As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts, scientists worldwide continue their push to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the highly contagious respiratory virus. University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists recently worked with colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to identifyContinue Reading

To protect the health and safety of community members and staff, University Area CDC facilities and properties will be closed through August 9. This includes the University Area Community Center Complex, Computer Lab, Mort Park and Harvest Hope Park. All programming, including Dreamcatchers summer camps, has been suspended through thisContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis approved $800,000 in funding for the Bitner Plante ALS Initiative of Florida in the 2020-2021 budget released yesterday. The Initiative provides support for ALS patients seeking treatment at the multidisciplinary clinics located at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville; University of South Florida, Tampa; University of Miami, Miami; and UFContinue Reading

The University of South Florida Police Department (USFPD) received notification of several vehicle burglaries that occurred in USF parking lot 5A (near Student Health Services and the Marshall Student Center) between March 21st at 1:00 A.M. and March 22nd at 3 P.M. The unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the vehiclesContinue Reading

Florida state health officials reported three new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday. Details of the cases are as follows: A 63-year old male New York resident who is currently in St. Johns County has tested positive. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until clearedContinue Reading

More than fifty student activists organized by anti-abortion group Created Equal will be displaying large, graphic abortion photos and prenatal images at University of South Florida on March 4-5th, 2020. This will be just one of the stops throughout Florida on Created Equal’s Justice Ride — a week-long event drawingContinue Reading

On Friday afternoon, University of South Florida Police Department received notification of a non-student female who fell from an upper level of the Beard Garage at USF Tampa. USF Police say the victim was a 25-year old Port Richey resident and a University of Florida (UF) graduate student completing herContinue Reading

Two students from Tampa were recently honored for their innovations at the Florida Invention Convention.  Makana Salim-Uesi, a 7th grade student at Williams Middle Magnet School, took 1st Place in the competition. Her invention, “RCV H20″. is a model of a labor-saving device that can transport and filter water atContinue Reading

The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) online master of public health program has been ranked number one on the list of the top 50 best online MPH programs across the country, according to the Master’s Programs Guide. With no less than seven distinct online MPH degree specializations available through the USF College of PublicContinue Reading

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, VYB Dance will present its annual Heart 2 Heart Charity Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 9, with all proceeds benefitting programs of the University Area Community Development Corporation (CDC). The event will be held at the University Area CDC Community Center at 14013 North 22ndContinue Reading

The University Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) has been awarded a $423,000 community development block grant from Hillsborough County. An additional $90,000 was raised Friday, Sept. 23 at the University Area CDC’s fifth annual gala. Funds from the grant and the gala will go toward the creation of a sevenContinue Reading

A September 2014 sewer line break in St. Petersburg, Florida dumped 500,000 gallons untreated wastewater into neighborhoods and into Boca Ciega Bay and a team of University of South Florida (USF) researchers went to sample the waters and what they found was a little concerning. The lead researcher of a study published in theContinue Reading

Proceeds from the New Tampa Players’ performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast performance on Thursday, July 28 will benefit the community, via the non-profit University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC). Tickets will be sold on a “pay what you can” basis at the door to the July 28 7:30Continue Reading

Sponsors are being sought for the September 23 Brand New Day Gala, the fifth annual such event to support the University Area Community Development Corporation (CDC). This fifth annual gala will raise much-needed funds for the University Area CDC, which works to improve the economic, education and social levels ofContinue Reading