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Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay

A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries that have been lost to history, neglected, abandoned, even paved over and developed on.

December 21, 2020Research and Innovation

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St. Pete Pearls offers dedicated support for students with foster care experience to improve chances of graduation

A new program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus will offer individualized guidance and support for students emerging from foster care with opportunities to develop foundational self-knowledge, leadership skills and a sense of community to prepare for lifelong achievements.

December 17, 2020Campus News, Student Life

Timothy Garner playing the piano

Emerging Scholar Timothy Garner has his eyes set on ophthalmology

Timothy Garner has always been driven by a deep-seated desire to improve the lives of others. He was accepted to USF’s St. Petersburg campus for fall 2018 and selected as an Emerging Scholar, a program that currently provides a tuition scholarship and mentorship for three high-achieving local students.

December 14, 2020Student Life

Michael and Jacqueline Ray wearing graduation cap and gowns displaying their diploma

Married Couple Graduate Together

Michael and Jacqueline Ray, 26 and 27 respectively, will be the only married couple among the more than 450 students who will be graduating from the USF St. Petersburg campus this fall semester.

December 8, 2020Student Life

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USF St. Petersburg’s campus enhances dining experience with the opening of The Nest and Reef renovation

The new state-of-the-art dining hall is located at a prime location on the first floor of the Osprey Suites, on the corner of Third Street South and Sixth Avenue South.

December 7, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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USF to confer more than 5,000 degrees virtually on Dec. 12

The University of South Florida will hold virtual commencement ceremonies for more than 5,000 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 12. This marks the third time USF has recognized students in this unique way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 7, 2020Events

Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock on campus

Campus/Community Task Force on diversity, equity and inclusion announces new initiatives

As Regional Chancellor, I am very excited to work alongside others to create a campus community, city and county that eliminates racial inequalities, becomes a model for educating the community around issues of social justice and social action, and ensures that all USF St. Petersburg campus faculty, staff and students understand, appreciate, and live the ideals of an inclusive community.

December 4, 2020Campus News

Julie Marcus

Overseeing the vote: Alum reflects on unprecedented 2020 election in Pinellas County

We talked with the supervisor of elections, Julie Marcus, who graduated from the USF St. Petersburg campus in 2000 as a political science major, to hear about what it was like to conduct an election during a pandemic, how votes are counted and verified and how her passion for administering elections developed.

November 23, 2020Student Life

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USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming

USF’s St. Petersburg campus received a $25,000 grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge to go towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.

November 17, 2020Campus News, Sustainability

Image of campus with text that says iCar Phase VI, November 12 and 13

Workshop to target vital role of technology in addressing local impacts of climate change

For the sixth year, USF’s St. Petersburg campus Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) is bringing together scientists, policymakers and the local community to focus on preparing and becoming more resilient to present and future climatic changes.

November 10, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

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New Florida Institute of Oceanography director selected

The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of William Montrose (“Monty”) Graham as the new director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO).

November 2, 2020Campus News

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USF expands program to enhance access for high school students from lower-income backgrounds

Through the Guaranteed Admissions Pathway Program (GAPP), students at 17 Title I high schools can secure their place at USF by sustaining a 3.7 GPA by the end of their junior year and earning a score of 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT.

October 28, 2020Campus News

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