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Global classroom collaboration with Moldova wins international partnerships award

A global classroom experience that brought together USF students with peers in Moldova to conduct joint research while an international humanitarian crisis was unfolding nearby received the inaugural International Partnerships Award from two political science associations.

May 11, 2023Global Research, Student Research

The dreams of three mothers live on through USF student research scholarship

Three emeritus professors from the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are carrying on their mothers’ legacies through the creation of The Moms Project, a mentoring and scholarship program for undergraduate students who conduct research in areas that their mothers were passionate about: substance use disorders, nutrition and positive aging.

May 9, 2023Student Research

CBCS students recognized for outstanding research projects

Multiple students in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences were honored at the Student Research Awards Luncheon hosted by USF Research and Innovation.

May 8, 2023Honors and Awards, Student Research

Undergraduate students awarded funding for research projects

Nine CBCS students have received Undergraduate Research Scholarship Awards through The Moms Project and Florida High Tech Corridor.

May 1, 2023Student Research

USF Audiology and USF Health ENT faculty mentor Malawi audiology students

The students recently presented the findings of their collaborative research project.

May 1, 2023Global Research, Health, Student Research

Providing real-world experience of being a scientist

The environmental field methods course at USF St. Petersburg is designed to give aspiring scientists real-world experience collecting samples in the field and analyzing data in the lab.

April 21, 2023Research, Student Research

USF Humanities Institute sponsors undergrads for national research symposium

The USF Humanities Institute (HI) at the USF College of Arts and Sciences sponsored 23 undergraduate students to present original research at the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium held at Johns Hopkins University in March.

April 18, 2023Research, Student Research

'The Lesson Is Murder': USF criminologist and graduate students debut true crime docuseries on Hulu

A new true crime docuseries, “The Lesson Is Murder,” follows University of South Florida criminology Associate Professor Bryanna Fox and her five graduate students as they show the reality of how researchers analyze convicted murderers’ personality traits and motives to develop psychological profiles.

March 23, 2023Research, Student Research

Black widows battle their even deadlier cousins in a brutal spider war

New study shows brown widow spiders actively seek and kill nearby black widows. The findings of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida are reported in an article to be published March 13 in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

March 13, 2023Research, Student Research

Who’s hunting the black widow spider? Their brown widow relatives, research shows

Researchers at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus found that in a container habitat, brown widows were 6.6 times more likely to attack black widows than other related species. The behavior is likely a driver of the black widow spider’s population decline.

March 13, 2023Research, Student Research

USF awarded its largest grant to prepare students for federal cybersecurity careers

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of South Florida the largest grant it has ever received for its cybersecurity program – helping prepare students for in-demand, high-paying jobs in the federal government and other public institutions.

February 2, 2023Student Research

Marine biology student helps rescue distressed manatee in Bayboro Harbor

Kierstyn Benjamin shares her story of how she noticed a small, distressed manatee in Bayboro Harbor and acted quickly, playing a major part in rescuing the animal right near the USF St. Petersburg campus.

January 27, 2023Student Research

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