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Egmont Key -- located between St. Petersburg and Bradenton at the mouth of Tampa Bay, approximately a 20-minute ferry ride southwest from Fort DeSoto Park -- holds a haunting chapter in Florida history that the Seminole Tribe of Florida insists must not be forgotten, and which USF has the tech to help preserve.
The Hillsborough County Commission unanimously passed a motion Wednesday to make Juneteenth a county holiday starting in 2022.
July 16, 2021Community Engagement
Beginning in the 1950’s, a group of Black artists known as the Highwaymen dedicated themselves to painting and selling images of Florida’s natural landscapes. Shut out of museums, their work was both a means of expression and a way for them to make a living in the segregated south.
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, 2021Student
The assault on democracy and voting rights is so widespread, taking place in so many states, young volunteers can devote a summer, or perhaps even a full year, working for democracy in their home state or temporarily relocating to other states where voting rights are under attack.
'The numbers don't surprise me at all' - low minority participation in Alzheimer's trials similar to research in other areas
While research from the CDC projects Alzheimer's cases are expected to double to 3.3% of the U.S. population ages 65 and older by 2060, minority communities expected to see the largest increases make up a small number of trial participants.
We’re taking another look at student discipline numbers based on race and how researchers at USF are using a research study to try and get to the bottom of those glaring disparities.
USF's Education Abroad office is intensifying its focus on diversity, equity, and anti-racism throughout all of its programs.
July 1, 2021Notebook
USF Zimmerman School students create COVID-19 vaccination campaign being implemented by professional business organization
The Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is in the process of implementing a COIVD-19 vaccination campaign created by students in the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications.
The bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis this week calling for “intellectual diversity” on college campuses has attracted national attention, drawing criticism and support.
June 26, 2021Student
National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries
Across the nation, a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries have been lost to history, neglected and even paved over during urban development. Now a national network for historical Black cemeteries has launched to raise awareness about the history and present condition of such sacred places to ensure what remains is preserved.
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).