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New study finds USF’s economic impact rises to more than $6 billion annually

The University of South Florida generates an annual economic impact of $6.02 billion, according to a new report that analyzes the university’s role in serving as a catalyst for growth in the Tampa Bay region and state of Florida. The study provides an in-depth look in real-dollar terms at USF’s impact across the full scope of the university.

December 6, 2021University News

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Tech CEOs credit USF talent pipeline for decision to expand and relocate to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is one of the nation’s fastest growing regions and much of that success is associated with the talent pipeline created by the University of South Florida.

November 15, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

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Partnership between USF and McKibbon Hospitality creates hospitality teaching lab with iconic hotel brands

The University of South Florida Muma College of Business and McKibbon Hospitality announced a new partnership that will turn some premier hotel brands into intensive student training grounds.

November 10, 2021University News

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Partnership between USF and Tampa Bay Wave aims to make region major fintech hub with new St. Petersburg-based accelerator

An innovative multi-year partnership between the University of South Florida Muma College of Business and Tampa Bay Wave is launching the FinTech|X Accelerator, with its first cohort to be selected in 2022.

November 2, 2021University News

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Muma College of Business, TGH partner on innovative new people development institute

USF’s Muma College of Business and Tampa General Hospital today announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative to provide critical people skills to hospital staff ranging from top-shelf surgeons to valets.

October 13, 2021University News

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Despite ongoing global disruptions, USF graduates are very much in demand for supply chain jobs

Worldwide global supply chain issues have become an invaluable lesson for USF students pursuing careers in the field. Monica Singleton, executive director of the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability discusses these pandemic-induced disruptions and their effects during the latest episode of Inside USF: The Podcast.

October 8, 2021University News

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Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program ranked No. 3 in the world

The USF Muma College of Business’s Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program is listed among the elite in the world. Rankings released by SportBusiness show the postgraduate program edged closer to the top, ranking No. 3 in the world, No. 3 in the United States and No. 1 in Florida.

September 7, 2021University News

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USF Hospitality Leadership Program reimagined to help industry address staffing crisis

To address an ongoing staffing crisis, the University of South Florida’s Hospitality Leadership Program is being re-tooled to help industry leaders in the Tampa Bay area hire and retain top talent.

July 13, 2021University News

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See before you smell: New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the “Journal of Consumer Psychology” show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it.

April 14, 2021Research and Innovation

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Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021University News

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USF researchers use neuromarketing tools to assist Baycare Health System, national public health agencies to assess the impact of COVID-19 messaging

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of South Florida has pooled its expertise and resources in order to help influence the effectiveness of public health messaging related to COVID-19.

March 2, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF, Tampa Bay Lightning and Jabil launch business certificate program focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace

Free seven-week online certificate program will emphasize essential business practices and initiatives designed to increase diversity among employees at all levels.

February 24, 2021University News

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