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$3.2 million awarded for the University of South Florida to contribute to development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease

USF received $3.2 million from the National Institute on Aging to investigate if Alzheimer’s disease can be detected early through simple blood tests. The funding will expand the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training study, with one of the labs on the St. Petersburg campus.

June 8, 2022Research and Innovation

Lost Voices exhibit

New “Lost Voices” exhibit translates and digitizes America’s oldest parish archive to provide rare insight into early Florida history

A new online exhibit launched today by La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archives of the Americas will provide the public with unprecedented insight into the daily lives and relationships of the multi-ethnic population that comprised St. Augustine, Fla. from the 16th-19th centuries.

June 6, 2022Research and Innovation

Hannah Tweet and Morgan Greig

Graduate students accepted into prestigious History Ph.D. programs in U.S. and England

Morgan Greig will attend the prestigious University of Cambridge in England, and Hannah Tweet will attend top-ranked University of Michigan in Fall 2022. Both are some of the most renowned research universities in the world.

May 9, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

Cultivating global citizenship.

USF students collaborate with peers in Moldova during international crisis

In the midst of war and with an international humanitarian crisis on their doorstep, law students from Moldova are collaborating on research with USF St. Petersburg campus students in an effort to form cultural bonds during a time of chaos.

April 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Tampa Bay Wave and the USF Muma College of Business, have partnered on a FinTech|X Accelerator to showcase USF’s strategic entry into FinTech and promoting St. Petersburg as a major hub for financial technology talent and innovation.

Tampa Bay Wave and USF announce 16 fintech startups for the inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator 2022 cohort

Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announce the inaugural FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth fintech startups from across the United States and abroad.

April 11, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

Beer: A Journey through Past and Present

New book traces how beer influenced the world over time

A new book written by a USF anthropology professor traces the deep history of beer and its start in ancient civilizations. A staple of modern society, the refreshing, intoxicating beverage has roots going back 13,000 years. In many cultures, it was and still is, used as food.

April 7, 2022Research and Innovation

Students excavate site at Weedon Island

Students uncover Florida's past at archaeological site

Students gather at Weedon Island Preserve to excavate one of Florida's most significant archaeological sites. The field school – where students learn the proper methods to conduct digs and identify artifacts - is held every two years and is part of a course at USF called Florida Archaeology.

March 9, 2022Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg campus

USF St. Petersburg campus faculty among the top two percent of researchers worldwide

A study by Stanford University placed four faculty members from USF’s St. Petersburg campus among the top 2 percent of scientists in the world.

February 25, 2022Research and Innovation

Mota Cave in Ethiopia, where a 4,500-year-old skeleton was discovered by USF Professors John and Kathy Arthur (left and middle) that has helped to outline major demographic shifts in ancient humans.

DNA from ancient skeletons shine light on how early humans lived and interacted

DNA from a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by USF professors has contributed to a new continent-wide analysis of human remains buried in African archaeological sites, revealing a fascinating story of how early humans lived.

February 23, 2022Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Research shows importance of providing multicultural books that reflect children’s identity during the pandemic

When the pandemic began, many parents and caregivers were afraid their children would fall behind. Responding to those concerns led USF St. Petersburg campus College of Education professors to team up with the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg.

January 27, 2022Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Institute on Black Life conference to delve into historic and contemporary issues impacting local African American communities

USF’s Institute on Black Life (IBL) will bring together academics, community leaders, students and residents to highlight community projects and facilitate ongoing research into the history and culture of the Black experience.

January 26, 2022Events, Research and Innovation

Child at computer.

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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