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USF Libraries preserves local African American history

A bountiful repository of local African American artifacts spanning more than 150 years provides a glimpse into the community’s lives, struggles and achievements in Tampa Bay. Rare books, personal papers, photographs and even property records are available in the USF Tampa campus library, the Nelson Poynter Library at USF St. Petersburg and online.

February 6, 2024Campus Life, Community Partnerships, University News

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USF conferred more than 4,400 degrees during fall commencement

Graduates include student veterans, a mother-daughter earning their degrees at the same time and a future engineer with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder graduating with a near-perfect GPA.

December 4, 2023University News

Salty Science rows at sea

USF team gets ready to race in the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ across the Atlantic

Following 2 1/2 years of intense training and extensive preparation, a team led by a USF biology professor and two USF alums will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They push off Dec. 12 from Spain’s Canary Islands and will spend about one month at sea, rowing to English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda.

November 21, 2023Research and Innovation

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Military couple soaring to new heights at USF

After spending 10 years in the military, Air Force fighter pilots Captain Zach Eastman and Major Liz Eastman are now in their second to last semester at USF. The married couple is currently serving as flight instructors all while working to complete their online Master of Business Administration.

November 8, 2023Student Success

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USF celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15- Oct. 15. USF is hosting several events, ranging from dance lessons to panel discussions.

September 18, 2023Campus Life

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USF expands student access to economic resources through new partnership

According to the College Board, Florida is the most affordable state in the nation for in-state students to earn a bachelor’s degree. In order to help make it even more affordable, USF has added a new resource that connects students and families with a wide variety of financial resources and benefits.

September 5, 2023Student Success

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USF awards more than 2,400 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies

Graduates include a Ukrainian student who relocated to the U.S., an 18 year old and a student who is pursuing a career in social work after growing up in the foster care system.

July 31, 2023University News

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