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CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turn environmental impact data into music

USF Anthropologist Heather O’Leary turned her coastal impact data into music that people could understand and enjoy. The project, CRESCENDO, is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working together to create and disseminate moving music about the environment.

February 20, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

St. Pete Science Festival school day

St. Petersburg Science Festival & MarineQuest returns with exciting new STEM and art exhibits

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest returned with more hands-on activities than ever before, including a mobile aquarium, seagrass maze and a shark show utilizing virtual reality. The event aims to inspire creativity, engage curiosity and deepen knowledge of science and the arts.

February 7, 2024Community Partnerships, Events, Research and Innovation

Panel discussion during the St. Pete Conference on World Affairs

Global affairs conference explored how artificial intelligence is changing the world

Distinguished speakers from around the world discussed issues related to international relations, business, culture and climate change through the lens of artificial intelligence at the largest conference on global affairs in the Tampa Bay region.

February 1, 2024Community Partnerships, Events

Students in the process of painting a new street mural on campus.

New street mural adds color and vibrancy to campus

A new street mural in between the University Student Center and Student Life Center melds geometric figures with school spirit. It was painted by a Graphic Arts faculty member along with 10 students and was part of the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival.

October 18, 2023Community Partnerships, Events

The Vertical Migration viewer responsive animation will be featured in the new exhibition.

USF Contemporary Art Museum’s inaugural GENERATOR exhibition opens on the St. Petersburg campus

As part of its ongoing expansion of arts programming across the bay, USF College of The Arts’ Contemporary Art Museum is presenting the GENERATOR exhibition on the St. Petersburg campus. The free exhibition will run from October 6 through November 22 in the Harbor Hall Gallery.

October 6, 2023Campus News, Events

Honors class goes out to sea.

Judy Genshaft Honors College class experiences the high seas firsthand

Students from five Honors Colleges in the State University System boarded a research vessel for an overnight trip into the Gulf of Mexico. While on board, they participated in lab-based research, observed marine life, and explored society's relationship with the ocean.

March 23, 2023Campus News, Student Life

PlacemattersSP/FloridaStudies Speaker Series

New speaker series invites community to learn about history and preservation in Florida

Two new speakers’ series on the USF St. Petersburg campus will give the public a chance to explore history and local preservation through interactive and engaging lectures during the spring semester.

February 16, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships, Events

Science Festival St. Pete

St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest returns for in-person experience after more than four years

For the first time since 2018, the St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest will return to an in-person experience that will engage curiosity and deepen knowledge of science and the arts.

February 13, 2023Community Partnerships, Events

Bob Devin Jones

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library archiving pieces of art renaissance in St. Pete

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is collecting and digitizing over a decade’s worth of artistic material from The Studio@620, which gets its namesake from its location in downtown St. Petersburg. The studio has played a key role in the renaissance of the arts in the city.

February 9, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

A mural with a message

The SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival returned for its eighth year, with 18 artists creating murals around the city, including one on the west wall of the Piano Man building. The mural was painted by artist Reginald O'Neal and depicts both the Mundari tribe of South Sudan and historian John Henrik Clark, a pioneer in the creation of Africana Studies.

October 24, 2022Campus News, Events

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Art Meets Science in After the Oil Spill Exhibit at Poynter Library

Nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the works of three artists and a photographer grapple with the disaster in a pair of exhibits at USF St. Petersburg’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

July 2, 2019Events

Christopher Rutherford, Alex Jones, Helen Hansen French, Brian Fidalgo and Erin Cardinal perform Air-Earth-Wind-Fire.

Short & Sweet Theatre Week Brings Professional Thespians to Campus

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will host its first ever Short & Sweet Theatre Week from April 8 to 11.

March 27, 2019Campus News, Events

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