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Criminology associate professor and graduate students star in Hulu docuseries

ABC News Studios' new docuseries “The Lesson Is Murder” follows Department of Criminology Associate Professor Bryanna Fox, PhD and her class of graduate students as they study convicted murderers and evaluate their personality traits to develop psychological profiles.

March 20, 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

USF Research & Innovation, Florida High Tech Corridor invest in undergraduate research across USF

Through the newly formed initiative, USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor will support undergraduate research opportunities for 150 students across USF.

November 17, 2022Student Research

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students accepted into USF CONNECT's cohort for their innovative health startup

Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Their work opened the way for acceptance to USF CONNECT's Student Innovation Incubator.

November 2, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

USF awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to help build more equitable communities

The project focuses on the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area — home to 38,000 residents and many historic African American neighborhoods. The university will be partnering with East Tampa community members to address disparities in urban infrastructure.

October 11, 2022Research, Student Research

USF doctoral student invents wood alternative to combat inflated lumber prices

With the help of a National Science Foundation grant, a USF Ph.D. candidate, John Cotter, has developed a new product using recycled plastic materials.

August 8, 2022Innovation, Student Research

USF Student Invents Lumber Alternative Using Recycled Plastic

With funding from the National Science Foundation, a University of South Florida mechanical engineering student has developed a recycled plastic building material to be used as a cost-effective alternative to structural lumber.

August 5, 2022Innovation, Research, Student Research

USF student invents lumber alternative using recycled plastic

The material will be used as a replacement for wood to create fence posts that can last 30 to 50 years, about three times longer than a traditional wood fence.

August 4, 2022Innovation, Student Research

Local USF doctoral student honored for dementia research

USF student Rio Tate is one of 60 people in the world to be chosen for a prestigious military scholarship this year. And it's largely due to his work to better understand dementia and how to prevent it.

July 11, 2022Student Research


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