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Small Business Development (July 25, 2010)
One-on-one consulting session at the USF Small Business Development Center

With the American economy still in recovery mode, small businesses are struggling to survive just as much as their larger counterparts, if not more so. The University of South Florida is trying to help these vital companies through its Small...

 
USF Small Business Development Center seminar

USF’s Small Business Development Center has helped almost 170-thousand small businesses around West Central Florida start, grow, and expand over its thirty year history. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM shows you how the Center is...

 
USF-Gulf Oil Research (July 18, 2010)
Dolphins jumping through the wake of the R/V Weatherbird II

This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV wraps up a special three-part series that takes you aboard the R/V Weatherbird II with a team of oceanographers from USF's College of Marine Science. This time, we meet oceanographers and engineers who’ve...

 
A bird with oil on his wings lands on the R/V Weatherbird II (photo courtesy George Guthro)

This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM once again takes you aboard the research vessel, Weatherbird II. Producer Mark Schreiner introduces you to USF oceanographers and crew members of the Weatherbird II who've visited the Horizon...

 
USF-Gulf Oil Research (July 11, 2010)
USF researchers from the Weatherbird II working on a sensor buoy in the Gulf of Mexico

This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV is the second of a three-part series that takes you aboard the R/V Weatherbird II with a team of oceanographers from USF's College of Marine Science on a recent trip into the Gulf that focused on the tools...

 
Oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico as observed by the crew of the Weatherbird II in May (photo courtesy George Guthro)

WUSF’s University Beat producer Mark Schreiner joined oceanographers and engineers from USF’s College of Marine Science aboard the research vessel Weatherbird II on a recent four-day mission into the Gulf of Mexico. This week’s...

 
USF-Oil Spill Research Part 1/ Friday Lecture Series (July 4, 2010)
USF R/V Weatherbird II

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...

 
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio addresses the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's "Friday Lecture Series."

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...

 
Bringing Science Home / "UnspOILed" (June 27, 2010)
Bringing Science Home Exec. Dir. Nicole Johnson, parents & Student Advisory Panel members

This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes a closer look at USF Health’s new initiative “Bringing Science Home” through the eyes of the people who formed it and the patients who will both be served by the project and help direct it.

 
Cover of the book, "UnspOILed."
"UnspOILed"

Last fall, in response to the move to eliminate the off-shore oil drilling ban, a group of Florida authors began work on an anthology of stories and poems about the Gulf of Mexico. Now, in light of the Gulf oil disaster, UnspOILed, which features...

 
Bringing Science Home (June 20, 2010)
Bringing Science Home Exec. Dir. Nicole Johnson, parents & Student Advisory Panel members

This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes a closer look at USF Health’s new initiative “Bringing Science Home” through the eyes of the people who formed it and the patients who will both be served by the project and help direct it.

 
USF Health's new initiative, Bringing Science Home

USF Health has a very ambitious plan: transforming the way people with chronic illness live their lives, and they’ve received a very ambitious gift of almost six million dollars to help make that dream a reality. This week’s University Beat on...

 
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