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Gen. Frank McKenzie

Former chief of U.S. Central Command to lead the University of South Florida’s new Global and National Security Institute

The University of South Florida announced the creation of the Global and National Security Institute, an initiative designed to further place the state of Florida at the forefront of addressing critical issues facing the nation in sectors such as defense, economic and political security, health and human security and infrastructure and environmental security.

June 15, 2022University News

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Tight budgeters beware: Skip the coffee before shopping

University of South Florida study finds that caffeine tends to loosen the purse strings.

June 15, 2022Research and Innovation

Three students stand behind the front desk of a hotel. The first student is on the phone, the second student is talking to a customer off camera and the third student smiles at her computer.

USF School of Hospitality and Tourism Management expands programming to help meet industry demands

The University of South Florida Muma College of Business is in the process of adapting its School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to create a talent pipeline and keep pace with pandemic-era trends that have changed the industry.

May 23, 2022Community Partnerships, University News

Dean Moez Limayem signs a contract with a representative from Aramark and Mainsail Lodging and Development

USF Muma College of Business collaborates with Aramark and Mainsail Lodging to boost experiential learning and student fellowships

The University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business is teaming up with Aramark, the on-campus food service and catering stalwart, and Mainsail Lodging and Development, a specialist in the tourism lodging sector, to provide student fellowships to give up to 120 USF hospitality students valuable paid on-the-job professional experience.

May 17, 2022Community Partnerships

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Study recommends widening visibility of supply chain network for customers and suppliers

A joint project between the USF Supply Chain Innovation Lab and global manufacturer Jabil has concluded that it’s good business to have a more visible supply chain network.

May 11, 2022Research and Innovation

Senior Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Affairs and USF Foundation CEO Jay Stroman, USF student Xiomara Montes Gil, Lynn Pippenger Dean of the Muma College of Business Moez Limayam, Ellen Cotton, Kate Tiedemann, USF President Rhea Law, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock

Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton give $14 million to enhance USF finance program

The $14 million gift will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech. Fintech, short for "financial technology," impacts everything from mobile banking and insurance to crowdfunding, blockchain, cryptocurrency and investment apps.

April 18, 2022Student Success, USF Foundation, University News

Portrait of Shivendu Shivendu outside the Muma College of Business at USF's Tampa campus

Shivendu Shivendu

Shivendu Shivendu is passionate about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and token economics. Those terms — and the technology behind it —may be new and confusing to the average layperson. The USF Muma College of Business associate professor is a leading voice in academics and research in this revolutionary and evolving field.

April 13, 2022University News

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When the ‘stars’ don’t align: study finds top reviews, not average ratings, sway consumer decision-making

New USF research debunks a widely held notion that online consumers buy products based on rating.

April 11, 2022Research and Innovation

Jeff and Penny Vinik

USF receives $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik to support an on-campus stadium

The University of South Florida’s plan to build an on-campus football stadium received a significant vote of confidence and generous philanthropic support with the announcement of a $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik – longtime supporters of USF.

April 6, 2022Athletics, University News

USF celebrates the announcement and grand opening of the new Bellini Center for Talent Development.

USF receives a $10.6 million gift to establish center focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Tampa Bay employers

The University of South Florida today announced a $10.6 million gift and celebrated the grand opening of a new center, which will benefit all students in the Muma College of Business and ultimately businesses in the Tampa Bay area.

March 24, 2022University News

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Social marketers catch cheating on online surveys, casting doubt on compensated internet research

A warning from researchers at the University of South Florida: Scam artists are taking advantage of online surveys that pay for participation – a method of market research that has become more common practice since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 11, 2022Research and Innovation

Brian Kornfeld presenting at the Synapse Summit

Brian Kornfeld

Brian Kornfeld left his job as an aerospace engineer in California and returned home to Florida, where he earned an MBA from USF. The move led to the creation of Synapse, a nonprofit that brings together aspiring entrepreneurs and helps them launch successful startups in the Tampa Bay region and across Florid

February 15, 2022University News

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