New class examines the food industry
It’s not a good idea to get between a hungry animal and its food. This can apply to humans, too, especially when it comes to their favorite dishes. So it was with a little fear and trepidation that University of South Florida Visiting Instructor Sara Dykins Callahan offered her new course, The Ethics of Food Production that concluded its pilot outing last semester.
5th annual Oktoberfest celebrates CAS research
More than 300 people attended the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Fifth Annual Oktoberfest. The event took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and highlighted some of the research and scholarship projects by faculty and students.
Research Spotlight: Julia Irwin
Julia Irwin knows what it’s like to face the dilemma of having to choose between two loves and came up with the perfect solution. Simply choose them both and see what happens. In her case the love of history and science led to an exciting blending of the two.
USF professor receives diplomatic history award
Biannually the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awards the Betty M. Unterberger prize to distinguished writers in the field of diplomatic history. Julia Irwin, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida, is this year’s recipient.
USF student looks at value of today’s young adult fiction
For a generation of young readers, it’s werewolves over “The Sea Wolf” and Team Edward over Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”
USF journal inspires undergraduate writers
Can you reflect on the symbolism of beer-stained carpet? What would happen if all the culture, music and art in the world were stolen? And is there some essential truth to a parent’s eternal question to their malingering college-age child: Are you sick, or just hung over?
USF professor explores the role of men as feminists
University of South Florida English Professor Gary Lemons is all too familiar with the “f” word that can put lots of people on edge -- feminism.
Professor named editor of online journal about women authors
They were suspicious of the new technology. People could steal your words. They could easily spread lies. And how would you know if anything you read was actually true?
Annual language workshop begins Friday
People who love language to the point of wanting to know the most detailed aspect of how human beings put their thoughts into words are gathering at the University of South Florida for the Second Annual USF/Tampa Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Phonology on March 11-12, 2011.
The story behind Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine may have been thrown off the list of official saints during Vatican II, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating the day associated with his birth.
Lecture to discuss pop culture's impact on literacy
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.
Mailer Review focuses on two "literary warriors"
Masculinity, toughness, fantasy women, violence, war, boxing, guns -- these are the themes that unite two of the 20th Century’s greatest writers, Norman Mailer and Ernest Hemingway.
Author Tony D’Souza to speak at USF
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.
Haiti one year later: USF student remembers devastating earthquake
As we remember Haiti today, we thank all the countries that responded and served in the humanitarian assistance effort. It seems strange that a year has passed already -- the images of my nation’s terrible devastation are as fresh today as if it had happened just an hour ago.
UMass Scholar to discuss Holocaust
Cultural studies scholar Olga Gershenson, Ph.D., will be speaking about how the Holocaust was represented in the Soviet Union, at noon, on Nov. 5, in the Grace Allen Room.
Professor uses Chinese storytelling techniques to teach language
Indispensible to the traditional Chinese storytelling art, kuaishu, or “fast tales,” are two flat, brass plates called yuanyang ban.
This day in world history: Oct. 7
October 1967. In Nigeria, on the west coast of Africa, civil war raged. Ethnic and cultural differences fueled the fighting, which followed the secession of the mostly Igbo region to the east of the Niger River, an area renamed Biafra. Nigerian government troops had arrived in Asaba, an ethnically-Igbo town on the west bank of the Niger that remained part of Nigeria. On Oct. 7, 1967, federal troops gathered up men and older boys, accusing them of Biafran sympathies.
CAS student finishes strong in Chinese competition
Dressed in red robes and wielding a sword, University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez triumphed as one of five first-place winners in a world-wide Chinese language competition. He was the only American in the top five first-place winners.
CAS sophomore in finals of Chinese Competition
University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez finished second in the lastest round of competition in the “Chinese Bridge” Competition and now moves on to compete in the finals with just six remaining contestants. Six contestants were eliminated this week during the nationally televised event from Shanghai.
Book "Lavender Scare" to be documentary
The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, by University of South Florida history professor David Johnson, has inspired Emmy Award-winning producer Josh Howard to produce a documentary based on the work, according to a recent story in Variety magazine.