organization, the USF Botanical Gardens Club. This organization will offer students the opportunity to develop an honors thesis or volunteer with the Botanical Gardens.
2 CAS graduates named USF Undergraduate Scholars[08.12.2010]Two College of Arts and Sciences graduates received the USF Undergraduate Scholar award at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.
Annual Tropical Plant Fair set for July 10-11[07.02.2010]Did you lose your tropical plants in last winter’s harsh weather? Those delicate orchids and ginger plants, fragrant plumeria, or lush green ferns?
CAS professor helps make historic discovery[08.11.2010]Bones unearthed by a team of scientists in Ethiopia show that early human ancestors used tools a million years earlier than previously documented, which means many textbooks will have to be rewritten as the world gains a new perspective on human development. The August 12 issue of the journal Nature recounts the story of the landmark discovery by the people who made it.
Chemistry professor wins outstanding junior faculty award[07.30.2010]University of South Florida chemistry assistant professor Arjan van der Vaart has been awarded the American Chemical Society HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the ACS announced Friday.
CAS professor helps make solar windows a reality[07.21.2010]A Maryland-based company has announced it will unveil a working prototype of the world’s first-ever glass window capable of generating electricity in the coming weeks. The prototype, which has the ability to generate electricity on a see-thru glass window, is being made possible through the use of the world’s smallest working organic solar cells, developed by Xiaomei Jiang, a University of South Florida physics professor.
CAS geologist helps cartoonist with "oil" paintings[07.27.2010]Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Steven Breen is accustomed to reducing big issues into startling, thought-provoking images. But his newest endeavor literally turned the damaging effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the commentary itself. With the help of University of South Florida coastal geologist Ping Wang and graduate student Rip Kirby, Breen recently set out to the beaches near Pensacola to gather oil washed up on the beach to see if he could use the material as part of artwork.
Botanical Gardens hosting events about bromeliads and bees[08.03.2010]For two consecutive weekends this month, the USF Botanical Gardens will be all abuzz as gardens staff and volunteers welcome visitors to its annual Bromeliad Bash on Saturday, Aug. 14 and then the first in a series of popular beekeeping workshops on Saturday, Aug. 21.
CAS student finishes strong in Chinese competition[08.11.2010]Dressed in red robes and wielding a sword, University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez triumphed as one of five first-place winners in a world-wide Chinese language competition. He was the only American in the top five first-place winners.
New report shows thousands of tiny tar balls on Florida beaches[08.08.2010]As researchers from the University of South Florida Coastal Research Laboratory examined miles of beaches of north Florida and Alabama last month, they discovered beaches hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill and then “cleaned” by BP crews were anything but clean.
$1.2 million grant to train math, science teachers for Tampa Bay[07.27.2010]A $1.2 million grant awarded to the USF College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education by the National Science Foundation will go a long way in helping ensure the success of students who are committed to becoming tomorrow's science and mathematics teachers.
CAS sophomore in finals of Chinese Competition[07.22.2010]University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez finished second in the lastest round of competition in the “Chinese Bridge” Competition and now moves on to compete in the finals with just six remaining contestants. Six contestants were eliminated this week during the nationally televised event from Shanghai.
CAS students travel to Ireland to study media[07.28.2010]After months of preparation, 14 students from USF left for Ireland this week. With the knowledge they have gleamed from assigned films and readings and their passports in hand, they will embark on a journey that former students have called “life-changing.”
CAS student receives inaugural doctoral research fellowship[07.26.2010]Nicole Caesar, a Ph.D. student in the University of South Florida’s Department of Geography, is the recipient of the USF Graduate School’s inaugural Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship. She will receive $18,000 for two academic years and a $600 travel budget to aid her in the completion of her doctoral research.
CAS student receives inaugural dissertation fellowship[07.26.2010]Anthropology Ph.D. student Elizabeth Danforth is one of four students awarded the University of South Florida Graduate School’s inaugural Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Danforth will receive $15,000 to aid in the completion of her doctoral dissertation, which examines adolescent nutrition in Tanzania.
Culture important in water management[07.20.2010]In the small African village of Gbenikoro, which is in a remote part of northern Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District, there is a plateau. And if you ride in a Range Rover to the top of the plateau and step out, as Fenda Akiwumi has, a rice swamp extends before you. It’s a spectacular view of the most beautiful body of water she says she has ever seen in her life.
CAS students win prestigious international scholarship[07.15.2010]Two USF College of Arts and Sciences students have won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. The selection rate for this scholarship in the last nine years has been as low as 11 percent, making this a very competitive scholarship.
A journey of scientific and self discovery[07.08.2010]USF senior Amber Schmidt spends hours every week doing immunology research on the progression of myelodysplastic syndrome to acute myeloid leukemia in the lab of Dr. Epling-Burnette at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on the USF campus. Her greatest discovery to date, however, did not occur as she peered into a test tube.
Memorial to Nigerian mass killing sought[06.30.2010]University of South Florida researchers are back in Nigeria this summer to continue their work collecting statements from witnesses to a decades-old mass killing that took place during the nation’s civil war.
USF geologist says oil threatens dunes, nesting areas[07.01.2010]Large waves driven by Hurricane Alex pushed oil higher up Florida's Panhandle beaches and toward critical bird-nesting areas on barrier islands, USF geologist Ping Wang said.
Juneteenth celebrates freedom[06.18.2010]In stark contrast to the way news travels in an instant around the globe today, news of emancipation from slavery travelled to the enslaved only as fast as humans could carry it.
Preserving Holocaust oral histories[06.14.2010]An internationally recognized ethnographer who studies and records human cultures, sociologist, and communication scholar, USF communication professor Carolyn Ellis has a long-standing interest in personal narratives of loss, trauma and emotionality in communication.
The Nose Knows: Sharks smell in stereo[06.10.2010]Shark attacks have been studied for years by researchers who hope to unlock mysteries around how the predatory animals use their senses. The answers may provide scientists with information that can help people – though in an unexpected way when it comes to the sense of smell.
Book "Lavender Scare" to be documentary[06.09.2010]The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, by University of South Florida history professor David Johnson, has inspired Emmy Award-winning producer Josh Howard to produce a documentary based on the work, according to a recent story in Variety magazine.
Roller skater focuses on speed[06.08.2010]Ashley Hinton, an accomplished skater, hopes to us