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

The Club Atlético Huracán stadium, home of Novoa’s local soccer team. (Photo courtesy of Adriana Novoa)

Dr. Adriana Novoa advances research on the evolution of masculinity in 19th-century Argentina with Humanities Institute Grant

Grant recipient, Adriana Novoa, explores the realms of evolution, gender, and Latin American history as she conducts her research in Argentina. Armed with three decades of research experience, she now embarks on the journey to craft her second volume of work.

September 19, 2023Research

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USF linguistics expert pivots course in response to his new study on artificial intelligence chatbots

After examining the ability of linguistic experts to differentiate AI from human-generated writing, Matthew Kessler is integrating more hands-on projects in his classroom.

September 7, 2023Research

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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

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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

Members of the International Coparenting Collaborative (ICC) representing sites (from left) in Pavia, Italy (Michele Marchesi); Ankara, Turkey (Selin Salman-Engin); Toronto, Canada (Diane Phillip); Safed, Israel (Miri Keren); Rome, Italy (Silvia Mazzoni); Stockholm, Sweden (Monica Hedenbro); St. Petersburg, USA (James McHale); and Lausanne, Switzerland (Joelle Darwiche). (Photo courtesy of Dr. Yana Sirotkin)

Family Study Center shares infant-family mental health advances with global audience

The USF College of Arts and Sciences Family Study Center (FSC) shared its newest discoveries with an international gathering at the 18th World Association for Infant and Mental Health (WAIMH) Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

August 28, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

Students taking the Terrestrial Lidar Field Methods course, led by College of Arts and Sciences Professor Steve Fernandez from the USF School of Public Affairs and Dr. Laura Harrison from the USF Access 3D Lab, this past summer were trained in methods of 3D architectural documentation with professional-grade lidar technology while also providing real-world experience in the field in Ybor. (Photo by Alessandra Casanova)

USF highlighted by leading GIS software company for lidar education

Steven Fernandez, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs, has served as a source of knowledge and information for ESRI (ArcGIS)—a GIS software company specializing in interactive mapping tools—for the past two years, meeting with the company every few months to assist in improving their 3D products and provide knowledge on what he’s teaching in his lidar courses. Now, they are using his work as examples of their company’s newest capabilities.

August 28, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

Team photo of Homegrown Hillsborough core staff and CAFSHC researchers. (Photo by UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County office)

USF researchers inform decisions for Homegrown Hillsborough food system program

In early 2023, Hillsborough County awarded a grant to the USF College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Healthy Communities (CAFSHC) to serve as the research training and evaluation arm of an innovative endeavor to promote the local food system, called Homegrown Hillsborough.

August 28, 2023Community Engagement, Research

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USF geoscientist creates oceanic tracking model to urge investigators to revive search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The new method can reconstruct the drift path and origin of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing over the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers onboard.

August 23, 2023Research

Marcus S. Cooke, PhD, FRCPath, (right) serves as chair of the department. (Photo by Alessandra Casanova)

Department of Molecular Biosciences starts anew

The Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the USF College of Arts and Sciences welcomes a more succinct and up-to-date name this academic year. It has officially been renamed the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

August 22, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

Five CAS faculty members who were recognized with outstanding research achievement awards

Five CAS faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Five USF College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members are being recognized next month with Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. “The faculty being recognized with these awards have demonstrated extraordinary success in their research and scholarly endeavors," said USF Research & Innovation Interim Vice President Sylvia Thomas.

August 17, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Featured, Research

Communication doctoral student Rana Elhendi earned the Top Student Award from the International Communication Association’s Organizational Communication division. (Photo courtesy of Rana Elhendi)

USF doctoral student earns ‘Top Student Award’ from the International Communication Association

Communication doctoral student Rana Elhendi’s paper, “‘The rubber band is already broken: An extended case study of UNDP transformative resilience framework in the context of Palestine,” has earned the Top Student Award from the International Communication Association’s Organizational Communication division.

August 17, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement, Research

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