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USF Professor Norma Alcantar

USF Engineering Professor Norma Alcantar to be inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

USF Professor Norma Alcantar—who engineered an ancient practice of cleaning water with cactus mucilage to create modern technologies—is among seven new inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announced today.

April 29, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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USF Senior Withers Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Three Other USF Students Earn Honorable Mentions

USF Senior Zachary Withers is selected for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Three additional USF students earn honorable mention in the prestigious program’s annual process.

April 27, 2021Honors and Awards

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USF earns international recognition for its global impact

The University of South Florida has been named one of the world’s most tenacious institutions in addressing society’s greatest challenges. Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked USF No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 30 in the world in its 2021 Impact Rankings.

April 21, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

USF COPH Dean Donna Petersen

USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen earns 'She Stepped Up' award

USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen is one of six women across Florida who earned the American Council of Education (ACE) Women’s Network “She Stepped Up Award: Recognizing Extraordinary Leadership in Facing 2020’s Unprecedented Challenges.”

April 13, 2021Honors and Awards

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Two USF students named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

Two students in USF’s Judy Genshaft Honors College, Kelli Ann Lynch and Alexander Mercier, have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars, chosen out of nearly 1,300 students nationally.

April 7, 2021Honors and Awards

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USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

USF has been awarded a grant to help establish a university-wide greenhouse gas reduction goal, align sustainability priorities while tracking carbon emissions across all three campuses and combine efforts and resources that lead to a singular vision for achieving carbon neutrality.

March 29, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

USF Professor Toru Shimizu

USF Professor Toru Shimizu chosen Association for Psychological Science Fellow

USF Professor Toru Shimizu, whose pioneering work in understanding the workings of avian brains and behaviors to better understand human intelligence, has been selected as a new Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

March 10, 2021Honors and Awards

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USF’s commitment to enhancing supplier diversity earns national recognition

The University of South Florida is being honored on a national level for its commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion. Today the university was selected as a recipient of the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2021 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and only print diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

March 10, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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USF College of Education receives Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology

The University of South Florida College of Education has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)’s Best Practice Award for Innovative Use of Technology for its cybersecurity education initiatives that provide teachers and aspiring educators with knowledge and skills in cybersecurity awareness and training, preparing them for roles in various educational settings.

February 25, 2021Honors and Awards

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USF named one of the nation’s top 10 producers of Fulbright scholars

The University of South Florida is one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars in the United States for 2020-21, according to a new list released by the U.S. Department of State and first published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

February 17, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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Five USF faculty elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors has named to its new class of Senior Members five USF faculty members who have devoted their careers to inventing high-tech tools for a myriad of applications and blazing a trail for the next generation of innovators.

February 11, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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Family Study Center receives $3.7 million federal grant to support vulnerable families

A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.

January 22, 2021Honors and Awards

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