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Aisha Durham, associate professor of communications at the University of South Florida, was part of a group of advisers chosen by the Smithsonian Institution to curate its first multimedia hip-hop collection. The recently released Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap chronicles 40 years of hip-hop and rap music and the development of the localized culture as it emerged out of the Bronx into a global sensation.
October 7, 2021University News
Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
October 6, 2021Research and Innovation
Museum exhibit to feature cold case homicide victims and the USF forensic anthropologists working to identify them
A team of scientists from the University of South Florida is looking to the public for help identifying and solving the homicides of 20 individuals. The cold cases will be featured in “The Art of Forensics” exhibit at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center in Tampa throughout October.
October 1, 2021Research and Innovation
His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name – the Aurelia montyi.
September 17, 2021Research and Innovation
Twenty years: USF community reflects on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the tragedy has shaped countless careers
From expertise in anti-terrorism to veterans services and providing sustained medical treatment to survivors, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have shaped countless careers at USF.
Since Professor Les Shaw joined USF as a researcher in 2007, he’s discovered several systems within bacteria cells that have led to significant therapeutic developments for treating drug-resistant bacteria. He attributes his success to USF’s interdisciplinary and collegial community of scientists.
September 3, 2021Research and Innovation
USF researchers launch social media campaign to identify risk of mosquito-borne diseases in Tampa Bay
USF researchers have launched a social media campaign inviting citizen scientists to upload images of mosquitoes found in the Tampa Bay region to the iNaturalist platform, a smartphone app. The app will automatically identify disease-carrying species such as Aedes aegypti, a known transmitter of Zika, dengue and yellow fever.
August 20, 2021Research and Innovation
USF researchers release findings from statewide environmental opinion survey, topics include red tide and carbon taxes
Researchers with the University of South Florida have released the results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion and attitudes regarding conservation and environmental policy issues.
August 3, 2021Research and Innovation
University of South Florida researchers release findings from statewide public opinion survey on COVID-19, Biden/DeSantis approval ratings and other policy issues
Researchers with the University of South Florida have released results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion on a variety of current policy issues. These results address COVID-19, presidential/gubernatorial job approval, infrastructure and education.
After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.
USF Zimmerman School students create COVID-19 vaccination campaign being implemented by professional business organization
The Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is in the process of implementing a campaign created by students in the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications that would assist in its efforts to encourage communities of color to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries
USF researchers have launched the Black Cemetery Network, an interactive website that tracks African American burial grounds and cemeteries across the country, helping raise awareness about their history and to ensure what remains is preserved.
June 24, 2021Research and Innovation