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Anthropology professor will join push for more sustainable, comprehensive water policies at U.N. Water Conference

Anthropology Professor Heather O’Leary, an expert on global inequities in water politics, women’s rights, the environment and urbanization, has been selected as one of just 40 delegates for the International Science Council for the United Nations 2023 Water Conference.

March 16, 2023Research and Innovation

PlacemattersSP/FloridaStudies Speaker Series

New speaker series invites community to learn about history and preservation in Florida

Two new speakers’ series on the USF St. Petersburg campus will give the public a chance to explore history and local preservation through interactive and engaging lectures during the spring semester.

February 16, 2023Campus News, Events

University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus

USF Brewing Arts program partners with Yuengling to provide veteran scholarship

As a past recipient of the Yuengling Veteran's Scholarship, Army veteran Ken Shere turned his passion for brewing into a second career. The award provides one veteran with full funding to attend USF's Brewing Arts program on the St. Petersburg campus. Applications for the August 2022 session are being accepted through July 1, 2022.

May 31, 2022Campus News

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

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

John Arthur working in the field

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

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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

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