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Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19, many of our students are facing financial hardships. But there's a way to help – please consider donating to the newly created USF United Support Fund – dedicated to assisting our students in need so they may continue their academic success. Your support can make all difference.

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USF Updates Spring Commencement Plans

The University of South Florida announced plans to uniquely recognize the thousands of spring graduates who won’t be able to participate in traditional commencement ceremonies in May due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Chemistry Professor Gets Creative in Bringing Experiments Online

USF organic chemistry instructor, Solomon Weldegirma, PhD, takes on video production so that his 1,000-plus students can successfully complete the spring semester during the COVID-19 stay at home mandate.

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New USF Analysis Predicts a Serious Hospital Bed Shortage in Hillsborough County in the Absence of Social Distancing

A new report outlines the severity of COVID-19’s impact on hospitals in Hillsborough County if measures aren’t taken to follow social distancing guidelines. Researchers from the University of South Florida applied a model that demonstrates the demand for hospital beds could significantly exceed their availability unless social distancing measures are widely followed for two months.

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USF in the News

During the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak, national media outlets are regularly turning to faculty experts from the University of South Florida to analyze the latest developments and feature how innovations created at USF will help fight the virus. By participating in hundreds of interviews, USF’s world-class faculty in public health, medicine, engineering, business and many other disciplines play a leading role in educating the public as news shifts.

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Boundless Bulls Graphic featuring Fatemeh Rasouli

Fatemeh Rasouli - Boundless Bulls

While working on her master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Fatemeh Rasouli decided she wanted to use her knowledge and skills to help people in a tangible way. Fatemeh focused her studies on gait rehabilitation and discovered the work taking place at the University of South Florida’s REED lab. Upon graduation, Fatemeh reached out to the lab’s director, Kyle Reed, who suggested she apply to USF’s doctoral program. Today, Fatemeh is working toward her Ph.D. and has been able to have an impact on those living with disabilities.

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