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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: THE WGS DIVERSITY GROUP AND ANTI-RACISM SERIES

The USF Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) stands in opposition to racism and supports anti-racist work in their teaching, research, and service.

September 1, 2021Supporting

 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

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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

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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

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NOVEL PROGRAM IDENTIFIES FOOD INSECURE RESIDENTS WITH HELP FROM USF CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF FOOD SECURITY & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to nutritionally adequate food which can result in hunger as well as in an increased likelihood of chronic diet-related diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease).

September 1, 2021Supporting

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SMALL ISLAND, GLOBAL IMPACT: THE GROWTH OF IRISH STUDIES AT USF

Ireland is a country that is deceptively small on the map in relation to its substantial global impact. In the medieval period, it was a cradle of European intellectualism, sending premier scholars to courts all over the globe.

September 1, 2021Supporting

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USF ANTHROPOLOGISTS FACILITATE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR TAMPA’S REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS

After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

September 1, 2021Supporting

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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

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USF PROFESSOR INVITED TO JOIN UN AND UNESCO ADVISORY GROUP ON GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN AFRICA

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists, a group targeting members of the minority Tutsi community and other political opponents, regardless of their ethnic origin.

September 1, 2021Featured

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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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

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