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students presenting at undergraduate research conference

USF conference showcases growth and breadth of undergraduate research

Around 50 students showcased their analysis and findings during the Undergraduate Research Conference held at USF St. Petersburg. Students representing nearly all majors gathered at USF campuses from April 10-12 to present research projects they developed during the academic year.

April 17, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Concierge financial group with USF staff members

Bulls In the Burg: April Community Relations Roundup

This monthly community roundup series sheds light on the ways that USF faculty, staff, students and administration are active in the community every day.

April 15, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Events

The greenhouse at the St. Pete Youth Farm.

Greenhouse paying dividends in providing food and teaching students at youth farm

Two years ago, the St. Pete Youth Farm and USF St. Petersburg unveiled a greenhouse. Since then, the greenhouse has assisted the farm in providing hundreds of pounds of organic vegetables to the public while helping high school students grow their knowledge of food production and business.

April 15, 2024Community Partnerships, Sustainability

Kyle McIntyre

Outstanding Young Alumni recipient puts his political science degree to work at U.S. Space Force

Kyle McIntyre credits the guidance and support he received at USF St. Petersburg for his success at a young age. As one of six recipients of USF’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, he is amazed at how far he has come since graduating with a political science degree in 2015. McIntyre, 35, is the deputy director of congressional affairs at Headquarters U.S. Space Force.

April 10, 2024Campus News

2024 Giving Week drive.

Giving Week funds to help USF St. Petersburg students study internationally

During Giving Week, when the USF community and beyond raises funds for a variety of initiatives, officials from the St. Petersburg campus hope to give more students impactful international experiences through a new study abroad scholarship program.

April 8, 2024Campus News, Student Life

USF students view total solar eclipse with special glasses in 2017

25 years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 2, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF receives $1 million gift to provide St. Petersburg campus students with scholarships

The WLP Fay S. Baynard Class of 1988 Memorial Scholarship, created through the generosity of Tampa Bay area resident Johnnie Giffin, is geared to help undergraduate single parents on the St. Petersburg campus navigate life’s choppy waves.

April 1, 2024Campus News

USF offers new certificate in fintech.

USF launches free online certificate program in fintech

A new online certificate program from the University of South Florida will teach students, entrepreneurs and working professionals about the dynamic and disruptive world of financial technology, also known as fintech.

April 1, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Samuel Holloway III

The late-night, unsung hero of the library is retiring

If over the past decade you were one of the many students cramming for finals or putting the finishing touches on a research project until the midnight hours in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, you have Samuel Holloway III to thank. The librarian who works the late-night shift will be retiring next month.

March 27, 2024Campus News

A new study highlights a growing threat for sea urchin populations and coral reefs around the world as a marine parasite spreads to new regions.

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A parasite that devastated long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and Florida in 2022 has caused another die-off more than 7,000 miles away in the Sea of Oman.

March 25, 2024Research and Innovation

ROTC members during military event.

USF earns Collegiate Purple Star Campus designation for its support of military families

Known for years as one of the top universities in the nation for veterans, USF has now earned a state designation for its continued commitment to supporting military families.

March 22, 2024Campus News

Three female students running the USF St. Petersburg table at the Grand Prix

Bulls In the Burg: March 2024 Community Relations Roundup

This monthly community roundup series sheds light on the ways that USF faculty, staff, students and administration are active in the community every day.

March 15, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Events

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