New USF Residence Hall and Ataxia Research
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. Also: With the start of the school year just around the corner, the University of South Florida is opening the doors on its newest and largest residence hall. This week's University Beat takes you inside the Juniper-Poplar Residence Hall and shows you how it fits into USF officials' plan to help new students graduate within four years.
Earlier this year, state education officials found they needed $62 million more to cover free and reduced lunches for low-income children. Meanwhile, more families have become eligible for food stamps and food banks say they need more donations to meet greater demand. We're looking at the impact of the recession on food this week as we continue our Florida Matters series on the economy.
Before he immigrated to the United States and launched a successful career in Industrial Engineering, Walter Beller lived in Germany. As a boy, he watched as the front lines of World War II slowly marched into his own backyard. Recently Walter sat down with close friend and editor Chris Angermann to talk about his memories of living on the war's front lines from 1939 to 1945.