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Rising seas swamp Black, Spanish and Indigenous history in St. Johns County

Lincolnville is one of the historic areas in the nation’s oldest continuously occupied European settlement that are threatened by rising seas caused by temperature increases from fossil fuel pollution. Everything, from millennia-old indigenous artifacts to centuries-old Spanish architecture and modern Black history, is at risk.

December 2, 2021Research and Funding

USF provides scholarship to help bring more diversity to brewing industry

Through a partnership between the University of South Florida and Yuengling, students have a chance at funds for USF St. Pete’s Brewing Arts program with a scholarship meant to help promote diversity in the brewing industry.

December 2, 2021Honors and Awards, Student, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Call Me Mister Program expands in St Pete

Call Me Mister Program expands in St Pete, through the University of South Florida

December 1, 2021Community Engagement

Beatriz Padilla

Boundless Bulls: Beatriz Padilla

Social justice inspires sociologist Beatriz Padilla’s research. Working from communities where voices are often unheard, Padilla focuses on inequalities at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity and migration.

November 29, 2021Research and Funding, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Three current trials are putting a spotlight on race and justice

Three different cases in three courtrooms in three states have sparked some similar conversations about justice and injustice in America.

November 21, 2021Community Engagement

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Small, minority-owned construction businesses get boost from USF

With construction in high demand and stiff competition to get contracts, the University of South Florida just launched a free small business mentorship program to help build diversity within the industry.

November 12, 2021Community Engagement, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Salud Latina USF provides information about COVID-19 and other health topics to Spanish speakers

A group of professors from the University of South Florida is working to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and share credible public health information with Spanish-speaking communities. Salud Latina USF was formed in January and is focusing on providing information about COVID-19 and health-related topics in Spanish through Facebook livestreams and social media posts.

November 5, 2021Community Engagement, University Efforts

Institute of Black Life lounge dedication ribbon cutting

USF enhances commitment to inclusive excellence with new space dedicated to celebrating diversity

USF students, faculty, and staff are celebrating the opening of the Institute of Black Life & Student Success Student Lounge, a dedicated space on the third floor of the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus that was announced in March. The space is the result of a request and input by student members of the Black Student Union (BSU) as to the value of an affinity space to support the Black community at USF, especially for healing following the racial incidents of recent years.

November 4, 2021Student, Tampa Campus, University Efforts

An aerial view of the APA building.

American Psychological Association apologizes for contributing to systemic racism

The country's leading scientific and professional psychology organization has issued a formal apology to communities of color for hurting them by contributing to systemic racism.

November 1, 2021Community Engagement

Dr. Paola Sequeira, left, was the first recipient of financial aid through the Latino Scholarship Program.

Girl of 8 who spoke no English now a doctor. USF Latino scholarship helped.

In the 30 years since it started, the Latino Scholarship Program has done more than pay the bills. It has created a community of support that helps ensure success in life for its recipients.

October 22, 2021Honors and Awards, Student

An Image of two skulls next to eachother.

Can Skeletons Have a Racial Identity? A growing number of forensic researchers are questioning how the field interprets the geographic ancestry of human remains.

Dr. Elizabeth DiGangi of Binghamton University and Jonathan Bethard of the University of South Florida published a letter in The Journal of Forensic Science that questioned the longstanding practice of estimating ancestry, or a person’s geographic origin, as a proxy for estimating race.

October 19, 2021Research and Funding

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

At USF, a new push to help Latino students feel more at home

The University of South Florida has launched a task force that will explore ways to increase enrollment and improve graduation rates for Latino students.

October 18, 2021Student, University Efforts

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