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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.
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
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
City of St. Petersburg selects USF researchers to identify, make recommendations to address systemic racism
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of South Florida will assist the city of St. Petersburg in identifying structural racism and to make recommendations on how to address the multi-faceted issue.
March 24, 2021Research and Innovation
By defying his government and issuing visas to refugees during World War II, Aristides de Sousa Mendes saved the lives of thousands fleeing Nazi Germany.
March 22, 2021Research and Innovation
The mother-father-baby-triangle: New book explores family dynamics during pregnancy and early infancy
Work by the Family Study Center and a growing global family research network has shown that an understanding of relationships within this triangle can help explain why babies and very young children start off on different life paths.
Florida House Speaker visits USF’s St. Petersburg campus to unveil robust plan to combat flooding and sea level rise
Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls visited the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus to announce a broad legislative package that would designate $100 million per year to offset the effects of flooding and sea level rise in the state.
February 26, 2021Research and Innovation
Innovations Magazine highlights groundbreaking research, new initiatives on USF’s St. Petersburg campus
Learn how the campus adapted to college life in the age of COVID-19, how our community acted to address the nation's painful history of racism to create a better future, how cutting-edge research on climate change is helping local communities brace for its impacts and more.
February 18, 2021Research and Innovation
Dramatic decreases in traffic caused by COVID-19 shutdowns improved air quality in car-dependent states but didn’t offset additional forms of pollution in other parts of the country. The study, led by Yasin Elshorbany, an assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry and climate change at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, was published in the Journal of Remote Sensing.
Along with the glitz and attention, the Super Bowl has been known to bring a seedier element to host locations: sex trafficking. But USF researchers say the widely held perception that the Super Bowl is a magnet for sex trafficking is largely unfounded.
February 1, 2021Research and Innovation
Not all in one basket: Loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs in multiple locations to improve reproductive success
Although loggerhead sea turtles return to the same beach where they hatched to lay their eggs, a new study by a USF professor finds individual females lay numerous clutches of eggs in locations miles apart from each other to increase the chance that some of their offspring will survive.
January 28, 2021Research and Innovation
A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.
January 21, 2021Research and Innovation