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Two USF Faculty Members Named New National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The National Academy of Inventors announced Tuesday that University of South Florida faculty members Dr. Samuel Wickline, a pioneer in nanotechnology targeting heart disease and other disorders, and Dr. Fred Leonberger, whose discoveries in fiber optics drove the development of the modern communications industry, are new 2019 Fellows.

December 5, 2019Honors and Awards

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Perspective: Consolidation Expands the Impact of USF Research and Innovation

Consolidation of the University of South Florida’s three campuses is an extraordinary opportunity to build upon our growth as a leading center of research and innovation and to expand the benefits of our high-impact efforts to all corners of the Tampa Bay Region.

December 4, 2019University News

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Unexpected Viral Behavior Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes.

December 2, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Support USF Alumni this Small Business Saturday

The Belleair Market is just one of many local businesses owned by USF alumni that you can support this Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.

November 27, 2019University News

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Nine USF Faculty Members Earn Prestigious National Scientific Honor

USF leads the state of Florida with the most researchers selected in this year’s class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows.

November 26, 2019Honors and Awards

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Bettering the Community and Environment through Food

A number of groups and initiatives at the university are devoted to improving lives and the environment through food. From donating to those in need to growing sustainably, reducing waste to helping the hungry, USF St. Petersburg and its student body is using food – something we all have in common – to enrich our community.

November 26, 2019University News

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Exclusive organization invites USF President Steve Currall to join commission tasked with strengthening national innovation

USF President Steve Currall to join exclusive U.S. Council on Competitiveness

November 25, 2019University News

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USF St. Petersburg Celebrates Major Construction Milestone

Exterior construction has been completed on a new residence hall at USF St. Petersburg. A Topping Off Ceremony took place outside the six-story building located on the northwestern corner of campus.

November 22, 2019Campus Life

The patent-pending seafloor geodesy system is an anchored spar buoy topped by high precision Global Positioning System (GPS).

USF Geoscientists Develop Technology to Improve Forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis

University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth’s seafloor that are often a precursor to deadly natural hazards, like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

November 21, 2019Research and Innovation

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Floating with Gas to Save Lives

About 10 lives are lost each day to unintentional drowning in the United States, but a newly-patented technology developed in a Chemical and Biomedical Engineering senior capstone class may lead to personal flotation products that can enhance safety in the water.

November 20, 2019Research and Innovation

Map showing the location of the nine sample areas in the northern Gulf of Mexico for a six-year effort (2012-2017) to sample tilefish close to the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf of Mexico Tilefish: Recent Checkup Shows Compromised Health Since Historic Oil Spill

The most recent assessment of the tilefish population offers sweet relief to those who enjoy the savory succulence of this slow-growing fish that roams the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Tilefish, which tastes similar to lobster or crab, is sustainably managed and regularly finds itself served up baked, broiled, or grilled on menus in Florida – easily fetching $29 as a mouth-watering entrée.

November 19, 2019Research and Innovation

Honors students travel to Peru to participate in a service project as well as various cultural activities. Photo by Tyelyn Brigino.

USF's Education Abroad Program Rises to an All-Time High in International Rankings

The University of South Florida’s Education Abroad program has risen to 39th in the nation for all institutions and 30th among public universities, according to the most recent Open Doors annual report published by the Institute of International Education.

November 19, 2019Honors and Awards, University News

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