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USF alumna appointed to White House team
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.

CAS students heads to Spain on Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
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.

CAS to host second annual Psychology Expo
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.

“This Is Your Brain on Music” author to speak at USF event
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 professors named Researchers of the Year
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.

CAS psychology professor awarded Fulbright Grant
A professor from the Department of Psychology has been awarded the Fulbright grant to teach a graduate-level course and conduct research at Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Department of Psychology to host ‘Psychology Expo’
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 study: Childhood depression may lead to heart disease
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.

3 CAS professors named AAAS Fellows
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 Professor receives DOE grant
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.”

USF researcher published in July for research that shows birds have cognitive ability
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
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.

CAS professor wins mentoring award
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.

CAS student receives prestigious place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK
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 alumna to compete in Miss America Pageant
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.

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 professor gains national attention after nutrition myths video goes viral
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.

Psychology student exemplifies determination
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.

Psychology program receives elite accreditation
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 “manhood” study sparks worldwide debate
“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,” 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.

USF professor discusses cholesterol, saturated fat and obesity myths
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.

VIDEO: Bad science, big business created obesity epidemic
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.

16-year-old finishes junior year at USF
On Dec. 14, 2010, Joann Gold turned 16. A few weeks she walked onto USF’s campus as a junior.

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.

Roller skater focuses on speed
Ashley Hinton, an accomplished skater, hopes to us