Recent University Beat episodes
Student Filmmakers (August 18, 2008)
USF is about 2500 miles from Hollywood, California, but two students are getting attention for the award-winning short films and videos that they're making right here on campus. University Beat introduces you to Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman and their film, "Focus," which won "Best Picture" honors in the Campus MovieFest's USF and statewide competitions.
Positive Youth Development (August 11, 2008)
The USF Collaborative for Children, Families and Communities once again brought in a group of Bay Area teenagers to serve as summer research interns-and the nine young investigators turned to their peers to find out their thoughts about Tampa's inclusion on America's Promise Alliance's list of the "One Hundred Best Communities for Young People."
Green Tea Study (August 4, 2008)
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa Campus is leading a multi-center study to determine the effectiveness of a drug derived from green tea in slowing or even stopping the progression of prostate cancer. All they need is 240 men who have high-grade PIN, a precursor for the disease, to serve as test subjects.
General Surgery Summer Program (July 28, 2008)
The USF Division of General Surgery's Academic Summer Program offers undergraduate students who want to get into medicine a chance to determine if they've got the right stuff for the job. During the intensive three month program, students from around the country (not just USF) shadow USF surgeons while also contributing to presentations and published research - giving them that 'something extra' for their transcripts that medical schools love. University Beat follows this summer's class - the largest group ever - into the lab, their weekly research meeting, and the exam rooms of Tampa General Hospital.
Upward Bound (July 21, 2008)
After a brief hiatus due to funding shortfalls, Upward Bound, a national program that helps low income and "first in their family" students get into college, has returned to USF. University Beat takes you to USF Upward Bound's summer program, where we see how the next generation of a family with long-standing ties to both USF and Upward Bound is helping students realize their dreams.
Dementia Device (July 14, 2008)
A USF professor has developed a new tracking system that identifies people who may be at risk for dementia by analyzing their patterns of movement. University Beat takes you to a local living facility where the device is being tested out on residents - a possible application that may help keep patients safe.