From oak tree practice fields to state-of-the-art practice rooms, the USF School of Music is excited to be moving from its current 45-year-old building into a new state-of the-art 113,535 square foot dream.
Hundreds of students, faculty, scientists, friends and the curious flowed through the Marshall Student Center Friday to view undergraduate student research projects on a mind-numbing spectrum of projects.
Karen Holbrook, the University of South Florida’s Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Global Affairs, was named chair of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Board of Directors during the 66th annual meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions.
Important findings from a University of South Florida research study on sea slugs have been included in the Encyclopedia Britannica’s “Book of the Year,” which highlights the most important scientific discoveries from 2010. The “Book of the Year” features the work of Sidney Pierce, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology. Pierce and his team -- postdoctoral researcher Nicholas Curtis and Ph.D. candidate Julie Schwartz, have been studying a variety of sea slugs that feed on marine algae.
In an effort to form educational bridges with hospitals outside the United States, three USF Health faculty members spent a week in March touring several university hospitals in southern China.
Doñana National Park is a marshy mud flat on the southwest coast of Spain. For all but six weeks out of the year, it is covered in water from the rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, which lies just beyond a string of dunes.
The new Recovery.gov Mobile Applications are now available for free download in the Apple Store.
Recovery.gov mobile app for iPhone & iPad
The apps allow you to track projects funded by the Recovery Act on your iPhone or iPad and see where and how Recovery funds are being spent – across the country and down to your own zip code.
Bosch has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, under the joint National Science Foundation and Department of Energy partnership on Thermoelectric Devices for Vehicle Applications. The grant is titled "Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces," and was awarded to a collaboration among Stanford University, the University of South Florida and Bosch's Research and Technology Center North America.
The purpose of this Notice is to inform the extramural research community of recent revisions to the NIH policy concerning appeals of the initial peer review process. These revisions will become effective for all competing applications (“applications” below) received for the January 25, 2011 due date (October 2011 Council round) and thereafter.
The School of Art & Art History, in collaboration with USF's Institute for Research in Art and the School of Architecture, has received a $282,500 grant from USF's Student Technology Fee program to acquire and install a CNC Router.
Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure to suppress faulty nerve signals, allowed 77 percent of patients to stop the medications used to treat their essential tremors within one year following the surgery, University of South Florida researchers report.
How do toads, perhaps the least athletic of frogs, feed on fast moving insects?
Biologists have known for decades that toads snare prey by flipping their sticky tongues out in a flash of an eye--just a few thousandths of a second--far faster than any other movements the often-sluggish creatures make.
Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Wen-Xiu Ma, has an article, "Variational identities and applications to Hamiltonian structures of soliton equations" identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM as a featured Fast-Breaking Paper in the field of Mathematics recently. Dr. Ma revealed that this is the first and only article thus far by a USF faculty featured as a Fast-Breaking Paper at Science Watch.
Dr. Jianfeng Cai, Chemistry professor has been selected to receive one of thirty Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. The $5,000 award from ORAU will be matched by an equal amount from USF.
"When you put a face on the issue and get out of the ivory tower, that's when you can really make a difference," says Dr. Smita Mathur.
Congratulations Merry Lynn for being awarded this prestigious prize! Merry Lynn was selected from nearly 400 applicants. Dr. Paul Bell stated "your project, the dance-mobility chair, is a great example of taking an inter-disciplinary approach to fulfill an existing need and elevate the quality of life for so many individuals."
Biostatistics is a growing field that has become indispensible in advancing medicine and improving health. Yet nation-wide there is a critical shortage of biostatisticians with postgraduate-level training. The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS), funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) is a 6-week program to stimulate undergraduate students’ interests in pursuing a graduate program in Biostatistics. It also exposes the students to exciting career opportunities in health-related fields.
Make plans to attend one of the 2011 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration for an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with your peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and return to your office and/or lab with inside information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.
The USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will present the first of two seminars on the patenting process, "Your Competitive Advantage: The Basics of Intellectual Property Protection," on Friday, April 22, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in C.W. Bill Young Hall (CWY), Room 109. The seminar is free and open to USF faculty, staff and graduate students.