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Students setting up radar at volcano

Mitigating volcano hazards: ֱ students and alumna travel to Hawaii to study Mauna Loa eruption

With a rare instrument, the ֱ team is analyzing data from the Mauna Loa eruption to better understand lava flows to help mitigate dangers.

December 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Salvation Army red kettle campaign with ֱ

ֱ helps reduce non-emergency ambulance calls through new partnership with The Salvation Army

ֱ’s College of Nursing launched a respite care program to provide The Salvation Army clients with free care coordination, health education, assessments and resources.

December 15, 2022Community Partnerships

Veronica Maxwell

Lifelong learning program at ֱ to expand community engagement under new leadership

Veronica Maxwell has been named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ֱ. Maxwell comes from Hillsborough County Aging Services, where she spent seven years working with the county’s senior centers as senior program coordinator for nutrition and wellness.

December 14, 2022University News

The Marion B. Ridley Endowed Resident Fund supports residents in the Otolaryngology Residency Program at the Morsani College of Medicine. Residents can use the fund to pay for special training experiences and equipment.

December 13, 2022ֱ Foundation

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Top stories of the year

ֱ continued its remarkable trajectory in 2022. Led by President Rhea Law, accomplishments included enrolling the largest and highest-achieving first-year class in the university’s history, earning national and state recognition for being a great place to work, and setting a record for annual charitable giving.

December 12, 2022University News

Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas

Two ֱ faculty members receive honors from National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas are recognized for their breakthrough discoveries and inventions in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging diseases.

December 8, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Bots with feelings

Bots with feelings: Study explores deploying AI chatbots with emotions in customer service

AI chatbots that show positive feelings — such as adding an “I am excited to do so!” or a few exclamation marks — do not necessarily translate into positive reactions or contribute to higher customer satisfaction, the study revealed.

December 7, 2022Research and Innovation

ֱ Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly announced his selection of 2022 Broyles Award finalist Alex Golesh as the sixth head coach in ֱ football history.

December 5, 2022ֱ Athletics, University News

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ֱ celebrates more than 4,500 new graduates during fall commencement

ֱ fall 2022 graduates include a Ukrainian student whose family was displaced by war and a student impacted by Hurricane Ian.

December 5, 2022Student Success, University News

Hurricane satellite imagery

How the ֱ College of Marine Science responded to Hurricane Ian

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, researchers at the ֱ College of Marine Science have been hard at work studying the storm’s impacts on the state. From high-resolution modeling to satellite imagery, here's a snapshot at how ֱ teams were hard at work.

December 1, 2022Research and Innovation

Colleagues at work

Too many – or too few – job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep

A new study by researchers at the ֱ reveals that the relationship between work demands and a good night’s rest is nuanced. Conventional wisdom that suggests that people with the most demanding jobs would have the most trouble sleeping isn't necessarily true.

November 29, 2022Research and Innovation

ֱ: A Preeminent Research University

Tampa Bay’s diverse-owned businesses experience growth, greater successes after completing ֱ mentoring program

Two dozen local businesses have completed the ֱ Mentor Protégé program, which provides businesses in the construction industry with training, development and partnership opportunities to help them grow their capacity and become more effective with competitive bidding processes.

November 28, 2022University News

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