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USF System celebrates a great 2016

It was a busy and productive year across the USF System. Advances in research and student success continue to keep our University on an upward trajectory. Take a look back at some of the many stories highlighting these key moments – and stay tuned for 2017, when USF will make an even bigger mark on the world around us.

January

USF Students Excited for Publix on Campus

Everyone is excited! Read more... http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7174&z=224

Engineering Lab Dedication Celebrates Largest In-kind Gift in USF History

Big bucks! Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7175&z=220

Final Report for Archeological Work and Excavation at Dozier School for Boys Released

USF Anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle and her team have been working on the project since 2012. Read more... http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7173&z=224

February

Five USF Research Teams Awarded $50,000 Grants to Develop Cybersecurity Solutions

Safety abounds! Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7233&z=224

USF is First in Florida, Third nationally with NSF Awards

Seven National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Team awards in 2015 make USF top in the state. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7199&z=220

March

USF Health ranks high in Blue Ridge reports

USF Pediatrics is ranked #1 in the nation for NIH funding. Read more… http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/03/10/usf-health-colleges-and-science-departments-rank-well-on-blue-ridge-nih-2015-reports/

USF Researchers Earn $9m Grant to Develop Strategies for Treating Age-related Hearing Loss

Boosting the hormone aldosterone and developing brain/ear-training sounds are two keys to five-year research project. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7258&z=220

USFSP Announces $5 Million Gift, Names Business College Building

Read more... http://www.usfsp.edu/home/2016/03/30/usfsp-announces-5-million-gift-names-business-college-building/

April

USF Students to Compete at NASA Rocket Competition

Competition winners could be awarded up to $50,000 and have their work used in future Mars explorations. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7295&z=224

USF Physical Therapy launches $1.3M study to test effectiveness of targeted exercises in preventing back injury among Tampa Bay firefighters

Trial to assess the effectiveness of a worksite exercise regimen targeted to reduce the risk of low back injury and disability in firefighters. Read more… https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/04/11/usf-physical-therapy-launches-1-3m-study-to-test-effectiveness-of-targeted-exercise-program-in-preventing-back-injury-among-tampa-bay-firefighters/

May

USF Professor Studying Relationship Between Causes of Alzheimer’s and CTE, a Disease Found in Athletes with Head Injuries

Researcher says football players’ brain injuries leading to CTE may start with a ‘planted seed,’ then spread. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7354&z=224

University of South Florida Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA

New findings may provide opportunity for developing new drugs to fight dangerous bacteria currently highly resistant to treatment. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7360&z=224

USF Sarasota-Manatee Welcomes Veterans' Center

Read more... http://usfsm.edu/blog/usf-sarasota-manatee-welcomes-veterans-center/

June

Brian Lamb Elected New Chair of the USF Board of Trustees and Jordan Zimmerman Chosen as New Vice Chair

Lamb and Zimmerman will both serve two-year terms. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7382&z=224

USF Designated as “Emerging Preeminent” by the Florida Board of Governors

The new designation marks a significant milestone for USF, placing the institution in an elite new category of Florida universities and providing millions of new dollars for targeted research investments. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7402&z=224

July

USF Graduation and Retention Rates Garner National Recognition

In an analysis of 1,100 schools, USF ranks first nationally in student success. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7421&z=224

Federal Grant to Help USF Muma College of Business Train Tech Workers

Faculty will design month-long boot camps to improve the skills of young adults and low-wage workers in the Tampa Bay area. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7436&z=224

USF Researchers Find Dangerous Bacteria After Sewage Spills

Bacteria equipped with genes that can transfer antibiotic resistance adds to the public health threat of a spill. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7437&z=224

August

USF-led Marine Science Research Group to Begin 40-Day Expedition Studying Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Team will board the R/V Weatherbird II for the longest research cruise to date in a six-year plan to fully understand 2010 and 1979 oil spills. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7444&z=224

USF Health experts lead international public health conversation on Zika virus threat

Florida has become ground zero for the Zika virus – home of the first non-travel related cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. Read more… https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/08/19/usf-health-experts-lead-international-public-health-conversation-on-zika-virus-threat-video/

Stress bites! USF Researchers Study Mosquito/Bird Interactions

Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. Read more… https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/08/09/stress-bites-usf-researchers-study-mosquitobird-interactions/

Continuing To Make History

Incoming medical class makes history for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/08/18/largest-and-most-competitive-incoming-medical-class-makes-history-for-usf-health-morsani-college-of-medicine/

September

During Annual Fall Address Genshaft Announces New USF Research Record, Best Freshman Class in School History

Genshaft’s speech also highlights USF’s focus on achieving “Preeminent” status. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7493&z=224

October

Largest campus housing project in USF history unveiled

USF is home to the largest public-private partnership in the history of the State University System – a new student housing project called the Village that will be home to more than 2,000 students. USF System President Judy Genshaft unveiled the details and the renderings Oct. 27 at the Marshall Student Center. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7566&z=220

USF Announces Record Year for Technology Transfer

The University of South Florida has set a new institutional record, with 133 license and option agreements executed in FY 2016. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7551&z=224

USF Launches Enhanced Guaranteed Admission Program with Regional Florida Colleges

FUSE pilot program syncs courses and advising between institutions for pathways to increased degree success. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7552&z=224

Cold Cases Revived with Forensic Artists at USF

USF forensic anthropologists hosted a week-long course culminating in the Art of Forensics event. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7558&z=224

National Science Foundation Provides $1.5 Million Grant for USF Students in Technology-related Programs

The grant is designed to remove financial barriers and increase the number of graduates in STEM fields. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7559&z=224

November

New Ranking Names USF the Nation’s Top College for Veterans

The prestigious recognition by Military Times highlights USF’s initiatives to help student veterans achieve success. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7567&z=224

New Report: USF’s Innovation Enterprise Infuses $400 Million Yearly into Florida’s Economy

The USF System’s innovation and economic development efforts generate more than $400 million in statewide impact each year. Read more… http://www.research.usf.edu/absolute-news/templates/usfri-template.aspx?articleid=5895&zoneid=1

USF Center for Entrepreneurship Rank Tops in the Southeast, 10th in the Nation

USF is the only Florida university included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s national rankings. Read more… http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=7596&z=224

Flowers named American Offensive Player of the Year

Ten USF players named first or second team all-conference. Mack named to first team for program-record third straight season. Seven offensive players named all-conference. Read more… http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211330791

December

Bulls to Face South Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

Bulls head to Legion Field to make eighth bowl game appearance, second straight under Head Coach Willie Taggart. Read more… http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211345408

Charlie Strong Named Head Coach of USF Football

Read more... http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211352889

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