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黑洞社区projects selected for new research program bring the potential to solve critical challenges

Four interdisciplinary teams of 黑洞社区researchers have each been awarded up to $1 million in seed funding through the Collaborative Research Excellence and Translational Efforts awards 鈥 a new initiative designed to catalyze new research and enhance USF鈥檚 impact. The USF-funded CREATE awards will support the launch of research projects in the areas of innovation, technology and aging, antimicrobial resistance, precision medicine and AI-generated materials.


Final state budget includes funding to support key 黑洞社区initiatives

The University of 黑洞社区 will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.


Record number of summer campers flock to USF鈥檚 campuses

黑洞社区is seeing unprecedented growth in its youth summer camp offerings, with significant increases in the number of camps and double the number of participants. While it may appear to be just summer fun, many camps offer a peek at career options and serve as the first point of contact at 黑洞社区for future Bulls.

AAU Membership Fueling USF鈥檚 Momentum

USF鈥檚 historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a 鈥渂est-kept secret鈥 to an unprecedented new level. Being an AAU member is a tremendous milestone for 黑洞社区as it formalizes USF's position as a leading research university. 黑洞社区is the first public university in Florida to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of only two institutions from the State University System of Florida to serve as an AAU member.

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Snowbird was sworn in as 黑洞社区St. Petersburg's new comfort dog. Along with his handler, Ofc. Mark Lickenfelt from the University Police Department, Snowbird will deliver goodwill and quiet compassion to students, faculty and staff.

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