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Brenda Walker

USF RISES to gather student opinions on disproportionate school punishment of African Americans

A University of South Florida project called Racism in School Exclusionary Suspensions (RISES) explores school suspensions and the extent to which perceptions of racism or differential treatment are held by African American students.

October 27, 2020Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg campus

From cutting waste to counting trees, sustainability initiatives launch across campus

With many public and private institutions vowing to scale back their carbon footprint, USF’s St. Petersburg campus is accelerating its commitment to sustainability through a series of initiatives designed to decrease emissions, grow green infrastructure and continue its stewardship of the environment.

October 19, 2020Student Life, Sustainability

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Yuengling and Brewing Arts program team up to enhance diversity in the brewing industry

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. is sponsoring a $5,000 diversity in brewing scholarship for a student from a minority group to cover the cost of tuition to USF’s St. Petersburg campus Brewing Arts program for the spring semester.

October 14, 2020Campus News

Tim Abakhin is dipping his toe into politics by working on State Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) campaign.

Learning the art and science of politics on the campaign trail

This year, every student in Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan’s practical politics course is working on a campaign, 19 in all, where they are interning for races ranging from the U.S. presidency to local school boards.

October 13, 2020Campus News, Student Life

Image of girl thinking with text overlay stating: Science is Real. What? Where? How? We seek to show humans how they interact with the world around them.

St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest goes virtual

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of people throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired, engage their curiosity and get involved with science and art on Saturday, October 17.

October 12, 2020Events

USF St. Petersburg campus waterfront

Crowdsource platform lets residents inform policymakers on climate change solutions

After six months of production, professors Barnali Dixon and Rebecca Johns have launched an interactive platform that allows citizens from across St. Petersburg to track and monitor the impacts of climate change in their neighborhoods.

October 8, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

USF St. Petersburg campus

Students motivated to get real-world experiences during the pandemic

We reached out to several students to hear about their internship experience during the coronavirus pandemic.

October 1, 2020Student Life

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Researchers partner with local high schoolers to study the effects of COVID-19 on air quality

Interdisciplinary researchers at USF’s St. Petersburg campus are investigating the pandemic’s effect on air quality in communities across Florida.

September 28, 2020Research and Innovation

Cane toad

Biologists build “gene bank” to save species devastated by toxic toads

Conservation biologist Sean Doody, an assistant professor at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, is engaged in a research project to save one of Australia’s unique predators.

September 24, 2020Research and Innovation

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PATHe counselors guide students on journey to higher education during time of coronavirus and virtual learning

Counselors from the Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) program have the daunting task of helping students and families on that journey while also dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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Decorated Civil Rights historian and campus champion Ray Arsenault to retire

Ray Arsenault compiled a remarkable record as a teacher and historian of civil rights and the South, while playing a vital role in the transformation of the USF campus by the bay.

September 17, 2020Campus News

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Mercury concentrations in Yukon River fish could surpass EPA Criterion by 2050 due to thawing permafrost

The new report, co-authored by USF Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change Yasin Elshorbany, estimates potential releases of mercury from thawing permafrost in high and low emissions scenarios.

September 16, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

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