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USF center director lands historic $8.5 million arts learning grant

Denise Davis-Cotton, director of the University of South Florida’s Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching, has been named principal investigator of an $8.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen arts educational programming in the nation’s educational system.

October 18, 2021University News

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USF launches initiative to enhance Latino student success, impact in the Hispanic community

The University of South Florida today announced the creation of a task force to build on the university’s commitment to Latino student access and success.

October 14, 2021University News

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Muma College of Business, TGH partner on innovative new people development institute

USF’s Muma College of Business and Tampa General Hospital today announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative to provide critical people skills to hospital staff ranging from top-shelf surgeons to valets.

October 13, 2021University News

The Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management and Sustainability at USF'S Muma College of Business

Despite ongoing global disruptions, USF graduates are very much in demand for supply chain jobs

Worldwide global supply chain issues have become an invaluable lesson for USF students pursuing careers in the field. Monica Singleton, executive director of the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability discusses these pandemic-induced disruptions and their effects during the latest episode of Inside USF: The Podcast.

October 8, 2021University News

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Celebrating 30 years of the USF Latino Scholarship Program at USF

Founded in 1992 by generous members of the Latino community, the Latino Scholarship Program creates pathways to higher education for Latinx students and provides them with tools for success upon graduation. Since its inception, LSP has awarded more than $4.2 million to over 600 graduates. With nearly 70 endowed and annual scholarships, the program currently supports more than 40 new and 100 returning students.

October 7, 2021University News

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Smithsonian curates history of hip-hop and rap with help from USF communications expert

Aisha Durham, associate professor of communications at the University of South Florida, was part of a group of advisers chosen by the Smithsonian Institution to curate its first multimedia hip-hop collection. The recently released Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap chronicles 40 years of hip-hop and rap music and the development of the localized culture as it emerged out of the Bronx into a global sensation.

October 7, 2021University News

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2021 Peace Corps Prep rankings released

The Peace Corps announced today that the University of South Florida ranked No. 2 among schools on the agency’s list of top Peace Corps Prep certificate-issuing partners in 2021. USF issued 58 Peace Corps Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2021. There were 250 students enrolled in USF’s Peace Corps Prep program during the 2020–21 academic year.

September 30, 2021University News

The first cohort of students participating in the Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program with the program team at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021University News

Students interested in engineering and architecture tour one of four constructions sites as part of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Experience.

USF construction sites inspire interactive classroom experience

USF is taking advantage of some of its current construction projects to offer students who are interested in architecture and engineering a unique interdisciplinary learning opportunity. Students are guided through site tours and interactive sessions for the future homes of the Judy Genshaft Honors College, the Athletics Indoor Performance Facility and the Student Wellness Center.

September 24, 2021University News

USF Trustee Mike Griffin

Inside USF: The Podcast

Mike Griffin, vice chair of the USF Board of Trustees and chair of the USF Presidential Search Committee, updates the committee's work, including the strong response to a community survey – more than 1,000 in just a few days. The committee plans to extend the deadline for submission of the survey.

September 24, 2021University News

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage and 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.

September 20, 2021University News

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Esports enhances its visibility at USF

USF Esports will soon have a physical presence on the Tampa campus. Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center, the 2,500-square-foot Esports Living Lab will feature 40 PCs and will be divided into spaces for casual gaming and watch parties, content creation and competitive gaming.

September 20, 2021Campus Life, University News

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