CAS Chronicles


Butterfly collecting nectar from plant (Photo by Corey Lepak)

5 ways the ECORE System shows the Earth love

The ECORE System within the USF College of Arts and Sciences manages and promotes the botanical and environmental assets of three green spaces on campus: Forest Preserve, Botanical Gardens, and GeoPark. Here are five positive environmental impacts of the ECORE System.

April 12, 2024Community Engagement, Events, Research

Photo by: Old Town Trolley Tours, St. Augustine

USF researcher reveals the hidden story behind one of St. Augustine’s most famous attractions

David Arbesú tediously pieced together the life of one of Florida’s founding fathers, whose believed to be the first priest in the United States and is still honored today in St. Augustine.

April 9, 2024Research

Wearing protective eyewear, USF students viewed the total solar eclipse from the Tampa campus in 2017.

25 years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 4, 2024Research

Red tide-related fish mortality off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo source: Adobe Stock)

Anthropology professor bridges gap in scientific communication through the integration of red tide research and music

Dr. Heather O'Leary leverages her expertise in anthropology and red tide research to bridge gaps in scientific communication through a new music-based initiative, CRESCENDO.

March 28, 2024Research

CJRP Co-Directors Dr. Bryanna Fox (left) and Dr. Edelyn Verona (right) at the celebratory launch of their new book, “Routledge Handbook of Evidence-Based Criminal Justice Practices.” (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Center for Justice Research and Policy directors release new book on evidence-based criminal justice practices

The Center for Justice Research and Policy co-directors Dr. Edelyn Verona and Dr. Bryanna Fox have written a new book providing evidence-based solutions to questions faced in today's criminal justice system.

March 28, 2024Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Events, Research

house in flooded area

Environmental Sociology course prepares students for the economic and social impacts of climate change

The Environmental Sociology course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to environmental sociology, an area of inquiry that focuses on the relationship between human society and the physical environment.

March 27, 2024Research

Fiber artist Lauren Austin stands in front of one of her quilts during an art exhibit. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Austin)

Quilting Our History Exhibit now open on USF Tampa campus

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at the USF Tampa campus recently unveiled the Quilting Our History exhibit, which features quilts by Lauren Austin, a Florida-based storytelling artist who has worked for over 30 years in the medium of quilts.

March 27, 2024Community Engagement, Events

Johnathan Davila, Shane McClanahan, Kyle L. McIntyre and Janae Thomas

The USF Alumni Association honors four graduates from CAS with the 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Four CAS alumni have been acknowledged for their achievements spanning multimedia production, professional sports, and public administration.

March 27, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni

Pre-health students gained hands-on experience in CAS’ first suturing workshop held in partnership with Barry University. (Photo by Dakota Galvin)

CAS and Barry University partner to teach pre-health students key podiatry suturing techniques

The USF Health Professions Advising Committee collaborated with Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine to host a suturing workshop, providing pre-health students with practical, hands-on experience and vital networking opportunities with medical professionals.

March 27, 2024Community Engagement

USF College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Magali Michael (center) met with some of this year’s WLP Scholars to commemorate International Women’s Day. Photographed (from left) includes Jenna Epright, Phalandine Noel, Dean Michael, Reaghan Ard, and Shelby-Lynn Pitre. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Women in Leadership and Philanthropy choose dynamic group of CAS students as this year’s scholars

Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) have chosen a dynamic group of College of Arts and Sciences students as this year's WLP Scholars. WLP is dedicated to making a different in the lives of women throughout USF and the community.

March 26, 2024Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Featured

person holding test tube with double helix illustration behind

USF brings together international researchers to better understand the health effects of our environment

USF’s Oxidative Stress Group is leading an international consortium to bring together researchers and other stakeholders who have interests in nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) and protein adductomics, to promote collaboration, establish guidelines for best practices, and become a recognized entity contributing to our understanding of the exposome.

March 26, 2024Community Engagement, Events

(From left) Dr. Eric M. Eisenberg, Senior Vice President for University-Community Partnerships; Dr. Michael DeJonge, James F. Strange Chair; Dr. Steven M. Vose, assistant professor in the Department of History and holder of the Bhagwan Suparshvanatha Professorship in Jain Studies at the University of Colorado-Denver; and Dr. Justin Henry, Bhagwan Padma Prabhu Endowed assistant professor. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Religious Studies welcomed Dr. Steven M. Vose for an overview of historical narratives on Jain-Muslim relations in India

The Department of Religious Studies welcomed Dr. Steven M. Vose, an assistant professor in the Department of History and holder of the Bhagwan Suparshvanatha Professorship in Jain Studies at the University of Colorado-Denver, for a discussion on “Just as When Hindus Ruled: The Sultans of Delhi in Jain History and Memory.”

March 26, 2024Community Engagement, Events

About CAS Chronicles

CAS Chronicles is the monthly newsletter for the University of South Florida's College of Arts and Sciences, your source for the latest news, research, and events at CAS.