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USF awarded its largest grant to prepare students for federal cybersecurity careers

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of South Florida a $3.7 million grant – helping prepare students for in-demand, high-paying cybersecurity jobs in the federal government and other public institutions.

February 2, 2023Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, Student Success

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Six USF faculty members earn national recognition for research achievements

The faculty span multiple colleges and disciplines, bringing the total number of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows at USF to 95.

January 31, 2023Honors and Awards

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USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

With the development of artificial intelligence technologies that maximize the impacts of academic programs and data visualization virtual reality software solutions, these faculty members are two of USF’s top innovators.

January 25, 2023Honors and Awards

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USF Health earns national recognition for 3D-printed nasal swab used in pandemic

USF has been awarded the Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its creation of the 3D-printed nasal swab, created in the early part of the pandemic as a solution to the disrupted commercial production of standard swabs that were critical in diagnostic testing for COVID-19.

January 13, 2023Honors and Awards

Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas

Two USF faculty members receive honors from National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas are recognized for their breakthrough discoveries and inventions in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging diseases.

December 8, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Rhea Law and Judy Genshaft

USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy honors Judy Genshaft, Donna Petersen

USF President Emerita and Professor Judy Genshaft was honored with WLP's Lifetime Achievement Award and Donna Petersen, USF’s chief health officer and dean of the College of Public Health, received WLP’s Community Leadership Award, which is for visionary leaders doing extraordinary things to make the Tampa Bay region a better place for women to live and work.

October 10, 2022Honors and Awards

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Twenty-six USF faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Impressive discoveries and advancements include the development of novel COVID-19 therapeutics, NASA funding to improve human spaceflight conditions and new defenses for wireless network security systems.

August 26, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

Drone photo of the IDEx team at work in the area of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, the Greek god of medicine.

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

Rio Tate

USF student veteran receives national honor from the Pat Tillman Foundation

University of South Florida aging studies student and U.S. Air Force veteran Rio Tate is being awarded a 2022 Tillman Scholarship through the Pat Tillman Foundation. Tate is the only student from a Florida public university in this year’s class.

June 28, 2022Honors and Awards

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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