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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Political science professor chosen for Duckwall Professorship during important election cycle in Florida

The newest recipient for the 2022-2024 academic years is Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, an associate professor in political science, a Fulbright Scholar and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the St. Petersburg campus.

August 16, 2022Campus News

Meeting with Charlie Justice

USF St. Petersburg campus and YMCA host Civic Institute to strengthen students’ understanding of government

For the fourth year, the USF St. Petersburg campus and Florida YMCA are partnering to offer the Civics Fellows Program, an initiative designed to enhance civic education in the state by giving high school students hands-on experiences in government and public service.

June 13, 2022Campus News

Cultivating global citizenship.

USF students collaborate with peers in Moldova during international crisis

In the midst of war and with an international humanitarian crisis on their doorstep, law students from Moldova are collaborating on research with USF St. Petersburg campus students in an effort to form cultural bonds during a time of chaos.

April 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Student Sean Schrader in job shadow program

Students spend their Spring Break learning about potential careers

The eXperience 2022: The Spring Break Job Shadow Program allowed students to meet in person and virtually with local employees to learn about jobs they might want to pursue after graduation.

March 31, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Conference on World Affairs to focus on nexus between global challenges and local issues

Distinguished speakers across the political spectrum and from a diversity of cultures will convene at the 2022 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs to provide both a global and local perspective on the biggest challenges facing our world.

February 10, 2022Campus News, Events

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Proposed legislation would establish campus Trafficking in Persons Lab as the repository for human trafficking data in Florida

A new bill that aims to combat human trafficking would establish the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Lab on USF’s St. Petersburg campus as the centralized repository for anonymous human trafficking data collected from law enforcement sources across the state.

January 19, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Veteran alumnus uses political science background for better understanding of international security operations, foreign affairs work

We spoke with alumnus and veteran Lance Guillory on his academic experience, service to the nation and how both impacted his career and led him to managing his own security firm today.

November 8, 2021Campus News

9/11 memorial

USF professor lends perspective on the long shadow of 9/11 in U.S. foreign policy

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan and the return to power of the Taliban has brought renewed attention to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the events that unfolded in its aftermath.

September 7, 2021Research and Innovation

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

Seal of the President of the United States

Celebrating President’s Day: A conversation about the American presidency, then and now

In honor of President’s Day and to learn more about how the role of U.S. president has evolved, we turned to USF St. Petersburg campus Political Science Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan.

February 15, 2021Campus News

Online conference call with video images of the participants

USF St. Petersburg Campus and YMCA to Host Virtual Civics Institute for High School Students to Improve Civics Literacy

For the second year, the USF St. Petersburg campus and the Florida YMCA are partnering to offer the Civics Fellows Program, an initiative designed to enhance civic education in the state by giving high school students hands-on experiences in government and public service.

June 10, 2020Campus News, Student Life

Collage of images of people from the Civics Fellows Program

USFSP Hosts 100 High School Students From Across the State to Improve Civics Literacy

USF St. Petersburg and the Florida YMCA are partnering to offer the Civics Fellows Program, an initiative designed to enhance civic education in the state by giving high school students hands-on experience in government and public service.

June 10, 2019Events

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