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Crew members work to deploy new ROV Taurus.

USF and Florida Institute of Oceanography’s new remotely operated vehicle to advance deep-sea exploration and education

USF is the only university in the continental United States to own a remotely operated vehicle with such advanced capabilities, positioning it at the forefront of oceanographic research.

July 8, 2024Research and Innovation

Intern looks on during a brewing session.

New paid internship program will give Brewing Arts students hands-on industry experience

In partnership with the Tampa Bay Brewers Alliance, the USF Brewing Arts program is launching a paid internship program designed for students to learn core skills in the art of brewing and understand business operations.

July 2, 2024Campus News

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 17, 2024Campus News, Events

Living Heritage Institute.

It all begins with a good story at the Living Heritage Institute

A good story doesn’t just captivate, it can also act as a catalyst for connecting individuals and addressing complex issues. That is the spirit behind the Living Heritage Institute, which seeks to combine storytelling with research that remembers the past and informs the present.

June 13, 2024Research and Innovation

Cole Eicher on campus. Shannon Livingston.

Brain cancer survivor graduates with honors and lasting memories

As Cole Eicher prepares to graduate, he’s also celebrating another milestone: ten years of being cancer free. Eicher has not only recovered, he is a national advocate for children with cancer, launching an effort that today is the American Cancer Society’s official childhood cancer initiative.

April 29, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree.

Regional Chancellor receives Fulbright award for international education leadership program

Christian Hardigree has been selected to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France this fall. She will take part in a two-week seminar along with higher education leaders from across the U.S. to learn more about the French university and college systems.

April 22, 2024Campus News

The greenhouse at the St. Pete Youth Farm.

Greenhouse paying dividends in providing food and teaching students at youth farm

Two years ago, the St. Pete Youth Farm and USF St. Petersburg unveiled a greenhouse. Since then, the greenhouse has assisted the farm in providing hundreds of pounds of organic vegetables to the public while helping high school students grow their knowledge of food production and business.

April 15, 2024Community Partnerships, Sustainability

2024 Giving Week drive.

Giving Week funds to help USF St. Petersburg students study internationally

During Giving Week, when the USF community and beyond raises funds for a variety of initiatives, officials from the St. Petersburg campus hope to give more students impactful international experiences through a new study abroad scholarship program.

April 8, 2024Campus News, Student Life

USF offers new certificate in fintech.

USF launches online certificate program in fintech

A new online certificate program from the University of South Florida will teach students, entrepreneurs and working professionals about the dynamic and disruptive world of financial technology, also known as fintech.

April 1, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Samuel Holloway III

The late-night, unsung hero of the library is retiring

If over the past decade you were one of the many students cramming for finals or putting the finishing touches on a research project until the midnight hours in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, you have Samuel Holloway III to thank. The librarian who works the late-night shift will be retiring next month.

March 27, 2024Campus News

A view of campus.

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

Students working at food pantry during last year's spring break volunteer trip.

Students to use their spring break to give back

While many students take a pause from studies to relax on a beach or visit family during spring break, a group of 12 USF St. Petersburg students are traveling to Nashville to volunteer.

March 7, 2024Campus News, Student Life

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