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Jan. 22-28, 2024

Provost Mohapatra thanks CBCS for time, energy, and dialogue

Provost Prasant Mohapatra has expressed his gratitude to the CBCS faculty, staff, and students who participated in the opportunities for open dialogue with him last month. To read his letter to those who attended the Sarasota-Manatee campus visit, click here. To read his letter for the Tampa campus, click here.

Iraida Carrion and Manisha Joshi

School of Social Work launches new international collaboration

The School of Social Work has organized a two-year project and networking venture with the University of Alicante in Spain, the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in Germany, and the University of Lapland in Finland. The project has been accepted in the Educational Science Institute of the University of Alicante as an approved project. It will facilitate networking and international dialogues on social work, social services, and social policy, as well as collaboration on the development of coursework. Associate Professor Iraida Carrion, PhD, LCSW, will serve as the project lead, with Associate Professor Manisha Joshi, PhD, MPH, MSW, as the alternate.

CBCS in the News

Trafficking in Persons awarded state designation, Trafficking in Persons Lab continues providing valuable resources to victims and agencies

Innovations Magazine: USF St. Petersburg 

"'The creation of a unified database for human trafficking will be transformational for this region and Florida,' said Joan Reid, USF professor of criminology and director of the TIP Lab. 'It will allow us to have a more...'"

AARP Florida ties rise in nursing home hospitalizations to reduced nurse staffing


"The nonprofit, which advocates for people 50 and older, released a report Tuesday developed by researchers at the University of South Florida."

Wearing hearing aids can extend life by several years, study finds

Deseret News

"An audiologist at the University of South Florida, Harvey Abrams, explained how hearing impairment can lead to depression. 'People begin to withdraw from activities...'"

AARP Florida report: Drop in nursing hours increased hospitalizations for nursing residents

Florida Politics

"All reports have been conducted by University of South Florida assistant professor Lindsay Peterson, from the School of Aging Studies. 'In our first report, we...'"


Heide, K. M., Jaynes, C. M., & Devlin, D. N. (2023). Psychological Perspectives on Juvenile Homicide. In The Routledge International Handbook of Juvenile Homicide (1st ed.). essay, Routledge. ISBN: 9781003242833

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace Course

Learn to attract and retain talent by creating a workplace culture that fosters wellness and allows for the free expression of issues related to employee's mental health, behavioral health, and addiction. Start the course today.


Submit your nominations for the 2024 Deans Awards!

Deadline: Feb. 28

Submit your nominations for the 2024 Dean’s Awards. Faculty awards include the Outstanding Research Award, Outstanding Teaching Awards (an award will be given to a tenure track faculty in addition to a non-tenure track/instructor), the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (must be tenure track for a full academic year), and the Outstanding Service Award. Student awards include the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

Nominations are due to Nicoleta Zenn ( by Feb. 28. Click here for more info.

Colloquia MHLP

The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy Colloquia by Candidates for Faculty Positions

Jan. 22 & 24 | 11 a.m. - 12p.m.

MHC 2625A & Microsoft Teams (Click here to attend Jan. 22, and click here to attend Jan. 24.)

Hear from candidates for faculty positions in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy.

Experimental Evaluations of Criminal Justice Theory and Implications for Policy

Jan. 29 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LIB 645 (conference room)

The Center for Justice Research and Policy is hosting their Lunch & Learn Series and has invited Daniel Nagin, PhD, from Carnegie Mellon University to share his expertise with attendees. Nagin is a distinguished scholar, serving as the co-editor of Criminology and Public Policy and chairing significant committees, including the National Research Council's Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty. Nagin's research focuses on criminal behavior, penalties' deterrent effect, and statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data. Lunch will follow his presentation.

Fox and Verona book

CJRP Celebrates Verona and Fox's New Book

Feb. 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

CWY, second floor

The Center for Justice Research and Policy is having a book event to celebrate the release of Edelyn Verona and Bryanna Fox's new book, "Routledge Handbook of Evidence-Based Criminal Justice Practices.” RSVP here by Feb. 8.

EOL Center

Call for Applications: EOL Center Pilot Grant

Deadline: Feb. 16 | 5 p.m. EST

The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies pilot grant application is live and can be completed online here. The pilot funds are $25,000 for one year of funding to commence shortly after funding decisions are made in spring 2024 for faculty or community partners; for students the funding will begin in the fall 2024 semester. Apply now.

Marianne Chanti-Ketterl

School of Aging Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture “Cognitive Trajectories; A Life Course Approach”

Feb. 23 | 1:30 p.m.

MHC Atrium

Marianne Chanti-Ketterl is a 2015 graduate of the PhD in aging studies program at USF. Her research deals with the epidemiology of cognitive aging, largely focusing on the intersection between life course environmental, biological, and sociocultural factors associated with risk of cognitive decline.

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