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The University of South Florida recently signed three new agreements with Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) from Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tampa’s sister city since 2013. Continue reading
The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Our sympathies go out to the French people, our French community here at USF and all those who lost loved ones or were shaken by these events. USF maintains a constant watch on world events in order to give our students, staff and faculty the best advice we can.
If you are currently traveling abroad and wish to reestablish your travel and security or seek further clarity around your current travel plans, please contact Ben Chamberlain, International Risk and Safety Officer, in USF World who will be an excellent resource for you.
Similarly, we recognize that members of the USF system community may be traveling internationally during 2016 and we want to reassure you that USF World monitors world events and maintains a 24/7 International Assistance Line (1-813-317-5815) for your use. You may also choose to contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can assist you in ensuring you have appropriately considered your safety. As a reminder, please refer to the USF related student and business travel guidelines and services on our website.
Wishing the USF community safe travels,
Roger Brindley, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President, USF World
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The USF College of Public Health and Confucius Institute proudly sponsor a non-credit class “An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)” in the spring semester of 2016. Continue reading
A strong partner with the University of South Florida (USF) for many years, Qingdao University (QU) is the largest university in Shandong Province, China, and has a working relationship with the Chinese language program at USF. In July 2012, QU and USF signed an agreement to operate the Confucius Institute (CI) and expand academic collaborations. Continue reading
The second annual “Confucius Institute (CI) Day” celebration was a series of events held from September 22 to 28 with great success at the University of South Florida and beyond. The total number of participants exceeded two thousand. Continue reading
Next month, USF System President Judy Genshaft will be honored for her global vision and cultural understanding at the 6th Annual Atlantic Institute Peace & Dialogue Awards Dinner, hosted by the Atlantic Institute’s Tampa Bay Branch, in partnership with the Istanbul Cultural Center at Tampa Bay.
The Peace & Dialogue Awards Dinner is an opportunity for community leaders of all cultures, backgrounds, faiths, and professions to share their views on a selected topic, this year highlighting “The Role of Education in Fostering Mutual Respect Across Global Civilizations.”
It is also the Atlantic Institute’s honor to publicly recognize influential community leaders who actively promote cultural understanding and diversity in their organizations and communities. It is the hope that the public recognition will encourage the recipients to continue their efforts and lead others to similar activities and projects advancing a more peaceful relationship between our communities and nations.
For more information on the awards dinner, visit