Medical Marijuana Doc Snags National Award

The University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications Spring 2018 Documentary Film Class recently received news that their documentary chronicling the legalization of marijuana in Florida received a Bronze Telly Award – a nationally recognized award.

The documentary, titled "Florida Medical Marijuana: The Stigma of Legalization" details the legalization of medical cannabis in Florida and showcases how it is helping to heal those with chronic conditions, while simultaneously challenged by the stigma of decades past.

This most recent Telly is the fourth that has been won over the years.

Authors, Awards, and Accomplishments

Dr. Meredith Johnson and Dr. Nathan Johnson have been awarded an NCA Philosophy of Communication Award for their co-authored chapter, "Can Objects Be Moral Agents? Posthuman Praxis in Public Transportation.

Dr. Laura Runge and Dr. Jessica Cook co-edited "The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-century Women's Tributes to Women." The book was published by University of Delaware Press in May 2019 as part of an Early Modern Feminism series. The collection of essays delves into the relationships and networks of women from the late seventeenth to mid-nineteenth centuries.

Former English Department Chair Hunt Hawkins has been awarded Emeritus status in 2019.

Published on: 7/22/2019

Past Accomplishments

School of Geosciences Faculty Honored with Two Awards

School of Geosciences faculty member Dr. Jennifer Collins recently received a research award from the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG) and the most prestigious teaching award in the field of meteorology, the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award, awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of sustained outstanding teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate or post-doctoral levels and the impact this individual has had on students.

Expertise in Chicana and Chicano Studies Lands USF English Professor Dual Honors

English Professor Ylce Irizarry was recently honored with two awards for her book "Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad," originally released in 2016.

Dr. Irizarry was awarded the 2018 National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award. Each year, this award recognizes one outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies published in the previous year, of which, the winner is honored at the annual conference.

Dr. Irizarry’s book has also received recognition from the Modern Language Association, which has awarded it the 2018 MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies. This award is presented to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture, for books published between 2015 and 2016.

USF Philosophy Professor Earns ASLI’s CHOICE Award for New Book

Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) has selected Professor of Philosophy Eric Winsberg's book, "Philosophy and Climate Science", to receive a 2018 ASLI's CHOICE Honorable Mention award.

Eric's primary focus of study is the role of computer simulations in the physical sciences, analog simulation in cosmology, and in the foundations of statistical physics and the direction of time. His work in the philosophy of climate science specifically relates to their application in science policy and ethics.

The ASLI's CHOICE book awards were announced and presented at the 22nd Conference on Jan. 10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. This event was held in conjunction with the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

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Published on: 4/5/2019