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children carry gas cans and buckets atop their heads through field

USF PROFESSOR INVITED TO JOIN UN AND UNESCO ADVISORY GROUP ON GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN AFRICA

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists, a group targeting members of the minority Tutsi community and other political opponents, regardless of their ethnic origin.

September 1, 2021Featured

smiling child receiving vaccination

Back translation saves lives: USF team translates critical vaccine information

As researchers, we often think of back-translation, or translation checking as a burden, but back-translation can actually save lives! The multilingual (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, English) team at the University of South Florida (USF) has been working with Refugees from the Congo Wars (RFCWs) in the United States for six years.

April 16, 2021Featured

Murray - one of Egadi Rams ready for lifting - Photo credit - Global Underwater Explorers

RECOVERING AN ANCIENT BATTLE FROM THE SEA FLOOR

William Murray, Stathis Professor of Ancient Historyat the University of South Florida (USF) and a team of international researchers from the United States and Europe are working with the Sicilian Superintendency of the Sea to explore and map a rare debris field from a famous ancient naval battle between Rome and Carthage.

December 9, 2020Featured

Peruvian carrying a bag

A PALEOHISTORY OF CLIMATE, VEGETATION, AND HUMAN LAND USE IN COASTAL PERU

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture in the Environment (IASCE) at the University of South Florida (USF) recently received a Collaborative Research grant from the National Science Foundation titled “The Ecological Context of Early Settlement in a Southern Peruvian Coastal Valley Circa 5000-1000 BP”.

June 19, 2020Featured, Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF STUDENTS WILL SOAR TO CROSS THE KARMAN LINE

One of the vibrant and active student organization at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, is the Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR). Organized in 2010, their goal is to perfect the launching of rockets into space to put satellites into orbit for scientific studies. In the meantime, SOAR is actively involved in the design, building, launching and participating in competitions with winning results.

December 11, 2019Featured

Uncle Sam poster collage with historic photos

PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON DISCRIMINATION

For Howard, the film tells a story not only of discrimination but of activism. “Equality is not a given. People fought and sacrificed for those rights,” Howard pointed out, referring to fired gay employees such as Frank Kameny, who organized the first LGBT pickets in front of the White House in 1965.

July 22, 2019Featured

Scuba diver looking at sunken pottery

AMERICAN AND FRENCH COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AIMS TO CHARACTERIZE THE CONTENT OF ROMAN AND LATE ROMAN POTTERY

Davide Tanasi, assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida and a team of researchers from across America and France recently embarked on a project that hopes to provide answers to help characterize the content of Roman and Late Roman amphorae, a tall Roman jar, likened to pottery, with two handles and a narrow neck.

April 5, 2019Featured, Research

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