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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

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

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

Geraldine McKinnon Twine

Boundless Bulls: Geraldine McKinnon Twine

In February, Twine received the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts to provide proper health care to the disadvantaged and to foster opportunities for minorities. In 2017, she was inducted into Hillsborough County’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

October 13, 2021Community Engagement, Honors and Awards

A mural of George Floyd.

DEA Went Undercover to Infiltrate a Vigil for George Floyd

As students at the University of South Florida quietly sobbed during a moment of silence for George Floyd last summer, they had no idea their candlelight vigil, organized before a monument to an assassinated civil rights leader, had been infiltrated by federal agents.

October 7, 2021Community Engagement, Student, Tampa Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Ejemplos de fortaleza: Neudy Nuñez upholds family values of education, advocacy in new OMA position

The smell of a fresh, homemade meal often greeted Neudy Carolina Nuñez after school when she was younger. The meal, which her mom prepared to make sure Nuñez and her five siblings could focus on their school work, reflected her rich Venezuelan roots and her family’s values of education as they started a new chapter in America.

September 26, 2021Community Engagement, Tampa Campus

A picture of Paulina Pedroso, known as “The Black Mother” of Cuban independence leader Jose Martí

In-Depth: The Afro Cubana who helped revolutionary leader Jose Martí in Tampa

As we continue our Hispanic Heritage Month coverage, we take an in-depth look at the life of an Afro-Cuban woman who was instrumental in helping Cuban liberator Jose Martí. In-depth reporter Anthony Hill spoke with two historians about the legacy Paulina Pedroso left in Tampa and Cuba.

September 24, 2021Community Engagement, Tampa Campus

Children face racial disparities as COVID-19 infections rise

COVID-19 is infecting more kids, and the racial disparities of who is falling ill is similar to those among adults, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows.

September 22, 2021Community Engagement

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

As the headline unambiguously states, here at NPR we've kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month. Not Latino Heritage Month. Not Latinx Heritage Month. Not even a compromise or a combination of the three: Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month.

September 17, 2021Community Engagement

A man gets his COVID-19 vaccination. Photo credit to : The American Medical Association.

Community Groups Work To Overcome Vaccination Barriers For Black Floridians

Though vaccination rates among Black Floridians still lag behind whites and Hispanics, recent data shows they are improving.

September 16, 2021Community Engagement

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