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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

Honors Program presents lecture series to ‘Celebrate the Liberal Arts’

Nabil Matar (left) and Dennis Thompson.

Nabil Matar (left) and Dennis Thompson.

The USF St. Petersburg Honors Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special lecture series that reflects the theme of the anniversary, “Celebrate the Liberal Arts.” Dennis Thompson, Ph.D., the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus at Harvard University, will discuss “Science, Ethics and Democracy” on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. at the University Student Center … Continue reading

Premed Club program at All Children’s Hospital provides comfort to cystic fibrosis patients

Left to right: Premed students Everett Rogers, Keun Young Jo, Jordan McBride and Erik Richardson talk to a patient. Photo courtesy All Children's Hospital.

Left to right: Premed students Everett Rogers, Keun Young Jo, Jordan McBride and Erik Richardson talk to a patient. Photo courtesy All Children's Hospital.

Erik Richardson had thought about a career in medicine but wasn’t sure until he went on a mission trip to a health clinic in Guatemala three years ago. “Being able to help a child one on one is really what made me want to be a doctor,’’ said Richardson, a USF St. Petersburg senior majoring in biology who hopes to … Continue reading

Lecture to probe complexities of Rosewood Massacre

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

Edward Gonzalez-Tennant was a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Florida in 2008 when he began studying the history of Rosewood, a tiny, mostly black community near Cedar Key that was destroyed by racial violence in 1923. “I realized there had not been an academic study of Rosewood in years,” he said. “I was shocked.” He would spend … Continue reading

Biology professor and students examine and document rare squid

Students (left to right) Rob Cuba, Laura Wiggins and Krista Austin with Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Heather Judkins, Ph.D., with the rare Asperoteuthis squid.

Students (left to right) Rob Cuba, Laura Wiggins and Krista Austin with Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Heather Judkins, Ph.D., with the rare Asperoteuthis squid.

Christmas came early for Heather Judkins, Ph.D. Two large species of squid, so rare they are destined for the Florida Museum of Natural History, made their way by cruise ship from the Caribbean Sea off Grand Cayman to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg last week to be examined by Judkins, assistant professor of biological sciences at USFSP. The … Continue reading