USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                     May 9 - 15, 2016

MSW Student Receives Golden Bull Award

JJ Beggs, a second year Master of Social Work student, was honored as a recipient of the prestigious USF Golden Bull Award. JJ was one of 20 students chosen out of 223 applications. The Golden Bull Award "recipients embrace and epitomize the following values of the institution: leadership within the community; engagement with the community and public service; success and academic achievement through research, pursuit of knowledge and critical thinking skills; enhanced global experience and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity; development of personal and professional potential; and demonstrated commitment to respect, integrity, and civility."

BSW Student's Sorority Awarded Chapter of the Year Award

Congratulations to Kayla Ortiz, a current Bachelor of Social Work student, and her fellow members of Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, who won the USF Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Chapter of the Year Award. In order to receive this award a chapter must demonstrate "overall success in the areas of integrity, scholarship, leadership, and service. This chapter has been acknowledged in the community as a model organization with regard to conduct, leadership development, alumni support and relations, council support and relations, chapter management, risk management, recruitment/intake, values congruence, member development and engagement, and university engagement."

Congratulations BCS Graduates
More than 350 students in our college earned their degree this past Saturday. Go Bulls_
More than 350 students in our college earned their degree this past Saturday. Go Bulls
Free Summer Institute May 11 & 12: Technologies for Children with Autism

This event is part of Project ABA, a federally funded project of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The Summer Institute is facilitated by USF faculty and professionals who have utilized assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communications to address and support the needs of children with autism and related disabilities. CE credits are available. View flyer...

CBCS In the News

Inherent dignity, Alzheimer's, and the human person's right to life
Commonsense would tell you the husband is likely depressed and exhausted, and that is the case, according to Donna Cohen, a University of South Florida psychology professor, whom Campbell interviewed. She told Campbell, "I believe that even though Mr. Snelling and his wife were intertwined and devoted to each other, the act was one of depression and desperation."


Specialized training can improve older drivers' skills
Although vision issues, physical limitations and other health problems are associated with driving limitations, cognitive performance and speed of processing may be the strongest indicator of potential declining skills, according to study co-author Jerri Edwards, associate professor in USF's School of Aging Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.


Police body camera records South Euclid Police foot chase with suspect
The University of South Florida did a study on body cams with Orlando Police. The study, released in 2015, reportedly found citizen complaints against police dropped 65% and officers use of force also dropped by 53%.

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