Anthropology PhD candidate Jonathan Rodriguez. (Photo by Ari Herrera)

Anthropology doctoral candidate selected as USF’s first student veteran recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Jonathan Rodriguez is one of six USF students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2023-2024 academic year and one of 2,200 students nationwide selected for this prestigious award focusing on international education, exchange, and mutual understanding. He is the first USF student veteran selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

May 26, 2023Accomplishments, Events

CAS students attend luncheon celebrating student success. (Photo by JWS Photography)

CAS celebrates exceptional scholars at the Student Success Celebration Luncheon

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) celebrated 22 exceptional scholars at a Student Success Celebration Luncheon. The event, held on April 28, and co-sponsored by CAS Dean’s Advisory Council members Michelle Turman ‘00 and Nikki Zolkos ‘03, brought together faculty, students, and donors to share the impact of private support on student experiences.

May 26, 2023Accomplishments, Events

collage of 5 Spring CAS grads

Spring CAS grads share student experience and look ahead to the future

The University of South Florida (USF) awarded more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7. The ceremonies included recipients of 5,430 bachelor’s, 1,492 master’s, 221 doctoral degrees and eight specialist degrees. The College of Arts and Sciences accounted for over 2,000 of the total degrees awarded.

May 24, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Featured

Book cover for Field Notes from the Flood Zone by Dr. Heather Sellers. (Image courtesy of Heather Sellers)

Heather Sellers’ “Field Notes from the Flood Zone” wins Florida Book Award

The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, announced winners for the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. The program, established in 2006, celebrates the best of Florida literature.

May 24, 2023Accomplishments

Andrea Rinard, H. Dietrich, and Maria Loaiza Bonilla

Three MFA students celebrate recent publications

In early 2023, three students in the USF Department of English’s MFA program were notified that their writing submissions had been accepted for publication.

May 24, 2023Accomplishments

Dr. Jayaram with faculty and doctoral students from Andhra University. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Kiran Jayaram)

Dr. Kiran Jayaram connects with his Asian heritage in new research endeavor

Dr. Kiran Jayaram, assistant professor in the USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology, describes his life as a “study in border crossing.”

May 16, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

MURP students with APA President Angela D. Brooks (center). Photographed from left: Aditi Sugeerappa Hoti, Beneetta Mary Jose, Angela D. Brooks, Varshini Renikunta, and Abdul Samad Agha. (Photo courtesy of Beneetta Mary Jose)

MURP students place third in national competition to improve a Philadelphia neighborhood

USF College of Arts and Sciences Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program students Beneetta Mary Jose, Abdul Samad Agha, Varshini Renikunta, and Aditi Sugeerappa Hoti earned third place for their design in the American Planning Association National Planning Competition in April.

May 16, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement

Political Science Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan (right) and USF students highlight international research they conducted with students and faculty in Moldova in the spring of 2022.

Global classroom collaboration with Moldova wins international partnerships award

A global classroom experience that brought together USF St. Petersburg students with peers in Moldova to conduct joint research while an international humanitarian crisis was unfolding nearby received the inaugural International Partnerships Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Political Studies Association (PSA).

May 11, 2023Accomplishments, Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Psychology professor receives prestigious congressional fellowship to work on Capitol Hill

USF St. Petersburg Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Springfield Policy Congressional Fellowship, which will allow her to work with a member of Congress on policies to advance the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ populations.

May 11, 2023Accomplishments, Research

exterior of the White House

CAS faculty cited in President Biden’s economic report

Research from USF College of Arts and Sciences faculty was cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President. The report, released in March, includes a reflection by President Joseph Biden regarding the administration’s economic accomplishments, opportunities and challenges ahead.

April 27, 2023Accomplishments

Outstanding Young Alumni Awardees (from left): Jordann Windschauer, Chris Fils, Catlin Skufca, Kayvon Webster, Candace Braun Davison, and Kristen Corpion. (Photo Courtesy of USF Alumni Association)

Four CAS graduates named Outstanding Young Alumni

The University of South Florida Alumni Association held its annual Outstanding Young Alumni Awards ceremony on April 20 at the Gibbons Alumni Center at its Tampa campus. Four out of the six extraordinary honorees this year are College of Arts & Sciences graduates.

April 27, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni

2023 DSLS Inductees. (Photo by Marc Edwards Photographs)

19 new students welcomed into Dean’s Student Leadership Society

The USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) welcomed 19 new members to the Dean’s Student Leadership Society (DSLS). DSLS students are chosen for their superior leadership skills, often serving as volunteer coordinators, executive board members, or critical points of contact on behalf of CAS. DSLS also provides students with mentorship opportunities, professional development workshops, and year-round networking.

April 26, 2023Accomplishments

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.