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Accomplishments & Awards

 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

mom holding her small child outdoors

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

Thomas Hallock

ST. PETE CAMPUS ENGLISH PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK ON SCHOLARLY LIFE OF THE CLASSROOM

Thomas Hallock, Professor of English at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, recently published his book titled "Road Course in Early American Literature: Travel and Teaching from Atzlán to Amherst".

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

TWO DECADES OF MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH IN ALGEBRAS CULMINATES IN RESEARCH PAPER

Hemant Pendharkar, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of South Florida, recently co-authored a research article with Dr. Don Hadwin, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of New Hampshire, entitled "Central Sequences in Subhomogeneous Unital C* Algebras", published by Cambridge University Press.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

Natalie Scenters-Zapico

USF ENGLISH PROFESSOR AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS WINDHAM CAMPBELL PRIZE

Assistant Professor Natalie Scenters-Zapico was recently awarded the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature Prize at Yale University. The prize recognizes her two collections of poetry,The Verging Cities(2016) andLima :: Limon(2019). It also comes with an unrestricted grant of $165,000.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

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ALCOHOL USE AND DEATH INCREASE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently quoted in an NBC News article about the pandemic and the relation to increase in alcohol related deaths among women.

December 9, 2020Accomplishments, Research

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RESEARCH PROJECTS AT THE ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND CLIMATE LABORATORY

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Laboratory (ACCL) lead by USF Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate, Dr. Yasin Elshorbany is currently engaged in several interdisciplinary projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Pandemic Response Research Network (PRRN).

December 9, 2020Accomplishments, Research

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