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USF center director lands historic $8.5 million arts learning grant

Denise Davis-Cotton, director of the University of South Florida’s Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching, has been named principal investigator of an $8.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen arts educational programming in the nation’s educational system.

October 18, 2021University News

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USF launches initiative to enhance Latino student success, impact in the Hispanic community

The University of South Florida today announced the creation of a task force to build on the university’s commitment to Latino student access and success.

October 14, 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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Smithsonian curates history of hip-hop and rap with help from USF communications expert

Aisha Durham, associate professor of communications at the University of South Florida, was part of a group of advisers chosen by the Smithsonian Institution to curate its first multimedia hip-hop collection. The recently released Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap chronicles 40 years of hip-hop and rap music and the development of the localized culture as it emerged out of the Bronx into a global sensation.

October 7, 2021University News

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USF invention addresses worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns

Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.

October 6, 2021Research and Innovation

Museum exhibit to feature cold case homicide victims and the USF forensic anthropologists working to identify them

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida is looking to the public for help identifying and solving the homicides of 20 individuals. The cold cases will be featured in “The Art of Forensics” exhibit at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center in Tampa throughout October.

October 1, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF students create lifesaving medical innovation to help end worldwide ventilator shortage

Biomedical engineering graduates from the University of South Florida are receiving national accolades for a prototype device that may help solve the critical shortage of lifesaving ventilators seen around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 27, 2021Research and Innovation

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Meet USF’s Cade Prize Candidate: Startup SPKL unites old friends in a quest to develop new medical technology

A friendship formed in middle school a half a world away is the foundation for a new USF startup working to bring better blood flow measurement technology to market.

September 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage and how it’s shaped Tampa Bay

Hispanic heritage is an integral part of Florida history. Within Tampa, Cuban, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Colombian, Spanish, and Puerto Rican cultures and influences have shaped the city. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to recognize some of the icons that have contributed to shaping our city through business, government, education, and sports.

September 20, 2021University News

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New jellyfish species named after FIO director, USF professor

His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name – the Aurelia montyi.

September 17, 2021Research and Innovation

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Commercialization of USF-invented sanitation system set to begin

The latest version of the USF-invented NEWgenerator is on its way to South Africa to begin the process of entering mass production. The solar-powered machine generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater – a technology built to address global sanitation concerns.

September 15, 2021Research and Innovation

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U.S. News and World Report ranks USF as America’s fastest-rising university, inside the top 50

The University of South Florida is the fastest-rising university in America over the past decade, public or private, according to U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Colleges rankings released today. For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities.

September 13, 2021University News

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