CAS Chronicles

2022 Stories

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Digitizing Memories: The Virtualization of the Japanese-American Internment Camp Amache

The Granada War Relocation Center – also known as the Amache Camp – was one of ten Japanese-American internment camps that opened across the United States in 1942 as a response to the Pearl Harbor bombing.

November 1, 2022Supporting

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Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate

In June 2022, undeterred from what became Tropical Storm Alex, Dr. Jennifer Collins, a professor of geosciences at the University of South Florida (USF), led the Symposium on Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate.

November 1, 2022Supporting

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MFA Student Releases Debut Adventure Book

Destiny Howell, an MFA student in the Department of English at the University of South Florida (USF) recently released a debut book titled High Score.

November 1, 2022Accomplishments

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New Multilingual Writing Center Opens for Graduate Students at USF

For multiple decades now, both international and multilingual students have played an increasingly important role in the University of South Florida’s (USF) educational mission.

November 1, 2022Supporting

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Rediscovering Downtown Clearwater’s Art Scene with Augmented Reality

City planners have focused on integrating digital technologies into their regeneration efforts – giving rise to the development of smart cities, which integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G, AI, and cloud computing into both the management and revitalization of cities.

November 1, 2022Events

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Steering the Course: Implementing Research-based Practices to Promote Student Success in STEM

In late August 67 STEM faculty from USF and Hillsborough Community College gathered for a workshop/luncheon to celebrate their teaching successes and to extend the vision for future improvements.

November 1, 2022Accomplishments

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Termites are Key Wood Decomposers, and Could Play Significant Role in the Look of Future Ecosystems

Termites are critical in natural ecosystems—especially in the tropics—because they are key players in wood decomposition. The world would be piled high with dead plants and animals without termites.

November 1, 2022Featured

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USF Communication Professor Tapped to Speak on Disinformation in Brazil

In late July, prior to the start of elections in October, Dr. Scacco visited Brasilia, Manaus, and São Paulo to meet with journalists, journalism students, researchers and academics, and news organizations to discuss best practices for election news coverage, navigating president-press relations, ensuring press freedom, and emphasizing the democracy-focused frame in news stories.

November 1, 2022Accomplishments

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USF Research Team in Africa to Develop Renewable Portable Energy for Rural Villages

Over 70% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity. A group of researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have been pursuing a new concept to develop a portable energy source for some of the tribes living in rural Africa.

November 1, 2022Supporting

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of South Florida is celebrating the 30thanniversary of the first Ph.D. it awarded, and is pleased to acknowledge and honor the careers of the three who were the first to receive the degree.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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Heather Sellers, a professor in the Department of English at the University of South Florida recently published two new books of poetry – Field Notes from the Flood Zone (two editions) – which addresses issues of climate change and the environment.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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How to Best Communicate with Remote Workers

The drastic shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees and managers to adapt their communication strategies. Communication is often cited as critical to remote worker success but has rarely been examined within a remote work context. New research, featured in Journal of Applied Psychology, examines how communication quality, communication frequency, and communication expectations relate to employee performance and wellbeing.

May 2, 2022Featured

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