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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

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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

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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