four young women seated on a low wall bench look at laptop held by one of the women (photo by Adobe Stock)

Pilot study to highlight outcomes of young adults from immigrant parentage

Professor of sociology and director of the Immigrant Well-Being Research Center, Dr. Elizabeth Aranda is leading a research study that aims to study young adults with immigrant parents living in the Tampa Bay area to assess how they have done in terms of education and socio-relative outcomes when compared to native born Americans.

September 27, 2023Community Engagement, Featured, Research

Attendees visit tabling organizations for tastings, networking, and educational engagement. (Photo by JWS Photography)

Urban Food Sovereignty Summit aims to heighten awareness of food sustainability in Tampa Bay

The USF College of Arts and Sciences’ Urban Food Sovereignty Group is set to host the 5th annual Tampa Bay Urban Food Sovereignty Summit on Oct. 12 and Oct. 15. The focus of this year’s event is “Food Sovereignty in the Food System.”

September 27, 2023Community Engagement, Events

Rodriguez-Rogers (middle) and her mentee Yoana Cardoso (right), being featured on the Latin broadcast channel Despierta Tampa Bay with news anchor Sarykarmen Rivera (left). (Photo courtesy of Aileen Rodriguez-Rogers)

Alumna shares her inspiring career journey of empowering communities and celebrating heritage

Aileen Rodriguez-Rogers, a distinguished alumna of USF and former member of USF’s Latin Community Advisory Council, shares her remarkable career and encourages others to actively engage in community advancement.

September 26, 2023Alumni, 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

DSLS Etiquette Luncheon group photo. (Photo by Dakota Galvin)

DSLS Etiquette Luncheon prepares students for future professional engagements

The Dean’s Student Leadership Society held an etiquette luncheon with host and CAS alumna Sashy O’Connor. Students learned a multitude of etiquette techniques to benefit to their professional development.

September 26, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement, Events

Dr. Erin Kimmerle speaks to members of the media the exhibit’s opening event. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

‘What Lies Beneath’ exhibit showcases investigation of unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County

The “What Lies Beneath” exhibit located in the Social Sciences (SOC) Waterman Exhibit Gallery at USF shares the results of a multi-year, interdisciplinary investigation into unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County.

September 26, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Research

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, PhD. (Photo by Rebecca Sohl)

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “Second-Class Daughters: Black Brazilian Women and Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery” earns award from the American Sociological Association

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is co-winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book award for her second book, “Second-Class Daughters: Black Brazilian Women and Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery.”

September 22, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

interior of greenhouse at the Botanical Gardens

Fall Plant Festival returns with free entry for USF students, faculty and staff

The USF Botanical Gardens is providing free admission to USF students, faculty and staff at the upcoming Fall Plant Festival to be held on October 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 13, 2023Community Engagement, Events

group of people huddled on a path outside of USF sign

First planner-in-residence class to receive award for collaboration with St. Petersburg Innovation District

An innovative planner-in-residence class that developed a neighborhood master plan for the St. Petersburg Innovation District will receive an outstanding student project award from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association on September 6.

September 6, 2023Community Engagement, Research

senior woman seated across a table from a person writing in a notebook

Memory screening program provides hands-on experience for students and important service to the community

Trained students have administered hundreds of confidential cognitive assessments to members of the community through a program that gives budding psychologists experience offering memory screenings.

September 5, 2023Community Engagement, Research

Director Scott Solomon, and students, standing outside of the Parliament building in London. (Photo courtesy of Elena Efremova)

USF in London returns from another successful semester abroad

Insights from directors, teachers, and students shed light on how the USF in London program can leave a lasting impact on the personal and professional lives of its participants.

September 1, 2023Community Engagement

The Department of Philosophy hosted a panel discussion on “Ancestry, Genetics, and Medical Ethics,” during last year’s I Belong: USF Week. Panelists included Dr. Anna Lewis, research associate from Harvard University, Dr. Alexander Levine, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Katherine Drabiak, associate professor in the College of Public Health, and Dr. Christina Richards, associate professor and AAAS fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology. The panelists are pictured here with Ms. Christina Grigoropoulos and her students visiting from Freedom High School. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sandy Westerheide)

‘I Belong: USF Week’ to return in September

Students and faculty from the USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will host ‘I Belong: USF Week’ in September. The weeklong celebration—which held its first celebration last spring—aims to educate students about resources on campus, engage in building community, and cultivate a sense of belonging among students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds.

August 31, 2023Community Engagement

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.