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Darren Gambrell, assistant director of student services in the Office of Multicultural Affairs

USF commemorates Juneteenth

The USF Office of Multicultural Affairs commemorated Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, bringing the community together to shed light on the federal holiday’s complicated history, discuss current racial justice issues and celebrate through artistic performances.

June 17, 2022Campus Life

USF students, President Law and Rocky gather at the FL State Capitol building

USF leaders thank state legislators for historic support in this year’s session

The University of South Florida community is celebrating a historically successful legislative session by thanking the state legislators who have proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for USF across all three campuses and USF Health.

March 10, 2022University News

Jay Michaels stands in front of a screen projected bar graph while pointing at a circle in a belt-like object held by another person

Religious service participants faced less isolation-related anxiety during COVID-19

USF researchers have published a study that shows religiously observant people coped better with periods of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic because of a sense of belonging derived from their religious belief.

February 15, 2022COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Exterior of USF Sarasota-Manatee building

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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Carlton, Michel, Withers appointed to Campus Advisory Board at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus; Jain reappointed

The University of South Florida welcomed Lisa Carlton, Diana Michel and Ernie Withers to the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Advisory Board during its fall meeting on Wednesday. Board member Dr. Anila Jain, a distinguished alumna and longtime USF supporter, also began a new four-year term.

October 23, 2020University News

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USF researchers’ study reveals racial disparities in fear of police brutality

A recently published nationwide study by two University of South Florida professors indicates that blacks are five times more likely and Latinos four times more likely to fear police brutality than whites.

June 15, 2020Research and Innovation

An image of protestors holding signs. Credit: Phil Roeder

Nationwide protests highlight significance of continued research and education to prevent racism

USF researchers have spent decades studying the many facets of civil unrest. They’ve witnessed activists spark effective change, demonstrations lead to destruction and communities become wary of police. They’ve educated tens of thousands of students on significant moments of history and how such history tends to repeat itself. It’s a lesson playing out nationally in response to the death of George Floyd with protests erupting thousands of miles away from where he died in Minneapolis police custody.

June 3, 2020Research and Innovation

USF Sarasot-Manatee Campus

USF Sarasota-Manatee Takes Personal Approach to Assisting Students During COVID-19 Crisis

The University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus is taking extra steps amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure students have the support and resources they need to successfully complete their studies and earn their degrees.

April 7, 2020COVID-19, University News

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