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USF excels in graduating students prepared for employment, with 62% of graduates beginning careers in STEM, education, healthcare, and other high-demand fields, yet there remain opportunities for growth.  Students enter college with a wide range of backgrounds and expectations. Some have decided to attend college more recently and aren’t sure how to plan for their …

Collections on the Cutting Edge

The physical record of human history is in constant peril. Factors both manmade and natural are at odds with the preservation of artifacts that tell the story of civilization. Tropical humidity, armed conflict, mining, sea level rise, earthquakes, and even sunlight are just a few of the threats facing important sites around the globe. A groundbreaking …

Reorganizing For The Future: Digital Scholarship Services

  “The word ‘digital’ increasingly appears throughout higher education — digital humanities, digital science, digital collections, and so on. The formation of the Digital Scholarship Services department under the leadership of Carol Ann Borchert embodies our commitment to actions that go well beyond the terminology. While the Digital Media Commons team focuses largely on undergraduate student success, …

How Did Tampa Restore the Health of Its Bay?

On any given day, scores of people can be seen boating or fishing in Tampa Bay, and hundreds more jogging or cycling along the Bay’s famed Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk. Today, we take the general health and pleasantness of the waters of Tampa Bay for granted — but that wasn’t always the case. As Tampa developed, its bay was often used as a …

What is USF Doing to Address Textbook Affordability?

The cost of textbooks has risen disproportionately in recent years. More so than tuition and living expenses, textbooks have become less affordable — sometimes even influencing which subject areas students choose to study. In an effort to bolster student success, the University of South Florida launched the Textbook Affordability Project in 2010. Popularly known as ‘TAP,’ the initiative aims …

Dr. Geoffrey Giles Decodes Nazi Treatment of Homosexuals

The USF Libraries LGBT Studies and Holocaust Studies Initiatives came together in 2015 to present an event that shed light on a little-understood area of World War II history. On October 27th, 2015, Dr. Geoffrey Giles spoke to a large USF crowd, sharing his original research on this subject in “Persecution but No Homocaust: The Homosexual Problem …

A Seed Planted

There is a common thread among students who have undertaken intensive research projects in the USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections Department. So moved are they by their experiences that they describe them as “transformative,” “life-changing,” and a “high point” of their academic career. Stacy Dolan talks about her recently completed year long research position working …

USF Libraries Civil Rights Collections Highlighted in New Saunders Library

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative’s stunning new Robert W. Saunders Library, near Ybor City, at 1505 N. Nebraska Avenue opened in August after years of community effort. The new Saunders library features both interactive multimedia exhibits as well as exhibition space. In addition to the use of items from USF Libraries collections in the …