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  • Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research
    The paper was co-authored by Elizabeth Sivitz, an undergraduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn at the time of publication, and Manisha Joshi, an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida, who earned her Ph.D. in social welfare at the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn.
  • Social Work Society Has Active Fall Semester
    The Social Work Society is off to a quick start this semester. In addition to holding a bake sale at the main library on campus for service activities (see below), the student organization had its first meeting of the year which featured a presentation and discussion by speakers from the Dominican Republic about human rights in the global garment industry and youth civic engagement. In addition, information about the organization's November Toy Drive to benefit children served by Heartland for Children's foster care programs was shared.
  • Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    With HIV/AIDS as its target, a five-year project between USF and the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) has gotten off to an auspicious start between an orientation meeting during spring break in March and a two-week summer institute taking place on campus this month. A $2 million grant is supporting the multidisciplinary collaboration researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.
  • CSD/SW Welcome Incoming Students
    At their new graduate student orientation, CSD welcomed 57 new master's students in speech-language pathology, 15 new doctoral students in audiology, and 6 new PhD students. The School of Social Work also welcomed 42 new BSW Students this Fall 2014 semester.
  • Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas
    Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas
  • Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    A $2 million grant is supporting a multidisciplinary collaboration with Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.
  • Potential Agency Field Instructors for SW Students Receive Training
    Potential Agency Field Instructors for SW Students Receive Training School of Social Work Field Education Director Teri Simpson and BSW Program Chair/Field Coordinator Lori Rogovin provided a half-day training for 30 social workers eager to become agency field instructors for USF BSW and MSW students. Read more...
  • Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars Moving from Spring Orientation with Faculty Scholars at the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) to Intensive Summer Institute
    Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars Moving from Spring Orientation with Faculty Scholars at the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) to Intensive Summer Institute On March 14, 2014, a multi-disciplinary team of scholars traveled to Port-au-Prince Haiti to begin a 3-day orientation with S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty scholars who teach at the State University of Haiti's Department of Ethnology (Université d' Etat d 'Haiti [UEH], Département D'Ethnologie). The next time that the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars and the USF mentoring team will meet will be in August, 2014, when the Scholars travel to USF for a two-week period of intense mentoring and training activities. During the Intensive Summer Institute, the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars will benefit from training by experts in the fields of HIV, Syndemics and Mixed Methods Research with International communities. Read more...
  • Potential Agency Field Instructors for SW Students Receive Training
    School of Social Work Field Education Director Teri Simpson and BSW Program Chair/Field Coordinator Lori Rogovin provided a half-day training for 30 social workers eager to become agency field instructors for USF BSW and MSW students.
  • USF Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars moving from Spring Orientation with Faculty Scholars at the Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti (UEH) to Intensive Summer Institute
    On March 14, 2014, a multi-disciplinary team of scholars traveled to Port-au-Prince Haiti to begin a 3-day orientation with S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty scholars who teach at the State University of Haiti’s Department of Ethnology (Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti [UEH], Département D‘Ethnologie). The next time that the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars and the USF mentoring team will meet will be in August, 2014, when the Scholars travel to USF for a two-week period of intense mentoring and training activities. During the Intensive Summer Institute, the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars will benefit from training by experts in the fields of HIV, Syndemics and Mixed Methods Research with International communities.
  • School of Social Work Study Abroad Returns from NE India
    School of Social Work faculty members, Manisha Joshi, PhD, and Iraida Carrion, PhD, LCSW, along with 15 students recently returned from the northeast Himalayan region in India as part of the USF Study Abroad program. While there, the group was able to immerse themselves in the indigenous context of Northeast India and provide a learning experience about rich cultural traditions, social structures, health practices, lifestyles, natural resources management and sustainable development. Their activities were covered by a local newspaper, and the students maintained a blog of their times there.
  • SW Assistant Professor Awarded McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship
    Guitele Rahill, PhD, LCSW, was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship (JFF) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The award will provide a $15,000 payment to USF to help defray necessary teaching replacement costs for the 2014-2015 fellowship year while Dr. Rahill pursues research and training projects directly related to efforts to secure tenure and promotion.
  • SW Instructor Named Chair of the Title IX Presidential Advisory Committee
    Lori Rogovin, MSW, ACSW, was unanimously approved as the new Chair of the Title IX Presidential Advisory Committee. She will begin her one-year term this Fall. The Title IX committee is formally charged with advising the President of the University on matters relating to the University's compliance with Title IX Education Amendments of 1972. These deal with nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Specifically, the committee is charged with monitoring, evaluating, and determining if sex equity exists in the areas of Financial Aid, Student Housing, Admissions, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Compensation.
  • BSW Graduating Seniors are Pinned
    In celebration of their accomplishments, and to welcome them into the social work profession, the BSW spring 2014 graduating students participated in the first pinning ceremony. The co-chair of the National Association of Social Workers-Tampa Bay chapter presented and pinned each student with a National Association of Social Workers Florida pin and offered congratulatory remarks on behalf of the association that represents the social work profession. The first NASW pinning ceremony was an enormous success and BSW Program Chair Lori Rogovin has expressed her desire to establish this as a new NASW/USF School of Social Work collaborative tradition for graduating BSW students. NASW donated the pins for the students and School of Social Work faculty were present to offer their best wishes.
  • School of Social Work Faculty Lead Students in NE India
    School of Social Work faculty members, Manisha Joshi, PhD, and Iraida Carrion, PhD, LCSW, are currently leading 15 students in the northeast Himalayan region in India as part of the USF Study Abroad program. The group departed Tamps on May 7th arriving in New Delhi on May 8th, survivng an apparent harrowing landing. You can follow the groups progess throughout their journey by visiting their blog.