The HUB

The HUB

Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Rebecca Blackwell, and Maritza Novoa-Hadley

COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH CONNECTS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS TO CRUCIAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Since 2017, Puerto Ricans have faced numerous natural hazards and ensuing social disasters, leading many to migrate to the continental United States where they confronted the current global pandemic.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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CONNECTING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: CAN VIRTUAL REALITY ENCOURAGE EMPATHY?

The pandemic has reminded us of the importance of community to our humanity. Connecting and relating to others is a necessity for our well-being as individuals and as groups.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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DNA ADDUCTOMICS: A BREAKTHROUGH TOOL IN IDENTIFYING CANCER RISK

DNA is the “machine code” of our cells – it tells the cell how to function, and therefore is responsible for our bodies working properly. However, if DNA is damaged, the code may change, and the instructions to the cells altered, making them behave abnormally.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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NEW CYCLONE SEVERITY SCALE AIMS TO BETTER INFORM THE PUBLIC

For decades, meteorologists and governments have warned communities in coastal areas of an imminent tropical cyclone using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale categorizes a tropical cyclone based on its maximum wind speed, and is used in defining evacuation strategies and humanitarian response.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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REFUGEE WOMEN: RESEARCH IN TIMES OF CRISIS

A few years ago, in Portugal, a team comprised of myself and colleagues from Lisbon University Institute initiated an action research project entitled "Trajectories of Refugee: Gender, Intersectionality and Public Policies in Portugal”, to assess the experiences of refugee women in the aftermath of the so-called refugee crisis, so our research team enthusiastically got on board with trying to fill that gap.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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THE STATUS OF AIR QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

About a year ago, in March 2020, companies and organizations around the world shut down or significantly limited production of goods and services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures that followed. In doing this, fewer cars were on the road and high-emission operations decreased.

April 16, 2021Supporting

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ANALYZING PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG SARASOTA RESIDENTS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

Dr. Feng Hao, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida (USF), recently worked with two Sarasota-Manatee campus undergraduate students, Daniel Hinkle and Ron Hans, and a colleague from Nankai University in China, Yan Wang, to study the public perception of climate change after Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in September 2017.

December 9, 2020Supporting

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IMPACT OF PANDEMIC POLICIES ON TAMPA BAY REFUGEES

Beginning in April 2020, a team of graduate students from the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Anthropology, and multilingual community leaders including Dr. Dillon Mahoney, Dr. Roberta Baer, Dr. Krista Billingsley, Renice Obure, Michaela Inks, and Eugenie Umurutasate began an assessment of the impacts of pandemic policies on refugees in Hillsborough County.

December 9, 2020Supporting

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PROSTATE CANCER: THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH IN MEN

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. If caught early, prostate cancer is curable, but mortality results when the cancer starts to spread (metastasis) beyond the prostate.

December 9, 2020Supporting

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USF UNDERGRADUATES PUBLISH BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH ON PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

Psychology students typically learn about research methods and statistics through their coursework, but in Dr. Jay Michaels’ Social Dynamics Lab at the University of South Florida’s (USF) Sarasota-Manatee campus, undergraduate research assistants apply what they know about these topics to contribute to cutting-edge research.

December 9, 2020Supporting

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DRONES AS AN INFORMATION TOOL

University of South Florida (USF) School of Information Professor Kim Lersch has long been fascinated with locational aspect of social events, looking for answers to the questions of where and why. For the past two decades, her research has examined the locations of incidents of domestic violence, carjackings, suicides, and mentalhealth related calls for service to the police.

June 19, 2020Supporting

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

IN THE KITCHEN

In a general sense, university courses on food usually allow students the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of food history, practices, and culture, but for Patrizia La Trecchia, an associate professor in the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida, the basics are just the beginning.

December 11, 2019Supporting

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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.