In 2003, a small and dedicated group of USF faculty, administrators, and donors came
together to launch the USF Humanities Institute. Lead by Dr. William H. Scheuerle,
their goal was to bring established scholars and artists to USF as well as promote
research in the humanities by USF faculty. They recognized that investment in humanities
research was a critical component in USF's goal of becoming a nationally renowned
PoetTraci Brimhall will give a reading from her most recent book, *Saudade.* Saudade
(a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia) is set in the Brazilian Amazon and
is described as being one part ghost story and one part revival. Brimhall calls it
Brimhall, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, teaches creative writing
at Kansas State University.
The reading will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m.in the TECO Room of the College of Education Building.