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USF researchers uncover misnomer in mental illness recovery

University of South Florida researchers say the findings challenge current stereotypes that many mental health disorders are chronic and prevent well-being.

May 3, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF’s culture of innovation sparks global recognition from Times Higher Ed

The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand – now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure – one of the United Nations’ top Sustainable Development Goals.

April 27, 2022University News

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English Professor Jay Hopler named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Award-winning poet Jay Hopler is only the third USF researcher ever to receive this highly prestigious award.

April 21, 2022Honors and Awards

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USF researchers release findings from Florida public opinion survey on inflation, housing market and student loans

Results show majority of Florida residents are feeling the effects of inflation – impacting a variety of their decisions being made on travel, housing and other necessities.

April 21, 2022Research and Innovation

Political Science Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan (right) and USF students highlight international research they are conducting with students and faculty in Moldova.

USF students collaborate with peers in Moldova during international crisis

In the midst of war and with an international humanitarian crisis on their doorstep, law students from Moldova are collaborating on research with USF St. Petersburg campus students in an effort to form cultural bonds during a time of chaos.

April 19, 2022Community Partnerships, Student Success

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Florida's state shell at higher risk of extinction than previously thought

The Florida horse conch – one of the world’s largest invertebrate animals – has become symbolic of Florida’s natural resources and widely used in advertising for the state’s tourism industry. But unregulated commercial harvesting and recreational live collection are pushing populations closer to collapse.

April 6, 2022Research and Innovation

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Navigating an urban watershed to document stories of nature and people

A USF St. Petersburg campus professor is navigating the entire flow of Booker and Salt Creeks that meander through south St. Petersburg to raise awareness of their importance to the region.

March 25, 2022Research and Innovation

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Vital contributions of women create opportunities at USF and beyond

March marks the University of South Florida’s celebration of Women’s History Month and an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society.

March 1, 2022University News

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DNA from ancient skeletons shine light on how early humans lived and interacted

DNA from a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by USF researchers has contributed to a new continent-wide analysis of human remains buried in African archaeological sites, revealing a fascinating story of how early humans lived, traveled and even found their significant others.

February 24, 2022Research and Innovation

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New web portal documents and catalogues the Black experience in Tampa Bay

The USF Institute on Black Life has created a new web portal to better document Tampa Bay’s historic and contemporary African American communities.

February 21, 2022University News

Map shows location of unmarked cemeteries

University of South Florida researchers discover 45 unmarked cemeteries throughout Tampa Bay

USF forensic anthropologists presented their findings of a two-year study commissioned by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to identify the locations of unmarked cemeteries on county property.

February 16, 2022Research and Innovation

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Physicians, anthropologists and marine biologists start at the soil in launch of program to address nature’s impact on human health

Linking human health to the environment, a growing team of scientists is working together to enhance the impact of microbiomes in a new multifaceted venture called the USF Metropolitan Food Project (MFP). The goal of the project is to address how environmental changes impact food nutrition, and in turn, human health and the risk of viral pandemics.

January 26, 2022Research and Innovation

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