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Back translation saves lives: USF team translates critical vaccine information

As researchers, we often think of back-translation, or translation checking as a burden, but back-translation can actually save lives! The multilingual (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, English) team at the University of South Florida (USF) has been working with Refugees from the Congo Wars (RFCWs) in the United States for six years.

April 16, 2021Featured

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AT USF

Darwin Days at the University of South Florida (USF) is an extensive, interactive, and interdisciplinary science education outreach event hosted each year to encourage understanding of evolution.

April 16, 2021Community Engagement

Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Rebecca Blackwell, and Maritza Novoa-Hadley

COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH CONNECTS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS TO CRUCIAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Since 2017, Puerto Ricans have faced numerous natural hazards and ensuing social disasters, leading many to migrate to the continental United States where they confronted the current global pandemic.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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CONNECTING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: CAN VIRTUAL REALITY ENCOURAGE EMPATHY?

The pandemic has reminded us of the importance of community to our humanity. Connecting and relating to others is a necessity for our well-being as individuals and as groups.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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DNA ADDUCTOMICS: A BREAKTHROUGH TOOL IN IDENTIFYING CANCER RISK

DNA is the “machine code” of our cells – it tells the cell how to function, and therefore is responsible for our bodies working properly. However, if DNA is damaged, the code may change, and the instructions to the cells altered, making them behave abnormally.

April 16, 2021Supporting

hurricane satellite view

NEW CYCLONE SEVERITY SCALE AIMS TO BETTER INFORM THE PUBLIC

For decades, meteorologists and governments have warned communities in coastal areas of an imminent tropical cyclone using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale categorizes a tropical cyclone based on its maximum wind speed, and is used in defining evacuation strategies and humanitarian response.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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REFUGEE WOMEN: RESEARCH IN TIMES OF CRISIS

A few years ago, in Portugal, a team comprised of myself and colleagues from Lisbon University Institute initiated an action research project entitled "Trajectories of Refugee: Gender, Intersectionality and Public Policies in Portugal”, to assess the experiences of refugee women in the aftermath of the so-called refugee crisis, so our research team enthusiastically got on board with trying to fill that gap.

April 16, 2021Supporting

open road with blue sky

THE STATUS OF AIR QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

About a year ago, in March 2020, companies and organizations around the world shut down or significantly limited production of goods and services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures that followed. In doing this, fewer cars were on the road and high-emission operations decreased.

April 16, 2021Supporting

undergraduate humanities research council video call

UNDERGRADUATE HUMANITIES RESEARCH CONFERENCE GOES DIGITAL FOR 2021

At the end of January 2021, 52 University of South Florida (USF) undergraduate students from 13 different majors, ranging from religious studies to biomedical sciences, gathered online to present their original research projects on a huge variety of humanities topics.

April 16, 2021Community Engagement

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

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The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the University of South Florida. We are a community of teachers and scholars united in the belief that broadly educated people are the basis of a just, free, and prosperous society. By focusing on the big questions facing all of humanity, we prepare students for successful, socially responsible personal and professional lives. By conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship, we advance knowledge in ways that prepare us to address complex social and scientific problems and enhance the quality of life for people and communities.