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Student walking outside Dance building

Friday, April 22, 2022
DanceUSF Students Use Their Art to Reflect on Mental Health Issues

Mental health and mental illness among college students aren’t new topics but there is a new approach of dealing with it, that USF professors are working with students to serve as a way to cope.

Jerel McCants speaks sitting at his desk.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Fox 13: USF Alum, Jerel McCants ‘01, Follows His Dream to Success
Fox 13 features a video story about USF alum, Jerel McCants, who dreamed of being an architect from an early age. 

Matthew López on stage accepting Tony Award. Image © 2021 CBS broadcast network

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Alumnus Matthew López wins Tony Award for Best Play
Matthew López scored his first Tony Award on Sunday night for his play, “The Inheritance.” Lopez is also the first person of Latin descent to win the Tony Award for Best Play.

College of The Arts News

Photo of Melissa Seixas talking at a microphone. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy.

Friday, April 22, 2022
The College of The Arts is pleased to congratulate USF Trustee Melissa Seixas on receiving the "Arts Advocate of the Year Award" from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
The College looks forward to working closely with Trustee Seixas as it expands arts programming to the St. Petersburg community.

Head shot images of Rajiv Dubey, Loree Heller, Merry Lynn Morris, Anna Pyayt, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, and Daniel Yeh.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
USF leads the nation with six faculty elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors
The newly elected faculty members have devoted their careers to inventing high-tech tools for a myriad of applications and blazing a trail for the next generation of innovators. Their work spans a range of research areas, including robotics, molecular microbiology and neuroscience.

Businesses and homes are pictured on State Road 674 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Wimauma. © Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times/Times

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Professor Taryn Sabia led two-year process of creating community-inspired Wimauma revitalization plan

Affordable housing, better roads and new schools are in. Gated communities are out.
Improving lives in the largely Hispanic community of Wimauma got a big push forward Tuesday when leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector gathered to celebrate approval of plans for a sweeping new urban and commercial development initiative.