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USF 2014 Year In Review

The University of South Florida had a remarkable year of research and accomplishments; take a look back at a few highlights from 2014.

January

USF's Rocky Wins Capital One Mascot Championship

Rocky is victorious among the nation's mascots in the Capital One Mascot Championship. Read more.



Bollywood Stars Visit USF

Patel College hosted global stars Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor for tree planting ceremony. Read more.



February

USF President Genshaft Names Lockwood as Senior VP for USF Health

National Academy member to lead USF Health and Morsani College of Medicine. Read more.



JPMorgan Chase Selects USF for Grant Supporting Student Vets

The University of South Florida Receives $235,750 from JPMorgan Chase to Fund Education Programs for U.S. Military Veterans. Read more.



March

AIST Scanning Cape Canaveral

Researchers from the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies work to digitally document the historic launch sites. Read more.



USF To Hold Spring Football Game

Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced the Bulls will hold their annual Spring Game, March 29, at Corbett Stadium on the USF campus. Read more.



April

Speaking Through Dance

A USF professor is using dance to convey powerful messages on important social issues. Read more.



International Scientific Team Discovers, Names Oldest Pterodactyloid Species

Study rewrites chapter in understanding of prehistoric world, evolution of the great flying beasts. Read more.



May

USF System to Confer Record Nearly 6, 500 Degrees

Spring commencement ceremonies across the University of South Florida System were held May 2- 5. Read more.



Revolutionary USF Technology Wins Prestigious Cade Prize

A team from the College of Engineering captured the prize with its ground-breaking water, energy and nutrient generator. Read more.



June

Audubon Documents Donated

Audubon Society collection donated to USF Libraries chronicles heroic efforts to save Florida’s bird colonies. Read more.



USF Graduate Creates a Healing Combination

Alicia Billington, USF's first M.D./Ph.D. graduate, combines her passion for medicine and engineering, inventing an algorithm to improve patient care. Read more.



July

Bulls in Brazil - World Cup and More

The USF in Brazil program provided students with a variety of unique experiences with soccer’s biggest spectacle in the background. Read more.



August

USF Researchers Identify First Set of Unnamed Dozier Remains

George Owen Smith, 14, will be first unidentified body recovered from 55 unmarked graves to be returned to family. Read more.



What's New On Campus

Find out what's new on campus from study spaces, to an upgraded pool, public art installations and fun new wraps on the Bull Runners. Read more.



September

USFSP Receives $10 Million Gift From Entrepreneur Kate Tiedemann

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) announced it has received a $10 million gift, the largest single gift in its history, to name the USFSP College of Business. Read more.



The Resort at Longboat Key Club and USFSM Announce Leading-Edge Partnership

Innovative regional partnership through the launch of a new training program designates the resort as the official “teaching hotel” for the College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership. Read more.



Primatologist Jane Goodall Visits USF

Legendary Scientist Jane Goodall spent the day at the University of South Florida sharing message of conservation with students of all ages. Read more.



Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts Six Inventors

Shyam Mohapatra, University of South Florida professor and pioneer of applied biomedical nanotechnology, was one of six exceptional inventors inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Read more.



October

USF Announces a New Name for College of Business

Longtime USF supporters Pam and Les Muma give $25 million, the single largest individual gift in the university's history, to the USF College of Business. Read more.



USF Partners With HCC to Offer New Degree in Nursing

The University of South Florida College of Nursing has partnered with Hillsborough Community College, in a first-of-its-kind partnership, to offer a concurrent bachelor’s degree in nursing. Read more.



November

USF Hosts Medal of Honor Recipient

USF's Veterans Week ceremony spotlights keynote speaker United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Leroy Petry (Ret.) Read more.



New Student Memorial Unveiled

The new memorial will eternalize the names of students who passed away during their enrollment at USF and students and alumni who passed away while serving in the military. Read more.



USF College of Marine Science Awarded $20.2M for Gulf Oil Spill Research

Funding will continue international effort to study impact of 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill. Read more.



December

USF Alumni Association Names Fall 2014 Outstanding Graduate Award Recipients

The University of South Florida Alumni Association has named three fall 2014 Outstanding Graduates, one for each regional institution of the USF System. Read more.



Jeff Vinik Unveils Tampa Waterfront District Vision

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's recently unveiled vision for redeveloping downtown Tampa includes the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and USF Health Heart Institute as economic development anchors. Read more.




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