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USF recognizes faculty, staff and students for their contributions to the community in helping those impacted by COVID-19.

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USF engineer and biologist unite to fight coronavirus with corona discharge

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of South Florida has advanced efforts to establish a novel technology that can rapidly sterilize and electrostatically recharge N95 respiratory masks to restore their original filtration efficiency.

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USF World launches support fund to aid international students affected by COVID-19

USF has recognized that international students face unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. International students are not eligible for financial assistance that U.S. students receive from the federal CARES Act. In order to support these students and help them fulfill their dreams of completing their degree at USF, the USF World International Student Support Fund was created.

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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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USF psychologists report uptick in online disinhibition

Social distancing has moved almost all in-person interactions online, which may be leading to more productive therapy sessions. USF psychologists are noticing more instances of online disinhibition. The behavior is similar to when you share a car ride and speak more freely since you’re not looking at anyone face-to-face.

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