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Environmental Science professor invited to China climate change conference

Joseph M. 'Donny' Smoak, Ph.D, in the Everglades.

Joseph M. 'Donny' Smoak, Ph.D, in the Everglades.

Joseph M. “Donny” Smoak, Ph.D., associate professor of Environmental Science, is among a handful of U.S. scientists invited to present at a climate change conference in China next month. Nanchang University will cover travel expenses for Smoak to make a one-hour presentation at the International Workshop on Global Change and Aquatic Ecosystems, May 27-29. Smoak recently was awarded a National … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg introduces car-sharing program

USF St. Petersburg Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth announces the launch of the first car-sharing program in Pinellas County.

USF St. Petersburg Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth announces the launch of the first car-sharing program in Pinellas County.

USF St. Petersburg has launched its first car-sharing program, an affordable transportation alternative that will be available for for students, faculty and the general public. The new program, announced today by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and USFSP Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth, will be operated by WeCar by Enterprise, which runs a similar program at USF Tampa. The program … Continue reading

Big, slippery words: “sustainable and authentic”

Historic Williams House

The historic Williams House "vernacular architecture"

My first introduction to travel writer Herb Hiller was a book that Professor Gary Mormino suggested, Highway A1A: Florida at the Edge. The second time, I met him and filmmaker Caroline McKeon in the Snell House (home to USFSP’s Honors Program and Florida Studies programs). Hiller and McKeon were planning a conference, Sustainable and Authentic Florida, which is scheduled for October … Continue reading