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Carlton, Michel, Withers appointed to Campus Advisory Board at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus; Jain reappointed

The University of South Florida welcomed Lisa Carlton, Diana Michel and Ernie Withers to the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Advisory Board during its fall meeting on Wednesday. Board member Dr. Anila Jain, a distinguished alumna and longtime USF supporter, also began a new four-year term.

October 23, 2020University News

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Successful USF guaranteed admissions program renewed with eight state and community colleges

Program supports access to higher education in the Tampa Bay region by providing students with another pathway into USF.

October 23, 2020University News

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Matter of Pride: LGBTQ+ History in USF Special Collections

In the LGBTQIA+ community, June represents the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, build acceptance, and celebrate accomplishments. October is dedicated to LGBTQ+ History, founded by Rodney Wilson in 1994, and acknowledges the growth and history of the community.

October 16, 2020University News

Ana Hernandez taking environmental samples in a USF residence hall

Environmental testing in residence halls a key element of USF’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Every week, University of South Florida Housing & Residential Education (HRE) staff swab hundreds of high-touch areas across the university’s housing facilities. The effort is part of USF’s multi-faceted approach to monitoring and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

October 13, 2020University News

Adela and Cesar Gonzmart with Casimiro Jr. and Carmen Hernandez celebrating the 1962 Holiday Magazine Award in the Columbia Restaurant’s Patio room.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage & How It’s Shaped Tampa Bay

Hispanic heritage is an integral part of Florida history. Within Tampa, Cuban, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Colombian, Spanish, and Puerto Rican cultures and influences have shaped the city. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to recognize some of the icons that have contributed to shaping our city through business, government, education, and sports.

October 7, 2020University News

Dancers performing “Reverberation: NightLite” in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo Credit, Charlotte Suarez

Keeping the performing arts performing during a pandemic

As theaters and performance halls remain shuttered due to COVID-19, a University of South Florida dance professor is exploring new ways to connect the public to the art of movement.

October 6, 2020University News

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A record 19 USF faculty recognized with Outstanding Research Achievements Awards

From innovators on the frontiers of engineering, physics and health, to a biologist who studies giant squid, to the author of an award-winning children’s graphic novels, meet USF’s top faculty researchers.

October 5, 2020Honors and Awards, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The University of South Florida ranks #2 nationally for undergraduate students earning the Peace Corps Prep certificate

In collaboration with the U.S. Peace Corps, the University of South Florida awarded 49 Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2020. Currently more than 200 students are enrolled in the USF Peace Corps Prep program across the university’s three campuses.

September 30, 2020University News

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Ten USF students selected as Millennium Fellows

USF among only 26 American universities and 80 campuses worldwide to host 2020 Millennium Fellow cohorts.

September 18, 2020Honors and Awards, University News

A sculpture featuring two African American children engrossed in a book at Tampa's C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library

New digitally produced sculpture celebrates African American history in Tampa Bay

In the garden of Tampa’s C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library sits a life-size bronze sculpture designed to celebrate the community that surrounds it and inspire those who come across it.

September 16, 2020University News

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National TV commercial highlights USF’s thriving research

A new national TV commercial produced by the University of South Florida is now airing during American Athletic Conference football games. The ad features researchers involved in two high-profile projects and a USF student as the voiceover talent.

September 15, 2020University News

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University of South Florida earns national recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

The University of South Florida is a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 15, 2020Honors and Awards, University News

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