Recent University Beat episodes
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.
KnowHow2Go (July 7, 2008)
University Beat profiles "KnowHow2GO," a national campaign that helps young people take on the difficult process of preparing for college, from finding the right school to being able to afford it. The effort's local chapter, which is based at USF, recently held an informational "pep rally" for students.
Jazz Composers' Symposium (June 30, 2008)
University Beat takes you to the 2008 International Jazz Composers' Symposium, hosted by USF's Center for Jazz Composition, where we speak to Center Director Chuck Owen and guest artists/speakers, jazz greats Bill Holman and Jim McNeely.
Children-Skin Cancer (June 23, 2008)
University Beat takes a look at "Sun Protection for Florida's Children," a National Cancer Institute-funded project of USF's Department of Family Medicine to determine how information and intervention can help protect children from skin cancer.
Cancer Caregivers (June 16, 2008)
University Beat previews the “Caring For The Caregiver” event taking place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus, Saturday, June 28. The program is open to anyone caring for a cancer patient, and will focus on how the disease affects not just the patient, but also the people around them.