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USF, Junior League of Tampa sponsor free virtual discussion to protect children from online predators

The University of South Florida and the Junior League of Tampa will offer a free interactive discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., to help parents recognize warning signs and create safeguards to protect their children from online predators.

January 10, 2022Events, Research and Innovation

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USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The center will bring a variety of new undergraduate and graduate programs to the St. Petersburg campus and is envisioned as a national destination for students and researchers studying issues related to the environment, oceanography and sustainability.

January 10, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Innovations Magazine spotlights student successes, vital research and groundbreaking initiatives of 2021

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and groundbreaking community initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during 2021.

January 6, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Top stories of 2021 on USF’s St. Petersburg campus

As the world began emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, life began to return to normal at USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2021. Students and faculty returned to the classroom and events began again, albeit many in either remote or hybrid format.

December 31, 2021Campus News, Events, Research and Innovation, Student Life, Sustainability


USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

University of South Florida marine scientists launched their first field mission to test a new approach to mapping shallow coastal areas -- the most vulnerable to coastal changes and storm events, but the hardest to survey.

December 9, 2021Research and Innovation

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Partnership between USF and Tampa Bay Wave aims to make region major fintech hub with new St. Petersburg-based accelerator

An innovative partnership between USF and Tampa Bay Wave is launching a fintech accelerator, designed to assist startups in the financial technology industry through mentoring, pitch coaching and investment training.

November 2, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF History professor inducted into Spanish royal order for groundbreaking work on Florida’s early history

A University of South Florida History professor who has devoted his career to uncovering the early Spanish roots of Florida’s history will be honored for his work by being inducted into one of Spain’s most prestigious civil orders.

October 26, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

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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

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USF professor lends perspective on the long shadow of 9/11 in U.S. foreign policy

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan and the return to power of the Taliban has brought renewed attention to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the events that unfolded in its aftermath.

September 7, 2021Research and Innovation

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Professor wins distinguished award from international higher education and disability association

USF Professor of Education Lyman Dukes III has received the Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

August 26, 2021Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

New book combines current research with classic studies to highlight reptiles secret social lives

The cold-blooded, scaly creatures are often thought of as solitary, uncaring or asocial. In reality, experts believe they communicate extensively with one another and hunt, feed, court, mate, nest and hatch in groups.

August 9, 2021Research and Innovation

Expressive writing reduces relationship conflict and aggression during pandemic, study finds

Expressive writing reduces relationship conflict and aggression during pandemic, study finds

Individuals who wrote about their relationship troubles during the pandemic from the point of view of a neutral observer had less conflict and aggression with their partner, according to new research from USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 5, 2021Research and Innovation

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