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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

EGSA announces spring conference
[03.16.2015]
The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is pleased to announce our upcoming spring conference, “Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text.” The conference will be held on March 27-28, 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.”

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.

“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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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 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.”

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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 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.

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.”

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”