CAS Chronicles


PhD candidate Colin Goodman and undergraduate Kira Ruiz-Houston

Sigma Xi USF chapter awards two CAS students research grants

These awards will fund scientific investigation in any field, with funds available to spend on equipment purchases, travel to research sites and symposiums, supplies, and manuscript preparation and publication costs.

June 27, 2024Accomplishments, Research

mathematical formula graphic illustration

Mathematics professor delivers keynote address for Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering

Dr. Hemant Pendharkar, a professor in the mathematics department, was recently invited to deliver a keynote talk as part of Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering 2nd International Faculty Development Program.

June 26, 2024Accomplishments

Audrey Brandt stands in front of seawall

USF honors student chosen for prestigious summer internship at marine sanctuary

Audrey Brandt recently started a coveted summer internship with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Monterey, CA, one of the largest federally protected marine sanctuaries in the United States. Brandt's journey to California started in 2023 when she was selected for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program.

June 25, 2024Accomplishments, Research

Students from the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications produce the Florida Focus program, which airs on the  local PBS station WEDQ in Tampa, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Anderson)

Florida Focus, Z School’s signature program, takes second place in national broadcasting competition

The Zimmerman School makes its debut at the Broadcast Education Association’s competition achieving second place with student led program, Florida Focus.

June 24, 2024Accomplishments, Community Engagement

Dr. Miyoung Chong (center) is a recipient of the WLP’s  2024 Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award. (Photo courtesy of Miyoung Chong)

Dr. Miyoung Chong awarded research grant from the Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

Dr. Miyoung Chong earns the WLP’s Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award to advance her research on human rights and justice for gender and social minorities.

June 24, 2024Accomplishments

Aditi Sugeerappa Hoti poses by the University of South Florida sign after her graduation ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Aditi Sugeerappa Hoti)

MURP graduate secures first-place title with an innovative research paper on road safety in Florida’s district seven

MURP graduate, Aditi Sugeerappa Hoti, earns first-place in student paper competition by the APA’s Transportation Planning Division.

June 21, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni, Research

Emergency response person holding sandbag

School of Public Affairs director Robin Ersing participates in NSF Disaster Resilience Team Science program

The two-month long training and experiential program brought together a cohort of faculty colleges and universities across the state to develop an interdisciplinary project idea around challenges related to preparing for and recovering from disasters.

June 21, 2024Accomplishments

Lindsay Shaw works in lab with student

USF projects selected for new research program bring the potential to solve critical challenges

Four interdisciplinary teams of USF researchers have each been awarded up to $1 million in seed funding through the Collaborative Research Excellence and Translational Efforts awards – a new initiative designed to catalyze new research and enhance USF’s impact.

June 20, 2024Accomplishments, Research

(From left) Geography master’s student Megan Blair with Dr. Jennifer Collins,  professor in the School of Geosciences and lead organizer of the Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate Symposium. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Collins)

USF student Megan Blair recognized for research on perceptions of Hurricane Ian evacuation behaviors

Geography graduate student Megan Blair earned the Application Novelty award at the Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate Symposium held in Honolulu, Hawaii for her research on perceptions of Hurricane Ian evacuation behaviors.

June 18, 2024Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

Rocky the Bull made an appearance at the Student Success’ Celebration of Leadership award ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Student Success at USF)

CAS students shine as Golden Bull Awardees

This year 13 College of Arts and Sciences students were named winners of the Golden Bull Award, one of USF’s highest honors awarded to undergraduate and graduate students each year who “encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values.”

June 18, 2024Accomplishments, Featured

Julie Buckner Armstrong is a professor of English who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature.

USF English professor to co-edit Florida anthology as part of Duckwall Professorship

Julie Buckner Armstrong, known for her expertise in the civil rights movement and southern literature, has been named the Duckwall Professor of Florida Studies for the 2024-2026 academic years. As part of the Duckwall Professorship, Armstrong will begin focusing on her next book, an anthology of literary works from Florida.

June 6, 2024Accomplishments

Sofia Aris (left) engaged in excavation work. (Photo courtesy of Sofia Arias)

Two CAS students awarded Time Sifters Archaeology Society research grants

CAS students Sarah Hassam and Sofia Arias have been awarded the Time Sifters Archaeology Society’s Cornelia Futor Memorial Student Research Grant, which will assist with their upcoming field research endeavors this summer.

May 30, 2024Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

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.