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USF and Skanska expand free program to mentor and help grow diverse local businesses

The mentor-protégé program provides businesses with training, development and partnership opportunities to help them grow their capacity and become more effective with competitive bidding processes.

August 17, 2022University News

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New This Year

The start of the 2022-2023 academic year at the University of South Florida brings Bulls new dining and educational opportunities to explore and major changes to all three campuses. Check out the list below to find out what’s new this year!

August 15, 2022Campus Life, University News

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Record number of USF students to live on campus this fall

Residence halls in Tampa and St. Petersburg expected to be at full capacity.

August 15, 2022Campus Life, University News

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Mark Rains

Mark Rains, professor of geology in the USF School of Geosciences and the state’s chief science officer, is using his expertise in hydrological sciences to understand how stakeholders use shared water resources and then as a team, how we might rebuild some of the original water flow paths into Florida's modern landscape.

August 11, 2022University News

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USF conferred more than 2,700 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies

Graduates included a 75-year-old civil rights activist earning a degree more than 55 years after starting at USF, a 23-year-old earning a doctorate in engineering and a veteran who overcame PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

August 6, 2022University News

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USF student invents lumber alternative using recycled plastic

The material will be used as a replacement for wood to create fence posts that can last 30 to 50 years, about three times longer than a traditional wood fence.

August 4, 2022Research and Innovation

Aedes aegypti vector transmits dengue virus, yellow fever virus, chikungunya virus and Zika virus.

USF researchers launch global dashboard to track invasive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases

The dashboard is the result of an NSF-funded global research project that started in 2020.

August 2, 2022Research and Innovation

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Forbes ranks the University of South Florida as one of America’s Best Employers for Women

USF ranks No. 22 on the Forbes list, which includes employers across a wide range of industries. Women currently account for 57% of all USF employees, 64% of administration employees and 51% of executive/senior leadership.

July 27, 2022University News

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University of South Florida breaks fundraising record with over $151 million in gifts

Philanthropic gifts from the University of South Florida community exceeded $151 million in fiscal year 2021-22, the most generous level of support in the institution’s nearly 70-year history.

July 26, 2022USF Foundation, University News

Creating wearable technology

USF engineers secure federal funding to advance wearable electronic technology

Electrical engineering professors are advancing wearable electronics with clothing wired to connect to a range of devices, such as headphones nestled inside a hat.

July 22, 2022Research and Innovation

Heather Jenkins lifts up a squid

USF professor discovers new species while part of team studying impact of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Heather Judkins, associate professor of integrative biology on the USF St. Petersburg campus, will continue her studies of cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, as part of a team of scientists aboard the R/V Point Sur for a 12-day research cruise around the Gulf of Mexico.

July 21, 2022Research and Innovation

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Innovative cybersecurity programs poised for major expansion

Boosted by millions of dollars in new state funding, USF cybersecurity programs are preparing graduates for high-paying jobs in a field with soaring demand.

July 21, 2022Research and Innovation

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