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USF volunteers loading food into cars during Feeding Tampa Bay's Mega-Pantry event at USF

USF partners with Feeding Tampa Bay to deliver food to a community in need

As COVID-19 continues to impact nearly every aspect of daily life, Feeding Tampa Bay and the University of South Florida have teamed up to help ease the burden on families unsure of where their next meal might come from.

July 2, 2020University News

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White House Coronavirus Task Force visits USF to address Florida’s spike in COVID-19

Vice President Mike Pence made a public appearance at the University of South Florida on Thursday, July 2. Pence led a roundtable discussion with USF President Steve Currall, Senior Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Charles Lockwood and area medical professionals at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.

July 2, 2020USF Health, University News

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Florida Board of Governors approves USF plan for fall semester

The University of South Florida’s plan to resume more on-campus operations and some face-to-face courses, in-person services and other activities in the fall was approved this afternoon by the Florida Board of Governors.

June 23, 2020University News

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One Student. One Story. #ONEUSF

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me anything, it has been how much I love the University of South Florida community. Its unique camaraderie, intimacy and diversity attracts many students, like myself, to USF. Now, three months absent of these defining interpersonal aspects, I reflect on my experience as a USF student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22, 2020Campus Life

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USF audiologists address COVID-19 challenges for the hearing impaired with new face masks

Face masks have dramatically changed the way many of us communicate in public. The CDC recommends we wear them to prevent against the spread of COVID-19. That extra layer of protection does have a few side effects, especially for the hearing impaired. Face masks can reduce sound by as much as 12 decibels and block one’s facial expressions from being seen.

June 18, 2020Research and Innovation

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COVID-19 adds urgency to USF researchers’ high-tech solution to nursing home care crisis

A USF interdisciplinary team was building a predictive analytics tool to help nursing homes manage staffing shortages when the pandemic presented a new challenge.

June 16, 2020Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida invests $20 million to promote academic progress for student success

The University of South Florida, a national leader in student success, will make an unprecedented investment of $20 million to help students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic remain on a path to timely graduation. The university has begun awarding the We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver to nearly 22,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate students to encourage full-time enrollment in the fall semester.

June 16, 2020University News

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Developing a wearable device to detect COVID-19 progression in at-risk patients

A new study from researchers at the University of South Florida is shedding light on the human body’s physiological response to COVID-19, insight scientists say could help them develop an early warning system for those most at risk of severe infection.

June 12, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF COVID-19 rapid response research effort funds second round of pandemic projects

The University of South Florida’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is investing in 14 additional faculty research projects that would advance new medical interventions to detect and stop infections, develop innovations in personal protective equipment, and address fear and confusion in communities particularly vulnerable to the virus.

May 29, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF World launches support fund to aid international students affected by COVID-19

USF has recognized that international students face unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. International students are not eligible for financial assistance that U.S. students receive from the federal CARES Act. In order to support these students and help them fulfill their dreams of completing their degree at USF, the USF World International Student Support Fund was created.

May 27, 2020University News

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USF engineer and biologist unite to fight coronavirus with corona discharge

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of South Florida has advanced efforts to establish a novel technology that can rapidly sterilize and electrostatically recharge N95 respiratory masks to restore their original filtration efficiency.

May 26, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF psychologists report uptick in online disinhibition

Social distancing has moved almost all in-person interactions online, which may be leading to more productive therapy sessions. USF psychologists are noticing more instances of online disinhibition. The behavior is similar to when you share a car ride and speak more freely since you’re not looking at anyone face-to-face.

May 22, 2020University News

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