Top 5 Stories of October 2011

News with Impact: Top Five Stories of the Month

In case you missed them, USF News is compiling a Top 5 list of articles published each month that align with the major strategic initiatives of the University of South Florida. Enjoy.  - The Editor

Student Success


USF Celebrates its 15th Homecoming

Monday, October 17, 2011

The University of South Florida celebrates its 15th homecoming with Homecoming Superbull XV, offering fun times and great memories for students, alumni and Tampa Bay residents alike.  Kicking off today, weeklong campus festivities will lead up to the family-friendly carnival on Thursday, Oct. 20, and the Running of the Bulls Night Parade and After Party on Friday, Oct. 21, before the USF Bulls take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on the football field on Saturday, Oct. 22.



Biotech Company Relocating to St. Pete

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Officials with the city, state and University of South Florida Thursday announced that a clinical stage biotechnology company is moving its operations from New York to St. Petersburg’s Gateway Area – a significant new stage in its long-term partnership with USF.

Global Reach


USF Scientists in the Arctic

Friday, October 7, 2011

Five USF scientists aboard the USCGC Healy are in the Arctic region studying ocean acidification. The research performed during the cruise will increase their understanding of the role that ocean acidification plays in high latitude regions. The work is being done through a collaboration with researchers at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Community Engagement


Sharing Their Success

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Neglect and abuse are the sad realities that bring young people to the Lazydays Center for Youth Development, a program administered by Hillsborough Kids specifically to serve homeless youth. The services offered there provide much-needed help. One of those services involves meeting potential role models in the form of University of South Florida students who proudly call themselves “Kosoves.”



From Tropics to Poles: Groundbreaking Soil Study

Monday, October 17, 2011

Microscopic animals that live in soils are as diverse in the tropical forests of Costa Rica as they are in the arid grasslands of Kenya or the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska and Sweden, according to a groundbreaking study appearing today in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.