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Dr. Steven C. Currall Becomes USF's 7th President

New University of South Florida President Steve Currall’s first day on the job was a busy one, featuring visits to all three USF campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Currall spent time with students, faculty members and regional business leaders as they begin to work together to sustain USF’s momentum as a thriving, preeminent research institution.

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Some Atlantic Beaches to Face Onslaught of Pesky Seaweed for the Foreseeable Future

Slimy, pungent seaweed is piling up along Atlantic beaches and two new reports find it’s likely going to stick around for a while. Such an abundance of the brown microalgae, formally called Sargassum, made 2018 a record-breaking year. However, researchers at the University of South Florida believe 2019 is on track to potentially be just as bad for some coastal regions.

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USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Strengthens its Presence in Downtown Tampa with New TGH Agreement

Tampa General Hospital is leasing up to 25,000 square feet of space in the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute building now nearing completion in downtown Tampa, creating even more synergy with the university and its primary teaching hospital.

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Before and after photographs of two sites within the study area. (Top) Site 1 shows photographs from 2011 (left) and 2016 (right). The photo reveals a thinning of tree stands and loss of canopy cover at both sites. Credit and Copyright: Benjamin Dimmitt

Coastal Forests in Crisis

A study led by Matt McCarthy, a postdoctoral scholar at the USF College of Marine Science, shares “pictures that tell a thousand words” for concern about the health of forests along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Scientists have predicted this area could lose upwards of 50% of its coastal forests by 2100—and the current study underscores how these changes are already visible today.

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