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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

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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

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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, Student Success

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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

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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

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