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4 former Speakers of the Florida House to participate in USF event
Professor Susan MacManus will moderate discussion at the Old Capitol Museum in Tallahassee.

USF to host panel discussion of former Speakers of the Florida House
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-Nielsen Survey: Floridians still feeling financial stress, find government spending "relatively wasteful"
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.

USF-Nielsen Survey: Economy remains top issue facing Florida
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.

CAS professor to discuss animal rights
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.

Survey: political differences dividing state of Florida
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
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.

Honor student receives Critical Language Scholarship
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.

CAS students to visit Nielsen’s Call Center
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.

USF graduate accepted into world’s top-ranked Latin American Studies program
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.

CAS to host State Department internship information session
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.

Two USF students participate in Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference
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.

CAS student receives prestigious place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK
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
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 finalist status for Presidential Management Fellowship
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.

USF student receives Fulbright award to study law in Liverpool
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.

CAS faculty and alumni to speak at TedxUSF
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.

Post-Election Analysis
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.

Grad student receives Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship
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 student awarded scholarship to study in Africa
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.

Renowned philosopher to discuss immigration issues
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).

Diplomats visit USF
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 professor in high demand for political analysis
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.

Professors address security issues in government
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?

Professors dissect "Occupy Movement"
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 alumnus to speak on citizenship and immigration
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.

Government Internships Program to host information session
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.

USF grad student awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Graduate student and former USF tennis player Lauren Shumate has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Serbia.

USF alumnus making an impact in The White House
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.

Professor discusses Libya turmoil
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’s outstanding graduate overcomes tragedy
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.

Middle East expert discusses death of Bin Laden
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.

Professor addresses Middle East turmoil
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.

Foreign students eye Middle East struggle
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.

CAS faculty explores justice movements in the Americas
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.

Former Iran hostage discusses U.S.-Iran relations
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.

Department of Government and International Affairs to host Middle East conference
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.

Three alumni discuss life after college
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 explores role of Iran in shaping the future of Iraq
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.

CAS students win prestigious international scholarship
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.