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

The Tampa Police Department have arrested a woman, Erica Schmidt, charging her with assault, rioting, throwing rocks at police and handing them out to other rioters. Schmidt, 31, was arrested Saturday at an apartment located at 11727 12th Street and found a silver Hyundai Elantra, which matched the same carContinue Reading

As the rallies and protests descended into violent riots and looting, one Tampa pharmacist’s business was targeted by thieves: Health Matters Community Pharmacy. Dr. Vondalyn Wright said that criminals broke into her pharmacy on Sunday, describing the hurt and recovery in an new interview with Bay News 9. “They ransackedContinue 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

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

Take one student with measles and plunk him or her down in an area where measles vaccination rates have dropped 10 percent overall. What would happen? It’s a question Dr. Karen Liller, a USF COPH professor of community and family health, posed to Dr. Mark Roberts, a professor and chair at the University ofContinue Reading

Naegleria fowleri, or the “brain-eating amoeba” is a parasite commonly found in warm freshwater (e.g. lakes, rivers, and hot springs) and of the 140 or so known cases in the US, 35 are from Florida alone. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health in Tampa, Sandra Gompf, MD,Continue 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

Children in grades three through seven will get the chance to play street hockey with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players at the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC)’s free Tampa Bay Lightning Street Hockey Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Children will participate in street hockeyContinue Reading

The University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) invites children ages nine to 14 to participate in an eight-week basketball league, beginning Thursday, Oct. 17. Registration will be held October 3-14 by calling 813.558.5212 or stopping by the University Area CDC Community Center, where practices and games will takeContinue 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