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University of South Florida is America’s fastest-rising university, according to U.S. News and World Report

The University of South Florida is once again the fastest-rising university in America, according to U.S. News and World Report’s (U.S. News) 2021 Best Colleges rankings released today.

September 14, 2020Campus News

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USF mourns the death of beloved campus leader Bill Heller

The USF St. Petersburg campus community bid a fond farewell to one of its most transformational leaders, Bill Heller, who died at age 85.

September 14, 2020Campus News

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Live oaks get new life as reclaimed lumber on campus

When new buildings go up, the USF St. Petersburg campus works with a local cooperative to turn the wood from trees that have to be removed into sustainably produced furniture and other key components of the architecture.

September 9, 2020Student Life, Sustainability

USF St. Petersburg campus

Task force on diversity and inclusion seeks campus-community collaboration to address racial inequities

In the wake of a series of police shootings and racial injustice incidents that ignited a national civil rights movement, USF’s St. Petersburg campus is working to bridge efforts between the university and the greater community to address pervasive racial inequities.

September 1, 2020Campus News

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How the facilities department prepared for a return to campus

The director of facilities at USF’s St. Petersburg campus and his team have installed 80 plexiglass shields at high-traffic locations, set up five hand sanitizer vending machines and delivered thousands of personal protective equipment to sites across the campus.

August 27, 2020Events

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UMatter program to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a college education and experience

A $900,000 grant is establishing the UMatter program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the learning, social skills and career training to set them up to be competitively employed and live independently.

August 26, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

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Innovation Scholars program returns to help incoming students explore career paths

This year, the Innovation Scholars Career Exploration Program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus will pair more than 70 students with professionals in downtown St. Petersburg, giving them a sneak peak into day-to-day activities in the professional world.

August 20, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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USF’s St. Petersburg campus opens new residence hall

The University of South Florida today opened a new 125,000-square-foot residence hall on its St. Petersburg campus, increasing the number of on-campus beds by nearly 70 percent.

August 17, 2020Campus News, Student Life

USF St. Petersburg campus

Heading back to school: Students share their advice, expectations and concerns about fall 2020

We reached out to several students to hear about their expectations, excitement and concerns related to the fall 2020 semester as they offered insight into how they’ve learned to cope during the public health crisis.

August 12, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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Flood awareness survey developed by USF professor finds public minimizes risk of flooding, resulting in low demand for flood insurance

A national survey of flood risk awareness finds that consumers significantly underestimate their risk level of flooding, leading many to forego flood insurance.

August 10, 2020Research and Innovation

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From mock doctor to real doctor, Kemesha Gabbidon fights for public health

Kemesha Gabiddon is a real doctor of a different variety. Rather than diagnose patients, she helps prevent the spread of infectious disease as a community health advocate and postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 4, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

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Alumni respond to massive changes in business operations due to coronavirus pandemic

Ashley Lowery and Desiree Chubb are two of many USF St. Petersburg campus alumni whose day-to-day jobs changed significantly due to the pandemic.

July 27, 2020Campus News

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