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Campus Insider | September 2023

The fall semester is well underway at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, where a highly accomplished group of new undergraduate students are having their first on-campus experiences. Read on for stories about what faculty, students and staff have planned for the new semester.

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USF 9/11 remembrance event set for Sarasota National Cemetery

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus will remember victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and pay tribute to survivors, first responders, members of the military and their families, during a remembrance event on Monday, Sept. 11, at Sarasota National Cemetery.

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9/11 rembrance event

Tickets on sale for 2023 Brunch on the Bay on Sarasota-Manatee campus

Tickets are on sale for Brunch on the Bay, the annual marquee fundraiser for the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, which returns on Nov. 5. Attendees will get a sneak peek at a major campus expansion project.

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Brunch on the Bay

A high-achieving class of nearly 6,900 new undergraduate students begin their journey at USF

Along with serving thousands of students from around Tampa Bay, the new class of students represents 46 states and 139 countries, an indicator that USF brings the top talent from across Florida, the nation and the world to the region.

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USF students head to class

New student government leaders prepare for first-ever residence hall

Students on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus have elected Gov. Alexandra Lopez and Lt. Gov. Bethsagena Thalon as representatives for the 2023-24 academic year. Together, Lopez and Thalon plan to support campus efforts to build momentum for the first-ever residence hall, set to open for the fall 2024 semester.

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Gov. Alexandra Lopez and Lt. Gov. Bethsagena Thalon

hearing intervention can reducE long-term cognitive decline IN OLDER ADULTS

Michelle Arnold's latest project — the largest randomized, controlled clinical test of the efficacy of hearing aids for reducing long-term cognitive decline in older adults — provides compelling evidence that strong hearing intervention efforts can significantly forestall the loss of thinking and memory abilities in those at increased risk.

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Doctor and patient

USF launches study abroad experience in Singapore

This summer, Ryan McCleary, an associate professor of instruction in the College of Arts and Sciences, and 23 of his students traveled over 10,000 miles to Singapore to explore the local history and culture through the lens of urban ecology.

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Study Abroad Students posing for a picture

USF dean receives McCool Breakthrough Award for innovations in hospitality industry

Cihan Cobanoglu, dean of the USF School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was recognized for his innovative achievements in the hospitality industry.

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Cihan Cobanoglu

Twenty-two USF faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

From improving water quality to advancing mental health care, to pursuing new treatments for Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease, 22 USF faculty members are being recognized next month with Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Awards.

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Outstanding Research Award recipients

Rare tropical butterflies make a home at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus

A rare tropical butterfly more commonly found in southeast Florida and the Caribbean is flourishing among the landscaping on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.

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Atala butterfly

USF welcomes more than 200 new faculty members

An internationally recognized stem cell researcher studying glaucoma, a highly regarded marine scientist, a leader in the field of risk management and insurance and experts across a wide range of other disciplines are among the approximately 225 new full-time faculty members joining USF this fall.

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Group of faculty give Go Bulls hand gesture

Around Campus

Wear Green Wednesday— Show off your South Florida pride by wearing your green every Wednesday! Join the herd on social with #USFGreenWednesday.

Flag Planting — Join students, faculty, staff and other volunteers at 9:15 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9 to help plant 2,977 miniature United States flags — one for each person who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Virginia and Pennsylvania — in the campus courtyard.

USF 9/11 Rememberance — The University of South Florida will remember victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks and pay tribute to survivors, first responders, members of the military and their families, during a remembrance event on Monday, Sept. 11, at Sarasota National Cemetery. The event will start at 8:30 a.m.

Bullpen — Students should stop by the Selby Auditorium between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 to learn how to get involved on campus, join clubs and connect with their fellow Bulls.

Workshop: Transforming Workplace Culture — The University of South Florida's Critical & Creative Design Thinking Program is proud to offer the third and final installment of "Transforming Workplace Culture," a webinar series designed to address the needs of decision-makers in a world of rapidly accelerating change, complexity and adversity. Whether you are looking to grow your idea into a startup or bring critical thinking into your professional or personal decision-making, this workshop will equip you with tools to be a better leader. Reserve a spot today.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Benefits Fair — Stop by the Selby Auditorium on Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about the many benefits available to USF employees and important plan changes.

Open House — The office of Admissions is hosting an Evening Open House for freshman and transfer applicants and prospective students on Oct. 26. RSVP today.

2023 Brunch on the Bay — Save the date! The marquee fund-raising event for the Sarasota-Manatee campus will return from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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