USF World News


Celebrating the Chinese New Year Season at USF, Community and K-12 Schools
February 19, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute worked with numerous partners to provide multiple cultural events during the 2016 Chinese New Year season. The events reached thousands of people of all age groups in the Tampa Bay region and beyond, and improved cross-cultural understanding. (Read More…)


USF Signs Collaborative Agreements with Brazil’s Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
January 21, 2016

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. (Read More…)


USF World Statement Regarding Recent Events in Paris
January 7, 2016

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 bchamberlain@usf.edu 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


USF College of Public Health and Confucius Institute proudly sponsor “An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine”
January 4, 2016

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. (Read More…)


Fall 2015 Ended with CI Lectures, K-12 Chinese Teachers Workshop and More
January 4, 2016

The CI co-sponsored four lectures in the fall semester, which attracted more than 200 USF and community members. They include the following:

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Qingdao University Delegation Led by President Fan Enhanced USF Partnership
December 4, 2015

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. (Read More…)