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Study investigates hurricane evacuations in the era of COVID-19

The 2020 hurricane season is breaking records with 23 named storms, and more are projected to develop over the next few weeks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there will be as many as 25 by the time the season ends. Researchers say this extremely active forecast is especially troublesome due to the compounding risks of COVID-19.

September 21, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million.

September 2, 2020Research and Innovation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis met with USF President Steve Currall and members of his leadership team for a panel discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the reopening of Florida schools.

USF hosts Gov. DeSantis for a panel discussion about COVID-19’s impact on education

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis met with USF President Steve Currall and members of his leadership team for a panel discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the reopening of Florida schools.

September 1, 2020University News

USF Football players lineup to be tested for COVID-19

USF researchers study the effectiveness of innovative pooled testing method for COVID-19

More than 300 University of South Florida student-athletes and USF Athletics staff members are participating in a feasibility study of the effectiveness of pooled testing for COVID-19, led by researchers from USF Health.

August 31, 2020Research and Innovation

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Fall classes begin with new health safety measures

USF students, faculty and staff returning to campus this fall will be required to follow a number of safety guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

August 21, 2020University News

Ali Graham, PhD, a geophysicist at the USF College of Marine Science observes the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica from the R/V Nathanial B. Palmer.

In Perfect Isolation

There’s no such thing as a short expedition to Antarctica, so it was already going to be a long time away from home. But Alastair Graham, PhD, associate professor in USF’s College of Marine Science, had done this eight times before.

August 14, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF researchers release findings from statewide COVID-19 survey

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs have released the first set of results from a statewide survey that measures general opinions regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis and related policy issues, as well as emergency preparedness.

August 13, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF Heroes

USF recognizes faculty, staff and students for their contributions to the community in helping those impacted by COVID-19.

August 11, 2020University News

USF students practicing physical distancing in the Marshall Student Center

USF facilities promote safety on campus

There may have been just a handful of people physically present on USF’s three campuses, but it was the busiest summer on record for hundreds of USF staff and faculty, hard at work to address the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

August 7, 2020Campus Life, University News

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USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers.

July 30, 2020University News

Students on campus wearing face coverings

The fall term that's on your terms

The University of South Florida is committed to creating an environment that gives students more options than ever, so that each student can create the semester that fits best with their wishes, their schedule, their lifestyle and their living preferences.

July 23, 2020University News

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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