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UNI Award Spotlights

University of South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) awards offer faculty the opportunity to advance current human understanding and address pressing societal needs through collaboration with global partners in research and scholarly and innovative efforts

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Q&A with Casey Welch

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Casey Welch is vice president for external affairs and governmental relations at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. He serves as the official liaison between the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and government entities and oversees the campus’ community engagement and corporate partnership activities.

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Connections-2020

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At the University of South Florida, we believe that inviting our community partners to join us in the educational process benefits both our students and our region.

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Section: Aging & Healthy Living

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With the number of residents 65 and older expected to represent more than 26 percent of its population by 2025, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida has more older adults than any other state.

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The Psychology of Conflict

Jay Michaels presents findings

Whether arguing about politics around the kitchen table or navigating rush-hour traffic, there’s no getting around the fact that conflict comes with the human condition. But how do we respond to and manage conflict?

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Choosing Wisely

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As an avid animal enthusiast with two dogs, Anthony Coy had personally experienced the benefits of pet ownership – feeling comforted during difficult times and sharing in life’s positive moments.

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Repeat Success

Sarah Szynkiewicz tests a student’s tongue strength using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument.

When speech-language pathologist Sarah Szynkiewicz and a group of colleagues launched a study aimed at helping aging adults perform exercises to improve their ability to swallow through increased tongue strength, one aspect of their research clearly stood out.

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Barriers to Hearing

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Before her academic career, when Michelle Arnold was an audiologist at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, she had a hunch many older Americans went without hearing aids because they believed, often mistakenly, they did not qualify for the devices under their health insurance or simply didn’t know how to access the coverage.

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Emerging Technologies in Education

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USF Sarasota-Manatee campus Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook has been on the front line of change at many institutions and is always interested in learning more about emerging trends that impact education.

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