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Shelly Wagers address crowd at BRIGHT launch

BRIGHT Network launches new platform, connecting human trafficking victims to critical resources in the community

More than one hundred anti-trafficking professionals came together at USF St. Petersburg to officially launch the BRIGHT Network, an online platform that helps victims of human trafficking escape their situations by connecting them with organizations and resources in their community.

May 17, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF receives $1 million gift to provide St. Petersburg campus students with scholarships

The WLP Fay S. Baynard Class of 1988 Memorial Scholarship, created through the generosity of Tampa Bay area resident Johnnie Giffin, is geared to help undergraduate single parents on the St. Petersburg campus navigate life’s choppy waves.

April 1, 2024Campus News

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USF’s human trafficking research lab receives nearly $3 million in federal support to build and enhance anti-trafficking tools

The Trafficking in Persons Risk to Resilience Lab is moving forward with the creation of powerful new resources to combat human trafficking and aid victims after receiving nearly $3 million from the 2024 federal spending package.

March 13, 2024Research and Innovation

The State Capitol. [Photo by Elizabeth Metcalf, University Communications and Marketing]

New state budget includes operational funding increases, significant support for USF projects

The proposed investments include significant increases in recurring operational funding and support for important projects, such as upgrading facilities and services offered to student veterans and military families and the development of a statewide human trafficking data repository.

March 5, 2024Campus News

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Inaugural Bulls and Brews by the Bay to raise funds for student scholarships

Get ready to celebrate a Bavarian-style October with USF St. Petersburg's first-ever Bulls and Brews by the Bay event. Also called "Okto-BULL-fest," the fundraiser will raise money for the St. Petersburg campus general scholarship fund, which provides much-needed financial assistance to students at the beginning of each academic year.

September 7, 2023Campus News, Events

Legislative funding

Final state budget provides transformational new funding for USF

This year’s budget represents the largest operational budget increase in USF history, building on last year’s record-breaking legislative session. Several high-priority projects - including the planning and construction of the Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences Research and Teaching facility on the St. Petersburg campus - will move forward.

June 16, 2023Campus News

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library gets a new, modern look

After undergoing major renovations, the first floor of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library has a new look and greater study space for students. The upgrades include twelve new study rooms and state-of-the-art technology to enhance opportunities for collaboration and learning.

January 6, 2023Campus News

Augmented reality for physics

Education and Physics faculty team up to develop augmented reality simulations to enhance physics education

Faculty from the University of South Florida’s Education and Physics departments are working to help students better visualize complicated theories of physics through the use of augmented reality technology.

October 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Williams House on St. Petersburg campus

New preservation grant will help make historic Williams House more secure during hurricanes

The historic John C. Williams House will undergo major restorations and upgrades thanks to a $280,640 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources. The upgrades will include foundation work, a new roof, hurricane panels and other repairs that will help ensure the structure’s safety and stability during a major storm.

October 13, 2022Campus News

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USF’s Family Study Center earns multi-year community investment funding from United Way Suncoast

The USF Family Study Center’s role as a United Way Suncoast strategic community partner moves into a new era this month with the launch of a multi-year funding commitment from the venerable nonprofit leader.

July 28, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

Associate Professor Heather Judkins aboard the R/V Point Sur in Gulf of Mexico

USF professor discovers new species while part of team studying impact of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Associate Professor Heather Judkins will continue her studies of cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, on July 26 as part of a team of scientists aboard the R/V Point Sur for a 12-day research cruise around the Gulf of Mexico. The group is studying the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

July 20, 2022Research and Innovation

Fintech gift

Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton give $14 million to enhance USF finance program

The University of South Florida announced new gifts totaling $14 million from St. Petersburg philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton that will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech. The gifts are for the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance on the USF St. Petersburg campus.

April 18, 2022Campus News

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