The University of South Florida Office of Graduate Studies serves as the center of leadership for graduate education at the University of South Florida. With our Colleges, Programs, and the Office of Research and Innovation, we offer a multitude of master's, doctoral, dual-degree, and certificate academic programs in addition to research and teaching opportunities for graduate students.
GRADUATE STUDENT TUITION WAIVERS WILL NOT BE TAXED
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: http://cgsnet.org/statement-cgs-president-suzanne-ortega-regarding-recent-passage-tax-bill
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!
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!
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?
An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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