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The HUB

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages, has been interested in environmental issues. The seeds were planted back in her childhood when her passion for nature was nurtured during recurrent visits to her grandparent’s farm in Southern Italy.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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REAL LIFE SPIDER MAN DEBUNKS MYTHS ABOUT ARACHNIDS

You could call Louis Coticchio “Spider Man”, but you’re more likely to find him crawling under houses than climbing up skyscrapers. He’s a man with a mission: debunking the myth that brown recluse spiders in Florida cause horrifically painful bites that necrotize into life-threatening wounds.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIPS PROVE VALUABLE FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY

In the Spring of 2016, the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida (USF) began offering formal coursework tied to undergraduate internships, in an effort to enhance undergraduate psychology student success and to help serve the community in a meaningful way.

May 2, 2022Supporting

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3D DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL CEMETERY OF EARLY AMERICANS

Burial Hill Cemetery is situated on Old Fort Hill, overlooking historic downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. Originally named Fort Hill, this renowned cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

January 21, 2022Supporting

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

BOOSTING FAITH IN THE VACCINE

University of South Florida (USF) Department of Religious Studies Visiting Instructor Garrett Potts, department Chair and Professor Michael DeJonge, and Senior Instructor Tori Lockler, are serving as educators in the “Faith in the Vaccine” program started by Interfaith Youth Core.

January 21, 2022Supporting

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMS PROMOTE INCREASED STEM RETENTION, STUDENT SUCCESS

It is well established that high impact practices such as course-based undergraduate research (CUREs), promote higher retention, increased self-efficacy and higher sense of community for undergraduate STEM majors, and for Professor Richard Pollenz, that experience comes to life in his labs.

January 21, 2022Supporting

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USF EXPANDS STUDY WITH SEX WORKERS AND VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING

In early 2020 Dr. Jill McCracken, Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida, received a $50,000 grant from the Proteus Fund to explore prostitution and trafficking legislation and policies in the United States and document their impact on those who are most affected by existing legislation: consensual sex workers, victims of trafficking, and those whose experiences intersect with both categories.

January 21, 2022Supporting

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: THE WGS DIVERSITY GROUP AND ANTI-RACISM SERIES

The USF Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) stands in opposition to racism and supports anti-racist work in their teaching, research, and service.

September 1, 2021Supporting

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NOVEL PROGRAM IDENTIFIES FOOD INSECURE RESIDENTS WITH HELP FROM USF CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF FOOD SECURITY & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to nutritionally adequate food which can result in hunger as well as in an increased likelihood of chronic diet-related diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease).

September 1, 2021Supporting

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SMALL ISLAND, GLOBAL IMPACT: THE GROWTH OF IRISH STUDIES AT USF

Ireland is a country that is deceptively small on the map in relation to its substantial global impact. In the medieval period, it was a cradle of European intellectualism, sending premier scholars to courts all over the globe.

September 1, 2021Supporting

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USF ANTHROPOLOGISTS FACILITATE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR TAMPA’S REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS

After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

September 1, 2021Supporting

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

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.