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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

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 16, 2021Campus News, Events

An online forum brought together a panel of experts to look at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

Health and media experts discuss why some people don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine

More than half the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Case numbers are declining, but with nearly half of the people not yet vaccinated, it’s clear that trust is not there for many Americans. In an online forum, Trust & Vaccines, a panel of experts looked at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

June 14, 2021Events

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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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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

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St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs to provide global perspective and insight into historic turmoil

Distinguished speakers throughout the political spectrum and with unique backgrounds and experiences will try to make sense of the historic turmoil of the past year at the 2021 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs from February 23-26.

February 16, 2021Events

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Ethical Leadership Offers Executive-Level Training for Women Leaders in Tampa Bay

Investing in women is needed more than ever, which is why USF’s St. Petersburg campus Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership is continuing to offer a program that prepares women for leadership success in their respective careers while narrowing the gender gap in executive roles.

February 9, 2021Campus News, Events

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Conference to promote diversity and inclusion in higher ed communities

As part of USF’s celebration of Black Heritage Month, the St. Petersburg campus will host its second annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on February 6. Organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the conference will bring together dozens of academics, activists, students and staff to discuss and promote social justice issues in higher education

February 1, 2021Campus News, Events

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USF to confer more than 5,000 degrees virtually on Dec. 12

The University of South Florida will hold virtual commencement ceremonies for more than 5,000 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 12. This marks the third time USF has recognized students in this unique way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 7, 2020Events

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St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest goes virtual

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of people throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired, engage their curiosity and get involved with science and art on Saturday, October 17.

October 12, 2020Events

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How the facilities department prepared for a return to campus

The director of facilities at USF’s St. Petersburg campus and his team have installed 80 plexiglass shields at high-traffic locations, set up five hand sanitizer vending machines and delivered thousands of personal protective equipment to sites across the campus.

August 27, 2020Events

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Tampa Bay Area Landmarks Will Light Up in Green and Gold to Honor USF Graduates

Supporters from throughout the Tampa Bay region are finding creative ways to honor the spring graduating class of 2020

May 6, 2020Campus News, Events

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