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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Reinforcing our Title IX support mechanisms

As we prepare for the fall semester, I wish to update you on our continued efforts to improve our support and outreach services, as well as reinforce our available reporting mechanisms.

August 11, 2020University News

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Black Lives & the Police Forum

This dynamic forum discusses the history and intersection of the police use of excessive force and the black community in the United States of America. This forum also discusses ideas on what can be done to effect positive societal change in how the black community is treated by the police.

August 11, 2020University News

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USF Heroes

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

August 11, 2020University News

USF students practicing physical distancing in the Marshall Student Center

USF facilities promote safety on campus

There may have been just a handful of people physically present on USF’s three campuses, but it was the busiest summer on record for hundreds of USF staff and faculty, hard at work to address the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

August 7, 2020Campus Life, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Taking action to address societal racism

Today, I’m writing to provide you with an update on important actions USF is taking as we work to become an even greater force for positive change. Our specific actions are outlined below.

August 4, 2020University News

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, associate professor of sociology

USF adds senior advisor on diversity and inclusion, announces additional actions to address societal racism

University of South Florida President Steven Currall announced a series of actions to reinforce USF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and further support the university’s efforts to help end racism in society.

August 4, 2020University News

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USF to hold virtual commencement ceremonies on Aug. 8

The University of South Florida will recognize thousands of summer graduates through virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 8. Nearly 3,000 degrees will be conferred in the university’s second-ever virtual ceremonies, caused by restrictions on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 3, 2020University News

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USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers.

July 30, 2020University News

Charleita Richardson, executive director of the Florida College Access Network

USF names new Florida College Access Network executive director

The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of Charleita Richardson as executive director of the Florida College Access Network. An independent, statewide network, FCAN represents a cross-section of more than 700 organizations and institutions devoted to improving college access and success for minorities and other students underrepresented in higher education.

July 29, 2020University News

Students on campus wearing face coverings

The fall term that's on your terms

The University of South Florida is committed to creating an environment that gives students more options than ever, so that each student can create the semester that fits best with their wishes, their schedule, their lifestyle and their living preferences.

July 23, 2020University News

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida strengthen affiliation

TGH and USF sign founding document that will create a new organization dedicated to world-class patient care, education and research.

July 23, 2020University News

The university will invest $500,000 to support interdisciplinary projects with a goal to foster anti-racism, build community partnerships

USF launches research initiative to better understand and address racism in local, national and international communities

The university will invest $500,000 to support interdisciplinary projects with a goal to foster anti-racism, build community partnerships.

July 20, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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