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Snowbird was sworn in as ֱ 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.

June 21, 2024University News

Les Shaw and doctoral student Emilee Muster

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

Four interdisciplinary teams of ֱ researchers have each been awarded up to $1 million in seed funding through the Collaborative Research Excellence and Translational Efforts awards – a new initiative designed to catalyze new research and enhance ֱ’s impact.

June 20, 2024Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

David Mearns and two colleagues

ֱ-trained shipwreck hunter makes major discovery

Using a technique known as side-scan sonar, a team led by ֱ alum David Mearns and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society found Shackleton’s last ship off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

June 18, 2024Research and Innovation

Record number of summer campers flock to ֱ’s campuses for fun and career exploration

Record number of summer campers flock to ֱ’s campuses

ֱ 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 ֱ for future Bulls.

June 18, 2024Community Partnerships

ֱ graduate programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

More than two dozen graduate programs at ֱ considered among the best in America

According to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, ֱ is home to more than two dozen graduate programs considered to be the best in America.

June 18, 2024University News

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U.S. Department of State funds new cybersecurity and AI study abroad program at ֱ

The U.S. Department of State has awarded ֱ funding to establish a study abroad program at the tech-focused Algebra University in Croatia. It’s designed for ֱ students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and computer science engineering.

June 17, 2024Student Success

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 17, 2024Research and Innovation

Group photo at the Day at the Capitol event in Tallahassee

Final state budget includes funding to support key ֱ initiatives

The ֱ 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 today.

June 12, 2024University News

ֱ: A Preeminent Research University

ֱ Health OB-GYN studying women’s health in space

As a member of NASA’s GeneLab group, Dr. Begum Mathyk is collaborating with a team of researchers in the field of space biology, publishing several studies as part of national portfolio on space research.

June 12, 2024Research and Innovation, ֱ Health

ֱ corporate training and professional education programs strengthening the workforce

ֱ corporate training and professional education programs strengthening the workforce

ֱ's Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education helps working professionals upskill and reskill their careers through more than 20 programs offering certificates, badges and exam preparation – all aligned with market demands.

June 12, 2024Student Success

ֱ St. Petersburg and the Florida YMCA have partnered to offer a program designed to enhance civic education by immersing high school students from across the state in local government and public service.

June 11, 2024Community Partnerships

Collage of the Judy Genshaft Honors College and ֱ Research Park buildings

Judy Genshaft Honors College and ֱ Research Park buildings recognized with architectural awards

The Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects has recognized the Judy Genshaft Honors College and the ֱ Research Park buildings with 2024 Honor Awards of Excellence in the New Work category.

June 11, 2024Honors and Awards

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