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Conference on im/migrant well-being launches new center

The USF College of Arts and Sciences’ Im/migrant Well-Being Research Center and co-sponsor Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University (GWU) hosted the inaugural biennial conference, “Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research & Policy” at the Hilton, St. Petersburg on February 17-18.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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Is advice to corporate women reinforcing stereotypes?

USF College of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication PhD alumna Dr. Amaly Santiago and Associate Professor Dr. Mariaelena Bartesaghi explored how advice literature written by corporate women for women readers looking to rise in the corporate ranks reinforces gendered stereotypes.

March 10, 2023Supporting

NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders reports from the North Pole

USF alumnus Kerry Sanders reflects on an incredible career in broadcast journalism

NBC News correspondent and University of South Florida (USF) College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Kerry Sanders has the ability to share a story from the other side of the world while making you feel you were right there with him. But his interest in journalism and storytelling didn’t start halfway across the globe, rather it started in Tampa, Fla. during his time as a student at USF.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers asked to evaluate a new police program

The University of South Florida’s Center for Justice Research and Policy (CJRP) has been funded to evaluate a new community police program in St. Petersburg, Fla. where case workers are sent to respond to emergency, non-crime 911 calls instead of law enforcement.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers focus on the ‘Achilles heel’ of drug-resistant bacteria: Cell division

The World Health Organization (WHO) labels antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections as one of the biggest threats to human health in the world today.

March 10, 2023Supporting

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USF researchers receive national recognition for making Florida’s colonial history more accessible

La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas is an open-access digital history project designed to make Florida’s colonial history more accessible by combining historical research and cutting-edge technology.

March 10, 2023Supporting

Dr. William Schanbacher, assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, (left) an advocate for food sovereignty, said Dr. Shiva’s message provided a plan of action for the future

Frontier Forum series hosts activist Dr. Vandana Shiva

The USF College of Arts and Sciences welcomed Dr. Vandana Shiva, a food sovereignty, environmental and ecofeminist activist, for its recent Frontier Forum lecture series held at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 7 in downtown Tampa.

February 21, 2023Supporting

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Historian Dr. David K. Johnson called as an expert on the Webb telescope naming controversy

After the launch of NASA’s new $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, most people around the world were caught up in a state of awe taking in the stunning images of celestial bodies.

February 21, 2023Supporting

USF President Rhea Law and students in the LIP program show their USF pride during USF Day at the Capitol held Feb. 8 in Tallahassee.

School of Public Affairs interns get a glimpse of government career life via USF Day at the Capitol

Students taking part in the USF College of Arts and Sciences Legislative Internship Program (LIP) within the School of Public Affairs were part of a group of 100 students and alumni who made a trip up to Tallahassee, Fla. for USF Day at the Capitol held on Feb. 8.

February 21, 2023Supporting

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USF economic expert tapped to participate in Focus on 2023: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast

In early February Dr. Michael Snipes, an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Economics, was invited to participate in the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce's signature annual event – Focus on 2023: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast.

February 21, 2023Supporting

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USF Institute on Black Life conference focuses on arts, health and healing

The USF Institute on Black Life (IBL) hosted its annual conference for the first time on the Sarasota-Manatee campus on Feb. 2. The conference, co-hosted by the USF Center for PAInT and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, centered on the theme of “Arts, Health, and Healing for African American Community Empowerment.”

February 21, 2023Supporting

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USF scholar featured in new National Geographic documentary

On November 20, 1945, 24 high-ranking Nazi military and political leaders filed into Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany to testify before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) on the atrocities of the Holocaust.

February 21, 2023Supporting

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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.