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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

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines remains

Discovery of Unmarked Graves Earns 2020 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist who worked to account for dozens of children buried at a notorious Florida reform school, will receive the 2020 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

February 3, 2020Honors and Awards

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New Book Reveals New Perspectives about the Holocaust and World War II

While the majority of history books and available materials about the Holocaust focus much of their attention on the events that took place in European countries, one researcher at the University of South Florida has set out to understand the impact it had on surrounding regions.

January 27, 2020Research and Innovation

Karen Diaz-Serrano, a doctoral student in the College of Arts and Sciences, works packing boxes at Feeding Tampa Bay

USF Partners with Feeding Tampa Bay to Open New Center Focused on Food Security

In an effort to address the role of food insecurity on health and well-being, the University of South Florida is set to open its new Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Health Communities (CAFSHC).

January 17, 2020Research and Innovation

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Five USF Faculty Members Recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From chemistry to computer science and clean water, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 15, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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Perspective: Benefits of a Consolidated College of Arts and Sciences at USF

The student success movement at the University of South Florida will be consolidated across three campuses, managed by a team of caring professionals charged to deliver equitable and high-quality programs, practices, policies, and technologies to all undergraduate students.

January 9, 2020University News

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USF-Botswana Collaborative Research Project to Develop a Portable Energy Source for Rural Africa

Eight undergraduate seniors and juniors from the University of South Florida (USF) have been selected for a challenging and rewarding research program funded by the National Science Foundation. The objective of the project is to develop a renewable energy source based on a novel scientific concept, with the goal of making basic commodities accessible to rural and tribal villages in Africa.

January 6, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

Religious studies students learn how to grow their own food at USF's Botanical Gardens.

Turning Passion into Edible Purpose; Religious Studies Instructor Promotes Food Sovereignty

Locally grown food holds a special meaning for Dell deChant, associate chair and master instructor in the USF Department of Religious Studies, whose life-long research has led him from studying religious culture to contemporary issues around food and community, specifically food sovereignty.

October 16, 2019Campus Life

USF researcher, Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines bone fragments potentially belonging to Amelia Earhart

USF Forensic Anthropologist Testing Human Remains Believed to Potentially Belong to Amelia Earhart

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle is featured in a documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.

October 14, 2019Research and Innovation

Prahathees Eswara, PhD, an assistant professor in the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology

USF Researcher Awarded NIH Outstanding Investigator Grant for Understanding and Limiting Bacterial Proliferation

Prahathees Eswara, PhD, an assistant professor in the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, has recently been awarded an Outstanding Investigator grant from the National Institute of Health. He is the first faculty member from USF to receive this prestigious award.

September 17, 2019Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

USF research team excavating historic site in Safety Harbor

USF Archaeology Class Digs Up Florida’s Native American History

University of South Florida archaeologists are digging into one of Florida’s oldest native landmarks in hopes of unearthing insightful clues about the Tocobaga native people in Safety Harbor.

June 24, 2019Research and Innovation

USF Professor David Johnson with film producer, Josh Howard in front of a their theatrical release, The Lavender Scare

Film Based on Book Written by USF History Professor Highlights Homophobic Firings During the Cold War

Crusade against homosexual federal workers featured in new documentary based on USF history professor’s award-winning book.

June 7, 2019Research and Innovation

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