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Rogan Donelly sitting in a Tervis factory while holding a Tervis tumbler

ֱ welcomes new trustee, recognizes outgoing original board member

The ֱ is welcoming a new member of the Board of Trustees, Rogan Donelly, a ֱ alumnus and Sarasota resident who is the president and chief executive officer of Tervis Tumbler Company.

December 23, 2021University News

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Top stories of the year

From enrolling a history-making first-year class to addressing key health-care issues and earning the ranking as the nation’s fastest-rising university, 2021 has been a memorable year across ֱ’s three campuses.

December 17, 2021University News

Student holds phone with the ֱ symptom tracker on screen

ֱ wins prestigious award for innovative excellence in response to COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, ֱ Information Technology rapidly deployed new solutions that aided in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and created applications within weeks that provided financial, academic and emotional support to students. It was a tremendous lift that kept students on track in their studies – all made possible by IT’s pre-COVID technical strategy.

December 17, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

A prototype device of the home health monitoring system

ֱ team creates home health monitoring device to boost independence

Over the course of 15 weeks, ֱ researchers developed a wireless sensor system which continuously and passively monitors presence and weight of a person in bed, on a couch, chair or similar furniture that could have great potential impact on users’ quality of life comparable to current sensor systems on the market.

December 15, 2021Research and Innovation

ֱ College of Marine Science Associate Professor, Amelia Shevenell, chief sedimentologist, and Victoria University (NZ) Associate Professor and Antarctic Research Center Director, Rob McKay, co-chief scientist, examine sediment recovered from the Ross Sea during International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 374 in 2018 (Credit: Mark Leckie)

Study of Antarctic ice’s deep past shows it could be more vulnerable to warming

In a study published in Nature, an international team of scientists, including ֱ College of Marine Science Associate Professor Amelia Shevenell and graduate student Imogen Browne, documented the evolution of Antarctica’s ice sheets about 20 million years ago.

December 15, 2021Research and Innovation

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ֱ researchers release nationwide opinion survey results on social media moderation and regulation

Researchers at the ֱ, in partnership with Cyber Florida at ֱ, have released findings from a nationwide survey to better understand attitudes toward moderation on and regulation of digital platforms. Subjects consist of the regulation of misinformation and offensive content, including among elected officials, as well as perceptions of deplatforming.

December 14, 2021Research and Innovation

ֱ: A Preeminent Research University

Philanthropist Timothy Ubben gives $5 million to ֱ Health to fight pulmonary fibrosis

The ֱ announced today a $5 million gift to the ֱ Foundation from Timothy Ubben to create the Ubben Family Center for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Housed in the ֱ Health Morsani College of Medicine, the center will increase research to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung scarring.

December 13, 2021ֱ Health, University News

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City of St. Petersburg approves ֱ and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the ֱ on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021University News

Uncrewed vessel

ֱ launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

Lessons learned from the innovative, “nested technology” approach will inform coastal resiliency efforts in Florida and beyond.

December 9, 2021Research and Innovation

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ֱ conferred more than 4,500 degrees during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10-11

The ֱ awarded more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The ceremonies included recipients of approximately 3,433 undergraduate, 1,099 master’s and 181 doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2021Student Success, University News

Portraits of Norma Alcantar, Sumita Mitra and Subhra Mohapatra, the 3 ֱ faculty members who have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three ֱ faculty members selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three ֱ faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

December 7, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

ֱ: A Preeminent Research University

ֱ leadership provides on-campus football stadium update to the Board of Trustees

Leadership from the ֱ provided the ֱ Board of Trustees with its first update on plans to build an on-campus football stadium since Chair Will Weatherford announced his vision for moving ahead with the transformational project in September.

December 7, 2021ֱ Athletics, University News

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