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Could caves on other planets yield the secrets of the universe? USF Geoscientist Bogdan Onac and his international colleagues want to find out

USF School of Geosciences Professor Bogdan P. Onac documents millions of years of Earth’s natural history by exploring caves and lava tubes around the world. But now Onac along with dozens of fellow geoscientists, astronomers, astrobiologists, and robotics and artificial intelligence engineers are urging a new focus on caves on other planets as sites of untold discovery.

June 15, 2021Global Research

Marine Life 2030 endorsed as part of UN Decade of Ocean Science

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, officially endorsed Marine Life 2030 to officially be part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (USF College of Marine Science).

June 8, 2021Global Research, Research

The cactus, the ally of purification

A member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, Norma Alcantar is a chemical engineer who has made amazing discoveries with natural products to solve complex problems such as ocean decontamination. The correspondent of the Voice of America in Miami Alonso Castillo takes us into his world of traditions and innovation (VOA).

June 7, 2021Global Research, Innovation, Research

CMS scientists on the bottom (and top) of the world!

A group of USF CMS faculty and researchers who comprise ‘The Southern Ocean Science’ (SOS) group, carries out wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in Earth’s polar regions, providing new insights into how processes occurring thousands of miles away affect us here in Florida (USF College of Marine Science).

May 27, 2021Global Research, Research

Development of grant-funded educational research center underway in Caribbean

Assistant professor Patriann Smith was awarded a three-year $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 29 to develop the research center in the Caribbean as part of the Caribbean Educational Research Initiative (USF Oracle).

May 25, 2021Global Research, Research

Professor receives National Endowment for Humanities grant for research into citizenship and identity

History Instructor Larissa Kopytoff has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to continue research into the evolving ideas of citizenship and identity in colonial and post-colonial Africa (USF St. Petersburg Campus).

May 17, 2021Global Research, Research

Tooth plaque from ancient skeleton offers new insight into human evolution

Fossilized plaque scraped from the teeth of a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by University of South Florida professors is helping to unlock the secrets of what ancient humans ate and how our species evolved (USF St. Pete).

May 10, 2021Global Research, Research

USF researcher visualizes discovery of oldest human burial in Africa made by international team of scientists

An international team of scientists has uncovered the earliest modern human burial in Africa—changing what we know about social behaviors in Homo sapiens—and a researcher at the University of South Florida (USF) has helped use 3D and advanced imaging technologies to bring the 78,000-year-old remains of a child back to life (USF Newsroom).

May 5, 2021Global Research, Research

USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish an interdisciplinary educational research center to help support decision making and policy development for educational innovation and expansion in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USF Newsroom).

April 19, 2021Global Research, Research

USF partners with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat Russian disinformation

The USF Institute on Russia has forged a formal partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to help strengthen the understanding of Russian disinformation and the dangerous impact it’s having on the world.

February 10, 2021Global Research, Research

USF-led international geosciences team reconstructs 6.5 million years of sea level stands in Western Mediterranean

To gain insight into future ice sheet stability and sea-level rise, new research from an international team led by University of South Florida geoscientists is drawing on evidence from past interglacial periods when Earth’s climate was warmer than today (Mirage News).

January 22, 2021Global Research, Research

USF-led international geosciences team reconstructs 6.5 million years of sea level stands in the Western Mediterranean

The geological features in caves from Mallorca provide scientific insights for understanding modern-day sea level changes (USF Newsroom).

January 21, 2021Global Research, Research


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