USF World News


Spring 2016 International Student Sash Ceremony
May 24, 2016

This May the USF System conferred more than 6,500 degrees during six commencement ceremonies held over the course of four days. Of those graduates, more than 400 were international students registered for the Tampa campus. (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


Isha Meditation
March 30, 2013

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with the Isha Foundation presented an evening of Music and Meditation. The Isha Foundation is a non- profit humanitarian organization founded by Sadhguru, a yogi mystic, and profound visionary. During the evening, volunteers from the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences offered an opportunity to explore and experience the power and purpose of meditation. The audience enjoyed an evening filled with exuberant music, scintillating dance performance and learning opportunities followed by a sumptuous dinner.


Talk on Swami Vivekananda
March 28, 2013

The Center for India studies presented a lecture by Mr. Raghuram, President of Hindu University of America, on the topic, “Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in 21st Century”. The lecture celebrated the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda who came to the U.S. in 1893 to address the first World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. This event marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Shri Raghuramjee discussed the thoughts the Swami expressed in 1893 in Chicago and how they are still relevant today.


Swaradhana
March 23, 2013

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with Swaradhana, a local Indian classical music organization, presented a musical concert by the Indian vocalist, Shri Anand Bhate. The traditional musical presentation included semi-classical music know as Natya Sangeet or theatrical music, which is extremely popular in the Maharshtra region of India. Shri Anand Bhate is a senio disciple of the renowned late Pandit Bhimsenj Joshi.