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Afghan School Supplies (December 14, 2009)
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...

 
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...

 
African American Oral History Project / Interns in Wonderland (December 7, 2009)
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 “...

 
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...

 
African American Oral History Project (November 30, 2009)
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 “...

 
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...

 
Student Tutors (re-broadcast) / Hispanic Education Conversation (November 23, 2009)
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 (...

 
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...

 
Veterans Therapy (Re-broadcast) (November 15, 2009)
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...

 
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...

 
Unstoppable / Grave Mapping (November 8, 2009)
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...

 
Displaced gravestone at the cemetery near 22nd & Hillsborough in Tampa.
Grave Mapping

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...

 
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