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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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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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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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New Pathways to Knowledge

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In a sparse classroom in the mountainous city of Iringa in central Tanzania, Sunita Lodwig met with a group of high school students and teachers for three months in 2016.

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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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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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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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Acting Your Age

Valerie Barnes Lipscomb on stage

Valerie Barnes Lipscomb’s groundbreaking research into ageism in modern drama and theatre is rooted in the premise that age is performative—that we really do “act our age”—and that nowhere is that more clearly evident than on the stage.

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Terrorism: Fear vs. Worry

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Murat Haner and Melissa Sloan recognized that the body of research into issues related to terrorism was vast when they launched a study of their own.

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