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USF associate professor Davide Tanasi excavating remains from a Roman cemetery in Syracuse, Sicily.

New research traces the origins of trench fever

First observed among British Expeditionary Forces in 1915, trench fever sickened an estimated 500,000 soldiers during World War I. Since then, the disease has become synonymous with the battlefield. But now, new research from an international team of scientists has uncovered evidence challenging this long-held belief.

November 4, 2020Research and Innovation

The Fresh and Local Greenhouse could help address food inequality in South St. Petersburg.

USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming

The USF St. Petersburg campus has received a grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge to promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.

November 18, 2020University News

A person using the USF-developed app designed to help bilingual students learn English

Virtual characters created at USF to teach emergent bilingual students English

A new research-based app developed at USF will soon be accessible to K-12 students and teachers in an effort to bolster a more multilingual society.

November 9, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF faculty and staff are deeply engaged in important work regarding diversity and inclusivity, including efforts to enhance supplier diversity, improve health outcomes in communities of color, create greater opportunities for underrepresented students to earn doctoral degrees in STEM fields, and improve police-community relations.

Fall 2020 Issue 

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