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Conference on im/migrant well-being launches new center

The USF College of Arts and Sciences’ Im/migrant Well-Being Research Center and co-sponsor Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University (GWU) hosted the inaugural biennial conference, “Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research & Policy” at the Hilton, St. Petersburg on February 17-18.

March 10, 2023Supporting

Julia Koets, PhD.

Dr. Julia Koets earns national creative writing fellowship

Dr. Julia Koets, an assistant professor of creative writing in the USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of English, is one of 36 writers from across the nation selected to receive a 2023 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—one of the largest funders of the arts and arts education established by Congress since 1965.

March 10, 2023Accomplishments

Sarath Witanachichi, PhD.

Dr. Sarath Witanachchi elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Sarath Witanachchi, USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics chair and professor, is one of five USF faculty members who have been named by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) to its new class of 2023 Senior Members.

March 10, 2023Accomplishments

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Is advice to corporate women reinforcing stereotypes?

USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication PhD alumna Dr. Amaly Santiago and Associate Professor Dr. Mariaelena Bartesaghi explored how advice literature written by corporate women for women readers looking to rise in the corporate ranks reinforces gendered stereotypes.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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Spiritual caregiving for America's religious "nones"

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, about three-in-ten U.S. adults (29 percent) are religious “nones” – people who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular” when asked about their religious identity.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF alumnus Kerry Sanders reflects on an incredible career in broadcast journalism

NBC News correspondent and University of South Florida (USF) College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Kerry Sanders has the ability to share a story from the other side of the world while making you feel you were right there with him. But his interest in journalism and storytelling didn’t start halfway across the globe, rather it started in Tampa, Fla. during his time as a student at USF.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers asked to evaluate a new police program

The University of South Florida’s Center for Justice Research and Policy (CJRP) has been funded to evaluate a new community police program in St. Petersburg, Fla. where case workers are sent to respond to emergency, non-crime 911 calls instead of law enforcement.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers focus on the ‘Achilles heel’ of drug-resistant bacteria: Cell division

The World Health Organization (WHO) labels antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections as one of the biggest threats to human health in the world today.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers receive national recognition for making Florida’s colonial history more accessible

La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas is an open-access digital history project designed to make Florida’s colonial history more accessible by combining historical research and cutting-edge technology.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF Women’s and Gender Studies program celebrates 50 years

The 1960s was a rousing time for women. It saw the introduction of the first contraceptive pill, the passage of the Equal Pay Act, as well as the passage of the Civil Rights Act. But, despite the progress made during the 1960s, there still wasn’t equal opportunity across the spectrum, particularly for women at higher education institutions.

March 10, 2023Featured

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Dr. Antoinette Jackson sees growth of Black Cemetery Network

“Black cemeteries are black history,” says University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences anthropology professor and chair Dr. Antoinette Jackson.

February 21, 2023Featured

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Dr. Heather Sellers essay on face blindness featured in Royal Society publication

Dr. Heather Sellers, a professor in USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of English, recently was featured in The Royal Society Publishing journal.

February 21, 2023Accomplishments

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