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USF Dining serves up educational international experiences

USF Dining Services celebrates the diversity of the USF community through its Tastes Around the World program. For some diners, it’s a taste of home, for others, it’s an educational opportunity to try something new.

November 14, 2022Campus Life, University News

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Education and physics faculty team up to develop augmented reality simulations to enhance physics education

The National Science Foundation has awarded USF researchers funding to develop simulations that improve students’ understanding and education outcomes in general physics courses.

October 19, 2022Research and Innovation

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New preservation grant will help make historic Williams House more secure during hurricanes

The historic John C. Williams House on the USF St. Petersburg campus will undergo major restorations and upgrades over the next two years thanks to a $280,640 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

October 14, 2022Campus Life

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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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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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College of Education receives grant to support underrepresented students in pursuing careers in STEM fields

A $75,000 grant from Duke Energy will allow the USF St. Petersburg campus to establish programming that helps initiate partnerships with schools, developing curriculum, establishing STEM-focused clubs and recruiting female and minority students in Pinellas County.

July 21, 2022University News

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USF Dining supports local restaurants through Aramark-developed program

Recently launched inside the Marshall Student Center food court on the USF Tampa campus is Local Restaurant Row, an Aramark-developed program that brings minority- and women-owned vendors to client locations within higher education, health care and corporate dining. The USF St. Pete campus will debut the program at The Reef in the fall.

July 13, 2022Campus Life, Community Partnerships, University News

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

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New 'Lost Voices' exhibit translates and digitizes America’s oldest parish archive to provide rare insight into early Florida history

A new online exhibit launched by La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archives of the Americas provides the public with unprecedented insight into the daily lives and relationships of the multi-ethnic population that comprised St. Augustine, Fla. from the 16th-19th centuries. The Florida city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the continental U.S.

June 7, 2022Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree

Christian Hardigree selected as next regional chancellor of University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus

Christian Hardigree most recently served as the founding dean of the School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver. She will begin her new role at USF on July 1.

May 18, 2022University News

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Four candidates for USF St. Petersburg campus regional chancellor advance to next steps in the search process

Four candidates seeking to become the next regional chancellor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus are moving forward in the search process and will visit campus next week to participate in town hall visits, meetings with university and community leadership and interviews with USF President Rhea Law.

April 29, 2022University News

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Students and law enforcement come together to discuss race, policing and trust

A forum held on the USF St. Petersburg campus brought students, staff and local law enforcement together to discuss the at-times fragile relationship between police and minority communities. The group had an open conversation about their fears and what they needed to do to build greater trust.

April 29, 2022University News

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