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The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.
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
The USF College of Education is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of male teachers of color in local elementary schools, particularly those with populations of poor or at-risk students.
A University of South Florida project called Racism in School Exclusionary Suspensions (RISES) explores school suspensions and the extent to which perceptions of racism or differential treatment are held by African American students.
October 27, 2020Research and Innovation
UMatter program to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a college education and experience
A $900,000 grant is establishing the UMatter program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the learning, social skills and career training to set them up to be competitively employed and live independently.
Education Faculty Work with Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg to Provide Children’s Books to Local Families
It began with the want to get involved in the community during a pandemic and addressing a simple need: quality books for children who were stuck at home due to COVID-19.
June 2, 2020Campus News
When Sandra Vernon-Jackson was growing up, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. And on March 24, she’ll have the opportunity to moderate a discussion with a person who achieved that dream: Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to travel to space.
March 11, 2020Events
Community Comes Together for Baby Talk Initiative and Listening to Babies Training to Shine a Light on Educational Bias that Starts Early
The Listening to Babies event targets a broad audience of professionals who work in education, child welfare and healthcare serving families in Pinellas County to recognize and address these biases.
The university recently received a $10 million grant from the Florida Department of Education that will be used to help school districts address a variety of mental health related issues.
February 17, 2020Research and Innovation
Dr. Brenda L. Walker, the Interim Associate Dean for the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg and the Principle Investigator for the project, said the goal for the first cohort is to prepare them to be more competitive in STEM fields and to take on faculty positions as they move through the ranks for promotion.
Thousands of K-12 school personnel will be trained on how to recognize and refer students with emotional or mental health difficulties thanks to a $5.5-million grant awarded to USF St. Petersburg’s College of Education.
A camp created by the USF St. Petersburg College of Education to teach young students about science and technology has received the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
August 15, 2019Campus News