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‘Discover Your PATHe’ workshops to help de-mystify college admissions process for Pinellas County students, parents

For many students, the most challenging aspect of college admissions is simply figuring out which universities they should consider when applying.

May 11, 2021Campus News, Events

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Tooth plaque from ancient skeleton offers new insight into human evolution

Fossilized plaque scraped from the teeth of a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by University of South Florida professors is helping to unlock the secrets of what ancient humans ate and how our species evolved.

May 10, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

Tobin will be graduating this spring with a bachelor of science in elementary education with endorsements in reading, elementary science instruction and leadership (ESIL) and exceptional student education (ESE).

Student overcomes autism challenges to finish college journey with education degree

For the first four years of Toby Tobin’s college experience, he struggled with coursework and connecting with others.

May 5, 2021Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Professors receive Faculty Excellence Award for research and creative efforts focused on women

Two USF St. Petersburg campus faculty members were among a small group of professors across all USF campuses to receive the Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award presented by the Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program.

May 4, 2021Research and Innovation

USF President Steven Currall will preside over spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

USF returns to in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8

The University of South Florida will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this weekend for the first time since December 2019, as COVID-19 forced ceremonies to be held virtually in spring, summer and fall of 2020.

May 3, 2021Campus News

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Students conduct digital inventory of campus trees to document environmental benefits

For nearly 150 years, people have observed Arbor Day by coming together to plant trees. On USF’s St. Petersburg campus, students are celebrating trees by counting them.

April 30, 2021Student Life, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

New native landscaping brings monarch butterflies to campus

New landscaping featuring native Florida plants lured a host of unique visitors to campus: monarch butterflies. In caterpillar form, nearly 60 individuals of this imperiled species appeared one morning outside of the Peter Rudy Wallace building, attracted by milkweed planted by the groundskeeping crew at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

April 22, 2021Sustainability

In “The Florida Scrub Jay: Field Notes of a Vanishing Bird,” USF St. Petersburg campus Veterinarian and Journalism Professor Mark Walters traveled the state to report on the natural history and historic decline of this once prosperous species, while documenting efforts to stave off extinction.

Finding hope for Florida's vanishing bird

In “The Florida Scrub Jay: Field Notes of a Vanishing Bird,” USF St. Petersburg campus Veterinarian and Journalism Professor Mark Walters traveled the state to report on the natural history and historic decline of this once prosperous species, while documenting efforts to stave off extinction.

April 19, 2021Research and Innovation

Picture of a globe with the text: The Great Power Competition. A focus on the Great Power Competition in the Central Region to provide a broader understanding of the challenges the U.S. faces in the 21st Century.

Top U.S. cybersecurity experts discuss threats from rival nations during ‘Great Power Competition’ conference

The theme of the two-day conference was “Cybersecurity: The Fifth Domain.” It was part of an ongoing series of gatherings designed to foster a broader understanding of the challenges facing the United States in the 21st century from nations such as Russia, China and Iran.

April 19, 2021Campus News, Events

More than two dozen students in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and the Patel College of Global Sustainability will intern with seven businesses across various industries in Florida and Texas during the pilot program.

Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021Campus News, Student Life

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Acknowledging the people who came before

Humans first settled in the Tampa Bay region around 15,000 years ago, according to archaeological findings. For most of that time, Indigenous communities of hunter gatherers built a prosperous life on Florida’s largest open-water estuary.

April 7, 2021Campus News

Giving Week 2021

Giving Week to raise funds that support student success and innovative programs at USF

Giving Day is when University of South Florida alumni, family and friends come together to support a wide array of university initiatives that propel students to succeed, keep them on track to graduate and fund innovative programs and research that enrich the community.

April 5, 2021Campus News

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