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New This Year

The start of the 2022-2023 academic year at the University of South Florida brings Bulls new dining and educational opportunities to explore and major changes to all three campuses thanks to a historic legislative session. This includes more than $70 million for the maintenance and repair of existing USF facilities.

August 15, 2022Campus Life, University News

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Record number of USF students to live on campus this fall

Residence halls in Tampa and St. Petersburg expected to be at full capacity.

August 15, 2022Campus Life, University News

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Mark Rains

Mark Rains, professor of geology in the USF School of Geosciences and the state’s chief science officer, is using his expertise in hydrological sciences to understand how stakeholders use shared water resources and then as a team, how we might rebuild some of the original water flow paths into Florida's modern landscape.

August 11, 2022University News

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USF researchers use 3D technology to explore an ancient Greek city in Sicily

Thanks to the interdisciplinary work of a team of USF scientists, the ancient Greek city of Heloros, in Sicily, is now being studied with the most advanced digital technologies. The team identified additional structural details of the city, which dates to the eighth century B.C., and is now able to reveal a fuller picture of its layout.

August 10, 2022Honors and Awards

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USF conferred more than 2,700 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies

Graduates included a 75-year-old civil rights activist earning a degree more than 55 years after starting at USF, a 23-year-old earning a doctorate in engineering and a veteran who overcame PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

August 6, 2022University News

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USF student invents lumber alternative using recycled plastic

The material will be used as a replacement for wood to create fence posts that can last 30 to 50 years, about three times longer than a traditional wood fence.

August 4, 2022Research and Innovation

Aedes aegypti vector transmits dengue virus, yellow fever virus, chikungunya virus and Zika virus.

USF researchers launch global dashboard to track invasive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases

The dashboard is the result of an NSF-funded global research project that started in 2020.

August 2, 2022Research and Innovation

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Forbes ranks the University of South Florida as one of America’s Best Employers for Women

USF ranks No. 22 on the Forbes list, which includes employers across a wide range of industries. Women currently account for 57% of all USF employees, 64% of administration employees and 51% of executive/senior leadership.

July 27, 2022University News

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Kristina Keogh named new dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

Kristina Keogh has been named the new dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the USF St. Petersburg campus. Keogh comes to USF after being the director of library services for the past six years at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL.

July 26, 2022University News

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USF researchers celebrate successes of new Caribbean research center

An interdisciplinary research center is now up and running in Barbados thanks to a $3.6 million grant provided by USAID to support education policy development and timely decision-making on issues impacting schools in the sub-region.

July 26, 2022Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida breaks fundraising record with over $151 million in gifts

Philanthropic gifts from the University of South Florida community exceeded $151 million in fiscal year 2021-22, the most generous level of support in the institution’s nearly 70-year history.

July 26, 2022USF Foundation, University News

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USF to launch new infection control resource center

The College of Public Health will partner with the CDC over the next five years to develop a multi-modal approach to deliver infection prevention and control education to emergency responders. The center will serve as a hub for recruitment, dissemination, referral and subject matter consultation.

July 25, 2022Research and Innovation

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