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Students to work on campaign trail for Road to the White House course

As part of the Road to the White House 2024 course, students are participating in a 10-day internship leading up to the South Carolina primary on February 25. While there, students canvass, phone bank and see how campaigns are run during a critical juncture of the election cycle.

February 14, 2024Student Success

USF partners with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to preserve more than a century of law enforcement history

USF partners with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to preserve more than a century of law enforcement history

USF’s Institute for Digital Exploration is helping the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office preserve more than 80,000 items, dating back to the 1890s, through the creation of a digital database.

February 6, 2024Research and Innovation

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Despite turbulent seas and equipment challenges, USF team emerges victorious in race across the Atlantic

Salty Science, the rowing team led by USF Professor Chantale Bégin, has won first place in the women’s class in the World’s Toughest Row-Atlantic – the first North American team to ever win in their category.

January 23, 2024Research and Innovation

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Top stories of 2023

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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USF team gets ready to race in the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ across the Atlantic

Following 2 1/2 years of intense training and extensive preparation, a team led by a USF biology professor and two USF alums will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They push off Dec. 12 from Spain’s Canary Islands and will spend about one month at sea, rowing to English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda.

November 21, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF team 3D scans Holocaust artifacts to create an interactive museum experience

The Institute for Digital Exploration has assisted the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center in Dania Beach, Fla. by 3D scanning hundreds of artifacts and digitizing tens of thousands of documents for a brand new ‘Interactive Learning Center’ smart table experience.

November 17, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

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Paying tribute to Black history within Tampa’s historical Memorial Park Cemetery

The USF Living Heritage Institute's Black Cemetery Network invited the community for a day of remembrance, research, art, and fellowship at Tampa's Memorial Park Cemetery.

November 13, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

USF among three AAU universities funded by the USDA to understand disease transmission

USF among three AAU universities funded by the USDA to understand disease transmission

USF will focus on analyzing how coronavirus spreads between wildlife and humans. The data will be used to create predictive models that can be used to prepare and protect human health for future variants and diseases.

November 9, 2023Research and Innovation

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National security, wars in the Middle East and Ukraine at center of nationwide public opinion survey

Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes related to a variety of national security topics. The findings include opinions about the violence in the Middle East, the war in Ukraine and the handling of classified information by elected officials.

November 1, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF students team up with Tampa Bay Times reporters for new podcast series

A vital way to learn journalism is by doing journalism. That’s the spirit of a new podcast series created by USF St. Petersburg’s journalism program and the Tampa Bay Times.

October 26, 2023Community Partnerships, Student Success

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USF students partner with the FBI to create video on cyber crime

Due to an increase in the number of cyber schemes targeting young people, such as cyberstalking, cyberbullying and sextortion, FBI Tampa worked with USF students to publicize the dangers of posting personal information online and on social media.

October 25, 2023Community Partnerships

New sea slug species named after retired USF biology professor

New sea slug species named after retired USF biology professor

A recently discovered sea slug found in Tampa Bay waters is being named after a USF emeritus professor of integrative biology to honor his 45-year career that involved intricately studying sea slugs.

October 18, 2023Research and Innovation

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