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Alexander Mercier in a suit in front of the MLK fountain on the USF Tampa campus.

Undergraduate student becomes USF’s first Rhodes Scholarship finalist

Alexander Mercier is the first USF student to emerge from the rigorous evaluation process that leads to the identification of finalists. His selection reflects the breadth of qualities the Rhodes selection committee seeks in candidates -- outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.

November 17, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

Atomically resolved structure of shock-compressed billion-atom diamond sample displays the complex mechanism of inelastic deformations at extreme pressures and temperature. Credit: J. Willman, Materials Simulation Lab, Oleynik Group

USF physicists selected as finalists for the ‘Nobel Prize of supercomputing’

A team of computational physicists and computer scientists led by researchers from the University of South Florida has reached a new milestone in supercomputing and was selected as a finalist for the field’s most prestigious award.

November 16, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

President Law (left) receiving the Business Leader of the Year Award from several Florida legislators.

USF President Rhea Law honored for business leadership by the Florida Council of 100

Rhea Law, interim president of the University of South Florida, was honored with the Governor’s Business Leader of the Year Award at the Fall Meeting of the Florida Council of 100.

November 16, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

Assistant Professor Ashwin Parthasarathy and PhD student Arindam Biswas

USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize I USF News

New technology created by a USF College of Engineering team to precisely measure blood flow in the body’s tissues — allowing for more accurate medical assessments of strokes, brain injuries and a wide range of diseases — has won the Cade Prize for Innovation, one of the Florida’s top awards for invention.

October 4, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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22 USF Faculty Members Recognized with Outstanding Research Achievements Awards

The pandemic could not divert USF’s top faculty researchers from making big discoveries that shape our understanding of the past, present and future.

August 16, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

A photograph of U.S. Army veteran and USF student Josh Burnes while he was in the Army

USF student veteran earns national recognition from the Pat Tillman Foundation

University of South Florida psychology student and U.S. Army veteran Josh “JB” Burnes is being honored with a 2021 Tillman Scholarship awarded by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Burnes is among a prestigious group of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses to earn this recognition. He is the only student from a Florida university in this year’s class.

June 29, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students, Sarah Glaser (right) and Samuel Rechek (left).

Two USF honors students named 2021 Key into Public Service Scholars

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students — Sarah Glaser and Samuel Rechek — are two 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.

June 3, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

Sonny Holtzman

Sonny Holtzman inducted into the 2021 Florida Transportation Hall of Fame

Sylvan (Sonny) Holtzman, a powerhouse with more than 60 years of service as a lawyer and public servant, has been selected as a Hall of Fame inductee by the Center for Urban Transportation Research.

May 27, 2021Honors and Awards

Dean Donna Petersen receives President’s Fellow Medallion recognizing meritorious service

Dean Donna Petersen receives President’s Fellow Medallion recognizing meritorious service

USF President Steven Currall honored USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen with the President’s Fellow Medallion at the Spring 2021 in-person commencement ceremony. It is the first time in Currall’s administration that the medallion, given at the president’s discretion, has been awarded.

May 19, 2021Honors and Awards

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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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

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