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For Good: Who can Tampa Bay Area leaders of nonprofits call when they need answers?

For more than two decades, the Nonprofit Leadership Center has been helping Tampa Bay Area nonprofits thrive through ups and downs in the local economy.

Paul Sanberg, left, listens as Cédric Denis-Rémis, vice pres., of development, at PSL University in France gives a talk at the Young Universities Summit.

Young universities from around globe gather at USF in Tampa to share experiences, strategies

The University of South Florida hosts the first-ever Young Universities Summit in North America, which is attended by representatives from 88 universities in 41 countries. Learn more about why it matters.

The Gulf by Jack E. Davis

Book excerpt: The Gulf by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack E. Davis

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History was awarded in April to University of Florida History Professor Jack E. Davis for his nonfiction book “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.” Read an excerpt.

Donald Morrill, author of Beaut

Book excerpt: BEAUT by Don Morrill of Tampa

University of Tampa creative writing Instructor Donald Morrill won the 2017 Lee Smith Novel prize for BEAUT, his story of Jill Lundgrove, the unforgettable protagonist of Beaut. Read an excerpt.

(L-R) Hayden Stokes of Tradebank of Tampa Bay talks with Djimo Serodio of Just Grow at the 2018 New Venture Expo at the University of Tampa.

UT growing, showcasing new and innovative businesses in downtown Tampa

The University of Tampa’s 2018 New Venture Expo highlights the creative and innovative business endeavors of 54 exhibiters in downtown Tampa.

The dedication scene on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Dedication of USCGC/USS Tampa Memorial

“Few words carry as much weight in the annals of Coast Guard history as the word TAMPA.’’ -- The U.S. Coast Guard. Learn more about why that is true. 

Ken Leung and Ben Faehn learn to program a robot from Professor Ron Smith at HCC.

Future jobs in the Tampa Bay Area: Prepare for change driven by robots, tech, etc.

Technological advances are changing the way we live, work and play. Here’s what you need to know to proactively plan for your future in Florida and elsewhere.

Jennifer Collins at USF

What will climate change mean for Florida?

Learn from local experts, including Charles Paxton of the National Weather Service and USF Professor Jennifer Collins, co-authors of "Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.''

Kelsey Burgess and Jonathan Manigo assist TBTI companies and greet visitors.

USF Connect: Bridging academia and tech business

Starting an innovative business? Want to build a relationship with a university? Explore opportunities with USF Connect in the USF Research Park.

Color St. Pete at the Arts Conservatory for Teens to encourage local and global unity.

For Good: Arts Conservatory for Teens changes lives forever

If all the world’s a stage, the nonprofit Arts Conservatory for Teens prepares St. Petersburg youth to take it by storm.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks: Shaping the future of Wimauma

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

Florida Soul by John Capouya

Book excerpt: Florida Soul, From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band by John Capouya

Did you know that the international hit "The Twist" originated in Tampa? Or that Sam & Dave ("Soul Man") came out of Miami? In his latest book, Florida Soul, University of Tampa Journalism Professor John Capouya tells the history of soul music in Florida. Read an excerpt here.

Cyber security

Local cybersecurity concerns grow along with attacks

Florida ranks among the top states in the nation for the number of Internet crime victims. Here’s what you need to know to better protect yourself.

John Kuhn, an Associate Professor for  the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

USF patents: Local scientists pursue innovations to make our lives better

How does research being done at USF in Tampa matter to you and your family? See the progress professors and students are making in converting waste to energy, and to prevent and treat strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, paralysis and more.

Elaine Liftin

Commentary: Local business community can fill void as public school funds dwindle

Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director of the Florida Council for Educational Change, calls on private business leaders to partner with public schools to ensure quality in the face of budget cuts.
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