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FAMILY STUDY CENTER RECEIVES $3.7 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE FAMILIES

A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA INDUCTION

Sarah Sheffield, a Paleobiologist andAssociate Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, was recentlyinducted as a 2020 fellow into the very prestigious Geological Society of America (GSA)

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

Thomas Hallock

ST. PETE CAMPUS ENGLISH PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK ON SCHOLARLY LIFE OF THE CLASSROOM

Thomas Hallock, Professor of English at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, recently published his book titled "Road Course in Early American Literature: Travel and Teaching from Atzlán to Amherst".

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

TWO DECADES OF MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH IN ALGEBRAS CULMINATES IN RESEARCH PAPER

Hemant Pendharkar, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of South Florida, recently co-authored a research article with Dr. Don Hadwin, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of New Hampshire, entitled "Central Sequences in Subhomogeneous Unital C* Algebras", published by Cambridge University Press.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

Natalie Scenters-Zapico

USF ENGLISH PROFESSOR AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS WINDHAM CAMPBELL PRIZE

Assistant Professor Natalie Scenters-Zapico was recently awarded the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature Prize at Yale University. The prize recognizes her two collections of poetry,The Verging Cities(2016) andLima :: Limon(2019). It also comes with an unrestricted grant of $165,000.

April 16, 2021Accomplishments

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ALCOHOL USE AND DEATH INCREASE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently quoted in an NBC News article about the pandemic and the relation to increase in alcohol related deaths among women.

December 9, 2020Accomplishments, Research

coastline with lighthouse

RESEARCH PROJECTS AT THE ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND CLIMATE LABORATORY

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Laboratory (ACCL) lead by USF Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate, Dr. Yasin Elshorbany is currently engaged in several interdisciplinary projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Pandemic Response Research Network (PRRN).

December 9, 2020Accomplishments, Research

permafrost in mountainous terrain

SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH SHOWS THAW OF PERMAFROST DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE CAN LEAD TO THE RELEASE OF MERCURY, ENDANGERING MARINE LIFE

University of South Florida Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate, Dr. Yasin Elshorbany, is a co-author on a recent Nature Communications paper entitled “Potential Impacts of Mercury Released from Thawing Permafrost”.

December 9, 2020Accomplishments, Research

Objectification hero

USF PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR TALKS OBJECTIFICATION

Professor of psychology Jamie Goldenberg recently weighed in on the objectification of female political candidates, specifically Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

December 9, 2020Accomplishments

Judith Bryant

PROFESSOR JUDITH BRYANT RECEIVES TEACHING MENTORSHIP AWARD

In March 2020, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) named Department of Psychology Professor Judith Bryant the recipient of the inaugural STP Mentorship of Teachers Award.

June 19, 2020Accomplishments

panel with Tatsiana Kulakevich

SIGS INSTRUCTOR INVITED AS PANELIST AT THE HARRIMAN INSTITUTE

The Program on U.S.-Russian Relations at the Harriman Institute invited permanent instructor of quantitative research methods at University of South Florida (USF) School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) and research fellow at USF Institute on Russia, Tatsiana Kulakevich, as a leading expert for a panel discussion on recent developments in foreign policy and the evolution of Belarusian national identity.

June 19, 2020Accomplishments

Ordinary Girls graphic

USF ALUMNA JAQUIRADÍAZ WINS PRESTIGIOUS WHITING AWARD IN NONFICTION

University of South Florida Department of English alumna Jaquira Díaz is winner of a 2020 Whiting Award in Nonfiction for her memoir Ordinary Girls. Diaz earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from USF.

June 19, 2020Accomplishments

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