According to its website, USF's Women in Leadership and Philanthropy program "encourages and supports education, research and service focused on issues affecting women." University Beat takes you to a recent WLP-sponsored seminar that examined the latest changes in women's healthcare.
USF's Department of Anthropology and Geology are offering assistance to local law enforcement with a course on forensic archaeology and geophysics. University Beat attended one of the class' field trips - to an actual field on campus where students put their lessons to practice in the "search" for a "buried body."
STARS, or "Students Tutoring And Role-modeling Students," is the brainchild of USF's Medical School Class of 2010, and pairs them with middle school students at Tampa's Carl Sagan Academy. University Beat joins the Sagan students on a visit to USF's Medical School on "Shooting STARS Day."
The Academy for Lifelong Learning at USF Sarasota-Manatee recently hosted a forum on one of the most controversial and important issues of our time - immigration. University Beat talks to keynote speaker, Political Science Professor Herbert Waltzer, about immigration - both legal and illegal - and how America needs to address the problems surrounding the subject.
University Beat takes a look at the University Lecture Series which brings speakers, both the famous and the not-so-famous, to USF to talk to students, faculty and the community about issues and information. In addition, we unveil the Series' line-up of speakers for Spring 2008, which some ULS officials are calling the best one ever.
The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute continues looking into caffeine's effects on the disease, and after trials of the compound showed great promise in mice, clinical trials in humans are now underway. University Beat attended a recent seminar at the Byrd Center where scientists shared the latest information on their research with the public.
USF has opened its newest building on the Tampa Campus, C. W. Bill Young Hall. The high-tech structure will house the Joint Military Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs, promoting interaction between the service branches. University Beat takes you to the opening ceremony, where the man who the building is named after, Congressman C.W. Bill Young, received quite a surprise.
While the USF Bulls' football team may have lost the homecoming football game, some USF students - and more importantly, the clients of Metropolitan Ministries - were the big winners in the sixth annual "Charit-A-Bull." University Beat paid a visit to the opening event of "SuperBull Eleven" Homecoming week, where student groups collected canned goods, built sculptures out of them, and then donated the food to the Bay area hungry and homeless.
Studies show that as many as half of US college students engage in "binge drinking," where they consume at least four alcoholic drinks in a short time. University Beat visited a recent symposium on USF's campus where educators worked with officials from local law enforcement and health agencies to let students know about the dangers of such behavior.