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Volcano demonstration at USF GeoExpo
This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT takes you to the recent “USF GeoExpo,” where students from both USF and area high schools got a chance to see the latest high-tech gear used in the geosciences and talk to some of the experts looking at the earth and water around us.

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Student research poster exhibtion at USF GeoExpo
USF rocked as the university's Geology Department and the Geology Alumni Society teamed up for the recent "USF GeoExpo." This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM unearths the facts about the annual event, which gave USF students the chance to meet earth science professionals while the public could learn more about the field.
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Eileen Rodriguez, a director of the USF Geology Alumni Society, says almost everyone attending the USF GeoExpo has a positive reaction. She also talks about why she feels the USF Geology Department is so strong.

Lindsey Brewer, student liaison to the Geology Alumni Society, talks about the importance of fieldwork, including that at USF’s campus GeoPark. She also answers the question: what are geosciences?

Mike Wightman, President of GeoView, Inc., and a 1989 graduate of USF, talks about why his company attends the GeoExpo and the importance of students learning the latest technology in the field of geophysics.

A volcano demonstration from the USF GeoExpo.

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USF Piano Performance master's students perform on a pair of Steinway pianos
USF is joining an exclusive club as an “All-Steinway School,” with the goal of replacing the pianos currently on campus with hand-crafted Steinways. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT shows you how this multi-million dollar project will help USF students make some beautiful music.

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Scene from "Inertia: The Musical"
It’s probably one of the boldest, most challenging thesis statements ever at the University of South Florida, as an honors student creates a musical. Not a one-man, one-act performance, but a full-on, two-hour original production involving a cast and crew of sixty people! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a look at Inertia: The Musical and introduces you to the man behind it, Chris Sgammato.
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Steinway School
USF School of Music
813-974-2311 info@arts.usf.edu

All-Steinway Schools
www.steinway.com/noteworthy/all_steinway_schools.shtml

Inertia: The Musical
Ashleigh Gallant, Director Marketing & Communications, USF College of the Arts
813-974-1756 agallant@usf.edu

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Dr. Ron Jones, Dean of the USF College of the Arts, says the inspiration for USF becoming an All-Steinway School came to USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft from a Sunday morning news program.

Leah Dodds & Agnieszka Zick, USF first year Master’s students in Piano Performance, talk about the benefits of practicing and playing on a Steinway.

A performance of Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody on a pair of Steinway pianos by Leah, Agnieszka & fellow first year Master’s student Jana Ceteleva, along with Miroslava Panayotova, a USF graduate who’s now teaching at the School of Music.

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Portions of Mark Schreiner’s interview with Inertia: The Musical creator, USF student Chris Sgammato.

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USF Piano Performance master's students perform on a pair of Steinway pianos
USF is joining an exclusive club as an “All-Steinway School,” with the goal of replacing the pianos currently on campus with hand-crafted Steinways. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT shows you how this multi-million dollar project will help USF students make some beautiful music.

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A Steinway piano
Every music student at the University of South Florida will soon be playing Steinway pianos as USF has joined Julliard, The Yale School of Music, and over one hundred other institutions as “All-Steinway Schools.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM keys in on this multi-million dollar effort that’s helping USF music students tune up their skills.
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USF School of Music
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All-Steinway Schools
www.steinway.com/noteworthy/all_steinway_schools.shtml

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Dr. Ron Jones, Dean of the USF College of the Arts, says the inspiration for USF becoming an All-Steinway School came to USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft from a Sunday morning news program.

Leah Dodds & Agnieszka Zick, USF first year Master’s students in Piano Performance, talk about the benefits of practicing and playing on a Steinway.

A performance of Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody on a pair of Steinway pianos by Leah, Agnieszka & fellow first year Master’s student Jana Ceteleva, along with Miroslava Panayotova, a USF graduate who’s now teaching at the School of Music.

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Start of the 5 mile race at 2009's Miles for Moffitt on USF's Tampa campus
The fifth annual “Miles for Moffitt” is coming up May 15th at USF’s Tampa campus, with Moffitt Cancer Center research once again being the recipient of all proceeds raised by the event. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of “Miles for Moffitt,” which includes five different races and a ceremony to honor cancer survivors.

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USF hosts the 23rd Annual Children's Mental Health Research Conference
For almost a quarter of a century, the University of South Florida has hosted children’s mental health research experts at an annual conference to talk about what’s working—and not working—in their field. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to this year’s conference, where the focus was on how collaboration can be used to overcome the one-two punch of more children needing services while less funding is available.
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Miles for Moffitt
www.milesformoffitt.com

Children's Mental Health Research
23rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference webpage:
http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/cmhconference

USF Department of Child & Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
813-974-4640 http://cfs.fmhi.usf.edu/

Material from the Department is located in the main lobby of the USF Library during the month of May, "Mental Health Month."

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Karen Dalton, President of Miles for Moffitt, talks about how the Moffitt researchers picked to receive the funds raised by the event benefit. Also, Moffitt Dr. Vani Nath Simmons, who received a $25,000 Milestone Award for Research from proceeds of the 2008 Miles for Moffitt, talks about her work.

Karen Dalton on this year’s new “Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt,” which was held on February 13th and raised over five thousand dollars.

Sirena Ionata, Retail Manager with Miles for Moffitt title sponsor Florida Bank, shares the story of her battle with ovarian cancer, which she’s been receiving treatment for at Moffitt since her September 2009 diagnosis.

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Professor Mario Hernandez, Chair of USF's Department of Child & Family Studies, talks about the Department, the Annual Conference, and what they have in common.

Dr. Fran Butterfoss, President of consulting group "Coalitions Work," says there's a number of things she hopes people took from her keynote speech at the Conference. She also talked about how "Lord of the Rings" reminds her of people working in the children's mental health field.

Dr. Butterfoss and fellow conference keynote speaker, Dr. Gary Blau, Chief of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration say the Conference is a testimony to USF's commitment to the community.

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Start of the 5 mile race at 2009's Miles for Moffitt on USF's Tampa campus
The fifth annual “Miles for Moffitt” is coming up May 15th at USF’s Tampa campus, with Moffitt Cancer Center research once again being the recipient of all proceeds raised by the event. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of “Miles for Moffitt,” which includes five different races and a ceremony to honor cancer survivors.

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Finishers at the 2009 Miles for Moffitt on USF's Tampa campus
“Five years, five races, one cause” is the motto of this year’s “Miles for Moffitt,” and that cause is helping Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find a cure for cancer. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a preview.
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Miles for Moffitt
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Karen Dalton, President of Miles for Moffitt, talks about how the Moffitt researchers picked to receive the funds raised by the event benefit. Also, Moffitt Dr. Vani Nath Simmons, who received a $25,000 Milestone Award for Research from proceeds of the 2008 Miles for Moffitt, talks about her work.

Karen Dalton on this year’s new “Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt,” which was held on February 13th and raised over five thousand dollars.

Sirena Ionata, Retail Manager with Miles for Moffitt title sponsor Florida Bank, shares the story of her battle with ovarian cancer, which she’s been receiving treatment for at Moffitt since her September 2009 diagnosis.

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Scarisoara Cave, Romania (photo: Claudiu Szabo/Gig Fratila)
You might not realize it, but karst is a landscape that’s all around us, particularly here in Florida, and USF is home to not only one of the best collections of information about it, but also a large number of recognized experts in karst research. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT brings you a closer look at the work USF is doing on karst and how man and nature’s interactions with it can affect our future.

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Demonstration of paper free health records on an iPad
The University of South Florida is involved in a program that will create new jobs and improve medical care around the state. It’s no small feat, as USF Health is on the frontline of high-tech medicine thanks to nearly six million dollars from a government grant for the Paper-Free Florida initiative. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has the details.
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Karst Collection
Karst Information Portal

PaperFree Medicine Update
PaperFree Tampa Bay
www.health.usf.edu/paperfree 813-974-6641

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USF Department of Geography Associate Professor, Dr. Philip van Beynen, and Chairman, Dr. Robert Brinkmann, on the importance of the interdisciplinary make-up of USF’s karst research.

Dorien McGee, a PhD student in the USF Department of Geology, says USF students benefit both now and in their future from working with such a large group of karst experts.

Dr. Philip Reeder, the Director of the USF Environmental Science & Policy Program, says more and more researchers are realizing the importance of studying karst.

Todd Chavez, USF Libraries’ Director of Academic Resources, talks about the five-thousand objects currently found in the Karst Information Portal.

Dr. Bogdan Onac, a USF Department of Geology Assistant Professor, speaks about his work in cave research, including the discovery of a very historic footprint.

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USF Health CEO, Dr. Stephen Klasko, says PaperFree Florida has changed since last year’s initial announcement.

Dr. Klasko talks about the new USF Health deal with Apple and electronic health records company, Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, and how USF Health’s commercial reputation is growing.

Congresswoman Kathy Castor on USF’s role in PaperFree Florida.

USF Health Chief Medical Information Officer Lennox Hoyte says electronic health records have a number of “meaningful uses.”

USF Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Doctor Hugo Navarte, talks about how he uses electronic health records and the devices that record them.

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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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CentCom Commander David Petraeus talks to the USF Symposium on Afghanistan & Pakistan
The University of South Florida recently hosted a three-day symposium that included a speech by U.S. CentCom Commander, General David Petraeus. He and over two dozen experts from around the world gathered to talk about the people and policies of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and how American involvement can affect the future of the region. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a recap of the symposium.
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Hospice Students
Barbara Brooks, M.A., Coordinator, Primary Care Clerkship
USF College of Medicine Dept. of Family Medicine
813-974-8482 bbrooks@health.usf.edu

LifePath Hospice
813-871-8111 / 1-800-209-2200 Toll-Free
www.lifepath-hospice.org

Afghanistan-Pakistan Conference
Prof. Mohsen M. Milani, Chair, USF Dept. of Government & International Affairs
813-974-0849 milani@cas.usf.edu
www.cas.usf.edu/GIA

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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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U.S. CentCom Commander, Gen. David Petraeus’ speech, which wrapped up the USF Symposium on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Symposium co-chair, Prof. Mohsen Milani, Chair of USF’s Dept. of Government & International Affairs, talks about the focus and importance of the Symposium.

Symposium co-chair, USF Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Thomas Mason, answers the question: why is public health important to the direction of a country like Afghanistan?

University Beat’s Mark Schreiner speaks to former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann after he shared his view of America’s future in that country with the audience.

Mark Schreiner’s interview with Prof. Hayat Alvi of the U.S. Naval War College. Prof. Alvi, a graduate of USF, spoke at the symposium about the subjugation of Afghan women.

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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
813-974-8482 bbrooks@health.usf.edu

LifePath Hospice
813-871-8111 / 1-800-209-2200 Toll-Free
www.lifepath-hospice.org

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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.

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2009 USF Dance Marathon
Students at USF are getting ready to ‘shake their miracle maker’ at this year’s Dance Marathon, which once again benefits All Children’s Hospital. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of the event, which starts at noon March 27th and won’t end until the last dance 17 hours later.

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Students in the lab at USF's Oceanography Camp for Girls
With all this cold weather lately, it’s hard to believe it’s right around the corner: summer camp! In the first of a special two-part preview, this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM looks at an Oceanography Camp at USF Saint Petersburg that gets girls more interested in a career in science.
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USF Dance Marathon
March 27, 2010 noon - March 28 5am
MSC Ballroom

Special thanks to the USF Dance Marathon Committee and All Children's Hospital for the pictures and videos.

Summer Camp Preview Part 1
Applications for USF College of Marine Science Oceanography Camp for Girls must be postmarked by March 31. For more information, call 727-553-3921 or visit the Camp's website.

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Student Angela Russell, USF Dance Marathon’s Executive Director of Promotions, talks about some of the specifics for this year’s Dance Marathon.

Angela Russell answers the question: why should the public and USF students support the Dance Marathon?

Melissa Weibley, Graduate Advisor for the USF Dance Marathon, talks about how meeting someone like her who’s received treatment at All Children’s Hospital helps personalize the experience for USF students working on the Marathon.

Children’s Miracle Network Coordinator Crissy McWilliams takes us on a virtual tour of the new state-of-the-art All Children’s Hospital that funds from previous Dance Marathons helped build.

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Dr. Teresa Greely, Coordinator of Education and Outreach at the USF College of Marine Science, talks about the purpose and activities of the USF Girls Oceanography Camp.

Dr. Greely says the camp demystifies science for the girls while also helping them with other social skills. Also, previous campers play an important role in the camp.

Dr. Greely answers the question: “why an oceanography camp ONLY for girls?”

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2009 USF Dance Marathon
Students at USF are getting ready to ‘shake their miracle maker’ at this year’s Dance Marathon, which once again benefits All Children’s Hospital. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of the event, which starts at noon March 27th and won’t end until the last dance 17 hours later.

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USF students & All Children's Hospital patients at 2009's Dance Marathon
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you how a group of USF students prepares year-round for a 17-hour Dance Marathon, which is coming up March 27th. That’s a 17-hour dance marathon. Why? Because it benefits All Children’s Hospital.
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Student Angela Russell, USF Dance Marathon’s Executive Director of Promotions, talks about some of the specifics for this year’s Dance Marathon.

Angela Russell answers the question: why should the public and USF students support the Dance Marathon?

Melissa Weibley, Graduate Advisor for the USF Dance Marathon, talks about how meeting someone like her who’s received treatment at All Children’s Hospital helps personalize the experience for USF students working on the Marathon.

Children’s Miracle Network Coordinator Crissy McWilliams takes us on a virtual tour of the new state-of-the-art All Children’s Hospital that funds from previous Dance Marathons helped build.

USF Dance Marathon
March 27, 2010 noon - March 28 5am
MSC Ballroom

Special thanks to the USF Dance Marathon Committee and All Children's Hospital for the pictures and videos.

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USF Anthropology students work inside a grave excavation
This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to a cemetery where a USF anthropologist is joined by a team of students in helping Saint Petersburg Police excavate a trio of long-buried bodies, which will hopefully finally give the families of these unnamed murder victims some sense of closure.

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USF School of Global Sustainability
It’s a concept so big; no actual building can hold it! USF is now home to the country’s first School of Global Sustainability, which will support research into our global challenges as well as prepare students for the “Green Economy.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you more from the school’s recent launch event.
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Anthropology-Cold Cases
Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
kimmerle@cas.usf.edu 813-974-5139

School of Global Sustainability
E. Christian Wells, Ph.D.
Director, USF Office of Sustainability
sustainability@usf.edu 813-974-5397

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Richard Estabrook, Central Region Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, talks about the excavation of the remains and the challenges the team faced.

Samantha Seasons, a USF Master’s student in Applied Anthropology, says she gets a lot out of taking part in projects like the excavation.

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USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft talks to University Beat's Mark Schreiner about the new USF School of Global Sustainability.

USF Provost Dr. Ralph Wilcox says the new school fits in with USF's plans, as well as its current schools and colleges. He also says the University's environmental focus comes from within.

Doctor Linda Whiteford, USF Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, says the new school expands the definition of global sustainability by extending across many disciplines. She also talks about how other institutions may learn from USF.

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USF Anthropology students work inside a grave excavation
This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to a cemetery where a USF anthropologist is joined by a team of students in helping Saint Petersburg Police excavate a trio of long-buried bodies, which will hopefully finally give the families of these unnamed murder victims some sense of closure.

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Cover of a crypt
In an effort to find out the identities of three murder victims, including one who was killed over 40 years ago, the Saint Petersburg Police turn to forensic anthropologists from USF for help. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to an excavation that will hopefully “warm up” these cold cases.
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Richard Estabrook, Central Region Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, talks about the excavation of the remains and the challenges the team faced.

Samantha Seasons, a USF Master’s student in Applied Anthropology, says she gets a lot out of taking part in projects like the excavation.

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USF St. Petersburg's new Science & Technology building
USF St. Petersburg is home to the University of South Florida’s first Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certified structure with its new Science and Technology building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the building and tells you how this environmentally friendly direction may be the future for USF.

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Ribbon-cutting
Even before spring and Saint Patrick’s Day, USF Saint Petersburg is going green with the new Science and Technology building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you the story of what may just be USF’s most environmentally friendly structure yet.
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USF St. Petersburg's new Science & Technology building
USF St. Petersburg is home to the University of South Florida’s first Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certified structure with its new Science and Technology building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the building and tells you how this environmentally friendly direction may be the future for USF.

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Poster for USF's Sci-Fi Symposium
Coming up February 17th, USF’s Humanities Institute is holding a symposium featuring a trio of award-winning science fiction writers who also happen to be working scientists. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM talks to keynote speaker, author Gregory Benford, a physics professor who’s helping put the “sci” in “sci-fi.”
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Rick Wilber, USF Dept. of Journalism, School of Mass Communications
813-974-6792 rwilber@cas.usf.edu

Wednesday, February 17
Panel discussion 1 p.m. Marshall Student Center 2708
Keynote address 7 p.m. Traditions Hall

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Doctor Rick Wilber, Assistant Professor of Journalism in USF’s School of Mass Communications, says students, faculty and the public, particularly sci-fi fans, should all come out to the Symposium and Keynote Speech, both held on February 17th at USF.

Doctor Wilber, who’s written 10 books and 50 short stories, some in the sci-fi genre, says he’s a fan of all three authors taking part in the Symposium: Harry Harrison, Ben Bova and keynote speaker, Gregory Benford.

Gregory Benford, an author and Physics Professor at UC Irvine, talks to Mark Schreiner about some of the tricks of the trade of being a ‘hard science fiction’ writer and reader.

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Water maze to test the memories of the mice.
In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results.

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Welcome sign for the INTO representatives visiting USF
USF is just the second university in the U-S to sign on with a British company that helps schools better recruit international students. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a closer look at the deal with “INTO University Partnerships,” and how it will benefit USF and all of its students—from both here and abroad.
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Alzheimer's-Cell Phones
Gary W. Arendash, Ph.D., Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
813-974-1584 arendash@cas.usf.edu

INTO USF
Glen Besterfield, Ph.D., Center Director, INTO USF
813-905-4681 (INT1) or 813-905-INTO (4686)
into@usf.edu

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Dr. Gary Arendash, Research Professor at the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, talks about the testing procedures used on the mice, who are implanted with the human genes known to lead to Alzheimer's.

Dr. Arendash says these findings DON’T mean humans should start chatting away even more on their cell phones!

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Andrew Colin, Chairman of INTO University Partnerships, talks about his company’s history.

Andrew Colin & David Stremba, Managing Director for North America for INTO University Partnerships, say they found USF to be tremendously hospitable.

Andrew Colin & Pratibha Jain, an INTO Education Consultant in Mumbai, India, talk about the important role university research plays in INTO’s operations and offerings.

Roger Brindley, Interim Associate Director of USF World, says the partnership is good for USF both in terms of quantity AND quality.

Pratibha Jain says the combination of USF’s location and how it accepts international students will play a part in her recommending the school to students she advises.

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Water maze to test the memories of the mice.
In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results.

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Dr. Gary Arendash, his mice test subjects & the transmitter.
In research that’s gained worldwide attention, USF scientists have found that your cell phone may actually protect you against Alzheimer’s disease! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM looks into the surprising discovery and tells you what the researchers hope to do next as they search for a cure for a disease that affects millions of Americans.
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Gary W. Arendash, Ph.D., Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
813-974-1584 arendash@cas.usf.edu

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Dr. Gary Arendash, Research Professor at the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, talks about the testing procedures used on the mice, who are implanted with the human genes known to lead to Alzheimer's.

Dr. Arendash says these findings DON’T mean humans should start chatting away even more on their cell phones!

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Students' sketches of feet from the "On Doctoring" exercise
How does drawing the human foot help form better physicians? This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT visits a humanities class in USF’s College of Medicine to see the role that art plays in educating the doctors of tomorrow.

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USF researchers & students talk w/community organization reps
One semester of student involvement with a community organization can lead to a lifetime relationship. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM says that’s just part of the message coming from the USF co-sponsored “Institute on Engaged Scholarship,” which shined a light on the importance of relationships between universities and public groups in community redevelopment.
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Life Drawing
Lois LaCivita Nixon, PHD, MAT, MLitt, MPH
Professor, Internal Medicine, USF Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities
813-974-5300 lnixon@health.usf.edu

Engaged Scholarship Institute
USF Office of Community Engagement
813-974-5398 CommunityEngagement@usf.edu

Links to Institute reports: Go to http://usfweb3.usf.edu/Engagement/ and look under the “Service-Learning Resources” near the top of the page.

Florida Campus Compact:
850-488-7782 www.floridacompact.org

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Dr. Lois LaCivita Nixon, Professor in USF’s Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities, talks about the “On Doctoring” class, how rare it is for a humanities class to be a required part of a med school program, and how art and medicine help balance each other out.

Dr. Frazier Stevenson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, talks about how the multiple surgeries he’s had on his feet and ankles helped encourage students to ask questions when he served as a “foot model.” Also, he speaks about the strengths of USF Medical Ethics & Humanities program.

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Anthropology Professor Susan Greenbaum, Director of the USF Office of Community Engagement, says there’s both advantages and challenges to ‘service learning.’

Evangeline Best of the East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership has some advice for both community groups and researchers.

Courtney Geinert, Outreach and Development Coordinator for Florida Campus Compact, says a poor showing in a recent report by the National Conference on Citizenship and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship shows a need for the kind of increased community activity these kinds of partnerships encourage.

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Students' sketches of feet from the "On Doctoring" exercise
How does drawing the human foot help form better physicians? This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT visits a humanities class in USF’s College of Medicine to see the role that art plays in educating the doctors of tomorrow.

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Students sketching the foot of a USF faculty member
USF Medical School students are taking the next step in their education by sketching the feet of classmates and faculty members in an effort to get the “stories within the body part.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to the “On Doctoring” class to find out how learning about the “art of medicine” can help produce better physicians.
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Dr. Lois LaCivita Nixon, Professor in USF’s Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities, talks about the “On Doctoring” class, how rare it is for a humanities class to be a required part of a med school program, and how art and medicine help balance each other out.

Dr. Frazier Stevenson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, talks about how the multiple surgeries he’s had on his feet and ankles helped encourage students to ask questions when he served as a “foot model.” Also, he speaks about the strengths of USF Medical Ethics & Humanities program.

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Rocky the Bull stomps out a cigarette at the USF Health Smoke-Free launch event
From Rocky the Bull stomping out a giant cigarette to high school students finding out what they might look like twenty years from now if they smoked, USF Health rolled out all the stops at a recent event formally banning smoking on its part of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the decision and how it came about.

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USF Health went smoke-free on 11/19/09, the day of the Great American Smoke-Out
USF Health is just saying “no” to smoking, as butts have been banned on its section of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you why USF Health is making that move, and how it’s trying to stop future generations from ever starting to light up.
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Leila Martini, MPH, MLS, Asst. Director, USF AHEC Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
lmartini@health.usf.edu 813-974-3507

Florida QuitLine: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
USF Employee Assistance Program: 813-974-5469

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Justin Kress of Tobacco-Free Florida talks about the “Smokifier,” which shows students how they might look twenty years from now as both a smoker and non-smoker, while Mitchell High School Senior Victoria Kinney shares her thoughts on being “smokified.”

Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of USF’s College of Public Health, talks about Dr. Charles Mahan, the recipient of the first USF AHEC Access to Health Care Award. Then we hear from Dr. Mahan, former dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health.

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Rocky the Bull stomps out a cigarette at the USF Health Smoke-Free launch event
From Rocky the Bull stomping out a giant cigarette to high school students finding out what they might look like twenty years from now if they smoked, USF Health rolled out all the stops at a recent event formally banning smoking on its part of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the decision and how it came about.

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University Film & Video Association @ USF
While USF doesn’t have a film school, it has about one hundred students in the “University Film and Video Association.” That group is now raising money so some of them can go to the Sundance Film Festival next month. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a look at the future Fellini’s.
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Leila Martini, MPH, MLS, Asst. Director, USF AHEC Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
lmartini@health.usf.edu 813-974-3507

Florida QuitLine: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
USF Employee Assistance Program: 813-974-5469

University Film & Video Assoc
Rodrick Colbert, President, University Film and Video Association @ USF
rcolbert@mail.usf.edu 813-789-2663

Films from UFVA @ USF will be shown every other Monday at 7:30 pm at the International House of Boba at 2764 University Square Drive: http://www.myspace.com/bobainternetcafe

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USF Health Smoke-Free
Justin Kress of Tobacco-Free Florida talks about the “Smokifier,” which shows students how they might look twenty years from now as both a smoker and non-smoker, while Mitchell High School Senior Victoria Kinney shares her thoughts on being “smokified.”

Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of USF’s College of Public Health, talks about Dr. Charles Mahan, the recipient of the first USF AHEC Access to Health Care Award. Then we hear from Dr. Mahan, former dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health.

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University Film & Video Assoc
USF Graduate Student Rodrick Colbert talks about the Sundance Film Festival coming up in January in Park City, Utah.

Mass Communications Senior Ryan Justice talks about his filmmaking experiences: as writer/director/co-producer of his latest film, "One Night Stand," and how his
2009 Campus MovieFest Southern Region Best Actor Award-winning performance in another one of his films, "Bedtime Ballad," has furthered his efforts.

Rodrick Colbert & Faculty Advisor Lowell Harris talk about how the community can help the Association.

Adrian Brunori from the Tampa Bay chapter of environmental advocacy group "Repower America" met with the Association because his organization and the Gasparilla International Film Festival are seeking five minute films on stewardship of the Earth and clean energy.

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US Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple & Afghanistan children
The husband of a USF professor is wrapping up his fourth military tour of Afghanistan, and he’s come up with a way to help the children there through a school supply drive. Now USF is getting involved, thanks to his wife, an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more.

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University Film & Video Association @ USF
While USF doesn’t have a film school, it has about one hundred students in the “University Film and Video Association.” That group is now raising money so some of them can go to the Sundance Film Festival next month. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a look at the future Fellini’s.
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Rodrick Colbert, President, University Film and Video Association @ USF
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Afghan School Supplies
USF Adjunct Professor of Mass Communications Liisa Temple says her husband, USAF Sr. Mstr. Sgt. Rex Temple, came up with the Afghanistan school supply drive during a humanitarian mission this past June.

Liisa talks about what her husband is doing during his fourth (and final) tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Nicole Johnson, Director of Education & Outreach at the USF Diabetes Center, talks about her recent trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan with fellow former Miss Americas. Nicole, a USF graduate, was Miss America 1999.

Liisa, who’s currently on leave from USF, says she appreciates all the help she’s received from USF, both personally and with the school supply drive.

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University Film & Video Assoc
USF Graduate Student Rodrick Colbert talks about the Sundance Film Festival coming up in January in Park City, Utah.

Mass Communications Senior Ryan Justice talks about his filmmaking experiences: as writer/director/co-producer of his latest film, "One Night Stand," and how his
2009 Campus MovieFest Southern Region Best Actor Award-winning performance in another one of his films, "Bedtime Ballad," has furthered his efforts.

Rodrick Colbert & Faculty Advisor Lowell Harris talk about how the community can help the Association.

Adrian Brunori from the Tampa Bay chapter of environmental advocacy group "Repower America" met with the Association because his organization and the Gasparilla International Film Festival are seeking five minute films on stewardship of the Earth and clean energy.

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US Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple & Afghanistan children
The husband of a USF professor is wrapping up his fourth military tour of Afghanistan, and he’s come up with a way to help the children there through a school supply drive. Now USF is getting involved, thanks to his wife, an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more.

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Afghanistan class in a make-shift school
WUSF 89.7 FM has been telling you about how Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple and his wife, Liisa, are trying to help children in Afghanistan through a school supply drive here at home. This week’s University Beat tells you how USF is getting involved in the effort.
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USF Adjunct Professor of Mass Communications Liisa Temple says her husband, USAF Sr. Mstr. Sgt. Rex Temple, came up with the Afghanistan school supply drive during a humanitarian mission this past June.

Liisa talks about what her husband is doing during his fourth (and final) tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Nicole Johnson, Director of Education & Outreach at the USF Diabetes Center, talks about her recent trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan with fellow former Miss Americas. Nicole, a USF graduate, was Miss America 1999.

Liisa, who’s currently on leave from USF, says she appreciates all the help she’s received from USF, both personally and with the school supply drive.

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Tampa activist/historian Otis R. Anthony
Once nearly abandoned in a garage, almost one hundred interviews with prominent members of Tampa’s African American community have now found a home at the University of South Florida. This week’s University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the new “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project” and shows you how one man’s dream is helping students and the community.

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USF Theater student Kristen Kochanik
A number of USF students are learning the ins and outs of professional theater as they intern with the new musical, “Wonderland,” at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you through the looking glass to find out how the experience is helping them decide their future career paths.
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Special and Digital Collections, USF Library
813-974-2731 spcinfo@lib.usf.edu

Interns in Wonderland:
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Box Office:
813-229-STAR (7827) or 800-955-1045 outside the Tampa Bay area

“Wonderland” is playing at the Straz Center through January 3, 2010

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Clips from some of the oral histories featured in the “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project,” including Rev. A. Leon Lowry, Bettye Davis, Augusta Thomas and Clarence Fort. (WARNING: contains adult language)

Otis R. Anthony talks about how his time at USF inspired him to collect the oral histories.

Otis R. Anthony says the Project looks into Tampa’s history well before the 1900’s.

Dr. Mark Greenberg, Director of USF Libraries Special & Digital Collections, talks about what it takes to put together a collection of oral histories like this. Also, Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez with the USF Dept. of Africana Studies talks about the importance of the Project.

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Advice from a student, professional and a faculty member: Kristen Kochanik, Neil Patel and Marc Powers share their thoughts on why students, particularly theater majors, should pursue internships and what they can do to make it a good experience.

USF Theater student Kristen Kochanik talks about some of the things she learned about scenic design during her internship on “Wonderland,” and what her future plans are.

A clip of “The Mad Hatter” from “Wonderland,” sung by the Mad Hatter (played by Nikki Snelson).

A clip of “Off With Their Heads” from “Wonderland,” sung by the Queen of Hearts (played by Karen Mason).

A clip of “Finding Wonderland” from “Wonderland,” sung by Alice (played by Janet Dacal).

African American Oral History Project:
Special thanks to Otis R. Anthony and the USF Library: Director of Special & Digital Collections Dr. Mark Greenberg, Oral History Program Coordinator Catherine Cottle, Assistant to the Director Elizabeth Tucker and Assistant Director of Communications Eileen Thornton.

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Tampa activist/historian Otis R. Anthony
Once nearly abandoned in a garage, almost one hundred interviews with prominent members of Tampa’s African American community have now found a home at the University of South Florida. This week’s University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the new “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project” and shows you how one man’s dream is helping students and the community.

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Tampa lunch counter circa 1960s
USF’s Library is now home to the “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM talks to the community activist about the collection of almost one hundred interviews with Tampa residents dating back to the early 20th century.
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Clips from some of the oral histories featured in the “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project,” including Rev. A. Leon Lowry, Bettye Davis, Augusta Thomas and Clarence Fort. (WARNING: contains adult language)

Otis R. Anthony talks about how his time at USF inspired him to collect the oral histories.

Otis R. Anthony says the Project looks into Tampa’s history well before the 1900’s.

Dr. Mark Greenberg, Director of USF Libraries Special & Digital Collections, talks about what it takes to put together a collection of oral histories like this. Also, Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez with the USF Dept. of Africana Studies talks about the importance of the Project.

Special thanks to Otis R. Anthony and the USF Library: Director of Special & Digital Collections Dr. Mark Greenberg, Oral History Program Coordinator Catherine Cottle, Assistant to the Director Elizabeth Tucker and Assistant Director of Communications Eileen Thornton.

Photos & audio courtesy USF Library's Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project.

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student tutor helping Hillsborough County Middle School Student
Students in USF's College of Education are teaching AND learning at the same time by serving as tutors at a number of Hillsborough County Middle Schools. University Beat shows you how the tutoring project of the SunCoast Area Teacher Training (SCATT) Honors Program, with the backing of a legendary Bay area businessman, is preparing the teachers of tomorrow and helping the students of today.

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Attendees at the USF-hosted "Hispanic Community Conversation" on education
The University of South Florida was a recent stop on a nationwide tour by Juan Sepúlveda, the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM listens in as Bay area voices join the “community conversation” on how to improve education for the country’s largest minority population.
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STUDENT TEACHERS:
Lori Yusko, Interim Director, USF College of Education SCATT Honors Program
E-mail: yusko@coedu.usf.edu or 813-974-2061

HISPANIC COMMUNITY CONVERSATION:
Paul Dosal, PhD, Executive Director, ENLACE Florida
813-974-3673 pdosal@enlace.usf.edu

U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: 202-401-1411

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Lori Yusko, interim director of the SCATT Honors Program, talks about how the middle school students benefit from the program.

Tampa businessman Olin Mott shares his thoughts about the SCATT Honors Program.

Col. Carl W. Hawkins, Jr. of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department says his department is involved with the SCATT Honors Program because keeping children in school helps lower crime rates.

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Juan Sepúlveda, the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, talks about the involvement of USF and the business community in the conversation.

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Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jose Sanchez
When U.S. Armed Service members return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many are bothered by the kind of mental trauma that isn't easily seen or diagnosed. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV shows us how USF is working with the V-A and the Department of Defense to help non-military mental healthcare providers treat those wounded warriors. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009)

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Slide from the conference, "Painting A Moving Train"
Many U.S. Armed Service members come home from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD and other unseen mental trauma, and turn to non-military medical professionals for assistance. This week's University Beat on WUSF-FM tells you how USF is trying to help those poviders treat them and also introduces you to one serviceman who's sharing his own story of struggle and recovery. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009)
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Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center
813-929-1000

James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital OEF/OIF Program Manager
813-972-2000 ext. 3825

Military OneSource
1-800-342-9647

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Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jose Sanchez talks about why Marines find it difficult to talk about their mental and emotional issues after combat, the problems Reservists like himself sometimes face getting help, and why it's important both service members and their families get help.

Dr. Harold Kudler, the Mental Health Coordinator for the VA's Veterans Integrated Service Network #6, talks about Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, a growing problem among troops wounded in combat.

Dr. Kudler pays tribute to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Charles Keith Springle, a co-creator of the "Painting a Moving Train" program who was killed in Baghdad on May 11, 2009.

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USF Pres. Judy Genshaft at the launch of the public phase of USF Unstoppable
The University of South Florida is in the middle of its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign, with a goal of bringing in 600 million dollars. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV brings you highlights from the recent formal launch of the public phase of the campaign.

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Displaced gravestone at the cemetery near 22nd & Hillsborough in Tampa.
Science and altruism meet when a group of USF researchers and their students use the latest technology to map out a pauper’s cemetery. This week’s University Beat shows you how this ‘archaeology without digging’ not only advances knowledge, but also restores the dignity of people long since forgotten.
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UNSTOPPABLE
USF Foundation
813-974-2651 unstoppable@admin.usf.edu

GRAVE MAPPING
Lori Collins, Ph.D., Research Coordinator, USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies
813-974-0783 lcollins@cas.usf.edu

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Joel Momberg, CEO of the USF Foundation, talks about the ‘attitude’ of USF and who should contribute to the “Unstoppable” campaign.

In response to some criticism of the campaign’s targets, USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft says “Unstoppable” is also about matching donor’s concerns with what the University needs.

USF Mass Communications Senior Candace Braun talks about her own “Unstoppable” moment: she’s ‘paying it forward’ by making sure her mother gets a college education as well.

GRAVE MAPPING: A video look at the grave mapping done by USF researchers & their students at the pauper’s cemetery near 22nd St. & Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa.

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Lori Collins, Ph.D., Research Coordinator for USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, talks about how the cemetery is a good ‘local’ classroom.

Lori Collins says the ‘cross-over’ nature of the work is beneficial to everyone involved.

Associate Professor of geology Sarah Kruse and geophysics grad student Brad Gooch talk about some of the devices they use: ground-penetrating radar and magnetometers.

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Bay area homeowner
Meet four sets of homeowners living right here in the Bay Area that have experienced what it's like to go through a foreclosure. They could be your best friend, or co-worker, a family member, or your neighbor. None of them expected to lose their homes. With so many homeowners falling into foreclosure because of lost jobs or reduced hours, we'll also introduce you to an organization around the state that can help the unemployed find work. Last but not least, we tackle the topic of foreclosure scams and teach you the warning signs to look out for so you don't fall victim yourself.

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offshore oil rig
The debate over allowing oil and natural gas drilling as close as a few miles from Florida’s Gulf coast has heated up in recent weeks and figures to be a key issue during the spring legislative session. On this week’s show, we’ll hear why environmentalists and some residents worry drilling could ruin our tourism economy and why the industry thinks it’s important to open the Gulf for more oil exploration.
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USF Pres. Judy Genshaft at the launch of the public phase of USF Unstoppable
The University of South Florida is in the middle of its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign, with a goal of bringing in 600 million dollars. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV brings you highlights from the recent formal launch of the public phase of the campaign.

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Alumni, donors & faculty mingle at the launch of the public phase of Unstoppable
Almost three hundred and twenty million dollars and counting; that’s the progress of USF’s capital campaign, “Unstoppable.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM drops in on the formal launch of the public phase of “Unstoppable” and talks to USF officials as well as some of the students who stand to benefit from the effort.
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Joel Momberg, CEO of the USF Foundation, talks about the ‘attitude’ of USF and who should contribute to the “Unstoppable” campaign.

In response to some criticism of the campaign’s targets, USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft says “Unstoppable” is also about matching donor’s concerns with what the University needs.

USF Mass Communications Senior Candace Braun talks about her own “Unstoppable” moment: she’s ‘paying it forward’ by making sure her mother gets a college education as well.

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Florida Innovators
This week, we take a journey through Florida’s relationship with innovation, from past well-known inventions all the way to cutting-edge research and developments going on today. Host Irene Maher introduces us to Peter Lefferson, an inventor who embodies the saying: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. We travel to Florida’s High-Tech Corridor to discover what makes Florida such a prime location to do research, and contributing reporter Larry Elliston heads to a well-known area hospital that soon may find a cure for cancer

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A national conference this week in Jacksonville focused on quality education. In Florida, that quality is often measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and teacher bonuses, school funding and more are tied to the results. A few participants in this week’s conference join us to talk about measuring quality in schools and how much educators are teaching to the test. And we’ll look at one local charter school working to improve Florida’s low high-school graduation rate.
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John Pieno says Florida is being looked at by some other states who want to use our education system as a model. (1:26)

Rick Wolfe explains how Mavericks High works to involve parents in their children's education. (1:02)

Wolfe says the focus at Mavericks High is not a vocational charter school. The curriculum is tailored to each student’s needs, whether its job skills or preparation for college or a military career. (0:52)

Wolfe says colleges should not look at a degree from Mavericks High any differently than a degree from one of Pinellas County's other public schools. (0:45)

January 30, 2009
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