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President Genshaft's 2015 Winter Message Transcript

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

USF Ranked a Top 50 "Best College Value" for 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015

45th place standing reaffirms value for students

USF Scientists Focus on Mineral for Clues to Beginning of Biological Life on Earth

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In Earth's beginning, meteorites striking the planet to provide light may have carried an extraterrestrial mineral that, as it corroded in water, could have provided the essential chemical spark for the birth of biological life.

USF 2015 Year In Review

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The University of South Florida had an outstanding year including improved rankings in research, system-wide milestones and a trip to a NCAA bowl game; take a look back at a few highlights from 2015.

USF Dedicates Downtown Tampa Site of New Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The transformative initiative for USF will be a key anchor in a thriving downtown redevelopment project.

USF Announces Postgraduate Fellowship in Honor of Former President of India

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

University of South Florida joins Top 25 in national research rankings

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

USF is now ranked No. 25 among all public universities and No. 41 among both public and private institutions nationwide.

USF Receives Nearly $3 Million to Enhance STEM Education

Monday, November 30, 2015

Project aims to boost the amount of well-prepared graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

The USF Sun Dome Marks its 35th Anniversary

Monday, November 30, 2015

The USF Sun Dome, located on the campus of the University of South Florida, marked its 35th Anniversary on November 29, 2015.

Relieve Stress: Take Time for Yourself …and Others

The USF Counseling Center prescribes a healthy dose of gratitude and offers assistance; the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement offers opportunities to help others.

AAAS Names Six Fellows from USF

Distinguished faculty from Marine Science, Health, Engineering and Arts & Sciences receive one of the nation’s most prestigious honors.

A Message from USF System President Judy Genshaft

Saturday, November 14, 2015

To Members of the University of South Florida System Community

Friday, November 13, 2015

Early probiotic use may decrease risk of islet autoimmunity in children at risk for type 1 diabetes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The University of South Florida played a coordinating role in the international TEDDY study.

Play Illuminates Middle Eastern Women

A cast of 16 makes the award-winning “9 Parts of Desire” – a one-woman play – an unprecedented and moving experience.

NIJ Grants USF Anthropology Nearly $400,000 for Cold Cases

Monday, November 09, 2015

Grant will provide agencies with access to new scientific tools for the first time.

USF System to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Dissolution of Florida’s Johns Committee

Monday, November 09, 2015

Documentary screenings at USF and USF St. Petersburg will shed light on the controversial panel and its impact on the early years of USF’s existence.

University of South Florida Named the Nation’s Second Best College for Student Veterans

Monday, November 09, 2015

It’s the highest ranking ever for USF on the Military Times annual list.

Recognized for Excellence in Civic Engagement

USF is chosen Engaged Campus of the Year as Florida Campus Compact focuses attention on building students’ citizenship skills and effective community partnerships.

Florida Board of Governors Supports USF’s Innovative New Student Housing Village

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The BOG’s approval of the largest public-private partnership (P3) in State University System history will help USF maximize student success.

USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The findings may lead to rethinking ideas about some of the evolutionary adaptations acquired by swimming animals and how engineers approach future vehicle design.

USF Hosted U.S. Department of State Spokesperson, USF Alumnus John Kirby for Veterans Week

Friday, November 06, 2015

Rear Admiral John Kirby (U.S. Navy Ret.) served as keynote speaker at Veterans Day Ceremony.

Finding a Place in Academia

First USF Research BootCamp© impacts Black women scholars on campus through coordinated effort.

USF Hosts “Trick or Treat With the Greeks”

Friday, October 23, 2015

Community members are invited to the free event on Oct. 28.

Anti-Money Laundering: "Accounting with Pizzazz"

Drug lords, human traffickers, corrupt business and government officials and terrorists beware; USF is preparing students for this growing field in innovative MBA and graduate certificate programs.

USF Unites Against Violence During Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Men in high heels, domestic violence survivor and advocate Zuleika “Zuly” Gonzalez and Rays pitcher Jake McGee participated in the annual event in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Unprecedented Dance and Disability Event Oct. 14 – 17

Leading artists coming to USF to perform, participate in workshops and use Merry Lynn Morris’ revolutionary Rolling Dance Chair; Chinese dance star Liu Yan makes her U.S. debut.

Nominated for a Latin GRAMMY

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Jose Valentino Ruiz's “I Make You Want to Move,” featuring drumming legend Giovanni Hidalgo and three other USF students is up for Best Latin Jazz Album.

USF Innovators Sending First Device Converting Waste to Energy to India

Monday, October 05, 2015

Dr. Daniel Yeh and the creators of the NEWgenerator, which turns waste into Nutrient fertilizers, renewable Energy and clean Water, will see their device head to India later this month.

University of South Florida Scientists, Top Forensic Artists Aim to Help Solve 20 Cold Cases

Thursday, October 13, 2016

As part of the second annual event, some of the best forensic artists in the U.S. will spend a week inside a lab on the USF campus creating clay reconstructions.

Seven inventors, including Henry Ford, to be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Second annual induction ceremony and gala will honor exceptional inventors whose work has had an impact on the lives of Floridians and the world.

Bulls Unite for USF Homecoming Week 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Highlights included performances by Rapper Big Sean and comedian Nick Cannon.

Building Educational Apps for Children

A Library of Congress grant is supporting the work of USF Professors Ilene and Michael Berson with software developer Muzzy Lane that will focus on Congress and civics.

Mentoring Makes the Difference

The Latino Scholarship Program forms relationships as it provides needed financial aid; new SOL scholarship helps first undocumented student.

Bike Sharing Program Rolls Out at USF

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ride it. Lock it. Leave it. Ribbon-cutting event celebrates launch of the Share-A-Bull Bikes program at USF.

University of South Florida Researchers Battle Red Tide with Two New Grants

Monday, September 28, 2015

With federal grants from NOAA, USF scientists will work on new forecasting and identification technologies to fight the issue.

USF Federal Credit Union Opens Student-Run Financial Services Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Muma College of Business and the USF Federal Credit Union partner to showcase a unique learning model for six students to gain real world business experience.

Discovering an Ancient Explorer Anew

A private archive yields a manuscript treasure containing the world’s most reliable account of St. Augustine’s first settlement.

It's All About the Bees

Friday, September 18, 2015

Retired USF Anthropology Professor and certified Florida Master Bee Keeper Brent Weisman to demonstrate beekeeping at botanical gardens Taste of Honey event.

Did U Know?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The University of South Florida was established in 1956 and is rich with history and traditions. Check out the next group of fun facts in this series designed to share unique aspects of USF's System campuses.

Meet the Dean

Friday, September 11, 2015

Meet Jackie Dixon, the dean of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and learn more about the college's impact on the community.

Text of the 2015 Fall Address by USF President Judy Genshaft on Sept. 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Honors College Convocation

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The annual walk is the first step in students being inducted into the Honors College at USF and marks the beginning of the journey to graduation.

USF Research Tops $440.5 Million, President Genshaft Announces in Fall Address

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

USF System celebrates record achievements in new grants, student success and philanthropy.

Did U Know?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The University of South Florida was established in 1956 and is rich with history and traditions. This series is designed to provide fun facts about unique aspects of USF's System campuses.

USF Welcomes Strongest Academic Class in School History

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Fall freshman profile reflects rising reputation of the University of South Florida.

“Breaking Bad” Actor, “Orange is the New Black” Actress to Speak at USF

Monday, August 31, 2015

The lectures are both free and open to the public.

Weather Alert Update

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The University of South Florida System will be open on Monday as scheduled.

USF Renames Park to Honor “Founding Father” John F. Germany

Friday, August 28, 2015

Campus will now feature areas named for all three people credited with founding USF.

USF Supporters Barron and Dana Collier Give $10.85 million gift to support student success at the USF Muma College of Business

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The gift will name the Collier Student Success Center at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.

John Germany, one of USF's 'Founding Fathers,' dies at 92

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

John Germany played a pivotal role in the founding of the University of South Florida in 1956, and will be remembered as one of Tampa’s most influential visionaries.

Injured USF Student Barbara Jimenez to return home

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JET I.C.U., Tampa General Hospital, and community come together to bring injured USF student Barbara Jimenez home.

Campus Traffic Alert

Monday, August 24, 2015

Earlier this evening a sinkhole opened up on the USF Tampa campus.

USF WOW 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Week of Welcome (WOW) at the University of South Florida kicked off the fall semester with Freshmen Move-In Day and the new year balloon drop celebration.

USF research collaboration compares IXTOC oil spill to Deepwater Horizon spill

Friday, August 14, 2015

Two-week research expedition collects sea floor sediments and water samples at the site of Mexico’s 1980 IXTOC blowout, one of the largest oil spills in history, to project the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Artist Constructs Cityscapes at USF's Graphicstudio

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Los Angeles based painter Iva Gueorguieva was the Artist-in-residence at the printmaking studios to collaborate on a sculpture series designed with found elements from the university area.

USF-HHMI STEM Academy Welcomes First Cohort

A group of 120 freshmen is getting a jump start on the rigors of college level science, technology, engineering and math studies.

USF System to Award Nearly 3,000 Degrees During Aug. 8 Commencement Ceremonies

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Former Peruvian Vice President Raúl Diez Canseco Terry and graduating senior Trang Luong to receive special recognition.

USF Researchers Announce Dozier Updates

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Despite Severe Weather, USF Remains Open

Monday, August 03, 2015

Faculty, students and staff are urged to use caution and good judgment in traveling to campus.

Globalizing USF’s Dance Program

Help is needed for USF dance students to make the leap to China this fall after hosting Chinese dancers this spring.

OCEP at USF Works to Raise Awareness Locally and Globally

Wednesday, July 22 2015

The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships at the University of South Florida provides research grants and encourages participation in community service learning programs.

USF Football Tickets on Sale as New Campaign Launches

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Flex plan, single game and group tickets available for Bulls’ six home games.

USF College of Pharmacy Earns Accreditation

Monday, July 13, 2015

The USF College of Pharmacy earned its first full accreditation July 8 from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), validating the innovative education experience offered to USF pharmacy students.

USF Public Health Undergraduate Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Veterans

Monday, July 06, 2015

University of South Florida's undergraduate public health program ranked #1 among nation’s best universities for veterans.

Transcript Judy Genshaft Legislative Thank You Message

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

USF System Initiatives Funded

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

View a video message from USF System President Judy Genshaft detailing support for USF System initiatives from the Florida Legislature, Florida Board of Governors and Governor Rick Scott in the new state budget.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Launches 40th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, June 29, 2015

The university will be hosting a special 40th Anniversary Kickoff celebration on September 15th encouraging community involvement, along with a series of events through the year.

USF Earns National Designation as an ‘Innovation & Economic Prosperity University’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

University of South Florida is one of only 18 universities nationally to receive the APLU designation this year.

It’s Prime Time for Test Preparation

Worry not, USF’s Continuing Education offers a variety of test preparation courses – in person and online – as well as a resource for entrance, placement, pre-employment, licensure and certification exams.

USF Ranks 10th in the Nation for U.S. Patents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The University of South Florida is in the top 15 in the world for the fifth year in a row, places first in Florida.

Two USF Student Veterans Selected as Tillman Scholars

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

University of South Florida MBA student and pharmacy student receive the award in honor of Pat Tillman.

USF Marketing Professor’s Research Impacts Consumer Decision Making

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Marketing Professor Dipayan Biswas recently received the Academy of Marketing Science Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award.

Prestigious National Designation for USF Aims to Turn Research into Commercial Products, Help Launch Start-ups

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

University of South Florida becomes the second in Florida to be named an I-Corps site by the National Science Foundation.

Danielle McDonald Named USF’s Dean of Students

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Danielle B. McDonald to hold the position of assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of South Florida.

Recognized for Early Career Impact

Special needs students won her over to teaching, inspired her doctoral studies and now Assistant Professor Vonzell Agosto has won an award from an American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group.

Green Gowns Grow Bull Pride

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

New sustainable, recyclable commencement gowns for University of South Florida graduates are the foundation for a new tradition at USF.

SACSCOC Accreditation “Thank You”

Friday, May 01, 2015

University of South Florida's Tampa campus receives top scores from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Eight Unique Paths to Graduation

USF Tampa's more than 4100-plus graduating seniors have more than 4100-plus unique stories about life as a Bull. The small sampling highlighted here illustrates the extraordinary variety of experiences.

Good Things Happen When a Life-Changing Dream Comes True

From Florida's east coast, an education major discovers a very diverse world at USF and discovers herself in the process.

Happy Well Beyond Her Comfort Zone

Headed to Oxford University, Ivana Lam looks back on a very fruitful four years.

USF Spring Commencement Features New, Environmentally-friendly Regalia

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ceremonies also include Jane Castor and MaryEllen Elia receiving USF Distinguished Citizen Awards.

Well On His Way

From a small town in Alabama, to Tampa Bay and now to the UK's third largest city, Eli Ponder is preparing for a leadership role in the world of music.

Exam Week Survival Guide for USF Students

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

USF campus resources are available for students who feel stressed out.

The Morsani College of Medicine Graduates 128 New Physicians

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Class of 2015 – the largest in the College’s 41-year history of commencements was the first for Charles J. Lockwood, MD, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

USF Shares MacDill Community Pride

Monday, April 20, 2015

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft shared the connection between USF and MacDill AFB in this video message.

USF Researchers, Colleagues Detail Past, Current, Future Research on 5th Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill

Monday, April 20, 2015

Marine scientists present their findings and discuss remaining questions about the oil spill.

Be Sure to Catch the April 18 College Film Festival & Gala

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The second annual Dance Shorts Festival and awards ceremony comes to the USF School of Music this Saturday night with short films from around the country.

Capturing Florida’s Historic Hispanic Presence and a Gold Medal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This year’s Florida Book Award honors USF professor’s compilation of essays by some of the nation’s leading historians, covering 500 years of Spanish influence.

Bill Nye Brings Full Crowd to ULS Lecture

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Scientist, comedian and inventor Bill Nye came to speak at the Marshall Student Center for USF’s last University Lecture Series of the semester.

“Today, Tomorrow, Forever BULLS!”

Monday, April 13, 2015

The University of South Florida celebrated its third annual USF Week with a number of events highlighting USF pride including the Ultimate Bull Talent Show, Rocky’s Birthday Bash, the University Lecture Series and Bullstock.

USF System President Recognized as a Woman of Influence

Monday, April 06, 2015

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Presents Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award to USF System President Judy Genshaft.

USF and Tampa Bay WaVE Partnership Receives $500,000 Grant to Increase Region’s Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Federal grant expected to aid start-up companies and create jobs for the area.

Live from USF, it’s TEDx

Friday, March 27, 2015

A select group of USF community members will share their unique perspectives in the live event that concludes a week of TED-related activities.

Bull Pride Shines Bright at USF

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The University of South Florida women's basketball team's memorable season came to a close in the second round of NCAA Championships.

USF Medical Students Find Their Residencies With Match Madness

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine held its annual Match Day event at Ulele in downtown Tampa.

Bull Pride Shines Bright at USF

Monday, March 23, 2015

The University of South Florida women's basketball team continues their exciting NCAA tournament run Monday night against Louisville at the Sun Dome.

USF System Commencement Goes Green

Thursday, March 19, 2015

USF students who will walk during University of South Florida Commencement ceremonies will wear sustainable caps and gowns.

Board of Governors Reappoints Two to USF Board of Trustees

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hal Mullis and Brian Lamb will serve terms ending in 2020.

USF System Earns Second Largest Amount of Performance Funding for 2015-16

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Second place standing among state universities expected to translate into millions of dollars in additional funds.

A Tour de Force of Dance Talent in Theatre 1

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 2015 Spring Dance Concert introduces the exciting choreography of legendary dance greats Alonzo King and Robert Moses and works by USF’s talented dance faculty and students.

ULS Speaker Shares Unique Experiences with Leadership

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

John Bul Dau, a Sudanese refugee, visited USF to share his story about his past in Sudan and how it shaped him into the leader that he is today.

USF Bulls to Host LSU In First Round of NCAA Championships

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The University of South Florida women's basketball team begins their NCAA tournament run against LSU on Saturday at the Sun Dome.

USF Expands Career Resources, Hires New Faculty

Monday, March 16, 2015

A prominent new career resource center, several new positions dedicated to improving student retention and graduation rates, and additional support for students with disabilities are among the initiatives achieved with $22.2 million for the USF System.

United Nations Delegate for a Week

Anthropology major Brianna O’Steen is one of only 13 nationwide chosen for temporary delegate status during meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City.

USF’s First Hertz Fellow Finalist

Chemistry major is chosen from among more than 800 of the best and the brightest young minds in STEM in nationwide competition.

USF Trustee and Alumnus Jordan Zimmerman Biography

Monday, March 09, 2015

USF Announces $10 Million Gift From Trustee and Alumnus Jordan Zimmerman To College of Arts and Sciences

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at the University of South Florida is named in honor of the Zimmerman Advertising founder and chairman.

Harvard Glee Club and USF Chamber Singers in Concert

Performance at St. John’s Episcopal Church March 19 is one of five stops on southern tour.

Sparkling Times for Norman Mailer's Legacy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The latest issue of The Mailer Review reflects the celebrated author’s multifaceted personality with articles on some of his major works and reminiscences from his family.

Preventing Tragedy Through Dance

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Renowned performers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago joined the cause of suicide prevention in USF Dance professor’s latest video.

Longtime USF Supporter Lynn Pippenger makes $10 million gift to School of Accountancy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

School named in honor of pioneering Tampa Bay business leader, USF alumna, and philanthropist.

USF’s First Gates Cambridge Scholar's Future is on the Rise

Friday, February 13, 2015

Financial aid and faculty encouragement changed the trajectory of a student who came very close to not attending college.

USF Student Government Elections Will Determine the Allocation of $14.6 Million Budget

Friday, February 13, 2015

USF students will have the opportunity to vote for the student body president, vice president and other student senate members in an election that will affect students’ everyday lives on campus.

‘Anti-Bully Band’ wins USF Seventh Annual Young Innovator Competition

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tampa Bay’s K-8 innovators showcase their inventions and creative spirits

USF Research Team Receives $400,000 to Test New Drug for Treating Age-related Hearing Loss

Potential treatment would benefit patients suffering from the most common neurodegenerative condition among older Americans.

USF's Doctor of Business Administration Classes Begin

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The DBA program at University of South Florida's Muma College of Business is geared toward top-level business owners and executives who are looking to continue their education and develop innovative research solutions to bring back into their professions.

Leading the Way to the College of Business 3.0

Friday, February 06, 2015

Two years into his tenure at USF, Muma College of Business Dean Moez Limayem is making significant progress with new programs and ambitious plans.

USF Dozier DNA Update

Thursday, February 05, 2015

USF researcher provides update on unmarked child burials at the Dozier School for Boys in Florida.

USF Researchers Develop Handheld Sensor to Sniff out Fish Fraud

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Fighting seafood labeling fraud using rapid, on-site screening may benefit consumer wallets and U.S. seafood industry.

Donate Your Old Jeans and Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Our jeans come in different sizes and so do we. Donate those that don’t fit today.

TEDxUSF is Recruiting an Emcee

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If you are a dynamic public speaker, apply by Friday, Feb. 6 to be considered.

USF Muma College of Business Host for Industry Leaders

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Professionals from the sports and entertainment industry came to USF to discuss their success and experience with students.

VP of Student Affairs Honored with National Award from NASPA

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The University of South Florida's Thomas Miller is the recipient of the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member.

MOSI and USF Unite With Innovative Partnership Agreement

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tampa institutions to collaborate in increasing STEM education and research.

USF Researchers Discover Potential Antibiotic Cure for MRSA

Monday, January 26, 2015

Team awarded patent for novel antibiotic compounds targeting MRSA and other drug resistant infections.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Celebration

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The University of South Florida will host a commemorative celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check here for a schedule of events as well as some facts about the history of MLK Fountain.

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