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Dr. Cathleen Kaveny. (Photo courtesy of Phi Beta Kappa)

Frontier Forum to feature Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Cathleen Kaveny

The USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is set to welcome law and ethics professor Dr. Cathleen Kaveny on Nov. 15 at the Judy Genshaft Honors College, as part of the signature lecture series Frontier Forum.

September 27, 2023Events

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

Attendees visit tabling organizations for tastings, networking, and educational engagement. (Photo by JWS Photography)

Urban Food Sovereignty Summit aims to heighten awareness of food sustainability in Tampa Bay

The USF College of Arts and Sciences’ Urban Food Sovereignty Group is set to host the 5th annual Tampa Bay Urban Food Sovereignty Summit on Oct. 12 and Oct. 15. The focus of this year’s event is “Food Sovereignty in the Food System.”

September 27, 2023Community Engagement, Events

Rodriguez-Rogers (middle) and her mentee Yoana Cardoso (right), being featured on the Latin broadcast channel Despierta Tampa Bay with news anchor Sarykarmen Rivera (left). (Photo courtesy of Aileen Rodriguez-Rogers)

Alumna shares her inspiring career journey of empowering communities and celebrating heritage

Aileen Rodriguez-Rogers, a distinguished alumna of USF and former member of USF’s Latin Community Advisory Council, shares her remarkable career and encourages others to actively engage in community advancement.

September 26, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement

Dr. Beatriz Padilla (left) and Glenda Vaillant Cruz (Right). (Photo courtesy of Padilla)

Doctoral student Glenda Vaillant Cruz shines a light on Latin American student experience in higher education

Doctoral student and Fulbright scholar Glenda Vaillant Cruz traveled to Spain to examine the Latin American student experience in higher education and reflects on the importance of her mentorship with Dr. Beatriz Padilla, director of ISLAC and associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

September 26, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement, Research

DSLS Etiquette Luncheon group photo. (Photo by Dakota Galvin)

DSLS Etiquette Luncheon prepares students for future professional engagements

The Dean’s Student Leadership Society held an etiquette luncheon with host and CAS alumna Sashy O’Connor. Students learned a multitude of etiquette techniques to benefit to their professional development.

September 26, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement, Events

MURP graduate student Beneetta Mary Jose (center) at APA award ceremony. (Photo courtesy of APA Florida)

MURP student wins APA Florida Student Planner of the Year

Beneetta Mary Jose, a second-year student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program in the School of Public Affairs, was recently named the American Planning Association’s (APA) Student Planner of the Year.

September 26, 2023Accomplishments

Dr. Erin Kimmerle speaks to members of the media the exhibit’s opening event. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

‘What Lies Beneath’ exhibit showcases investigation of unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County

The “What Lies Beneath” exhibit located in the Social Sciences (SOC) Waterman Exhibit Gallery at USF shares the results of a multi-year, interdisciplinary investigation into unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County.

September 26, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Research

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, PhD. (Photo by Rebecca Sohl)

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “Second-Class Daughters: Black Brazilian Women and Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery” earns award from the American Sociological Association

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is co-winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book award for her second book, “Second-Class Daughters: Black Brazilian Women and Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery.”

September 22, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

The Club Atlético Huracán stadium, home of Novoa’s local soccer team. (Photo courtesy of Adriana Novoa)

Dr. Adriana Novoa advances research on the evolution of masculinity in 19th-century Argentina with Humanities Institute Grant

Grant recipient, Adriana Novoa, explores the realms of evolution, gender, and Latin American history as she conducts her research in Argentina. Armed with three decades of research experience, she now embarks on the journey to craft her second volume of work.

September 19, 2023Research

interior of greenhouse at the Botanical Gardens

Fall Plant Festival returns with free entry for USF students, faculty and staff

The USF Botanical Gardens is providing free admission to USF students, faculty and staff at the upcoming Fall Plant Festival to be held on October 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 13, 2023Community Engagement, Events

Graduate students Sophia Gutierrez and Elizabeth Royer conducting the quarterly beach survey after Hurricane Idalia. (Photo by Ping Wang)

‘The perfect storm:’ Idalia leaves Florida beaches vulnerable to future inclement weather

USF geoscientist uncovers desperate need for beach nourishment following Hurricane Idalia.

September 13, 2023Research

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