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The first cohort of students in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program

New EPA-funded program at USF helps Tampa residents secure careers in the environmental sector

The first cohort of participants to enroll in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has graduated with valuable training and certifications in workplace safety and hazardous waste cleanup. The program is a collaboration between the USF Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa.

May 14, 2021University News

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USF College of Education STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative endorsed for appropriations funding by Rep. Kathy Castor

A new STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative in the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Education was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

May 7, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

2021 Florida Legislative session update

Our elected officials in Tallahassee produced a final state budget that retains much of the state’s support for higher education and for the University of South Florida. We are grateful to our partners in the Legislature for their support and for recognizing the important impact that USF makes on Florida’s progress and prosperity.

May 4, 2021University News

An aerial photograph of Tropicana Field with the text, 123 Commencement Convocation Spring 2021.

USF returns to in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8

The University of South Florida will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this weekend for the first time since December 2019, as COVID-19 forced ceremonies to be held virtually in spring, summer and fall of 2020. USF President Steven Currall will preside over spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

May 3, 2021University News

Dr. Juel Shannon Smith (center/left) and Tampa Chapter President Marsha Lewis Brown (right) presenting a donation to support the oral history project to USF Libraries Associate Director of Development Christina Wisz (center/right) and Associate Dean Tom Cetwinski (left)

The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Selects USF Libraries to House Archives

The USF Tampa Library acquired a particularly special collection: The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated archives, one of the oldest and largest volunteer organizations in the country. The organization has a membership of more than 16,000 women of color committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic endurance of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

May 3, 2021University News

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USF Engineering Professor Norma Alcantar to be inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

USF Professor Norma Alcantar—who engineered an ancient practice of cleaning water with cactus mucilage to create modern technologies—is among seven new inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announced today.

April 29, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

USF's first zero-emission electric bus in the Bull Runner fleet

USF rolls out its first zero-emission electric bus

The University of South Florida is taking steps to support a more sustainable environment by debuting its first zero-emission electric bus in the Bull Runner fleet on the Tampa campus. The new Proterra 40-foot Catalyst E2 bus rolled out for the first time on Thursday, April 22, in conjunction with Earth Day.

April 22, 2021University News

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USF earns international recognition for its global impact

The University of South Florida has been named one of the world’s most tenacious institutions in addressing society’s greatest challenges. Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked USF No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 30 in the world in its 2021 Impact Rankings.

April 21, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

A message from President Currall on the trial of Derek Chauvin

While our country has worked together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to strive to confront the longstanding racial pandemic that has devastated people of color across our nation, with a disparate impact on Black communities. USF, too, recognizes its own institutional challenges and is working to dismantle systemic racism within society and our communities.

April 20, 2021University News

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Top U.S. cybersecurity experts discuss threats from rival nations during ‘Great Power Competition’ conference

A high-profile group of U.S. military commanders, elected officials and current and former members of the intelligence community offered their insights into the growing threats to U.S. cybersecurity and the need for a multifaceted response during a conference hosted jointly by USF and the U.S. Department of Defense Near South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

April 19, 2021University News

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Dismantling Racism Team Study Circles ‘a really powerful experience’ for participants

The USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity has launched the pilot program Dismantling Racism Team Study Circles. It's one of the university's many efforts to develop anti-racist practices, resources and initiatives. The program is ongoing, and DIEO officials expect to offer several study circles simultaneously. The program is among USF’s many efforts to develop anti-racist practices, resources and initiatives.

April 14, 2021University News

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Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021University News

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