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President Rhea Law and House Speaker Chris Sprowls pose with USF students at the Florida House of Representatives for USF Day at the Capitol.

Students, university leadership advocate for USF during Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee

Dozens of students from the University of South Florida are standing side by side with President Rhea Law, trustees and other university leaders in Tallahassee to advocate for the university’s priorities in the 2022 state legislative session that began last week.

January 18, 2022University News

Portrait of mathmatics educator, Ruthmae Sears

Ruthmae Sears

As a mathematics educator, Ruthmae Sears has a true flair for problem solving. Her work extends far beyond using formulas and finding solutions to abstract mathematical problems. Using mathematical reasoning to examine social disparities such as poverty, literacy and structural racism, Sears develops community-centric solutions.

January 13, 2022University News

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USF honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with week of activities

The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will honor his vision with several activities, including community service and a commemorative brunch.

January 13, 2022University News

Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences

USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments from throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.

January 10, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

A masked student inserts a plastic bottle into a USF-branded reverse vending machine

Reverse recycling debuts at USF

Reverse vending machines have been installed on campus. Funded by The Coca-Cola Company and its Tampa-based bottling partner, Coke Florida, the sustainability initiative not only promotes recycling, but gives back to the USF community.

January 6, 2022Campus Life, University News

Rogan Donelly sitting in a Tervis factory while holding a Tervis tumbler

USF welcomes new trustee, recognizes outgoing original board member

The University of South Florida is welcoming a new member of the Board of Trustees, Rogan Donelly, a USF alumnus and Sarasota resident who is the president and chief executive officer of Tervis Tumbler Company.

December 23, 2021University News

Graphic for 2021 A year of impact

Top stories of the year

From enrolling a history-making first-year class to addressing key health-care issues and earning the ranking as the nation’s fastest-rising university, 2021 has been a memorable year across USF’s three campuses.

December 17, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Philanthropist Timothy Ubben gives $5 million to USF Health to fight pulmonary fibrosis

The University of South Florida announced today a $5 million gift to the USF Foundation from Timothy Ubben to create the Ubben Family Center for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Housed in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the center will increase research to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung scarring.

December 13, 2021USF Health, University News

Illustration of the Skyway Bridge with Black fists for the supports

City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021University News

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USF conferred more than 4,500 degrees during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10-11

The University of South Florida awarded more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The ceremonies included recipients of approximately 3,433 undergraduate, 1,099 master’s and 181 doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2021University News

Portraits of Norma Alcantar, Sumita Mitra and Subhra Mohapatra, the 3 USF faculty members who have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three USF faculty members selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

December 7, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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