The newly named USF Judy Genshaft Honors College welcomes its first cohort of students. More than 700 freshmen participated in the college’s convocation ceremony, the first since President Steve Currall took office in July. The students kicked off the long-time tradition of processing across MLK plaza to the Marshall Student Center, accompanied by executive leadership and music from Herd of Thunder.
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Newly released rankings exemplify the University of South Florida’s trajectory and focus on student success and excellence in research. The university jumped eight spots in Washington Monthly’s 2019 ranking to #50 among public universities, the fifth prestigious national ranking to position USF in the top 50.
Hundreds of residential students at the University of South Florida live in smaller, tight-knit clusters known as Living and Learning Communities. The program, led by USF Housing & Residential Education's Academic Initiative's team, gives students an opportunity to promote their learning alongside their peers while also benefiting from opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.
A new study from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College estimates the waters of Tampa Bay contain four billion particles of microplastics, raising new questions about the impact of pollution on marine life in this vital ecosystem.