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From being invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities to breaking fundraising records and even a faculty member making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, this has been a momentous year for USF.

December 15, 2023University News

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Florida Board of Governors approves USF’s plan for a new on-campus stadium

The Florida Board of Governors voted in favor of the financing plan for the University of South Florida’s new on-campus stadium, signaling state-level support for the transformational facility scheduled to open in fall 2026.

September 8, 2023Campus Life, USF Athletics, University News

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USF remains among top finishers in state’s performance standings

USF placed third overall in the state’s performance-based funding standings, which measure universities on a series of student success-based metrics. Since the state implemented the performance-based funding model in 2014, USF is the only university to finish in the top four every year.

June 22, 2023University News

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Looking to build on USF’s historic legislative year, students, alumni and university leaders participate in USF Day at the Capitol

More than 100 students and alumni joined USF leadership in Tallahassee on Wednesday for USF Day at the Capitol ¬– an annual gathering that offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the university and its priorities ahead of the legislative session, which begins March 7.

February 8, 2023University News

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New medical technique to target cause of age-related hearing loss

A well-known imaging test that radiologists use to monitor blood flow from the heart may soon be deployed to pinpoint what part of the ear is experiencing age-related hearing loss.

August 24, 2022Research and Innovation

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Strong outcomes in employment and workforce metrics help USF stand out as a leader among state universities

No university scored higher in the Florida Board of Governor’s performance model than USF in several important categories tied directly to economic and workforce development, including the percentage of bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees awarded in areas of strategic emphasis for the state and average wages of undergraduate students one year after earning their degrees.

June 30, 2022University News

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Florida Board of Governors confirms Rhea Law as University of South Florida’s eighth president

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) voted unanimously to confirm Rhea Law as the University of South Florida’s next president. Law, who was selected unanimously by the USF Board of Trustees (BOT) last week, is the first USF alum to fill the role.

March 30, 2022University News

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Board of Governors approves new USF strategic plan

The Florida Board of Governors unanimously approved the university’s new five-year strategic plan – an important milestone that's a culmination of an extensive process that included outreach to many stakeholder groups.

January 27, 2022University News

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Florida Board of Governors confirms Rhea Law as USF’s interim president

The Florida Board of Governors today confirmed Rhea Law as the University of South Florida’s interim president during the board’s meeting held at Florida International University.

September 1, 2021University News

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USF presidential search committee selected

The University of South Florida Board of Trustees has provided key updates on the search for USF’s next president, which includes the formation of a broadly representative, 15-member presidential search committee.

August 24, 2021University News

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USF places second in the state’s 2021 performance-based funding standings, leads all universities in several key metrics

The University of South Florida is once again among the leaders in the State University System’s performance-based funding scores for 2021, according to data released today during a meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG).

June 23, 2021University News

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USF College of Engineering to launch undergraduate degree in environmental engineering

The Florida Board of Governors has approved the initiation of a new undergraduate program in environmental engineering for fall 2022.

June 1, 2021University News

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