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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

Colson Whitehead and CAS Interim Dean Magali Michael discuss Whitehead’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, “The Nickel Boys.” (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Frontier Forum features two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead for a discussion of his novel, "The Nickel Boys," as part of the signature lecture series Frontier Forum held at the Marshall Student Center on Feb. 7.

February 22, 2024Community Engagement, Events, Featured

Former College of Arts and Sciences Dean Eric Eisenberg with the DSLS class of 2013-2014 at a USF Homecoming event. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Taylor)

Dean’s Student Leadership Society celebrates 10 years of shaping CAS identity and fostering professionalism

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Dean’s Student Leadership Society hosts a virtual event, reflecting on its past and offering insights into future plans.

January 26, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement, Events, Featured

Dr. Cathleen Kaveny opens the Frontier Forum lecture series with a brief overview of call-out culture. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Frontier Forum series features Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Cathleen Kaveny for a discussion on ‘call-out culture’

The USF College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Judy Genshaft Honors College, welcomed Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Cathleen Kaveny for a Frontier Forum lecture series discussion on 'call-out culture.’

November 17, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Featured

USF College of Arts and Sciences congratulated four awardees at this year’s Status of Latinos (SoL) Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony. (From left) Elvis Rodriguez, Barbara Herrera, CAS Interim Dean Magali Michael, Dr. Susan Mooney, and Dr. Natalie Scenters-Zapico. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

CAS faculty and students earn USF Status of Latinos awards

The College of Arts and Sciences congratulates four awardees at this year’s Status of Latinos (SoL) Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony for their academic research and community service contributions to the Latinx community.

October 18, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Events, Featured

four young women seated on a low wall bench look at laptop held by one of the women (photo by Adobe Stock)

Pilot study to highlight outcomes of young adults from immigrant parentage

Professor of sociology and director of the Immigrant Well-Being Research Center, Dr. Elizabeth Aranda is leading a research study that aims to study young adults with immigrant parents living in the Tampa Bay area to assess how they have done in terms of education and socio-relative outcomes when compared to native born Americans.

September 27, 2023Community Engagement, Featured, Research

Five CAS faculty members who were recognized with outstanding research achievement awards

Five CAS faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Five USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members are being recognized next month with Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. “The faculty being recognized with these awards have demonstrated extraordinary success in their research and scholarly endeavors," said USF Research & Innovation Interim Vice President Sylvia Thomas.

August 17, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Featured, Research

Laptop with digital image of Russian flag

Department of Defense awards USF professor $700,000 to study Kremlin propaganda and internet usage patterns among Russians

Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies and director of the USF Institute for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (IREES), Golfo Alexopoulos, has been awarded a $700,000 grant to study Russian speakers in online spaces, including Kremlin propaganda and internet usage patterns among Russians.

July 19, 2023Featured, Research

IDEx, LHI, and BCN team members worked together to digitally preserve the historically Black Mt. Carmel Cemetery in New Port Richey, Fla.

CAS teams join forces to digitally preserve a historically Black cemetery in Pasco County

The USF College of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) Dr. Antoinette Jackson, anthropology chair and director of the Living Heritage Institute and Story Studio (LHI) and Black Cemetery Network (BCN), has joined forces with Dr. Davide Tanasi, history professor and director of the Institute for Digital Exploration (IDEx), to preserve Mt. Carmel Cemetery, a historically Black cemetery in Pasco County, via 3D digitization techniques.

June 27, 2023Community Engagement, Featured, Research

collage of 5 Spring CAS grads

Spring CAS grads share student experience and look ahead to the future

The University of South Florida (USF) awarded more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7. The ceremonies included recipients of 5,430 bachelor’s, 1,492 master’s, 221 doctoral degrees and eight specialist degrees. The College of Arts and Sciences accounted for over 2,000 of the total degrees awarded.

May 24, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Featured

USF Tree Committee members take part in Arbor Day celebration, planting trees across USF Tampa campus. (Photo by Michelle Holden)

USF Tampa campus adds 44 new trees in honor of Arbor Day

The USF Tree Committee, which is comprised of USF faculty, staff, students, and volunteers from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, the city of Temple Terrace, Tampa Electric (TECO), and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, hosted a tree planting ceremony on March 28i n honor of Arbor Day (April 28).

April 18, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Featured

Attendees at the Women’s and Gender Studies 50th Anniversary event gather to celebrate the program  (Photo credit: Aaron Lockwood Photography)

USF Women’s and Gender Studies program celebrates 50 years

The 1960s was a rousing time for women. It saw the introduction of the first contraceptive pill, the passage of the Equal Pay Act, as well as the passage of the Civil Rights Act. But, despite the progress made during the 1960s, there still wasn’t equal opportunity across the spectrum, particularly for women at higher education institutions.

March 10, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Featured

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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.