Recent University Beat episodes
STARS (January 6, 2008)
STARS, or "Students Tutoring And Role-modeling Students," is the brainchild of USF's Medical School Class of 2010, and pairs them with middle school students at Tampa's Carl Sagan Academy. University Beat joins the Sagan students on a visit to USF's Medical School on "Shooting STARS Day."
Military Leadership Center (December 31, 2007)
USF has opened its newest building on the Tampa Campus, C. W. Bill Young Hall. The high-tech structure will house the Joint Military Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs, promoting interaction between the service branches. University Beat takes you to the opening ceremony, where the man who the building is named after, Congressman C.W. Bill Young, received quite a surprise.
Immigration Forum (December 24, 2007)
The Academy for Lifelong Learning at USF Sarasota-Manatee recently hosted a forum on one of the most controversial and important issues of our time - immigration. University Beat talks to keynote speaker, Political Science Professor Herbert Waltzer, about immigration - both legal and illegal - and how America needs to address the problems surrounding the subject.
Water Crisis (December 17, 2007)
USF's Patel Center for Global Solutions recently welcomed Robert Adamski, special advisor to the United Nations for the non-profit group "Water for People," for a presentation on an issue that affects billions of people worldwide - the lack of safe drinking water.
University Lecture Series (December 10, 2007)
University Beat takes a look at the University Lecture Series which brings speakers, both the famous and the not-so-famous, to USF to talk to students, faculty and the community about issues and information. In addition, we unveil the Series' line-up of speakers for Spring 2008, which some ULS officials are calling the best one ever.
Caffeine-Alzheimer's (December 3, 2007)
The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute continues looking into caffeine's effects on the disease, and after trials of the compound showed great promise in mice, clinical trials in humans are now underway. University Beat attended a recent seminar at the Byrd Center where scientists shared the latest information on their research with the public.