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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SYSTEM SPRING 2016

Features

24 Leading women

Women are transforming USF through generous gifts and intellectual support via organizations such as Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.

28 Unearthing discovery

To celebrate the USF System’s rise to No. 25 in the National Science Foundation rankings, we share 25 discoveries – in no particular order – unearthed by USF faculty and student research.

42 The total package

Three special mentor-mentee relationships demonstrate the profound impact alumni and other Bull mentors can have on students’ lives.

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First Look From the President Campus Athletics Unstoppable

Forever Bulls

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5 minutes with Bill Alumni Association Annual Report 2015 Life Members Salute Q &A: John Kirby, ’85, U.S. State Department Blast from the Past Where’s Rocky? Chapters & Societies Class Notes Employ-A-Bull Calendar

About the Cover: The entrance to Mota Cave, in the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, where USF St. Petersburg anthropologists John and Kathryn Arthur made a groundbreaking discovery. Story Pg. 28. Cover photo courtesy of Matthew Curtis, Ventura College; cover design, Thomas Todd | USF PHOTOS and ART Pg.7 Top: Illustration, Thomas Todd | USF; center Penny Carnathan | USF Alumni Association; bottom: Aimee Blodgett | USF

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USF magazine spring 2016  

The official magazine of the University of South Florida Alumni Association.

USF magazine spring 2016  

The official magazine of the University of South Florida Alumni Association.

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