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Ken Ono to speak at USF in R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series
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.

CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship
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.

Rutgers University professor to give lecture on the study of dark matter at USF
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.

USF science club successfully launches rocket into the sky
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 inspires documentary
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.

USF student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
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.

CAS student receives two prestigious scholarships
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.

USF's Outstanding Graduate 'proud to be a Bull'
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.

Lecture to unravel the mysteries of DNA folds
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.

AMS sectional meeting to be held at USF
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.

Professor honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award
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.

6 CAS professors named Outstanding Undergraduate Teachers
Six College of Arts and Sciences professors received the University of South Florida Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for the 2009-10 school year.

$1.2 million grant to train math, science teachers for Tampa Bay
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.