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President Law reaffirms the importance of the arts

University of South Florida President Rhea Law outlined her vision for the university in a speech this afternoon at the Yuengling Center on the Tampa campus, as part of her inauguration as USF’s eighth president. 

In her remarks to students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Tampa Bay community, Law shared plans for taking the university to the next level, including three academic areas of strength to build on, a renewed commitment to community partnerships and a new on-campus stadium.

Law’s speech also recognized the value of public art and related arts programming at USF.  In addition to enriching the beauty of all three campuses, public art also provides the broader Tampa Bay community with informal gathering spaces and ways to learn about prominent artists and their work.  

“Not only does USF have a stellar College of The Arts and arts programming, but our campuses are also home to numerous public artworks that enhance our campuses by serving as informal gathering places and exposing our community to prominent artists and their work.”

To affirm the importance of USF’s Public Art Program, Law announced that a new fund has been launched in support of the university’s public art collection.  More information is available on the USF Foundation site.

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