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English master’s student receives presidential doctoral fellowship
[07.06.2016]
Find out who received a Presidential Doctoral Fellowship from Utah State University!

Faculty, graduate students present at national conferences
[07.06.2016]
The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and the Conference on College Composition and Communication were recently held in Houston on April 6-9. The USF rhetoric and composition program had 10 graduate students and faculty members present at these conferences.

EGSA hosts spring conference and plenary speakers
[07.06.2016]
Co-organized by Chrissy Connor and Kristin Gocinski, the English Graduate Student Association hosted its annual spring conference April 1-2, 2016. This year’s conference also included creative readings and a Florida Photo Essay Contest. Carmella Guiol, M.F.A. student, and Emmilee Wyatt and Nyrin Odisha, English undergraduate students, received prizes for their outstanding submissions.

English hosts annual honors and awards ceremony
[07.06.2016]
Donors, faculty, staff, students, and loved ones filled Traditions Hall at the Gibbons Alumni Center on April 15, 2016 to celebrate the awards presented to graduate and undergraduate students from the USF Department of English.

CAS student receives full ride for Ph.D. at Brown University
[06.14.2016]
USF College of Arts and Sciences senior Jeremy Lomax has been awarded a full ride into Brown University’s Ph.D. program to study ecology and evolutionary biology.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Johanna Phelps-Hillen
[03.08.2016]
Johanna Phelps-Hillen, Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and composition and master’s student in public administration, was recently awarded a College Composition and Communication Research Initiative grant for her project, “Federal Grant Programs and Corollary Institutional Review Board Protocols: An Analysis of Reciprocity in Policy Determination, Implementation, and Impact on Writing Studies Research.”

February 2016 English Department Accomplishments
[03.08.2016]
Here are some of our department's accomplishments for the month of February.

USF researchers shine light on “The Politics of Mental Health”
[01.26.2016]
Graduate students and faculty members at the University of South Florida and colleagues tackle tough questions about mental illnesses and add new dimensions to discussions about the “politics” of mental health in a recently published special issue of the Journal of Medicine and the Person.

Dean's Office seeking creative, motivated interns
[11.24.2015]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is looking for interns who are hungry for experience.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Debbie Lelekis
[10.12.2015]
This feature takes a look at Dr. Debbie Lelekis’s background, projects and graduate experience.

Saw Palm wins Best of the Bay
[10.12.2015]
The Creative Writing Program's literary journal takes home a Best of the Bay award.

September 2015 English Department accomplishments
[10.12.2015]
Read about what USF English students, alumni and faculty have accomplished in the month of September!

July/August 2015 English department accomplishments
[09.11.2015]
See what English department students, alumni, faculty and emerita have accomplished in July and August!

May/June 2015 English department accomplishments
[08.14.2015]
Find out what USF English undergraduates, graduates, faculty and alumni have been up to lately!

English grads hired by universities
[09.03.2015]
Several graduates of the University of South Florida Department of English have accepted job offers. These College of Arts and Sciences alumni now are employed by major universities.

Debut novelists to read at USF Graphicstudio
[08.27.2015]
Debut novelists Phillippe Diederich and Kimberly Karalius, both graduates of the University of South Florida creative writing master's program, will read from their first novels at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at the USF Graphicstudio. This event is free and open to the public.

Congratulations USF English Graduates!
[08.27.2015]
Check out the list of Summer 2015 English grads!

Ph.D. students awarded fellowships
[08.14.2015]
Three Ph.D. students in the Department of English were awarded fellowships

Congratulations USF English Graduates & Doctoral Candidates!
[08.14.2015]
Check out our list of recent USF English graduates and doctoral candidates.

Dean's Office seeking creative, motivated interns
[07.16.2015]
If you got skills, we got snacks! The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for interns who are hungry for experience. Interns will work during the fall semester to assist with marketing and events. Applications are due Friday, July 31, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Cooper Hall (CPR) 107.

Department of English celebrates accomplishments
[05.01.2015]
Check out what USF English students, alumni and faculty accomplished in April 2015!

English major receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[06.04.2015]
Laura Flores of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Argentina during the summer 2015 semester. She will be attending USF's Argentina Human Rights Program through which she will further develop her interests in international human rights with a focus on Latin American countries.

Biology student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[06.04.2015]
Islam Ibrahim of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Italy during the summer 2015 semester. The Gilman Scholarship will support Ibrahim’s future plans by offering him the opportunity to embark on an academic adventure through the USF Science in Florence Program, where he will develop his language and cross-cultural communication skills.

CAS students heads to Spain on Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[06.04.2015]
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.

English major receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[06.04.2015]
Alexandra Erraei of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in London during the summer 2015 semester. As a senior majoring in English and minoring in criminology, Erraei looks forward to expanding her passions for English literature and law abroad through the USF in London program.

Department of English hosts annual honors and awards ceremony
[04.30.2015]
Donors, faculty, staff, students and loved ones filled Traditions Hall on April 17 to celebrate the awards presented to graduate and undergraduate students from the USF English department.

English Ph.D. student named 2015 Newman Civic Fellow
[04.16.2015]
Johanna Phelps-Hillen, a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of English, has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors “inspiring college leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities across the country.”

English Department Student, Alumni and Faculty Accomplishments
[04.13.2015]
Check out what the English department has been up to!

Creative writing master's students publish essays, fiction
[04.13.2015]
The University of South Florida’s (USF) English Department is pleased to announce that five master's students have published first novels and story collections and edited or contributed to anthologies in 2014-2015. The students are either currently attending or are recent graduates from the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

Undergraduate English student prepares for law school
[04.01.2015]
With the importance today’s society places on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, the knowledge of the value of a degree in liberal arts sometimes gets lost in the mix. This knowledge, however, was not the case for Brittnie Burns, a junior honors student majoring in literary studies.

CAS student receives an honorable mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
[04.06.2015]
Stephanie Radu of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences received an honorable mention for her application to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award for science research. Applicants must write a rigorous research proposal as part of their application. The award can be used for educational expenses including research support.

CAS student receives Udall Scholarship
[04.06.2015]
Steffanie Munguia of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Udall Foundation Scholarship for 2015, one of only 50 students to receive this award in the United States. The award is given for a commitment to the environment and awardees receive a $5,000 scholarship to support research related to the environment. Munguia also becomes a member of a national, professional network of scientists, activists, educators, lawyers and others working on environmental issues. This network of change agents will support Munguia's goals of generating change in our understanding of and response to environmental challenges.

CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship
[04.06.2015]
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.

CAS student receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
[04.06.2015]
Kirsti Martinez of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award for science research. Martinez is one of only 260 undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the United States to receive the $7,500 scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must write a rigorous research proposal as part of their application. The award can be used for educational expenses including research support. Additionally, Martinez is USF’s first Goldwater recipient in another region – she was nominated and won in Wisconsin, her home state.

CAS alumna receives summer internship at the Florida Supreme Court
[03.27.2015]
Sanite Ermat, a 2014 University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences graduate, has received a summer internship as a judicial intern at the Florida Supreme Court with Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.

CAS student receives competitive scholarship
[03.18.2015]
Shelby Thomas, an Honors College junior majoring in international business and international relations at the University of South Florida was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Intermediate level Japanese in Hikone at the University of Shiga Prefecture 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.

CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship
[03.18.2015]
Micah Barker, a senior majoring in international studies at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study beginning 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.

CAS student receives study abroad scholarship
[03.18.2015]
Hollyn Hartlep, a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study intermediate level Arabic in Madaba, Jordan 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.

CAS alumna receives Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
[03.18.2015]
Nia Jackson, an alumna of the University of South Florida has been named Rangel Graduate Fellowship recipient. Nia is the first USF recipient of the Rangel Graduate Fellowship and one of only 30 students in the United States to receive the award. The fellowship gives up to $47,500 annually for two years of graduate educational expenses, a paid internship on Capitol Hill and with a U.S. Embassy overseas, mentoring, and a minimum five-year appointment as a foreign service officer.

CAS student receives Critical Language Scholarship
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Echo Thomas, a junior majoring in international studies at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study intermediate level Korean in Weonju, South Korea 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.

Department announces recent accomplishments
[01.18.2015]
Our English graduate students, alumni and faculty have been busy. Check out their recent accomplishments.

GRASP announces new coordinator
[02.18.2015]
GRASP (Graduate Research and Student Publications) has selected a new coordinator, Stephanie Derisi, who invites students to submit a paper for review.

CAS researchers discover potential antibiotic cure for MRSA
[01.29.2015]
A breakthrough discovery in antibiotic compounds used to treat resistant strains of bacteria has earned University of South Florida Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Lindsey (Les) Shaw Ph.D. and microbiology graduate student Whittney Burda a U.S. Patent for their novel research.

Dean's Office seeking spring interns
[11.14.2014]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming spring semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus during Dec. 3-12.

Students travel to Brazil
[07.11.2014]
University of South Florida students who went to Brazil thissummer had the unique opportunity to observe and be a part of World Cup excitement on top of the usual study abroad experience.

Physics Ph.D. student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
[06.21.2014]
A Ph.D. student from the physics department at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been selected to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

Dancing into the spotlight
[06.14.2014]
University of South Florida senior Brooks Oglesby leaves audiences in peals of laughter as he dances about his apartment to catchy tunes.

CAS student received Barry Goldwater Scholarship
[06.09.2014]
An Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences student was awarded a 2014 Barry Goldwater scholarship.

CAS Student defines success in film industry
[04.10.2014]
Daniel Mall, 22, is a Trinidad and Tobago born director, cinematographer, and editor who skillfully juggles being a full-time University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student while running his own film production company.

CAS student receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship
[04.03.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student was named a Hollings Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 2013-15.

CAS student awarded competitive Udall Scholarship
[04.03.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences student is one of 50 students to receive a Udall Foundation Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship to support research related to the environment.

CAS student selected for prestigious research program in Germany
[04.02.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences senior is one of only 300 students selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to participate in the prestigious Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.

CAS student awarded Aylesworth Scholarship for second time
[03.20.2014]
The odds of being awarded a scholarship are often against applicants. Christy Foust, a doctoral student at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, is a remarkable exception.

Zimmerman Advertising Program wins big at local Addy Awards
[03.17.2014]
Nine talented students from the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences were awarded gold and silver student Addy awards during the 2014 American Advertising Awards, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Tampa Bay.

USF junior selected for the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award
[03.7.2014]
University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences chemistry junior Thiago Arzua has received the Clear Springs Land Undergraduate Research Award for his work on organic materials. Peter Zhang, Ph.D., nominated Arzua for the award, which came with a $250 prize.

CAS students to visit Nielsen’s Call Center
[03.04.2014]
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.

Dean’s Student Leadership Society seeks new members
[02.28.2014]
The Dean’s Student Leadership Society is seeking more outstanding College of Art’s and Sciences undergraduate students to join its prestigious leadership organization. Information sessions hosted by adviser Michele Dye will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Both we be held in ISA 5020.

USF graduate accepted into world’s top-ranked Latin American Studies program
[2.25.2014]
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 student lands internship at Univision affiliate
[02.24.2014]
Internships are highly coveted among college students. Each year, the competition grows as students spend countless hours searching and applying for internships. At the University of South Florida, Stephanie Becerra has defied the odds.

CAS students to collaborate on Sunshine State Survey
[02.10.2014]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences was visited by Nielsen representatives on Jan. 29 to collaborate on the upcoming Sunshine State Survey. Distinguished University Professor Susan MacManus’ Media and Politics is constructing five new questions for the Sunshine State Survey, which will be distributed this summer.

CAS alumnus develops mobile app
[01.30.2014]
Most graduates do not linger on campus for long after graduating. Many alumni start internships, begin a career, or pursue graduate school.

School of Public Affairs to run the influential Sunshine State Survey
[01.29.2014]
Beginning this year, the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs is spearheading the Sunshine State Survey, the most anticipated annual survey of Floridians on a wide range of economic, social, and political issues facing one of the nation’s largest, most diverse and highly competitive states.

USF graduate accepted into spring 2014 internship at Cannes Festival
[01.24.2014]
Shelly Dulman, a 2013 communication graduate from the University of South Florida, was accepted into The Internship Experience component of the spring 2014 Creative Minds in Cannes Film Festival Program.

USF science club successfully launches rocket into the sky
[01.21.2014]
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.

Transfer student thrives at USF
[01.07.2014]
Looking right at home sitting on a news set before a pair of television cameras and having been to the Cannes Film Festival and back, one would guess senior Wey Lin is an old media pro.

USF Veteran Services helps student reach goals
[12.14.2013]
Graduating Senior Christian Quintero didn’t give himself any time to transition from the military to USF -- literally. He was discharged, received his DD214 papers and jumped into a car. Within 14 hours of leaving the Navy he was on campus ready to start classes.

Alumnus lands advertising job in London
[12.13.2013]
The University of South Florida’s Shadarne Meghie, a mass communications alumnus with a concentration in advertising, has done what many USF graduates hope to do: find a job within three months of graduation. But Meghie has gone beyond just that. He landed a job with Ogilvy, an international advertising agency, in its London office.

Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards
[12.08.2013]
Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in December. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.

Deadline approaching for Dean's Office Internship Program
[11.21.2013]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming spring semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus during Dec. 4-12.

New class aims to prepare students for life after graduation
[09.26.2013]
Assistant Professor Jason Zalinger knew that he wanted to mentor his students so they could prepare for life after graduation. So, he spent the summer brainstorming ways to improve the confidence and direction of University of South Florida communication majors so that they feel confident moving forward into the next chapter of their lives.

Leadership society application deadline approaching
[09.24.2013]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is recruiting outstanding students for its new Dean’s Student Leadership Society. Application packets are due Monday, Sept. 30 by 5 p.m. to CPR 107.

CAS seeking outstanding students for new leadership society
[09.05.2013]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is recruiting outstanding students for its new Dean’s Student Leadership Society. Students can come learn more about this exciting organization at either information session on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon, both in ISA 5020.

Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards
[07.29.2013]
Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in August. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.

Students study reef ecology in Curacao
[07.17.2013]
This past May, the University of South Florida Department of Integrative Biology took a step toward teaching students in a more experiential way. Eight students from the Coral Reef Ecology course opted for a 1-credit field course, which gave them the opportunity to travel to Curacao at the end of the spring semester to perform hands-on research.

Two USF students participate in Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference
[05.22.2013]
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
[05.14.2013]
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
[05.17.2013]
Lazaro Silva of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying international law at the University of Exeter. Silva is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[05.17.2013]
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 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[05.17.2013]
Tamara Sine of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Moscow, Russia during the Summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Russian language and culture with the USF in Russia program as well as doing independent research in music education. Sine is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

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 student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[05.17.2013]
Grace Jean-Pierre of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Spanish language and Argentine literature with the USF Imagining Argentina program. Jean-Pierre is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[05.17.2013]
Monica Velasco of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Mandarin and Chinese culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 1 program. Velasco is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

CAS student receives prestigious place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK
[05.14.2013]
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 student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
[05.10.2013]
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.

SMC holds annual Honors and Awards Banquet
[05.17.2013]
More than $86,000 in scholarships were awarded this year to mass communications students by non-university organizations and individuals during the School of Mass Communications annual Honors and Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, April 25, at the Busch Gardens Colony House. The School also recognized retiring faculty and outstanding alumni for their hard work and contributions.

CAS student receives Fulbright Award
[05.09.2013]
Shahnaz Rashid of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant to Bangladesh. The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsor the Fulbright ETA program. The Fulbright grant will cover the costs of round-trip transportation to Bangladesh and maintenance for the academic year.

CAS student receives Boren Scholarship
[05.08.2013]
Shaza Hussein of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to fund her study of Arabic abroad in Oman during summer 2013. Hussein is one of only 161 U.S. citizens who will study abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship will cover the costs of round trip transportation to Oman and maintenance for the summer 2013.

USF student receives admission to top physics program
[04.25.2013]
University of South Florida physics major Ramon Alejandro Ruiz is headed off to California this summer to pursue his doctorate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, one of top physics programs around.

USF student to bike for veterans
[05.08.2013]
Kiersten Downs is a veteran, activist and athlete and her passion for encouraging and inspiring fellow student veterans is a powerful force in her next mission: pedaling her road bike across the country, from San Francisco to Washington D.C., in a momentous effort to support the veteran transition from military to university life.

CAS student receives two prestigious scholarships
[05.08.2013]
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.

History student receives Fulbright Award
[05.09.2013]
Brittany Vosler of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to continue her doctoral dissertation research at the University of the West Indies -- Cave Hill in Barbados. Vosler is one of only two students to receive a full grant to Barbados under the Fulbright program this year.

Deadline approaching for Dean's Office Internship Program
[04.15.2013]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is looking for interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 19 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus sometime between April 25-May 3.

Miller wins two Mark of Excellence awards
[04.09.2013]
Most students who enter into a competition hope to win an award or even place, but for Christina Miller the possibility of winning two first-place awards never crossed her mind. The 21-year-old mass communications senior was surprised she placed in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition. Her stories, “Bowling in the 21st Century” and “Twice Read: A Story About Letters,” won first place for Online Sports Reporting and Online Feature Writing, respectively.

USF student receives Fulbright award to study law in Liverpool
[04.10.2013]
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.

USF student selected as regional finalist for White House fellowship
[04.10.2013]
University of South Florida student Terry-René Brown was selected as a regional finalist in the White House Fellows Program for leadership and public service. Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, and is also a graduate teaching assistant for Biology II lab.

CAS Dean's Office to host internship information session
[04.02.2013]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is now recruiting for new interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. There will be two separate information sessions. The first session will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in ISA 5020 and the other will be at noon on April 3 in ISA 5020. Interested students should attend only one session.

CMMB student receives prestigious scholarship
[03.15.2013]
Kenyaria Noble is committed to medical research, and her hard work and dedication is being recognized in the form of a prestigious scholarship. The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences junior is one of 15 students nationwide to receive a $30,000 United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Science Initiative Scholarship to support her research studying the basic mechanisms of aging and aging-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.

14 USF students receive CMMB awards
[12.18.2012]
On Friday, Dec. 14, the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) held an award ceremony recognizing their outstanding graduates.

USF students compete for "Bullitzer" Prize
[11.21.2012]
It may be the only course at the University of South Florida offering the opportunity to win a prize, but everyone taking the course can come out a winner. The course is First Year Composition (FYC) in USF’s Department of English. It offers the opportunity for poor writers and strong ones alike to improve. Going through FYC prepares either type for a chance to win -- the Bullitzer Prize.

USF to participate in Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
[11.10.2012]
The University of South Florida’s Ethics Team is competing in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for the southeast region on Nov. 10, a "super" bowl event where the sport revolves around words rather than footballs.

CAS Dean's Office seeking interns for Spring 2013
[11.19.2012]
Do you love being behind a camera? Would you consider yourself a social media whiz? Do you love to write? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should apply for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 to CPR 107.

Professor creates "Writing Commons" to help students
[10.23.2012]
To Joe Moxley, words are sacred. Good writing not only tells a good story, but is important in shaping how people learn, how they approach topics and issues with critical thinking, how they convey their thoughts and analyses to others.

USF students obtain once-in-a-lifetime work experience at RNC
[09.26.2012]
From planning concerts and events to working with “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” University of South Florida mass communications students gained hands-on experience at the Republican Convention in August.

School of Mass Communications and Nielsen to host Industry Connections
[09.07.2012]
The University of South Florida and The Nielsen Company will host the Industry Connections event on Sept. 13, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. at the Marshall Student Center. The event will showcase bright talent and networking opportunities through a discussion of business-related topics with the help of the USF student groups from the College of Business, College of Engineering and School of Mass Communications student groups.

History student works with librarian on special collection
[08.14.2012]
Once meant to attract and amuse audiences, the images are disturbing -- ridiculously exaggerated eyes, lips, noses, faces and gestures. USF Tampa Library Special and Digital Collections Librarian Andy Huse and undergraduate history major Simone Sanders want people to see them.

USF's Outstanding Graduate 'proud to be a Bull'
[08.14.2012]
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.

From homeless to USF graduate
[08.01.2012]
Looking at John Strasser now, you wouldn’t know he flunked out of college the first time around. With sheer determination, Strasser has turned his life around and will receive his bachelor’s degree in religious studies on Aug. 4 from the University of South Florida.

Ph.D. student participates in new teaching program
[07.24.2012]
Henry W. Custin stands at the front of the classroom at Hillsborough Community College in jeans and a pastel-colored shirt, collar unbuttoned.

Grad student receives Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship
[07.09.2012]
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.

Biology student to compete for Miss Florida crown
[07.06.2012]
Bionqua Lynch never thought about entering a pageant until her friends encouraged her to compete in the 2012 Mr. & Miss University of South Florida Scholarship Pageant last April.

Physics Ph.D. students represent USF at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
[07.03.2012]
This week, three University of South Florida physics graduate students are in Lindau, Germany for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a series of discussions and events that bring together hundreds of young researchers and more than 25 Nobel Laureates.

History major named Tillman Military Scholar
[06.21.2012]
Stephen Naylor, a senior majoring in history at the University of South Florida, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Tillman Military Scholars are selected based on a desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact in their community.

USF finishes second in national public relations competition
[06.07.2012]
On May 24, students representing last semester’s Advanced Public Relations class placed second in America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) Collegiate Energy Challenge in Washington, D.C. Due to the outstanding job by all three finalists, ANGA chose to award each school the $5,000 grand prize. The money will benefit the USF School of Mass Communications.

CMMB honors students, teachers at annual convocation
[06.06.2012]
The University of South Florida Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology held its annual Honors Convocation on May 4, to celebrate the accomplishments of its students and educators.

USF student awarded scholarship to study in Africa
[05.31.2012]
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.

Africana studies student awarded Boren Scholarship
[05.29.2012]
Alecia Belnavis, a senior majoring in Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship for summer and fall semesters. She will be studying Swahili at the University of Florida this summer and at the State University of Zanzibar in Tanzania in the fall.

Ph.D. student wins prestigious NSF fellowship
[05.24.2012]
A University of South Florida alumna has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship grant, which will provide a $30,000 stipend and tuition for a maximum of three years.

USF public relations team finalists in national competition
[05.22.2012]
A team of public relations students at the University of South Florida has been recognized with a Scholastic Achievement Award and will be competing in the final round of the ANGA Collegiate Energy Challenge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to determine their final placing.

Living below the poverty line
[04.19.2012]
When Robyn Sagal spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Tasmania in Australia, she never imagined that what she learned there would lead to her spending five days putting herself in the shoes of those in extreme poverty.

USF grad student receives Fulbright Award
[04.12.2012]
Anne Pfister of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Grant to Mexico. Pfister is one of 18 students awarded Garcia Robles Research grants to Mexico. The Fulbright grant will cover the costs of round-trip transportation to Mexico, and maintenance for the academic year.

Chemistry holds annual awards banquet
[04.18.2012]
Some say they’re nerds; some say they’re quirky. Nevertheless, they are often admired for their above average GPAs. But according to Michael Mormino, a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in chemistry, they’re just cool.

Making a career out of a hobby
[04.16.2012]
Several days a week, you’ll find communication student Kelly Will out on the fields by Juniper-Poplar or over by Sycamore Drive signing in intramural sports players, training officials and handling minor injuries.

USF student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
[04.12.2012]
Christie Campla of the University of South Florida has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Campla is one of only 302 United States students to receive the scholarship. The one-year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

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.

Students invited to prestigious Nobel meeting
[03.07.2012]
Three University of South Florida physics students have been invited to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

Biology Ph.D. student wins Guy Harvey Scholarship
[02.13.2012]
University of South Florida biology doctoral student Laura Habegger has won one of five Guy Harvey Scholarships to continue her research on how the principles of physics and engineering might explain how fish and sharks function and lead to better management strategies.

College of Arts and Sciences seeking bloggers
[02.07.2012]
In March, the College of Arts and Sciences will launch its freshman website for the class of 2016 and is seeking some outstanding students to blog for the site. The website is aimed for incoming freshmen who will be pursuing a major within The College of Arts and Sciences.

USF anthropology dissertation named Top 40 in 2011
[02.06.2012]
A dissertation by a University of South Florida alumna was chosen as one of the 40 best in 2011 by Anthropology Works. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ph.D., graduated from USF in 2011 with her master’s degree and her doctorate in applied anthropology.

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.

Psychology student exemplifies determination
[12.07.2011]
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.

USF students assist on shark expedition
[11.15.2011]
A few University of South Florida marine biology undergraduate students did more than just watch when joining their professor and the Mote Marine Laboratory on a shark expedition.

Dean’s Office seeking interns for spring semester
[11.08.2011]
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for hardworking students to participate in its internship program during the spring 2012 semester. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 in CPR 107.

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.

Undergraduate students working on shark research
[10.05.2011]
While some University of South Florida students opt to spend their summer days relaxing, other students like Chelsea Conley and Ryan McKenzie choose to gain hands-on research experience. They spent all summer and the current fall semester working alongside renowned shark expert Philip Motta, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology.

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.

USF grad student awarded Fulbright Scholarship
[09.15.2011]
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
[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.

CAS students receive Genshaft/Greenbaum scholarship
[08.11.2011]
Her name was Maylin; she was 7-years-old and far away from her home in Panama. The little girl with no legs and no parents to care for her made her way to the USF campus where she found a new friend at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

USF’s outstanding graduate overcomes tragedy
[08.03.2011]
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.

Ph.D. student wins community award from Tampa Bay Bucs
[07.21.2011]
Every year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gives their Community Quarterback award to deserving citizens who have made an impact in the community through volunteering. Lance Arney, a doctoral candidate in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida, was one of the 2011 award recipients.

Researchers rate RateMyProfessor.com
[06.01.2011]
Every semester, students across the globe log into RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) to get an idea of how challenging a class or professor is, to see whether it’s worth buying the book and to get tips and tricks from former students on how to be successful in the course.

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.

USF student looks at value of today’s young adult fiction
[05.31.2011]
For a generation of young readers, it’s werewolves over “The Sea Wolf” and Team Edward over Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Student explores vinegar's benefits
[05.13.2011]
For many undergraduate researchers, it’s easier to immerse themselves in projects that hit close to home. Melanie Kantor, a biomedical sciences senior, uses this reason for her passion toward the undergraduate research she conducted at USF.

USF journal inspires undergraduate writers
[05.13.2011]
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 holds spring commencement
[05.10.2011]
With the USF Sun Dome closed for renovations, family members and friends flocked to downtown Tampa for the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate commencement on May 5. While the location for the graduation ceremony may have been different, the jubilation in the air was happily familiar as graduates headed instead to the St. Pete Times Forum.

16-year-old finishes junior year at USF
[04.29.2011]
On Dec. 14, 2010, Joann Gold turned 16. A few weeks she walked onto USF’s campus as a junior.

USF history student selected for Fulbright teaching assistantship
[04.20.2011]
With graduation day looming, Ryan Walsh received some news that removed a cloud of uncertainty from his immediate future.

Students participate in CSI research
[04.20.2011]
Forensics isn’t just popular fodder for television these days; it’s gained ground with real research done by students.

Studying abroad in China
[04.11.2011]
Samantha Ashworth, a senior at the University of South Florida, is spending the year in study abroad in Tianjin, China, at Nankai University. She recently sent an email to faculty and her world language peers discussing her travels and studies so far.

USF student wins international competition
[04.09.2011]
USF Student Body President Cesar Hernandez went to Dubai last week determined to make a powerful statement about American immigration policy not fully realizing that he was in the midst of a prestigious international competition that would pit him against great young minds from universities like Cambridge and Yale.

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.

It pays to go to class
[03.14.2011]
Imagine taking a class that offers real-world, on the job experience and the chance to actually make some money. A class like that may sound too good to be true for some. But for one class, it’s a reality.

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.

Discovery Channel to feature student invention
[02.18.2011]
Have you ever come up with an invention but didn’t make it happen because you didn’t know where to start? Then the next thing you know, you see your invention featured on television, but the patent is not yours. University of South Florida economics student Calvin Sutton didn’t want that to happen to him.

Medicinal plant garden takes root
[01.03.2011]
Among its 3,000 species of plants, diverse habitats and shady paths, something new is taking root at the USF Botanical Gardens. Thanks to University of South Florida senior Tony Kurian, a biology major and president of the USF Botanical Gardens Club, there’s a medicinal plant garden.

Student gives back to former neighborhood
[12.10.2010]
Jeannese Castro pulled up her electric blue Toyota Yaris to the chain-link fencing bumping against the property at Mann-Wagnon Park in the heart of Sulphur Springs. As soon as she put it into park, several energetic girls scrambled out, talking and playfully shoving each other as they walked up to the entrance to the Moses House. Here, kids in the community come after school for tutoring sessions, art workshops and just to hang out, an alternative to hanging out on the streets of one of Tampa’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The kids are sweet and smart, volunteers at Moses House always say, but rough around the edges.

Mass communications student wins video contest
[10.26.2010]
Everyone has been told that recycling is important and should be done on a daily basis. There is even a song titled "3 R's" by Jack Johnson informing people to reduce, reuse and recycle. For Dan Bakst, a junior majoring in mass communications, the idea of reusing involved a plastic bag and an imagination.

CAS senior featured on "Live! With Regis and Kelly"
[09.15.2010]
University of South Florida senior Neil Seaver is flipping out. That’s because the biomedical science major recently received national attention--and $2,500--for his wacky talent. Seaver was featured as a finalist in the Wacky and Wild Talent Contest on the "Live! With Regis and Kelly" show.

Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program to offer stipends for master’s program
[08.30.2010]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education are offering $30,000 stipends to 31 professionals who are interested in earning their teaching credentials in mathematics and science through the one-year accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program at USF. The program will begin in fall 2011, and applications can be submitted beginning Sept. 1, 2010.

New USF student organization offers thesis, volunteer opportunities
[08.17.2010]
Beginning this fall, University of South Florida students will have the opportunity to join a new student organization, the USF Botanical Gardens Club. This organization will offer students the opportunity to develop an honors thesis or volunteer with the Botanical Gardens.

2 CAS graduates named USF Undergraduate Scholars
[08.12.2010]
Two College of Arts and Sciences graduates received the USF Undergraduate Scholar award at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.

CAS student finishes strong in Chinese competition
[08.11.2010]
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
[07.22.2010]
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.

CAS students travel to Ireland to study media
[07.28.2010]
After months of preparation, 14 students from USF left for Ireland this week. With the knowledge they have gleamed from assigned films and readings and their passports in hand, they will embark on a journey that former students have called “life-changing.”

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.

CAS student receives inaugural dissertation fellowship
[07.26.2010]
Anthropology Ph.D. student Elizabeth Danforth is one of four students awarded the University of South Florida Graduate School’s inaugural Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Danforth will receive $15,000 to aid in the completion of her doctoral dissertation, which examines adolescent nutrition in Tanzania.

CAS students win prestigious international scholarship
[07.15.2010]
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.

A journey of scientific and self discovery
[07.08.2010]
USF senior Amber Schmidt spends hours every week doing immunology research on the progression of myelodysplastic syndrome to acute myeloid leukemia in the lab of Dr. Epling-Burnette at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on the USF campus. Her greatest discovery to date, however, did not occur as she peered into a test tube.

Measuring water at Crystal Springs
[07.02.2010]
There’s a cacophony of sound along the Hillsborough River that cuts through the muggy morning air. The muffled hoo-hoo-to-hoo of a barred owl. The rolling rattle of sand hill cranes. The impertinent buzz of cicadas so loud it nearly drowns out the gentle splash of USF students as they wade slowly from bank to bank in the clear, green water.

The Nose Knows: Sharks smell in stereo
[06.10.2010]
Shark attacks have been studied for years by researchers who hope to unlock mysteries around how the predatory animals use their senses. The answers may provide scientists with information that can help people – though in an unexpected way when it comes to the sense of smell.

Roller skater focuses on speed
[06.08.2010]
Ashley Hinton, an accomplished skater, hopes to us