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USF to confer more than 4,500 degrees during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10-11

The University of South Florida will award more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement scheduled for Dec. 10-11. The ceremonies include recipients of approximately 3,433 undergraduate, 1,099 master’s and 181 doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2021University News

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Three USF faculty members selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

December 7, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF leadership provides on-campus football stadium update to the Board of Trustees

Leadership from the University of South Florida provided the USF Board of Trustees with its first update on plans to build an on-campus football stadium since Chair Will Weatherford announced his vision for moving ahead with the transformational project in September.

December 7, 2021Athletics, University News

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New study finds USF’s economic impact rises to more than $6 billion annually

The University of South Florida generates an annual economic impact of $6.02 billion, according to a new report that analyzes the university’s role in serving as a catalyst for growth in the Tampa Bay region and state of Florida. The study provides an in-depth look in real-dollar terms at USF’s impact across the full scope of the university.

December 6, 2021University News

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Swerving prevention method prompts new patent for USF engineers

In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving.

December 3, 2021Research and Innovation

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Telling a community’s story: New media partnership provides USF journalism students field reporting experience

A new collaboration between the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications and 83 Degrees Media is giving undergraduate students the chance to tell the stories of a Tampa community while gaining valuable work experience.

December 2, 2021University News

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Beatriz Padilla

Social justice inspires sociologist Beatriz Padilla’s research. Working from communities where voices are often unheard, Padilla focuses on inequalities at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity and migration.

December 1, 2021University News

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USF Libraries collection on display at the Tampa Museum of Art

For the first time, dozens of ancient objects from the Farid Karam, M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection will be available to the general public.

December 1, 2021University News

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from nationwide social media opinion survey

Researchers at the University of South Florida, in partnership with Cyber Florida at USF, have released results from a nationwide survey to better understand patterns of social media usage. Subjects consist of common uses of social media – including e-commerce and political engagement – as well as some effects of usage on social and mental well-being.

November 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF Brewing Arts program joins forces with Yuengling to enhance diversity in the brewing industry

The University of South Florida, in partnership with D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, announced that applications are now open for its $5,000 Diversity in Brewing Scholarship.

November 22, 2021University News

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USF receives $1 million gift to support aging education and research

The University of South Florida today announced a $1 million gift from Reliance Medical Centers to the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and USF Health to support innovative programs that focus on geriatric health care.

November 18, 2021USF Health, University News

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Undergraduate student becomes USF’s first Rhodes Scholarship finalist

Alexander Mercier is the first USF student to emerge from the rigorous evaluation process that leads to the identification of finalists. His selection reflects the breadth of qualities the Rhodes selection committee seeks in candidates -- outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.

November 17, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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