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New & Noteworthy

Dr. Bahr elected to serve on the Executive Committee of CSGS!

Associate Dean Ruth Bahr has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools. Her term runs from 2018 - 2021. Congratulations, Dr. Bahr!

Student Spotlight | Karena Nguyen

Karena Nguyen, a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, has been selected to receive the 2018 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA) from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Congratulations, Karena!
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USF Thesis Makes ProQuest's 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses

The Office of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate Jocelyn Camacho and Nicholas David Smith for having theses recognized as being among ProQuest's 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses during June 2018. These theses were one of the most-accessed of 2.1 million full-text graduate works across all subject areas, based on total PDF downloads in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database.

The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?
Camacho, Jocelyn N., University of South Florida, 2014, M.A.
Subject: Criminology
Subject: Educational psychology (Also most accessed in Mach 2018)

An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
Smith, Nicholas David W., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.

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Student Spotlight | Kaitlin Lostroscio

Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Graduate students, Marcy Cockrell, Kate Dubickas, Megan Hepner, Alex Ilich, and Matt McCarthy, published an article in Fisheries encouraging scientists and science-minded citizens to participate in science advocacy. This article came out of their collective advocacy, communication, and policy experiences, largely spurred by the Ocean Policy class taught in the College of Marine Science.
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Student Spotlight | Meredith Kernbach

PhD Student Authors Paper on the Disease Dynamics of Light Pollution

Meredith Kernbach, a third-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student in global health, was lead author on the article "Dim Light at Night: Physiological and Ecological Consequences for Infectious Disease." The paper was published in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology.
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Student Spotlight | Brent Summers

CMS Student Brent Summers to sail on US GEOTRACES North Pacific Cruise

CMS graduate student Brent Summers will sail on a US GEOTRACES North Pacific cruise, from September-November 2018, chosen to act as a 'super-tech'. GEOTRACES is an international program to map the ocean for trace metals and their isotopes, in order to understand their biogeochemistry, involving 35 countries. The US is a key part of this program.
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Student Spotlight | Lauren Wright

Natural Nipple Receives National $50,000 I-Corps Grant

Co Nurse Practitioner and PhD student Lauren Wright won a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant within the I-Corps program, an enterprise that helps scientists bring ideas from the research labs into the consumer market through business and product marketing and development. This spring, Wright's Natural Nipple project was one of nine local I-Corps teams selected to participate in the six-week introductory boot camp at the University of South Florida. Each semester, I-Corps teams from across the USF System receive up to $3,000, as well as, training and mentoring to explore their ideas and its potential commercial development.
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Student Spotlight | Kaoutar Ben Ahmed

PhD Student Awarded American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship.

Kaoutar Ben Ahmed from Morocco is the recipient of an International Fellowship. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in computer and information sciences. AAUW is one of the world's leading supporters of graduate women's education, having awarded more than $115 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to 13,000 women from more than 145 countries since 1888. Applications open August 1st each year. Deadlines vary by program.
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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Workshop #1: Are You Ready for Another Level? Meeting Faculty Writing Expectations in Graduate School
September 18 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Social Science Building (SOC) 151

Workshop #2: You Want Me to do What? Writing a Literature Review
October 11 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Social Science Building (SOC) 151

Workshop # 3: The Academic Village: Utilizing Campus Resources to Strengthen Research-Based Writing
November 15 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Social Science Building (SOC) 151

Recent Awards & Honors

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USF Graduate Student Research Symposium
International Travel Grant Competition Recipients
3MT® Award Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Recipients
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award Recipients