Recent University Beat episodes
Prosthetics-Rock Climbing (December 29, 2008)
Researchers at the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, backed by a one million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education, are looking at the best prosthetics that amputees can use in such activities as rock climbing and kayaking - 'extreme sports' that are being used more and more as rehabilitation activities. University Beat takes you to a test session and introduces you to two champion rock climbers who have scaled to great heights in both competition and in life.
Perlman Music Program (December 22, 2008)
USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus is once again hosting world-renowned violinist and composer Itzhak Perlman and his "Perlman Music Program." This week's University Beat speaks to the Maestro himself about the two week Winter Residency, where over thirty young, gifted musicians from around the globe are taking part in a series of classes and lessons, as well as recitals and performances that are open to the public.
Memory Screening Day (December 15, 2008)
Three of USF's memory disorder operations have come together as the USF Alzheimer's Comprehensive Clincal Care Center. This week's University Beat takes you to the Center's inaugural "Memory Screening Day" and shows you how clinicians help one woman worried about how forgetful she's becoming.
Green Building Conversation (December 8, 2008)
USF is continuing its efforts to become more environmentally friendly, and students are leading the way, both through their words and their actions. This week's University Beat listens in on the second annual "Conversation on Green Building," where students and administrators met with government and private sector leaders to discuss USF's commitment to sustainability
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.