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Florida Studies nature writing series planned at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of English Thomas Hallock, Ph.D., is organizing a series of public readings and discussions at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve this spring focused on nature writing. They will read selections from their non-fiction work. Titled “Writers in the Preserve,’’ this three-day series is organized around the theme, “How Do We Find Nature in the City?” The series … Continue reading

New baseball club kicks off season at Al Lang Stadium

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

USF St. Petersburg’s new student baseball club kicks off its exhibition season against USF Tampa at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Mayor Rick Kriseman will throw out the first pitch in what is being dubbed the “Battle of the Bay.” It is free and open to the public. “We are very … Continue reading

First student exchange program is a bridge to Belgium

Left to right: Maria Cuahutle, Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Carmela Zabala and Laurent Baarslag in the printmaking studio of the Program in Graphic Design.

Left to right: Maria Cuahutle, Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Carmela Zabala and Laurent Baarslag in the printmaking studio of the Program in Graphic Design.

USF St. Petersburg’s first student exchange program began with an unexpected phone call from Belgium three years ago. Erika Greenberg-Schneider, a visiting instructor at USF St. Petersburg’s Graphic Design Program who is such a renowned printmaker she was honored by France as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, was at her studio in Tampa when the phone … Continue reading

Biology professor collaborates with Chinese researcher

Guangjie Chen (left to right), Biological Sciences Chair Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore and Thomas Whitmore

Guangjie Chen (left to right), Biological Sciences Chair Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore and Thomas Whitmore

It has been 21 years since Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Thomas Whitmore, Ph.D., conducted the first large systematic water quality studies in lakes around Yunnan Province in China. Now he is working with a Chinese researcher on a new study that will expand the original work. Guangjie Chen, Ph.D., a geography professor at Yunnan Normal University, spent this week … Continue reading

St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs returns, expands to three days

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Distinguished diplomats, military and intelligence officials, media and academic experts from across the country will gather at USF St. Petersburg Feb. 13-15 for the Second Annual Conference on World Affairs. Sponsored by the USF St. Petersburg Honors Program and the non-profit St. Petersburg in the World, the conference will include 15 panel discussions focused on the critical international issues of … Continue reading