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USF 2015 Year In Review

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 Researchers Discover Potential Antibiotic Cure for MRSA

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

USF Improves in National Rankings for Online Learning

The University of South Florida features three programs ranked inside the Top 30 nationally. Read more.

USF's Doctor of Business Administration Classes Begin

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. Read more.


Longtime Supporter Lynn Pippenger Makes $10 Million Gift to School of Accountancy
School named in honor of pioneering Tampa Bay business leader, USF alumna, and philanthropist. Read more.

USF Researchers Develop Handheld Sensor to Sniff Out Fish Fraud
Fighting seafood labeling fraud using rapid, on-site screening may benefit consumer wallets and U.S. seafood industry. Read more.


Bull Pride Shines Bright at USF

USF's Women's Basketball team has a memorable season. Read more.

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

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. Read more.


The Morsani College of Medicine Graduates 128 New Physicians

The Class of 2015 is the largest in the College’s 41-year history of commencements boasting 128 graduates. Read more.

Bill Nye Brings Full Crowd to ULS Lecture

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


Green Gowns Grow Bull Pride

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

SACSOC Accreditation “Thank You”

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


USF Sarasota-Manatee Launches 40th Anniversary Celebration

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee marks 40 years of service to the community and celebrates with events throughout the summer and academic year. Read more.

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

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


USF College of Pharmacy Earns Accreditation

The USF College of Pharmacy earned its first full accreditation July 8 from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), marking a huge milestone for the young school and validating the innovative education experience offered to USF pharmacy students. Read more.

System President Judy Genshaft Celebrates 15 Years at USF 

President Judy Genshaft celebrates 15 years at USF, marking this as the longest tenure of any president at the university. Read more.


USF plans to recruit new Bulls fans with football campaign

The Tampa Bay Times spotlights new football campaign. Read more.

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

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


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

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

USF Welcomes Strongest Academic Class in School History

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

USFSP Celebrates 50 Years

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg highlights 50 years of achievements and milestones with several anniversary events. Read more.


Nominated for a Latin GRAMMY

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. Read more.

USFSP Faculty Discover Remains With Complete Ancient African DNA

USF St. Petersburg anthropologists Drs. Kathryn and John Arthur have made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery in Mota Cave in the Ethiopian Gamo highlands: the first complete ancient African genome. Read more.

The Art of Forensics: Solving Florida’s Cold Cases

USF and Forensic Artists concluded a week long forensic workshop with the unveiling of busts from nine unsolved homicide cases. Read more.


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

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

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. Read more.

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

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


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

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

University of South Florida joins Top 25 in national research rankings

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

USF Heads South to Miami Beach Bowl

Bulls end thrilling 2015 in Miami Beach Bowl. Read More.

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