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Accomplishments & Awards

Lee Braver

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR TAKES UNIQUE APPROACH TO GUEST EDITING

When Lee Braver, Professor of Philosophy at USF, became guest editor of the journal of the leading society of Heidegger Scholars this year, he decided to do something outside the norm.

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

SIGS PROFESSOR RECEIVES CRAIG L. BRIANS AWARD

Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan was recently recognized at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, where she received the 2021 Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship from the Political Science Education Section.

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

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STEVE WILSON WINS PRESTIGIOUS MARK L. KNAPP AWARD IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

Steve Wilson, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida and affiliated scientist with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, recently received the 2021 Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication from the National Communication Association (NCA).

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

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USF EARNS ACCREDITATION IN URBAN PLANNING

The University of South Florida’s (USF) Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program has earned accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). PAB accredits urban planning programs in North American universities that meet value and quality standards developed by PAB in collaboration with the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

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ZIMMERMAN SCHOOL SENIOR INSTRUCTOR EARNS ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP

Wayne Garcia, a Senior Instructor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications at USF, was recently named the James A. Clendinen Professor in Editorial and Critical Writing in the Zimmerman School, effective immediately for a two-year term.

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

 How Political Parties Mobilize Religion: Lessons from Mexico and Turkey Cover

NEW BOOK DETAILS RELIGIOUS MOBILIZATION BY POLITICAL PARTIES

Luis Felipe Mantilla, Associate Professor with the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, recently published his book How Political Parties Mobilize Religion: Lessons from Mexico and Turkey.

September 1, 2021Accomplishments

The Ubiquitous Presidency: Presidential Communication and Digital Democracy Cover

NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTS PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION AND RESULTING PUBLIC IMPACT

The Ubiquitous Presidency: Presidential Communication and Digital Democracy in Tumultuous Times is the latest addition to the Digital Politics series from Oxford University Press.

September 1, 2021Accomplishments

Francesca Storici and Natasha Jonoska

NEW GRANTS COULD TRANSFORM SCIENTISTS' UNDERSTANDING OF DNA

Two charitable foundations have announced their support of research at the Georgia Institute of Technology that could change the basic understanding of DNA, potentially leading to new treatments for degenerative diseases.

September 1, 2021Accomplishments

Florida Education Fund

USF ENGLISH PROFESSOR AWARDED MCKNIGHT JUNIOR FACULTY FELLOWSHIP

USF Department of English Assistant Professor Julia Koets was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Florida Education Fund, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women.

September 1, 2021Accomplishments

Dr. Aisha Durham

USF PROFESSOR TAPPED TO CURATE HIP-HOP COLLECTIONS FOR THE SMITHSONIAN

Dr. Aisha Durham, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, currently serves as an advisor for the National Museum of African American History and as recently selected to curate the first multimedia hip hop collection to chronicle the development of the culture for the Smithsonian Institute.

September 1, 2021Accomplishments

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FAMILY STUDY CENTER RECEIVES $3.7 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE FAMILIES

A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA INDUCTION

Sarah Sheffield, a Paleobiologist andAssociate Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, was recentlyinducted as a 2020 fellow into the very prestigious Geological Society of America (GSA)

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

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