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Portrait of Nazek Jawad

Striving for restorative justice at a global level

Nazek Jawad observes the world through a wide lens. Raised in Syria and educated in Lebanon and the U.S., she has developed a keen sense of communities around her and how they have been impacted by colonialism, imperialism, war and conflict between local groups.

March 15, 2023University News

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As COVID-19 pandemic marks three-year anniversary, USF researchers release key findings from national public opinion survey

Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes related to the COVD-19 pandemic. The findings include opinions about vaccines, concerns about potential future outbreaks and the role political affiliations play in these results. 

March 14, 2023University News

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Who’s hunting the black widow spider? Their brown widow relatives, research shows

Brown widow spiders are seeking out and killing their black widow relatives, a surprising twist in the natural relationship between species of spiders known for their venomous bites, according to a new study.

March 13, 2023University News

In front of a mural, hands hold a mobile phone that shows 3D flowers and a bumble bee appearing in augmented reality.

USF-developed app creates augmented reality experience for downtown Clearwater murals

The University of South Florida’s Access 3D Lab and Advanced Visualization Center are helping bring four murals to life in downtown Clearwater through the ARTours Clearwater mobile application.

March 9, 2023Community Partnerships, University News

Portrait of Beverly Frank, alumna from the School of Architecture and Community Design

USF alumna Beverly Frank named president of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Beverly Frank was more concerned with helping support her family than dreaming about what her own future might hold. She got a full-time job in a Chinese restaurant at age 12, and later went on to work in the insurance industry.

March 9, 2023University News

Jacob Gayles in lab

U.S. Air Force selects USF physicist to identify new methods to improve efficiency and eco-friendliness of computers

New funding will allow Jacob Gayles to explore materials to create more efficient technologies while reducing cost and waste.

March 8, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF Board of Trustees approves advancing to design phase of a new on-campus stadium

The board’s decision authorized up to $22 million for the design of a stadium. The funds will come from non-state sources, such as private philanthropy and investment earnings.

March 7, 2023USF Athletics, University News

Portrait of Jeanne Travers, dance professor at the School of Theatre and Dance.

USF dance professor puts a spotlight on societal issues through choreography

Jeanne Travers fell in love with USF’s university community for all its possibilities to work as a professional performer while also teaching a new generation of artists.

March 2, 2023University News

Group stands with shuffles during groundbreaking ceremony

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus breaks ground for first-ever student housing

Construction is officially underway for the first-ever student center and residence hall on the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, launching a new era for USF’s home along Sarasota Bay and the surrounding community.

March 2, 2023University News

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Celebrating the women of USF

From their grandmothers, to Gloria Steinem and Jane Goodall, women across USF share who inspired their passion and careers.

March 1, 2023University News

Joseph Dituri underwater

USF researcher attempts to set world record by living underwater for 100 days – hopes to emerge ‘super-human’

Following his military career as a diving saturation officer, Joseph Dituri will examine how exposure to increased pressure will impact the human body and break the world record for days spent in an underwater habitat.

March 1, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor partner to fund Early-Stage Innovation Awards

The funding supports a first-of-its-kind, AI-based language translation tool for stroke patients with aphasia, a prototype device to reduce structural malfunctions in critical manufactured products and infrastructure and an AI-based tool to deliver custom music therapy to aging populations.

February 28, 2023Research and Innovation

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