The Oil Spill's Psychology
Social scientists will tell you that every disaster -- natural or man-made -- takes a mental toll on those living through it. More than two months into the Gulf oil spill, we look at the psychological impact of this catastrophe, including how it’s different for those who have oil on their shores and those who are still watching, waiting and hoping. And we talk about media coverage of the spill and whether we’re all tired of hearing about it.
USF-Oil Spill Research Part 1/ Friday Lecture Series
University Beat producer Mark Schreiner joined a team of oceanographers from USF's College of Marine Science on a recent trip into the Gulf that focused on the tools they use to monitor local waters to predict what direction oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster might head if it ever reaches the Loop Current. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV brings you the first in a series that takes you along on the voyage. Also: USF’S Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is getting ready to roll out the summer term of its “Friday Lecture Series.” Topics range from jazz legend Louis Armstrong, to gothic cathedrals, Medicaid, and African-Americans who played a role in Tampa’s development. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a preview of the Series and how it fits into Osher’s mission of educating senior citizens who still have a love for learning.