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From class project to county policy: How a student’s proposal led to free bus rides for all veterans

What started as a class project, where students tackle a local issue and present their solution to the relevant governing body, has resulted in free public bus rides for all Pinellas County veterans.

June 1, 2023Campus News, Research 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

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

Spring Commencement 2023

USF to confer more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies, May 5-7

The University of South Florida will award more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7. The group features 110 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, 211 student veterans and includes graduates from 46 states and 98 nations and four U.S. territories.

May 1, 2023Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Providing real-world experience of being a scientist

The environmental field methods course at USF St. Petersburg is designed to give aspiring scientists real-world experience collecting samples in the field and analyzing data in the lab.

April 21, 2023Research and Innovation

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

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

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

Collard Green Festival

Student journalists document the Collard Green Festival

For six years, the Publix Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival has brought the community together to celebrate food while emphasizing health, agricultural science and improved lifestyle choices. This celebration of African American cuisine and culture also proved to be a vital learning ground for aspiring photojournalists.

February 23, 2023Campus News, Events

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF alumna Beverly Frank named president of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects

Beverly Frank has designed structures on all three of USF’s campuses. She is now the first Asian American woman and USF graduate to be named president of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

February 1, 2023Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From fishing campus waters as a kid to graduating with a perfect 4.0

Seth Leskanic has had a personal connection with the USF St. Petersburg campus since he was a kid fishing the waters on the edge of campus. Now he is graduating from his hometown university with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

December 6, 2022Student Life

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