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USF researchers use 3D technology to preserve the history of Tampa Bay’s civil rights era

A USF researcher is partnering with the Florida Holocaust Museum to digitize several artifacts from its exhibit, “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts,” which highlights Tampa Bay’s troubled civil rights history. Online audiences will be able to interact virtually with the objects and learn about the region's racial and social disparities from the 1950s and 1960s.

November 20, 2020University News

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USF-led geosciences team discovers Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes

A lava tube in the El Malpais National Monument yields centuries-old insights of survival in the face of harsh climate change.

November 18, 2020Research and Innovation

Erin Kimmerle, associate professor of forensic anthropology, assists a body exhumation at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Tampa.

USF forensic anthropologist leads renewed effort to help solve Hillsborough County cold case homicides

Erin Kimmerle, associate professor of forensic anthropology and executive director of the Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science at USF, is collaborating with the Hillsborough County Sheriff and Medical Examiner’s offices to help solve several cold case homicides.

November 17, 2020University News

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Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules

Scientists at the University of South Florida have reached a new milestone in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules – the building blocks that make areas of nanotechnology and nanomaterial advancement possible.

April 14, 2020Research and Innovation

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Chemistry Professor Gets Creative in Bringing Experiments Online

USF organic chemistry instructor, Solomon Weldegirma, PhD, takes on video production so that his 1,000-plus students can successfully complete the spring semester during the COVID-19 stay at home mandate.

April 7, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF Food Insecurity Study Prompts Changes to Local School Lunch Program

Low-income teenagers were more likely to eat cheese sandwiches during school lunch and be bullied because of it according to a recent study conducted by USF researchers. The study was designed to learn about the ways in which teens face food scarcity and on what changes they would like to see.

March 9, 2020Research and Innovation

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines remains

Discovery of Unmarked Graves Earns 2020 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist who worked to account for dozens of children buried at a notorious Florida reform school, will receive the 2020 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

February 3, 2020Honors and Awards

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New Book Reveals New Perspectives about the Holocaust and World War II

While the majority of history books and available materials about the Holocaust focus much of their attention on the events that took place in European countries, one researcher at the University of South Florida has set out to understand the impact it had on surrounding regions.

January 27, 2020Research and Innovation

Karen Diaz-Serrano, a doctoral student in the College of Arts and Sciences, works packing boxes at Feeding Tampa Bay

USF Partners with Feeding Tampa Bay to Open New Center Focused on Food Security

In an effort to address the role of food insecurity on health and well-being, the University of South Florida is set to open its new Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Health Communities (CAFSHC).

January 17, 2020Research and Innovation

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Five USF Faculty Members Recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From chemistry to computer science and clean water, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 15, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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Perspective: Benefits of a Consolidated College of Arts and Sciences at USF

The student success movement at the University of South Florida will be consolidated across three campuses, managed by a team of caring professionals charged to deliver equitable and high-quality programs, practices, policies, and technologies to all undergraduate students.

January 9, 2020University News

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USF-Botswana Collaborative Research Project to Develop a Portable Energy Source for Rural Africa

Eight undergraduate seniors and juniors from the University of South Florida (USF) have been selected for a challenging and rewarding research program funded by the National Science Foundation. The objective of the project is to develop a renewable energy source based on a novel scientific concept, with the goal of making basic commodities accessible to rural and tribal villages in Africa.

January 6, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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