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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From fishing campus waters as a kid to graduating with a perfect 4.0

Seth Leskanic has had a personal connection with the USF St. Petersburg campus since he was a kid fishing the waters on the edge of campus. Now he is graduating from his hometown university with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

December 6, 2022Student Life

Alexia Castellon Fall 2022 graduate

Fall graduate stayed on campus to help others evacuate before Hurricane Ian

While pursuing dual degrees in Biology and Health Sciences, producing a podcast on race and equity and working as a resident assistant (RA), Alexia Castellon was also worrying about her family in Fort Myers, who evacuated to a shelter during Hurricane Ian.

December 6, 2022Campus News

Fall Commencement 2022

University of South Florida commencement ceremonies set to take place Dec. 9-10

The University of South Florida will award more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The group features 41 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 584 student veterans, and includes graduates from 49 states and 84 nations.

December 5, 2022Campus News

Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 as the fourth-strongest storm in the state’s history. Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory.

How the College of Marine Science responded to Hurricane Ian

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have been hard at work studying the storm’s impacts on the state. From high-resolution modeling to satellite imagery, these snapshots show our teams at work.

November 30, 2022Research and Innovation

Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer

A campus fixture reflects on more than 50 years of memories at USF

Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer has been part of nearly every major initiative, development and milestone on the USF St. Petersburg campus, as both a student and staff member, over the last 50 years. The unofficial ambassador shares how she's been embedded in the campus as it grew from military barracks to the vibrant community of today.

November 22, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF-led team detects toxic “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, in Tampa Bay fish and sediments

For the first time, a team led by the USF College of Marine Science assessed the distribution and concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or “forever chemicals,” in sediments and fishes in Tampa Bay. These initial results, reported in Frontiers in Marine Science, suggest cause for concern.

November 16, 2022Research and Innovation

USD Dining international food program

USF Dining serves up educational international experiences

The University of South Florida is a cultural melting pot, with a student body representing more than 146 countries. USF Dining Services celebrates this diversity through its Tastes Around the World program, which introduces Tampa and St. Petersburg campus diners to a new ingredient or cooking style every week.

November 15, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Veteran and military-connected students continue to serve communities impacted by Hurricane Ian

Members of the USF veteran and military-connected community continue to step up - through clean up efforts, distributing essential supplies and cooking food - to serve communities in need after the impacts from Hurricane Ian.

November 7, 2022Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

A mural with a message

The SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival returned for its eighth year, with 18 artists creating murals around the city, including one on the west wall of the Piano Man building. The mural was painted by artist Reginald O'Neal and depicts both the Mundari tribe of South Sudan and historian John Henrik Clark, a pioneer in the creation of Africana Studies.

October 24, 2022Campus News, Events

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Hurricane Ian recovery: 'This is about doing what's right and helping people'

As soon as Hurricane Ian swept through Fort Myers and its vicinity, USF community members sprang into action. From collecting donations to hosting clean-up missions and lending professional expertise, faculty, staff and students are continuing efforts to support those in need.

October 24, 2022Campus News

Augmented reality for physics

Education and Physics faculty team up to develop augmented reality simulations to enhance physics education

Faculty from the University of South Florida’s Education and Physics departments are working to help students better visualize complicated theories of physics through the use of augmented reality technology.

October 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Williams House on St. Petersburg campus

New preservation grant will help make historic Williams House more secure during hurricanes

The historic John C. Williams House will undergo major restorations and upgrades thanks to a $280,640 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources. The upgrades will include foundation work, a new roof, hurricane panels and other repairs that will help ensure the structure’s safety and stability during a major storm.

October 13, 2022Campus News

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