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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF PHDS IN PHILOSOPHY AT USF

The Department of Philosophy at the University of South Florida is celebrating the 30thanniversary of the first Ph.D. it awarded, and is pleased to acknowledge and honor the careers of the three who were the first to receive the degree.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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ENGLISH PROFESSOR PUBLISHES TWO NEW BOOKS OF POETRY FOCUSED ON CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT

Heather Sellers, a professor in the Department of English at the University of South Florida recently published two new books of poetry – Field Notes from the Flood Zone (two editions) – which addresses issues of climate change and the environment.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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HOW TO BEST COMMUNICATE WITH REMOTE WORKERS

The drastic shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees and managers to adapt their communication strategies. Communication is often cited as critical to remote worker success but has rarely been examined within a remote work context. New research, featured in Journal of Applied Psychology, examines how communication quality, communication frequency, and communication expectations relate to employee performance and wellbeing.

May 2, 2022Featured

Eric Winsberg

THE INTERSECTION OF PHILOSOPHY, COVID, AND MORALITY OF SCIENCE

In a 24-minute film "Moral Models: Crucial Decisions in the Age of Computer Simulation" Professor Eric Winsberg—widely recognized for bringing the study of computer simulation to philosophy of science—shares his views on COVID-19 models, including their moral significance and influence on society.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages, has been interested in environmental issues. The seeds were planted back in her childhood when her passion for nature was nurtured during recurrent visits to her grandparent’s farm in Southern Italy.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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REAL LIFE SPIDER MAN DEBUNKS MYTHS ABOUT ARACHNIDS

You could call Luis Coticchio “Spider Man”, but you’re more likely to find him crawling under houses than climbing up skyscrapers. He’s a man with a mission: debunking the myth that brown recluse spiders in Florida cause horrifically painful bites that necrotize into life-threatening wounds.

May 2, 2022Supporting

Jody McBrien

SIGS PROFESSOR HARNESSES EXPERTISE, INTERDISCIPLINARY BACKGROUND IN FURTHER RESEARCH WORK

Dr. Jody McBrien, Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida (USF), is a 2021-22 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellow (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIPS PROVE VALUABLE FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY

In the Spring of 2016, the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida (USF) began offering formal coursework tied to undergraduate internships, in an effort to enhance undergraduate psychology student success and to help serve the community in a meaningful way.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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USF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION JOINS CNN TO DISCUSS RUSSIA/UKRAINE CRISIS, GLOBAL IMPACTS

Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich, a Research Fellow in the USF Institute on Russia and Assistant Professor of Instruction in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, appeared on CNN to discuss Russia’s imminent invasion of Ukraine, in a segment that aired on January 29, less than a month before Russian troops entered the country.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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USF Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Fellowship to Study Economics at UC Berkley

Patrick Collard, a University of South Florida (USF) alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in quantitative economics and a bachelor’s of arts degree in mathematics, was recentlyawarded fromThe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a $90,000 graduateschoolfellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Collard is among 30 New Americans selected from a pool of over 1,800 applicants.

May 2, 2022Accomplishments

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3D DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL CEMETERY OF EARLY AMERICANS

Burial Hill Cemetery is situated on Old Fort Hill, overlooking historic downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. Originally named Fort Hill, this renowned cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

January 21, 2022Supporting

Aisha Durham

AISHA DURHAM WINS PRESTIGIOUS MARSHA HOUSTON AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

Aisha Durham, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Affiliated Associate Professor in the Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, and Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, recently received the inaugural Marsha Houston Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).

January 21, 2022Accomplishments

About CAS

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.