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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest goes virtual

People throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond can get inspired, engage their curiosity and deepen their knowledge of science and art at the St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest on Saturday, October 16. Like last year, the immersive experience will be held virtually due to the pandemic.

October 12, 2021Campus News, Events

DeWayne Anderson

New assistant program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs hopes to create a safe space for all students on campus

As the new assistant program director for the OMA at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, DeWayne Anderson wants students to have the same college experience he did, where he felt welcomed and supported.

October 8, 2021Campus News

Morgan Greig at Archivo General de Simancas

Student wins graduate history award, conducts research in Spain on de Soto expedition to Tampa Bay

Morgan Greig won the 2021 Leland Hawes Graduate Student Essay Prize in Florida Studies and is currently in Spain searching the archives for additional source material for his master's thesis about the Hernando de Soto expedition to Florida.

October 1, 2021Campus News

UMatter

USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Jon Wilson.

Alumnus contribution chronicling history of local African American communities honored with key to the city

In 2002, journalist Jon Wilson heard about African American residents and businesses being displaced in the historic 22nd South Street corridor of St. Petersburg. What started as a singular piece on the changing character of a community would turn into nearly two decades of chronicling the African American experience.

September 23, 2021Campus News

Michael Francis

Governor appoints professor to Florida Historical Commission

Michael Francis, the Hough Family Endowed Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, was named to the Florida Historical Commission along with four others on September 3. Francis is known for his groundbreaking research and archival work on early Spanish Florida.

September 22, 2021Campus News

Guests at human trafficking TIP lab

Grand opening of new research lab to combat human trafficking in Florida

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab is one of the first research centers dedicated to studying the impacts of human trafficking in Florida and is housed on the USF St. Petersburg campus.

September 15, 2021Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Honors College enrollment increases by more than 50 percent on St. Petersburg campus

Student enrollment in the Judy Genshaft Honors College on USF’s St. Petersburg campus has jumped by more than 50 percent for the 2021-22 academic year.

September 14, 2021Campus News

Dr. Robert Bullard

Town Hall conversation to address climate resiliency in south St. Petersburg as part of annual iCAR workshop

Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with organizations from south St. Petersburg to hold conversations about climate justice and how residents can start building greater resiliency within their community.

September 14, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

2021 National Merit Scholars at the St. Petersburg campus

USF St. Petersburg campus sets record with five National Merit Scholars

For the fall 2021 semester, the University of South Florida enrolled 62 National Merit Scholars, the highest numbers ever for an incoming class.

August 31, 2021Campus News

Students from the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the USF St. Petersburg campus

Pinellas County higher education consortium creates Racial Justice Fellows program

A new Racial Justice Fellows pilot program aimed at putting college students at the center of creating systemic racial change is being launched by a coalition of Pinellas County higher education institutions and a non-profit organization.

August 27, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Where Discovery Shines

Get up to date with the latest campus news with 'Where Discovery Shines'

This short publication shines a spotlight on all of the innovative work and partnerships occurring on the USF St. Petersburg campus over the past six months. Read about advancements in diversity, inclusion and sustainability, as well as the expanded academic opportunities and upgraded facilities.

August 25, 2021Campus News

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