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Dillon Mahoney, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, surveys recipients about their vaccine experience.

USF anthropologists facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for Tampa’s refugee and immigrant populations

After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 7, 2021COVID-19, University News

USF Zimmerman School students create COVID-19 vaccination campaign being implemented by professional business organization

The Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is in the process of implementing a campaign created by students in the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications that would assist in its efforts to encourage communities of color to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

June 29, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Researcher digging at a cemetery

National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries

USF researchers have launched the Black Cemetery Network, an interactive website that tracks African American burial grounds and cemeteries across the country, helping raise awareness about their history and to ensure what remains is preserved.

June 24, 2021Research and Innovation

Bogdon Onac

Could caves on other planets yield the secrets of the universe? USF Geoscientist Bogdan Onac and his international colleagues want to find out

Joining with scientists around the world and NASA researchers, the team calls for a new focus on exploration of caves on the moon, Mars and beyond.

June 15, 2021Research and Innovation

The first cohort of students in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program

New EPA-funded program at USF helps Tampa residents secure careers in the environmental sector

The first cohort of participants to enroll in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has graduated with valuable training and certifications in workplace safety and hazardous waste cleanup. The program is a collaboration between the USF Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa.

May 14, 2021University News

Black child receives a vaccine.

Back translation saves lives: USF team translates critical vaccine information

After uncovering numerous errors in the Swahili language translations of a vital COVID-19 vaccine informational sheet, the USF Multilingual Team has retranslated and recirculated the materials, helping prevent the spread of misinformation throughout refugee communities.

April 27, 2021COVID-19

Great Power graphic

Top U.S. cybersecurity experts discuss threats from rival nations during ‘Great Power Competition’ conference

A high-profile group of U.S. military commanders, elected officials and current and former members of the intelligence community offered their insights into the growing threats to U.S. cybersecurity and the need for a multifaceted response during a conference hosted jointly by USF and the U.S. Department of Defense Near South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

April 19, 2021University News

Multiple people participate in a virtual meeting

Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021University News

Archaeology professor, Thomas Pluckhahn, shifts through soil samples with undergraduate student in Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.

USF archaeologists examine ancient response to climate change in Tampa Bay

USF archaeologists are examining two key sites along Tampa Bay’s shores to better understand the climate conditions that might have caused conflict over food resources among Native American societies. By using several archaeological methods, scientists are able to see a shift in how these estuaries were defended between 600 and 900 AD.

April 7, 2021Research and Innovation

Mark Rains

Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints USF geoscientist as state’s chief science officer

Professor and Director of the USF School of Geosciences Mark Rains has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to lead the Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency, a division of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

March 31, 2021University News

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participates in a virtual summit at USF

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discusses the future of NATO with the USF community

Following his first in-person summit with NATO foreign ministers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a virtual summit hosted by the USF Institute on Russia and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

March 29, 2021University News

Lisette Melendez

USF student’s internship at NASA is a ‘perfect intersection of STEM and equity’

USF senior Lisette Melendez has earned a year-long internship with NASA, assisting in its efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce and foster a more inclusive environment for its employees.

March 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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