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Innovation News A Conversation with Myself By Julliette Moore (Florida)

Powerstories creates virtual Voices of Truth Theatre Festival

In its inaugural virtual Voices of Truth Theatre Festival, Powerstories aims to share real-life stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard or seen.

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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts picks winners, gives prizes

The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts first-ever virtual festival is the first of its kind with an esteemed juror and significant award prize money. Read the list of winners announced by Raymond James.

Innovation News A former teacher, Shea Quraishi saw firsthand the need for social and emotional learning strategies to be woven into curriculum.

Raising Empathy launches to support Tampa Bay Area children

A new Tampa-based social and emotional learning consultancy partners with schools, families, educational organizations to increase empathy and understanding among children who are different.

Innovation News Dr. Cliff Davis and his medical team perform first Histotripsy, a non-invasive procedure using sound waves to remove liver tumors.

TGH begins trial of new device created to destroy tumors without surgery

Tampa General Hospital begins testing a new procedure using sound waves to remove tumors without surgery, a non-invasive method that could lead to quicker recoveries and FDA approval for more widespread use. 

Feature Story Three teens -- Noah, Kiana, and Kourtez -- learn about native plants and animals in the swamp.

New film explores the 'Hidden Wild' in Florida

Watch along as high school students go on a journey through the South Florida wilderness to see, experience, and appreciate the state’s natural habitat that they wouldn't have otherwise discovered. 

For Good A Feature Florida Partnership crew shooting on the beach at Ft. DeSoto in Pinellas County.

Feature Florida Partnerships strategizes how to keep, attract filmmakers hereCreate It Here! Program lifts up local filmmakers

Feature Florida Partnerships announces finalists for its Create It Here! program along with the next round of open calls for emerging screenplays in April. The overall goal is to keep local filmmakers busy working in Florida.

For Good Duncan McClellan, “Dancing Dragonflies” glass, 22"x22"x 6,” value $3,200

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum awards college scholarships to St. Pete residents

Local artist turns overcoming her own life’s adversity into scholarship dollars for college-bound St. Pete teens.

Development News Cyclists can get in their miles while watching a movie.

Grove Theater opens in Pasco County with creative use of space

Developers convert an old Cobb theater in Wesley Chapel into a major entertainment center with an upscale bistro, a sushi bar, a cycle cinema, a comedy club, a kids play area, and much more. 

Buzz One of the three ARCE-1 satellites sits beside a permanent marker for scale.

USF researchers built 3 satellites onboard SpaceX mission

Three satellites built by USF students launch into space aboard SpaceX mission.

Feature Story Wholesome Church is a COVID-19 testing site in Wimauma.

Wholesome Community Ministries taps faith, fundraising to create wellness hub in south Hillsborough3-phase buildout will cost $6.2M

The Keeping the Promise fundraising campaign in Wimauma is appealing for donations to help build out a holistic place of faith and wellness serving low-income families in South Hillsborough as part of Wholesome Community Ministries. Read how you can help.

Innovation News In a Lifetime of a Fact, a magazine editor discusses "the facts'' contained in a writer's essay.

Stageworks Theatre, Ruth’s List go virtual with 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

Instead of sitting in a theatre watching a play while social distancing and wearing masks during the ongoing pandemic, audiences can be a part of lively virtual discussions around selected and sometimes controversial plays.

Innovation News Shooting a TV pilot for The Giveback when working in Camden, NJ.

Inaugural Humankindness Film Festival seeks submissions from filmmakers worldwide

Humankind Partnership, a Tampa-based content creation company, is hosting an inaugural, virtual film festival open to any type of filmmaker using the theme of “resilience” to guide their work.

Feature Story Leonard Burke, Director of Asset Management at Beneficial Communities

Commentary: Finding the good in the pandemic

While the last year living in a pandemic has been extremely difficult for many, there are silver linings that surfaced through it all. This Commentary by Leonard Burke of Tampa suggests a few.

Innovation News Justice Gennari accepting the award on behalf of Art on the Block. Presenting the award is Tampa Downtown Partnership Events Coordinator Ivy Lupco.

Celebrating a uniquely diverse environment in Downtown Tampa2021 Urban Excellence Awards

A startup hub. A mural project. A holiday museum exhibit. A waterfront development. A water taxi. What do these things in downtown Tampa have in common? All are among the winners of the 2021 Urban Excellence Awards.

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10 things you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

USF Health medical experts answer your questions about coronavirus vaccines during a recent webinar.

Development News Moffitt is planing for more than 1.4 million square feet of research and corporate space on 775 acres in Pasco County.

Moffitt expands into Pasco to increase cancer care, add jobs

Planned near the intersection of Suncoast Parkway and the Ridge Road Extension in west Pasco, Moffitt Cancer Center's new campus will feature research labs, offices, light industrial/manufacturing capabilities, and conference space.

Development News Expansion of the Selmon would add lanes and sound barrier walls.

Public gets chance to weigh in on plans to widen Selmon Expressway, South Tampa to Downtown

Plans call for adding outside lanes to the Selmon Expressway from Himes Avenue to Whiting Street to accommodate projected growth in local population.

Feature Story Andy Klumb talks about his personal journey at a fundraiser for GLSEN Tampa Bay.

Help for local LGBTQ+ youth suffering during isolation of pandemicVirtual 2021 LGBTQ+ Youth Summit in March

Tampa Bay Area educators and advocacy groups are finding innovative ways to enhance support for LGBTQ+ teens, a particularly vulnerable population during the isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feature Story Youth Farm participants Brice Lewis, Aiymere Sanchez, and Shantasia Northern help get the Fresh & Local Greenhouse project ready.

USFSP, local high school students collaborate on new urban hydroponic farm in South St. PeteFord Motor Co. awards grant to support the farm

USFSP college students and high school students from South St. Pete are collaborating on a unique social enterprise to bring fresh food to the community.

Feature Story Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Senior Advisor to USF President, DARE project lead

USF addresses systemic inequities using data from student, faculty insightsDashboards track diversity, anti-racism, and equity

As USF grows, its institutional commitment to excellence in higher education asks in earnest: "Best" for whom? How does the "USF experience" vary among its heterogeneous racial and ethnic populations? And how might the university bolster its services and redefine campus culture to improve the collegiate experience and provide better opportunities, both within and beyond the university walls, for all Bulls?

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