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We are pleased to report that the final version of the combined House-Senate federal tax bill released on December 15, 2017 did not include a provision to treat graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income. For more information, see a statement from the Council of Graduate Schools:

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 on her thesis, The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?, which was recognized as being among ProQuest 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses during November 2017. This thesis was 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 & Theses Global ™ database.
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Alumna Spotlight | Kaya Wei

Physics PhD Alumna Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

USF Department of Physics 2015 Ph.D. alumna, Kaya Wei, was awarded and accepted, the Jack E. Crow Postdoctoral Fellowship at Florida State University. The Jack E. Crow Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was named after the founding director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and is designed for Ph.D.s with a research interest in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science. The position allows for independent research. Kayla was also an Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient.
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Student Spotlight | Karena Nguyen

Karena Nguyen to represent USF in Regional 3MT© (Three Minute Thesis) Competition

Integrative Biology doctoral student, Karena Nguyen, won first place in USF's Three Minute Thesis competition with her presentation, "Parasites, People, and a Changing Climate." Nguyen will represent USF at the regional 3MT© competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Student Spotlight | Katelyn Schockman and Jon Sharp

CMS Students on NOAA Ocean Acidification Cruise

In collaboration with the Byrne Lab and Eckerd College, USF College of Marine Science graduate students, Jon Sharp and Katelyn Schockman, are currently sailing aboard NOAA's R/V Ronald H. Brown on the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Cruise (GOMECC-3). The Brown departed Key West, Florida on July 18, 2017 and will return to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on August 21, 2017, after a full loop around the Gulf of Mexico. You can follow along with GOMECC-3 at the official cruise blog at or via Twitter using the hashtags #GOMECC3 and #GulfOA.
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Student Spotlight | Kaitlin Lostroscio

Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Kaitlin Losctrocio, a graduate student in mechanical engineering was awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). This award was granted for her proposal, "Biomechanics for Enhancement & Verification of Countermeasure Analysis Tools for Human Exploration Missions."
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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium
March 21 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | MSC Ballroom

Provost Postdoc Symposium
March 22 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Grace Allen Room, USF Library, Tampa Campus

Writing Workshop 2: You Want Me to Do What? Conducting Versus Writing a Literature Review
March 22 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | CPR 103

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