USF Geoscientist Finds New Phosphorus Material From New Port Richey Lightning Strike
Story by: Cassidy Delamarter, University Communications and Marketingat USF. After lightning struck a tree in a New Port Richey neighborhood, a University of South Florida professor discovered the strike led to the formation of a new phosphorus material. It was found in a rock – the first time in solid form on Earth – and could represent a member of a new mineral group.
Hulu Docuseries Features USF Criminologist and Grad Students
A new Hulu true crime docuseries, “The Lesson Is Murder,” follows a University of South Florida criminology professor. Associate Professor Bryanna Fox and her five graduate students show the reality of how researchers analyze convicted murderers’ personality traits and motives to develop psychological profiles.
Correctional Officer Training Testing and Screening at USF on 3/10
The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) will be conducting a correctional officer training and screening session at the University of St. Francis on Friday, March 10th from 6:30 AM until 4 PM. The State of Illinois has many positions opened at this current time in the Joliet area.
3 USF Students React to Concerns of TikTok's Security Risks From China: “I’m Not Deleting It”
In case you haven't heard, TikTok is under scrutiny as a security threat from China. I interviewed three students from the University of South Florida to get their thoughts on this serious issue.
USF Helps Reduce Non-Emergency Ambulance Calls By Over 50%
The USF College of Nursing recently partnered with the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Center to help reduce non-emergency 911 calls to their facility. On average, the center – housing 160 beds for homeless men and women – had about three calls to emergency medical services every day, most commonly for side effects related to not having access to their medication.
USF Researches Uncover Holiday Sale Scams
New research has found that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have deceived many consumers, as sellers online raised prices prior, while pretending to offer a discount. Research teams led by Jinhong Xie at the University of Florida, Sungsik Park at the University of South Carolina, and Man Xie at Arizona State University have found evidence of deceptive pricing tactics across Amazon and other major online retailers this year.
USF Research Finds Correlation Between Sleep and Job Demands
SleepingPhoto byPhoto courtesy of Kinga Cichewicz. Most of us would assume that people with highly demanding jobs or long work hours would have worse quality sleep than those who had low-stress positions. However, new research from the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences finds that the relationship between sleep and job demands is more complex.
Invention by USF Researchers Creates Digital Alibi
Location on a phone.Sebastian Hietsch. Researchers at the University of South Florida are about to license a new technology that can more accurately confirm an individual’s identity and location using their voice. The technology, dubbed “Here I am,” creates an unforgeable, encrypted digital certificate on a user’s cellular device.
Veterans and USF Students Continue To Help Areas Affected by Hurricane Ian
Communities in southwest Florida are still suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian. Luckily, students throughout the state are able to volunteer. Let’s learn about the veterans and USF students who have been able to dedicate time and effort to where they are needed the most.
USF, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Launch Program for Student Inventors
Norma Alcantar, 2021 Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, working with students.USF. Together, USF Research & Innovation and the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is launching IGNITE — Inspiring Generations of New Inventors Through Engagement—this fall. This innovation and tech program is focused on bringing invention resources to students within Tampa Bay community.
All USF College of the Arts Performances Are Free this Season
Ballet performance.University of South Florida College of the Arts. The University of South Florida is taking steps to increase opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the general public to engage with the arts. The USF’s College of The Arts will now offer tickets to all of its events free of charge. In addition, the college will begin to schedule some weekday matinees. This will provide options for individuals who may not be able to attend evening or weekend performances.
Blood drive at USF on 9/6
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the University of St. Francis (USF) Assembly Hall Gymnasium from 1 PM CST until 6 PM. The Assembly Hall Gymnasium is located at the St. Clare Campus located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet near the intersection of Plainfield Road and Theodore Road.
Blood drive at USF on 4/8/22
The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the University of St. Francis (USF) on Friday, April 8th from 1 PM to 6 PM CST. The blood drive will be conducted at the Assembly Hall Gym located at 1550 Plainfield Road (US Route 30) in Joliet, IL 60435.