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REAL LIFE SPIDER MAN DEBUNKS MYTHS ABOUT ARACHNIDS

You could call Luis Coticchio “Spider Man”, but you’re more likely to find him crawling under houses than climbing up skyscrapers. He’s a man with a mission: debunking the myth that brown recluse spiders in Florida cause horrifically painful bites that necrotize into life-threatening wounds.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages, has been interested in environmental issues. The seeds were planted back in her childhood when her passion for nature was nurtured during recurrent visits to her grandparent’s farm in Southern Italy.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIPS PROVE VALUABLE FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY

In the Spring of 2016, the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida (USF) began offering formal coursework tied to undergraduate internships, in an effort to enhance undergraduate psychology student success and to help serve the community in a meaningful way.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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See the most recent awards, recognitions, and media spotlights from faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences at USF.

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