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Military members stand for U.S. Marine Sgt. Amed Issa

USF student receives highest non-combat award from U.S. Marine Corps following response to mass shooting

U.S. Marine Sgt. Amed Issa was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroism. The USF exercise science major put himself in the line of fire to save lives when gunshots erupted inside a packed restaurant.

March 5, 2024Honors and Awards

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Florida Center for PAInT director awarded $2.6 million grant to bring arts-integrated pedagogy to civics classrooms

Denise Davis-Cotton will launch a professional development program for educators who teach social studies in elementary and middle schools that serve low-socioeconomic status households and communities.

October 9, 2023Research and Innovation

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First cohort of students with intellectual disabilities completes UMatter Program

The innovative program provides young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life, learning social skills and career training along the way.

May 15, 2023University News

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U.S. Department of Education awards USF researchers $8 million to enhance school-based mental health programs

Two separate projects led by faculty in the USF College of Education and College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are being funded by a combined $8 million from the U.S. Department of Education to address mental health in Tampa Bay K-12 students.

May 2, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Student Success

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Associate professor develops motivational chatbot and digital Candyland-like maze to ensure student success

Sanghoon Park will be recognized by the State University System of Florida for his efforts to provide students with an engaging learning environment while teaching them how to develop creative ways to empower and prepare future students in their own digital courses.

May 2, 2023Research and Innovation

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Celebrating the women of USF

From their grandmothers, to Gloria Steinem and Jane Goodall, women across USF share who inspired their passion and careers.

March 1, 2023University News

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U.S. News ranks USF’s online MBA program among the nation’s top 25

USF’s online MBA program in the Muma College of Business is now ranked at No. 19. Graduate programs in engineering and education also ranked among the nation’s best.

January 24, 2023University News

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USF researchers celebrate successes of new Caribbean research center

An interdisciplinary research center is now up and running in Barbados thanks to a $3.6 million grant provided by USAID to support education policy development and timely decision-making on issues impacting schools in the sub-region.

July 26, 2022Research and Innovation

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College of Education receives grant to support underrepresented students in pursuing careers in STEM fields

A $75,000 grant from Duke Energy will allow the USF St. Petersburg campus to establish programming that helps initiate partnerships with schools, developing curriculum, establishing STEM-focused clubs and recruiting female and minority students in Pinellas County.

July 21, 2022University News

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USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022University News

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USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative awarded $1 million in funding from House Appropriations Committee

A community project proposed by the USF College of Education was awarded $1 million by the House Appropriations Committee to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation across the Tampa Bay region.

April 6, 2022University News

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USF selected to host first Florida chapter of Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Schools Program

The University of South Florida (USF) was selected to host a chapter of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program, an academic program that supports underserved students and helps them excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

April 1, 2022Honors and Awards, Student Success

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