Inside USF: The Podcast


Welcome to “Inside USF: The Podcast,” created especially for University of South Florida faculty, staff and alumni.  We know you’re busy – so busy, in fact, that it can be hard to find the time to learn about the important work taking place across our three campuses. We’re here to help. We’ll talk with a member of the faculty or staff about their expertise and their contributions, including in ground-breaking research, inspiring community service efforts, the arts, athletics and much more. You’ll meet members of the faculty and staff who, like you, are helping USF make an impact as a fast-rising urban research university.

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Season 3 | Episode 2

USF achieved a historic milestone over the summer: An invitation to join Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, the University of Florida and other elite research institutions as a member of the Association of American Universities. In this special episode, USF President Rhea Law talks with Barbara Snyder, president of the 71-member AAU, about why USF was selected for membership, its significance for the university community and Tampa Bay region, and the central role of faculty in propelling USF to this achievement.

Barbara Snyder headshot

Season 3 | Episode 1

From the invitation to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, to a new state budget that represents the largest operational funding increase in our university’s history, this has been an extraordinary summer for USF. In this episode, President Rhea Law shares her perspective on USF’s many successes and how they will impact faculty, staff and students.

President Rhea Law holding up the Bull sign, smiling at the camera.


Thanks to the USF School of Music for providing "March Victorious," which in addition to the podcast, can be heard during USF football games and other university events. It was composed by the first director of athletic bands, Sid Haton.


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  • In the top toolbar, click "Chrome" and select "Preferences"
  • Click "Advanced" in the left side bar to expand the menu
  • Click "Accessibility"
  • Turn on "Live Caption" 
  • Close the settings tab and click play on the desired episode

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We welcome your suggestions for colleagues we should interview, or topics we should explore, in future episodes. Share them by filling out our submission form. Here are some general ideas about what we’re interested in:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • Unique programs/initiatives
  • Efforts that make a positive difference for others
  • University-wide initiatives
  • USF-community partnerships 


Listen to past episodes from Seasons 1 and 2.