Recent University Beat episodes
ResearchOne (December 1, 2008)
In fiscal 2007-2008, USF received 360 million dollars in research funds...so far in the new fiscal year, that amount is 171 million, with 400 million dollars being a distinct possibility for the full year. This week's University Beat focuses on "ResearchOne," a weeklong celebration of the people and work bringing that money and attention to USF.
International Festival (November 24, 2008)
USF recognizes the rich diversity of its student population with the Ninth Annual "International Festival," a celebration of over forty foreign countries that students hail from. University Beat takes you to this year's festivities, which also mark the 30th anniversary of USF's English Language Institute.
Accessi-BULL (November 17, 2008)
USF's first ever "Accessi-BULL," a two day event designed to raise awareness and educate the University and the community about people with disabilities, took place in October. University Beat takes you to "Accessi-BULL" to find out how USF assists its growing population of disabled students.
Nature vs. Nurture Study (November 10, 2008)
USF is joining the ranks of Yale, Johns Hopkins and UCLA by taking part in the National Institute of Health's three-point-two billion dollar "National Children's Study." The study will follow 100-thousand children around the country from before birth to the age of 21 to see the effect the interaction of genes and the environment has on their health.
Washington's Home (November 3, 2008)
In work that's received attention from media around the world, USF History Professor Philip Levy serves as co-director of the archaeological project that's discovered the remains of George Washington's boyhood Virginia home. University Beat takes you to Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA, for a look at the immense and historic task undertaken by Professor Levy and The George Washington Foundation.
VSA arts (October 27, 2008)
VSA arts of Florida, an affiliate of USF's College of Education, is part of a national group that helps people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. University Beat takes you to a recent performance of the Florida Orchestra, where a pair of extraordinary teenage musicians who won the VSAFL's "2008 Young Soloist Program" showcased their talents.