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President Rhea Law speaks at Stetson Law commencement ceremony

USF President Rhea Law receives honorary degree, delivers keynote address at Stetson Law Commencement

President Rhea Law is a Stetson alumna whose legal career spans several decades. Her advice to the graduating class centered on three main themes: the importance of believing in oneself, remaining open to new opportunities and maintaining one’s credibility in practicing law.

May 22, 2024Honors and Awards

2023 AAAS Fellows

Four USF faculty members elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contributions range in the fields of metabolic engineering and biomanufacturing, to pioneering advances in molecular medicine, integrating biomass and algae technologies to reduce society's carbon footprint and leadership in geoscience education.

April 18, 2024Honors and Awards

Military members stand for U.S. Marine Sgt. Amed Issa

USF student receives highest non-combat award from U.S. Marine Corps following response to mass shooting

U.S. Marine Sgt. Amed Issa was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroism. The USF exercise science major put himself in the line of fire to save lives when gunshots erupted inside a packed restaurant.

March 5, 2024Honors and Awards

Stephen Saddow, ASHWIN PARTHASARATHY, Scott Burgin

USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

Three University of South Florida professors who have developed new technologies for stroke identification, blood flow monitoring and neural implants have been named recipients of the university’s Excellence in Innovation Awards.

February 16, 2024Honors and Awards

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USF remains a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

With eight faculty and administrators selected for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program during the 2023-24 academic year, USF tied for No. 6 nationally. This is the eighth time in the past nine years USF has earned the prestigious top-producer designation.

February 13, 2024Honors and Awards, University News

Mark J. Jaroszesk and Niketa A. Patel

Two USF faculty members receive honors from National Academy of Inventors

Two University of South Florida faculty members, recognized for their breakthrough discoveries and inventions in drug delivery and medical engineering, and diagnosis and treatment for challenging diseases, especially Alzheimer’s and cancer, are among the 2023 Fellows elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

December 15, 2023Honors and Awards

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USF Innovative Education wins Emmy Awards for Portraits in Patriotism series

Six USF employees took home one of the biggest awards in video production at the 2023 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards. The InEd Studios team won Best Director and Best Magazine Program for its Portraits in Patriotism video series. 

December 5, 2023Honors and Awards

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USF earns national recognition for commitment to global learning

USF was honored with the 2023 Association of Public and Land-grant Universities International Impact Award for Global Teaching and Learning. The national award recognizes USF for innovative and impactful global learning, research and engagement efforts.

November 15, 2023Honors and Awards, University News

Students stand with their teacher on the lawn at USF

First planner-in-residence class to receive award for collaboration with St. Petersburg Innovation District

An innovative planner-in-residence class that developed a neighborhood master plan for the St. Petersburg Innovation District has received an outstanding student project award from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association.

September 6, 2023Honors and Awards, Student Success

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

From improving water quality to advancing mental health care, to pursuing new treatments for Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease, 22 USF faculty members are being recognized next month with Faculty Outstanding Research Acheivement Awards.

August 14, 2023Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

A collage of portraits of professors Norma Alcantar, Robert Bishop, Subhra Mohapatra and Robert Weisberg.

Four USF faculty elected to Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

The Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEM-FL) recognizes the work of individuals in Florida who have made significant societal impact in science, engineering and medicine.

June 8, 2023Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville

Psychology professor receives prestigious congressional fellowship to work on Capitol Hill

Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Springfield Policy Congressional Fellowship, allowing her the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill for a year, utilizing her expertise in service of public policy.

June 2, 2023Honors and Awards

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