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Associate Professor Heather Judkins aboard the R/V Point Sur in Gulf of Mexico

USF professor discovers new species while part of team studying impact of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Associate Professor Heather Judkins will continue her studies of cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, on July 26 as part of a team of scientists aboard the R/V Point Sur for a 12-day research cruise around the Gulf of Mexico. The group is studying the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

July 20, 2022Research and Innovation

Beer: A Journey through Past and Present

New book traces how beer influenced the world over time

A new book written by a USF anthropology professor traces the deep history of beer and its start in ancient civilizations. A staple of modern society, the refreshing, intoxicating beverage has roots going back 13,000 years. In many cultures, it was and still is, used as food.

April 7, 2022Research and Innovation

DeWayne Anderson

New assistant program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs hopes to create a safe space for all students on campus

As the new assistant program director for the OMA at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, DeWayne Anderson wants students to have the same college experience he did, where he felt welcomed and supported.

October 8, 2021Campus News

Michael Francis

Governor appoints professor to Florida Historical Commission

Michael Francis, the Hough Family Endowed Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, was named to the Florida Historical Commission along with four others on September 3. Francis is known for his groundbreaking research and archival work on early Spanish Florida.

September 22, 2021Campus News

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Political science professor wins national award for faculty leadership in civic engagement

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement.

June 11, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

Kopytoff spent the past several years doing archival research in Senegal and France on laws, court cases, elections and protests to explore how citizenship evolved.

Professor receives National Endowment for Humanities grant for research into citizenship and identity

History Instructor Larissa Kopytoff has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to continue research into the evolving ideas of citizenship and identity in colonial and post-colonial Africa.

May 17, 2021Research and Innovation

Ray Arsenault giving a talk

Decorated Civil Rights historian and campus champion Ray Arsenault to retire

Ray Arsenault compiled a remarkable record as a teacher and historian of civil rights and the South, while playing a vital role in the transformation of the USF campus by the bay.

September 17, 2020Campus News

Car driving through water

Flood awareness survey developed by USF professor finds public minimizes risk of flooding, resulting in low demand for flood insurance

A national survey of flood risk awareness finds that consumers significantly underestimate their risk level of flooding, leading many to forego flood insurance.

August 10, 2020Research and Innovation

Kemesha Gabbidon

From mock doctor to real doctor, Kemesha Gabbidon fights for public health

Kemesha Gabiddon is a real doctor of a different variety. Rather than diagnose patients, she helps prevent the spread of infectious disease as a community health advocate and postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 4, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

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