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Last week, President Obama announced plans to expand offshore drilling in the United States, allowing new exploration in federal waters as close as 125 miles from Florida’s Gulf coast. The move comes on the heels of efforts in Florida last fall to open state waters for oil and natural gas exploration. The state’s oil and gas industry is cautiously optimistic about the president’s move while environmentalists worry it’s the beginning of a big expansion in federal- and state-controlled waters. We’ll hear reaction to the federal plan and talk about what it means for Florida.
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Dr. Al Hine explains how companies survey underwater areas to determine whether they contain oil and gas worth extracting. (2:54)

Bill Smith talks about voter support for offshore drilling and the differences in the perspective of coastal residents and those who live inland. (2:44)

Smith says his concerns about the impact of oil and gas drilling is about more than tourism in Florida. He's also worried drilling would make the state less attractive to new residents. (0:43)

April 6, 2010

Inertia: The Musical

Inertia is a force that resists gravity; gravity is a force which attracts lesser objects towards something greater than themselves. Let gravity pull you towards something greater than yourself! Come see Inertia: The Musical, and together we will make a Movement that can never be still; April 15‐ 17, 8pm; April 18, 3pm in USF Theatre 2; $5 for students, $10 for general admission.

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USF Med student Caroline Nguyen and a hospice patient.
“Hospice” isn’t a place, but a system of care…and third year med students are finding out what it’s all about as they visit dying patients in their homes as part of a USF College of Medicine clerkship. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV follows a pair of students on their visits and finds out how the experience affects them.

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USF Med student Caroline Nguyen examines a hospice patient in his home.
An unusual clerkship at the USF College of Medicine takes students out of the classroom and puts them in the home of a terminal patient. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM shows you how the hospice experience is creating more empathetic future physicians.
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Barbara Brooks, M.A., Coordinator, Primary Care Clerkship
USF College of Medicine Dept. of Family Medicine

LifePath Hospice
813-871-8111 / 1-800-209-2200 Toll-Free

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Dr. Kira Zwygart from the USF Dept. of Family Medicine talks about what students get out of the hospice experience during their third year clerkship.

Third year USF Medical School students Adam Winkler and Caroline Nu Nguyen share their opinions on the hospice experience and how it affected them both educationally and personally.

Dr. Robert Walker, a USF Professor of Internal Medicine & LifePath Hospice physician, answers the question: what is hospice care?

Dr. Walker talks about the long-term relationship between the USF College of Medicine and LifePath Hospice.

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LifePath Hospice Care Coordinator Michelle Howard, RN, talks with University Beat’s Mark Schreiner about her experiences accompanying USF Med students on their visits to her patients.

LifePath Hospice Social Service Specialist Sarah King talks with University Beat’s Mark Schreiner about her experiences accompanying USF Med students on their visits to her patients.

Bertha Palmer’s 161st Birthday Tea

Judith Leipold attends as Bertha Palmer with period piano selections by Chrystalle DeLuca. Hats and gloves enjoyed; period attire encouraged. Proceeds benefit the DAR’s Grandma Moses Scholarship for Mature Women. Tickets, $15 (please RSVP by May 15); walk-ins welcomed at $20. 941-953-7955 or

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