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The People Shaping the Future

USF works to impact the future of Florida, the nation and the world. We share one goal: we transform lives. Meet some of our students and employees who are transforming lives. Click on the videos below to view. To read more stories about our students, faculty, staff and alumni, visit our Boundless Bulls site.

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Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman shares her ground-breaking global research on modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Discover how her work in Brazil and Florida are helping us understand and eradicate these twin scourges.


Faculty member Merry Lynn Morris discusses accessibility and the inspiration for her patented “dance chair.” The chair offers freedom like never before by allowing for increased mobility and socialization.


Michael Calzadilla shares his story about majoring in physics, earning scholarships and studying abroad. As the first person in his family to attend college, find out how USF supported Michael as he prepared for a career exploring the frontiers of the universe.


Discover how research spearheaded by Dr. Daniel Yeh, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is helping to solve waste and water scarcity problems around the world.


Members of the Facilities Management Building Services Unit discuss how they impact lives every day at work and how Administrative Services has changed with the implementation of a service philosophy.

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