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Africana Studies fosters broad intellectual perspectives that lead to impactful careers

USF is the first university in Florida to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Africana Studies. It was founded more than 50 years ago and has helped produce some of the most well-rounded professionals in disciplines around the world, such as law, public policy and community development.

February 19, 2021University News

Coral reef growths in the Gulf of Mexico

USF doctoral students combining engineering and anthropology to inform Florida’s Coral Reef restoration and monitoring

More than 300 miles of coral reefs stretch across Florida’s Atlantic coast. While this marine habitat is home to hundreds of aquatic species and plays an important role in the state’s economy, it is also in danger of disappearing. But a new project from a team of University of South Florida doctoral students is taking an interdisciplinary approach to protect and restore these vital habitats.

February 10, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF partners with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat Russian disinformation

The USF Institute on Russia has forged a formal partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to help strengthen the understanding of Russian disinformation and the dangerous impact it’s having on the world.

February 10, 2021Research and Innovation

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Not all in one basket: Loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs in multiple locations to improve reproductive success

A new USF study finds individual female sea turtles lay numerous clutches of eggs in locations miles apart from each other to increase the chance that some of their offspring will survive.

January 28, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF volcanology team develops new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions

A USF geosciences team has developed a new way to reconstruct the sizes of volcanic eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago, creating a first-of-its kind tool that can aid scientists in understanding past explosive eruptions that shaped the earth and improve the way of estimating hazards of future eruptions.

January 4, 2021Research and Innovation

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New course dedicated to promoting race consciousness wraps up first semester at USF

A new course called, “Prejudice, Stigma and Race Consciousness” was offered for the first time this semester in response to a petition signed by thousands of students over the summer that requested the university implement a course that specifically addresses discrimination.

December 10, 2020University News

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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

Ice deposit at the El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico

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

USF graduate assistant runs a chemistry experiment while recording a video to share with students during the COVID-19

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, 2020COVID-19, Research 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

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