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USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen (September 2, 2013)
USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Dr. Arthur Guilford addresses the inaugural freshmen class

For the first time in its almost forty year history, undergraduate freshmen will be attending University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event welcoming the newest members of the Bulls family.

 
The USF Sarasota-Manatee inaugural freshmen class

Most people don’t realize it, but for nearly all of its almost forty year history, USF Sarasota-Manatee has been an “upper division transfer university,” meaning it only accepted juniors, seniors and master’s students.
That’s all changed...

 
Ataxia Research / Chemo Brain Study (August 26, 2013)
Natchez Hanson & USF Ataxia Research Center Dir., Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz

We're taking a look at some of the work being done at the USF Ataxia Research Center, particularly in a clinical trial of a drug that might become the first approved treatment for Freidreich's ataxia. University Beat on WUSF TV also introduces...

 
Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for volunteers for a study on “chemo brain”— subtle but long-term changes in a cancer patient’s thinking and memory that may be a result of their treatment. But as we’ll find out on this week’s University Beat,...

 
Ataxia Research (August 19, 2013)
Natchez Hanson & USF Ataxia Research Center Dir., Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz

We're taking a look at some of the work being done at the USF Ataxia Research Center, particularly in a clinical trial of a drug that might become the first approved treatment for Freidreich's ataxia. University Beat on WUSF TV also introduces...

 
"Patient panel" at last year's USF ARC-FARA Friedreich's ataxia symposium. Natchez Hanson is second from left. (courtesy USF Health)

Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare, debilitating neuro-muscular disease that slowly robs a person of their strength and ability to walk - and at this time, there’s no approved treatment for the disease.
USF is the lead site on a national...

 
Caregiver Heart Health / Life Origins-Meteorite (rebroadcast) (August 12, 2013)
CareAlert system (right) and one of the sleep therapy studies (photo courtesy USF Health)

The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
Rock from the Archean eon (2.5 to 4 billion years ago) found in Australia analyzed for phosphorus (courtesy Matthew Pasek)

This week’s University Beat rebroadcast introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites....

 
Caregiver Heart Health (August 5, 2013)
CareAlert system (right) and one of the sleep therapy studies (photo courtesy USF Health)

The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
Dr. Meredeth Rowe (left) shows one of the CareAlert room monitors (courtesy USF Health)

Some who serve as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating memory diseases like Alzheimer’s find their own health affected by years of round-the-clock worry and vigilance. USF’s College of Nursing is conducting a two-part clinical study: one...

 
Bridge to Success / Indino (July 29, 2013)
Students in the USFSP "Bridge to Success" summer class learn about sea life at Ft. DeSoto Park

USF St. Petersburg students and teachers are working closely with youngsters and teachers from Fairmount Park Elementary School in using hands-on science learning to help them build a ‘bridge to success.’ On University Beat, you can see some of...

 
USF alum, Indino Founder/President Luis Batista, with his app
Indino

Barely a year out of college, Luis Batista took a huge chance by quitting his job at a Tampa financial firm to follow a dream. The USF alum is getting close to the realization of his goal, with the launch of “Indino” (pronounced “in da know”), a...

 
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