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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 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 March 2018. 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. Kaya was also an Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient.
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Student Spotlight | Candice Whitely

Candice Whitely Helps Women Sew Their Futures

College of Public Health MPH student Candice Whitely became increasingly aware of the discipline of public health while working with Doctors without Borders in South Sudan as a nurse practitioner. Working on her MPH degree, Whitely is also the director of operations for Sewing New Futures. Sewing New Futures is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers survivors and girls at risk of sex-trafficking through career training, education, medical care, and social services.
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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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