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From Oprah to Opera: The Journey of Historian Raymond Arsenault’s Book “Freedom Riders”

The acclaimed book “Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice” by USF St. Petersburg historian Raymond Arsenault, which was the basis for a PBS documentary that won three Emmy Awards, has now played a part in an opera.

February 5, 2020University News

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Community Program Seeks to Diminish Stigma around HIV in Order to Reduce Spread of the Disease

A new research grant will target the multiple stigmas surrounding HIV in Tampa Bay, with the goal of increasing health screenings and diminishing the spread of the disease.

January 7, 2020University News

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MLB Pitcher Enrolls in USF St. Petersburg’s MBA Program

Since he could remember, Tanner Anderson pictured himself pitching in the big leagues. Anderson threw his first ball when he was three years old and played for Plant City High School as a teenager. In 2011, he was accepted to Harvard University, where Anderson pitched and played second base for four years.

November 18, 2019University News

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Preserving USF St. Petersburg’s Historic Homes

With all the shiny new buildings going up around campus, it can be easy to overlook the historical ones right next door. Tucked behind oak trees on 2nd Street South are two houses that are each well over 100 years old.

October 16, 2019University News

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St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest to Inspire Youth and Engage Community’s Passion for Science and Art

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will offer thousands of people throughout Tampa Bay a chance to be inspired, engage their curiosity and get involved with science and art on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 11, 2019University News

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New Study Reveals Four Billion Particles of Microplastics in Tampa Bay Waters

A new study from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College estimates the waters of Tampa Bay contain four billion particles of microplastics, raising new questions about the impact of pollution on marine life in this vital ecosystem.

September 12, 2019Research and Innovation

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USF St. Petersburg Awarded $5.5-Million to Support K-12 Mental Health Awareness Training

Thousands of K-12 school personnel will be trained on how to recognize and refer students with emotional or mental health difficulties thanks to a $5.5-million grant awarded to USF St. Petersburg’s College of Education.

August 26, 2019University News

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USFSP Students Invest in Innovative Biodigester Technology to Eliminate Food Waste and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Food waste is a major environmental issue that can largely go unnoticed and unaddressed. But students at USF St. Petersburg are tackling the problem by installing an innovative system that will naturally break down non-edible food on campus – the first of its kind at a Florida university.

August 22, 2019University News

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Prison Education Program Aims to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Job Prospects

Everyone deserves an education. That’s the principle DeVara Sims lives by. For more than 20 years, Sims has taught students in public schools how to be better readers. Many of those students have learning disabilities. Some of them spend their days behind bars.

July 15, 2019Research and Innovation

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First Research Team to Film Elusive Giant Squid in U.S. Waters Includes USFSP Professor

Sleep comes at a premium on a research cruise – you take it when you can get it – but some things are worth waking up for. When USF St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins was awoken last week aboard the Research Vessel Point Sur to news that her colleagues had possibly caught a giant squid on camera, Judkins was up faster than you can say the scientific name Architeuthis.

June 25, 2019Research and Innovation

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Marine Biologist to Explore Gulf's Uncharted Deep Sea

The deep sea and the marine life the Gulf of Mexico contains is still largely mysterious. University of South Florida St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins and a team of researchers will spend the next two and a half weeks aboard a NOAA Ocean Exploration research cruise to reveal a bit of that mystery and explore never-before-reached areas of the Gulf.

June 4, 2019Research and Innovation

Sarah Stanaland, RHA President; Martin Tadlock, Regional Chancellor of USFSP; Stephanie Goforth, USFSP Campus Board Chair; Judy Genshaft, USF System President; Jacob Diaz, Regional Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students; and Ryan Toth, Regional Director of The Beck Group break ground on the new residence hall and dining facility.

USF St. Petersburg Celebrates New Residence Hall and Dining Facility at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than 200 faculty, staff, students and community leaders gathered Thursday for a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking of the new residence hall and dining facility at USF St. Petersburg.

April 25, 2019University News

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