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A shopping trip in the 60s leads to lifelong love for USF

She’s spent 50 years on the USF St. Petersburg campus – as a student and staff member. Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer has been part of nearly every major initiative, development and milestone. She shares her pride in watching the campus grow from military barracks to the vibrant community of today.

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Tampa Bay’s diverse-owned businesses experience growth, greater successes after completing USF mentoring program

Two dozen local businesses have completed the USF Mentor Protégé program, which provides businesses in the construction industry with training, development and partnership opportunities to help them grow their capacity and become more effective with competitive bidding processes.

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New USF patent creates digital alibis

The technology is the first of its kind to create and verify an unforgeable alibi that can be used in a variety of ways, including criminal justice.

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USF ranked among top universities for global education

According to a new report, USF remains the No. 1 destination in the state of Florida for international student enrollment and is ranked among the top 20 universities nationally for students studying abroad.

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America's Fastest-Rising University

The University of South Florida has hit an all-time high on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best colleges in America. In the new rankings, USF sits at No. 42 among all public universities and No. 97 among all universities public or private. USF continues to hold the distinction of being the fastest-rising university in America, as no university in the country has risen higher in the rankings over the past 10 years than USF.

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