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Providing new insight into Florida’s earliest residents: USF doctoral student wins Fulbright to study in Spain
Rachel Sanderson is earning her doctorate in History, and her efforts to uncover and document the lives of the early Floridia’s colonial residents are being rewarded with a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Grant.
May 19, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation
Graduating student wins national prize for research into local Black cemetery and unmarked graves
A USF student’s research on unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery, a historical Black cemetery in St. Petersburg, was awarded the Florida Historical Society’s prize for best undergraduate paper on Florida history.
May 3, 2023Research and Innovation
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, Events
A campus fixture reflects on more than 50 years of memories at USF
Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer has been part of nearly every major initiative, development and milestone on the USF St. Petersburg campus, as both a student and staff member, over the last 50 years. The unofficial ambassador shares how she's been embedded in the campus as it grew from military barracks to the vibrant community of today.
November 22, 2022Campus News
New preservation grant will help make historic Williams House more secure during hurricanes
The historic John C. Williams House will undergo major restorations and upgrades thanks to a $280,640 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources. The upgrades will include foundation work, a new roof, hurricane panels and other repairs that will help ensure the structure’s safety and stability during a major storm.
October 13, 2022Campus News
Erin Stewart Mauldin named John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History
An associate history professor who uses the lens of the environmental sciences to examine the major issues of the 19th century in the American South has been named the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the USF St. Petersburg campus.
September 6, 2022Campus News
Political science professor chosen for Duckwall Professorship during important election cycle in Florida
The newest recipient for the 2022-2024 academic years is Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, an associate professor in political science, a Fulbright Scholar and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the St. Petersburg campus.
August 16, 2022Campus News
New “Lost Voices” exhibit translates and digitizes America’s oldest parish archive to provide rare insight into early Florida history
A new online exhibit launched today by La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archives of the Americas will provide the public with unprecedented insight into the daily lives and relationships of the multi-ethnic population that comprised St. Augustine, Fla. from the 16th-19th centuries.
June 6, 2022Research and Innovation
Graduate students accepted into prestigious History Ph.D. programs in U.S. and England
Morgan Greig will attend the prestigious University of Cambridge in England, and Hannah Tweet will attend top-ranked University of Michigan in Fall 2022. Both are some of the most renowned research universities in the world.
May 9, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation
New book traces how beer influenced the world over time
A new book written by a USF anthropology professor traces the deep history of beer and its start in ancient civilizations. A staple of modern society, the refreshing, intoxicating beverage has roots going back 13,000 years. In many cultures, it was and still is, used as food.
April 7, 2022Research and Innovation
Students uncover Florida's past at archaeological site
Students gather at Weedon Island Preserve to excavate one of Florida's most significant archaeological sites. The field school – where students learn the proper methods to conduct digs and identify artifacts - is held every two years and is part of a course at USF called Florida Archaeology.
March 9, 2022Research and Innovation
Institute on Black Life conference to delve into historic and contemporary issues impacting local African American communities
USF’s Institute on Black Life (IBL) will bring together academics, community leaders, students and residents to highlight community projects and facilitate ongoing research into the history and culture of the Black experience.
January 26, 2022Events, Research and Innovation