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Vaidehi Persad

USF student named 2022 Key Into Public Service Scholar

Vaidehi Persad is one of just 20 students nationwide selected as Key into Public Service Scholars by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

May 3, 2022Honors and Awards

(L-R) President Rhea Law, Denise Davis-Cotton, director of the Florida Center for PAInT (Partnership for Arts-Integrated Teaching) and Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, interim vice president of institutional equity and senior advisor to the president and provost for diversity and inclusion

Celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion across One USF

Several events this spring are highlighting the impact and accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and community partners as a reflection of USF’s core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

April 22, 2022Honors and Awards

Jay Hopler

English Professor Jay Hopler named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Award-winning poet Jay Hopler is only the third USF researcher ever to receive this highly prestigious award.

April 21, 2022Honors and Awards

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USF selected to host first Florida chapter of Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Schools Program

The University of South Florida (USF) was selected to host a chapter of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program, an academic program that supports underserved students and helps them excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

April 1, 2022Honors and Awards

Graphic with photos of Alexandria Brady-Miné, Caitlyn Coleman and Cole Gibson

USF breaks record with 100% acceptance rate of Goldwater Scholar nominations

Three USF students have been named Goldwater Scholars – tying a decade-old record for the most students named in a single year.

March 29, 2022Honors and Awards

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USF research team receives $1 million grant to launch oral history project exploring civics education, varying systems of government

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Education was awarded a $1 million grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a new series of oral history resources that will be used by educators, school districts and the public as part of Florida’s revised civics education curriculum.

March 22, 2022Honors and Awards

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USF ranks in the top 10 for Fulbright scholars

According to the U.S. Department of State, the University of South Florida is tied for seventh nationally for the number of Fulbright scholars for the 2021-2022 period.

March 1, 2022Honors and Awards

Collage of six headshots around the National Academy of Inventors logo, entitled Senior Members 2022

USF leads the nation with six faculty elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

The newly elected faculty members have devoted their careers to inventing high-tech tools for a myriad of applications and blazing a trail for the next generation of innovators. Their work spans a range of research areas, including robotics, molecular microbiology and neuroscience.

February 11, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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Ten USF faculty members receive national recognition as AAAS Fellows for academic research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 10 University of South Florida researchers as new Fellows, including a College of Education associate professor who will become the university’s first Black faculty member to receive one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 26, 2022Honors and Awards

Sarah Zhong stands with students in her research lab

Six USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

Researchers from the USF College of Engineering and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are recognized for their innovations that range from artificial intelligence that can detect and predict suicidality, to encrypting and protecting sensitive information from cloud servers, to disinfecting and recharging masks for safe multiple use.

January 24, 2022Honors and Awards

Student holds phone with the USF symptom tracker on screen

USF wins prestigious award for innovative excellence in response to COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, USF Information Technology rapidly deployed new solutions that aided in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and created applications within weeks that provided financial, academic and emotional support to students. It was a tremendous lift that kept students on track in their studies – all made possible by IT’s pre-COVID technical strategy.

December 17, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Portraits of Norma Alcantar, Sumita Mitra and Subhra Mohapatra, the 3 USF faculty members who have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

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

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