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The University of South Florida is a global research university dedicated to student success and student accessibility through a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and learner centered research environment that incorporates a global curriculum. USF is committed to engage in research that will have a positive impact on the greater community. The University ranks 25th in the nation among public universities for total research expenditures by the National Science Foundation (2014).

Founded in 1956, USF was the first independent state university conceived, planned, and built in the 20th century. The university has developed into one of the nation’s leading research institutions. The USF System is comprised of the main doctoral-granting, research-intensive campus in Tampa, as well as USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee. It is home to nearly 50,000 students from over 130 different countries, making USF one of the 40 most diverse public institutions in the nation, and the second most diverse in the state of Florida.

USF students study in more than 79 undergraduate programs, 105 graduate programs, and 49 doctoral programs. The USF Tampa campus has 14 distinct colleges, all of which contribute to our greater social and economic impact, these include; College of The Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, Patel College of Global Sustainability, College of Graduate Studies, Honors College, College of Marine Science, Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and the College of Public Health.

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Hackers are just one part of a supply chain in a multimillion-dollar black market for stolen data. Peach_iStock via Getty Images

Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data, supply chain study finds

The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.
When two particles are entangled, the state of one is tied to the state of the other. Victor de Schwanberg/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

What is quantum entanglement? A physicist explains the science of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’

A multitude of experiments have shown the mysterious phenomena of quantum mechanics to be how the universe functions. The scientists behind these experiments won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics.
Berjalan secara vertikal – atau bahkan terbalik – merupakan hal yang mudah bagi semut. pecchio/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Bagaimana cara semut melawan grativasi dan merayap di dinding?

Kaki semut memiliki berbagai alat – mulai dari bantalan lengket yang dapat ditarik sampai cakar hingga duri dan bulu khusus – memungkinkan melawan gravitasi dan mencengkeram hampir semua permukaan.
A woman votes in the controversial referendum in Donetsk, Ukraine on Sept. 27, 2022. Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Russia plans to annex parts of Eastern Ukraine – an Eastern European expert explains 3 key things to know about the regions at stake

While some parts of eastern Ukraine have been under partial Russian control since 2014, other sections continue to fight back. Most residents overall have said they don’t want to be part of Russia.
Vladimir Putin speaks at a rally in Moscow in March 2022, according to this Kremlin image, with a banner that says “For the world without Nazism! For Russia!” Kremlin Press Office/Handout/Andalou Agency via Getty Images

Putin’s propaganda is rooted in Russian history – and that’s why it works

For hundreds of years, Russia has elevated its political leaders as figureheads. That’s part of what makes its propaganda so convincing.
Mental health professionals who have experienced mental illness have much to offer to their patients. Bulat Silvia/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

Psychologists are starting to talk publicly about their own mental illnesses – and patients can benefit

Psychologists have mental health difficulties and illnesses at the same rate as the general population – but the profession has long stigmatized talking about them in public.
Ukraine destroyed a railway, shown on April 2, 2022, to prevent passage from Transnistria to Ukraine. Andrea Mancini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

4 things to know about Moldova and Transnistria – and why Russia’s war may spread beyond Ukraine to reach them soon

Military tensions and political concern are heating up in Transnistria, a breakaway state of Moldova that borders Ukraine. An Eastern European expert answers four key questions about this region.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Staring at an image of yourself on Zoom has serious consequences for mental health – especially for women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.

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