CAS Chronicles


(From left) Wendy Whitt, associate director and senior associate instructor in The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications, presents Tampa Bay Times journalists Zachary Sampson and Langston Taylor with the Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida. (Photo by Alessandra Casanova)

The Zimmerman School at USF honors two Tampa Bay Times journalists for excellence in environmental journalism

The Zimmerman School at USF honors Tampa Bay Times journalists Zachary Sampson and Langston Taylor as recipients of the Waldo Proffitt Award for their excellence in environmental journalism in Florida.

November 16, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement

Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Perreault. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Zimmerman School professor shares study on how rural journalists and public relations practitioners navigate the boundaries of their careers

Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Perreault and her colleagues conducted a study exploring how rural journalists balance their responsibilities with the increasing influence of public relations practices when reporting information to their communities.

November 15, 2023Accomplishments, Research

(From left) LIS program director Natalie Taylor, associate director of the iSchool Jim Andrews, department operations manager David Chapel, and iSchool director Randy Borsum at the 50th anniversary event. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Milestone celebration marks the School of Information's 50th anniversary

The School of Information celebrates 50 years. Alumni, faculty, and students gathered for a memorable evening to reflect on the program’s achievements and future goals.

November 13, 2023Accomplishments, Events

Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan (right) receives the Leadership Excellence Award from UBT Rector Edmond Hajrizi (left). (Photo courtesy of Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan)

Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan receives Leadership Excellence Award during Western Balkans political study visit

McLauchlan received the award during a political study visit to the Western Balkans, where she met with various government officials, organization leaders, and scholars to discuss academic collaboration and the future of shared research.

November 8, 2023Accomplishments

Dr. Davide Tanasi delivered an acceptance speech at the award ceremony, held in Sarasota, Fla. (Photo courtesy of GCICS)

Dr. Davide Tanasi earns Italian American of the Year award

Dr. Davide Tanasi has been named the Gulf Coast Italian Culture and Society’s 2023 Italian American of the Year for his achievements in the field of Mediterranean archaeology.

November 6, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

Colleen Chappell accepting the Lifetime Achievement award at the WLP symposium. (Photo courtesy of John Tipton & Mridula Singh)

CAS alumna Colleen Chappell receives Women in Leadership and Philanthropy’s Lifetime Achievement award

WLP recognizes Colleen Chappell's contributions to the USF community and beyond, through its Lifetime Achievement Award.

October 24, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Events

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Dr. Elizabeth Aranda joins fellowship focused on Puerto Rico in post-disaster settings

Dr. Elizabeth Aranda, professor of sociology and director of the Im/migrant Well-Being Research Center, will focus on the future of Puerto Rico in a post-disaster context in her newly awarded fellowship.

October 23, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

USF College of Arts and Sciences congratulated four awardees at this year’s Status of Latinos (SoL) Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony. (From left) Elvis Rodriguez, Barbara Herrera, CAS Interim Dean Magali Michael, Dr. Susan Mooney, and Dr. Natalie Scenters-Zapico. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

CAS faculty and students earn USF Status of Latinos awards

The College of Arts and Sciences congratulates four awardees at this year’s Status of Latinos (SoL) Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony for their academic research and community service contributions to the Latinx community.

October 18, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Events

Lauren Arrington, PhD (Photo courtesy of Arrington)

Dr. Lauren Arrington earns National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Dr. Lauren Arrington, chair of the Department of English, has earned a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholars Fellowship. The fellowship will allow her to complete her book about how the New Deal’s art projects enabled a network of women artists to engage in advocacy efforts during the time.

October 17, 2023Accomplishments, Research

medical person in white jacket with pink ribbon holding hands of patient

The impact of trust in medical providers and how women deal with their cancer risk

Department of Communication's Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel worked with an interdisciplinary team to examine what factors influenced women's decision making in managing their inherited cancer risk, particularly among those with gene mutations known to cause breast cancer.

October 11, 2023Accomplishments, Research

Stephen Benson (left) working with residents (middle and right) of the Tampa Heights neighborhood on a plan for the area. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Benson)

School of Public Affairs alumnus is awarded recognition in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’

MURP alumnus Stephen Benson currently serves as Planning Director for the City of Tampa. This achievement recognizes his outstanding contributions to the community throughout his career.

October 11, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement

Dr. Beatriz Padilla (left) and Glenda Vaillant Cruz (Right). (Photo courtesy of Padilla)

Doctoral student Glenda Vaillant Cruz shines a light on Latin American student experience in higher education

Doctoral student and Fulbright scholar Glenda Vaillant Cruz traveled to Spain to examine the Latin American student experience in higher education and reflects on the importance of her mentorship with Dr. Beatriz Padilla, director of ISLAC and associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

September 26, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement, Research

About CAS Chronicles

CAS Chronicles is the monthly newsletter for the University of South Florida's College of Arts and Sciences, your source for the latest news, research, and events at CAS.