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USF Ecologist Races to Save Endangered Cypress from Extinction

USF’s Gretchen Coffman is leading an international rescue effort to save an endangered cypress tree on the verge of extinction. Coffman, a restoration ecologist, compares the Southeast Asia cypress to California’s majestic redwoods, and National Geographic is funding her campaign.

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Flash Mobs, Food Myths, and Fantasy: USF’s 10 Coolest Classes

Weave fishing nets, organize the community ’60s-style in Haight-Ashbury and dance through the streets of San Francisco — all for college credit.

For a century and a half, USF’s Jesuit values and commitment to “cura personalis” — educating the whole person — have remained strong, but the university and its professors are constantly reinventing how and what they teach.

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