Do we hear voices raised in songs of thanksgiving? Early this morning, the Florida Department of Transportation reopened the railroad tracks at Fowler Avenue in North Tampa, just east of Nebraska Avenue.
Kris Carson of the Florida Department of Transportation Tampa office says the annual average daily traffic count is around 48,500, so Fowler is a heavily traveled road.
As the race for governor heats up, the Democrats are calling on some big names to help out Charlie Crist. Vice President Joe Biden is in South Florida this afternoon, and his wife Jill appeared today at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She listened to a group of students talking about making college affordable.
Biden says the average college student is weighed down with about $30,000 of debt when they graduate.
In what they call a "visible thank you" to the school that helped them become successful, local businessman Les Muma and his wife, Pam, have donated $25 million to the University of South Florida College of Business - the largest single gift in USF's history.
Many people know Earl Lennard as Hillsborough County's Supervisor of Elections, a job he retired from in 2012.
But before that, he spent more than four decades with Hillsborough County Public Schools as a teacher, and eventually as superintendent. Lennard is being presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Florida's College of Education on Friday.
While University of South Florida consider the matter closed, an animal rights group is pushing both university police and federal officials to investigate the death of a rhesus monkey during a research study.
The American Heart Association's Tampa Bay Red Sofa Tour stopped by the University of South Florida to encourage people to take a seat and talk about heart disease.
The campaign is an effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Ashley Furniture Home Store is a sponsor of the campaign and they donated a custom-made red sofa, which will tour around the Tampa Bay area until Oct. 3.
Extended University Beat report on USF Professor Jeffrey Ryan's work at sea
Geology 3311, “The Solid Earth,” is a required course for University of South Florida students pursuing an undergraduate degree in geology.
This semester, it’s being taught by Assistant Research Professor, Zachary Atlas.
"This course is really geared towards trying to get them to know minerals, mineral formation, the chemistry of minerals and how all of that comes together to form rocks," Atlas said after a recent class.
U.S. News and World Report has tallied up the data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities around the country and issued its 2015 Best College Rankings. While there's little movement at the top, schools in the Sunshine State are seeing some changes.
Jane Goodall, the scientist behind a landmark study of chimpanzee behavior, spoke Tuesday night at the USF Sun Dome about her environmental conservation efforts and primate research experiences. But before that, Dr. Goodall visited local children at the USF Botanical Gardens.
She spoke to Pizzo Elementary students about her love of animals since childhood and how her mother supported her interests.
Legendary scientist Jane Goodall is speaking tonight at the USF Sun Dome at 7 p.m. She first stopped at the USF Botanical Gardens to speak to children about her experiences in nature and her enthusiasm for botany, sharing simple goals everyone can take to protect nature.
The University of South Florida has been awarded by far the largest grant in the state to hire "navigators" who help uninsured people sign up for health insurance coverage through the federal Marketplace, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.
Only two other Florida organizations won navigator grants: the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, $871,275, and the Pinellas County Commission, $535,156.
Poet Maya Angelou, actress Ruby Dee and even President Barack Obama have something in common. They've all participated in The History Makers project--the country's largest African American collection of video interviews capturing the struggles and achievements of the black experience.Those 2,600 HistoryMakers videos have a new home--the Library of Congress.
It was 1985 when Henrietta Smith was the first African-American faculty member at the University of South Florida at the School of Library Science.
It's taken University of South Florida researchers more than three years to provide one family with an answer they've been looking for, for more than 70 years.
The researchers uncovered remains from 55 unmarked graves on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna last year. DNA testing has identified one set as belonging to George Owen Smith, who's believed to have died at age 14 -- shortly after being sent to the Florida Panhandle school in 1940.
USF Anthropologist Christian Wells says Smith was the first body found, but was in the worst shape.
If things had gone as planned, USF Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Heide Castañeda would have spent the last two months in Texas and Mexico on a pair of research projects. She was going to talk to "mixed status" families on both sides of the border - families who have both legal and undocumented immigrants living in the United States - as well as meet with immigrants returning to Mexico.
Instead, she arrived just as the world's attention turned to the increasing number of Central American migrants fleeing their homes for what they thought was the promised land of the U.S.
Castañeda talked to University Beat on WUSF 89.7 about her visits to Sinaloa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas, and what she saw there.
An extended University Beat interview with USF Department of Anthropology Assoc. Professor Heide Castañeda on her trip to Mexico & Texas and the Central American immigrants she encountered there.