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Reinforcing our Title IX support mechanisms

As we prepare for the fall semester, I wish to update you on our continued efforts to improve our support and outreach services, as well as reinforce our available reporting mechanisms.

August 11, 2020University News

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Black Lives & the Police Forum

This dynamic forum discusses the history and intersection of the police use of excessive force and the black community in the United States of America. This forum also discusses ideas on what can be done to effect positive societal change in how the black community is treated by the police.

August 11, 2020University News

USF College of Marine Science Senior Research Ocean Engineer Clifford Merz

USF College of Marine Science’s Clifford Merz Named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors has named USF College of Marine Science Senior Research Ocean Engineer Clifford R. Merz as one of its new senior members in recognition of his achievements in inventing marine-based renewable energy technology.

August 11, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF Heroes

USF recognizes faculty, staff and students for their contributions to the community in helping those impacted by COVID-19.

August 11, 2020University News

Daniel Yeh and his team pose for photo next to their invention, the Organic Process Assembly

NASA testing USF technology for possible use on the moon

A technology created at USF could help enable the establishment of a permanent presence on the moon. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Daniel Yeh has been collaborating with NASA to develop a system that converts human waste into fertilizer and water, which would allow astronauts to grow fresh vegetables in space in a more sustainable way.

August 10, 2020Research and Innovation

onsumers significantly underestimate their risk level of flooding, leading many to forego flood insurance, according to a national survey.

Flood awareness survey developed by USF professor finds public minimizes risk of flooding, resulting in low demand for flood insurance

A national survey of flood risk awareness conducted by the University of South Florida Institute for Data Analytics and Visualization and Neptune Flood finds that consumers significantly underestimate their risk level of flooding, leading many to forego flood insurance.

August 10, 2020Research and Innovation

USF students practicing physical distancing in the Marshall Student Center

USF facilities promote safety on campus

There may have been just a handful of people physically present on USF’s three campuses, but it was the busiest summer on record for hundreds of USF staff and faculty, hard at work to address the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

August 7, 2020Campus Life, University News

Five USF professors have been inducted as members of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.

Five USF Faculty Elected 2020 Members of the Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine of Florida

The Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida have selected five University of South Florida professors as new members in recognition of their accomplishments, exceptional research achievements, and high-impact contributions to advancing science, engineering and medicine.

August 5, 2020Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Taking action to address societal racism

Today, I’m writing to provide you with an update on important actions USF is taking as we work to become an even greater force for positive change. Our specific actions are outlined below.

August 4, 2020University News

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, associate professor of sociology

USF adds senior advisor on diversity and inclusion, announces additional actions to address societal racism

University of South Florida President Steven Currall announced a series of actions to reinforce USF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and further support the university’s efforts to help end racism in society.

August 4, 2020University News

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USF to hold virtual commencement ceremonies on Aug. 8

The University of South Florida will recognize thousands of summer graduates through virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 8. Nearly 3,000 degrees will be conferred in the university’s second-ever virtual ceremonies, caused by restrictions on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 3, 2020University News

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USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers.

July 30, 2020University News

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