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
USF Tampa campus adds 44 new trees in honor of Arbor Day
The USF Tree Committee, which is comprised of USF faculty, staff, students, and volunteers from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, the city of Temple Terrace, Tampa Electric (TECO), and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, hosted a tree planting ceremony on March 28i n honor of Arbor Day (April 28).
April 18, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Featured
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, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Featured
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, 2023Community Engagement, Featured, Research
Termites are Key Wood Decomposers, and Could Play Significant Role in the Look of Future Ecosystems
Termites are critical in natural ecosystems—especially in the tropics—because they are key players in wood decomposition. The world would be piled high with dead plants and animals without termites.
November 1, 2022Featured
HOW TO BEST COMMUNICATE WITH REMOTE WORKERS
The drastic shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees and managers to adapt their communication strategies. Communication is often cited as critical to remote worker success but has rarely been examined within a remote work context. New research, featured in Journal of Applied Psychology, examines how communication quality, communication frequency, and communication expectations relate to employee performance and wellbeing.
May 2, 2022Featured
MULTICONTINENTAL TEAM USES ECOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND CANCER
Cancer is more than just a disease of the genes or a disease of unregulated proliferation. It is a speciation event where a cell lineage of the person goes from serving the person to becoming its ownnovel, single-celled pathogen.
January 21, 2022Featured
USF PROFESSOR INVITED TO JOIN UN AND UNESCO ADVISORY GROUP ON GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN AFRICA
In 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists, a group targeting members of the minority Tutsi community and other political opponents, regardless of their ethnic origin.
September 1, 2021Featured
Back translation saves lives: USF team translates critical vaccine information
As researchers, we often think of back-translation, or translation checking as a burden, but back-translation can actually save lives! The multilingual (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, English) team at the University of South Florida (USF) has been working with Refugees from the Congo Wars (RFCWs) in the United States for six years.
April 16, 2021Featured
RECOVERING AN ANCIENT BATTLE FROM THE SEA FLOOR
William Murray, Stathis Professor of Ancient Historyat the University of South Florida (USF) and a team of international researchers from the United States and Europe are working with the Sicilian Superintendency of the Sea to explore and map a rare debris field from a famous ancient naval battle between Rome and Carthage.
December 9, 2020Featured
A PALEOHISTORY OF CLIMATE, VEGETATION, AND HUMAN LAND USE IN COASTAL PERU
The Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture in the Environment (IASCE) at the University of South Florida (USF) recently received a Collaborative Research grant from the National Science Foundation titled “The Ecological Context of Early Settlement in a Southern Peruvian Coastal Valley Circa 5000-1000 BP”.
USF STUDENTS WILL SOAR TO CROSS THE KARMAN LINE
One of the vibrant and active student organization at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, is the Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR). Organized in 2010, their goal is to perfect the launching of rockets into space to put satellites into orbit for scientific studies. In the meantime, SOAR is actively involved in the design, building, launching and participating in competitions with winning results.
December 11, 2019Featured