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President Steve Currall

Currall announces retirement from University of South Florida presidency

University of South Florida President Steven C. Currall announced today that he will retire from the USF presidency, effective Aug. 2.

July 19, 2021University News

Incoming medical students

Academically competitive and diverse: Incoming medical class makes history for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

The incoming first-year students to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) represent the strongest class academically and the most diverse group of students in the college’s history.

July 15, 2021USF Health

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USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases.

July 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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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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USF researchers report on progress of COVID-19 seed grants

A year after USF created the Pandemic Response Research Network and funded three rounds of seed grants to kickstart research into the challenges presented by the pandemic, research and innovations produced in the unprecedented effort continue to take shape.

July 12, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF to develop first of its kind database in Florida to enhance success for thousands of transfer students each year

The University of South Florida will develop an innovative new database that will help streamline the process for students transferring from the Florida College System into USF or other select state universities, potentially resulting in reduced costs, greater access and improved outcomes for students.

July 12, 2021University News

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Drama llama or sleep deprived? New study uncovers how consistent sleep loss impacts mental and physical well-being

USF researcher finds all it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate.

July 6, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF marine scientists detect a record-high amount of Sargassum

USF marine scientists have used NASA satellite imagery to detect a Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean, central west Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico that's nearly the same size as the record-breaking bloom discovered in 2018.

July 1, 2021Research and Innovation

A photograph of U.S. Army veteran and USF student Josh Burnes while he was in the Army

USF student veteran earns national recognition from the Pat Tillman Foundation

University of South Florida psychology student and U.S. Army veteran Josh “JB” Burnes is being honored with a 2021 Tillman Scholarship awarded by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Burnes is among a prestigious group of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses to earn this recognition. He is the only student from a Florida university in this year’s class.

June 29, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries

USF researchers have launched the Black Cemetery Network, an interactive website that tracks African American burial grounds and cemeteries across the country, helping raise awareness about their history and to ensure what remains is preserved.

June 24, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF places second in the state’s 2021 performance-based funding standings, leads all universities in several key metrics

The University of South Florida is once again among the leaders in the State University System’s performance-based funding scores for 2021, according to data released today during a meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG).

June 23, 2021University News

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USF mental health expert helps craft legislation signed by Gov. DeSantis that addresses inequities in health care

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation guided by Kyaien Conner, associate professor of mental health law and policy, that addresses health disparities across the state. The bill is designed to improve access to health care through the creation of new initiatives and fiscal resources to support the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

June 18, 2021University News

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