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Donor Bruce Mackey is seated at a table surrounded by USF Health physicians and leaders.

Patient commits estate gift to advance women’s heart health, skin cancer research and Alzheimer’s caregiver education at USF

Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey has made a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health to fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center.

June 14, 2021USF Health

People gathered at the location of the Gas Plant neighborhood cemeteries in St. Petersburg. Photo by David Shedden.

The lost African American cemeteries of Tampa Bay & what’s being done to remember them

USF librarians are working with USF researchers and the Tampa Bay community to identify living next-of-kin for those forgotten while bringing historical injustices to light.

June 11, 2021Research and Innovation

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New wellness center builds on the University of South Florida’s commitment to student success

The University of South Florida broke ground on a three-story, 47,000-square-foot Student Wellness Center on the Tampa campus, a reflection of the university’s deep commitment to health and wellness as a foundation for student success.

June 8, 2021University News

R. Anthony Rolle, dean of the USF College of Education

Rolle selected as new University of South Florida College of Education dean

The University of South Florida announced the appointment of R. Anthony Rolle, an experienced leader and former professor and department chair at USF, as the new dean of the College of Education. Rolle returns to USF after serving as dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Rhode Island for the past four years.

June 8, 2021University News

A graphic with the USF seal that says “A Blueprint for a Bold Future: Where Academic Excellence and Opportunity Converge”

USF Board of Trustees approves new 10-year strategic plan

The University of South Florida has unveiled its blueprint for the next decade. Meeting for the first time in person since the start of the pandemic, the USF Board of Trustees today approved “A Blueprint for a Bold Future: Where Academic Excellence and Opportunity Converge”.

June 8, 2021University News

Will Weatherford, USF Board of Trustees

Will Weatherford elected new USF Board of Trustees chair

Will Weatherford will serve as the new chair of the University of South Florida Board of Trustees, following his unanimous selection by board members during a meeting held today. In the same meeting, Mike Griffin was unanimously chosen to serve as the board’s new vice chair. Both the chair and vice chair terms are for two years and take effect July 1, 2021.

June 8, 2021University News

The logo for the higher education consortium focused on dismantling racial hierarchies. The logo features 2 abstract figures with the text Truth, Health & Transformation

Higher education institutions in Pinellas County unite for racial justice

Representatives from four higher education institutions who collectively serve 36,000 students in St. Petersburg, Florida are joining together to create a consortium focused on dismantling racial hierarchies.

June 3, 2021University News

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students, Sarah Glaser (right) and Samuel Rechek (left).

Two USF honors students named 2021 Key into Public Service Scholars

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students — Sarah Glaser and Samuel Rechek — are two of just 20 students nationwide selected as Key into Public Service Scholars by The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

June 3, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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USF supports the LGBTQ+ community with programs and services

USF hosts a several year-long programs and services to nurture the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the programs are centered around education to help create cultural awareness. The goal is to encourage an inclusive and safe environment where students can develop global perspectives guided by USF’s Principles of Community.

June 3, 2021Campus Life

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USF College of Engineering to launch undergraduate degree in environmental engineering

The Florida Board of Governors has approved the initiation of a new undergraduate program in environmental engineering for fall 2022.

June 1, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

In Observance of Memorial Day

On Monday, the University of South Florida joins our nation in observing Memorial Day. This is our opportunity to remember and honor the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our great country.

May 28, 2021University News

Woman behind the wheel of a connected vehicle.

Auto manufacturers test connected vehicle technology implemented in Tampa Bay, evaluated at USF

The USF Center for Urban Transportation Research has entered the fourth and final phase of a $22 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to create and implement connected vehicle technology in downtown Tampa.

May 27, 2021Research and Innovation

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