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USF’s culture of innovation sparks global recognition from Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand — now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure — one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were established to forge a global partnership among all countries to create a shared vision in addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

April 27, 2022Global Research, Innovation

The ‘gut-brain’ connection: Microbiomes for an aging brain

Researchers at USF are launching a research study that will track alterations in the gut microbiomes to see if certain biomarkers can accurately predict which individuals are most likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia.

April 25, 2022Health, Research

Software created to solve Tampa public transit problem helps other agencies in California, France

A University of South Florida researcher, Sean Barbeau, created software to help transit agencies share better real-time arrivals and it's now being used around the world.

April 25, 2022Global Research, Innovation, Research

USF tech being used in France and California to boost transit ridership and beat time delays

The tool allows transit agencies to save time, money and see an increase in ridership (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

April 25, 2022Global Research, Innovation, Research

City Of Tampa And USF Start Tree Canopy Research Study

Over the next several weeks, researchers will be collecting information about the amount of trees there are in Tampa and how many more are needed.

April 23, 2022Research

USF anthropologist unearths the past, one identity at a time

Erin Kimmerle is an associate professor at the University of South Florida and a nationally-known forensic anthropologist. She is well-known for solving cold cases and identifying the unidentified, but she needs the public’s help to do it.

April 23, 2022Research

USF-invented software tool implemented around the world to improve real-time transit data

The public transportation agencies for the country of France and state of California have started utilizing an open-source software tool created at USF that quickly finds errors in a transit agency’s real-time data—providing travelers more accurate information through mobile mapping applications, such as Google and Apple Maps.

April 22, 2022Global Research, Innovation

USF researchers release findings from Florida public opinion survey on inflation, housing market and student loans

Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion on inflation, the housing market and student loans.

April 21, 2022Research

College of Arts and Sciences Professor Jay Hopler Named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Hopler is USF Professor of English and an Award-winning Poet

April 20, 2022Honors and Awards

USF students collaborate with peers in Moldova during international crisis

In the midst of war and with an international humanitarian crisis on their doorstep, law students from Moldova are collaborating on research with USF St. Petersburg campus students in an effort to form cultural bonds during a time of chaos.

April 19, 2022Global Research, Student Research

The Florida Ornithological Society nests at the USF Libraries

The USF Libraries announced a new partnership with the Florida Ornithological Society (FOS). Considering the Libraries’ many previous successes with environmental scholars and the Audubon Society of Florida, the FOS seemed like a natural fit to join the Florida Environment and Natural History nest.

April 19, 2022Research

Florida’s horse conch is closer to extinction than expected

A new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida shows that unregulated harvest of the gastropod has led to a drop in population, and this decline turns out to be greater than scientists realized.

April 19, 2022Research


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