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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

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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

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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

USF Professor Toru Shimizu

USF Professor Toru Shimizu chosen Association for Psychological Science Fellow

USF Professor Toru Shimizu, whose pioneering work in understanding the workings of avian brains and behaviors to better understand human intelligence, has been selected as a new Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

March 10, 2021Honors and Awards

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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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