Recent University Beat episodes
Refugee Photos (October 5, 2008)
University Beat focuses in on "From There to Here," a photography exhibit on the lives of Bay area refugee youth. However, this exhibit is different in that the sixteen teens and one six-year-old aren't the subjects of the pictures - they're the photographers, capturing what their new lives - all their struggles, triumphs and hopes - are like. The exhibit runs until October 17 in the Main Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Hair (September 28, 2008)
USF's School of Theatre and Dance is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Hair" by presenting the musical October 2-5 and 8-12. University Beat takes you to a rehearsal and introduces you to three of the play's leads and the director-choreographer. Even though none of them are over the age of 26, they think their version of "Hair" can reach a contemporary audience as easily as the original did.
Service to the Nation (September 21, 2008)
USF's Joint Military Science Leadership Center recently hosted Lt. General Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, who spoke to ROTC students about current military operations and the world they face as they prepare to enter the armed forces. University Beat speaks to General Dempsey and officials from USF and the Joint Military Science Leadership Center about "service to the nation."
Prosthetics-Rock Climbing (September 14, 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.
Tools for Schools (September 7, 2008)
About three hundred young people in Tampa's University Area Community have new school supplies, thanks to the generosity of the USF students, faculty and staff who participated in the "Tools for Schools" drive. University Beat takes you to one of the collection sites and the event where the supplies were handed out to tell you the story.
New Marshall Center (August 31, 2008)
USF Tampa's new school year brings with it the new Marshall Student Center, the first 'real' student union in the campus' over fifty year history. University Beat takes you on a tour of the new four story facility that boasts expanded offices and services for USF's students, faculty and staff.