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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Town hall to focus on disaster preparedness and recovery efforts in vulnerable neighborhoods

With hurricane season approaching, the USF Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience is working to enhance disaster preparedness, streamline recovery efforts and provide greater access to resources within such communities.

May 25, 2023Events, Research and Innovation

Tip Lab statewide repository

Governor signs bill making USF Trafficking in Persons lab state repository for human trafficking data

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that appoints the USF Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab with collecting and analyzing statewide data to better understand the magnitude and trends in human trafficking across the state and over time.

May 17, 2023Research and Innovation

Global classroom wins partnerships award.

Global classroom collaboration with Moldova wins international partnerships award

A global classroom experience that brought together USF students with peers in Moldova to conduct joint research while an international humanitarian crisis was unfolding nearby received the inaugural International Partnerships Award from two political science associations.

May 11, 2023Research and Innovation

Congressional Fellowship Chenneville

Psychology professor receives prestigious congressional fellowship to work on Capitol Hill

Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Springfield Policy Congressional Fellowship, allowing her the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill for a year, utilizing her expertise in service of public policy.

May 9, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Graduating student wins national prize for research into local Black cemetery and unmarked graves

A USF student’s research on unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery, a historical Black cemetery in St. Petersburg, was awarded the Florida Historical Society’s prize for best undergraduate paper on Florida history.

May 3, 2023Research and Innovation

Commencement profile on Blair Wood Jones

The road to graduation: A student's inspiring journey to success

Blair Wood Jones grew up in an area where getting a basic education was a challenge. But Jones persevered, becoming the salutatorian of her high school, an advocate for educational access and excelling at USF, where she is now graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

May 2, 2023Campus News

Jeremy alumni profile

Alumni Profile: Jeremy Bowers, global chief technology officer for Politico

Jeremy Bowers never thought he would wind up in a technology job. But with a father who was a database administrator, Bowers had a familiarity with the industry and took an IT job for the local newspaper until he figured out his next move. Instead of moving on, he fell in love with the world of tech in the newsroom. 

April 14, 2023Campus News

Steinbergs gift

Longtime USF supporters provide $10k matching gift to encourage Giving Week participation

A $10,000 matching gift from long-time USF supporters Sandee and Al Steinberg will go towards the campus’ Giving Week fund, which supports a wide variety of student needs and faculty opportunities that would not be met otherwise.

April 10, 2023Campus News, Events

Spring break community service trip

A spring break spent volunteering at food pantries and shelters provides lessons on cultural relationships and empathy

While many students took a break from studies during spring break to visit family or vacation with friends, a group of 11 students from USF St. Petersburg traveled to Atlanta for a community service project.

March 22, 2023Student Life

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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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Who’s hunting the black widow spider? Their brown widow relatives, research shows

Brown widow spiders are seeking out and killing their black widow relatives, a surprising twist in the natural relationship between species of spiders known for their venomous bites, according to a new study by USF researchers.

March 13, 2023Research and Innovation

Tutoring youth grant

Education faculty and students to provide summer enrichment program and free tutoring to K-8 youth

A new federal grant will enable USF College of Education students to provide year-round tutoring to K-8 youth participating in the St. Petersburg Police Athletic League (PAL) and go towards a summer enrichment program developed by College of Education faculty and doctoral students.

March 8, 2023Campus News

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