USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                               November 14 - 20, 2016

CBCS Faculty Receive Awards

Five CBCS faculty receive awards at the Faculty Honors and Awards Reception held on November 7, 2016. Carla Stover, Mental Health Law & Policy, received the Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award. Kyaien Connor, Mental Health Law & Policy; William Haley, School of Aging Studies; Manisha Joshi, School of Social Work; Andrea Smith, Communication Sciences & Disorders, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Congratulations to our faculty awardees - they are awesome!

Call for Applications Undergraduate Research Assistantships

The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS) invites applications for undergraduate research assistantships to be offered through a special program known as The Moms Project. Assistantships of $500 each will be awarded to undergraduate students who will be conducting research during the Spring and/or Summer semesters, 2017.

In order to be eligible for The Moms Project Assistantships, students must be:

  • Completing an undergraduate major or minor in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences;
  • Conducting research in one of the three priority areas of The Moms Project:
    • Substance abuse
    • Nutrition and well being
    • Positive aging
  • Collaborating with a CBCS faculty member and/or doctoral student who will serve as a research mentor for the undergraduate student.

The application may be found at: The priority areas may be broadly interpreted and some examples are provided on the webpage to demonstrate the wide range of possibilities. Additional information about the Moms Project, including previous recipients, may be found at

Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - Collective Bargaining Agreements
The 2016 Supervisor Speaker Series is a series of workshops designed to address the most pressing issues that our supervisors face on a daily basis. Supervisors and staff who provide support to HR functions may attend any or all of the workshops throughout the year to help develop skills as a supervisor.

In this seminar, Liz Gierbolini will discuss the current Staff (AFSCME) and GA collective bargaining agreements in place at USF. She'll highlight specific passages within the agreements that impact terms and conditions of employment for USF employees covered by these agreements. If you hire and/or supervise Staff or GA employees whose positions are covered under these CBA's, you'll want to attend. Knowing the basics of these agreements is essential in the workplace.

Friday, November 18, 2016
MHC 1623
10:00 - 11:30am

Seating is limited. Participants must register via email to Your registration will be confirmed. A wait-list will be established if demand exceeds space availability. If you need to cancel your attendance, please email this address as well. This will help to ensure that all available seats have been assigned.
CBCS In the News

How Do We Unlearn Racism?
The association between blackness and criminality can operate on both an explicit and implicit level, said Dr. Lorie Fridell, an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and a consultant with the training group Fair & Impartial Policing (FIP).

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