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Kevin Sneed, Dean of the Taneja College of Pharmacy, recieves his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

USF researchers aim ease COVID-19 vaccine concerns by building trust within communities of color

With distribution of the coronavirus vaccine underway, researchers from the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy are working to educate communities of color about COVID-19 and the benefits of inoculation.

January 19, 2021Research and Innovation

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New statewide data emphasizes urgency in ramping up administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, has obtained statewide forecasts of the impact of vaccine rollouts using his SEIRcast COVID-19 Forecasting and Planning portal.

January 14, 2021Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from national opinion survey on COVID-19 vaccinations and policies

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the first set of results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes and opinions about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential federal stimulus policies.

January 14, 2021Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg campus Region Chancellor Martin Tadlock

Regional Chancellor receives national President’s Award from higher education association

USF St. Petersburg campus Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock has received the 2021 President’s Award from the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

January 13, 2021Honors and Awards

Martin Luther King Jr. bust on the University of South Florida's campus

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy celebrated during MLK Commemorative Week

The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of the life and values of Martin Luther King Jr. is underway with the MLK Commemorative Week, which includes a community service project for students, a lecture and a virtual luncheon.

January 13, 2021Campus Life

Construction crews gave the USF Research Park a new milestone to celebrate as they hoisted to the last beam that will sit on the highest point of the new 120,000-square-foot building.

Construction workers hoist top beam on new USF Research Park building

Construction crews gave the USF Research Park a new milestone to celebrate as they hoisted to the last beam that will sit on the highest point of the new 120,000-square-foot building.

January 12, 2021University News

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Global Citizens Project far exceeds goal

A major milestone for a University of South Florida initiative is changing the way students see and interact with the world.

January 11, 2021Campus Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Statement from USF President on Violence in Washington, D.C.

The University of South Florida joins leaders across our nation in emphatically condemning acts that were intended to undermine our country’s democratic process.

January 7, 2021University News

A jellyfish swimming

Study reveals jellyfish create a ‘virtual wall’ to enhance performance

New research led by the University of South Florida has uncovered one of the reasons jellyfish have come to be known as the “world’s most efficient swimmer.”

January 7, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF volcanology team develops new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions

A USF geosciences team has developed a new way to reconstruct the sizes of volcanic eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago, creating a first-of-its kind tool that can aid scientists in understanding past explosive eruptions that shaped the earth and improve the way of estimating hazards of future eruptions.

January 4, 2021Research and Innovation

A portrait of Skip Gandy. Credit, Skip Gandy

Celebrating the life and work of Skip Gandy

The USF Libraries celebrate the life and work of George “Skip” Gandy IV, 1942-2020. A Florida native, Gandy’s childhood on Davis Islands shaped him into becoming an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and an honored donor to USF.

December 23, 2020University News

The research team’s focus will center on Zion Cemetery, one of the first African American cemeteries in Tampa Bay, and St. Petersburg’s Oaklawn Cemetery complex near Tropicana Field. Photo by Antoinette Jackson.

Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay

In Tampa Bay and across the nation, a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries have been lost to history, neglected, abandoned, even paved over and developed on. A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of these sacred places.

December 21, 2020Research and Innovation

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