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Graphic includes headshots of six individual AAAS Fellows

Six USF faculty members earn national recognition for research achievements

The faculty span multiple colleges and disciplines, bringing the total number of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows at USF to 95.

January 31, 2023Honors and Awards

Portrait of Maxon Victor, founder of USF's Stampede of Service

Founder of Stampede of Service’s legacy continues at USF

A lightning strike in high school jolted Maxon Victor to pursue his passion for helping the community. The founder of Stampede of Service reflects on how his legacy continues at USF and across the region.

January 20, 2023University News

Students setting up radar at volcano

Mitigating volcano hazards: USF students and alumna travel to Hawaii to study Mauna Loa eruption

With a rare instrument, the USF team is analyzing data from the Mauna Loa eruption to better understand lava flows to help mitigate dangers.

December 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Pieces of wood damaged by termites

Termites are key wood decomposers and could play a significant role in future ecosystems

In an international study, USF researchers helped determine that termites are pivotal when it comes to breaking down wood, contributing to the earth's carbon cycle.

November 16, 2022Research and Innovation

Money and arrows pointing up

As midterms approach, USF researchers release findings from Florida public opinion survey regarding impact of inflation

Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion on the impact of inflation and attitudes toward government responses to the rising costs of goods and services.

November 1, 2022Research and Innovation

Voting booths

USF researchers release findings from Florida public opinion survey on key midterm issues, approval ratings and future elections

The statewide survey measures public opinion on several key issues heading into the upcoming election, favorability ratings of candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, presidential/gubernatorial job approval, and perceptions of the Democratic and Republican parties.

October 25, 2022Research and Innovation

The team of four women row in their ocean rowing boat

Three generations of USF academics train to row across the Atlantic in support of marine conservation

Integrative biology Professor Chantale Bégin is preparing for what is called “the world’s toughest row.” The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an annual race to row 3,000 miles from Spain’s Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda. Bégin’s team, Salty Science, includes two of her former USF students and her doctoral advisor.

October 19, 2022University News

Damaged home with sign that says,

Neighbor helping neighbor: USF researcher explores the positive impact of 'zero responders' in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Assistant Professor Christa Remington just returned from the Fort Myers area where she met with public officials, FEMA personnel and local nonprofit leaders to discuss how they can leverage social ties and build greater synergy between them, and the grass-roots efforts led by local volunteers.

October 14, 2022Research and Innovation

Safety Harbor Tocobaga location

USF anthropologists begin transfer of ancient ancestors to Native American tribes

The University of South Florida Department of Anthropology has begun the final steps in a long process to return the ancient ancestors of Native Americans, previously used for research, to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

October 10, 2022Research and Innovation

Former USF geosciences graduate student Michelle Saunders surveys individuals evacuating during Hurricane Irma in 2017

USF geoscientists deploy to study evacuation behavior ahead of Hurricane Ian

As the Tampa Bay region prepares for Hurricane Ian, a team of researchers is on the road to collect data on how individuals respond in a natural disaster.

September 26, 2022Research and Innovation

Alarm shows cholesterol range

USF professor: Statin use not justified for healthy people with high cholesterol

The research shows LDL alone has “a very weak association” with heart disease and stroke and that when people with high LDL and optimal triglycerides and HDL were given a statin, there was no benefit.

September 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Pathogens

New methodology predicts coronavirus and other infectious disease threats to wildlife

USF study successfully tests a tool that can be used to predict infection risk and disease transmission from wildlife.

September 1, 2022Research and Innovation

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