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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF welcomes Weatherford to the Board of Trustees

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed William “Will” Weatherford to serve a five-year term on the University of South Florida Board of Trustees.

January 21, 2021University News

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USF anthropologists work to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities

University of South Florida anthropologists are taking a critical look at the past in an effort to build and strengthen future relationships with Indigenous communities in Florida and across the country.

January 20, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

Construction crews gave the USF Research Park a new milestone to celebrate as they hoisted to the last beam that will sit on the highest point of the new 120,000-square-foot building.

Construction workers hoist top beam on new USF Research Park building

Construction crews gave the USF Research Park a new milestone to celebrate as they hoisted to the last beam that will sit on the highest point of the new 120,000-square-foot building.

January 12, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Statement from USF President on Violence in Washington, D.C.

The University of South Florida joins leaders across our nation in emphatically condemning acts that were intended to undermine our country’s democratic process.

January 7, 2021University News

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Celebrating the life and work of Skip Gandy

The USF Libraries celebrate the life and work of George “Skip” Gandy IV, 1942-2020. A Florida native, Gandy’s childhood on Davis Islands shaped him into becoming an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and an honored donor to USF.

December 23, 2020University News

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Top stories of 2020

The new decade posed a number of challenges related to COVID-19. However, it helped capture the true spirit of USF, strengthening interdisciplinary collaborations, spurring innovation and research and boosting efforts to support frontline workers and those in need. Read more about the top stories of the year.

December 14, 2020University News

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New course dedicated to promoting race consciousness wraps up first semester at USF

A new course called, “Prejudice, Stigma and Race Consciousness” was offered for the first time this semester in response to a petition signed by thousands of students over the summer that requested the university implement a course that specifically addresses discrimination.

December 10, 2020University News

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USF receives $2 million gift from local entrepreneur to benefit the College of Engineering

The University of South Florida today announced a $2 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students and faculty in the College of Engineering. The estate gift from David Miga, owner and president of Electronic Design Specialists, will establish the David Miga Endowed Scholarship for Electrical Engineering and create the David T. Miga Innovation Facility Fund.

December 9, 2020University News

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Three USF Faculty Members Elected New National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose career achievements in developing new technologies to improve the well-being of people and the planet have been elected as new Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

December 8, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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USF to confer more than 5,000 degrees virtually on Dec. 12

The fall class includes a graduate making university history, a husband and wife graduating together and a 19 year old only one year removed from high school.

December 7, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Launches Comprehensive Anti-Racism Website

Launching today is a comprehensive university-wide anti-racism website that will serve as a collective resource and information warehouse for content related to USF’s commitment to anti-racism.

December 4, 2020University News

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Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

December 2, 2020University News

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