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USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

With the development of artificial intelligence technologies that maximize the impacts of academic programs and data visualization virtual reality software solutions, these faculty members are two of USF’s top innovators.

January 25, 2023Honors and Awards

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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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Xiomara Montes Gil to become first in her family to graduate college, lands job offer from JP Morgan Chase

USF was Xiomara Montes Gil’s top choice for college. She wanted to stay near her family in Orlando and enjoy USF’s diverse student community. Born in Lima, Peru, Montes Gil is focused on becoming the first in her family to graduate college and work in finance.

January 5, 2023Student Success

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Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research

The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, created guidelines to help improve the marketing of public transportation.

January 4, 2023Research and Innovation

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Bots with feelings: Study explores deploying AI chatbots with emotions in customer service

AI chatbots that show positive feelings — such as adding an “I am excited to do so!” or a few exclamation marks — do not necessarily translate into positive reactions or contribute to higher customer satisfaction, the study revealed.

December 7, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF faculty experts say inflation, changes in shopping behavior make holiday spending tough to predict

This week traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season, including Black Friday sales followed by Cyber Monday specials that drive some of the busiest retail activity of the year. But faculty experts from the University of South Florida say it could be difficult to predict what might happen.

November 21, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF faculty experts available for interviews on holiday trends, including shopping and travel

Expectations for the season: travel and toy costs up, COVID-19 could still impact availability of some items.

November 14, 2022Research and Innovation

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New USF patent creates digital alibis

The technology is the first of its kind to create and verify an unforgeable alibi that can be used in a variety of ways, including criminal justice.

November 14, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF supply chain management programs grow to meet soaring industry demand

Supply chain is the backbone of our economy, and it’s much more complex than many people realize. The USF Muma College of Business supply chain management program prepares graduates and upskills professionals to find success in this fast-growing field.

October 24, 2022Student Success

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University of South Florida Muma College of Business receives $5 million gift from Baldwin Risk Partners to grow the risk management and insurance program

Gift represents the largest donation in USF Sarasota-Manatee campus history. USF will re-name the school the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management and Insurance.

August 24, 2022USF Foundation, University News

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Inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator cohort concludes with Pitch Night event

During the pitch event, which concluded the inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator program, each company gave a 4-minute pitch explaining a particular problem in the world of finance.

July 5, 2022Community Partnerships, Student Success

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Pitching with passion? 'More enthusiastic' pitches could turn off investors, study finds

A new study from researchers at the University of South Florida offers entrepreneurs some savvy sales advice: when pitching to investors for funding, a high-octane product pitch with great enthusiasm is a double-edged sword.

June 29, 2022Research and Innovation

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