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University Beat: USF Health Smoke-Free

Monday, December 04, 2009

USF Health is just saying "no" to smoking, as butts have been banned on its section of the Tampa campus.

USF Stampede of Service 2010

December 30, 2009

More than 3,800 students to participate in largest event to date.

Green and Gold on ESPN

December 30, 2009

The USF Herd of Thunder drumline is featured in an ESPN promotional video.

We Want to Know What You Think

December 18, 2009

USF Facilities is beginning work on its 2010-2020 update to the master plan for the USF Tampa campus, and they want your feedback.

USF Center Bridges Gap Between Deputies and Inmates with Disabilities

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Center for Excellence on Development Disability creates training program to guide officers.

Floating Holidays Announced for 2010

December 17, 2009

View the complete 2010 holiday schedule and more.

The Story Behind the Photo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Read the story behind one of the rotating feature photos that appear on the USF homepage.

USF: Unstoppable Campaign Kick-Off Videos

December 16, 2009

View video highlights from all four kick-off celebrations on the official USF: Unstoppable Campaign Web site.

Technology Fee Projects Update

December 9, 2009

With the introduction of the Technology Fee, USF will take a major step forward in enhancing instructional technology and infrastructure across the entire USF System.

Parts of Crescent Hill Garage Closed for Maintenance

December 15, 2009

Crescent Hill parking garage level one closed for maintenance during winter break.

Student Researchers Find H1N1 Vaccination Unpopular

Monday, December 14, 2009

Surprisingly widespread resistance to H1N1 vaccination found among students.

Step by Step, Learning More About Doctoring

Monday, December 14, 2009

USF medical students learn about more than drawing in a surprise art lesson.

Sullivan Appointed Regional Chancellor of USFSP

Monday, December 14, 2009

Expert on accreditation and strategy of higher educational institutions served as interim regional chancellor.

Continue to Learn for Your Career or Fun

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

For Continuing Education courses, preview the spring bulletin via the Web and register early.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Sets Winter Program

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Special OLLI Lecturer on Benjamin Franklin highlights his early life and influences at the OLLI Holiday Lecture.

ASME Electrathon Team Wins First Race of the Season

December 8, 2009

USF Honors & Computer Science student John Camacho successfully raced the electrathon vehicle to first place.

3,800 New Graduates

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Among this Saturday's graduates: a mother of 10; a first-generation grad,one of 15 children; and quarterback Matt Grothe.

USF Athletics Pioneers Anytime, Anywhere Learning With Apple MacBooks

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

USF Athletics launches game-changing educational initiative with support from Apple.

GRAMMY Nomination for USF Jazz CD Arranger

Monday, December 07, 2009

"Comet’s Tail" garners great reviews and now a chance to win one of music's highest honors.

Dining Services Offers Faculty / Staff Free Lunch Dec. 7-11

December 7, 2009

Stop by the meal plan office to pick up info about new faculty/staff meal memberships to receive your coupon.

Commencement Information

December 7, 2009

Commencement for all campus ceremonies will take place Friday, Dec. 11 - Monday, Dec. 14.

University Beat: African American Oral History Project

Monday, December 07, 2009

Interviews with prominent members of Tampa's African American community have now found a home at USF.

Antarctic Expeditions Turn Up New Compounds to Fight Tropical Diseases

Monday, December 07, 2009

USF researchers find a compound in Antarctic sea sponges which is active against tropical diseases.

Post Office Requires New On-Campus Mail Envelopes

December 4, 2009

From this point forward, all on-campus mail must be sent in special campus mail envelopes

Continuing Education Spring 2010 Catalog

December 4, 2009

Registration is now open for spring 2010 Continuing Education programs.

2010 IRS Contribution Limits for 403(b) and 457 Plans

December 4, 2009

The 2010 IRS deferral limits for 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities and 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plans remain unchanged from 2009’s limits.

FRS Investment Plan Changes and Blackout Period

December 4, 2009

The proposed blackout period will be Dec. 28, 2009 at 4 p.m. - Jan. 4, 2010 at 9 a.m.

Time to Review Annual Leave Balances

December 4, 2009

The university’s leave system (ALT) will automatically convert excessive annual leave hours to sick leave if the hours are not used by Dec. 31.

College of Business Offers Degree in Advertising

Thursday, December 03, 2009

USF becomes the only U.S. university to offer two tracks for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Flexible Spending Account Deadlines

December 3, 2009

Flexible Spending Account deductions for any pledge amount changes or enrollments made for 2010 will be reflected in your Jan. 15 paycheck.

USF-Patented Drug Center of Major Deal

December 3, 2009

A drug patented by USF researchers is the subject of $1B AstraZeneca-Targacept deal.

Let USF Entertain You

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A treasure trove of entertainment choices are available on campus for free and at bargain prices.

Concept to Clinical Trial

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A pilot clinical trial at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is one example of novel translational research at USF Health.

Pepper Virus and Pollution

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A study by marine scientist Mya Breitbart indicates that pepper virus could be a good indicator of human pollution in water.

School of Library & Information Science Hosts Guest Lecturer John Budd

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The guest speaker will be John M. Budd.

Improving Cardiac Rehab for Women with Heart Disease

Monday, November 30, 2009

USF Health researcher shows motivational "women-only" cardiac rehab improves symptoms of depression.

President Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 9

November 24, 2009

All faculty and staff invited to attend.

University Beat: Teaching and Learning

Monday, November 23, 2009

College of Education students serve as tutors, providing critical support to middle school students.

Feeding Body, Mind and Soul

Monday, November 23, 2009

A USF service-learning project provides a lifeline for a community and life lessons for students.

Student Organization Advisors Needed

November 20, 2009

The Office of Student Organizations is looking for full- time faculty, staff and graduate assistants to serve as advisors for a student organizations on the Tampa campus.

"The Play's the Thing"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kate Fodor shares her journey from "panicked journalist" to playwright with USF students.

Film Sheds Light on Black Victims of the Holocaust

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Part of film series with discussions sharing little known stories from the Holocaust.

Goodbye Plastic Water Bottles

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grant to USF student organization promises large "green" impact.

"Math-MusicTV" Connects Students Globally

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tampa and Cambridge students connect via a USF program that promotes literacy and develops teachers’ instructional skills.

Military Appreciation Football Game Planned

Monday, November 16, 2009

Active and veteran members of the military will be honored at Saturday's Homecoming football game.

Homecoming Office Decorating Contest Winners

November 16, 2009

"It was so exciting to see offices from all around campus, including academic departments and student support offices, get into the spirit."

Free Interactive Game Experience

Monday, November 16, 2009

Florida Army National Guard exhibit coming to campus for Homecoming with newest games Nov. 17-18.

Standardized Patient Program on NBC's Today Show

Monday, November 16, 2009

USF Health's Center for Advanced Clinical Learning featured on national television program.

Noted Playwright Visits USF

Monday, November 16, 2009

Playwright Kate Fodor will conduct workshop with College of The Arts students.

Preparing Coastal Cities for Climate Change

Monday, November 16, 2009

USF researchers and water managers partner with Dutch counterparts in series of dialogues sponsored by Patel Center.

Public Health Hosts Leadership Certificate Program

Friday, November 13, 2009

Participants who complete the 21-hour program will receive a certificate in “Leading Through Times of Uncertainty.”

Bookstore Hosts Customer Appreciation Sale Nov. 19

November 12, 2009

Save big on hoodies, t-shirts, polos, books, supplies, gifts and more!

Medical Team Performs First EXIT Procedure

Thursday, November 12, 2009

USF and Tampa General Hospital physicians complete innovative, high-risk delivery.

College of Education Celebrates Community Partnerships

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to present $100,000 grant at 13th annual Education in Action luncheon.

Crist Lauds USF for Supporting Veterans

Friday, November 06, 2009

Florida governor applauds nation's first program to assist veterans in meeting educational goals.

Shinseki Addresses Veterans

Friday, November 06, 2009

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki urges veterans to seize educational opportunities.

Join CPR 100, Learn How to Save Lives

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The USF community is invited to a mass life-saving training and certification event presented by the American Red Cross at USF chapter Nov. 14.

USF St. Petersburg College of Business Earns Top Ranking

Thursday, November 05, 2009

College ranks #36 of global top 100 schools for corporate and social responsibility education.

General Counsel Launches New Web Site

November 4, 2009

New Web site offers several advanced features.

Grant Supports Women Educators in the Sciences

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

USF leads a coalition of Florida universities aimed at increasing the number of female educators in the sciences.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Tailgate Party Nov. 28

November 3, 2009

All faculty and staff and their families are invited to attend this annual party hosted by President Genshaft.

Unlocking the Mystery of Sick Sea Lions

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Researcher creates first MRI map of the mammal's brain to determine impact of toxins and pollutants.

Mass Comm Students to Receive Florida Choice Award

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Student-produced "Tempo of Tampa Bay" snags Independents' Film Festival honor.

Taking a Lap With Jared

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Jared, "the Subway guy," led the USF community in a lap around the track in a preview of the upcoming Heart Walk.

Uniforms to Mortarboards

Monday, November 02, 2009

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and Gov. Charlie Crist to headline conference on Nov. 6.

Paella and Plantains

Monday, November 02, 2009

Columbia Restaurant historian and USF alumnus Andy Huse talks about his book on the century-old Tampa landmark Nov. 4.

Fall Dance Concert is Underway

October 30, 2009

The USF School of Theatre & Dance will present a captivating mélange of dance styles in its Fall Dance Concert Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-7.

Hopler Receives Prestigious Whiting Award

Friday, October 30, 2009

English Professor Jay Hopler receives the coveted national award for young writers.

Graffiti Artists Welcome at USF’s Berlin Wall Replica

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spray paint provided for expressions of freedom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Sweet Success

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The latest buzz on campus is being created by bona fide USF bees who have produced the university's first crop of home-grown honey.

Accelerating Solar Energy Deployment

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

With a $3.6 million DOE grant, FSU, USF and UCF join together to address integration of solar energy into the electric grid.

Engineering Student Receives NASA MUST Scholarship

October 28, 2009

Program awards scholarships and internships to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Wheatley Discusses Leadership for an Uncertain Time

October 28, 2009

Breakthrough thinker in the field of leadership and organizational theory speaks about organizations in chaotic times.

Tackling the Topsy-Turviness of College Football

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Two College of Engineering professors develop a metric to quantify the topsy-turviness of college football rankings.

Krischer Shares in $117 Million NIH Grant

October 27, 2009

Research will explore the history, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of over 95 rare diseases.

H1N1 Vaccine Trials

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

USF is participating in federal studies to test H1N1 vaccine in HIV-infected women and children.

Kumar Named Director of Research Center

October 27, 2009

Mechanical Engineering Professor Named Director of Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research Center

Mohsen Milani to Testify in Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Government & International Affairs Chair to testify before congressional subcommittees on Iran and Venezuela.

Language-Learning Strategist

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rocky Tyler plans to use his Jacob K. Javits Fellowship to conduct research he hopes will benefit language learners everywhere.

USF is Among the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges

Updated: November 10, 2009

USF has made it to the third round, and is now ranked no. eight.

Taking Service Learning to New Levels

Monday, October 26, 2009

USF's new Office of Community Engagement seeks to expand service learning on campus.

USF Hosts World-Renowned Environmentalist

Friday, October 23, 2009

Peter C. H. Pritchard, a globally-renowned environmentalist whose documentary on Lonesome George, the last remaining Galapagos Giant Tortoise, has helped focus the world’s attention on wildlife preservation.

$700K NIH Grant for CBCS

Thursday, October 22, 2009

School of Aging Studies professor awarded National Cancer Institute grant to study cancer pain management in elderly patients.

Spotlight on USF Research

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Videographer Jim Webb takes a look inside ResearchOne and USF's new Academy of Inventors.

ISLAC's New Director

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dr. Rachel May’s interest in Latin America began in college and has led to over two-decades of study and research.

Homecoming Office Decorating Contest

October 21, 2009

Judging will take place Friday, Nov. 13.

MacDill Partners with College of Business

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

College of Business receives $745,000 to study military business processes and integrate "lean" management principles.

"For the Stars and Beyond"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Leader from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center seeks to inspire students in Friday talk.

Nominations Sought For Lifetime Literary Achievement

October 22, 2008

Florida Lifetime Literary Achievement Award will honor a living, nationally and internationally known Florida author.

PhD Student Receives VA Grant

October 20, 2009

Engineering doctoral student Sadia Ahmed has received a $36,000 VA grant to continue research on dementia-related wandering.

"USF: Unstoppable" Campaign Kicks Off

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

With a $600 million goal, USF launches the public phase of the most ambitious campaign in its 53-year history.

Faculty & Staff Campaign

October 20, 2009

Annual campaign allows USF employees to make a gift to the area of your choice.

USF Joins Prestigious National Foundation to Support Science Studies

Monday, October 19, 2009

USF begins new chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists to support grad students in nanotechnology and marine science.

Accessi-BULL: Showcasing Abilities

Friday, October 16, 2009

Annual event on Oct. 26 focuses on creating awareness about issues related to people with disabilities.

"American Diet" v. Atkins Diet

Friday, October 16, 2009

Prof. Diamond’s research findings on rats fed American v. Atkins diets shows differences in weight gain, anxiety and fear memory.

USF Pep Rally Today!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

See Coach Leavitt, USF football players, Rocky and more at the Go Green Pep Rally today at noon at the MSC Amphitheater.

Pep Rally Paves Way to Big Game Against Cincinnati

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

With more student tickets being made available, fans are ready to cheer the Bulls on to victory in Thursday's big game.

Student "Zombies" Collect Canned Goods for Charity

October 13, 2009

Students dressed as "zombies" will roam campus collecting canned food for Metropolitan Ministries Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Dr. Susan Blumenthal Highlights WLP Symposium

October 9, 2009

Before an audience of over 400 guests, Blumenthal provided detailed diagnosis of the world’s major health care concerns.

University Beat: Festival of Reading

Monday, October 12, 2009

Annual event in St. Petersburg featuring more than 50 authors takes place Oct. 24.

President Thanks University Police

October 11, 2009

President Genshaft visited University Police to personally thank the officers and staff for their superb response and diligent detective work in the apprehension and arrest of two suspects.

USF Homecoming This Week!

Updated: November 17, 2009

All students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend USF's biggest party of the year!

Shedding Light on Asaba Nightmare

Monday, October 12, 2009

A symposium led by USF faculty launches an examination into the 42-year-old massacre.

Go Green Oct. 15!

October 8, 2009

Support the Bulls as they take on No. 8 Cincinnati with these exclusive offers from USF Athletics.

Community Engagement Institute

Thursday, October 08, 2009

USF to host "Engaged Scholarship and Community Redevelopment" Institute on Oct. 30.

Celebrating Innovation

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Activities throughout USF's weeklong ResearchOne celebration emphasized the practical application of innovation.

"Guardians of the Gulf"

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

New film on red tide, which features the College of Marine Science, begins airing on WUSF and WEDU Oct. 10 & 11.

Alumni Connect During CareerQuest Kick-Off

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

More than 90 USF alumni gather for a first-of-its-kind workshop.

Memorializing Asaba Massacre

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

USF professors host symposium on Asaba massacre as part of effort to investigate, document and memorialize the massacre.

Bulls Break into Polls

Monday, October 05, 2009

USF is back in football polls at no. 23 and 24.

ResearchOne Program

Friday, October 02, 2009

Featuring speakers, presentations, displays, lab tours, and more, ResearchOne takes place Oct. 5-9.

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The march to stop rape and gender violence is sponsored by USF NITE and other campus organizations.

White House "Community Conversation"

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Education initiative attracted over 100 of Tampa Bay's educators concerned with Hispanic academic achievement.

VA Hospital Partnership for Homeless Veterans Center

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

USF will work with the Haley VA Hospital to establish the National Center on Homelessness.

Learning Commons Aids Student Success

September 30, 2009

Students interested in tutoring need look no further than the USF Library's Learning Commons.

"The Doctor Is In!"

September 30, 2009

The College of The Arts opens its 2009 season with the student production of "The Doctor Is In!"

Fighting Hate: Update

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

USF's recent Hate Crimes Awareness Summit shed light on the painful nature of hate crimes.

Weed Killer Impacts Wildlife

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A study by USF biologists shows that atrazine has negative effects on amphibians and fish.

Spotlight on Sustainability

Monday, September 28, 2009

October events focus on Florida's emerging green sector and sustainability efforts.

Electronic IRB Submission Coming in October

September 25, 2009

New Web-based submission system designed to streamline process.

Register for HIV/AIDS Walk

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's time for sponsors to register by Oct. 30 for Dec. 12 fundraising event in support of graduate student research.

Reclaimed Riddle

Friday, September 25, 2009

A USF Marine Science student deciphers viruses in wastewater.

New Mailer Review

Friday, September 25, 2009

Top writers and critics -- a who's who in literature and film -- examine Norman Mailer's films and writings.

"Stampede to Tallahassee"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Student Government is providing free buses to Tallahassee for students for Saturday's historic showdown against FSU.

Lost Graves, Newfound Dignity

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

USF professors and students turn to modern tools to plat a forgotten cemetery.

Invention, Innovation and Discovery

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ResearchOne, Oct. 5-9, will feature lectures, exhibits and forums on the future of science.

Stimulus Money Promotes Student Research

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Undergraduates gain research experience while learning about Eastern equine encephalitis.

USF Bookstore Hosts Sidewalk Sale Sept. 23

September 23, 2009

Sale merchandise will be marked down an additional 25 percent off.

Bulls Ranked No. 3 in NSCAA Top 25 Poll

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

USF's men's soccer team has moved up in the final two Top NCAA Division I men's soccer polls.

Three-Year Decline in Crime Continues

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

USF Police Department reports continuing drop in crime

University Beat: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Monday, September 21, 2009

Watch University Beat to learn about an event designed to raise awareness about relationship violence and sexual assault.

Community Conversation on Educational Excellence

Friday, September 18, 2009

The White House's national education initiative is attracting Tampa Bay's Hispanic community and education leadership.

America in the World Forum

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patel Center hosts Fund for Peace discussion on American interests and values in the world.

Nominate a Student for the Green & Gold Guides

September 15, 2009

Do you know a student who exemplifies what it means to be a Bull? If so, please consider nominating that student to become a member of the USF Green & Gold Guides.

Free Smoking Cessation Program for All USF Employees

September 15, 2009

Quit smoking now with this FREE program from the USF Employee Assistance Program.

Grothe Ripping Through BIG EAST Record Books

September 15, 2009

Matt Grothe is now the Big East's all-time leader in total offense.

USF Research Park Companies Earn Governor’s Awards

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two companies at the USF Research Park win prestigious awards from Gov. Charlie Crist.

Florida Hate Crimes Awareness Summit Sept. 23

Monday, September 14, 2009

Community leaders are taking part in this invitation-only event sponsored by the College of Education David C. Anchin Center, the USF Diversity & Equal Opportunity Office, USF Student Government and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

USF Health Gets NIH Alzheimer's Grant

Monday, September 14, 2009

USF neuroscientists awarded $1.5 million grant to study cord blood cells as potential Alzheimer's therapy.

USF to Test Emergency Speaker System

September 11, 2009

Test will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

Berlin Wall’s Fall Commemoration

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Sept. 23 screening of One, Two, Three kicks off a celebration that includes events that are free and open to the community.

Florida Kinship Center Notes Grandparents Day

Friday, September 11, 2009

With over 345,000 children in Florida being raised by grandparents and other relatives, USF resource for grandparents raising children's children urges remembrance of national holiday.

African Americans in Florida Oral History Project

Friday, September 11, 2009

USF Tampa Library launches its newest digitized collection.

REACHing out to Gifted Students

Thursday, September 10, 2009

College of Education receives $1.5 million grant to fund REACH program at USF.

College of Business Awards $300,000 in Scholarships

Thursday, September 10, 2009

College of Business will distribute almost $300,000 in scholarships at its annual awards luncheon.

Save With Monday Money Back Promotion

September 10, 2009

When the Bulls win, fans win, with a discount on USF apparel at the bookstore.

USF Kicks Off Unstoppable Campaign October 19

Updated: September 22, 2009

Campaign kickoff will feature a free barbecue luncheon, special guest appearances and other surprises.

Students Urged to Participate in Sustainability Conferences

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Students are encouraged to show their sustainability research in two upcoming conferences

WLP Symposium -- Dr. Susan Blumenthal

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Global health champion to keynote USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Oct. 9 symposium.

New Web Site for Distance Learners

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Dramatic growth in number of distance learners prompts new easy-to-use site.

President Genshaft's Fall Address

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

USF President Genshaft says economic downturn won’t dissuade university's progress on local and global levels.

Holocaust Films Show Diversity of Victims

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Jewish, Gay, Black, Jehovah's Witness and Romani stories told via acclaimed films followed by discussions with clinicians and scholars.

USF Launches New System Web Site

September 8, 2009

The Web site provides a complete overview of the USF System, including all governance policies, management councils, organizational charts and maps, as well as links to Web sites for the USF Board of Trustees, the USF System President, all system institutions and campuses, and all system services.

Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony Sept. 29

September 4, 2009

The Outstanding Staff Award is the highest award given by the university to administration and staff employees who exemplify USF’s vision, values and standards of service.

Meeting With Your HR Benefits Representative

September 4, 2009

Over the next few months, the HR Benefits department is anticipating a large influx of employee traffic.

Heart Walk Nov. 14

September 4, 2009

Register now to participate in this annual American Heart Association event.

Benefits Open Enrollment Sept. 14 - Oct. 9

September 4, 2009

The 2009 Open Enrollment for State Group Insurance Program Plan Year 2010 will take place from 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2009.

Update Your Skills with Talent Management Classes

September 4, 2009

Talent Management courses help you stay up-to-date.

White House "Community Conversation" Sept. 22

Friday, September 04, 2009

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans to include Tampa Bay community.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Celebrates Re-opening of Clyde G. Nixon Courtyard

September 2, 2008

The new space features trees, three large fountains/reflection pools, an outdoor barbeque, a large shade structure, benches for seating, and a raised statue of a Bull on a platform.

USF World's Second-in-Command

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Roger Brindley appointed interim associate director of USF’s new global initiative.

Domino Effect of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Forum brings implications of climate change home to USF.

Serving Soldiers-Turned-Students

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The father of USF, Sam Gibbons, shares a common bond with USF veteran-scholars.

Is Global Warming a Catalyst for Conflict?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Climate change doesn’t just mean that the world will get hotter, but tensions between people and nations will too, experts say.

Winding Up WOW

Friday, August 28, 2009

Week of Welcome winds down after 10 days of more than 100 events that welcomed students to campus.

Team Wins Telly Award

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Team from Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence and Geology Department win animation award.

School of Architecture & Community Design Students Win Multiple International Awards

August 27, 2009

Students in the School of Architecture & Community Design win multiple international design awards.

MRI Program Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

August 27, 2009

Grant awarded to acquire a high resolution scanning electron microscope (HRSEM) for interdisciplinary research and education.

College of The Arts Launches New Web Site

August 27, 2009

The USF College of The Arts has launched its new Web site. Learn about academic programs, purchase tickets for upcoming events, and much more!

4,000 Miles to Fight Cancer

August 28, 2009

USF senior Zachary Turner rode 4,000 miles--from Baltimore to San Francisco--to raise money for cancer research.

USF to Offer Free Alumni Career Services

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Career and job assistance services will be available to all alumni.

USF to Host Pew Forum

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Discussion to explore threat multiplier of unchecked climate change.

Artist’s Reception, Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meet sculptor Teresita Fernández whose work is on display in the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Head of the Class

August 25, 2009

Jonnie Perez was recruited from Stanford University School of Medicine to be the new director of MD admissions at USF.

Don't Stop, Don't Drop!

August 25, 2009

Struggling to meet your financial obligations? Help is here!

University Beat: AP Teachers

Monday, August 24, 2009

Watch University Beat to see how USF's AP Summer Institute helped 600 teachers prepare for classes.

2009-2010 First-Day Enrollment Figures

Monday, August 24, 2009

USF welcomed 46,612 students across the university system today.

President's Fall 2009 Address September 9

August 21, 2009

The fall 2009 address will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom.

Event Highlights Link Between National Security and Climate Change

August 19, 2009

Former senators John Warner of Virginia and Connie Mack and Bob Graham of Florida, along with Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn and USF professor Tom Crisman will lead a public discussion sponsored by the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate on Monday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. at USF’s C.W. Bill Young Hall.

USF Bull Market Moves to Marshall Student Center Plaza

August 19, 2009

Beginning August 26, the USF Bull Market is moving from Sessums Mall to the Marshall Student Center Plaza.

Osher Grant Helps Non-Traditional Students

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bernard Osher Foundation's second $50,000 grant supports USF Osher Reentry Scholarship Program.

Dining Services Offers Faculty-Staff Meal Plan Via Payroll Deduction

August 19, 2009

USF Dining Services now offers a faculty-staff meal membership available through payroll deduction.

USF WLP Annual Symposium & Global Health Fair

August 19, 2009

USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy encourages USF programs that target global health and health-related initiatives to create a display for the fair, which takes place October 9.

Most Accomplished Class Moves in August 19

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The incoming class of 2013 prides itself on an impressive list of accomplishments.

Welcoming New Faculty

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

USF Town & Gown welcomes new faculty to the Tampa Bay area.

Bicycle Anti-Theft Program

August 17, 2009

This free service will enable the UP and Parking & Transportation Services to better assist you in recovering your property in the event that your bicycle is lost or stolen.

University Beat: New USF Residence Hall

Monday, August 17, 2009

Listen to University Beat and go inside USF's newest and largest residence hall.

Congestion Around Laurel Parking Garage Thru September 4

August 17, 2009

Lot 42 will be closed after 8 a.m., and all parking permit customers will be directed to park on levels three, four, five and six of the Laurel Parking Garage.

Student Filmmaker in News

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mass communications major Sarah Wilson is featured on Fox News for her recent national film award.

Latino Scholarship Awards

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Annual event on Aug. 19 features keynote speaker Academy Prep Center’s Lincoln Tamayo.

Jazz Composition Center Releases First CD

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Center's first album features selections performed by its director, Chuck Owen, and The Jazz Surge.

Accounting Students Earn Global Honor

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Business honors organization is only Florida university named inaugural "Gold" chapter.

Stay Well and Save Money by Preparing for the Flu Now

August 12, 2009

Healthcare professionals predict that the H1N1 virus, commonly known as "Swine Flu," will resurge this fall. You can reduce – or prevent – the effects of H1N1 and other types of flu, plus save money, by taking action before or at the first signs of illness.

USF St. Pete College of Ed Seeks to Improve Middle School Math

August 12, 2009

USF St. Pete's Colleg of Education will collaborate with SRI International to improve middle school math programs.

Week of Welcome Begins August 19

August 12, 2009

USF is preparing to welcome more than 7,000 new students to campus during the university’s annual Week of Welcome celebration, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Saturday, Aug. 29.

USF Training Surgeons to Use Robots

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The American Dream

Monday, August 10, 2009

A soon-to-be citizen, Carmen Koly is committed to helping immigrants transition to American life.

IRS Advises Employees to Check Withholding

August 7, 2009

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding individual taxpayers to check their 2009 federal income tax withholding levels to ensure there are no surprises when returns are due next April.

Marshall Student Center Featured on "The Mayor's Hour"

August 7, 2009

The USF Marshall Student Center will be featured on “The Mayor’s Hour,” a television program hosted by the City of Tampa, Monday, August 10 at 7 p.m.

USF Research & Innovation's New Inventors Academy

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More than 100 inventors from across the University of South Florida will become members of the newly formed USF Academy of Inventors.

USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy to Launch Mentoring Program

August 5, 2009

The USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program is collaborating with the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement to host an information session for WLP members and friends who are interested in mentoring opportunities with USF students.

Juniper-Poplar Hall Opens

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

USF now requires all first-time in college (FTIC) students to live on campus and a brand new building is making it possible.

Wear Green & Gold Sept. 4

August 4, 2009

Show your Bulls pride by wearing green and gold on Friday, Sept. 4.

Adoption Benefits

August 4, 2009

The 2009 open enrollment period for Florida’s Adoption Benefit is August 1 – September 30, 2009.

Update Your Mailing Address Before Open Enrollment

August 4, 2009

To ensure that you receive your open enrollment packet, please review and update your mailing address on file with USF now.

USF Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Members of the USF Academy of Inventors

Summer Commencement August 8

Monday, August 03, 2009

Two ceremonies at the Sun Dome, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Indira Chakravarty to receive President’s Global Leadership Award at 1:30 ceremony.

Petersen to Launch USF World

Monday, August 03, 2009

USF's dean of public health will lead new initiatives to internationalize the university.

Undergrad Researchers Put LEGO® Robots to the Test

Monday, August 03, 2009

Students in USF's College of Engineering built robotic teams as part of a summer research experience for undergraduates.

Office of Community Engagement Established

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Under Susan Greenbaum, office will expand engagement with local and global communities.

New Office of Sustainability

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Led by E. Christian Wells, office will be a single contact for all sustainable activities.

Cyber-safety Research Adopted Internationally

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Zealand, U.K. and Australian school systems use findings from internet safety expert, Prof. Ilene Berson.

Fulbright Scholars to Study in Denmark, Tanzania, Niger

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Three of USF’s top graduate students have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to support studies overseas during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Witte Appointed Associate Director of USF Foundation Board

July 27, 2009

India Waller Witte has been appointed to the position of Associate Director of Foundation Board Relations.

New Faculty RightStart & Benefits Orientation

July 24, 2009

All new USF faculty members should plan to attend one of the upcoming RightStart/Benefits orientation sessions in early August.

USF Contemporary Art Museum Presents Blind Landscape

July 24, 2009

Exhibition will run August 17 - October 10.

Liller Appointed Dean of Grad School & AVP of Research & Innovation

July 24, 2009

Nationally Recognized Researcher in Children’s Injury Prevention Appointed USF Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation.

Car-Sharing Program Hits the Road at USF

Thursday, July 23, 2009

USF’s Center for Urban Transportation launches WeCar car-sharing with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

USF Advanced Placement Institute Garners Demand

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More than 600 teachers from the State of Florida will participate in the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) sponsored by the David C. Anchin Center in the USF College of Education in conjunction with the College Board Southern Regional Office, July 27 – 31.

Signs of Disease in Transplants

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Undergraduate Research Examines How Precarious Populations Weather Hurricanes

Monday, July 20, 2009

The University of South Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research will present a series of new research projects Wednesday examining the impact of hurricanes on vulnerable populations

Introducing New Online Billing Reports

July 20, 2009

Your Information Technology Billing Detail will now be available online in the new IT Communications Mart.

Careers@USF Rolls Out August 3

Updated August 4, 2009

USF's new online automated recruitment and position description system will allow you to apply for positions, manage the hiring process and more.

Save the Date: USF Research Week October 5 - 9

July 16, 2009

Save the date for ResearchOne: USF Research Week October 5 - 9.

USF Campus Directory Updates Due August 7

July 16, 2009

All USF campus directory updates are due August 7.

Winter Break 2008 Annual Leave Hours Reinstated

July 15, 2009

USF will re-credit three days of annual leave that were taken during winter break 2008.

USF Athletics Youth Impact Program Helps At-Risk Kids

July 15, 2009

"We hook them with the football, obviously; but truthfully, the program is based on learning educational skills and life skills and those are the things they can take on with them for the rest of their lives."

A Letter from President Genshaft

July 13, 2009

Researcher Strikes Connection Between Lightning, Origin of Life

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Researcher has tapped into the bay area's fiery tendencies to study how lightning could be connected to the origins and evolution of life.

Levine Is New Regional Vice Chancellor at USF St. Pete

July 13, 2009

Levine has been appointed to a new position as regional vice chancellor of external affairs at USF St. Petersburg.

New AVP for Public Safety Division

July 13, 2009

University names Alana Ennis, seasoned law enforcement professional.

New Process for Renewing USF Parking Decals

Updated Friday, July 31, 2009

USF Parking and Transportation Services and USF Information Technology are making it easier than ever to renew your USF parking decal.

$4 Million in Grants Awarded to College of Education

Friday, July 10, 2009

Students from migrant farmworker backgrounds will have an opportunity to continue their education thanks to two grants from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).

Sneak Peek: Be Among First to See New USF Football Commercial

July 9, 2009

New commercial will air on television during games.

Swine Flu Update

July 9, 2009

Visit the Student Health Services Web site for the latest information.

Baseball Team Earns Big East Academic Title

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Rodriguez Named Director of Small Business Development Center

July 8, 2009

After serving as interim director of the College of Business Small Business Development Center since January 2008, Eileen Rodriguez was officially named as the center’s director in June.

Researchers Find Caffeine Reverses Memory Impairment in Mice

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Procedures For Hiring FWS Students

July 2, 2009

All employees responsible for hiring or supervising FWS students must register to attend training.

HR Offers Extended & Saturday Hours for RightStart

July 2, 2009

Evening and Saturday hours available on selected dates during the month of August.

Foreign National RightStart@USF Training Offered

July 2, 2009

Training session offered for all USF staff members responsible for hiring foreign nationals.

Online Wellness Tools Save Time and Money

July 2, 2009

Your health insurance provider offers online tools that make it easy to take an active role in your family's health care.

USF Hosts Caribbean Teachers in Democracy Education Effort

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

USF’s Patel Center hosts Caribbean teachers in democracy education program

Iran Expert Featured in "Foreign Affairs"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Political analysis by Government and International Affairs Chairman, Professor Mohsen Milani is sought by numerous national and international media outlets following his article in the country’s leading foreign policy publication.

USF Research & Innovation Announces New Faculty Program

June 26, 2009

New program designed to stimulate and coordinate new research activities.

USF Iran Expert Featured on CNN

Thursday, June 25, 2009

NIMH Grant to Study Childhood Depression

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Psychology Professor Jonathan Rottenberg will study at-risk children and their siblings in search of solutions.

USF St. Petersburg Full Accreditation

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Save the Date: USF Homecoming November 16-21

June 22, 2009

USF Homecoming: Superbull XIII will be held November 16-21.

USF Professor Featured in NY Times Editorial on Iran

Thursday, June 18, 2009

USF Launches Official Facebook Page

June 19, 2009

University Communications & Marketing is pleased to announce that USF now has an official presence on Facebook.

USF, Mote Marine Laboratory Sign Landmark Agreement

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

USF and Mote Marine Laboratory sign affiliation agreement to expand research and economic development opportunities

Santiago Calatrava to Design Cornerstone for USF Polytechnic’s New Campus

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

USF Polytechnic has commissioned the acclaimed architectural firm Santiago Calatrava/Festina Lente Services, Inc. to design the first building for the school's new campus.

Healthy Water Webcast June 30

College of Public Health

The Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness at USF’s College of Public Health will present a healthy water webcast on June 30.

USF Researcher Part of Study Showing Manatees Can Probably Hear Boats

June 16, 2009

The 3,800 manatees estimated to live in Florida waters all face one big threat to their survival – boats. But USF researcher David Mann’s recent work on manatee sound localization sheds new light on the sea creature’s ability to tell a boat is approaching.

Targeting Disparities in Cancer Health Care

Monday, June 15, 2009

Students Win Top Honors at International Film Competition

Monday, June 15, 2009

A team of USF student filmmakers led by mass communications major and senior Sarah Wilson take Best Picture honors at the 2009 International Campus MovieFest Grand Finale in Los Angeles.

USF, TempTroll Cleans Up and Cools Off at Tampa Tech Show

Friday, June 12, 2009

USF was the recipient of the Coolest Technology award in the STEM category (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for its partnership with TempTroll, LLC, a USF spin-out that has developed self-heating washcloths.

USF Iran Expert Lends Perspective on Election

Friday, June 12, 2009

Recent Iran election closely watched by Mohsen M. Milani, chairman of USF’s Department of Government and International Affairs and an internationally noted expert on Iran.

Architecture Students Win Awards

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Three School of Architecture & Community Design projects garner awards.

Wellness Opportunities on Campus

June 10, 2009

Free or low-cost opportunities located right on campus to help you achieve your wellness goals.

WUSF Wins National Award

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has award WUSF a My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement.

Marine Science Graduate Student Appointed to Prestigious National Fellowship

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Marine Science student appointed to prestigious national fellowship

New Anti-Virus Software

June 4, 2009

New anti-virus software with advanced threat prevention will deliver unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops, and servers.

Software Encryption for Laptops and Mobile Devices Now Required

June 4, 2009

All laptops purchased by USF will require approved encryption software as of June 15, 2009.

USF to Sign Nation’s First Accord with V.A. in New GI Bill Program

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

USF will become the nation’s first university to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs in a specialized effort to support returning troops who enroll in classes under the new GI Bill this fall.

Storm Surge Experts Issue Warning on Outdated Modeling Systems

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Physical Oceanography Professor Robert Weisberg, an internationally renowned expert in storm surge, has spent years gathering evidence demonstrating that current storm surge models are not as precise as they should be.

USF Debuts New Online Campus Tour

June 2, 2009

New online campus tour enables potential students and their families to learn about life on the Tampa campus.

Human Resources Introduces Service Centers

June 1, 2009

Each service center serves specific colleges / areas, and provides assistance for all HR services, from helping a manager hire, to assisting employees with benefits and retirement questions.

Benefits Fair & Wellness Expo Sept. 22

Updated: September 18, 2009

Annual fair and wellness expo will feature flu shots, free health screenings and more.

Patel Center To Host International Water Managers

Friday, May 29, 2009

Nations as diverse as Sudan, China and Bolivia to share lessons on international water crisis.

Staff Personal Holiday-Use It Or Lose It By June 30

May 29, 2009

The staff personal holiday must be taken by the employee on or before the close of business on June 30 or it is forfeited.

Update Your Skills With Classes From Talent Management

May 22, 2009

Several summer classes available.

On-Campus Pharmacies Accept More Insurance Carriers

May 22, 2009

The Bulls Country Pharmacy now accepts United Healthcare and Caremark / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.

USF to Remember Lakdawala

Friday, May 22, 2009

In recognition of the life, leadership and legacy of Aly Zain Lakdawala, a remembrance celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center, Oval Theatre.

High School Graduation Ceremonies at Sun Dome

May 21, 2009

The Sun Dome will host multiple Hillsborough County high school graduation ceremonies May 28-29 and June 1-4.

Collins Blvd Garage Maintenance

May 21, 2009

Lighting in the Collins Blvd Garage will be temporarily turned off for maintenance and level one closed Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25.

Lessons from the "Horse Whisperer"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Preparing students to become special education teachers, David Allsopp is influenced by lessons learned about communication and trust from someone he has long admired.

Researcher Discovers Chemical Pollution In Brains of Beached Marine Animals

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A University of South Florida researcher has found contamination from PCBs, the residue of long-ago used DDT, and common flame retardant chemical in the brains and cerebrospinal fluid of marine mammals in a new study which raises concerns about the potential impact hazardous chemicals have on ocean life.

Promotion for JMLC Executive Director

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Brig. Gen. Luis Visot named to 377th Theater Sustainment Command in Louisiana; will become major general.

Prado Named Big East Coach of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

USF Mourns Loss of Recent Graduate

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The University of South Florida is mourning the loss of recent graduate Aly Zain Lakdawala, 21.

Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

Updated: July 2, 2009

The nomination period for the 2008 Outstanding Staff Awards is open now thru July 17, 2009.

USF Poly Students Win National Championship

Monday, May 18, 2009

Literature Scholar Named USF Distinguished University Professor

Friday, May 15, 2009

A world-renowned literature scholar is honored as the 2009 Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. John Patrick William Rogers was selected from the university’s top faculty for this annual recognition, which is USF’s highest faculty honor for scholarly achievements as a researcher and instructor.

Nonviolence Training with Civil Rights Icon May 22

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tampa's own internationally-renowned peace activist Bernard LaFayette will conduct training in peace activism.

Museum at Work May 18 - July 25

May 12, 2009

Exhibition explores what museums do behind closed doors.

Museum Presents Sixty Minutes May 18 - July 2

May 12, 2009

Sixty Minutes is a single channel video program designed to highlight and explore artists' practice and influences.

Gearing Up for New GI Bill

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

State universities and Department of Veterans Affairs launch a new statewide campaign Monday to assist veterans seeking to use benefits under the new GI Bill.

USF Reaches Out to Ghana Universities in New Academic Partnerships

Monday, May 11, 2009

USF’s first outreach to an African university will present unparalleled scholarly opportunities for USF and the Ghana universities alike.

Save the Date: American Heart Association Heart Walk November 14

May 7, 2009

Event benefits the American Heart Association.

Save Money By Planning for Medical Needs Before You Travel

May 7, 2009

A Benefits Expert Tip from Human Resources.

Update Your Mailing Address for FRS Pension Plan

May 7, 2009

Please review and update your mailing address on file with USF in order to ensure that you receive your statement.

COBRA Subsidy

May 7, 2009

Act provides for a subsidy for certain COBRA beneficiaries.

Employee Perks & Discounts

May 7, 2009

Your USF employee ID card is your ticket to fun and savings.

Cainas Joins School of Accountancy Faculty

May 7, 2009

Cainas will join the School of Accountancy faculty as an accounting instructor in fall 2009.

Lee Joins Management Department Faculty

May 7, 2009

Jegoo Lee, formerly of Boston College, will join the management department as an assistant professor in the College of Business this fall.

Renshler Joins Management Department Faculty

May 7, 2009

Kevin Renshler, formerly of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join the management department as an instructor in the College of Business in the summer 2009.

Robinson Joins School of Accountancy Faculty

May 7, 2009

Michael Robinson, formerly from Arizona State University, will join the School of Accountancy faculty as a visiting assistant professor in the fall 2009 semester.

USF Awarding Degrees to Hispanic Students in Record Numbers

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine recognized USF in its annual list of the top 100 U.S. institutions that conferred the most college degrees on Hispanic students.

Genshaft Named to NCAA Board of Directors

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Genshaft was appointed to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors earlier this week.

Biodefense Expert

Monday, May 04, 2009

Daniel Lim leads research and development of biosensor assays that can help bolster homeland security efforts.

USF Education Abroad Office Swine Flu Update

April 30, 2009

As of April 30, the USF Education Abroad Office has not cancelled or delayed the departure of any of its study abroad programs.

USF Installs Emergency Sirens to Enhance Campus Safety

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The installation and testing of eight emergency warning stations will be conducted during the week of May 4.

President's Letter April 2009

April 29, 2009

President's April 2009 letter to alumni and friends of the university.

College of Marine Science Students Garner Top Honors

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two students at USF’s College of Marine Science have won top awards for their presentations at national and international conferences.

ROTC Commissioning Links Father and Daughter

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Event links alumnus father and graduating daughter; father was one of the first seven cadets in USF’s ROTC program.

Emergency Siren Installation, Test Week of May 4

April 30, 2009

Installation may be accompanied by noise such as chimes, short siren blasts or voice tests.

Vehicle Unlock Program Eliminated

April 28, 2009

The Office of Public Safety has announced that the university will no longer provide the vehicle unlock program to the university community.

Updated: Swine Flu Information

May 1, 2009

New information from the Hillsborough County Health Department and USF Education Abroad Office.

USF Students Earn EPA Sustainability Award

Friday, April 24, 2009

A team of USF students and faculty is one of six selected nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive the prestigious "People, Prosperity and Planet" (P3) Award. The honor includes a $75,000 grant to commercialize their winning design.

USF Affiliate to Present Off-Roading Rover to Injured Outdoorsman

Friday, April 24, 2009

A 23-year-old Mississippi man who lost use of his arms and legs in an accident will become the first recipient Monday of a Mobili T Rover™, a rugged-construction wheelchair designed to power through beaches, parks and wilderness areas.

Graduate Programs Receive Top Rankings

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Several USF graduate programs are among the top in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools report. Seven programs rated in the top 50 while seven others are in the top 100.

Zoo Exhibit to Shine Light On Solar Energy Technology

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Researchers at USF's Power Center for Utility Explorations and TECO are collaborating on a project to incorporate solar energy into the elephant exhibit at Lowry Park Zoo and introduce visitors to Smart Grid technology.

Bulls Win 2009 BIG EAST Tennis Championship

Register Your Child to Attend USF's "Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day" April 23

April 17, 2009

Event open to children 8 - 18. Registration deadline in Monday, April 20.

Some Cancers Can Be Prevented By Routine Screenings

April 17, 2009

Check out this month's Benefits Expert Tip.

Postdoctoral Scholars Benefit Program and Open Enrollment

April 17, 2009

Program will provide benefits to postdoctoal scholars at USF.

Outlook is Sunny for Future Meteorologists

Thursday, April 16, 2009

National Weather Service and American Meteorological Society honor USF students.

350 Daughters and Sons on Campus April 23

Thursday, April 16, 2009

USF welcomes staff's children for "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"

Byers Joins Office of Research & Innovation

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cheryl L. Byers, MHA, CIP has joined USF’s Office of Research & Innovation as director of Research Integrity & Compliance.

USF Night With the Rays & Free Daughtry Concert

April 14, 2009

Watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Kansas City Royals August 1 and enjoy a free post-game concert by Grammy award winner Daughtry.

President's Welcome to USF's Newest Bulls

Monday, April 13, 2009

USF Hosts Harvard Researcher's Lecture on Search for Earth-Like Planets

Monday, April 13, 2009

Harvard University physicist Ronald Walsworth lectures on search for Earth-like planets.

Water Shortage Measures

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

USF takes measures in response to current water shortage in Tampa Bay area.

Careers in Aging Week

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The School of Aging Studies in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences is hosting a “Careers in Aging Week” April 12-18.

New USF Marshall Center Dedication April 15

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Distinguished guests expected for festive outdoor ceremony followed by VIP evening reception.

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tickets are $15 per person.

USF Employees Invited to Tony Dungy Talk Tonight

Friday, April 03, 2009

USF employees are invited to come and hear Coach Tony Dungy, former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, speak tonight April 3rd at the Sun Dome. Admission is free with a USF ID card.

Sixteen Students Participate in Global Conference in Dubai

Friday, April 03, 2009

Sixteen students from USF received the honor of participating in the conference.

Latino Parents & Schools Symposium April 27

Thursday, April 02, 2009

FL PIRC’s free event features author Edward Olivos with a day of presentations, discussions and activities; registration deadline April 17.

Encourage Students to File FAFSA Today

Thursday, April 02, 2009

File early to maximize opportunity.

Remind Students About Class Registration

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Summer classes begin May 11.

EAP Offers Seminar on Student Drinking Behavior

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Employee Assistance Program is offering a free seminar titled, "Understanding Drinking Behavior of College Students: Do You Know What Your Students are Doing?" Tuesday, April 7.

USF Student Earns Top Prize at Dubai Conference

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

As the Education Without Borders 2009 conference wraps up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, USF’s Aki Nakanishi, a master's student in anthropology, was awarded top prize for her paper, Facilitating Youth Participatory Action Research: Reflections, Strategies and Applications, in the section “The Role of Education in Meeting Global Challenges."

Employee Assistance Program Offers Seminar for Helicopter Parents

April 1, 2009

Seminar helps parents learn to instill a sense of personal responsibility in their students.

Florida Senate Recognizes USF's First Goldwater Honorable Mention

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Jordan Markel, a junior in biology at USF, will be among the state’s top undergraduate scholars recognized by the Florida Senate in Tallahassee on April 23. Markel earned an Honorable Mention from The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

USF Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Business Plan Competition

March 31, 2009

Business concepts from non-business academic units are welcomed; early stage companies are preferred.

Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Scholarship Luncheon

March 30, 2009

Tickets are $25 per person.

Book Signing at USF Bookstore April 1

March 30, 2009

Melvin James, instructor in the College of Arts & Sciences, will be signing his new book "God Bless America: Contemporary Analyses of Truth, Justice and Compassion" at the USF Bookstore Wednesday, April 1 at noon.

A&P Golf Tournament Cancelled

March 30, 2009

Tournament cancelled due to poor course conditions. A&P Council plans to reschedule for the fall.

Journalist Farai Chideya at IBL April 17 Symposium

Monday, March 30, 2009

Noted author and panels of local leaders will address: "The Role and the Road to Leadership in the 21st Century" at the Institute on Black Life’s annual symposium.

"American Voices" on Campus April 16

Friday, March 27, 2009

April 16 play considers notion of "true" Americans; free and open to the public.

USF Kente Award Scholarship Luncheon

Friday, March 27, 2009

USF's African-American Advisory Committee honored Paulette Walker and Carolyn House Stewart at its Kente Award Scholarship Luncheon at the Marshall Student Center Royal Palm Ballroom.

Graduate School Hosts Open House April 2

March 27, 2009

All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Graduate Certificates Expand Options

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Library Exhibit Features Student Prints and Poems

March 26, 2009

Exhibit runs April 4 -30.

Dance Marathon March 27

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Teams endure up to 13.1 hours of dancing to raise money for All Children's Hospital.

School of Library & Information Science Book Sale March 25

March 24, 2009

Book Sale held in front of library March 25.

Save the Date: Marshall Center Dedication Celebration April 15

March 25, 2009

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the day's festivities.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Spotlights Emerging Scholars and Scientists

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will feature more than 100 presentations on April 3.

International Week March 30 - April 4

Updated April 1, 2009

Week-long series of events includes film festival, lectures, presentations and more.

Economic Stimulus Bill Provides Tax Benefit to USF Employees

March 20, 2009

Employees will see a reduction in the amount of federal income tax withheld beginning with the April 10 paycheck.

Faculty & Staff Softball Tournament and Taste of Bulls Country April 18

March 20, 2009

All faculty and staff are invited to attend with their families.

Douglas Managing HR Benefits

March 20, 2009

Beverly Douglas has assumed responsibility for the HR benefits department, in addition to her role overseeing HR communications and HR administration special projects.

Graduate Certificates Expand Options and Offer Graduate School Point of Entry

March 20, 2009

USF graduate certificate program celebrates its 10th anniversary and has shown significant growth.

USF Faculty at Cinema Italiano 2009 in Ybor

March 20, 2009

Award-winning films with discussions led by USF faculty, La Trecchia, Sipiora and Ricci March 27 & 28.

2009 Faculty & Staff Campaign Now Underway

March 20, 2009

All USF faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the 2009 campaign.

Fine Arts Presents First Annual Silent Auction

March 18, 2009

Event will benefit the Masters of Fine Arts Organization.

District Court Session on Campus: A First

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Two of the three judges are USF alumni; panel will hear a one-case docket March 23.

Jump-Starting Health Care's E-Revolution

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

2009 World Languages Research Colloquium

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Race, Gender and Politics: The 2008 Presidential Campaign and Beyond"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Reading Intervention Boosts FCAT Scores

Monday, March 16, 2009

College of Education literacy experts conclude singing software holds a key.

NY’s LaGuardia Community College Transfers Streamlined

Monday, March 16, 2009

Articulation agreement provides students a seamless transition to USF.

Stampede to Success April 10

March 13, 2009

Event allows high school juniors and seniors to visit campus, meet with faculty, and learn about financial aid opportunities.

Access USF

March 13, 2009

Event designed to assist first-generation-in-college high school juniors and seniors in the college planning and enrollment process.

USF Health Wellness Day March 27

March 13, 2009

Event free and open to the public.

Dining Services Spring Break Hours

March 12, 2009

Library Annual Report Now Available Online

March 12, 2009

Apple Distinguished Educator

Thursday, March 12, 2009

College of education grad student Luis Perez, a role model for students with disabilities.

Alternative Spring Break Helps Others

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

250 students will go to 26 locations throughout the country to provide community service.

Assessment Pro Joins Academic Leadership Team

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Assistant vice president for institutional effectiveness, Stephen RiCharde, begins May 4.

USF Army ROTC in Top 3% Nationally

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Program honored with MacArthur Award for excellence.

Research Into Current State of Policing

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

$1.8 million grant from National Institute of Justice teams USF with University of Illinois and Northeastern University.

USF to Build Largest Comprehensive Energy Smart Grid in Southeast

Monday, March 09, 2009

USF awarded prestigious $15 million project to build one of the nation's largest comprehensive energy smart grids.

Mass Comm Students Win Coveted Telly Award

Friday, March 06, 2009

Beer is the subject of winning documentary.

2009 USF Football Schedule

March 6, 2009

Big East announces final 2009 football schedule.

Keeping an Eye on Climate Change

Friday, March 06, 2009

Florida site established for tracking seasonal effects of climate change on native species.

U.S. Poet Laureate to Speak April 1

Friday, March 06, 2009

Humanities Institute sponsors visit by U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan who kicks off the month-long celebration.

Marine Science Presents Former Shell Oil Chief

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The USF College of Marine Science will host a public lecture by former Shell Oil president turned energy independence advocate John Hofmeister on Wednesday, March 11.

New Model for Medical Education Announced

Thursday, March 05, 2009

USF College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network announce affiliation to create Health Care Leadership Track.

Florida’s "Vanishing Waters" March 15

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Author Cynthia Barnett part of Florida Conversations Lecture Series at new Tampa Bay History Center.

Sick Pool Open Enrollment in April

March 20, 2009

Registration begins April 1.

Payroll Insurance Deductions for Summer Coverage for Nine-Month Faculty

March 4, 2009

Nine-month faculty who are regularly employed for less than twelve months (appointed on an academic contract) are entitled to the state/university contribution while off payroll.

Health Insurance Premiums Update

March 4, 2009

Employee premiums will not increase.

Update: Special Open Enrollment for Life Insurance

March 4, 2009

Open enrollment period lasts from Feb. 2 - May 29.

Walton Speaks About Health and Human Rights at USF St. Pete

March 4, 2009

David Walton, a Harvard-trained physician who works with Partners in Health, will speak about health and human rights at a free lecture March 10 at USF St. Petersburg.

Save the Date: Relay for Life April 3-4

March 3, 2009

Fundraiser benefits the American Cancer Society.

Board of Trustees Meeting March 3

March 3, 2009

College of Education Hosts Children's Festival March 7

March 3, 2009

Annual festival is free and open to the public.

WonderBull! Children’s Festival Saturday

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Children and parents gather at the College of Education for fun and games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LGBT Gala March 24

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

First LGBT scholarship will be awarded; Betty Castor to deliver keynote address.

Destination USF: Global University

Monday, March 02, 2009

Responsible for USF's global strategies, Linda Whiteford envisions USF evolving into a 'destination university' for students, faculty, researchers and administrators who desire a global experience.

College of Marine Science Presents Eminent Lectures on New Frontiers

Monday, March 02, 2009

USF’s College of Marine Science Presents Eminent Lectures on New Frontiers

College Fair Sunday at Tampa Convention Center

Monday, March 02, 2009

Opportunity to meet admissions counselors and get information about USF’s 219 degree programs, financial aid and more.

EAP Offers Free Personal Finance Seminars

February 26, 2009

Timely seminars offer advice for navigating tough financial times.

Is An End To Poverty Possible?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

USF Geography colloquium will address answers to age-old problem with visiting scholar Lakshman Yapa on Friday, March 6 at 1:15 p.m. in Chemistry Building room 217.

$1.2 Million for FMHI to Help Emotionally Disturbed Students

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Innovative three-year project, "Parent Connectors," was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.

Senator Visits USF Nursing Students

February 25, 2009

College of Business Hosts Elevator Speech Competition

February 25, 2009

Students had one minute to give an “elevator speech” describing their education, skills, and aspirations.

Marine Science Unveils Cutting-Edge Research Vessel

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

USF's College of Marine Science has debuted Florida's newest ocean-going research tool -- the R/V WeatherBird II.

Expert on Kenyan and Algerian Colonization March 2

Thursday, February 26, 2009

International scholar Fabian Klose final speaker in lecture series.

The Obama Presidency & Genocide Prevention Today

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Speaker: Dr. Edward Kissi noted expert on the Holocaust and genocide.

SIFE at USF's World Village Saturday

Friday, February 20, 2009

Global economics focus of free event for kids and families Feb. 21

Latin America and the Global Economic Crisis

Friday, February 20, 2009

Internationally renowned economist Martin Grandes speaks Feb. 24; TECO Room.

USF College Renamed College of The Arts

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

To better reflect the its broadening reach of academic programs, USF's College of Visual & Performing Arts has been renamed the College of the Arts.

College of Marine Science to Host Regional Spoonbill Bowl

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

USF College of Marine Science to host regional Spoonbill Bowl.

Board of Trustees Meeting Feb. 26

February 17, 2009

Meeting open to the public.

College of Education Strawberry Sale Benefits Scholarships

February 17, 2009

Sale benefits Migrant Student Success Fund.

USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Unveils 2009 Programs

February 17, 2009

USF Engineers Without Borders Hosts Fundraiser

February 16, 2009

Group hosts benefit to raise funds for international service project.

Spanish Fair February 23

February 13, 2009

Free cultural awareness event includes music, food and more.

Save the Date: Undergraduate Research Symposium April 3

February 13, 2009

Event features undergraduate research projects.

Sigma Nu Celebrates USF's Historic Win Over Marquette

February 13, 2009

Fraternity has supported men's basketball since the early 1970s.

USF's United Way Campaign Tops Giving Goal

February 13, 2009

It's not too late to give to this year's United Way campaign.

Obama Taps USF Grad for Top Post

Friday, February 13, 2009

USF Kente Award Scholarship Luncheon to be Held Feb. 14

Friday, February 13, 2009

Event honors top sorority leaders and supports the Dr. Israel “Ike” Tribble, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

IT Hosts Public Meeting

February 12, 2009

Information technology will host a special public meeting Monday, March 2. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Veterans Workshop Eases Transition from Soldier to Student

February 12, 2009

Workshop aims to assist returning veterans as they transition from soldiers to students.

Sacred Leaves Symposium on Medieval Religiosity

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feb 19-20, Michael Sells, keynoter and sessions on Christian mystical texts, Jewish mysticism, the Spanish Inquisition and women, medieval holy men, mysticism and ethics, Byzantine art and more.

Employee Assistance Program Hosts Anger Management Seminar

February 12, 2009

Seminar identifies causes of anger and offers coping mechanisms.

Women’s Studies Presents Nation’s Leading Feminists

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

March talks focus on gender medicine, Bollywood, international issues, multiculturalism and non-domination.

Library Hosts Florida Conversations Lecture Series

February 10, 2009

Lecture series kicks off Sunday, Feb. 15. All lectures are free and open to the public.

USF Engineering Expo 2009 Set to Inspire Young Science Fans

Monday, February 09, 2009

Miss America 1999 Joins USF Diabetes Team

Friday, February 06, 2009

Wireless Detectors for Dementia

Friday, February 06, 2009

Boggs Earns BIG EAST’s Highest Academic Honor

Friday, February 06, 2009

Edwards Becomes USF First Four-Time Academic Honoree

Friday, February 06, 2009

National Signing Day Update

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium

February 4, 2009

All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Bobby and Chimps Premieres at USF

February 4, 2009

The new play about love, faith and politics in American opens Feb. 26 on the USF Tampa campus.

Dance Department Presents Spring Concert

February 4, 2009

DanceUSF will present a provocative mix of ballet and modern dance in its upcoming spring dance concert.

Engineering Expo Feb. 13-14

February 4, 2009

Happy Hour and Bulls Basketball This Friday

February 3, 2009

USF faculty and staff and their guests are invited to attend a happy hour and basketball game at a discounted rate of $5 per ticket.

Save the Date: Faculty & Staff Softball Event April 18

February 3, 2009

Start organizing your team now.

Save the Date: USF Night with the Tampa Bay Rays August 1

Updated March 4, 2009

Order your tickets online now and receive a free Rays hat with the USF Bulls logo while supplies last.

Expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act

February 3, 2009

USF 403(b) Plan Document

February 3, 2009

New regulations require that all public employers provide a plan document for 403(b) plans offered to their employees.

New Workers' Compensation Claims Management Process

February 3, 2009

OptaComp will provide claims management services.

Flexible Spending Account Deadline Extended to March 15

February 3, 2009

Grace period allows you to use 2008 contributions until March 15, 2009.

Conversion of Annual Leave Balances

February 3, 2009

System automatically converts excessive unused annual leave to sick leave.

Special Open Enrollment for Life Insurance

February 3, 2009

Limited time open enrollment Feb. 2 - May 29.

Ferrell Joins Human Resources

February 3, 2009

New York Times Reports on USF Crying Research

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Super Bowl Connections: USF & NFL

Friday, January 30, 2009

Conan O'Brien and the Gramatica brothers flash the Bulls hand sign.

Researchers Develop "Brain-Controlled" Wheelchair Robotic Arm

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mechanical Engineering makes it possible for robotic arm to respond to users thoughts.

USF's Black Emphasis Month

Friday, January 30, 2009

Month-long celebration features NAACP panel and forum on kidney disease.

USF's Black Emphasis Month Filled With Events

Friday, January 30, 2009

Month-long celebration features NAACP panel and forum on kidney disease.

USF St. Petersburg Presents Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

January 29, 2009

Basketball legend to speak about African-Americans' contributions to the United States.

School of Music Breaks Ground on New Building

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New building will open fall 2010.

Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith - "Housing Bubble" Feb. 13

Thursday, January 29, 2009

College of Business talk will touch on banks, mortgage and insurance companies and the federal bailout.

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program Wins Approval

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Irene Maher to Host Florida Matters on WUSF-TV

Thursday, January 29, 2009

USF School of Music Groundbreaking

January 28, 2009

Groundbreaking will take place Jan. 29.

USF Appoints McDevitt Assistant V.P. for Research Patents & Licensing

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The University of South Florida has named Valerie McDevitt to the post of Assistant Vice President for Research in the Division of Patents & Licensing.

USF Health and Radiology Associates of Tampa Strengthen Partnership

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hurricane Research Deadline Approaching

January 26, 2009

The deadline for applications is February 10.

President's Message on Budget Reduction

Friday, January 23, 2009

USF President Judy Genshaft addresses the state budget situation and outlines USF’s plans for the current and upcoming fiscal years.

Japan World Heritage Photos, First Time in U.S.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Renowned exhibit comes to USF Feb. 9-19.

Learn How to Alleviate Stress Using Relaxation Techniques

January 21, 2009

Free seminar teaches participants how relaxation and meditation can help alleviate stress.

Nobel Laureate Visits College of Business

January 21, 2009

Please join the College of Business for a conversation with Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith.

Presidential Inauguration Coverage

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

USF offers coverage of 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

Click Commerce, USF Announce Agreement for Comprehensive E-Research

Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration Event Calls for More Civic Engagement

Friday, January 16, 2009

Marshall Center activities include opportunities to sign up for community service.

Stampede of Service Featured on ABC News

Friday, January 16, 2009

USF to Host Symposium on Supercomputers Tuesday

Friday, January 16, 2009

USF to host symposium on supercomputers on Tuesday.

Dining Services Welcomes Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s January 22

January 15, 2009

Meet the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's and sample the newest flavor.

New Long Distance Calling Plan

January 15, 2009

Domestic long distance business-related calls placed by faculty and staff will no longer require code.

Danny Glover and Felix Justice at Sun Dome Tonight

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"An Evening with Martin and Langston" featuring Danny Glover and Felix Justice is part of USF's week-long MLK Celebration. The program takes place at 7 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome Arena.

USF Targets Diabetes

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

USF's Patel Center Summit to Explore Trade with Latin America, Caribbean

Monday, January 12, 2009

Patel Center Summit on Latin America and Caribbean trade will explore future challenges.

USF Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Gallery Talk

January 9, 2009

Meet artists Neil Bender, Elisabeth Condon and Cesar Cornejo and view their work during this free gallery talk.

Students to Launch High-Tech Balloon to Edge of Space

Friday, January 09, 2009

University engineering students launch high-tech space balloon to capture photos of Florida from edge of atmosphere.

Over 3,000 Students Charged Up for "Stampede of Service"

Friday, January 09, 2009

Volunteers fan out Jan. 17 to 60-plus charitable, not-for-profit and government beautification programs.

Women's Studies Presents Nation's Leading Feminists

Friday, January 09, 2009

USF on Princeton Review's 2009 List of 50 "Best Value" Public Colleges

Thursday, January 08, 2009

University is noted for competitive programs and Honors College, as well as diverse student body and presence in the Tampa Bay business community.

Research Grant Brings Local School High-Tech Fitness

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Fifth graders at Belle Witter Elementary School in Tampa get state-of-the art XRKade "active gaming" room thanks to College of Education grant from Centers for Disease Control.

A Message from President Genshaft

January 6, 2009

2009 kicks off with the Stampede of Service January 17.

Device Helps Disabled Gain Independence

Monday, January 05, 2009

USF Sun Dome Hosts Super Bowl Breakfast

Monday, January 05, 2009