Spanish Florida Expert
| USF St. Petersburg
One of the country's leading experts on the history of the Spanish colonial experience in Florida is joining the Florida Studies Program at USFSP.
The appointment of J. Michael Francis comes as Florida prepares next year to mark the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's arrival in Florida.
| USF News
Sarasota resident Louise Harrison, sister of the late Beatle George Harrison, is teaming up with the USFSM College of Education for a new arts integration program. Harrison is one of several community members involved in arts and education who was tapped for the program's inaugural board.
PAInT (Partnership for Arts Integrated Teaching), a university-community initiative, is focused on developing curriculum centered on arts infusion. Students will draw on resources from the community to create a unique learning environment in the classroom.