This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the sidelines as a group of students in a USF College of Engineering research program put their custom-made Lego robots to the test in a high-tech game of soccer.
USF is one of two centers nationwide to use a high-tech robotic-assisted system to train doctors and surgical students on the latest minimally-invasive surgical procedures. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the unveiling of the da Vinci Surgical System and shows you how it's improving both physicians' skill and patient care.
While Advanced Placement classes are challenging to high school students, they're not exactly easy for the teachers either! USF's David C. Anchin Center and the College of Education recently hosted the AP Summer Institute, and this week's University Beat on WUSF takes you inside the classrooms and laboratories and speaks to some of the teachers, ranging from first-time AP instructors looking for pointers to long-time veterans refreshing their skills.
Ataxia is a group of debilitating neurological diseases that affects 150-thousand Americans, causing serious problems with movement, balance, speech and vision. This week's University Beat looks at the revolutionary treatment research being done at USF and tells you how you can help in the effort by taking part in a series of events, including a symposium and a fund-raising dinner, later this month.
When U.S. Armed Service members return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many are bothered by the kind of mental trauma that isn't easily seen or diagnosed. This week's University Beat shows us how USF is working with the V-A and the Department of Defense to help non-military mental healthcare providers treat those wounded warriors and tells the story of one such heroic Marine who's recovering from his injuries.
Shortly before President Obama's recent trip there, a number of USF representatives visited the African country of Ghana. This week's University Beat examines a new academic partnership that will benefit students and faculty at both USF and a paif of schools there - just the latest effort of the Patel Center for Global Solutions as it tries to strengthen USF's presence on the world stage.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. State Department, USF is giving almost forty teachers from Haiti and the Dominican Republic a summer school education in democracy. This week's University Beat joins the teachers-turned-students as they learn both inside and outside the classroom.
USF is teaming up with a number of groups to set up "The Innisbrook Leadership Institute." This week's University Beat takes you to the kick-off event for the Institute, which organizers hope will aid leaders of companies and organizations navigate through these difficult times.
Students in a USF St. Petersburg Political Science course are seeing what a real election campaign is like as interns for mayoral and city council candidates. Join them as this week's University Beat goes from the classroom to the campaign trail for some "practical politics."
The University of South Florida is the first school in the nation to team with the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to support returning troops who enroll for classes under the new G-I Bill this fall. This week's University Beat takes a closer look at "VetSuccess on Campus" and how it's going to help those who've served our country.