Recent University Beat episodes
Coastal Cities Summit (January 26, 2009)
USF St. Petersburg recently hosted scientists, policy makers and other experts from around the U.S. and almost thirty other countries at the "Coastal Cities Summit." University Beat brings you to St. Petersburg Beach for the summit, where the water-related values and vulnerabilities of areas like Tampa Bay were the topic of discussion.
Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center (January 19, 2009)
In an effort to help foster research and understanding of genocide, as well as hopefully one day end it, USF Libraries has created the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center. University Beat takes you to the Center to examine its archives, which include access to a collection of nearly 52-thousand video testimonies from Holocaust survivors, rescuers and war crimes trials participants.
HIV Clinical Research (January 12, 2009)
Since 1995, USF's Division of Infectious Disease and the Florida Department of Health have been working together to find the best treatment and diagnostic tools for HIV and AIDS. This week's University Beat brings you to the Clinical Research Unit to talk to the researchers who are conducting dozens of studies and the patients who are benefiting from them.
Digital Media in Health Care (January 5, 2009)
USF Health is on the cutting edge in using digital media, like iTunes U and mobile devices, to both serve its patients and educate its students better. This week’s University Beat takes you to a recent USF and Apple co-produced Leadership Symposium that showed more than two-hundred participants from around the world the latest technology and the ways they can use it in health care.
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.