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USF leads all state universities in performance-based funding metrics

The University of South Florida leads all state universities in performance-based funding scores for 2020, according to data released today during a meeting of the Florida Board of Governors.

May 28, 2020University News

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USF World launches support fund to aid international students affected by COVID-19

USF has recognized that international students face unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. International students are not eligible for financial assistance that U.S. students receive from the federal CARES Act. In order to support these students and help them fulfill their dreams of completing their degree at USF, the USF World International Student Support Fund was created.

May 27, 2020University News

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USF psychologists report uptick in online disinhibition

Social distancing has moved almost all in-person interactions online, which may be leading to more productive therapy sessions. USF psychologists are noticing more instances of online disinhibition. The behavior is similar to when you share a car ride and speak more freely since you’re not looking at anyone face-to-face.

May 22, 2020University News

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First lynching memorial marker to document local history of racial violence

In 1914, John Evans was lynched in St. Petersburg. Evans was accused of the murder of the real estate developer Ed Sherman and attacking Sherman’s wife. Evans was a laborer who was recently fired by Sherman. Though never identified and never given a trial, Evans was arrested and thrown in jail. On the night of November 12, a mob took him from the jail, and in front of 1,500 people from the local community, hanged him from a light post.

May 18, 2020University News

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Truist establishes USF Libraries COVID-19 Research and Information Fund with $25,000 grant

The University of South Florida Libraries announced today it received a $25,000 grant from Truist Financial Corp. to establish the USF Libraries COVID-19 Research and Information Fund.

May 18, 2020University News

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USF engineers create ‘ear savers,’ providing relief to health professionals treating coronavirus patients

Medical professionals are required to wear face masks, often continuously during 14-hour shifts. The elastic bands can be painful, and cause sores and headaches. In order to improve their comfort, engineers at the USF College of Engineering have manufactured a special plastic strip that’s lined with hooks, making the straps adjustable.

May 18, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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Two USF-based centers team up to tackle K-12 cybersecurity education across Florida

Two state centers based at the University of South Florida have announced an ambitious partnership to help Florida public schools provide classes on cybersecurity skills to their K-12 students.

May 14, 2020University News

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Esports growing in popularity, becomes official recreational program at USF

The University of South Florida has officially launched an electronic sports (esports) program, providing video gamers from all three USF campuses the opportunity to connect with one another and compete in both intramural and intercollegiate tournaments in a digital space.

May 13, 2020University News


USF Heroes

USF recognizes faculty, staff and students for their contributions to the community in helping those impacted by COVID-19.

May 13, 2020University News

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Tampa Bay area landmarks lit up in green and gold to honor USF graduates

While the coronavirus epidemic may have halted the University of South Florida’s traditional commencement ceremonies, supporters from throughout the Tampa Bay region found creative ways to honor the spring graduating class of 2020.

May 11, 2020University News

2020 USF Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

USF President Steven Currall presides over ceremonies for campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee that includes the conferring of nearly 7,500 degrees. The spring 2020 class features 43 students who hold a perfect 4.0 GPA, 272 student veterans and graduates from 50 states and more than 100 nations. Of the degrees to be awarded, approximately 6,617 are from USF in Tampa, 544 from USF St. Petersburg and 280 from USF Sarasota-Manatee.

May 9, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Muma College of Business to offer free certificate program in 'Post-Crisis Leadership'

The world of business is largely locked down right now to stem the spread of COVID-19. Small businesses along with larger corporations are eager to jump back into the game and get revenues moving again.

May 6, 2020University News

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