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Health News Florida recently reported on how some middle school students at Academy Prep in St. Petersburg conducted tests on the lead levels in their tap water.

St. Petersburg Conference on the World

This is the fifth year the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is taking place at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Organizers say interest in the three-day event is close to an all-time high, thanks to how rapidly the world is changing.

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When the history of the University of South Florida women's basketball team is written, it will likely be marked as "before Jose Fernandez" and "after Jose Fernandez".

Tampa Bay History Center

There’s an effort underway to help local residents rediscover the rich past of one of the oldest communities in Tampa.

HOK

While construction of the new University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and the USF Health Heart Institute is expected to start this August, there's now a better idea of what the final product should look like.

USF unveiled preliminary renderings of the nearly $153 million facility Tuesday.

Eric Younghans / USF Health

If you've ever thought about pursuing a career in the healthcare field, the University of South Florida would like to talk to you.

USF Health, along with national health occupation education provider HOSA, are hosting a healthcare career symposium Saturday, February 4, at the Marshall Student Center.

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Students and faculty at the University of South Florida Tampa campus gathered Monday to protest President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

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Sridhar Sundaram, dean of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business, says he and other university officials were recently touring the school’s brand new home, the Lynn Pippenger Hall, when he approached two awestruck students.

Members of the public health community are calling for action on gun violence by shifting the conversation away from gun control.

Bucs QB, FAMU And Tuskegee Bands In St. Pete’s MLK parade

Jan 17, 2017
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With Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston as grand marshal and the popular marching bands from Florida A&M and Tuskegee University, St. Petersburg's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade got a high-stepping shot in the arm this year.

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When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano exploded in Iceland in 2010, the resulting ash cloud shut down air travel over Europe for around a week, stranding thousands of travelers.

Now, research at the University of South Florida is helping figure out how often these kinds of damaging explosions may occur and what can be done to track the ash clouds and reduce their impact on air travel.

USF Herd of Thunder

While more than 200 members of the University of South Florida Herd of Thunder wrapped up 2016 by joining the football team at the Birmingham Bowl, about 110 of their fellow marching band members started out 2017 playing in Italy.

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Kickoff for the biggest game in college football is just hours away. Thousands of people have gathered outside Tampa's Raymond James Stadium for the Clemson-Alabama championship game.

The line to get into the fan-only party zone wrapped a half-mile around the grass parking lot of Raymond James Stadium around noon Monday. When the metal gates were removed eight hours before game time, Jessica Fultz was there - first in line. The University of Alabama senior had been camping there for a day and a half. 

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Thousands of college football fans gathered in Tampa and surrounding cities for a weekend packed with events meant to pump them up for the College Football National Championship game.

The Latest On Championship Traffic, Events

Jan 7, 2017
Stephanie Colombini / WUSF Public Media

Follow WUSF reporters this weekend as we bring you the latest on traffic and road closures, as well as news from events leading up to Monday's College Football National Playoff Championship in Tampa.

Use #TampaBay2017 on Twitter and Instagram to join in on the conversation. 

Mark Schreiner / WUSF 89.7 News

While all eyes will turn Monday night to the College Football Playoff National Championship showdown between Alabama and Clemson, downtown Tampa is ready and raring to go for dozens of pre-game events starting today.

Cathy Carter / WUSF 89.7 News

Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, the Republican National Convention, and the annual Gasparilla Festival. 

But that doesn't mean officials are taking waterfront security for granted ahead of Monday's College Football Championship game.

GoUSFBulls.com

Just three weeks after hiring new head football coach Charlie Strong, the University of South Florida has fired men's basketball coach, Orlando Antigua.

Antigua was hired in 2014 with much fanfare due to his success recruiting star players as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky.

Stephanie Colombini

Fans getting ready for next week's College Football National Championship can brace themselves for heightened security around Tampa.

Mark Schreiner / WUSF 89.7 News

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft sat down with University Beat's Mark Schreiner to talk about some of the school's 2016 highlights and to look ahead at 2017.

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