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Top U.S. cybersecurity experts discuss threats from rival nations during ‘Great Power Competition’ conference

A high-profile group of U.S. military commanders, elected officials and current and former members of the intelligence community offered their insights into the growing threats to U.S. cybersecurity and the need for a multifaceted response during a conference hosted jointly by USF and the U.S. Department of Defense Near South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

April 19, 2021University News

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USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish an interdisciplinary educational research center to help support decision making and policy development for educational innovation and expansion in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

April 19, 2021Research and Innovation

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Dismantling Racism Team Study Circles ‘a really powerful experience’ for participants

The USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity has launched the pilot program Dismantling Racism Team Study Circles. It's one of the university's many efforts to develop anti-racist practices, resources and initiatives. The program is ongoing, and DIEO officials expect to offer several study circles simultaneously. The program is among USF’s many efforts to develop anti-racist practices, resources and initiatives.

April 14, 2021University News

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Model from USF researchers forecasts fate of Piney Point wastewater

A computer model initially developed by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to track red tide and ocean currents has quickly been adapted and is now being used to support the efforts to understand the transport, transformation and fate of contaminants in wastewater released into Tampa Bay from the retired Piney Point fertilizer plant.

April 14, 2021Research and Innovation

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NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines. A mast cell disorder is caused by a type of white blood cell that is abnormal, overly active or both, predisposing a person to life-threatening reactions that resemble allergic reactions.

April 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

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See before you smell: New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the “Journal of Consumer Psychology” show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it.

April 14, 2021Research and Innovation

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Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021University News

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USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen earns 'She Stepped Up' award

USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen is one of six women across Florida who earned the American Council of Education (ACE) Women’s Network “She Stepped Up Award: Recognizing Extraordinary Leadership in Facing 2020’s Unprecedented Challenges.”

April 13, 2021Honors and Awards

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USF College of Nursing works to battle opioid crisis

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is combatting the opioid crisis in rural America by equipping advanced pain specialists with integrative pain management techniques.

April 12, 2021USF Health

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Awards season celebrates Cape Canaveral docu-short

In October 2019, USF Innovative Education’s Digital Learning production team premiered their docu-short "Our Last Chance: Preserving Cape Canaveral," which chronicled USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections' ongoing preservation work with the cultural resources division of the 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

April 12, 2021University News

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USF Health-led global team searches for vaccine to prevent P. vivax malaria

With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health grant, Distinguished University/USF Health Professor John Adams, PhD, leads a team of international researchers focused on accelerating the discovery of a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, a major global health problem.

April 12, 2021USF Health

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USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Florida.

April 8, 2021Research and Innovation

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