A side-scan sonar image of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship, Quest, discovered by a team led by USF alum and shipwreck hunter David Mearns.

USF-trained shipwreck hunter makes another major discovery

Shipwreck hunter and USF alum David Mearns has made another outstanding discovery: the remains of Quest, the steamship on which polar explorer Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage.

June 17, 2024Research and Innovation

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 17, 2024Campus News, Events

The University of South Florida will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Final state budget includes funding to support key USF initiatives

USF will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for important projects in the 2024-25 state budget signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, including facility upgrades for military-connected students and investments in the Trafficking in Persons Risk to Resilience Research Lab on the St. Petersburg campus.

June 12, 2024Campus News

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