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Tooth plaque from ancient skeleton offers new insight into human evolution

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.

May 10, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Professors receive Faculty Excellence Award for research and creative efforts focused on women

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

Lori Singleton climbing a Mesoamerican pyramids during an archeological dig.

Alumna launches nonprofit to support neighbors in need

Since graduating in 2015, Lori Singleton has dedicated herself to philanthropy, providing food for those in need and launching a nonprofit called The Way Project that aspires to inspire goodwill in others.

January 15, 2021Student Life

John Arthur on the top of a mountain with a mountain range in the background

Archaeology and Ancient Beer: New Duckwall Professor Will Excavate Florida’s Past

Anthropology professor John Arthur has been selected to receive the next Frank E. Duckwall Professorship in Florida Studies.

May 13, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

Dr. Heather O'Leary

Anthropology Professor Participating in Study to Uncover the True Cost of Florida’s Red Tide

The studies are designed to analyze the effects to numerous sectors — from tourism and seafood to industries where impacts are less visible, such as healthcare and construction.

April 29, 2020Research and Innovation

Heather O'Leary

Anthropology Professor to Speak at U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

Heather O’Leary, an assistant professor of anthropology, is an invited speaker at the upcoming United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, an intergovernmental body that champions gender equality and women empowerment globally.

March 2, 2020Research and Innovation


Anthropologist Leads International Team to Study Social and Environmental Impact of Mass Conflict

USFSP Professor of Anthropology Kathryn Weedman Arthur has been awarded $270,000 by the National Science Foundation to investigate the relationship between human conflict and the preservation of natural resources.

July 22, 2019Research and Innovation

Dr. Heather O’Leary engaging citizen scientists in Delhi, India.

Anthropology Professor Wins Top Prize from Environmental Journal

An article on water politics and citizen science by USF St. Petersburg Assistant Professor of Anthropology Heather O’Leary has won the 2018 competition from the academic journal Case Studies in the Environment (CSE), which awards a $2,000 prize for the best environmental case study.

April 24, 2019Research and Innovation

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