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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21

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University Beat focuses in on "From There to Here," a photography exhibit on the lives of Bay area refugee youth. However, this exhibit is different in that the sixteen teens and one six-year-old aren't the subjects of the pictures - they're the photographers, capturing what their new lives - all their struggles, triumphs and hopes - are like. The exhibit runs until October 17 in the Main Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
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Refugee Youth Programs of the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture
E-mail: fcst@gcjfs.org or 727-450-7273

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J. Lynn McBrien, Assistant Professor in USF Sarasota-Manatee's College of Education, talks about how taking part in the photography exhibit helped restore the self-confidence of some of the teenage refugee participants.

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USF's School of Theatre and Dance is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Hair" by presenting the musical October 2-5 and 8-12. University Beat takes you to a rehearsal and introduces you to three of the play's leads and the director-choreographer. Even though none of them are over the age of 26, they think their version of "Hair" can reach a contemporary audience as easily as the original did.
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For show times and ticket information: USF Theatre Box Office 813-974-2323

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Andy Frye, the director and choreographer of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair," says fans of the 1960's and 70's versions of the musical should also like the USF production.

USF junior Dahlia Legault talks about the freedom she feels playing "Jeanie," as well as her feelings about the play's nude scene.

USF junior Patrick Bolger, who plays "Claude," isn't sure yet how he's going to handle the nude scene.

Dahlia, Patrick and Tia Jemison, a USF junior who plays "Dione," talk about the balance they have to find as actors and students.

A rehearsal performance of "Aquarius" by the cast of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair."

A rehearsal performance of "Be-In(Hare Krishna)."

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USF's Joint Military Science Leadership Center recently hosted Lt. General Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, who spoke to ROTC students about current military operations and the world they face as they prepare to enter the armed forces. University Beat speaks to General Dempsey and officials from USF and the Joint Military Science Leadership Center about "service to the nation."
For more information: 

USF Joint Military Science Leadership Center
813-974-2025

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US Army Lt. General Martin E. Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, says history shows the new presidential administration, whoever it ends up being, will likely face a serious, immediate challenge.

Lt. Gen. Dempsey says he's very impressed with C.W. "Bill" Young Hall, the home of the USF Joint Military Science Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs.

US Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Luis Visot, the Director of the USF Joint Military Science Leadership Center, says the ROTC students learn a lot from hearing from commanders like Lt. Gen. Dempsey.

Brig. Gen. Luis Visot says that USF's military programs try to take advantage of their proximity to MacDill Air Force Base as often as possible.

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Researchers at the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, backed by a one million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education, are looking at the best prosthetics that amputees can use in such activities as rock climbing and kayaking - 'extreme sports' that are being used more and more as rehabilitation activities. University Beat takes you to a test session and introduces you to two champion rock climbers who have scaled to great heights in both competition and in life.
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Dr. M. Jason Highsmith, Assistant Professor, USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
E-mail: mhighsmi@health.usf.edu or 813-974-3806

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Ronnie Dickson, winner of the 2008 Extremity Games Men's Bouldering competition, talks about - and demonstrates - which prosthetic device he prefers to use when climbing.

Ronnie Dickson had his left leg amputated about three years ago because of complications from a childhood surgery for Trevor's Disease, a defect in the growth plates in his knee and ankle. Now he's studying prosthetics at Saint Petersburg College.

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Dr. Jason Highsmith, Assistant Professor in USF's School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, talks about the 'overall' study of prosthetics and orthotics that is backed by a three year, one million dollar Department of Education grant. This study includes the work on prosthetics and rock climbing discussed on University Beat.

Dr. Jason Highsmith talks about another portion of their study of prosthetics and 'extreme sports' - one that focused on people who have lost a hand or arm.

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About three hundred young people in Tampa's University Area Community have new school supplies, thanks to the generosity of the USF students, faculty and staff who participated in the "Tools for Schools" drive. University Beat takes you to one of the collection sites and the event where the supplies were handed out to tell you the story.
For more information: 

Ellen Kent, MPH, Faculty Coordinator, USF Health Services Corps
E-mail: ekent@health.usf.edu or 813-974-6622

Amy Simon, Associate Director, USF Center for Civic Engagement & Volunteerism
E-mail: ASimon@admin.usf.edu or 813-974-5317

University Area Community Development Corporation
813-558-5212

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Ellen Kent, Faculty Coordinator of USF Health Service Corps, explains some of the services and projects the Corps takes on. Then, USF Senior Brittany Palmer talks about her involvement in the Service Corps' "Reach Out and Read" program.

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USF Tampa's new school year brings with it the new Marshall Student Center, the first 'real' student union in the campus' over fifty year history. University Beat takes you on a tour of the new four story facility that boasts expanded offices and services for USF's students, faculty and staff.
For more information: 

Marshall Student Center
813-974-3180

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University Beat takes you on a detailed tour of the new Marshall Student Center on USF's Tampa campus.

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The USF Health International Foundation has formally opened the doors of its Panama office, giving medical professionals from around the region the opportunity to learn about the latest medical advances without having to come to the U.S. At the same time, students from around USF Health (like a recent group of College of Nursing pupils) get the chance to experience what it's like to practice medicine in a foreign country.
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Dr. Ann DeBaldo, USF Health's Associate VP for International Programs, explains what she means when she says the new Panama office is "one of the most beautiful examples of hammering swords into plow shares" she's ever seen.

USF College of Nursing student Jason Merry says the six years he spent overseas as a member of the U.S. Army helped him out on the trip to Panama.

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USF is about 2500 miles from Hollywood, California, but two students are getting attention for the award-winning short films and videos that they're making right here on campus. University Beat introduces you to Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman and their film, "Focus," which won "Best Picture" honors in the Campus MovieFest's USF and statewide competitions.
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UPDATE: Sarah Wilson's video, "Drive to Arrive," won the 2008 Bridgestone Firestone "Safety Scholars" video contest, the second year in a row she's won the competition. Sarah's video will be broadcast as a public service TV commercial for Bridgestone Firestone next winter. In addition, she'll receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Chicago AutoShow to show her video to top automotive journalists.

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USF students/filmmakers Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman talk about how they met.

Sarah and Jesse talk about the meaning of their award-winning short film, "Focus."

Jesse Newman, a senior majoring in Social Science, talks about his internship at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sarah Wilson, a junior majoring in Mass Communications, talks about her public service announcement, "Drive Smart," which was one of three winners in last year's Bridgestone Firestone "Safety Scholars" video contest.

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The USF Collaborative for Children, Families and Communities once again brought in a group of Bay Area teenagers to serve as summer research interns-and the nine young investigators turned to their peers to find out their thoughts about Tampa's inclusion on America's Promise Alliance's list of the "One Hundred Best Communities for Young People."
For more information: 

Judi Jetson, Director, USF Collaborative for Children, Families and Communities
E-mail: jetson@usfcollab.usf.edu or 813-974-7318

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Judi Jetson, Director of the USF Collaborative for Children, Families & Communities, describes what the research interns did during the "Summer Research Experience on Positive Youth Development."

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The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa Campus is leading a multi-center study to determine the effectiveness of a drug derived from green tea in slowing or even stopping the progression of prostate cancer. All they need is 240 men who have high-grade PIN, a precursor for the disease, to serve as test subjects.
For more information: 

Dr. Nagi Kumar, Director of Nutrition Research, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/Associate Professor, USF College of Medicine
813-745-6885

To volunteer for the study, call research coordinator Theresa Crocker at
813-745-6046 or visit: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

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The USF Division of General Surgery's Academic Summer Program offers undergraduate students who want to get into medicine a chance to determine if they've got the right stuff for the job. During the intensive three month program, students from around the country (not just USF) shadow USF surgeons while also contributing to presentations and published research - giving them that 'something extra' for their transcripts that medical schools love. University Beat follows this summer's class - the largest group ever - into the lab, their weekly research meeting, and the exam rooms of Tampa General Hospital.
For more information: 

Dr. Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, USF Professor of Surgery & Medicine
E-mail: arosemur@health.usf.edu or 813-844-7393

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Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, USF Professor of surgery & medicine and surgical director of Tampa General Hospital's Digestive Disorders Center, talks about the research projects students produce during the General Surgery Academic Summer Program that he created.

Dr. Rosemurgy says students in the Program learn about surgery from editing operation videos for presentations. (WARNING: Video content contains graphic material of medical procedure!)

Dr. Rosemurgy talks about two of the program's success stories.

USF assistant professor of surgery Dr. Sharona Ross talks about why she's a mentor for the program.

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After a brief hiatus due to funding shortfalls, Upward Bound, a national program that helps low income and "first in their family" students get into college, has returned to USF. University Beat takes you to USF Upward Bound's summer program, where we see how the next generation of a family with long-standing ties to both USF and Upward Bound is helping students realize their dreams.
For more information: 

Dr. Sharman Pride-McRae, Program Director, USF Upward Bound Program
E-mail: upwardboundprogram@success.usf.edu or 813-974-9138

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Dr. Sharman Pride-McRae, Program Director for USF Upward Bound, talks about the "field trips" to other universities and colleges around the state the class took during the summer session.

Dr. Sharman Pride-McRae says, in addition to the six-week summer session on campus, Upward Bound students return to USF every Saturday during the school year for extra help.

Dr. Sharman Pride-McRae talks about her father, Dr. Richard Pride, Sr., who led USF's Upward Bound Program from 1969 to 1996. Dr. Pride-McRae's mother, Eva "Evie" Pride was the first African-American faculty member at USF when she was hired as an assistant professor and reading clinician in 1966. Dr. Pride-McRae has worked at USF since 1983.

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A USF professor has developed a new tracking system that identifies people who may be at risk for dementia by analyzing their patterns of movement. University Beat takes you to a local living facility where the device is being tested out on residents - a possible application that may help keep patients safe.
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Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Aging & Mental Health, FL Mental Health Institute
E-mail: kearns@fmhi.usf.edu or 813-974-9356

For information on the study of wandering prevention methods in residential settings being conducted by the VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, contact Dr. Helen Moore at 813-558-3931 or Dorothy.Moore4@med.va.gov

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Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, describes the wristwatch shaped transpoder tags and talks about why they're safe to use around medical devices.

Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, talks about the study of wandering prevention methods he's working with researchers at the VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry on. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE STUDY - CALL DR. HELEN MOORE AT 813-558-3931 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, describes some of the movement patterns researchers can detect using the tracking technology.

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University Beat profiles "KnowHow2GO," a national campaign that helps young people take on the difficult process of preparing for college, from finding the right school to being able to afford it. The effort's local chapter, which is based at USF, recently held an informational "pep rally" for students.
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Dr. Catherine Batsche, KnowHow2GO Tampa Bay's Project Director & Associate Dean of USF's Florida Mental Health Institute, reviews KnowHow2GO's four steps for students who want to get into college.

Anh-Kay Pizano, KnowHow2GO Tampa Bay's Project Coordinator, talks about the bizarre and hilarious public service announcements for the program's "Step Two: Push Yourself" campaign.

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University Beat takes you to the 2008 International Jazz Composers' Symposium, hosted by USF's Center for Jazz Composition, where we speak to Center Director Chuck Owen and guest artists/speakers, jazz greats Bill Holman and Jim McNeely.
For more information: 

Center for Jazz Composition
813-974-4285

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Chuck Owen, Professor of Jazz Studies & Director of USF's Center for Jazz Composition, talks about the future of jazz and the challenges the next generation of composers, arrangers and artists face. "I'm not worried at all about the future...it will be an interesting decade."

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University Beat takes a look at "Sun Protection for Florida's Children," a National Cancer Institute-funded project of USF's Department of Family Medicine to determine how information and intervention can help protect children from skin cancer.
For more information: 

Kymia Love Jackson, Project Director, Sun Protection for Florida's Children
E-mail: klove@health.usf.edu or 813-974-4796

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Sarah Jacobsen Capps, Principal of Tampa's Lanier Elementary School, says that, thanks to "Sun Protection for Florida's Children," some of her fifth graders are teaching their parents and siblings about the dangers of sun exposure.

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University Beat previews the “Caring For The Caregiver” event taking place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus, Saturday, June 28. The program is open to anyone caring for a cancer patient, and will focus on how the disease affects not just the patient, but also the people around them.
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Event Information
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (registration begins at 9:30 AM)
Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa campus
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL

Reservations are required: Call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488) by June 24

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Miriam Innocenti, Clinical Social Worker with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Psychosocial & Palliative Care Program, gives some basic advice to caregivers for a sick family member or friend.

Miriam Innocenti talks about why she enjoys her job and what she tries to do for caregivers who need a helping hand…or even just a shoulder to lean on.

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University Beat jumps into Tampa Bay on a training mission with SCUBAnauts International, a locally based group that teaches teenagers about diving and the science related to it. The organization, which receives support from volunteers and groups around the country, including USF's College of Marine Science, has picked up a number of honors recently, including a Presidential award and a place on a space shuttle mission.
For more information: 

SCUBAnauts International
877-727-2268

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University Beat speaks with Dr. Francisco Fernandez, the chairman of USF's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, about depression, an almost taboo subject with many people, particularly men. Dr. Fernandez is one of four national experts appearing in "Men Get Depression," a documentary produced by State of the Art, Inc. and aired in May on WUSF and other PBS stations.
For more information: 

USF Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
813-974-8900

Community Resource Guide - Tampa Bay: 211

National Alliance on Mental Illness
813-989-2410

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
813-878-2906

Mental Health America
813-312-2443

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Dr. Francisco Fernandez describes the symptoms of depression.

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Thanks to a three-pronged approach, student engineers at USF are coming up with the latest in high-tech assisted mobility devices that help the disabled be more independent. University Beat rolls in on the Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program, the Capstone Mechanical Engineering Course and "Rehab Ideas," a company formed to help students bring their designs to market.
For more information: 

USF's Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program
813-974-5346

Rehab Ideas
813-600-3058

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Stephen Sundarrao demonstrates a number of the devices designed by the USF Rehabilitation Engineering students, including the "Off-Road Wheelchair Kit."

Stephen Sundarrao demonstrates the "TrakPak."

Stephen Sundarrao talks about one of the latest "in progress" projects, the "Elevator," an air cushion seat for wheelchair users.

Joshua Lujan demonstrates the "Sideways Wheelchair Kit" that he and three other Mechanical Engineering students built as part of their senior design project.

Tom Panzarella, Chief Technology Officer of Freedom Sciences, demonstrates his company's "Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS)," which USF's rehabilitation engineers provided feedback and design suggestions on.

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Green isn't just one of USF's school colors, it's also the direction the university is taking with the signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. President Judy Genshaft (right) signed the agreement at the recent "Going Green Tampa Bay Expo," where Bay area businesses and residents got a chance to learn about the newest energy saving ideas and devices. University Beat takes you to the Expo and tells you more about USF's commitment to become more "sustain-a-Bull."
For more information: 

Sharon Hanna-West, Exide Distinguished Lecturer, USF College of Business
E-mail: shannawe@coba.usf.edu or 813-974-6893

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USF President, Dr. Judy Genshaft, speaks before signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Sharon Hanna-West talks about the cross-discipline masters' course on competing interests and financial conflict in land management that she taught with Dr. Robert Brinkmann, the chair of USF's Department of Geography and Environmental Science and Policy. The Lykes Group provided a "living classroom" for the course - its 340,000 acre Lykes Ranch.

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The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and a meteor crashing into a building...they're all parts of "Impact Sight," an art exhibition taking place on USF's Tampa campus through May 24. University Beat speaks to artist Cameron Gainer and takes you to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens and any other surprising locations where the unexpected is making an appearance.
For more information: 

David Norr, Curator of Exhibitions & Special Projects, USF Contemporary Art Museum
E-mail: dnorr@arts.usf.edu or 813-974-4133

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Artist Cameron Gainer talks about his piece, "Forest Through the Trees." The almost seven-foot tall Bigfoot is a re-creation of frame #352 from the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film of the creature. The sculpture, made from a steel and fiberglass skeleton covered with faux fur and modeling compound, made its debut at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY in 2006.

Artist Cameron Gainer says the piece, "IN/OUT," like all of the work in "Impact Sight" is meant to surprise people with a highly unusual event that they're likely to want to take a picture of - thereby "proving" its existence. The piece, commissioned by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, consists of hand-carved EPS foam which was placed over a steel frame, and then coated with a two-part urethane coating and paint.

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USF's College of Business recently received a visit from Estonian President Toomas Ilves. University Beat was one of only two Bay area news programs to speak to the President about what can be learned from his country, which has used the internet to become one of Europe's up-and-coming economic powers.
For more information: 

USF College of Business
813-974-4281

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Former U.S. Foreign Service officer Walter Andrusyszyn helped bring Estonian President Toomas Ilves to USF. The College of Business adjunct professor says Estonia's evolution can teach lessons to more than just economists or other countries.

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The third annual Bank of St. Petersburg "Miles for Moffitt" takes place Saturday, May 10, on the Tampa campus of USF. All proceeds from the event, which includes a 5k race, a 1-mile fun run/walk, children's races, health expo and Survivor Celebration, go directly to researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. University Beat takes you to last year's "Miles for Moffitt" and previews this year's festivities as well.
For more information: 

Susan Meadows, Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt
813-745-1346 or 1-800-456-3434 x 1346 (Toll Free)

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Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, a researcher in the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, describes her feelings on being named on of three Moffit researchers who shared in a 75-thousand dollar Milestone Award. The award, which came from proceeds from last year's Miles for Moffitt event, was shared equally by Dr. Vadaparampil, Dr. Prakash Chinnaiyan, and Dr. Jia Fang.

Last year's Miles for Moffitt included a big surprise for cancer survivor Teri Johnson, courtesy of her boyfriend, Peter Doyle.

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A USF professor and the three hundred students in his General Genetics class have put a 21st century spin on a 1970s Stanford University-produced educational film with their remake, "Lost in Translation." University Beat takes you on the set and behind the scenes of this fun, yet informative, look at protein synthesis.
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USF Microbiology Professor, Dr. Johnny El-Rady, describes what it was like for him when the filming of "Lost in Translation" wrapped and his students honored him by gathering "on stage" and chanting his name.

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The Tampa Bay Rays experience their most successful spring training ever - and not just on the field, as they teamed up with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at USF for "Spring Swing." Volunteers from Moffitt and its affiliates conducted almost seven hundred screenings for skin cancer outside Rays' games around the state, which may end up saving over one hundred lives. University Beat takes you out to the ballgame for the story.

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This week's University Beat focuses on the USF chapter of "Engineers Without Borders." Members of the student-run group are trying to raise fifty-thousand dollars so they can develop and install a safe drinking water system for the five hundred residents of Miramar, a community in the small Dominican Republic village of Miches.
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Dr. Daniel Yeh, Engineering Professor and Patel Research Fellow, talks about the make-up of the USF chapter of "Engineers Without Borders."

Dr. Yeh discusses the sacrifices the students in "EWB at USF" make to help others.

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Award-winning journalist and NPR commentator Frank Deford recently paid a visit to USF St. Petersburg, where he gave students in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies interviewing tips and spoke about how the business has been changed by the internet, 24-7 cable news, and consolidation. The six-time sportswriter of the year shares his thoughts with University Beat.
For more information: 

USF St. Petersburg Department of Journalism & Media Studies
727-873-4850

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Doctor Tony Silvia, the Director of USF St. Petersburg's Department of Journalism and Media Studies describes how the internet has changed not only journalism, but how journalism students view their chosen profession.

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The Bulls Business Community is wrapping up its first year as an apparent success. This group of 28 freshmen in USF's College of Business is the first to occupy an entire floor of Maple Hall, where they live and learn, obtaining the skills and education that will assist them in the classroom, the boardroom, and in real life. University Beat drops in on a BBC Open House, and gets some exciting news about the plans for next year.
For more information: 

Katie Elverson, Academic Advisor, USF College of Business
E-mail: kelverso@coba.usf.edu or 813-974-4290

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Bob Forsythe, Dean of USF's College of Business, puts a human face on the reason for the Bulls Business Community.

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USF St. Petersburg is teaming up with Progress Energy Florida on a public lecture series that focuses on the challenging and closely linked issues of energy and the environment. University Beat speaks to officials from both USFSP and Progress Energy to find out more about the series, their partnership, and their future plans together.
For more information: 

Dr. Paul Ehrlich speech: March 25, 2008 7:00 PM Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

Coastal Cities Summit, November 17-20, 2008

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