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A photo from a previous USF commencement ceremony

USF Updates Spring Commencement Plans

The University of South Florida announced plans to uniquely recognize the thousands of spring graduates who won’t be able to participate in traditional commencement ceremonies in May due to the coronavirus outbreak.

April 8, 2020University News

USF Sarasot-Manatee Campus

USF Sarasota-Manatee Takes Personal Approach to Assisting Students During COVID-19 Crisis

The University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus is taking extra steps amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure students have the support and resources they need to successfully complete their studies and earn their degrees.

April 7, 2020University News

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Coronavirus: Resources for Parents and Educators from USF's College of Education

A series of online resources developed by the USF College of Education to support parents and educators as they navigate the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

April 6, 2020University News

A student doing a video chat

How to Maintain Connections (and Avoid Conflict) While Social Distancing

On April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for all Floridians to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. For weeks, however, Americans from coast to coast have practiced social distancing, physically separating themselves from people who don’t share their home.

April 6, 2020Campus Life, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Students Adjusting, Learning ‘New Normal’ during Coronavirus Epidemic

The novel coronavirus has upended much in society, from social gatherings to work environments to education. Students are adjusting to new routines, learning how to learn remotely and finding unique ways to stay connected with family and friends while remaining healthy during these challenging times.

April 6, 2020Campus Life

CMS graduate student Brent Summers process samples in the lab at the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS). CMS donated more than 25 boxes of lab gear to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, a medical facility down the street from campus.

CMS Helps Start Ripple Effect of Giving in St. Petersburg

Joe Donnelly’s job as CMS Facilities Manager requires a lot of running around on a typical month as he helps solve problems big, small, and in-between. But March 2020 was certainly anything but typical, nor were the problems Donnelly was helping to solve as USF transitioned to remote working and online learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3, 2020University News

Christian Brechot, MD, PhD

Dr. Brechot’s Health Research & Care Blog

In his role as USF Professor and President of the Global Virus Network, a network of around 50 research centers worldwide, Christian Brechot, MD, PhD will work with Linman Li of USF Medicine International to provide weekly updates on new findings about the coronavirus pandemic disrupting lives around the world.

April 3, 2020USF Health, University News

A chart modeling the demand for hospital beds in Hillsborough County

New USF Analysis Predicts a Serious Hospital Bed Shortage in Hillsborough County in the Absence of Social Distancing

A new report outlines the severity of COVID-19’s impact on hospitals in Hillsborough County if measures aren’t taken to follow social distancing guidelines. Researchers from the University of South Florida applied a model that demonstrates the demand for hospital beds could significantly exceed their availability unless social distancing measures are widely followed for two months.

April 3, 2020Research and Innovation

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Accounting 101: What Accountants Should Tell You About the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

The COVID-19 crisis, spreading across the globe, infecting hundreds of thousands of people and devastating economies in its path, has come at crunch time for U.S. taxpayers. April 15, typically the deadline for filing income taxes was just one more thing to think about during this “stay-at-home” mandate.

April 2, 2020University News

A graphic showing the deadline extensions for admissions. Freshman deposit for Summer and Fall 2020 extended to May 15. Freshman application for Summer and Fall 2020 to April 17. Transfer application for Summer 2020 extended to April 17. Transfer application for Fall 2020 extended to July 3.

USF Offers Deposit Waivers, Extends Admissions Deadlines to Help Families Impacted by Coronavirus

The University of South Florida is implementing several changes designed to provide relief for incoming students and their families whose lives are being disrupted by effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

April 2, 2020University News

At home, a USF Health patient connects with Jen Farrant, administrator with USF Health Family Medicine.

USF Health Rapidly Expands Telehealth to Keep Patients Connected to Medical Specialists

The current coronavirus outbreak is not preventing USF Health patients from seeing their providers. As the pandemic grew last week and most of Florida shifted to working remotely – and many health care facilities halted in-person patient visits – USF Health quickly ramped up its telemedicine capabilities across the faculty practice.

March 31, 2020USF Health

Susan Perry, vice dean at USF Health College of Nursing, with her husband

USF Nurse Educator Helps Husband Survive COVID-19

When Susan M. Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, FAAN, served as an infection control officer in the U.S. Air Force in the 1990s, she never predicted that the skills she was honing three decades ago would one day save her husband and herself during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

March 31, 2020USF Health

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