Recent University Beat episodes
SCUBAnauts (June 9, 2008)
University Beat jumps into Tampa Bay on a training mission with SCUBAnauts International, a locally based group that teaches teenagers about diving and the science related to it. The organization, which receives support from volunteers and groups around the country, including USF's College of Marine Science, has picked up a number of honors recently, including a Presidential award and a place on a space shuttle mission.
Men's Depression (June 2, 2008)
University Beat speaks with Dr. Francisco Fernandez, the chairman of USF's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, about depression, an almost taboo subject with many people, particularly men. Dr. Fernandez is one of four national experts appearing in "Men Get Depression," a documentary produced by State of the Art, Inc. and aired in May on WUSF and other PBS stations.
High-Tech Mobility (May 26, 2008)
Thanks to a three-pronged approach, student engineers at USF are coming up with the latest in high-tech assisted mobility devices that help the disabled be more independent. University Beat rolls in on the Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program, the Capstone Mechanical Engineering Course and "Rehab Ideas," a company formed to help students bring their designs to market.
Going Green Expo (May 19, 2008)
Green isn't just one of USF's school colors, it's also the direction the university is taking with the signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. President Judy Genshaft (right) signed the agreement at the recent "Going Green Tampa Bay Expo," where Bay area businesses and residents got a chance to learn about the newest energy saving ideas and devices. University Beat takes you to the Expo and tells you more about USF's commitment to become more "sustain-a-Bull."
Impact Sight (May 12, 2008)
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and a meteor crashing into a building...they're all parts of "Impact Sight," an art exhibition taking place on USF's Tampa campus through May 24. University Beat speaks to artist Cameron Gainer and takes you to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens and any other surprising locations where the unexpected is making an appearance.
Estonian President (May 5, 2008)
USF's College of Business recently received a visit from Estonian President Toomas Ilves. University Beat was one of only two Bay area news programs to speak to the President about what can be learned from his country, which has used the internet to become one of Europe's up-and-coming economic powers.