USF World News

2019

November

USF Wins APLU’s 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement
November 11, 2019 APLU, the national association for the leading 237 research universities in the United States, announced that USF is the top winner of its 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement.

Fulbright Postgraduate Award Brings UK Scholars to USF
November 7, 2019 The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at USF, named in honor of Dr. Judy Genshaft, allows a British student to pursue a post-graduate degree at USF.

Reflecting on Life-Changing Study Abroad Experiences
November 4, 2019 Every year, groups of USFSP students pack their bags for a life-changing opportunity to travel and study abroad programs—from ethics studies in Greece, Italy and England to cultural, politics and history in China. 

October

USF Meets With Former UN Secretary-General to Promote Sustainability Within Higher Education
October 7, 2019 Dr. Raheleh Dayerizadeh and Dr. Roger Brindley traveled to New York for the launch of the University Global Compact, a platform for higher education institutions to partner with the United Nations (UN) in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

September

Partnership with University of Ghana Brings Scholars to USF
September 24, 2019 This past summer, USF had the honor of hosting two University of Ghana faculty members: Dr. Frances Baaba and Dr. Justice Aheto.

USF Alumni Meet Up in Jamaica and Around the World
September 24, 2019 Bulls in Jamaica gathered for the first-ever USF alumni meet-up in the country.

USF Doctors Return from Bahamas After Assisting Hospitals
September 23, 2019 A medical team of doctors and nurses from the University of South Florida returned from the Bahamas after spending the weekend helping those in need.

USF Reaches its Highest Position Ever in Times Higher Education’s World Universities Rankings
September 16, 2019 USF is No. 31 among public universities in the U.S., according to the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings.

Recent COPH Grad Traveled the World with USF Programs
September 14, 2019 David Arango participated in five USF-sponsored study abroad trips in six months, but it was his first trip to Japan in the summer of 2018 with COPH instructor Makut Matawal that sparked his curiosity.

USF Enters Top 50 in U.S. News Rankings for the First Time
September 9, 2019 Since 2015, USF has climbed 44 spots from No. 88 to No. 44, an unparalleled trajectory among public or private universities in the United States.

August

Amela Malkic Named President of Mid-Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association
August 20, 2019 USFSM Director of Global Engagement has been named president of the Mid-Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Malkic’s term officially will last three years.

Swedish Standout Bergstrom Builds on Record-Breaking First Season with Bulls
August 6, 2019  Albin Bergstrom rewrote the record books during his fantastic freshman season at USF and added another incredible feat to his golf resume this summer.

This is Us: International Students Follow Fath to Success via USF
August 6, 2019 These four international students thrived at USF, and are now rising stars in their careers.

July

Renata Gomes Martins' Journey Passes Through USF, Brazil, Prague and Nairobi, and That's Just This Year
July 1, 2019 Renata Gomes Martins comes from southern Brazil, but leaves home to study in Prague and then it's on to Nairobi.

June

Nine USF Students Receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards
June 27, 2019 Nine USF students have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to spend the 2019-20 academic year abroad teaching English, undertaking an independent research project and pursuing graduate study.

Faculty visit Colombia through USF World Spanish Language Immersion and Collaboration Experience
June 14, 2019 Three USF College of Education faculty members traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia this summer to represent the college during the USF World Spanish Language Immersion and Collaboration experience in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Alumna Wilnie Merilien Increases Resilience to Disasters in the Philippines
June 10, 2019 Wilnie Merilien completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines.

Two USF Students Receive Prestigious Fulbright UK Summer Institute Awards
June 10, 2019 Fulbright UK University of Exeter Summer Institute on Climate Change award recipients Eric Kastelic and Megan Mascheri are two of only four 2019 applicants chosen nationally for this prestigious award.

Five Former USF Standouts Set to Complete in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
June 5, 2019 The Bulls' Women's World Cup participants include Olivia Chance (New Zealand), Christiane Endler (Chile) and Demi Stokes (England) while Trudi Carter and Nicole McClure are both playing for Jamaica.

New Global University Patent Ranking Again Places USF in World’s Top Institutions
June 4, 2019 USF is seventh among American public research universities and 16th among all universities worldwide in generating new patents. 

International Organization Names USF a Finalist for Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award
June 4, 2019 The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named USF as one of six finalists for its seventh annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. 

May

A Fulbright Family: Natalie Kass Follows in Mother’s Footsteps 
May 28, 2019 Natalie Kass was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship fo 2017-2018 in Macau.

Building an International Perspective for Students and Faculty
May 9, 2019 Universities help students integrate into international communities and work environments at home and abroad. In Florida, one out of every five jobs has an international component.

USFSM Global Engagement Director Completes Fulbright Program Visit to India
May 1, 2019 In March, Malkic spent two weeks in India through a grant from the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators (IEA) program.

April

USF Travels to Washington D.C. to Advocate for International Education
April 22, 2019 Student Programs Coordinator Snow White reported to Capitol Hill for the annual NAFSA Advocacy Day to speak up for students and educate Congress on the impact of international education on a local, national, and global scale.

USF Professors Hope to Make Notre Dame Tragedy Teachable Moment
April 17, 2019 Lou Marcus is hoping to turn this tragedy into a teachable moment for the study abroad program he started more than 30 years ago.

USF to Host Inaugural Gala to Honor Veterans
April 12, 2019 USF invites the Tampa Bay community to attend the inaugural HONORABLE: USF Gala to Honor Veterans on May 7, 2019 at the Bryan Glazer Family J.C.C. Ballroom.

USF Receives 2018 IIE Seal of Excellence
April 8, 2019 The Institute of International Education (IIE) recognized 31 U.S. colleges and universities with the IIE Seal of Excellence for achieving their Generation Study Abroad goals at the IIE Summit 2019.

USF is First in Florida and Fifth Nationally, According to New Rankings Measuring a University’s Sustainable Impact
April 4, 2019 According to the inaugural 2019 THE University Impact Rankings, USF ranks as the top university in Florida, fifth best in the nation and 73rd among all universities worldwide. 

March

USF Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Institutions 
March 20, 2019 Peace Corps announced that USF was ranked No. 3 among graduate schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019.

Peace Corps Volunteer Pursues Nursing as Coverdell Fellow
March 18, 2019 As a community health specialist, Marx worked to promote three main goals: healthy lifestyles, improved hygiene and sanitation to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, and increased sexual and reproductive health.

Students Discover Personal Side of Community Nursing in Scotland
March 6, 2019 Fifteen College of Nursing students spent 15 days in Scotland immersed in community health as part of the college’s global nursing program. 

USF Receives Second National Recognition This Year for Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad Participants
March 6, 2019 USF was named a 2017-2018 Gilman Greatest Growth Institution, in the category of racial and ethnic minority students. 

Integrating Diverse Study Abroad Opportunities Into Public Health Curricula: Three Distinct Strategies to Address Common Barriers
March 1, 2019 This manuscript provides strategies to integrate diverse study abroad programming into public health curriculum and mitigate common barriers for students and faculty.

USF Education Abroad Earns Two Prestigious Distinctions for International Education
March 1, 2019 After accepting the 2019 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Award for Access and Equity, the USF Education Abroad Office (EAO) was also awarded the IIE Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence.

February 

USF Produces More Fulbright Scholars Than Any Other U.S. University
February 20, 2019 The University of South Florida is the 2018-19 top producer of Fulbright Scholars with 12 recipients, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Recent USF Graduate Awarded a Prestigious Gates Cambridge International Scholarship
February 15, 2019 Recent University of South Florida graduate Shawn Zamani is one of a select few from around the country named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2019, earning a scholarship for post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

January

USF Named the Nation’s Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
February 11, 2019 The University of South Florida is the number one producer of Fulbright Scholars in the United States for 2018-2019, according to a new list released Monday. 

USF Earns National Recognition for Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad Programs
January 24, 2019 The University of South Florida has earned a national award for its strategic focus to increase the number of minority and multi-racial students who participate in study abroad programs.

USF Education Abroad Receives IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Access and Equity
January 16, 2019 USF is among seven institutional recipients of the 2019 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. USF Tampa is the IIE Heiskell Award Winner for Access and Equity. 

USF Leads the Nation With 13 Gilman Scholars for the Summer Early Decision Application Cycle
January 15, 2019 Thirteen USF students were selected during the Summer Early Decision application cycle to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer of 2019. 

USF Honors Students Share Class With Children In Japan
January 9, 2019 USF Honors Professor Atsuko Sakai’s students shared their class time with 102 fourth graders across the world in Japan through a Skype call. 

Steel Wood Industries Managing Partner Recognized as the First Founding Sponsor of the USF UAE Alumni Chapter
January 7, 2019 Ghassan Farouk Afiouni, managing partner of Steel Wood Industries, will be recognized as a sponsor and awarded the USF World Award for Innovative Sustainability at the USF Alumni Dinner in the Gulf Region in Dubai, UAE.