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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 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 faculty recognized
[04.16.2013]
20 University of South Florida faculty members were honored on Monday, April 15, with a dinner and formal awards ceremony in Lifsey House on the USF campus in acknowledgment of their recent professional recognitions by a number of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations. Nine of the 20 honorees are College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.