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USF may consolidate some departments listen

04/03/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Because of severe budget cuts at the University of South Florida, the Women’s Studies, Africana Studies and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) departments may be consolidated into a single school.

But some faculty members from those programs think politics are playing as much of a role in the decision as finances. The consolidation could mean a loss of independence and resources for those programs.

Harry E. Vanden is a professor of Government and In...

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Women's studies program turns 35

03/07/08 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The University of Florida celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Department of Women’s Studies on Thursday evening at the USF Embassy Suites in Tampa.

Hosted by the University of South Florida Women’s Studies Advisory Board, the prospect of severe budget cuts was addressed in talks by faculty and students. In addition, the Women’s Studies program faces the potential of losing its status as an autonomous department.

Philosophy teacher and founding faculty member Dr. Marilyn Myer...

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Children’s mental health is topic of forum listen

02/26/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This week the University of South Florida’s Mental Health Institute is hosting the 21st Annual Conference on Children’s Mental Health Research. The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA provides grants and contracts to improve service delivery for mental health and substance abuse, according to the Chief of its Child Adolescent and Family Branch, Gary Blau.

Blau said the conference is an important way for mental health researchers to share information about ...

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Women's conference convenes at USF listen

02/08/08 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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With Women’s history month being just a few weeks away, the University of South Florida hosted day one of the third annual Florida Consortium for Women’s studies conference in Tampa today. This year’s theme is femininity and masculinity in the global context.

Kim Vaz in the chair of the department of women’s studies at USF, she spoke with WMNF about the Florida Consortium for Women’s Studies and discussed some of the challenges facing professors of women’s studies today.

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USF, police union agree on new contract listen

01/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After months of negotiations, the University of South Florida reached an agreement Tuesday with the Police Benevolent Association on a contract for the University Police Department. Yesterday, the police ratified the contract by a vote of 24-4.

The University Police had suggested that they were understaffed, in part because their low salary scale; officials said they could not compete with nearby police departments, leading to a high turnover of officers.

Sandy Lovins is associate vice ...

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USF considers budget cuts, layoffs listen

01/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The University of South Florida will cut nearly $26-million from its budget this fiscal year, and school officials say they expect more cuts in the next fiscal year.

USF President Judy Genshaft made the comments in a webcast last night. Genshaft says she is implementing immediate measures to cope with the budget crises state and nationwide.

Several state universities have already put caps on incoming students to deal with their funding woes.

St. Petersburg House Democrat Bill Heller ...

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Pinochet war crimes and Universal Jurisdiction

09/13/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Monday and Tuesday of this week, experts from three continents gathered at USF to discuss the crimes of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The two-day panel, called Human Rights, State Terrorism, and Universal Jurisdiction was sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

On September 11 1973, the democratically elected government of Chile, led by Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a military coup by General Augusto Pinochet. Juan Guzman, a Chilean...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu at USF in Tampa

01/20/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke last night at the USF SunDome on the topic of "No Future Without Forgiveness."

"There is no way in which we are going to win so-called 'wars against terror.' As long as there are conditions in the world which make people desperate."

Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize because of his work for racial justice in apartheid South Africa. He still struggles for peace.

"When we spend obscene amounts of money on what we call 'defense' budgets. Wh...

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