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USF breaks ground on innovative Judy Genshaft Honors College

The University of South Florida broke ground today on the new home of the Judy Genshaft Honors College, a five-story, 85,000-square-foot facility that will strengthen USF’s position to attract the best students in Florida, nationally and internationally.

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Report: Social distancing and face masks will help crush COVID-19 pandemic by late April

Social mitigation measures will have a dramatic effect on how quickly Tampa Bay recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. A new USF report projects that if more people wear face masks and socialize less often, there likely won’t be a resurgence of the coronavirus after April 2021. In that case, the virus will peak Feb. 19 with 2,900 cases, preventing hospitals from exceeding capacity.

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Student Success

Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

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America's Fastest-Rising University

The University of South Florida is once again the fastest-rising university in America, according to U.S. News and World Report’s (U.S. News) 2021 Best Colleges rankings released today. Over the past 10 years, USF has risen 78 spots among all universities, from No. 181 to No. 103, and 54 spots among public universities from No. 100 to No. 46, more than any other university in the country. This is the second consecutive year USF is among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News.

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USF research team uncovers significant reason older adults are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack

A team of researchers in the USF Department of Surgery has made a key discovery as to why we become more susceptible to heart disease as we age. The human body, especially the heart, is dependent on the mitochondria, the part of the cell responsible for producing energy to maintain organ function. The protein, Sesn2, is located inside the mitochondria and plays a pivotal role in protecting the heart from stress.

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