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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

12 USF Faculty Members Recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Twelve University of South Florida faculty members whose research has garnered national and international acclaim in fields spanning environmental sciences, business, anthropology, engineering and others will be recognized on Oct. 21 with the 2019 Outstanding Research Achievement Award.

Religious studies students learn how to grow their own food at USF's Botanical Gardens.

Turning Passion into Edible Purpose; Religious Studies Instructor Promotes Food Sovereignty

Locally grown food holds a special meaning for Dell deChant, associate chair and master instructor in the USF Department of Religious Studies, whose life-long research has led him from studying religious culture to contemporary issues around food and community, specifically food sovereignty.

The C. Perry Snell House at USF St. Petersburg

Preserving USF St. Petersburg’s Historic Homes

With all the shiny new buildings going up around campus, it can be easy to overlook the historical ones right next door. Tucked behind oak trees on 2nd Street South are two houses that are each well over 100 years old.

USF researcher, Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines bone fragments potentially belonging to Amelia Earhart

USF Forensic Anthropologist Testing Human Remains Believed to Potentially Belong to Amelia Earhart

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle will be featured in an upcoming documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.

One of more than 150 hands-on, interactive activities that will be at the festival this year. Photo by Lia Nydes.

St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest to Inspire Youth and Engage Community’s Passion for Science and Art

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of people throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired, engage their curiosity and get involved with science and art on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook holds up the

USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Karen Holbrook Honored at Reception

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, was honored at a special reception Monday evening by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, the Manatee Education Foundation and the Manatee Arts Education Council for being named the national recipient of the Arts Schools Network (ASN) Higher Education Award.

A stock photograph of a crime scene

Population Shift Resulting in Fewer Homicides

The international homicide rate has dropped 20 percent since 1990 and a new study concludes it’s likely not due to changes in domestic policies or current events.

A CARIACO team recovers the buoy that housed the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Data from the ADCP revealed a daily migration of fish into and out of the anoxic waters in the morning and evening.

21-Year CARIACO Ocean Time Series Ends

Scientists in Venezuela and the United States established the CARIACO Ocean Time Series program, one of the longest running oceanographic studies in the world, in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, in 1995 – a year when the “Macarena” was a dance party favorite, U.S. postage stamps cost $.32, and the web browser Netscape debuted. It was a long time ago.

Thunderbug and Rocky pose for a picture at Amalie Arena

USF and the Lightning Kick Off Another Season of Successful Partnerships

The relationship between the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay Lightning have led to several high-profile projects, outreach events and opportunities for students and the community.

Biomedical engineering’s first cohort of five students learn about the mechanical properties of biomaterials.

Individual Learning for High-demand Fields

Atop USF’s tallest building, five students and one instructor huddle inside one of the newest state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering (BME) labs. With plenty of space and time to go over the class lecture and lab activities, students are able to learn more quickly and develop stronger career-shaping relationships.

A research participant wearing a brain wave monitoring device

Do You Actually “Read” a Menu? New USF Lab Partners with Major Corporations to Get Inside the Minds of Consumers

A new lab established at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business is bringing together the findings of lab-based research and the practical know-how of sales and marketing.

Rocky's Rookies graphic depicting the USF mascot

Rocky's Rookies Kids Club

Bulls fans 12 years of age and younger are encouraged to join Rocky's Rookies, the official kids club of USF Athletics, which will feature more benefits and unique experiences for the 2019-20 season, including exclusive participation in the Beef O'Brady's Rocky's Rookies on Parade pregame field run at Bulls' football home games.

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