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Bay News 9: Justice for All: Mental Health in the Black Community

USF's research project is partnered with the stigma change program called This Is My Brave, to help tell the real stories of trauma and mental illness in the Black community.

December 29, 2020Community Engagement, Research and Funding

St. Petersburg campus: Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay

A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of these sacred places.

December 21, 2020Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus

COEDU News: College of Education welcomes Dana Thompson Dorsey as new endowed chair and director of David C. Anchin Center

In this role, Dr. Thompson Dorsey will advance the Anchin Center’s mission of collaborating with teachers, school leaders, districts and other educators to improve the quality of education for students and transforming the teaching profession to attract, retain and develop quality, culturally responsive educators.

December 16, 2020University Efforts

WFLA: USF professor tackles issues minority teachers and students face in new film

Watson wrote and directed his new film; The Ivory League: Confessions of a Black Faculty.

December 16, 2020Research and Funding, Tampa Campus

Florida Courier: Dr. Kevin Sneed Informs Black Community about COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Kevin Sneed is senior associate vice president at the University of South Florida Health, as well as dean of Taneja College of Pharmacy at USF in Tampa. He says he has two prevailing thoughts that he wants the public to know as they ponder whether to take the vaccine.

December 12, 2020Community Engagement

USF News: New course dedicated to promoting race consciousness wraps up first semester at USF

The new course was offered for the first time this semester in response to a petition signed by thousands of students over the summer that requested the university implement a course that specifically addresses discrimination.

December 10, 2020Curriculum, Student, University Efforts

CAS News: Dr. Beatriz Padilla discusses racial and ethnic minority communities during COVID-19

Dr. Padilla joined a study that hopes to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on public health, assess what measures have been taken to prevent its spread among migrant and refugee populations around the world.

December 9, 2020Research and Funding

COEDU News: Professor leads workshop series to promote inclusion, equal opportunity at USF

A team led by College of Education Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears, PhD, launched an online series focused on promoting inclusive excellence on all three USF campuses.

December 9, 2020University Efforts

WFTS Tampa Bay: University of South Florida to launch Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity Dashboard to make progress

The dashboard will allow the university to collect data to create a baseline overview to see where USF is at it relates to equity.

December 9, 2020University Efforts

10 Years at USF: Towards Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity

As we work to reach new heights together, we take this moment to share our of our accomplishments related to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion with members of the USF community.

December 4, 2020Honors and Awards, University Efforts

St. Petersburg Campus/Community Task Force on diversity, equity and inclusion announces new initiatives

The task force works together to link university efforts with anti-racism efforts already underway in the city and county.

December 4, 2020St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

USF News: Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

December 2, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Funding

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