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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

Deby Cassill, Estate Gift

Biology professor who made midlife career change gives $1 million estate gift to USF St. Petersburg campus

Deby Cassill credits the USF St. Petersburg campus with giving her the opportunity to explore her passion for science, trading in a nearly 20-year career in health care to become a biology professor. Now she is providing the institution with a $1 million estate gift to aid the next generation of aspiring biologists.

October 12, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF invites the community to join in Homecoming Week events

The University of South Florida welcomes the Tampa Bay area to attend Homecoming Week celebrations, Oct. 9-15. Participants can join students, alumni, faculty and staff in dozens of events across all campuses, including a concert, carnival, parade and the USF football game.

October 10, 2022Events, Student Life

View inside hurricane.

Keeping our eyes on hurricanes

From submersible “pickup trucks” to “flying research labs,” hurricane monitoring programs and the data gathered are helping modelers at USF College of Marine Science and other institutions better understand our oceans and predict the strength and path of tropical systems.

September 26, 2022Research and Innovation

Rays and Rowdies sports panel.

Rays & Rowdies give career advice to students trying to break into the sports industry

Around 50 students had the opportunity to gather in Lynn Pippenger Hall and get advice from a panel of sports executives and personnel on how to break into the sports and entertainment industry.

September 23, 2022Events

4th Innovation Scholars Program

Innovation Scholars Program kicks off fourth year

For the 4th year, a job-shadowing program is offering first-year students a head start in exploring their interests and career path by giving them a sneak peak into day-to-day activities in the professional world.

September 23, 2022Research and Innovation, Student Life

USF students trip to Africa

USF students bring portable solar/thermal technology to Africa

Several USF students got to experience the trip of a lifetime as they helped bring portable solar/thermal technology to nomadic tribes in Africa.

September 23, 2022Campus News

Racial justice fellows 2022

Higher education consortium announces second class of Racial Justice Student Fellows

A consortium of higher education institutions focused on racial justice in Pinellas County has selected its second class of college students who will work to establish real change through projects focused on shaping policy and transforming systems.

September 13, 2022Campus News, Student Life

Highest rankings ever

University of South Florida rises to its highest position ever in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of South Florida has hit an all-time high on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best colleges in America. In the new rankings released today, USF sits at No. 42 among all public universities and No. 97 among all universities public or private.

September 12, 2022Campus News

I Asked 4 Help

New mental health initiative encourages students to ask for help

A new initiative called I Asked 4 Help is providing a unique approach to mental health services on the USF St. Petersburg campus and focuses on students who don’t know how or when to reach out for help.

September 8, 2022Campus News

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