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In work that's received attention from media around the world, USF History Professor Philip Levy serves as co-director of the archaeological project that's discovered the remains of George Washington's boyhood Virginia home. University Beat takes you to Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA, for a look at the immense and historic task undertaken by Professor Levy and The George Washington Foundation.
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USF Department of History

Professor Levy's presentation: Monday, November 10 at 7:00 PM in the Marshall Student Center Room 2708 on the Tampa campus

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USF Associate Professor of History Philip Levy talks with George Washington Foundation Director of Archaeology David Muraca and Staff Archaeologist Paul Nasca about the layout of the two large cellars of Washington's home.

David Muraca and GW Foundation Archaeology Lab Supervisor Anita Dodd discuss one of the more interesting discoveries on the site and what it might mean.

GW Foundation Archaeology Intern Jim Trueman talks about what it's like working at such a historic site.



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Aerial view of land
Near the bottom of an already long ballot, voters in Hillsborough County will be asked to consider a local referendum to extend the county's Environmental Land Acquisition and Protection Program. In place since 1987, the program has purchased 44,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land. Voters approved an initial $20 million program, then expanded that to $100 million a few years later. ELAPP sunsets in 2011 so the renewal on the November 4 ballot calls for $200 million more to be spent buying land. This week, we'll help you understand ELAPP. And we'll look at how the program fits in with other land conservation programs throughout the state.
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Jan Platt and Will Abberger talk about the sunset provision in the ELAPP program.

Jan Platt and Ron Rotella talk about whether land-conservations programs like ELAPP should be handled on a regional basis rather than locally.

June 26, 2009


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Ed Brickman and Gloria Weissberg
Ed Brickman was born in 1925 in the Bronx. Ed was the youngest of four children, and when the family broke up the 16 year old stepped in to help support his mother. By 18 Ed was drafted to serve in World War II. On returning home he met and later married his wife Alice and then began building his hardware business. Ed spoke with longtime friend Gloria Weissberg about his experiences from military service to entrepreneurship.
October 13, 2006

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